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The top 5 mistakes autobody shops make and how to spot them.

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, May 24, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

It’s really unfortunate when it happens, but there are some common mistakes that automotive technicians at body shops make when repairing damaged vehicles.  To prevent you from having a bad experience when you take your car to a shop in Harford County for body repairs, here is our list of the biggest mistakes body shops make and how to spot them.

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How can I remove rust on my car?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Apr 05, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

RUST is a four-letter word according to those of us who love our cars.  The problem is, it’s often caused by another four-letter word that we encounter all too often in the northeast: SALT.  With some of the harsh winters we’ve had in Harford County, Maryland, we’ve dealt with plenty of snow, ice, and, of course, salt.  While salt is handy when you’re trying to make it up an icy hill in January, it’s frustrating to see any resulting rust once it’s sunny again in April.

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Will my new car parts from the autobody shop match my paint job?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Mar 15, 2013 @ 09:49 AM

If anyone understands how important your car’s paint job is to you, it’s us.  We’re fanatics about paint at Bel Air Autobody and Ward Automotive!

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Why is my car's clear coat failing?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 @ 12:31 PM

I was in a parking lot here in Bel Air and saw a car in which the paint appeared to be peeling away from itself.  Have you ever seen something like that here in Harford County?  It's called delamination, and it is where the top layer of paint (the clear coat) begins to pull away from the paint layer below it.  It has a similar appearance to a car that someone has taken sandpaper to.  Basically, it's pretty ugly to the eye and only gets worse if not treated.

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