Our car’s headlights are like our eyes. They are what help us see while driving, especially at night. If we noticed that our eye sight was not as good as we think it should be or our eyes are getting blurry we would get an eye exam and do what it takes to correct the problem. We must take good care of eyes. The same is true for your vehicle. If your vehicles “eyes” or headlights are not working at their best because they are cloudy, hazy or discolored, we should take them to get looked at as well. However, you won’t be taking your vehicle to the eye doctor; you would take it to an auto body repair shop. At the auto body repair shop they can restore you vehicles headlights and get them working great so you have a safe drive all the time.
This may sound like common sense but you wouldn’t believe the amount of people I see get burned by them. This is what happens: you get in a little accident on the highway & a tow truck shows up out of the blue. He’ll likely offer to bring your car back to his preferred shop, the unsuspecting will go. Now here’s where it gets fun, that tow truck driver likely has a deal in place with the shop to receive a percentage of the repair. Some I’ve heard as high as 30%! So on a 00 job, 00 has to go to the tow truck driver. The shop needs to recover that cost as it’s not in the budget for your repair. They will often find creative ways to make up for it at your expense. ALWAYS pick your own shop!
Having any kind of problem with your car is an unwanted nuisance. For this reason, several vehicle owners are extremely careful when they get behind the wheel. However, despite the upmost care we take when driving, accidents do happen. It can be very frustrating to have to deal with car dents and these dents are downright ugly. The existence of car dents can really mess up the appealing look of your car and it can definitely ruin your day. If you want to restore the original appearance of the car in order to maintain its value, you have no other choice but to remove those car dents. Removing car dents can be very costly especially if you have no idea how to get rid of them.
If you are doing this for the first time, it can be a little difficult for you to find an automotive paint tool shop capable of giving you quality service for your money. The following are some tips and pointers that you might find handy in situations like this.
When you pre-select an auto body shop, you approach your investigation at your leisure and when your head is clear. It is possible to take the time to ask around among your friends and business associates about any recommendations they might have for you. A good report from a friend who has had dealings with the shop can be invaluable. People involved in the automobile industry generally have opinions on good body shops. This could be servicemen at your local gas station, or even salesmen at used car dealerships.
Make the seller show you the details on some or all of these expenses to verify that they are really personal and not actually business expenses that shouldn’t be added back to profit. Spend time asking detailed questions with the general ledger in front of you. Go through individual charges and what they mean, until you fully understand what is being added back and why.
Most cars today feature a car body so thin and flexible that dents can be created accidentally.by simply leaning on your car! Most very small dents can be easily repaired with a soft hammer. Always aim for the center of the dent, to avoid making new marks on the outer circumference of it, and “pound out” the depression. NOTE: you may have to view the dent from the underside of the car. With a fender dent, this can only be done by raising the vehicle and removing the wheel under the dent. Then, while hammering with one hand, you can feel the outside of the fender with your other. This allows you to check that the dent is evenly pushed out. If you *still* can’t remove the dent, jump ahead to the “large dent removal” section of this article, as you will have to remove the fender from the car.