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Top Tips for Car Rust Prevention

Top Tips for Car Rust Prevention

Rust is a common issue that can cause significant damage and reduced value to your car. Therefore, it's important to stay vigilant in caring for your car's body for maximum longevity. Below are some top tips for car rust prevention. Wash and Dry Your Car Regularly. One of the best ways to prevent rust formation is by regularly washing and carefully drying, as leftover residue can act as an accelerator for corrosion. Additionally, while at it, ensure you use the right cleaning products, which can be mild soap. After a wash, thoroughly dry your vehicle, as standing water from hosing or rain can cause corrosion over time. To ensure complete coverage while drying, try using a soft cloth or clean chamois instead of a blow-dryer or air compressor. Conduct a Rust Inspection. Rust spreads quickly and can become much more difficult to fix if left unchecked. Therefore, regularly inspect your car's exterior and pay particular attention to the wheel wells, rocker panels, and hard ... read more

Is Paintless Dent Repair the Best Choice for My Subaru?

Is Paintless Dent Repair the Best Choice for My Subaru?

Finding a scratch or dent on your Subaru can be stressful, or even worse, having to witness it happen before your eyes. Fortunately, you can count on the experts at db Orlando Collision to provide you with quality paintless dent repairs at competitive prices. We also perform traditional dent and scratch repairs. However, many Subaru drivers choose paintless dent repair for minor types of damage.  How Can My Subaru Benefit from Paintless Dent Repair? Quick and Easy - This method of auto body repair involves manipulating the dented panels back into place. In most cases, paint matching and painting are not necessary. This allows us to get the job done on the same day. More Affordable - By skipping the extra steps of painting, you bypass the additional costs of labor and materials. If your damage is minor enough, this is a great option that doesn’t require you to break the bank. Preserves Factory Finish - Painting your vehicle can make your Subaru lose some of its existing v ... read more

How to Photograph Your Car after an Incident/Accident

How to Photograph Your Car after an Incident/Accident

Car accidents happen in a split second giving you little to no chance to prepare to avoid damage. The entire situation can leave you stressed out and traumatized if not injured. The only way to ensure you get out of an accident in decent shape is to ensure you are prepared with the correct knowledge on what to do in the event of an accident. Here are a few things you should do after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Ensure Everyone's Safety The first thing is to check if anyone is hurt. If you were not alone in your car, call out and ask if anyone is injured or unconscious from the impact. Call for an ambulance if anyone has sustained injuries because time is essential when saving road accident victims. Call 911 Call 911 for help and request medical assistance if any is needed. The police will send someone to assess the situation and probably fill out an accident report. In some states, calling the police in a road accident is a legal requirement. If the police canno ... read more

How to Repair Deep Scratches on Your Bumper

How to Repair Deep Scratches on Your Bumper

Whether you got in an accident or had your vehicle keyed, deep scratches may linger and hurt you in the long run. Some minor scratches may be easy to ignore and even left alone, but we don’t recommend it, especially with deep scratches. When your vehicle has been cut, it is best to leave the repair in the hands of professional experts.    At db Orlando Collision, we repair scratches of all kinds. Our shop is equipped with the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment and tools to perfect scratch repairs. Most of the time, scratch repair involves the 5 processes: PREPPING - This process involves inspecting, evaluating, and cleaning up the affected area. Oftentimes, there is lingering dust and debris when someone brings their damaged car to our shop. RESHAPING - If there are dents in addition to the scratches, we will need to restore the shape of your bumper back to its pre-accident appearance.  BODY FILLER - Filling is an integral step of the scratch rep ... read more

What Is Frame Repair and Do You Need It?

What Is Frame Repair and Do You Need It?

At db Orlando Collision, we understand how devastating auto collisions can be. While some people are fortunate enough with a minor scratch or dent, some aren’t. When you have damage to your car frame, you must restore it quickly. Read on to learn more about frame damage and repairs. What Can Frame Damage Do to Your Vehicle? A car frame is like the bones of your vehicle – it supports everything from the car body, engine, suspension, and more. Though not every car accident requires frame repair, recent studies show that frame damage occurs in as many as half of all car accidents on US roadways.    Fortunately, most forms of frame damage are repairable with the proper skills and equipment. It is important for drivers to get the repairs done as soon as possible. Even the most minor frame damage can affect your vehicle’s drivability and safety. For example, a bent frame can lead to an unbalanced car, causing it to pull left or right. Additionally, it can acce ... read more