Bumper Repair Versus Replacement

Posted on June 26th, 2015

The amount of damage done to the bumper will indicate if it needs to be replaced or repaired.

Minor scratches may be able to polish out fairly easy. Deeper scratches or paint chips can also be repaired, and you have a few options for this. The budget option – you can get a paint touch up stick from your dealer and apply it to the chipped or scratched areas. The spot will still remain visible and the surface will be uneven, but at least it will look at little better than before. Complete Option – you can bring the vehicle to a body shop and have them repair, prep and refinish the bumper so there is no evidence of the scratch at all.

If there is a minor dent in the bumper there is a good chance that it can be repaired. Larger dents will likely require replacement.

When it comes to cracks you will most likely have to get your bumper replaced. You may be able to repair small/minor cracks, but it is not guaranteed the crack won’t come back.

When it comes to bumper repair or replacement the damage must be thoroughly assessed by a professional in the field. They will be able to outline your options and explain the advantages and disadvantages to you.

When Should You Go For A Four Wheel Alignment?

Posted on June 17th, 2015

When your vehicle is not aligned it causes unnecessary wear and tear on the tires, requiring replacement sooner rather than otherwise required. It can also effect the vehicles overall performance and reduce your fuel efficiency.

The following indictors will help to notify you when a four wheel alignment is needed:

- Your steering wheel is off centre when you are driving straight.

- You may feel a steering wheel vibration.

- Your vehicle is pulling to the left or the right.

- Your tire wear is uneven.

- Your vehicle has been in an accident.

What is a four wheel alignment?

A four wheel alignment is the adjustment of a variety of suspension components which greatly influence the vehicles handling and wear. Nothing is done to the wheels themselves, but rather the angle of the tires. After the alignment, the tires should have an even wear on their tread.

How to Avoid Hail Damage

Posted on June 8th, 2015

Hail can come out of nowhere and cause significant damage to your vehicle. Not only can it put numerous dents on the body of the car, it can also crack or chip your windshield. Here are some tips to minimize hail damage or avoid it altogether.

- Park in a garage or under a cover whenever possible. If you have to leave your vehicle parked outside, cover it with a thick cover or blanket. This might not prevent all damage but it can help to minimize it.

- If you are driving, try to locate a covered area to park under. If you cannot find one, pull over and stop the car. The impact of the hail is stronger when you are driving.

- If your vehicle does undergo damage from the storm contact a repair shop of YOUR choice and put a claim in with your insurance company.