The products that you use to wash and wax your car will have a significant impact on how long the paint on your car looks nice. If you use products containing certain ingredients, the clear-coat can fail and leave your car looking terrible. So, what ingredients should you find by reading the labels on each product? What should you be looking for to protect the finish of your car and what should you avoid using at all times? These and many other questions about the care of your car's paint can be found right here on my auto body blog.
29 November 2016
Road salts, such as magnesium chloride, and constant exposure to moisture can introduce corrosion into every seen and unseen nook and cranny on your vehicles. Worse, this corrosion can go unnoticed for lengthy periods of time if you don't take time to look for it, thus resulting in costly damage that is difficult or impossible to repair. That is why prevention and early intervention are the keys to slowing or stopping winter-induced corrosion.
1 November 2016
Maintaining your vehicle can be a time consuming and costly expense. While you most likely already understand the importance of these tasks, you should also place importance on maintaining the exterior of your vehicle's body. Unfortunately, most people feel repairing body damage is too expensive. Considering damage to your vehicle's body can lower its appeal and value, repairing dings, dents, and scratches is a wise investment. Use this guide to help you understand the importance of completing common repairs on your vehicle's body.
12 April 2016
A car wrap is an ideal way to advertise your small business, whether you're a home repair expert or a certified dog walker. However, bubbles often form between the vinyl and your car's exterior and ruin the smooth look of a full wrap. Keep the vinyl smooth for years to come by making sure the professional installer follows all of these practices to prevent air bubbles. Constant Smoothing In order to stretch the vinyl evenly and get a strong adhesion between the material and the car's paint, the installer must use a heavy-duty squeegee to constantly apply pressure in the right direction.
4 December 2015
If you were in a car accident and need minor auto body repairs, a collision shop may want to inspect your car for mechanical problems before it repairs the structural damage. You may decide to skip the inspection and have your car's body work completed instead, especially if the car doesn't show signs of mechanical failure right now. However, it's critical that the shop finds and diagnoses engine problems right away to avoid complications with the car later on.
16 October 2015
The last time you drove away from an auto repair facility, you may have sworn to yourself that the next time your car needed repairs of maintenance, you would do it yourself instead of paying the mechanics' fees. This a noble ambition -- and it fact it does make good sense to learn basic repair and maintenance techniques, in the event that you find yourself stranded somewhere without aid. But is it really all that sensible as a general practice?