Posts Categorized: General Information

Graupel or Hail? Defining the Differences in Frozen Precipitation

Snow, sleet, freezing rain and hail are usually the options that most people think of when considering frozen precipitation. After all, unless you are a meteorologist or weather expert, these are the types of icy precipitation that you probably hear about the most. There are, however, several other kinds of frozen precipitation, like graupel. So… Read more »

Color and Dents: Do Some Colors Hide Dents Better?

Dents on our cars can really be eyesores. They can be something we notice every time we walk to our cars even if we don’t want to. However, have you ever noticed that some cars may have dents but they don’t seem to stand out or draw the eye hardly at all? Part of the… Read more »

A Dent-Proof Car Now on Aussie Roads

Whatever the reason may be, we all hate to see dents on our cars. Well, a new French-made car being driving on the streets of Australia might be making dents a thing of the past. As news.com.au reports, French carmaker Citroen has recently introduced the Cactus, the world’s first dent-proof car. To make this modern… Read more »

Hail by the Numbers

You might not necessarily think of hail as a major threat to your vehicle, but every single year, hail does more than $1 billion worth of damage to crops and property, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. There were more than 5,000 major hail storms throughout the United States in 2015 alone, with states… Read more »

Dents and Rust: How a Ding Can Become Rust Damage

Is your vehicle still as pristine as the day you bought it? Does it still have that gorgeous sheen? If so, then good for you! But if you said no, you’re not alone. Time takes its toll on most cars, especially when it comes to rust. Rust can come in many forms, and be caused… Read more »

Cold and Dents: How Winter Weather Increases Damage Risks

A dent in your vehicle can be very unsightly and can reduce the overall value of your car or truck. It can have a great impact than that, however. In fact, dents can lead to further damage to your vehicle if you don’t get them fixed right away. When repairing a dent in the body… Read more »

Bend but Not Break: Why Metal Dents

Have you ever wondered why a car is made out of metal instead of ceramic or even plastic? Obviously, if we had cars made out of ceramic or plastic, they would not hold up very well in accidents. Just imagine a car on the side of the road, lying in shattered pieces like a dropped… Read more »

How’s It Done? Getting to Dents on Your Car

Dents and dings on your car are unsightly and decrease the value of the vehicle. Fortunately, it is possible to remove most dents, like those caused by hail stones or car doors, without an expensive and complicated trip to a traditional body shop. Paintless dent repair uses a variety of tools and techniques to remove… Read more »