15 results for tag: auto body tips


Avoiding Insurance Claim Headaches

Car insurance is a great thing when it comes in handy after an accident and saves you from paying for the entire auto body repair yourself. It can seem like a hassle. But, going about it the right way, it should be no problem getting your vehicle's damage taken care of. Here are a few tips we have to offer in avoiding insurance claim headaches. Collect Personal & Vehicle Information The first thing to do after getting into an accident (assuming no one has been physically harmed), is to collect some information about the accident and those involved. Getting all the information you need will help when filing the insurance claim. It will ...

Need a tow? Call Top Notch Towing!

Top Notch Towing is Hendersonville's best towing company by far! People often ask us if we know of a local towing company that we like and trust. We always say Top Notch Towing in Hendersonville, NC. It is a family owned and operated business that has been serving our community for the last 20+ years. They provide fast towing services, day or night. They have quite a few drivers and trucks ready to provide towing services, 24/7. Whether you need a local tow to a body shop or are in need of emergency roadside towing, they've got you covered. Especially with restorations, we get a lot of cars and trucks in for body work and paint that ...

Warning about bug spray and your car’s paint

WARNING: Deet destroys car paint! Lately mosquitoes are everywhere. Even in the shop, I'll get bit by mosquitoes - sometimes even through my shirt! And we've got the Zika virus to worry about, so I've been using bug spray probably twice a day. I keep a can at the shop for when I forget. And now for my confession. The other day, Tim finished painting some motorcycle parts and put them in the front room of the shop, to keep them safe from debris. Sigh. I later went in there and stupidly absent-mindedly sprayed on some bug spray, which ended up getting on the parts. We quickly noticed the parts were speckled with overspray and tried to ...

Avoid those car dents!

Car dents are very common and can happen so easily. They can come from people parking too close and opening their car door into yours, or from a number of other ways, like hail or a pebble getting kicked up. If you've ever returned to your car to suddenly find a new ding on the side of your vehicle, you know how frustrating it can be. Small car dents are easy to fix, but they still require body work and painting the entire panel it's on to make sure it looks seamless. Sometimes these small collision repairs are unavoidable. However, we can take certain precautions to protect our cars from damage by knowing where they typically come from. Here ...

Let’s make your car different than all the rest

Have you ever walked up to a car thinking it was yours, and it wasn’t? Ever wish your car could stand out from all the rest? Well, you don't have to go out and buy a brand new vehicle to get that new look. If you’ve been feeling down on your car and thinking it’s time for an upgrade, consider sprucing it up through a paint job or some custom modifications. Specific makes and models come in set colors. Maybe you get your choice of a few different paint options, but that's it. Plus, buying a new vehicle is costly, and you’ll eventually run into the same scenario of seeing “your” car everywhere you go. It doesn't take a ...

Motorcycle Safety: Increasing Visibility

The most important aspect of motorcycle safety is visibility. Motorcyclists need to be visible while out on the road. So many accidents happen because of other drivers not being able to see the motorcycles that share the road with them. Motorcycles are at a slight disadvantage because they are smaller than the average car and aren't easily noticed. Drivers tend to look out for other cars and trucks on the road, but fail to notice the motorcycles that might right near them. The more visible bike riders are, the safer they will be. Motorcycle Safety Tips Here are a few tips on how to increase visibility and stay safe while riding... Get a ...

Auto Body Shop Estimates: What to look for

Getting auto body shop estimates is the first step in getting your car repaired after an accident, or even when you are looking to get your car restored and painted. Here are some tips on getting auto body shop estimates: Shop around If you don't already have a preferred auto body shop, it's always good to get several auto body shop estimates before choosing the one to do your work. Each estimate may vary based on their labor rates, how much they can get parts for, if they try to get used parts to save you money, etc. Discuss your preferences If there are certain things you would like your body shop to consider, let them know ahead of time so ...

Headlight Restoration – $30/headlight!

Headlight restoration is necessary when your headlights start to get cloudy and foggy. TD Customs offers an affordable flat rate for restoring headlights back to their clear, shiny, original condition - just $30 per headlight. Having foggy headlights is not only unappealing to look at it, but is a safety hazard as well. Cloudy headlights reduce visibility, both for the driver and others on the road. Our headlight restoration services are extremely affordable, and since they don’t take much time, you’ll have them back a day after you leave them with us. If it's time to get those headlights cleaned, we're here to help. You can either bring the ...

Staying Safe on Winter Roads in WNC

Winter has finally arrived in NC. After an abnormally warm start, we're now expecting our first big storm. Some people are saying we'll get 28", but that would literally be breaking every snowfall record NC's ever seen. At any rate, big winter storms do cause havoc out on the roads, and increase the risk of getting into a car accident. Here in North Carolina, they describe the level of snowstorm intensity with a complicated system of quantifying how much milk and bread loaves will be needed for survival. That's right, the news station informs us of how many loaves of bread we should buy before we hunker down in our homes. For example, a storm ...

Items to include in your Emergency Roadside Kit

Having an emergency roadside kit in your car is important because accidents do happen, and you will thank yourself for being prepared if you are ever in that situation. We never plan for things to go wrong, for our cars to break down, or for us to be stuck on the side of the road. But preparing for such an event can make a world of difference if something ever happens. Even if you have roadside assistance with AAA, it's just a little backup just in case. Take the time to think about your emergency roadside kit now, so if you ever need it you aren't stuck in your car wishing you had put together a little kit of the things you need. You can even buy ...