Will an Accident with an Animal Affect your Insurance?

Depending on what part of Arizona you’re driving through, you may notice a significant amount of wildlife or wildlife warning signs. Although Arizona as a whole it not thought of to be an area where an accident with an animal is especially common, you will likely notice a lot of elk, deer and cattle if you are in driving through Northern Arizona. Be especially cautious at dusk, or after dark – this is when wildlife will be the most active. We have a very large elk population; drive slowly and with care in these areas to avoid both the emotional and financial trauma associated with these incidents.

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Why You Should Fix Small Scratches, Dings and Dents on Your Car

We can all agree that a brand new car is beautiful. The unblemished, freshly-painted metal shine under the sunlight is the pride and joy of every new car owner. Even used cars, when properly maintained, can seem to be a work of art to the new owner – but something as small as a dent or a scratch on the car can really deflate you. In addition, scratches and dents can do a lot more damage than just be an eyesore. A small ding can lead to a bigger problem if it is not seen by a professional. Here is everything you need to know about dents, dings, and scratches.

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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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The Difference between OEM and Aftermarket Parts

When people take their vehicle in for repair, most will ask for an estimate and then leave it at that, but it may be worth your while to dig a little deeper and inquire about the parts that will be used for your vehicle’s repair.

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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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What to Do When You Have Windshield Damage

There’s nothing worse than the loud “thunk” of a rock or piece of debris jumping up from the highway to collide with your windshield. From small chips, to huge spider web cracks, it’s definitely an inconvenience. Luckily, there are a lot of options with various price points to help you get back to your full range of visibility again. Just be sure not to ignore it, as over time the damage will only get worse and worse!

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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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Let’s Talk About Headlights!

Headlights are an essential part of your car, though they often go neglected. You’ll notice that as your headlights age, they may become foggy or hazy-looking. This haze or fog is not from scratching (all headlight plastic used since the 1970s is ultra-durable and scratch-resistant), but from the damage of UV rays, pollution and chemicals.

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