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Before and After Dodge

Posted on July 21, 2014

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The B&L Automotive Repairs Story

Posted on July 18, 2014

Our Staff

Bernie Schatz and Lou Stein founded B&L Automotive Repairs in 1978. Just two years later, Peter Rizzo began his career with B L. After mastering the ins and outs of the business, Peter became the owner in 1988. With his wife, Kim, and brother-in-law, Gino, Peter and his team have upheld the high standards that B&L has represented since 1978: a high level of customer service, quality body work, and outstanding value. We are so confident in what we do at B&L that all of our work comes with our Limited Lifetime Warranty. We have over 35 years of experience handling body and mechanical repairs, including painting, dent repair, maintenance, computerized diagnostics, and more.

To learn more about the B&L Automotive Repairs story, visit our website. There you can read our testimonials and learn about our car collision repair process. For more information or to speak with a friendly and knowledgeable member of our staff, please call us at (773) 463-1622.

The Right Way to Repair Your Car Following a Collision

Posted on July 3, 2014

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If you’ve recently been involved in a car wreck, there’s probably a lot on your mind. On top of worrying about your insurance claim and any hospital bills resulting from the accident, you’re also anxious to fix your car and get back on the road. Before you go out and take your car to any old car collision repair shop, do your research and find a reputable, insurance-approved collision repair facility that won’t cut corners to make an extra buck. Insist on Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts for your vehicle, as used parts and aftermarket parts can affect your vehicle’s performance.

For collision repair that you can trust, bring your vehicle to B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc. We offer free collision repair estimates, and all of our work is covered by our famous Lifetime Guarantee. Our technicians are certified, and we offer multiple payment options. To learn why we are one of the most trusted collision repair shops in Chicago, call us today at (773) 463-1622. 

How to Document Car Accident Damage

Posted on June 29, 2014

Two Drivers Arguing After Traffic Accident

Most times it’s easy to tell which driver is at fault for an auto accident, but sometimes it isn’t. To better your chances of obtaining just compensation from your auto insurance company, it’s important that you obtain as much evidence as possible immediately following an accident and before you take your car to a collision repair shop. Documentation may even help you win a lawsuit if you are injured or require additional compensation following a car wreck. To help, here are some tips for documenting car accident damage.  

Write Down What You Remember
If nobody was seriously injured, take a few moments immediately after the collision and write down everything you remember pertaining to the crash. Be sure to include how fast you were going, the direction you were traveling, road conditions at the time of the accident, traffic signals, and anything else that can help you preserve accuracy should the case go to court. 

Take Lots of Pictures
A picture is worth a thousand words, but it might be worth more than a thousand bucks. Insurance companies do everything in their power to minimize your settlement to cover damage sustained to you, your vehicle, and your passengers. The best way to counter their efforts to minimize your insurance settlement is with pictures. If you don’t have a camera in the car, use your smartphone or tablet. Document the damage to your car, any other vehicles involved in the collision, and important road conditions and traffic signals that may have caused the accident in the first place. 

If you want to restore your car back to its original condition, bring it to B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc. We are a full-service, insurance-approved collision repair shop serving the greater Chicago area. Our car collision technicians are ASE and I-CAR Gold Class certified. Contact us online or call us at (773) 463-1622 to request your free collision repair estimate.

Replacing the Inner Panel of a Car

Posted on June 19, 2014

Car repair today is equal parts art and science. In order to hide the damage and restore a vehicle to its original condition, great care must be taken and the most advanced tools in the industry must be used. This is why it takes an expert in collision repair to restore your vehicle following a car wreck. In this video, you will learn how complicated it can be to replace the inner panel of a wrecked car, which is just one small piece of your vehicle’s frame.

As you can tell in this video, collision repair is complicated. Fortunately, B&L Automotive Repair, Inc. is one of the premier collision repair providers in the state. We employ ASE and I-CAR Gold Class certified collision repair technicians, and our facilities are equipped with the latest tools and equipment in the field of collision repair. Call us today at (773) 463-1622 to learn more or to request your free quote. 

A Look at the Most Common Types of Car Accidents

Posted on June 12, 2014

Although drivers often worry about getting involved in a collision with another car, there are scores of other road hazards which cause extensive damage to your vehicle. This means that even if you devote all of your energy to avoiding a fender-bender or head-on collision with another car, you could still find yourself at a collision repair shop, waiting for your car to be put back together. While this list certainly isn’t exhaustive, here is a look at some of the most common types of car accidents and how to avoid them.

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Multiple Car Accident
A recent study by CarInsurance.com, a site that provides auto insurance data and shopping tools for consumers, revealed some interesting statistics regarding car accidents in the U.S. For instance, the study suggests that the classic two-car accident accounted for less than half of the incidents reported by people looking for car insurance.

Single Car Accident
According to the same study, single-car accidents accounted for approximately 20% of the incidents reported by drivers. Single-car accidents include striking a parked car or tree, having your car struck while parked, driving into a ditch, or crashing into a building. The best way to avoid a single-car accident, at least while you are behind the wheel, is to limit your distractions and focus on the road ahead.

