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...]

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...]

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...]

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-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...]

Insurance coverage: a little explanation

Auto Insurance coverage can get a bit confusing, especially when you're not even sure exactly what is covered.  Added to that, there is also coverage which is mandatory in Ontario. A few explanations of the main areas of coverage may help you become a better consumer and be more realistic about your vehicle and your Insurance policy. Comprehensive (COMP)-this covers your vehicle for losses that are not collision-related such as if your car is … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Vehicle

Buying a new vehicle is usually both exciting and stressful; it is, likely the second most expensive ticket item you’ll buy, after a home, so you want to get it right. Before you even start looking at cars is the time to work through a decision-making process. And don’t wait to buy a car until you need one desperately: buying a car takes time, energy and the ability to say, “No thanks,” to the salesman and drive away. In order to do that, make … [Read more...]