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Avoid Auto Body Repairs With These 6 Safe Winter Driving Tips

Want to reduce your risk of a collision and requisite auto body repairs this winter? Then you’ll definitely want to check out these wintertime driving pointers from the experts at Minnetonka Collision Center.

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How to Protect Your Vehicle From Rust This Winter

If you’ve lived in Minnesota for a while, you’ve probably heard road salt is bad for your vehicle. But do you know why? Because sodium chloride speeds up the rust-development process by reacting with the iron that forms your vehicle, the moisture sitting on that iron, and the oxygen in the surrounding atmosphere.

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3 Consequences of Neglecting Dent and Scratch Repairs

Does your vehicle have a few scratches? Perhaps a few minor hail damage dents? If so, those damaged areas need auto body repairs, and the last thing you want to do is neglect them. Why? Because minor body damage makes your vehicle’s paint and paneling more susceptible to further deterioration, and if the damage grows worse, it’ll become costlier to fix.

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Should You Get Collision Coverage to Reduce Auto Body Repair Costs?

If you’ve spent some time driving in the Twin Cities, you know we have some of the worst drivers in the country (check out the proof). And when driving around those drivers is part of your daily routine, your risk of incurring vehicle damage goes through the roof. That’s why collision insurance exists — to protect your wallet in the event your vehicle suffers serious damage caused by an accident.

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4 Tips for Avoiding Winter-Related Paint Damage

When you live in the Twin Cities, taking great care of your vehicle during winter can be challenging. Snow and ice accumulation, along with copious amounts of road salt, can encourage corrosion-related damage to any vehicle’s paint job over the long, snowy months. But if you’re willing to put in a little effort, there are several things you can do to protect your paint job from winter-related damage. Check out our tops tips below!

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Do Vehicle Scratch Repair Kits Actually Work?

Did you recently notice a scratch in your vehicle’s perfect paint job? Frustrating, right? If you’re short on time, you’ve probably considered cutting a corner and fixing the damage with a DIY scratch repair kit rather than taking your vehicle in for auto body repairs. Unfortunately, though, not all commercially available scratch repair kits are created equal. And if you don’t know what you’re doing or you choose a low-quality kit, you could end up doing more harm to your ride than good.

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6 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Auto Body Repair Shop

Finding a quality auto body repair shop can be a struggle. Of course, reading online reviews can certainly make the process easier, but reviews won’t tell you everything you should know about a shop before you turn your vehicle over for repairs.

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Auto Body Repairs: Common Types of Damage & How They’re Fixed

When you own a vehicle, there’s always potential for body damage, but luckily, most types of exterior damage can be repaired by skilled technicians. Take a look below to learn about the most common types of exterior vehicle damage and how auto body repair shops handle restoration in each situation.

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4 Reasons Even Minor Auto Body Repairs Can Be Expensive

Have you ever been involved in a collision? Were you taken aback by the prices detailed on the auto body repair estimates you got? You’re not alone. Many people are surprised to learn just how much even small auto body repairs can cost, but there are several very good reasons those repairs can be pricey.

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Using Insurance to Pay for Auto Body Repairs: Consumer Rights You Need to Know

If you’re ever involved in a collision and find yourself needing major or minor auto body repairs, it’s important to understand your rights when using your insurance policy to pay for service. Knowing those rights will help ensure you get the coverage you deserve (and pay for), your vehicle gets repaired promptly, and most importantly, the repairs are performed to the highest quality standard. Read on to learn what you need to know about consumer collision repair rights.

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