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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Handling Hail Damage to Your Vehicle

Making mistakes when your vehicle needs hail damage repairs can cost several thousand dollars. Click to learn what you need to know about handling auto body repairs when your vehicle suffers hail-related damage.

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How Electric Vehicles Are Changing the Auto Body Industry

Over the last few years, independent auto body repair shops in Minnesota and throughout the United States have seen close to a 90% increase in electric vehicles coming in for service. And these vehicles, which include both battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), are affecting the way collision repair shops work.

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How Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Affect Repair Costs

If you own a car or truck equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), you should know that if your vehicle ever needs auto body repairs, those ADAS features can increase the cost of service. Let’s take a look at why vehicles with ADAS safety features cost more to repair and what you can expect in terms of increased expenses.

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What Are OEM Car Parts?

If you take your car to a dealership for collision repairs, you know they’ll use the same parts that were originally installed on your vehicle. But if you bring your vehicle to an independent auto body repair shop for body work, you may end up with either OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts or aftermarket parts. Ultimately, the type of parts you have installed on your automobile is largely up to you — or your insurance company in some cases — so which type should you get?

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3 Things to Know About Auto Body Repairs for Your EV

If you own an electric vehicle that needs a minor dent fix or major collision repairs, it’s important to understand that you can’t take your automobile to just any auto body repair shop. Why not? Because not every independent collision repair center is equipped to perform repairs on electric vehicles. And if you go to one of those shops for an estimate, you’ll likely get turned down.

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What Is Paintless Dent Repair? Will It Work on My Vehicle?

Does your vehicle have minor dents and dings? Have you been thinking about repairs, but find cost a deterrent? Fortunately for you, paintless dent repair may be just what you’re looking for. At Minnetonka Collision, we provide PDR services for vehicles that have suffered minor auto body damage. It’s quick, convenient, and can restore your vehicle’s exterior to its former, flawless glory. How do you know if PDR is the right choice for you? We’ve put together a quick guide below.

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3 Ways Your Parking Habits Endanger Your Vehicle

Do you practice defensive driving? What about defensive parking? Just as you avoid potentially hazardous situations on the road, you should also avoid them when parking. If you’re not in the habit of parking proactively to avoid auto body damage, there’s no better time to change your ways than now. Our auto body repair specialists as Minnetonka Collision explain how your current parking habits may be putting your vehicle in danger.

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Minnetonka Collision’s Fender Bender Solutions

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.

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Fender Bender? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’ve been driving for any length of time, chances are you’ve heard the term fender bender thrown around. But what exactly is a fender bender? In essence, it’s exactly what it sounds like: minor damage to a vehicle’s fender. However, lots of folks use the term fender bender to refer to minor collisions of any type.

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What Are the Advantages of Paintless Dent Repair?

So, you’re dealing with dents in the body of your vehicle. Are you apprehensive about getting them fixed because you’re worried about expensive, time-consuming repairs? At Minnetonka Collision, we’ve got some good news: Paintless dent repair may be an option for you, depending on the extent of the body damage.

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