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Top 3 Reasons to Choose ABC Paint & Body for Your Collision Repair Shop

Any auto body shop can technically fix collision damage, but that doesn’t mean that all shops are created equal. When you need auto body repair, ABC Paint & Body is your best choice because do the “behind the scenes” work to ensure the best repair results and customer experience.

#1: Advanced Technology and Certifications

Today’s cars are not built like your dad’s or your grandad’s car, so they can’t be fixed like classic vehicles. Modern vehicle repair requires advanced technology and the know-how to use it. ABC Paint & Body has both. We invest in the most recent technological developments so that our shop has the right tools and diagnostic equipment. We also invest in our technicians’ training…and we have the I-CAR and ASE certifications to prove it.

#2: Easy Repair Process

We have yet to meet a single person who likes paperwork or looks forward to spending time on the phone to navigate the claims process with their insurance company. At ABC Paint & Body, we do everything we can to minimize those unpleasant tasks.

We offer free estimates, which can be delivered paperlessly to your insurance company. We can also help you complete the claims process to expedite your repairs.

#3: Local and Independent

There’s nothing wrong with a national auto paint chain, per se. It’s just that when you go to them, you’re not likely to get the personalized service you can expect from a small, locally-owned businesses like ABC Paint & Body.

We are part of the Las Cruces community. Our customers are our neighbors. And we keep our neighbors happy. Just ask them!

And, the money you spend here, stays here.

If you need quality collision repair or auto paint, you don’t need to look any further than ABC Paint & Body. Contact us to get started with a free estimate.

What Should I Do after an Accident?

An auto accident, no matter how minor, is stressful. Yet, to effectively handle injuries and property damage without facing a lot of out-of-pocket expenses requires that, to the best of your ability, you stay calm and focused. One way to improve your response is to know before you ever have an accident the best way to deal with the situation.

So, here’s a brief overview from crash event to vehicle repair: Continue reading

We’re More than Just a Body Shop

ABC Paint & Body is a one-stop shop for most of your automotive needs—collision repair and mechanical maintenance. Our technicians are highly trained, so you can rely on our auto repair services. Many vehicle owners in the greater Las Cruces area prefer us for routine maintenance.

Here’s just a sample of what we offer beyond collision repair: Continue reading

The Science of Color-Changing Paint

Technological advances in the automotive industry can improve your vehicle’s performance, driver and passenger comfort and make your car look way cooler! Color-changing paint is where technology and automotive aesthetics meet to eye-dazzling effects.

Magnetic Technology

So, some quick color basics. Color is the perception of various wavelengths of light on the visible spectrum. We perceive color when a specific wavelength is reflected—i.e., that light energy is not absorbed or conducted through the surface. In paint, various pigment compounds reflect different wavelengths, resulting in a wide array of shades.

Throughout automotive history, car paints have had static pigments compounds, so cars were only one color. But now there’s nanopaint (also called paramagnetic paint, or electromagnetic paint). Here’s how it works: Continue reading

Do You Need a Second Estimate for Your Collision Damage Repair?

If you haven’t needed auto body repair done recently, you’re lucky. But then you may also be absolutely shocked at the cost of repairs. Today’s modern cars use some high-tech materials, and even seemingly minor damage could affect major structural components and/or frame alignment, and that drives up the cost.

Still, if you are reeling from a high car repair cost estimate and think you might need a second opinion, chances are you probably do. Here’s why you should get another estimate from ABC Paint & Body: Continue reading

Car Winterizing in Four Easy Steps

Your safety and your car’s performance are primary concerns (or should be) should during winter, especially if you will be driving up to northern New Mexico Ski Country. To make sure you get there and back safely, winterize your car before you go.

If you have never winterized your vehicle, here’s a quick guide:

Step 1: Check Your Battery

Although car batteries can die any time of year, moist cold conditions make it more likely. And, that leaves you in the cold yourself. To spare yourself the inconvenience and, possibly, safety and/or health risks associated Continue reading

How to Protect That New Paint Job

Picture this: your car has a gorgeous new paint job—limited edition colors, racing stripes, the works. You want to keep it in cherry condition as long as possible; after all, your car’s paint job is more than just a pretty exterior—it’s the first line of defense for the body of your car against environmental damage.

To keep your paint job looking like your car is fresh out of the paint booth, here’s what to do:

Wash and Wax Quarterly (or more often as needed)

A wide variety of gunk that sticks to your car is bad for your paint—salt, bird droppings, bug guts, etc. This gunk needs to be removed before the acids eat through the clear coat, exposing the paint to further environmental deterioration…because once the paint Continue reading

Should You DIY Your Auto Restoration?

For just about any car enthusiast, there is that one late model that captures the imagination. The dream of owning it becomes an obsession. So, when you chance upon that classic vehicle, do you want to lovingly invest your own blood, sweat and tears, or should you entrust the job to a professional restoration shop? Here are some things to consider:

Your Skill

If you are an experienced auto restorer, then you probably have no qualms about whether or not you can handle the project. But if you’ve never done auto restoration, do not let that fact alone deter you from rolling up your sleeves and transforming your vehicle into the beauty it once was. There are Continue reading

4 Steps to Give your Car a Whole New Look

An experienced professional can give your car a whole new look, but the journey to a complete care makeover is not always an easy one. There are a lot of things to consider including the cost and time it will take to complete the process. However, if you are committed updating the look of your vehicle with a new color and coat, then understanding the entire process might help you decide to bring your car to ABC Paint and Body.

Step 1: Preparation
The preparation stage involves giving the car a thorough wash to remove dirt, road grime and grease. This layer of “ick” has Continue reading