If you have a vehicle that is more than a few years old, you’ve probably noticed that your headlight lenses aren’t quite as clear as they used to be. Over time, sunlight, debris, and weather can wear the lenses of your headlights and make them perform more poorly and look foggy. While the foggy appearance looks cosmetically worse, the big concern here is the function of your headlights. Debris build up, scratches and dirt in general reduce the efficiency of the bulbs in your headlight and make it more difficult for you to see as well as for other drivers to see you. Lenses can be replaced to restore performance to like new, but it is more cost effective and environmentally friendly to go with a Headlight Restoration service.
How to Know if a Headlight Restoration Will Help Your Vehicle
If you have noticed that you lights aren’t as bright as they used to be, or you’ve been having more trouble seeing in inclement weather than you used to, it might be about time to visit the Fisher Auto Body Shop for a quick and affordable headlight restoration service.
Here are some indications:
Clouded appearance so that you cannot clearly see the bulbs
Multiple scratches that obstruct your view of the bulb
If you notice any of the aforementioned symptoms appearing on your headlights, a restoration could improve your visibility by up to 140% and make your lights shine 3 to 4 time brighter. Fisher Auto offers the service to get your headlights looking like new for $90, or $45 per headlight if you’re replacing one and only need a single headlight restored. Schedule your appointment today to give your headlights new life!
Accidents happen, that’s an unfortunate truth, especially in winter in Colorado. It’s best to put thought into the scenario just in case you are ever faced with the situation, regardless of how you got into it.
How to be Ready Just in Case of a Car Accident
The best first step takes place before you get stuck in the sticky situation of being in an accident. You should make sure that you know exactly where all of your important documentation is and keep it easily accessible, most likely in the glove box. Some sort ofvehicle safety kitwould be advisable as well, especially if you regularly drive on roads without much traffic where you could be stuck a little longer.
If You Do Get into an Accident…
Now that we’ve gotten past the necessary preparation just in case, let’s talk about how to handle an accident. First off, you should safely move your vehicle away from traffic to prevent anything further from happening, but you want to stay at the scene, so don’t go too far. When you’re away from traffic, check on everyone who was involved in the accident to see in anyone requires medical assistance. If anyone needs medical aid, call 911. Next, call the police and explain the situation, they will let you know if an officer needs to visit the scene of the accident. Finally, if you cannot drive your car as a result of the accident, you should arrange a tow though your roadside assistance program or a company in the area. You most likely want your car towed to you preferred body shop if it isn’t drivable.
Now everyone always tells you that you should exchange information with the other party involved in the accident, but what does that specifically mean? Start with everyone’s contact information (driver’s and witnesses) including names, phone number, address, and email. Document the location of the accident and take some pictures on you phone of the scene and all of the vehicles involved. You should also exchange insurance information including the insurance company, policy number and the contact information for the company. If police respond to your accident, you should also document police report number, phone number, officer name and their badge number.
Dealing with an Insurance Claim and a Body Shop
Next you need to report a claim, this can vary between companies but their phone number should be on your policy card. Calling that number should make the process for your company more clear. The company will have an approved adjuster or an adjuster from their company come out to inspect the damage. It typically takes about 30 minutes for an adjuster to inspect the entire vehicle for damage.
Dents really stink. Getting them is a bummer, looking at them is a bummer, and paying to have them professionally removed is a bummer too. But if you are presented with a dent repair option that seems too good to be true, it may be, and a dent repair scam is the biggest bummer of them all.
Parking Lot Dent Repair
The dent repair scam goes like this; a man (or woman) walks up to you as you leave your vehicle, points out a dent on your car, and tells you that he or she can fix the damage. The scammer may claim to be a professional and even show you a business card. Don’t be fooled, the card is likely a fake and the phone number listed will just ring and ring and ring. The scammer will tell you that he can do the work in around thirty minutes and charge only $100 or so. This would be great, if it really worked that way.
Parking Lot Damage
The scammer will do some work to your vehicle if you allow them, but it’s not exactly a repair. The scammers will put some sort of goop over the dents on your vehicle, filling them in. Instead of painting over this goo, the scammer will tell you that it’s just a cover to protect the repair for the next 24 hours, and that when the goo comes off, the car will look as good as new. Not so. When you do remove this compound, which may be difficult and cause more damage, the dent will remain.
Have Dents Repaired the Right Way
Dent repair at Fisher Collision Center is not as expensive as you might think. Our body shop can often remove dents without the need to repaint or leave you vehicle for extended periods of time. Make an appointment to have those unsightly dents removed the right way, the right time, with our professional technicians and avoid being scammed.
WATCH A VIDEO OF US REPLACING THE FRAME ON A F-150
Our Body Shop Handles More Than Dents and Dings
Here at Fisher Collision Center, we take pride in our ability to handle not only standard services such as body work, paint and refinishing, hail damage repair, windshield replacement, and headlight restoration, but also services that you won’t find at your average body shop. The fact is that many repair centers just aren’t prepared to take care of serious body damage or carry out uncommon major procedures. That’s one of the reasons we’re so excited to have recently had the opportunity to perform a full frame restoration right here in our shop.
Replacing the Frame of an Iconic Ford Pickup
We recently had a Ford F-150 come into the shop with such significant damage to the frame that it needed to be replaced. This is a complex and time-intensive procedure requiring work to be done in several different stages.
First, we ordered a new frame from Ford and began disassembling the pickup by removing the body and truck bed from the damaged frame. From there, we separated the engine and all mechanical components from the old frame and re-attached them to the replacement frame. With these first major steps complete, we moved on to repairing any body damage to the cab and truck bed, with new parts primed and painted by our certified technicians.
We then reconstructed the rest of the vehicle piece-by-piece, configured it to its previous performance settings, set its alignment, and treated it to an extensive detailing. Once all of this was done, we made sure that the rebuilt F-150 met or exceeded all of our standards, at which point we were able to return the vehicle to the customer.
Trust Your Body Service to Fisher Collision Center
Whether you’re in need of standard ding and dent repair or something as intense as replacing the frame of a vehicle, you can trust our technicians to handle the job. In addition to all of the services we offer, we also provide drivers with free estimates and complimentary two-day car rentals for added convenience.
You can find us at the intersection of Cherryvale and Arapahoe, right here in Boulder, and if you have any questions about our services or would like to talk with a service technician, contact our shop today.