Quality Auto Body Repair Costs-An Explanation

It goes without saying that quality does cost more. This does not mean that a quality repair cannot vary in price. So, what price is the right choice? Higher? Lower? Midrange? It’s confusing for most consumers and to make it even more confusing, none of these are the right answer. Price does not make for a good repair choice. There are many factors that can come into play when pricing out your repair costs. There are options that should be … [Read more...]

Keeping your car secure

When it comes to preventing your car from being stolen, there are two things you need to remember: time and effort. If you can increase the amount of time or effort it takes to steal your car, the less likely it is that it will be stolen. There are a number of simple steps that you can take and the first is using a little common sense. Your car comes with a few security features and if you use these you’ll be well on your way to preventing … [Read more...]

Roadside Assistance Plans

When your car is broken down at the side of the road is not the time to decide on Roadside Assistance. Now, is the time! Changing technology has made it very difficult for the average driver to perform quick fixes on the side of the road and, as such, enrollment in Roadside Assistance plans has dramatically increased. There are many plan options to choose from; many of them include incentive add-ons such as discounts for purchases, travel … [Read more...]

Preparing your car for a road trip

Before you head out on a road trip, it’s important to prepare your car or you could quickly see the end of that vacation. A breakdown can cost a lot in repair bills, towing charges and possible additional lodging and expenses, messing up your plans and travel time. Make sure your vehicle is ready for the road with some standard preventative maintenance to save trouble, frustration and money. Fluids, belts and hoses: Check all fluid levels … [Read more...]

Body shop terms explained

Body shop terms are an entirely different language for people not familiar with them. They can be confusing to understand for customers trying to figure out what they mean on their insurance details, and even more so in the case of an accident when they need to understand what’s happening with their car. That's why we’re happy to provide definitions for some of the most used and most misunderstood terms thrown around at body shops. OEM: Stands … [Read more...]

How to care for your new paint job

A fresh paint job on a car provides an older vehicle with new life – bringing it back to its former glory. But what can you do to keep that fresh paint looking like new? Here are a few helpful hints for caring for your new paint job While the paint is still fresh, a period that lasts 60 days, avoid parking the freshly painted vehicle anywhere where substances such as tree sap can drop on it. This is often unavoidable so any sap, bird droppings … [Read more...]

Environmentally-friendly automotive paint

Over the years there have been many changes in the manufacturing of automotive paints. However, all of the paints remained chemical-based, formulas that were harmful to the environment, and paint shop employees who had to use the stuff. Of course, times have changed and fortunately concern for both the environment and the safety of paint shop employees has encouraged the manufacturing of waterborne paints. Solvent-borne paints and bases, which … [Read more...]

New Years at Newmarket Auto Body

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are what used to be termed a hodgepodge of emotions; today, people would use the expression, “mixed bag.” Every culture and religion celebrates a New Year, just not necessarily January 1 and not necessarily the way North America does.Canada’s inheritance goes as far back as the Romans who dedicated the first month of the New Year to the god Janus, the god of gates, doors and beginnings. Standing in a gate or … [Read more...]

What to look for in a mechanic

If you’ve ever had to look for a good mechanic, you’ll know how difficult it can be, especially one you can truly trust. However, finding that good, trustworthy mechanic can make a huge difference when it comes to expensive repairs. It goes without saying that a personal recommendation from someone you know and trust is the best way to find a good mechanic, but if you don’t have that, you should consider the following when making your … [Read more...]

Christmas and New Year at Newmarket Auto Body

November is the unofficial start of the holiday season. Whatever our personal traditions, from November through December, theNewmarketarea abounds with lights, trees, holiday music and, of course, shopping sales. Add a few inches of fluffy snow and cool, but not too cool, weather, sunny days and clear, starry night and the last few weeks of December can be magical, especially when people get into the spirit of “good will” towards their … [Read more...]