Blog Posts in 2013

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Why Is Antifreeze Important During the Winter?

Antifreeze, also known as engine coolant, is not just for cars driven in climates that experience freezing-cold temperatures. Found in the radiators of all cars, antifreeze performs a number of ...
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Preparing Your Car for Winter Driving

San Jose enjoys mild winter weather relative to other American cities in the north. But that doesn’t mean San Jose drivers do not have to worry about slippery streets and near-freezing ...
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Simple Parking Tips

Millions of drivers struggle with parking on the side of the road—especially when it involves squeezing into tight spaces. If you have trouble with getting in and out of tight parking spots, you ...
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Micheal J's Body Shop Spreading the Holiday Cheer

To all our valued agents, friends and customers, we at Michael J's Body shop want to wish you all the happiest of holiday seasons. During this time of year we ask you to reflect on all your blessings ...
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What Is Paintless Dent Removal?

When dented, modern cars can be restored to virtually the same condition, thanks to paintless dent removal. Offered by cutting-edge auto body repair shops, PDR services greatly reduce the cost and ...
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How to Check Your Tire Tread Wear

Tire tread level has a profound effect on the vehicle’s handling, braking, and susceptibility to hydroplaning and even tire failure. It’s recommended that you check your vehicle’s ...
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Steps to Take Immediately Following a Collision

Being in a collision can be a very stressful event, but if you are ever in an accident, it can be comforting to know the steps to take. Read this article for more information about the proper steps to ...
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Staying Safe While Driving In the Rain

A downpour can greatly limit your visibility while driving, and even cause your vehicle to lose traction. To make sure that you are safe on wet roads, watch this video for some important safety tips. ...
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Essential Safety Tips for Driving In the Rain

The wettest time of year in Northern California is fast approaching. To protect yourself and your passengers from a car accident when it’s raining, you must know how to drive safely in the rain. ...
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A Look at the Process Behind Paintless Dent Repair

Paintless dent repair is a revolutionary method for removing dents from the body of a vehicle. With this quick and easy dent repair method, a technician is able to repair a dent with only minor ...
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Understanding the Different Types of Physical Damage Covered by Auto Insurance

Physical damage coverage will protect your vehicle in the event of a collision or accident. When you are insuring your vehicle, it is important to be aware of the different types of physical damage ...
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Car Care Schedule for Peak Performance - [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you want your car to keep on rolling for the long haul? If so, don’t forget regular maintenance pit stops at the body shop. Proper maintenance will keep your car humming along in top shape ...
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What Does Tire Wear Tell You About Your Car?

The wear on your tire treads can tell you a great deal about the condition of your vehicle. When you are inspecting your tire wear, it is important to look for any unusual or irregular wear patterns. ...
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How to Keep Your Car from Rusting

Rust is a serious concern for any car owner. Not only will rust ruin the appearance of your car’s body, but rust can also cause serious structural and mechanical problems throughout the interior ...
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A Guide to Today's Most Popular Car Paint Colors

For many people, the car they drive is an extension of their personality. Whether you prefer a popular color like white for a better resale value or you like the classic look of an all-black BMW, ...
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Steps You Can Take to Prevent an Auto Collision

Nobody gets behind the wheel expecting to get into an auto accident, but they can and do happen every day. Though you can restore your car’s appearance with help from a trusted auto mechanic, ...
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Learn How to Avoid a Rear-End Collision

Rear-end collisions are almost always the fault of the following driver, and they can happen in an instant on crowded San Jose roadways. This brief video provides a few tips for staying safe. It takes ...
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Safe Driving Tips for Your Newly Licensed Teen

Teen drivers remain one of the highest-risk age groups for fatal auto accidents, and auto collisions are one of the leading causes of death for all Americans under 35. In light of these statistics, ...
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Understanding the Main Components of Your Car's Suspension System

It doesn’t matter how much horsepower your vehicle has; if the suspension is shot, you’re not going anywhere. Your vehicle's suspension is responsible for keeping your tires on the road, ...
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Important Steps to Take Immediately Following a Collision

Though not all car accidents are reported, some estimates claim that at least 6 million occur every year. Considering this shocking statistic, there’s a good chance you will be involved in an ...
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Emergency Roadside Kit Essentials

It’s important to be prepared in case your vehicle breaks down or one of your tires goes flat. This video from DIY Network discusses which items you should keep in your emergency roadside kit at ...
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Be Prepared: Creating a Kit for Roadside Emergencies

Even if you have a reliable vehicle, there are a million circumstances that could cause you to break down, including a sudden collision or a flat tire. You can’t always prevent a roadside ...
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What Our Repair Warranty Includes

When you choose to repair your vehicle at Michael J’s Body Shop, your auto body and collision repairs will be covered by our comprehensive repair warranty program. We offer a written lifetime ...
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The Benefits of OEM Parts over Aftermarket Parts

When your vehicle is involved in a collision, you want to repair the damage with the best available parts and services. Once you bring your damaged vehicle to the body shop for repairs, you may have ...
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How to Buy Car Insurance

There are many great ways to save money on your car insurance. When you are looking for the best possible car insurance, make sure that you schedule an appointment with a professional insurance agent ...
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