Diamond Certified Experts: Auto Insurance Advice From Auto Body Experts

Posted on February 09, 2021 by James Florence

auto body shop in sunnyvale

Nobody wants to pay for auto insurance, but it’s a necessary protective cushion when it comes to dealing with the consequences of an unforeseen accident. Since auto insurance is something you must have, it makes sense to assess your policy and make the most of your investment. Also, when working with an auto insurance provider, it’s helpful to collaborate with someone who can show you how to navigate these sometimes-confusing waters. Read the following insurance-related tips from five Diamond Certified Experts in the auto body industry. Read more

Share
Leave a comment

Posted in: Automotive, Auto Tips, Diamond Certified Experts
Tags:

Auto Maintenance in the COVID Era

Posted on February 04, 2021 by Suzanne Carroll

auto repair shop

Chances are you’re driving a lot less than you were a year ago. California’s COVID-related regulations mean that more people are working from home and in-person socialization is discouraged. Additionally, those with serious health concerns are mostly homebound. In these circumstances, it can be easy to forget about your car. However, vehicles need regular maintenance no matter how often you get behind the wheel. Here are some ways to make sure your car will still run optimally even if you don’t drive very often. Read more

Share
Leave a comment

Posted in: Automotive
Tags: , ,

How Sun, Salt, Storms and Ash Can Damage Your Car

Posted on October 22, 2020 by Suzanne Carroll

sun damage on mirror

With many COVID-related lockdown measures still in place, the way we vacation has changed. Trips to amusement parks or festivals have been replaced by day trips to the beach or weekends in the Sierras. If you’ve spent the last few months taking advantage of California’s natural beauty, you’ve probably driven your car into harsher environmental conditions than normal. Read more

Share
Leave a comment

Posted in: Automotive
Tags: ,

Diamond Certified Experts: Auto Body Care

Posted on January 09, 2018 by James Florence

In order to maintain your car’s appearance, you’ll need to know how to properly care for its paint and clear coat. Photo: Coelho’s Body Repair & Auto Sales, Inc. (2018)

For many people, a car represents more than a mere means of conveyance. It might be a status symbol, a passion project or simply the result of long-term hard work and frugality. If any of these applies to you, you’re likely as concerned about your car’s outward appearance as you are about its internal components, in which case you’ll want to know how to effectively maintain it. To that end, we’ve asked six Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to provide their auto body care tips. Read more

Share
Leave a comment

Posted in: Automotive, Auto Tips, Diamond Certified Experts
Tags: ,

Your Kid’s First Car: What Every New Driver Needs to Know

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Suzanne Carroll

What’s the perfect accessory to go with a cap and gown? A set of car keys. With graduation season upon us, many young people will be getting their first cars before heading off to college or starting their first jobs. A car allows a young person to experience freedom and independence, but it’s also a serious responsibility. School may be over for your child, but the life lessons are just about to begin. To learn how you can help teach your child to be a responsible car owner, read these tips provided by five Diamond Certified Experts.

 

How to buy a car

For many young people, an auto dealership may be where the car of their dreams crashes into the reality of their bank accounts. Read more

Share
Leave a comment

Posted in: Automotive
Tags: , , , ,

Industry Overview: Auto Body Repair

Posted on September 03, 2015 by James Florence

Automotive work is a multifaceted field that consists of many subdivisions, from manufacturing to engine repair. One important segment of the industry is auto body repair, which concerns aspects such as vehicle paint and collision repair. The following article contains useful information to help you get more acquainted with this part of the automotive field, including key terms, DIY tips and answers to frequently asked questions.

Key Terms

Chipping: Auto paint is said to “chip” when stones and other debris cause the colored paint finish to break off in small pieces. Auto body shops can buff out and refill chipped areas with matching paint to make the damage invisible. Read more

Share
Leave a comment

Posted in: Auto Tips, Consumers
Tags:

Auto-Wise: Tips for Making a Smart Vehicle Purchase

Posted on July 21, 2015 by James Florence

Buying a car is a complex enterprise with several aspects to consider—not to mention a lot of pitfalls to avoid. Whether you’re looking for something that’s new off the lot or simply new to you, it’s important to exercise caution so you can ensure a wise investment.

 

Buying a new vehicle

When it comes to purchasing a new car, there are two different routes you can take: visiting a dealership or using an online sales service. While each has its perks, there are also things to watch out for.

Due to the inherent anonymity of online shopping, you should be extra careful when purchasing a vehicle online. Read more

Share
Leave a comment

Posted in: Auto Tips, Consumers
Tags: