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.
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Winter is just around the corner here in Minneapolis. That means snow and ice can threaten your car throughout the season. If you discover your car has ice damage, then bring it to Minnetonka Collision Center. Our Minnesota certified technicians can fix your vehicle's outer surface no matter how extensive the damage is from an ice incident.
Hailstorms can cause some significant damage to your vehicle in a very short period. When it happens, it can catch you off-guard. So what do you do after your car has been pelted by hail? Here is our step-by-step guide to help you.
A storm can cause a lot of damage to your vehicle. Hail can leave dings and dents in the car, high water levels can damage water underneath the carriage of the car, and debris flying around in high winds can chip, crack or break your windows...the list goes on. If your car has been through a storm and you suspect there may be damage or you can see the damage, you may be wondering what steps a collision center, such as Minnetonka Collision in Plymouth, MN, takes to ensure all of the damage is spotted and repaired. Here are the steps that are followed when checking for and repairing car storm damage:
Hail can be damaging to the body of your vehicle. The amount of damage that is caused depends on the size of the hail and how fast it fell onto your car. If your car has dents or dings in it from hail, you will likely want your car repaired. Hail damage can affect the appearance of your car and the value. There are three techniques that are typically used to repair hail damage, depending on the severity of the damage. Here are the three techniques that we use at Minnetonka Collision.
Bad weather and hail can change the aesthetic of your entire vehicle, impacting everything from your paintjob and windshield to your door panels. Hail can even wreak havoc on the interior of your vehicle, if the storm is intense or your convertible top is down. Below are some examples of how solid precipitation can damage your vehicle.
A rainstorm might not be dangerous, but prolonged exposure to harsh weather can damage your car’s exterior. There’s at least one damaging weather element in your area, whether it’s rain, wind or snow. If it’s cold outside, you’d better double-check your vehicle. If your area experiences high temperatures, you’re in the same boat. Check out the five most common weather-related vehicle damage factors below, and safeguard your ride from impending storms.
There are a number of ways a car can flood. You may have driven through a puddle that you did not realize was so deep, left your window opened during a storm, or your car may have been damaged when streets in your area flooded. Regardless of how it happened, you may wonder what happens next. If your car floods, it is important to get your vehicle to an auto body repair shop as quickly as possible. This could be the difference between water setting in and causing substantial amounts of damage that cause your car to be totaled or the vehicle being able to be restored. Here are the steps an automotive repair shop will take to restore a flooded car.
Fleet services although similar can vary a bit from maintenance and repair of your personal daily driver. The major difference is the sheer number of vehicles in a corporate fleet and the stresses they endure from multiple drivers and driving styles. It is commonly known for single driver cars to typically be in a better state of repair after the same amount of mileage and driving time. A body shop with proven experience working with fleet vehicles understands the differences and how the vehicles are an important part of not just your daily life but integral to the success of your business.