• Paint Damage Repair After an Accident

    Even though modern car paint is incredibly strong and resistant to scratches and other damage, even the most resilient automotive paint can’t hold up in a car accident. That’s why auto body painting is among the most common collision repair services. However, don’t trust just any old collision repair shop in Chicago to give your car a new paint job following a crash. Although paint repair is easy enough, paint matching is another story. Unless you want to have mismatched body panels that tell everyone your vehicle was involved in an accident, make sure the collision repair shop you visit for repairs specializes in computerized paint matching.

    The state-of-the-art certified collision center at B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc. includes the latest paint matching tools and technologies for a seamless post-accident paint job. If your car’s paint job has been damaged in an accident, bring it to us to get your car looking as good as new in no time. Call us at (773) 463-1622 to request your free estimate.

  • What are the Most Common Causes of Car Collisions?

    Benjamin Franklin once famously said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” Now, had old Ben owned a vehicle he might have added car accidents to that list. That’s because no matter how safe you are behind the wheel and how many precautions you take, you can’t control other drivers on the road or other circumstances beyond your influence. Why else do you think there are so many auto body repair shops in Chicago? In a city this big, with so many drivers, car accidents are just a normal part of life in the Windy City. Although you can’t completely insulate yourself from being in a wreck, you may be able to lower your risk by learning about two of the most common causes.

    Distracted Driving

    Driver error is by far the largest single cause of car accidents in the United States, and a majority of these instances are the result of distracted driving. Think about this: In the five seconds it takes to send or read a text message, your vehicle can cover the length of a football field at 55 miles per hour. You wouldn’t drive that far blindfolded, would you? And yet that’s exactly what it’s like when drivers take their eyes and attention off the road.

    Vehicle Errors

    In some cases the result of a car accident can be blamed on a mechanical or electrical car error. For example, you might be driving down the road when all of a sudden a tire blows out causing you to lose control of your vehicle and get into an accident. There are lots of parts and components that can go out on a vehicle that may lead to an accident, so always try to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape to lower your risk of being involved in an accident.

    No matter the reason why, if you’re ever in an accident the pros at B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc. The technicians at B&L have decades of combined experience and are committed to delivering the highest quality collision repair services in Chicago. Contact us online or call us at (773) 463-1622 to learn more about our collision services.

  • Why You Should Visit a Collision Repair Shop ASAP After a Wreck

    No one wakes up in the morning and expects to be involved in a car accident that day, and yet that’s exactly what happens for untold numbers of drivers each day. However, not all car accidents are as violent or destructive as the ones you see on the evening news. In fact, the majority of collisions are relatively minor, including the so-called “fender benders.” But regardless of how much damage was done to your vehicle—or better yet, how much damage you think was done—it’s important that you visit a collision repair shop in Chicago right away. Here are a few reasons why.

    Prevent Further Damage

    Whether your car is a mangled wreck or doesn’t appear to have a scratch on it, get it into a collision repair shop as soon as possible after being involved in an accident to avoid further damage. This is especially true for cars that have been involved in minor accidents, since drivers typically think they can put off repairs (if they even think they need repairs at all). However, the frame could be bent and you wouldn’t even know it until more damage is done.

    Restore Your Vehicle’s Appearance

    Obviously one of the top reasons to bring your vehicle to a collision repair shop after being involved in an accident is to get your ride looking good again. Even if you aren’t in love with your car, driving around in a bruised and battered vehicle can make drivers feel self-conscious and embarrassed. In a short amount of time, collision repair technicians can have your vehicle looking as good as it did before the wreck—and maybe even better.

    Protect Your Car’s Value

    The sooner you bring your car in for collision repair the better it is for your wallet in the long run. In addition to avoiding more expensive repairs down the road, timely repairs will help to retain more of your car’s value than if you were to put off collision repair and let your car start to wear down mechanically and aesthetically.

    For the best collision repair services in Chicago, contact B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc. Our team of certified collision repair technicians will get your car back to normal and back on the road as quickly as possible. If you have any questions about our collision repair services or would like to request a free estimate, call us at (773) 463-1622.

  • Preventing Sun Damage to Your Car

    Temperatures are warming up in the Windy City, and that means summer is on its way. With warmer temperatures also comes an increased risk of sun damage to your car, including damage to the interior upholstery, dashboard, and even the paint job. Watch this video to learn more about sun damage and ways you can protect your car from the sun this summer.

    If your car’s paint job has lost its shine and luster because of sun damage, get in touch with the auto paint experts at B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc. In addition to being one of the premier collision repair shops in Chicago, we are a full-service auto body repair center that also specializes in professional automotive painting services. Visit our website to learn more about our auto body and collision repair services, or call us at (773) 463-1622 to request a free estimate.