If you’re the unfortunate victim of a fender bender, you may be considering leaving your dents unrepaired. After all, what kind of issues can a dented bumper or fender possibly cause? At Minnetonka Collision, we know many vehicle owners believe fender bender repairs are wholly unnecessary. Unfortunately, though, even minor damage that goes unrepaired can snowball into larger issues down the road. So if you’re thinking about leaving that dent in your bumper, think again. Here are the top reasons you should always take your car to a qualified auto body repair shop after a fender bender.
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If you’re a business owner who relies on a group of vehicles to conduct your day-to-day operations, you know just how important a fully functional fleet is. As the (literal) driving force behind your business, your fleet brings in substantial revenue; you can’t afford to lose out on profits because one or more of your vehicles is down. From rental cars to police vehicles, delivery vans to cabs, at Minnetonka Collision, we service them all. Here’s how we’ve earned our reputation for excellence in the Twin Cities area:
Statistically, you’re more likely to be involved in a traffic accident after dark. How much more likely? According to the National Safety Council, three times more likely. As Daylight Saving Time comes to a close, and sunlight gradually occupies fewer of our waking hours, the chances of involvement in a fender bender or more severe collision only grow. And, if you’re routinely out and about burning that midnight oil, the likelihood of experiencing an accident increases further. According to the National Safety Council, most nighttime vehicular accidents occur between the hours of midnight and 3 a.m., primarily due to substance impairment or sleep deprivation. What should you do if you’re the victim of a late-night accident? The professionals at Minnetonka Collision explain:
In Minnesota, we like to joke that there are only two seasons: winter, and road construction. And since it’s not quite winter, that means we’re deep in the middle of road construction season. While long lines of backed-up traffic can make your daily commute a tedious task, that’s not the only annoyance road construction season brings. Damage to your vehicle’s exterior can make a tedious drive even more frustrating. If you must drive through a construction zone, it’s important to modify your driving habits to protect your ride. Here with a few tips on how to avoid auto body damage in construction zones are the auto body experts at Minnetonka Collision.
So you had a fender bender—no worries, right? It’s just a minor dent that’ll be fixed in a flash, right? Perhaps not. When most people get into a fender bender situation, they assume the only damage incurred is cosmetic—but that isn’t always the case. Even a minor accident can cause small internal issues, that if not taken care of promptly, can snowball into much larger problems.
Your vehicle should be a thing of pride, and this is shown by a perfect exterior surface. This is why it's so annoying when something causes that surface to be dented. Every time you look at your car, your eyes will travel to that dent and it'll irk you to no end. Even worse, you'll automatically imagine that everyone else is only looking at the dent, too—and depending on where the flaw is, that might actually be the case.
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.
We aren't perfect, and sometimes fender bender accidents happen. We can bump into another car or object and cause slight damage to our vehicles. Fender benders should be repaired quickly to prevent further damage to our cars. Not only are fender bender accidents unsightly, but they can leave your car susceptible to further damage if left unfixed. Luckily, our trained auto body professionals have a wide range of services and techniques to help repair damage sustained from a fender bender.
Any auto accident is a scary and stressful time. No matter which way you look at it, auto accidents can eat up your valuable time. Car insurance claims can become difficult and muddied, especially if another driver is at fault. Our team at Minnetonka Collision is here to help. Below are some valuable tips and suggestions to help handle insurance claims.
Any time you are in an auto accident it can be scary and confusing. Not only has your life been disrupted, but now you have to worry about the tiny details surrounding transportation logistics. Finding a good auto body shop with a concierge is worth its weight in gold. Luckily, Minnetonka Collision offers unparalleled concierge services to help ease your mind and get your life back on track.
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