When you own a vehicle, incidental damage is nearly unavoidable. Unless you keep it safely tucked away in your garage, you’re sure to notice scratches, dents, and dings eventually. What you may not have noticed, however, is where those damages originated. Just about everywhere you drive, your vehicle is at risk for damage, both large and small. But did you know that everyday things like rain, sun, and dirt can damage your car’s exterior? At Minnetonka Collision, we know how important it is that you keep your vehicle in top condition. That's why we provide comprehensive, high-quality repairs, both big and small.


1. Road Construction

We all know how frustrating road construction can be. What’s even more frustrating is the fact that it can easily damage your vehicle’s exterior. Many construction sites contain gravel, dust, and other forms of debris. Flying or falling objects can easily chip your car’s paint, create dents and even crack your windshield. At Minnetonka Collision, our ASE-certified technicians expertly repair dents, chips, and dings. You’ll never know the difference when we’ve finished with your auto body repair.


2. Infrequent Washing

Regular washing is necessary to protect your car's exterior. If you live near salt water or in a snow-prone area, regular washing is especially important. Frequent cleaning prevents the buildup of damaging minerals, salt, and dirt. While these may not seem like potential hazards, over time, buildup can ruin your car’s paint job. Rust and corrosion can quickly spread throughout your vehicle’s exterior, especially if you park on the street. No matter how extensive the damage, Minnetonka Collision can repair it. Whether that means parts replacement or restoring a small area, we’ve got you covered.


3. Weather

Snow, hail, sun, and even rain can present a hazard for your vehicle’s exterior. Hail can easily cause dents and scratches, but would you imagine that daily weather can be damaging, too? Sun and heat cause fading and cracking, while excessive snow and rain contain minerals that can cause corrosion and staining. If you don’t park your vehicle in the garage, it’s at risk. Fortunately, our highly skilled team can flawlessly repair hail damage, corrosion, scratches, and staining. Your vehicle will look good as new!


4. Public Parking

Have you ever approached your vehicle and noticed a dent that wasn’t there when you parked it? You might be the safest driver in the world, but there’s no guarantee someone else won’t hit your car. If you park on the street, in an open lot, or in a parking garage, your car is at risk. Whether your car was side-swiped, lost a rearview mirror or just got a tiny door dent, we can fix it.


5. Birds and Bugs

Dead bugs and bird excrement are highly acidic. When they take up residence on your car’s exterior, they can quickly damage your paint. Park under a tree or go on a long road trip and you’ll surely find some leftovers when you get home. When you do, it’s important to remove them quickly to avoid damaging your vehicle’s paint. Wash your car as soon as possible, and for the more stubborn leftovers, try using a bug and tar remover.



Comprehensive Auto Body Repair in Minneapolis

At Minnetonka Collision, we know how important it is to keep your vehicle in top condition. Whether you’re dealing with scratches, dents, dings or staining, we have a solution for you. Our ASE certified technicians take pride in restoring your vehicle’s flawless exterior and providing excellent customer service. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an estimate, call us at 763-230-7805, or you can message us on our contact page.