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Show Off This Summer

Basic maintenance is something that’s just standard before a road trip. Oil changes, checking tire pressure, making sure the brakes are good to go. What about taking the extra step and giving your favorite RV a summer makeover?

Finding an auto shop that can handle giving an RV a new paint job is difficult enough. Putting your RV in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing can be even harder. You want to look for an auto shop that has a paint spray booth large enough to handle an RV. Check to ensure that the shop you pick knows how to handle aluminum and fiberglass as well.

Why Get New Paint for Summer?

It’s not just for looks!

Taking your RV in for a paint job also means your RV will be washed and inspected for external Continue reading

Peeling Paint – What Are Your Options for Prevention & Repair?

Nothing makes a car look run down faster than shabby-looking paint. Faded and peeling paint is an eyesore, and it also makes your car vulnerable to damage. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to protect the life of your car’s paint job – and when repainting becomes necessary, you have ABC Paint & Body available to handle the job!

Why Damaged Paint is a Problem

Cars aren’t just painted to look nice. The paint – and, most importantly, the clear-coat applied over the paint – plays a valuable role in protecting the metal underneath. Cars are made primarily of steel, which contains iron. And iron, when exposed to moisture from rain, damp air, sprinklers, car wash hoses and other sources, begins to rust.

Rust will literally eat away at the metal, eventually destroying the car. This process happens slowly, but even small amounts of rust can damage the vehicle’s structural integrity. Paint provides a much-needed barrier between the metal and the elements, lengthening the life of your car.

Tips for Protecting Your Paint Job

  • Wax your car regularly to boost the protective power of the clear-coat.
  • Wash your car frequently and use the appropriate detergents and tools to protect the paint.
  • Avoid parking under trees where bird droppings and pine sap could be deposited on your car, and wash the car immediately if it does get any corrosive substances on it.
  • Repair small dings and scratches immediately rather than waiting for them to cause more extensive damage.

ABC Paint & Body offers paintless dent repair, scratch repair and other simple cosmetic services that can help to keep your paint job in top shape. But if the paint has already begun to peel, it’s time to consider a new paint job.

Bring in your car before the damage spreads, and we’ll be able to paint the damaged area and blend it expertly with the surrounding panels, saving you the expense of a full paint job while protecting your vehicle from further damage!

We Offer More than Collision Repair

 

Keeping your automobile in safe, working condition requires routine maintenance to prevent more costly problems from developing later down the road. At ABC Paint & Body, we offer full-service repair solutions to keep your vehicles in good working condition. We handle things like:

  • Heating and Cooling Repair
    The heating and cooling systems in most automobiles can wear out over time, so it is important to regularly inspect these systems during routine maintenance. Since our mechanics are well-trained on the latest vehicle heating and cooling systems, we can recognize when your fluids, radiator, or air conditioner are ready for replacement. We can then give you advance Continue reading

Cycle Time: What it Means to You and Your Insurance Company

When you’re researching body shops for collision repair, one term that probably comes up often is “cycle time.” What is this, and why does it matter to you?

Simply put, cycle time is the amount of time between the moment a car comes into the shop until it’s sent home, fully repaired. It’s a figure that’s very important to drives, because it tells them how quickly they can expect to get back in their cars after an accident.

It’s also important to insurance companies because they want to pay for efficient repairs – especially if they’re covering the cost of a rental vehicle until your car gets out of the shop.

Efficient Repairs Make for Happy Customers

It’s no surprise that customers want their cars back as soon as possible. But they also want their repairs completed perfectly the first time, with no need to come back for lingering problems. This is why a body shop can’t just be fast — it has to be efficient.

At ABC Paint & Body, there are a few things we do to boost the efficiency of our process:

  • We’re careful with our scheduling to ensure we always have adequate staff to handle our workload.
  • We dedicate four hours per day to repairs on any given vehicle in the shop, ensuring it gets out as quickly as possible. If a repair will take 20 hours, we can guarantee it back within five days.
  • We complete thorough tear-down estimates up-front, getting a full picture of what’s wrong with a car before we order parts. This saves us from needing to order additional parts or complete supplemental estimates down the line.

Cycle time, for a body shop, always comes down to time management and efficient repairs. We have the experience to know exactly how long a repair should take, and we strive to meet our rapid cycle times with each and every vehicle we repair. That’s how we ensure that you get back in your vehicle as soon as possible so life can get back to normal after an accident.