Animal-Involved Car Accident
The CarInsurance.com survey indicated that 2.4% of car accidents were either caused by or involved an animal. Striking a large animal such as a deer or moose can cause significant damage to your vehicle. Heed all warning signs and be on the lookout for animals crossing the road when traveling in forested areas.

No matter what type of car accident you were involved in, the collision repair experts here at B&L Automotive Repair, Inc. can restore your vehicle to its original condition. Visit our website to learn about our collision repair services, or call us today at (773) 463-1622 to request your free collision repair estimate. 

Deciding Between Repairing or Replacing Your Windshield

Posted on June 6, 2014

Modern vehicle repair has become so advanced that it may surprise you how much can be fully repaired. However, your windshield is a crucial part of your vehicle and there are many factors to consider. Read on if you have been in a collision and you need help deciding between repairing and replacing your windshield.

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Can It Be Repaired?
First, consider whether your windshield is in good enough condition to be repaired. If there is a chip in your windshield the size of a quarter or a crack that is less than three-inches long, the windshield can typically be repaired. However, if the chip or crack is along the edge of the windshield, it may need to be replaced.

How Would It Be Repaired?
Windshield repair prevents cracks and chips from spreading and threatening the structural integrity of your windshield. The process is performed by attaching a tool to the windshield and using it to apply resin into the cracked or chipped area. The resin that is used to fill in the damaged area is cured, which causes it to harden, and then it is polished. This prevents the damage from spreading or getting worse, and may leave your windshield appearing the way it did before the collision.

Should It Be Replaced?
Just because your windshield can be replaced, does not necessarily mean that it should. If your windshield cracks along the edge and you wait too long to take action, you are better off replacing your windshield than repairing it. Additionally, if there is damage to your windshield within the driver’s line of sight, it may be better to replace your windshield due to possible distortion in the glass after repairs.

If you need more help deciding between repairing and replacing your windshield, call B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc. We provide auto body repair services for vehicles in the greater Chicagoland area. To find out more about our insurance-approved collision repair shop, visit our website or stop by and see us. You can also call us at (773) 463-1622.

Tips for Preventing A Rear End Collision

Posted on May 28, 2014

Most adults and many teens use vehicles on a daily basis, which contributes to hundreds of car accidents occurring each day. However, many car collisions are entirely preventable. This video teaches you several helpful tips for preventing rear end collisions.

Of all of the different types of collisions, rear end collisions are the most common. If you maintain your tires, your suspension, and your brakes regularly, your car will be better prepared to stop immediately when necessary. The rest of the prevention is up to the driver operating the car. Always pay attention to the road and the other cars around you, and use your turn signals to communicate. Adjust your rear view mirrors as necessary and pay attention to other vehicles’ brake lights.

If you’ve already been involved in a collision, call B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc. at (773) 463-1622. We are an insurance-approved collision repair shop based out of Chicago. For more information about our collision repair services, stop by today or visit our website.

A Look at How Paintless Dent Repair Works

Posted on May 21, 2014

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Car collisions vary greatly in terms of the physical damage caused in the wreckage, but rarely, if ever, do cars escape with no damage at all. Even minor fender benders can cause dings and dents that require auto body repair. To help make your car look like new following a collision, choose paintless dent repair. Here is a look at how paintless dent repair works.

Determining Candidacy

The first step is to decide whether or not the damage can be repaired with paintless dent repair. Paintless dent repair is appropriate for cars that have been in collisions but have not sustained damage to the paint. If the paint is cracked or chipped, it cannot be fixed using this method. However, since the type of paint used on cars is typically durable and strong, it is not uncommon for a collision to result in dents but no paint damage.

Accessing the Dent from Inside

When you perform paintless dent repair, you have to know how to access the dent from the opposite side of the collision. This is one reason why this process is best left to professionals. In many cases, the dent is not easily accessible from the inside, so parts may need to be removed in order to gain access. A professional will know exactly what parts to remove and will do so without the risk of accidentally damaging other parts of the vehicle. 

Using Tools to Repair the Dent

The final step is to repair the dent. It can be difficult to see what you are doing during this stage, since you are accessing the dent from the inside. A professional will have all of the proper tools for this procedure. Using tools to fit the shape and size of the dent, the professional will apply pressure from the inside while holding other tools against the outside of the dent. This helps keep track of where the tools are and prevents the dent from being overextended.  

For more information about how paintless dent repair works, and to determine whether your car is eligible for paintless dent repair, contact B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc. We are an insurance approved collision repair shop in Chicago. For more information about our car collision repair services, give us a call at (773) 463-1622 or visit our website.

What Is the B&L Difference?

Posted on May 16, 2014

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Car collisions can be scary and stressful, but collision repair doesn’t have to be. At B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc., we make the experience as comfortable and efficient as possible. It’s what we call the B&L difference.

The B&L difference is what sets us apart from other collision repair shops. We provide all of the conveniences possible, including free estimates, a car rental service, and a lifetime guarantee. We even have a comfortable waiting room and a children’s play zone to help your kids pass the time. We accept several different payment options for our services, and our employees also speak Spanish and Polish. We run a very secure facility, so your car will be returned in optimal condition.

Call B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc. at (773) 463-1622 or visit our website to learn more about our collision repair services. Stop by today to find out more about what we can do for you and your car, or call us to schedule an estimate for the damage. 

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