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  • Hazy Headlights? Detailing Tips To Clear Them Up

    When you first bought your car, the headlight covers were clear, crisp, and let the light shine through clearly. As the car ages, the protective coating on those lenses can wear off, leading to scratches, pitting, and hazing on the surface of the headlight lenses. This hinders light transmission, leaving your car's headlights dimmer than you'd probably like. Not to mention, it can look horrible. Here are some tips to help you clear it up and restore that clarity you need from your lights. [Read More]

  • 4 Paint and Body Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Car Looking New and Preserve Its Value

    When you buy a new car, you want to ensure that it stays looking new and that it does not depreciate. In addition to the mechanical maintenance that needs to be done, you also want to do body and paint care to preserve your car's value. Here are some auto body and paint maintenance tips to help preserve the value of your car: 1. Regularly Cleaning to Prevent Scratches and Spot Damage [Read More]

  • 3 Ways To Save Money On Your Vehicle's Body Work

    Auto body repairs are a very common and often expensive issue to have to deal with due to the sheer amount of labor that these types of repairs can require. Listed below are just a few of the available ways to save money on your vehicle's bodywork: Always Keep A Copy Of The Repair Quote The first step to save money on your vehicle's bodywork is always to keep a copy of the repair quote that you have been provided with. [Read More]

  • Considering Installing Vinyl Graphics To Your Auto Body? Don't Make These Costly Mistakes

    Unless you have enough money to order a brand new ride with a custom paint job from the manufacturer, chances are pretty good that your car is going to be pretty much the exact same color as hundreds or thousands of others. To make your car stand out from the pack, adding vinyl graphics is an excellent idea. From pin striping to bold racing stripes on the hood, vinyl body decals are definitely going to put your car in the spotlight. [Read More]

  • Four Fleet Maintenance Tips To Follow

    As a service industry professional, your fleet is one of the most important aspects of your business. Consequently, keeping your fleet in good working condition is imperative. As a business owner, you play the most important role in this process. Keep Detailed Records Make an effort to keep a detailed service record. This is one of the easiest ways to stay on target with your preventive maintenance schedule and it can also make diagnosing a repair issue easier. [Read More]

  • Keep Rust On Your Car At Bay With These Tips

    In addition to being an eyesore, a car that is heavily rusted can leave you needing to have body panels replaced. While your local auto body repair shop can get this job done for you and have your vehicle looking like it's had a makeover, it's ideal to take proactive steps to reduce the likelihood of rust occurring in the first place. While rust will often develop over time, you can perform a series of steps that will put off the arrival of rust or reduce its severity when it finally shows up. [Read More]

  • 3 Signs Your Crane System Is In Need Of Repair

    Cranes are commonly used on construction sites to move heavy objects around from one place to another. However, it is extremely important that the cranes are properly maintained to prevent anyone from getting injured in the workplace. But, how can you possibly know when your crane is going to need repairs and when it is in good working condition? To make sure your crane is properly taken care of, here are three signs to be on the lookout for that signify your crane needs to be maintained right away. [Read More]

  • At The Auto Body Shop After Your First Fender Bender? Here Are Some Things You Should Know

    If this is the first time you've ever been in a minor fender bender with another car, you might expect to go to an auto body shop. However, you might not know what to expect. Use the following tips to make sure that you get your car back quickly and without overspending. Choose Your Own Body Shop You have likely contacted your insurance company to report the accident and get their recommendations for a local body shop, but you have to know that you need not use any of those recommendations. [Read More]

  • Here's What You Need to Know About Aluminum Auto Body Repairs

    A growing trend in auto body technology is manufacturing components out of aluminum rather than steel. As car makers try to build vehicles that are simultaneously lighter and safer, they are adding more aluminum or aluminum-coated exterior components such as hoods and doors. It's not a new concept, but using aluminum for these large parts has traditionally been too expensive for anything but luxury vehicles. However, with improvements in recycling technology it's become more feasible for cars and trucks on the mass market. [Read More]

  • Repairing A Gash In Your Car's Plastic Bumper Cover: What To Expect

    You love the streamlined look on your car, but all it takes is an impact at 15 miles per hour to destroy the appearance of your plastic bumper cover. This means that a vehicle backing up, a wayward skateboard, or even a tiny bump from behind while on the road can lead to a nasty gash on your plastic bumper cover. While this type of damage is certainly superficial in appearance, it can make your car look less fresh and can make you shake your head in dismay every time you see it. [Read More]