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30 Sep
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Auto Hail Repair: Making Your Vehicle Look New Again

The weather’s unpredictability often causes havoc to everything in its path. Hail storms are particularly destructive. Whether from a short-lived storm or a long-lasting tempest, hail damages a significant number of automobiles across the country every year, with our home state of Texas being one of the hardest hit.

Auto Hail Repair: Making Your Vehicle Look New Again

In fact, even just one storm with hailstones — irregular lumps of ice — can damage thousands of vehicles before dissipating. This can turn into a significant and expensive problem for all auto owners, which is why our experts specialize in paintless auto hail repair. Our certified technicians have the skills to remove individual dents and dings to make your vehicle look like new again. By retaining your original paint and finish, this process keeps your cost low.

Still, we understand your daily concerns about costs, so we also strive to keep our rates competitive. The average cost of removing minor dents and dings ranges from $50 to $150, depending on the size, depth, and where the damage has taken place. If necessary, we can arrange special pricing for more excessive hail damage. We’ll work with you to get you what you need.

Best in Show Collision Repair is family owned and has been in business for over 35 years. We’re a well-known and respected repair facility that you can trust. We pride ourselves on our quick turnaround time and quality service, and we guarantee your satisfaction.

Contact us at Best in Show Collision Repair for more information about auto hail repair or stop by our business for a free estimate.

5 Aug
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Paintless Dent Repair: An Affordable Alternative

As the owner of a vehicle, whether it is a brand new model or an older classic car, many times dings and dents can occur that detract from the overall appeal and looks of the vehicle. Although you want these dents repaired, you do not want to spend tons of money paying a body shop to have them pulled out, repaired, then repainted. Often, however, these dents can be repaired using paintless dent repair.

Paintless Dent Repair: An Affordable Alternative

If these dents are shallow and the collision was soft enough that the paint remained intact, then they are ideal candidates for this repair procedure. These types of dents often affect the outer clear coat layer only and their damage is mostly aesthetic in nature.

Paintless dent removal approaches the dent from the inside, although this may seem a bit complicated with the limited space available, it can be quite simple for a professional. A pro can evaluate the vehicle and come up with the best solution to get it back to where it should be or even better. They have the specialized tools required to do this job professionally and know how to access the damaged area quickly without unnecessarily breaking trim or interior paneling.

The repair technician uses these specialized tools from the inside by applying the proper amount and shape of pressure to the damaged area. Often, the technician will simultaneously hold other tools against the outside surface to prevent the dent from being pushed out too far. After the dent is returned to its original location and is properly aligned, they will buff it and the surrounding area to blend these areas together again.

Although this type of dent repair is not applicable for every scenario in body work, especially after the damage has occurred from a major accident, this is a quick and affordable alternative to the small, soft dents that often occur from everyday use of an automobile. If your car is potentially in need of these paintless repair services, please feel free to contact us for more information.

24 Jun
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Don’t Ignore Your Vehicle’s Hail Damage

Don't Ignore Your Vehicle's Hail DamageIf your vehicle is currently showing signs of hail damage, you might be putting off doing anything about it. However, you shouldn’t ignore your car’s hail damage; instead, you should stop by Best in Show Collision Repair to find out what we can do about it.

The Damage Could Escalate

Don’t assume that the dents will remain as they are. Once your clear coat is chipped, you have to worry about your vehicle rusting in the areas where there is hail damage. The damage is only going to get worse if you don’t do something about it now.

Your Vehicle’s Value Could Be Affected

If you decide to sell your car or trade it in, you might find that the hail damage will affect things more than you think. People don’t want to purchase cars with little dents and dings, especially not at full price. Having the problem repaired by a professional can help you restore its value, however.

You Deserve for Your Car to Look Its Best

You deserve for your car to look its best, and it can’t look its best if there is hail damage. Having this damage repaired by Best in Show Collision Repair can help you feel proud of your vehicle again.

If your vehicle has dents and dings from hail damage, you shouldn’t keep ignoring the problem. You do have options, including paintless dent repair and other body repair options. To find out more about getting your hail damage fixed, contact us at Best in Show Collision Repair.

29 Dec
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Safe Travels with These 4 Driving Tips This Holiday Season

Safe Travels with These 4 Driving Tips This Holiday SeasonAs we near the end of this holiday season, Best in Show Collision Repair would like to offer the following thoughts regarding safe travel on the roads, so that our customers will arrive safely to their chosen destinations.

  1. Be a responsible driver. Never, ever, get behind the wheel after imbibing in liquid cheer. Don’t be too proud to hand over your keys to a designated driver, no matter how long or how short your drive will be.
  2. Allow extra time for holiday travel. Not only may traffic be bad, but weather conditions may deteriorate quickly when you are on the road, so give yourself extra time to arrive at your destination.
  3. Rest before embarking on a long trip. Sure, we understand that you will probably want to be on the road as soon as the kids are out of school and you are off work, but don’t let the excitement of the holiday cloud your good judgment. If you are tired, rest first; as you drive, if you find you are being hypnotized by the road and are fighting sleep, don’t be afraid to pull off and rest, grab a cup of coffee and an energy bar, or just walk around outside of your vehicle for a few moments.
  4. Don’t be afraid to report dangerous or erratic driving behavior. Unfortunately, the holidays aren’t a time of peace and goodwill for everyone. If you encounter a problem with an angry driver, put some distance between your vehicle and the vehicle of the other driver, and don’t engage.

