Winter weather in Minnesota is notoriously harsh and can quickly damage your vehicle—but only if you let it. Since winter is officially here, now is the time to be diligent about protecting and maintaining your vehicle’s exterior. At Minnetonka Collision, we know winter vehicle maintenance can be a pain, but we also know that neglecting it can result in expensive damage and repairs. To help you better protect your car or truck throughout the season, make sure you implement the following protective measures:
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When a storm damages your vehicle, the resulting dents and breakage follow a pattern that is much different from that of a regular car accident. Often, the damage is concentrated on the upward-facing parts of the car, such as the roof, hood, and trunk lid. You may also have parts sheared right off the vehicle. The mirrors are some of the most susceptible, but your bumpers and header panels are also vulnerable.
As the weather continues to grow more unpredictable, heavy storms continue to be a common occurrence. Storms can bring damaging winds, hail, and torrential downpours. While you should always try to have your vehicle inside during a storm, we understand this is not always possible. Below, let's examine some possible ways your car can become damaged during a storm.
Wind, rain, and wild weather threaten your vehicle's finish every day. In extreme cases, violent weather can even break windows and mirrors and cause ugly dents on your exterior. Use these tips to reduce the effects of unstable weather patterns on your vehicle's exterior.
Ice storms can cause a tremendous amount of damage to your vehicle in several ways. First, it can cause sizable dents in the car upon impact if it falls from the roof or a tree. Second, during the freezing or melting process, ice can produce cracks or dings in the paint. Third, ice crystals can bang up against the car while you’re driving and penetrate the surface. In any case, bring your car to Minnetonka Collision Center for an auto body repair. Our ASE certified mechanics will give your car a thorough inspection and make the necessary repairs to fully restore the body.
Ice and snow have the potential to cause thousands of dollars of damage to your vehicle. If your car is suffering from extensive damage, bring it to Minnetonka Collision for an estimate and repairs. The sooner we repair the damage, the less the repair will cost.
So, if you discover your car has ice damage, then bring it to Minnetonka Collision Center. Our Minnesota-certified technicians can repair your vehicle's surface no matter how extensive the damage is from an ice incident. To schedule service, contact us today at 763-230-7805.
If your car was damaged in a hailstorm, your best option is to take it to an auto body shop as soon as possible. A certified technician can inspect your car and make the necessary repairs. If you wait to fix the car, the damage will progressively get worse.
When you own a vehicle, incidental damage is nearly unavoidable. Unless you keep it safely tucked away in your garage, you’re sure to notice scratches, dents, and dings eventually. What you may not have noticed, however, is where those damages originated. Just about everywhere you drive, your vehicle is at risk for damage, both large and small. But did you know that everyday things like rain, sun, and dirt can damage your car’s exterior? At Minnetonka Collision, we know how important it is that you keep your vehicle in top condition. That's why we provide comprehensive, high-quality repairs, both big and small.
Paintless dent repair (PDR) is a method we use for removing small dents, scratches, and dings from your car. This technique is especially useful for eliminating hail damage dents from the metal panels of your vehicle. Minnetonka Collision Center specializes in paintless dent repair for cars, trucks, and SUVs. If you have a small dent anywhere on your automobile, bring it to our auto body shop, and we can smooth the surface out in no time.