Learn the Meaning of Common Auto Shop Lingo

Have you ever taken your car to a mechanic/dealership and not been too sure what exactly they are saying? In the automotive world this happens quite a lot. Non-car people aren’t that bothered with car terms most of the time, but a lot of them wish they knew more because they do occasionally come in handy. Here are some of the most common auto shop terms it doesn’t hurt to know.

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Peeling Paint Jobs: How It Happens and What You Can Do

One unfortunate aspect of aging in vehicles is the peeling of a once-perfect paint job. Thankfully, new painting technology prevents most peeling paint problems from happening on newer cars. However, there are still older classic cars from the 60s through now-90s era that are susceptible to the threat of peeling paint due to their age.

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Dealing with minor parking lot damage

Parking lot accidents happen all the time. As far as collisions go, a parking lot accident ranks pretty low on the scale. Regardless, they can still be a major nuisance! If you’ve been involved in a parking lot accident, or just want to know more about them in case something like that happens to you, this is the right article.

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What’s the difference between an Auto Repair Shop and an Auto Body Shop?

It’s important to understand at least the basics about your car, and that includes where you would go to repair different parts of it! Having said this, we are here to help explain to you the differences between an auto repair shop and an auto body shop. It is common among car owners to think everything concerning car maintenance or repair is the work of a mechanic; they believe once it is an automobile problem, the mechanic is the first go-to person. While that may be true in some cases, it’s best to think of it as you would a doctor. For example, would you go to a stomach doctor for an ear infection? Probably not. So, it’s important to note that you should not go to a mechanic for a dented bumper.

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The Process to Match Auto Paint

Small scratches and dents on your vehicle detract from the overall finish and can cause rust in the longterm – along with dramatically reducing the resale value.

Many panel repairs will require a new coat of paint, and it definitely can be a challenge to get the colors just right.

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At-Fault Laws of Accidents in Arizona

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With the number of drivers on the road spiking consistently in recent years, automobile accidents are steadily on the rise in the state of Arizona. Even the most responsible driver could be involved in a dangerous situation: there are many dangers to be aware of, and other people might not be so attentive. Due to the increasing popularity of mobile devices and social media, drivers engage in reckless behavior, such as taking selfies or texting while driving. Whatever the cause of an accident, it is essential to determine who is the party at fault to receive rightful compensation.

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What is Paintless Dent Repair?

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We drive our cars daily – to work, the store, and various other errands. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do to prevent the inevitable dent or ding from happening. Shopping carts, rocks from the road, and careless drivers parking too close are all going to take their toll on your vehicle over time with daily use.

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Everything You Need To Know About Car Lease Agreements

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While many people are currently choosing to lease a vehicle over owning one, quite a few people still don’t fully understand what they’re agreeing to when they sign the dotted line. It is very important for a customer to understand what a car lease is, and discuss the details of their specific agreement with the dealership prior to agreeing to a term and specifics.

Leasing a car is the act of renting a vehicle for a set period of time at a fixed or agreed price, after which the car is returned to the dealer upon expiration of the lease period. It is considered the alternative to physically buying a car.  Below we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions that each person considering car leasing versus buying should know.

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Car insurance rates in Arizona

Shopping new car Insurance in Tucson? 4 questions your agents should ask.

It is a new year and some people are making auto policy changes for 2017. I personally added another vehicle to my policy. If you are shopping for new policies here in Tucson, or maybe the Holidays have added a new vehicle to your driveway, here are five questions that your insurance agent should be asking you as you review your policy and coverage’s.

The specifications and minimums for coverage in Arizona are set by the state, particularly as to minimum limits for personal injury protection and uninsured and underinsured motorists coverage.

 

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What Is A Pre And Post Repair Scan And Why Does My Auto Body Repair Need It?

What is a pre and post repair scan and why do I need one?

In the old days (even as far back as about 5 years ago), to do a “proper repair” on an accident damaged car, all you had to do was get the cars’ structure straightened and within tolerance, replace parts too damaged for repair, do a great paint job, get the car aligned, wash it, vacuum it and give it back to the customer. Those were the good old days.

Today in order to fix a car properly, you have to consider what kind of on board diagnostics and crash avoidance features it has. Cars equipped with such features require a pre-and post repair scan of the on board systems.

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