Taking the Right Steps to Get the Best Finish When you're restoring a classic car, you don't want to go to all the effort of getting to run like a top, only to put a lackluster finish on it. After all, the first thing anyone else will notice is the paint job. As with many things, it's as much about the preparation as it is the execution. Of course, if you bring your vehicle to City Collision, … [Read more...]
What to Do When Your Car Has Been Damaged by Hail
A Checklist for Restoring the Finish on Your Motor Vehicle We've seen most of the heavy late spring storms, the ones that often bring hail in Texas. If your car or truck sustained damage in one of those flurries of hail, you want to take the right steps to make the finish like new again. Here's a checklist to get it done right, and done quickly and easily. Step #1 - You must have spent hours … [Read more...]
What to Look for When You Need Auto Body Work
Tips for Getting the Outcome You Want When you've been involved in a motor vehicle accident and there's damage to your car, you will need to find a body shop to repair any damage. Your insurance company may require that you get a minimum number of quotes, but you'll typically be able to choose the body shop you want to fix your car. Here are some guidelines for helping you get the best result for … [Read more...]
Car Paint Types: Which Kind is Right for my Project?
Painting a car can be exciting, but the number of paint options can also make it overwhelming. Once you've finally decided on your color and whether or not you want any decals, you'll find out that there are still choices to be made – namely, what type of car paint and finish you want. Whether you want to paint the car yourself or you want to get a professional to renovate your paint job for … [Read more...]
10 Best Classic Cars to Restore
For those who enjoy restoring cars, the more popular classic cars are generally the most satisfying to restore. There are other factors, however, that play into the attractiveness of restoring specific classic cars, such as resale value and the ease of finding replacement parts. Furthermore, there may be some people who aspire to own a classic car but are not able to afford the high price tag. … [Read more...]
When is Hail Season In Texas? How Can I Protect my Car?
Texas is prone to intense hail storms, with some storms dumping hail as large as grapefruit, as happened in Fort Worth in 1995. Cars, roofs, plants, and glass all suffer greatly when large hail falls. The more protection you provide to property like your car, the less damage you'll suffer. Texas Hail Season Hail can occur all year round, but it's a particular problem in late winter through … [Read more...]
Restoring Classic Cars with Custom Paint Jobs
Taking a classic car and turning it into a modern work of art is a rebirthing of sorts that lets you look at an old classic in a new light. When you are deciding on what you want your car to look like after it's gone through the Classic Car Restoration process, take into consideration both its original look and what you can add to accentuate its features. With its original beauty and your ideas … [Read more...]
How Much Do Dents Really Hurt Your Car?
Every car takes punishment. Whether you treat it like a pack mule or a precious child, it will eventually get at least a little ding. For many of us, it's easy to shrug off the little dents. As long as they don't change how the car drives or threaten long-term problems, we can ignore those dents and carry on with our lives. This is a reasonable outlook, but you probably won't try to keep your car … [Read more...]
Automotive Paint and Winter: Everything You Need to Know
We don't often think about the paint on our cars too much. As long as we wax it every once in a while and it doesn't look bad, it goes without notice. Unfortunately, cars face adversity every day, and that often leads to paint damage that needs repair. If this happens in the winter, then you're facing some unique challenges that can complicate the situation. Take a few minutes to learn about … [Read more...]
A “Totaled” Vehicle May Not be Totally Worthless After All
If you're like most consumers, you believe having your car "totaled" is a worst-case scenario. Some errant driver has collided with your car leaving you nothing but the steering wheel to walk home with. You can witness this sort of embellishment in cartoons and comedy movies. Well, in real life, a serious auto accident is no laughing matter. But, do you really know what it means to have your … [Read more...]