• Repairing Storm Damage: What Happens, and Who Pays?
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    Repairing Storm Damage: What Happens, and Who Pays?

    When you think of weather and car damage, you probably think of sliding on icy roads or fixing rust caused by road salt. However, wind and hail from severe storms can do serious damage, even if you’re not on the road. Does your insurance cover the damage? How do you make sure you can make

  • Frame Straightening: Pulling Your Car Back into Shape
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    Frame Straightening: Pulling Your Car Back into Shape

    Frame straightening sounds scary, but it’s more common than you’d think. Frames are bent in about half of auto accidents, making this a regular part of autobody repair. Here’s how a little bending, cutting and welding can bring your car back to its original shape and performance. Why is Frame Damage so Common, and What

  • Replacement Parts: What You May See on Your Insurance Appraisal
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    Replacement Parts: What You May See on Your Insurance Appraisal

    While it’s easy to understand the labor that goes into collision repair, the parts can be confusing. Is there really a difference between OEM parts and aftermarket parts? What do acronyms like “LKQ” and “A/M” mean? What happens if I modified my car? Here’s what you need to know to decipher the parts section of

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