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Category: Auto Body Shop

A short history of women working with cars

You’ve probably heard the refrain that car repair “is a man’s work.” Well, it may be tough work, but women are equally as capable of the skills it takes to get the job done. To celebrate Women’s History Month, we want to honor the women in our industry: Mechanics, engineers, pioneers, and business owners. Here…

Do I have to use an insurance recommended shop?

Being in a wreck is stressful. Among those stresses is having to choose a repair shop. Most insurance companies will recommend repair shops for you to choose from, but you have a choice of where you want your car repaired – recommended or not. Certifications You might see that some shops have certifications. That means…

Online Repair Estimate

Technology changes just about everything. It provides safety features on cars and added conveniences. Your phone also helps you make informed decisions about what auto body shop to choose. Your smartphone can now make your collision repair simpler. AMM Collision offers a smartphone estimating tool that customers can use anywhere, and get a preliminary estimate…

Should I use the repair shop my insurance recommends?

When you are involved in a car wreck, you may not have the time to research where you want your car fixed. Your insurance company may recommend a collision repair center, and it may seem like an easy solution to go with that shop. However, you have the right to choose where you want your…

What are the regulations for auto shops in Texas?

Have you ever wondered who requires collision repair shops to be in compliance with regulations? The real answer is that there is not a comprehensive law in Texas that governs collision repair. However, there are still inspections and regulations shops must meet. Any time you have an issue with auto body repairs made to your…

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Why a lifetime warranty is more than a guarantee

When you get your vehicle fixed after a crash, you expect your collision repair to last. Obviously, it doesn’t always happen. This is why it is important to have repairs made at a body shop that offers a lifetime warranty. A lifetime warranty means the shop guarantees their work will be the best quality, and…

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Why a body shop tech should inspect your collision damage

When a car has been damaged in a wreck, some of the damage will be obvious, such as a broken taillight or a dented door. What is not immediately noticeable, and may be invisible unless you are a trained auto body expert, is any damage that may be behind the body of the vehicle. Technicians…

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Paint jobs that are environment-friendly

Quality has always been a top consideration for collision repair shops when purchasing paint. But recently, many have had a growing concern for the effects of our products on the environment. Choosing a body shop that will provide quality and be friendly to the environment takes research. When it comes to paints, ask body shops…

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Choosing a body shop: Do I have to take my insurance recommendation?

After an accident, your insurance company may recommend an auto body repair shop for your repairs. Some may feel obligated to use the recommended shop, but the choice is always yours on which collision center you want to use. Here are some pointers on how to decide where you want to go. Choose Certified As…

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What happens if I crash on a road trip?

A road trip is intended to be fun. No one plans on getting in an accident, and few people think ahead to what they might do if they get into one several hours down the road. The first thing you should do is check with your insurance agent. If you need a tow, you’ll want…

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