Blog Posts in 2014

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Stay Safe This Holiday Season | INFOGRAPHIC

Taking precautions to keep your family safe is important no matter the time of the year, but there are particular steps you can take during the holiday season to help keep yourself and your children ...
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What to Expect from Auto Body Repairs

There are hundreds of auto body shops in San Jose, which means you’re never far from getting your car put back together following an accident. If you’ve never had to visit a collision ...
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Knowing When Your Car Needs Realignment

One of the easiest ways to know when your car needs an alignment is to look at the tires. Uneven tire wear is a prime indicator that your vehicle is out of alignment. Drifting or pulling to one side ...
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Statistics on Car Dent Causes

Dented cars are about as common as stained clothes. Still, car owners who accidentally dent their cars are often shy about owning up to it and many car owners leave dents unrepaired for far longer ...
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Preparing a Successful Car Insurance Claim

When it comes to filing a car insurance claim, the most important thing to remember is that the more details you provide, the better your chances of winning the claim. Before you contact your ...
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Statistics on Car Dent Causes

Dented cars are about as common as stained clothes. Still, car owners who accidentally dent their cars are often shy about owning up to it and many car owners leave dents unrepaired for far longer ...
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What to Do if You Are Involved in a Car Accident

Major or minor, a first-time ordeal or a 20th unfortunate roadway collision, a car accident can be scary and disorienting. As difficult as it may be to stay engaged following an accident, it is ...
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Signs Your Car is Out of Alignment

Driving a car that is out of alignment is hard on your wallet and the environment. It can also be dangerous. To familiarize yourself with signs that your car’s wheels are misaligned so that you ...
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Modern Car Finishes and Body Damage Prevention

Cars are growing safer, more attractive, and more energy efficient with each passing year. One of the more recent developments to become mainstream in the automotive industry is a damage-resistant car ...
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Different Types of Car Scratches

Noticing a scratch on your car can be frustrating, and it can happen in all sorts of environments. You may be the victim of a stray shopping cart or you may receive more serious damage from a ...
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Understanding How Paintless Dent Removal Works

Paintless dent removal can be used to treat specific types of dents and scratches on your car. Although some people are able to perform this service themselves, many choose to bring their car into an ...
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Your Auto Repair Options Following a Car Accident

Many different factors may affect the results of a car accident. Each party’s insurance policies will be addressed, and fault may or may not be decided by a court of law. Your auto repair ...
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Diagnosing Common Suspension Problems

When it comes to problems with your vehicle’s suspension, there are a few different components that may be at fault. Watch this video for help in diagnosing some of the common suspension ...
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Driving Precautions that will Help You Avoid an Accident

Some safe driving tips may seem obvious, but they are important to follow if you want to minimize your chances of a collision. At Michael J’s Body Shop, we think it’s important to remind ...
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Staying Safe When You Are Driving in Traffic

Driving safely in traffic can be challenging, but knowing how to do so is important because it reduces your risk of getting into a collision. The most essential rule when driving in traffic is not to ...
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Keep Your Car Looking Great with These Summer Maintenance Tips

Going to a car wash regularly is the most important summer car maintenance service if you want your car to look like it did the day you purchased it. At Michael J’s Body Shop, San Jose’s ...
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Tips for Selecting the Right Body Shop for Your Needs

If your vehicle was damaged by a storm, rust, acid rain, years of sunlight exposure, or a collision, you will need to look around for the right body shop. While insurance companies may have a ...
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A Look at the Technology Behind Auto Body Frame Mechanics

Once upon a time, damaged automobile parts could only be repaired by the skilled hands of trained professionals. Technological advances in the automotive industry changed this, notably reducing the ...
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Becoming a Defensive Driver

Since your car is the only vehicle on the road over which you have any control, you cannot count on other drivers to help you avoid involvement in an auto collision. If you wish to keep the likelihood ...
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A Sobering Look at DUI Statistics: [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that one in three people will be involved in a DUI-related auto accident at some point? If you’re at fault in such an accident, the costs can be staggering. In addition to car ...
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Tips for Becoming a Safer Driver

Motor vehicles give drivers autonomy over where they go and when. In addition to influencing the ease of transportation between most places, automobiles have increased productivity and boosted various ...
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Reasons to Choose a Full-Service Body Shop

After being involved in a collision, it is understandable for drivers to want to take their cars to the nearest body shop for repairs so that they can put the accident behind them as quickly as ...
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Tips for Preserving the Condition of Your Car's Paint

Nothing beats the feeling of driving a brand new car home from the dealership. Over time, the shiny appearance of your car’s paint will experience natural wear and tear. Fortunately, with a bit ...
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Exploring the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents are an unwelcome fact of life for every driver on the road. Each time you get behind the wheel, you are at risk of experiencing a collision. With knowledge and preventative measures, you ...
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Deciding Whether to Repair or Replace Your Windshield

Windshield chips and cracks are a fact of life for every driver on the road. If your windshield becomes damaged, it is important to take care of the problem right away. Depending on the nature of the ...
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