For over thirty-five years, Best in Show Collision Repair has been performing auto body work in the Garland, Texas area. We sincerely hope that all of our customer’s vehicles are able to make it through the holidays safely, however, should you find yourself in need of our services contact us.

3 Nov
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Head to a Body Shop after Weather Damages Your Vehicle

Head to a Body Shop after Weather Damages Your VehicleWhen your vehicle is damaged, more likely than not, the cause is from a vehicular collision. However, it is not impossible to have a situation in which weather is the criminal. Although you might want to brush-off weather damage as only cosmetic, you should take it to a body shop for a thorough inspection.

Determine if the Problem is Serious

Without professional knowledge or experience, you simply do not have the know-how to truly determine whether the problem is minimal or serious. A professional opinion is ideal for the situation, especially because these issues can worsen over time when they are not taken care of right away.

Avoid Going through Insurance

If you take your vehicle into a body shop right away and find out how much damage was caused, you can determine whether the best decision is to pay for the fixes on your own or go through your insurance. In some cases, filing an insurance claim might be the most financially sound option, but you may also find that the fix is rather inexpensive and going through insurance would be an excessive process.

Maintain the Car’s Value

Although some vehicle owners keep their cars until they are no longer operable, you should think about maintaining the car’s value with the necessary repairs if you intend on selling or trading it in the future. While you could take care of fixes at a later time, you will spend less and have a better driving experience by eliminating the problem, regardless of it is just a cosmetic one, right after the damage occurs.

If you have any questions about our services, feel free to contact us.

8 Sep
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Three Reasons To Get Your Car’s Hail Damage Repaired Fast

Three Reasons To Get Your Car's Hail Damage Repaired FastSummer means sunshine, hot weather, days at the beach and fun vacations. It’s also prime time for thunderstorms, which can wreak havoc on your car or truck, especially if there’s hail involved. Whether it’s small, dime-sized hail, golf ball sized hail or something resembling a grapefruit, it’s going to cause some damage. If your vehicle has been pummeled, and has even a small amount of hail damage, you’re going to want to get it repaired fast for three very distinct reasons.

Protect The Paint Job

When hail hits the surface of your vehicle, it causes dimples and dents to form. What’s going to happen, over time, is that the paint is going to crack and chip away in those spots. Once that happens, it’s only a matter of time before the rest of the surface follows suit. Before long, you’re going to have large spots of chipping, cracked paint that make your car or truck look like it’s been neglected and abused. Repairing the hail damage quickly will assure that those spots don’t spread, protecting the rest of your vehicle from further damage. Let those spots go too long and you’ll have to get the entire vehicle re-painted at some point in the future.

Keep The Rust Out

Cracking, peeling paint from hail damage exposes the bare metal of your vehicle’s body to the elements. When water starts to seep in and accumulate under the paint, chemical reactions cause rust to start forming. At first, it will only be surface rust, which doesn’t seem like a huge problem. However, given enough time, that rust will start to eat right through the metal, creating holes and weak spots. That rust isn’t just unsightly, it makes your car’s body unstable and reduces its useful life by years. Repairing that hail damage sooner, rather than later, will keep the rust from reducing your car into a rust bucket you are ashamed to drive.

Your car is an investment, one that you hope to cash in on at some point. If you’re like most people, you probably plan on upgrading your vehicle to a newer model within a few years. That usually means trading in the one you currently own, or selling it outright and taking the cash to the dealership. The truth is, it’s going to be really tough to convince someone to give you top dollar for a dented, dinged, rusted vehicle. That’s why you’ve taken such good care of it up until that hail storm decided to ruin the surface. If you get the hail damage fixed, you won’t see the value of your car degrade as quickly as if you leave it for a later date.

Hail storms are a fact of life and you can’t really avoid them. The only thing that you can really do is to deal with the damage that is caused when one bears down on you. If your car has hail damage, don’t wait, contact us right away so we can get to work. With more than three decades of experience in auto body repair, we have seen it all and we know exactly what to do to repair even the worst dents caused by hail.

About Us

Our expertise allows us to work on the most demanding of collision repair projects… But we specialize in every make and model car, truck, and SUV. Doing it right is our passion. Best in Show has been active member and sponsor of the North Texas Viper Club and Viper Club of America since 2004. Please contact Rod or visit our “Snake Pit” section for any Viper assistance.

Collision Repair

When your principal means of transportation is put in jeopardy, you want your vehicle fixed correctly and fixed quickly. We understand how difficult it can be to have no ride to work or leisure activities, and how embarrassing it is to drive around with visible damage to your automobile. Best in Show Collision Repair will provide you with the utmost care and have you back on the road in no time at all.

Contact Us

"You have enough things to worry about after an accident. Getting your car repaired shouldn't be one of them." -M. Testolin

Phone:
214-348-1558

Address:
3533 West Miller Road
Garland, TX 75041