What To Do When A Shopping Cart Dents Your Car

When you drive into a packed parking lot, one of the things you worry about the most is getting struck by another vehicle. A small fender-bender at 6 miles per hour (a standard speed in a parking lot) can cost several thousand dollars in repairs. You may be watching out for cars, but don’t forget about shopping carts, which can cause damage to your vehicle as well. When a shopping cart dents your car, you may be worried about the repairs.

How The Body Shop Returns Your Car To That Showroom Look

When you take your mangled car to a paint and body shop like Franks Auto Body Inc, there are a number of steps they go through to make it look new again. The repairs are not just cosmetic, but they often affect the safety of your car. Here is what happens to your car as it makes its way through the various steps of getting repaired and painted. Shop Inspection

Freedom Is Not Carefree: Caring For Your Convertible Top

Freedom feels like cruising down a beautiful, lonely back road with your convertible top down. The wind in your hair, the sun glowing on your cheeks, it doesn’t get much better than that. While you are busy enjoying your convertible top, it is easy to forget that your top can get dirty, mildewed, cracked, and generally nasty. On the other hand, with proper care, a convertible top will remain looking and functioning like new indefinitely.

Repairing A Scratched Or Chipped Area On Your Vehicle's Paint Job

If you have had a minor accident where your car’s paint becomes scratched or chipped, and there are no other areas of the vehicle that need body work, repair is easy enough to do on your own. The job will take several days, so be sure you are able to find alternate methods in transportation before starting the repair. Here are some instructions for you to follow to repair scratched or chipped paint.

Why Your Car May Need An Alignment After An Accident

When an accident leaves you with a damaged car, your insurance or the other party’s insurance company should pay for all the repairs on your car. If the accident was your fault, you may be responsible for paying a deductible though. The rest of the repairs, however, should be covered, and this includes an alignment of the vehicle. Why Is An Alignment Needed? No matter how severe the impact of the accident was, there is a chance it may have left your car out of alignment.

What Happens To Your Car During A Collision Repair

From the consumer’s viewpoint, getting a car repaired after an accident has become easy. You take your car in to your insurance-approved shop that does auto body repairs and a few days later, you pick it up looking new. What happens during that time are a number of steps with a dozen repair technicians working against manufacturer specifications. Here is how a collision repair job is experienced from the perspective of your car.

Don't Drive A Rust Bucket: Protecting Your Vehicle From Rust

Your car isn’t just a significant financial investment, it’s also something you want to be proud of. If you own a vehicle that has been overtaken by rust, you’re probably not very proud of your car. While rust is a serious problem, it’s an issue that can be fixed. Knowing how to prevent and repair rust can help you protect your vehicle and keep it looking great.  Rust It’s important to understand that rust is a sign of deterioration.

What Happens If I Don't Change The Oil Frequently Enough In My Vehicle?

You’ve likely heard the conventional wisdom that you should change your car’s oil every 3 months or 3,000 miles since the time you bought your first car. While this piece of car maintenance advice is well known, you might be wondering why it’s so important if you are not familiar with the inner workings of cars. Not changing your oil is known to be “bad”, but what specifically goes wrong inside the car when you don’t change it frequently enough?