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What You Need to Know About Auto Collision Repair

01.16.2024 9:52 am | BBAManage

Driving is unpredictable: accidents can happen anytime, even to the most cautious drivers. If you’ve been in a collision, you must fix your car ASAP. Fortunately, some auto body shops offer auto collision repair to get your car back to normal. Read these tips to know what auto collision repair is and what you need to know when you get it. What is Auto Collision Repair? Auto collision repair is a specialized service restoring vehicles to their pre-accident condition. This process involves a meticulous assessment and strategic repairs to address visible and underlying damages, from minor dings to major crashes. The Auto Collision Repair Process Assessment: Trained technicians evaluate the extent of the damage, creating a roadmap for the vehicle repairs. This repair work includes identifying both cosmetic and structural issues. Frame Straightening: Ensuring structural integrity, technicians straighten and align the frame to guarantee safety. They may also perform wheel alignments. Body Panel Repair/Replacement: The technicians then repair or replace damaged panels so everything aligns perfectly. Paint Application: Commonly, auto technicians apply a fresh coat of paint to restore the vehicle’s aesthetics. Systematic Checks: Technicians further check electronics, safety features, and overall functionality to ensure your vehicle operates at its… Read more

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How to Keep Mice Out of Cars in Winter

01.16.2024 9:47 am | BBAManage

Driving in wintry Chicago poses many problems – snow, icy roads, slush, cold temperatures, etc. However, there’s another problem many people overlook: mice. Mice can nest under car hoods as temperatures drop, creating a warm little sanctuary to escape the cold. Here are some practical tips to help you keep mice out of your cars this winter. Why Do Mice Love Cars in Winter? Before jumping to solutions, first understand the problem. Mice like to nest inside cars to stay warm in the cold weather. Once inside, they can damage wires, spark plugs, engine bays, interior components, and your upholstery. The last thing you need is to wake up for work and see your car destroyed by a rodent infestation. Mice-Free Winter Car Care Tips Tip #1: Park Smart First, think about where you park your ride. Mice love the cover of darkness. Whenever possible, try to park in a well-lit and open space. Parking in Chicago is already tricky, but an open area makes it less likely for mice to find their way into your vehicle unnoticed. Tip #2: Seal the Entry Points Mice can squeeze through surprisingly small openings. Inspect your car for gaps or holes, and seal… Read more

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How to Prepare for a Long Road Trip

01.16.2024 9:17 am | BBAManage

Are you embarking on a long road trip? Buckle up for an adventure! Before driving along scenic routes, read this road trip safety checklist to ensure a smooth journey. Safety First Nothing beats the peace of mind that comes from a well-maintained car. Before leaving, check Fluids Wiper blades Brakes Stock tires and spare Lights. Have your tires rotated and check tire pressure for worry-free driving on the road. Additionally, bring tools to change your spare if you get a flat. Also, pack an emergency kit with a first aid kit, flashlight, and jumper cables. Safety first, always! Plan Your Route Plot your course in advance using a reliable navigation app or GPS. Identify rest stops, fuel stations, and attractions along the way. Planning your route ahead of time saves time, gas, and energy. You’ll always have something to look forward to. Share your itinerary with a friend or family member so someone knows your whereabouts in case of unexpected detours. Comfort is Key Pack snacks, water, and entertainment to keep everyone happy during the journey. You can always stop at a gas station for chips, jerky, sodas, energy drinks, and bottled water. Save more money on the road with… Read more

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The Importance of Tire Alignment and Balancing

06.15.2023 2:06 pm | Okan Sengullu

Advice from Bucaro Brothers Auto Care on Extending the Life of Your Tires Wheel alignment and tire balancing are two of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your tires. We encourage you to continue reading as we explain the difference between alignment and balancing, as well as the importance of both services. Tire Alignment vs Balancing Even though alignment and balancing complement each other to provide a smoother ride in your vehicle and longer tire life, they are actually separate services. But most repair shops will perform both at the same time. Tire Alignment This service, also known as “front end” or “four-wheel” alignment involves adjusting the angles of your suspension system, and no service is actually performed on the wheels or tires of your vehicle. When your suspension is out of alignment, the end result is wear and tear on the edges of your tires. In contrast, when your suspension and tires are properly aligned, your tires remain firmly planted on the pavement and move in a straight line. That provides not only a smoother ride but increased tread life on your tires as well. Signs You Need Wheel Alignment Services These include:… Read more

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The Importance of Your Vehicle’s Cooling System

10.07.2020 10:31 am | Okan Sengullu

When you have a problem with your cooling system, it’s not just inconvenient, but if the problem is not addressed promptly, it can damage your vehicle’s engine. Your radiator, fan, water pump, and an assortment of hoses and connections comprise your cooling system. If any of these components fail, your engine can overheat. While most of the time you will just need to let the car cool off, refill the radiator, and head over to the mechanic, if the thermostat stops working, you can damage your engine before you realize it. Signs of Cooling System Failure One way to avoid costly repair bills is to catch any issues early before they become big problems. If you begin to notice puddles or spots on your garage floor or where your car was parked in the street, bring it in for a checkup. Your vehicle may be leaking oil, brake fluid, or coolant. In any case, you will want to have the car inspected and repaired. It’s a good idea to check your radiator fluid every month or so. If you notice your normally clear coolant is dark and thick, you may have rust or corrosion buildup. Often a radiator flush can… Read more

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