Blog Posts in 2011

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Watch: Is Your Car a Total Loss?

Whenever an auto collision leaves you without your car, it is important to act quickly in order to get a good auto insurance settlement. This video discusses what you should do if your vehicle is ...
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What to Do in the Moments Following a Car Accident

Car accidents frequently occur, causing motorists distress. In the moments following a car accident, there are various steps you can take to maximize the efficiency of your insurance claim. If ...
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Donate to Second Harvest With Michael J's Body Shop!

Michael J's Body Shop is teaming up with Second Harvest Food Bank to help feed local families this holiday season. Click here to donate on our personalized page. Thank you for your support!
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A Basic Guide to Getting around While Your Car Is in the Body Shop

When your car is stuck in the shop, you’re often left feeling helpless. Although many people have been in this situation, it’s important to know that not all body shops are the ...
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Adjusting Your Car Mirror 101: Watch for a Quick Lesson

Driving safely is important if you want to stay out of harm’s way and avoid steep collision repair bills. This short video can tell you more about mirror adjustment that can help you avoid blind ...
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Michael J's is Helping Fight Hunger with Second Harvest Food Bank. Donate Today!

Michael J's Body Shop has teamed up with Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties to fight hunger! We are holding a food drive so area families will have healthy meals on their ...
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Auto Paint Restoration - It's an Art!

When cars are involved in collisions, chances are they will need body work. One of the most complicated aspects of body work and collision repair is paint restoration. Paint colors vary greatly ...
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Learn More About The Collision Repair Process

Car crashes can unfortunately occur at any time, at any place, and to anyone - which can result in costly collision repair services. However, there are a number of precautions that you can take to ...
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Happy Thanksgiving from Michael J's Body Shop

From everyone at Michael J's Body Shop, we wish you and your family a healthy and happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful to be able to serve you and for your continued support. We will be closed on ...
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Congrats to Michael Burke for Winning Our Stanford Football Tickets! Enjoy The Game, Michael!

As a "thank-you" to our Facebook fans, we gave away two tickets to the SOLD OUT Stanford vs Notre Dame football game on Friday. Michael Burke was randomly chosen to win, and Rich from ...
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Common Damages Vehicles Suffer Following Collisions

If your vehicle has been in a collision, then it’s crucial that your insurance adjuster and auto body shop thoroughly inspect it for damage. While it’s true that low-speed collisions are ...
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Auto Insurance: How Do Insurance Companies Define a Total Auto Loss?

Immediately following an accident, you evaluate the situation: you’re OK, your children are OK, and the other driver is OK. Your car, on the other hand, isn’t so fortunate. You watch as it ...
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Win 2 Tickets to a SOLD OUT Stanford Game - "Like" Us to Enter!

Have you 'liked' Michael J's Body Shop's Facebook page yet? If not, you are missing out on the chance to win two tickets to the SOLD OUT Stanford vs Notre Dame football game on Saturday, November ...
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Tips for Driving in Inclement Weather

No matter where you live in the United States, November and December are notoriously known for inclement weather. From snow and rain to sleet and hail, the next few months will surely test even the ...
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Still not sure where you're taking the kids this Halloween? We can help!

If you still haven't decided where to take the kids this Halloween to celebrate, take a look at our recent post that lists the best family-friendly Halloween activities in San Jose. We have you ...
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Best Family-Friendly Halloween Activities in San Jose

What are you planning for your kids this Halloween? Michael J's Body Shop has put together a list of some of the best and most popular pumpkin patches and family-friendly Halloween activities in San ...
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More Collision Repair Resources - Michael J's Body Shop

Did you know that you have the legal right to choose which body shop repairs your vehicle following an accident? For more information about selecting a body shop and keeping your car looking great, ...
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You Have the Power to Choose: Select the Right Body Shop

The events following an automobile accident can be extremely overwhelming. One of the most important issues to address is where you will have your vehicle repaired. While your insurance company may ...
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Accidents Happen: Organize the Aftermath with the C. A. R. Accident Report App from iTunes

Accidents happen. In fact, they happen all the time. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are nearly 5.8 million traffic crashes in the United States each ...
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Preserve That "New Car Look" As Long As You Can

Everyone likes to talk about new car smell, but more important than that is the new car look. After all, you see a car well before you smell the interior. While you may think it’s impossible to ...
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Take Care of Your Car and it will Take Care of You! Learn More About Auto Maintenance With These Resources from our Recent Blogs

What is paintless dent repair? How often should you get an oil change? What does your car's check engine light mean? Cars are complex machines, and as such, they come with a multitude of questions. If ...
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What is Paintless Dent Removal?

If you have relatively small dings on your car’s exterior, then you may be hesitant to bring it to an auto body shop for repairs. While you might think that the costs of repair will well exceed ...
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You've Been in a Car Accident - What Now?

Nobody wants to think about car accidents, much less what to do immediately after a car accident. However, while you can't avoid a car accident, you can still prepare yourself for how to act after an ...
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Back To School : Put Car Safety On Your To-Do List

Whether you're a parent driving your kids to school or a college student making the long drive back to college, you should make sure to get your car checked out before school starts. Oil changes, ...
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Auto Body Repair Resources - Read More About Our Recent Articles

Dealing with the aftermath of a traffic collision can be one of the biggest challenges you have to face. The struggle can be made much easier if you keep a few key things in mind and find a good ...
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