Be in-the-know about the repair process

Should the unfortunate action of getting in an automobile accident ever happen to you, it’s best to be prepared for the road ahead. Knowing what’s coming in the repair process is half the battle, and will help you keep a calm head on your shoulders when things seem to be out of your control. Keep in mind that auto body repair shops must follow a strict process when dealing with insurance companies. This means that if your vehicle arrives at … [Read more...]

What to do in an accident

A vehicle accident puts a wrench in your day and adds stress to your life that many of us could simply do without. When accidents happen we're almost always caught off guard, which can lead to panic and irrational behaviour. Though it's difficult to keep a sound mind in an accident, there are a few steps you should follow to ensure that you, your passengers and your vehicle are all safe at the scene. First and foremost, stay as calm as … [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...]

Prepare for an emergency with a car kit

It happens to the best of us: our car breaks down, we run out of gas or we get lost and we’re stuck on the side of the road without anything to eat, keep us warm or help us get going again. This is exactly why every car owner should keep emergency items in their car. These can be purchased as a pre-assembled kit and you can add items depending on the season and where you live. The kits take up just a little bit of space in the trunk of the … [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...]

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...]

Tires-All Season or Every Season

Choosing tires for your vehicle can be a daunting task.  Gone are the days when car owners in Canada always had two sets of tires and, much like adjusting your clocks twice a year, switching your tires for the season took place at the same time every year. With the introduction of All Season tires car owners were given the option of no seasonal tire changes. This can be very convenient however the effectiveness of All Season tires is dependent … [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...]

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...]

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...]