• Spotlight on Our Auto Detailing Services

    If you want your car to stay in the condition it was when you drove it off the lot, then you need auto detailing. Auto detailing goes beyond the basic wash that you’re used to giving your car to restore it to a like-new condition inside and out. We offer interior and exterior auto detailing at our body shop, performed by a team of experienced technicians. Here’s a look at what you can expect from our services.


    Auto detailing includes thorough cleaning inside and outside of your car, including hand washing and vacuuming of even the smallest components, nooks, and crannies of your vehicle. During our detailing service, we will also wax, glaze, and polish your car. Detailing is a great way to get your car back to normal after collision repairs or any time your car simply needs to be refreshed.


    To schedule an appointment for auto detailing, contact Michael J’s Body Shop. You can learn more about all of the services at our auto body shop in San Jose by calling (408) 279-2070.

  • How Do Turbos Work in Cars?

    If you appreciate the way your car takes off when you hit the gas, then you appreciate turbos. Turbos in cars pressurize air to make it possible for fuel to combust, giving your engine power. Without turbos, cars would have enormous, heavy engines that take extended periods of time to rev.


    Watch this video to see how turbos work. They take in air and pressurize it, increasing the oxygen levels, so that it creates greater combustion when it encounters fuel in the engine, giving your car power to move fast.


    At Michael J’s Body Shop, we’ll make your car look as good as it drives. From collision repairs to auto body paint, we can fix damage and restore your car to a like-new condition. Call our body shop in San Jose today at (408) 279-2070 to get started.

  • A Look at How We Work with Your Insurance Company

    After all of the immediate concerns are addressed in the aftermath of a car accident, including dealing with injuries and getting the damaged cars out of the roadway, the issue of dealing with insurance enters the picture. For most people, the process of filing an insurance claim for car collision repairs is trying, but at Michael J’s Body Shop, we’re committed to making the process as hassle-free as possible for you by working with your insurance company on your behalf.


    Provide Us with Information About the Accident

    The first step is providing us with information about the accident and your insurance. This includes information about your insurance company was well as the insurance company that will be paying for your repairs, if the other drive was at fault for the collision. We will also need the claim number and claim representative assigned to you for your case, if you have already talked to your insurance company, as well as your policy number.


    Allow Us to Work with Your Insurance Company for You

    Once we have your permission as well as the requested information, we can be the liaison between you and your insurance company. This includes handling the paperwork and the direct communications. We can do this for your insurance company as well as the insurance company that is responsible for paying for your damages. This takes one thing off your plate when you’re dealing with the aftermath of a collision. We can also handle supplemental billing and deal with appraisers and adjusters on your behalf. Our experts are experienced in dealing with insurance companies and can facilitate every part of the process on your behalf. We have so much experience in dealing with insurance companies that we even offer insurance continuing education training.


    Accidents are frustrating, but at Michael J’s Body Shop, we’re committed to making the process as smooth as possible for you. If you are involved in an accident and need collision repairs or car dent removal, call our auto body shop in San Jose at (408) 279-2070.

  • How Rust Can Damage Your Car

    Rust is more than unsightly. It can also cause serious damage to your car. That is why you need to go to your auto body shop any time a scratch or dent happens to your car, even if it looks minor. Minor damage can turn into major issues that require costly repairs or even turn your car into a write-off. Here’s what you need to know about rust and how it can impact your car.


    What exactly is rust?

    Rust occurs when iron comes into contact with water and air. The carbon dioxide combines with the water, forming an acid that partially breaks down the iron. The oxygen atoms in water bond with the iron atoms and create iron oxide. Iron oxide is very brittle, which is why rust flakes so easily when you touch it. That kind of brittleness is not ideal for a car, which has to be able to withstand wear and tear in environmental conditions and the potential of collisions with other vehicles.


    What are the effects of rust on a car?

    The impact of rust on a car depends on whether the rust is on the surface or if it is underneath. Surface rust can happen fairly easily. If your paint is dinged by a piece of gravel when you’re driving or if you drive somewhere that deicing agents are used on the road, then surface rust can occur. If the rust is in one surface location, it can be fixed at your body shop by sanding off and resealing the effective area. But if rust is allowed to eat through the metal, it can cause structural damage. A crack in your car’s outer structure is all that is needed to allow rust to invade below the surface and weaken the frame of your car.


    Don’t let rust put your car at risk. Michael J’s Body Shop offers collision repairs and other auto body work that not only makes your car look like new but also prevents further damage from occurring. For more information about auto body repairs in San Jose, call (408) 279-2070.