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You’ve probably painted rooms in your home, maybe even painted the exterior. No one bats an eye when you DIY your home. But, when it comes to auto body paint, you are warned never to “try this at home.” So, what is it about the auto refinishing process that makes it so specialized? What is the technician doing besides applying a few coats? ABC Paint & Body has the answers. Obstacles on The Road to
While you ran into the store, someone banged your car door with a shopping cart leaving a small ding…or, your car was parked outside during a hail storm, and now there’s some damage. Annoying for sure, but not a big deal…right? Unfortunately, small dings and scratches can become big problems for you and your wallet later if not taken care of. How Small Dings Make Big Problems How can something as small as a dent
When you bring your car to ABC Paint & Body for collision repair, our experience and attention to detail ensure that your car looks as good as new. So, how can you keep it looking that way? We have a few tips to keep your car’s new paint job looking beautiful. As the city’s largest independently owned auto body shop, we know a thing or two about protecting your car’s shiny, new paint. We suggest
Getting into an auto accident is stressful enough. You don’t want to add more hassle and stress by being without your vehicle longer than absolutely necessary or risking poor quality repairs that just cause more problems later. ABC Paint & Body offers top-quality repairs and customer service. We are completely transparent about our repair process, so you know what to expect every step of the way. Step One: The Estimate When you bring or have
Spring is almost here, but winter isn’t quite over yet—there’s always a chance for one last snowstorm or sudden temperature dips that can deflate your tires. So, now is the time to prepare your car for spring while still ensuring you can take that last bit of whatever winter throws at you. Here’s what the pros at ABC Paint & Body suggest: Check and Replace Fluid Levels During a winter storm or a wet spring
Even during mild Las Cruces winters, you don’t need your AC. But, did you know that your AC can still be useful in the winter…as a defroster? Your AC is effective for windshield defrosting with or without your heated defroster on. Frost and Your Windshield You don’t need to defrost your windshield every morning it’s cold—only on mornings when there has been enough moisture in the air to collect and freeze on your windshield. It’s
Every time you go to the pump, you are faced with something of a dilemma—regular or premium? You want to pay less, of course, but is that going to cost you in the long run? To find the right fuel for your car, you have to consider more than price. Understanding the Difference in Fuel Grades Most gas pumps in the US have three different grades—regular, midgrade and premium (sometimes call Ultra, Super Ultra, Super
It’s everyone’s nightmare—car trouble, especially in traffic…or the cold. Your goal is to keep yourself and your passengers safe, and that typically requires avoiding other motorists and unexpected obstacles that may come along. ABC Paint & Body has a few tips to keep you safe when your car fails: Ease Out of Traffic Take your foot off the gas pedal but don’t brake suddenly. Ease your car off to the right side of the road,
It won’t be long before nighttime temps dip below freezing and daytime temperatures just don’t get the chill out like they used to. With winter on the way, now is the time to prepare your car for cold weather to prevent safety and maintenance issues. At ABC Paint & Body, we think the most important preparations you need to make are for: Engine Performance Winter is no time to get stranded, so make sure you’ve
It’s getting to be the time of year when the weather gets cooler and twilight comes earlier—the time of year that animals come out of hiding and are often seen too late on roadways. Accidents that leave roadkill and car damage increase in the fall. If you’ve had the misfortune of running into a critter, you can count on ABC Paint & Body to clean up and repair the damage. Common Roadkill Accidents and Damage