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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…

Why is my ‘check engine’ light on?

If you have ever had the “check engine” light come on in your car, chances are you probably thought, “What is wrong with my car?” If you have ever asked that question, you have one thing correct, there is something wrong with your vehicle. A recent study shows about 10 percent of cars on the…

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What is the difference between OEM and Aftermarket parts?

In collision repair, old parts that are damaged must be replaced with new ones. Customers generally prefer OEM parts, but don’t always know their options ahead of time. There are three different kind of parts that can replace the damaged one.  Each one being used can really affect the quality of the repair. The three…

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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…

How to determine if a used car has flood damage

The Texas Hill Country has seen more than its share of “100-year” floods in the past 5 years. Some cars were severely damaged from the flooding. When it comes time to replace their vehicles, car owners need to do their homework. You want to be sure the car wasn’t damaged by a flood, then repaired…

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Is body repair different for electric vehicles?

When it comes to collision repair, it may seem as though repairs to most cars would be the same, but not all cars are created equal. That is why many auto technicians go through regular training and earn certifications on the latest industry standards, including electric vehicles. Electric vehicles and hybrids have tremendous benefits including…

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