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What To Do If Your Car Is Damaged by an Ice Storm

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 Weather Damage: How to Protect Your Vehicle

Winter weather in Minnesota is notoriously harsh and can quickly damage your vehicle—but only if you let it. Since winter is officially here, now is the time to be diligent about protecting and maintaining your vehicle’s exterior. At Minnetonka Collision, we know winter vehicle maintenance can be a pain, but we also know that neglecting it can result in expensive damage and repairs. To help you better protect your car or truck throughout the season, make sure you implement the following protective measures:

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Fender Bender? Internal Damage You May Not See

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.

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High Mileage Vehicles: 5 Maintenance Tips

If you own a high-mileage vehicle, you know it requires more extensive maintenance than a newer car or truck. Many high-mileage vehicle owners focus solely on maintaining the internal working components, but the exterior of an older vehicle requires the same level of care and protection. At Minnetonka Collision, we want you to get the most life possible out of your vehicle, which is why we offer industry-leading auto body repair and maintenance services. Curious about what you can do to take great care of your car or truck? Check out our brief guide on caring for the exterior of your high-mileage vehicle.

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Is it Worth it to Fix a Fender Bender?

The term ‘fender-bender’ is a loose term referring to a minor accident that happens to the front or rear of your car. Hard, metal fenders are located on each end of your vehicle to minimize impact when your vehicle collides with another car. Therefore, if the impact is minimal, we should only have to repair the fender and other immediate areas when you bring your car to our service center. The damage on the car should not keep the car from being operational in most situations. However, we do suggest that you call us to tow your car to the shop to prevent any further damage from happening. Our towing service is available 24/7.

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What Are the Advantages of Paintless Dent Repair?

Repairing dents in your vehicle doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll need to pay for a touchup paint job. Click to learn about paintless dent repair and its advantages over traditional dent fix techniques.

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5 Essential Steps for Handling Hail Damage

Has your vehicle suffered hail damage? Learn how to navigate the auto body repair process successfully from the experts at Minnetonka Collision.

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What to Look For In a Trustworthy Auto Body Repair Shop

To say auto body repair shops get a bad rap is an understatement. Unfortunately, far too many shops are more than willing to cheat you out of your hard-earned cash—if you don’t know what to watch for, that is. At Minnetonka Collision, we pride ourselves on our commitment to honest, transparent, high-quality auto body repair, and superior customer service. But not every shop takes pride in their work the way we do. If you’re on the hunt for a shop you can trust to handle your high-end vehicle, here are three non-negotiable traits to look for:

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Top 5 Common Causes Of Auto Body Damage

One of the best ways to protect your vehicle against auto body damage is to be aware of what can cause it. The experts at Minnetonka Collision detail a few of the most common reasons vehicle owners require auto body repairs.

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Static vs. Dynamic ADAS Calibration: What’s the Difference?

Does your vehicle have advanced safety features like adaptive light control, collision warnings, or lane departure warnings? These are just a few of the many types of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that most newer-model vehicles come equipped with. And these assistance systems rely on strategically placed cameras and sensors throughout your vehicle to function properly.

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