How to Protect Your Car’s New Paint after Collision Repair

Auto body collision repair is never anyone’s first choice for exterior vehicle enhancement. But, if you’ve recently been in an accident and had auto body work done, then your car may look in (almost) new condition. So how do you keep it that way?
To maintain the integrity and luster of new paint applied during the collision repair process, here’s what we suggest…

Making Sense of Collision Repair Costs

Auto body repairs are something that you just can’t (or shouldn’t) DIY. So, you have to leave it to the professionals. But that’s inevitably expensive. What gives?
The cost of collision repairs makes sense when you know what those numbers—especially labor costs—represent. Here’s what you need to know to make sense of your estimate or final bill: (more…)

ASE Certified. That Means…?

Most of us aren’t up to date with the latest certifications that mean a technician has gone through training and tested. The acronyms show up in different locations, but unless you know what they mean, they’re just decoration. Created by the non-profit National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence—hence the acronym ASE—this certification is a mark that the technician who has earned it knows exactly what they’re doing.

Before Your Next Road Trip…

200361156-001Nothing ruins a planned vacation quite like a car breaking down in the middle of your trip. Walking a few miles to the next rest station or calling for help with your cell phone may not take much time out of your vacation, but the repairs to your car could well stop the trip before it even starts. Make sure your car is as summer-ready as you are with a tune-up!  

Some Days Are More Dangerous Than Others

Travel is always a little risky, but there are days and times when driving is statistically extremely dangerous. We hear on the news that people should be careful when heading out during the holiday season, but is that just hype? Statistics gathered since 1975 have shown definite patterns. There are some days when it’s just best to avoid unnecessary driving.

What a “Preferred Repair Shop” Really Means

If you’ve ever filed a claim with your insurance company, you know that having your car repaired after an accident isn’t always as simple as just bringing it into the shop. Insurance companies are interested in minimizing repair costs and reducing the time a car is out of commission, and they’ve developed protocols that will aid in that process. (more…)

Does Paintless Dent Repair Really Work?

Dents and dings are some of the most common cosmetic issues we see at Quanz Auto Body. From backing into a trash can to getting hit by a shopping cart, your car can frequently pick up small amounts of damage. And although the damaged area is small, getting it repaired is important. (more…)

Why is Routine Maintenance Important?

There’s an old saying: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When it comes to auto care, that’s certainly true. Vehicles are complex machines with many moving parts, creating multiple opportunities for things to go wrong. And when things go wrong unexpectedly, they can often cause a lot of damage — resulting in repairs that are much more expensive than the preventative maintenance costs.

What is “Better” Collision Repair?

At Quanz Auto Body, we are committed to providing better collision repair. But what does “better” really mean when it comes to repairs? And why does it make a difference? (more…)

How Does Car Air Conditioning Work?

The only time most of us give much thought to our car’s air conditioner is when it stops working. But knowing how your AC works can help you understand the problems it may encounter – and how to maintain it properly so that it will keep you cool through all our long desert summers. (more…)