Quality Paint On Your Restoration Project: Tips and Tricks

Quality Paint On Your Restoration Project: Tips and Tricks

Why You Need To Contact An Auto Body Shop Immediately After A Collision

by Phillip Herrera

An auto collision can turn your life upside down. You could suffer different kinds of damages, such as pain, suffering, mental anguish, and loss of wages due to missed work. More significantly, your car may experience severe damages that are expensive to repair. As a responsible car owner, you should visit an auto body shop right away for them to inspect and repair your vehicle.

Here are three possible issues that may need to be fixed immediately after a collision.

Wheel Misalignment

Wheel misalignment is a common issue after a severe collision. Remember that proper wheel alignment prevents unnecessary wear on your steering, tires, brakes, and suspension. More importantly, it optimizes driving stability while improving your car's overall handling and performance.

When your car is involved in an accident, the shock of the collision can cause significant wheel misalignment. You need to visit an auto body shop as soon as possible for inspection and repair. Driving with misaligned wheels affects your car's performance and puts you at risk of another accident. 

Damaged Taillights and Headlights

One of the immediate effects of a collision is damaged headlights and taillights. You can't see signs, road markings, and unexpected obstacles without headlights. On the other hand, taillights help other drivers estimate your car's shape and size accurately. In addition, they allow other road users to see your car during harsh weather conditions, such as snow or rain. For these reasons, it is dangerous to drive without these two lighting components.

Post-collision lighting damage takes three forms:

  • Lens damage
  • Broken lights
  • Disconnected wiring

You can fix lens damage or disconnected wiring yourself without the help of a technician. However, you need to visit an auto body shop if the lights are broken since they sometimes have to be inspected and replaced by a professional. 

Cosmetic Work

In a case of a collision, your car may also experience significant cosmetic damages. These damages don't affect your car's operational performance but impact how it looks. Cosmetic damages are easier and cheaper to fix, but it sometimes depends on the repair work needed.

Some common cosmetic damages to expect after an auto accident include scratches on the paint, a chipped windshield, and a scratched or dented bumper.

All these issues significantly affect the overall look of your car and should be fixed urgently. Some of them, such as a cracked windshield, can impair vision and increase the risk of another accident. Therefore, you need to contact an auto body shop right away if you've been involved in a collision accident.


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Quality Paint On Your Restoration Project: Tips and Tricks

When I decided to restore my old car, one of the things that I was excited about was repainting the car. I spent a lot of time researching how to do the paint job properly because I wanted to be sure that it looked professional. I learned a lot about tips and tricks to create a quality finish, and when the car was done, I knew I had to teach others what I learned. This blog is my chance to share my tips and help others to feel better prepared to paint their own restoration projects. I hope the information here helps you to do just that.