What To Look For When Buying a New Car

Shopping for a new car can be both exciting and overwhelming. On the one hand, you’re about to invest in a sleek, high-tech and comfortable new ride that you can show off to your friends, family and coworkers. On the other hand, there are a lot of considerations you must make regarding everything from financing to upgrades to vehicle history. To help your car buying journey go as smoothly as possible, we’ve prepared this handy checklist of things to look for both before and during your search.

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OEM vs. Aftermarket Car Parts: Which Is Right for Your Vehicle?

Choosing the right parts for your vehicle after an accident can be a bittricky. You’ll need to choose from Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts,which are sourced directly from your vehicle’s manufacturer, or aftermarketparts, which are produced independently.

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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: Continue reading Making Sense of Collision Repair Costs

What Is an OEM-Certified Auto Body Repair Facility and Why Should You Choose One?

If you’ve had the misfortune of having a car accident, often you will go to the repair shop your insurance company directs you to. But that may not always be your best choice. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, and sometimes that can come at the expense of quality repairs.

For your auto body repair, you should insist on an OEM-certified shop like Quanz Auto Body.

Understanding OEM Shop Certification

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How Important Are OEM Parts?

OEM stands for “original equipment manufacturer,” and it’s a common designation for parts that might be used during your vehicle’s repair. An OEM part isn’t necessarily made by Ford or GM, though. What it means is that the engineers who designed that car selected the OEM part in your car. They had this particular part in mind during construction, and it is the part they intended to be used throughout the vehicle’s lifetime. Continue reading How Important Are OEM Parts?