What you need to know about a tow

It’s likely that we’ll all need a tow at some point and that’s why it’s good to know a little bit about towing before the need arises for you. Most municipalities have bylaws for tow trucks and drivers, particularly for licensing and soliciting. Some towns and municipalities also have stringent bylaws for maximum tow cost regulations, areas of operation and even driver behaviour. This is all to protect and help drivers in need of a tow. As … [Read more...]

The four “Rs” of the auto body shop

These days individuals and businesses are trying to do what they can to reduce their impact on the environment and auto body shops are no different.  Obviously the biggest “R” in a body shop is “repair” however Newmarket Auto Body is continually taking steps in an effort to be a more environmentally friendly facility. RECYCLE-All scrap metal, aluminum wheels and other parts are recycled where possible. We try to limit what is thrown away.  It … [Read more...]

What to do with your total loss vehicle

A total loss vehicle, also known as a write-off, is the term applied to cars that will cost more money to fix than what they are worth. There is absolutely nothing a body shop can do when the total cost of accident repairs exceeds the book value of a vehicle and for the most part, when that situation arises, the insurance company will proceed to write-off the car. Unfortunately we're seeing this happen more and more often these days as parts … [Read more...]

Parts-New vs. Aftermarket vs. OEM

Parts replacement choices are many times not fully understood by the consumer. Many feel that anything less than a brand new factory part will result in problems. Although in certain areas of repair this is true, this is not a fact with many others. Of courses a brand new part from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) sounds like the best choice but give this some thought. Lets say your car requires a headlamp and a bumper for replacement. … [Read more...]