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...]

No appointment necessary for our estimates

Here at Newmarket Auto Body we understand that if you've been involved in an automobile accident the last thing you want to do is wait to get into a repair shop just so they can tell you how much the repairs will cost. In our opinion, having to book an appointment for an estimate adds undue time, worry and possible hardship to the car’s owner and that’s the last thing we want to do. That's why we invite anyone to bring their vehicle into our … [Read more...]

No-fault insurance

There is a lot of confusion surrounding the term “No Fault Insurance.”  The name is a bit misleading because, for insurance purposes, it does matter who caused the accident. What No Fault Insurance really means is that if you are involved in an accident you will deal with your Insurance Company only, regardless of who is at fault.  All repair costs and possible compensation will be handled by your Insurer. The benefit of No Fault Insurance … [Read more...]

Insurance deductible explained

An Insurance Deductible is the amount the insured is required and obligated to pay for per claim, by their insurance policy. The deductible amount is chosen by the insured and is usually applied to coverages such as comprehensive and collision. In normal collision claim circumstances your deductible will be waived if it is determined that you’re not at fault in the accident. There are usually definite, clear cut incidences to prove no fault in … [Read more...]

Winter Driving Tips

Even though we live in a country when winter comes every year, like it or not, the first real snow makes many drivers forget basic driving safety. As a helpful refresher service, here are a few winter driving tips. Slow down when traction is reduced. While this might seem obvious, many drivers seem to disregard snow and ice on the roads, at least until that first skid serves as a wake-up call. Make sure all of your windows, not just the … [Read more...]