Posted on 8/5/2019 2:41 PM By Minnetonka Collision
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.
Posted on 6/10/2019 9:13 AM By Minnetonka Collision
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.
Posted on 5/20/2019 11:19 AM By Minnetonka Collision
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.
Posted on 2/18/2019 8:09 AM By Minnetonka Collision
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.
Posted on 10/22/2018 4:00 AM By Minnetonka Collision
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.
Posted on 10/9/2017 4:00 AM By Minnetonka Collision
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.
Posted on 5/8/2017 4:00 AM By 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.
Posted on 4/10/2017 4:00 AM By Minnetonka Collision
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.