Happy Thanksgiving

Newmarket Auto Body wishes you and yours a very happy and safe Thanksgiving. … [Read more...]

Tips for choosing a reputable body shop

Getting into an auto collision is a stressful time that requires a lot of decisions to be made quickly. The first and most important one for your car is where you will take it to be repaired. Choosing a reputable collision repair shop to do this work on your car can be a confusing task and many people don’t know where to start. Like selecting many businesses, often the best place to start is by asking around for a good, trustworthy place. … [Read more...]

The importance of rust protection

There is one four letter work that upsets Canadian drivers more than any other: RUST! Our Canadian climate is the main contributor to this unsightly issue. Ice, snow, salt, major weather changes and the all-too-common gravel road wreak havoc on your car’s paint job and can eventually cause more serious problems. That’s why it is highly recommended that car owners invest in some type of rust protection. Constant driving, particularly on … [Read more...]

Driving Lessons: Driver’s School or Home Taught; Which is Best?

Without a doubt, the best answer to that question is that attending a driver’s school is best, due to the many advantages for the new driver who graduates from a reputable, licensed driver training program. True, there is an initial cost involved, but it’s worth the investment, especially when you consider the potential for future savings that will offset the initial outlay. For example, many insurance companies offer a premium discount to … [Read more...]

Back-to-school-fall driving, 101

Fall is more than just a change of weather; it’s the season to begin changing our driving habits. When children return to school it’s also time for a little driver re-education. Accordingly, here’s today's lesson, “Back-to-school-safe driving.” With school now in session, drivers must remember to be extra careful and vigilant. Intersections near schools which were quiet in summer are now teeming with children up to four times a day; even a … [Read more...]

Drive Safe – Things to remember

Driving the open road on a sunny day can be truly joyful. On the other hand, driving in the GTA in rush hour in the rain – not so much joy there! As well, today’s complex cars, gridlock and sometimes a lack of driver courtesy all result in increasingly high accident rates. As the line from an old TV police show says, “Be careful out there.” With that in mind, here is a “Top Ten List of Safe-Driving Tips to help you and your vehicle arrive … [Read more...]

General car care tips

A vehicle purchase is not only expensive but time consuming and most people want their cars to last for as long as possible. Properly maintaining the vehicle is one way to ensure this happens. To help our customers maintain their vehicle, we'd like to offer some helpful tips. Here are some of our favourites: Rinse your car before washing it. Make sure you get any harsh grime and dirt off the car before you start washing it. If you just … [Read more...]

Private Repairs-Procedure

If you are involved in an accident where you are not at fault & know who is responsible for the damages, start by getting as many estimates as you feel comfortable with. Three or four should be plenty. If you have a shop you have dealt with in the past or want to use through a recommendation that is your choice although you should still have more than one estimate on hand. With the help of your repair body shop rep make sure you understanding … [Read more...]

Ontario Reporting Centres

The ability to self-report collisions is the main function of the province’s Collision Reporting Centres. Drivers involved in collisions causing property damage are required to report the incident to the Reporting Centre within twenty-four hours. Here, a police officer will inspect the vehicle for damage and complete a report. During this visit, the driver will also complete a simplified government collision report form, which is also checked … [Read more...]

Motorists’ rights

When a driver is involved in a collision, many people feel that what happens afterwards is out of their control. Drivers should not feel this way because they do have a number of rights that must be maintained following an accident. As the owner of a vehicle involved in an accident it’s up to you to decide where you want your car towed and repaired. Don't let anyone from the reporting centre, tow truck company or another person involved in the … [Read more...]