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Paintless Dent Repair

With unpredictable hail storms, West Texas wind, and more, your car likely has a few dings and dents in it. Whether you have been trapped on the road or parked outside during a hail storm, had someone else’s car door catch the wind and ding yours, or have other small dents from daily use, paintless dent repair could be an excellent option for you! Paintless dent repair is a method that can be used so long as your car’s paint was not chipped or cracked. If your car’s exterior paint was damaged due to the unfortunate incident, paintless dent repair cannot be used. Because modern auto body paints are typically tough and made to withstand harsh conditions, it is likely that your minor dents can be repaired using paintless dent repair, which is a faster and more economical option. Collision King Repair Center in Lubbock, Texas, is the place to go for your paintless dent repair!

 

Paintless dent repair works by approaching the damage from the inside, which may seem impossible by looking at your car — this is why it’s a good idea to take your car to a professional! After inspecting and assessing the damage, the technician will use tools to massage the dent back into its correct position. Paintless dent repair is a fast way to restore your car to its original aesthetic, as it can sometimes take professionals only a matter of minutes to fix depending on the amount of damage to your car. 

 

When your car suffers a cosmetic issue such as dent damage, it is important to choose a reputable certified repair shop to fix the damage. Collision King Repair Center in Lubbock offers paintless dent repair. Our I-CAR certified technicians are trained to take the best care possible of you and your vehicle, and we are the preferred repair center of major insurance companies. Get your car looking the way you want it to — visit Collision King Repair Center for your paintless dent repair!

Insurance Deductibles

Your insurance deductible is the amount of money you pay out of pocket any time you make an insurance claim. It is the amount paid toward vehicle repairs before your insurance will cover the rest. The amount of your deductible is determined by you when you set up your initial policy with your insurance agent. It basically works similar to a medical / doctor co-pay.  In the case of an auto claim, your deductible is the co-pay. The deductible is collected by the auto body shop. The shop also submits the claim and billing information to the responsible insurance company.  

Many people are able to save money by increasing their insurance deductible. If you choose an insurance plan that requires you to pay a higher deductible, your premium may go down. Your premium is the amount you will pay every month regardless of whether or not you get in an accident or your car receives damage. Realistically, the majority of car owners save money monthly by choosing a higher deductible because they are more likely to pay a large sum once if they get into an accident rather than a lower sum for the accident but a higher amount every month on their premium.

Understanding how car insurance deductibles and premiums work is essential for car owners. By knowing how much you can realistically pay each month versus how much you will pay every month regardless of whether or not you get into an accident, you can save money each month by choosing the right plan. Your past driving record can also dictate premiums and deductibles. 

Don’t forget to ask your insurance agent about rental and uninsured motorist coverage. With accidents on the rise as well as unpredictable weather that often includes hail, adding these to very economical additions are beneficial to drivers.

Collision King Repair Center in Lubbock, Texas, offers quotes on auto damage as the preferred repair center for major insurance companies. Locally owned and locally operated, Collision King Repair Center has been voted “Best Body Repair Center in Lubbock” for the past 13 years. We are proud to serve our community. Come to Collision King Repair Center for all your auto repair needs!

Watch out for Hail Pushers this Weathered Season!

Have you ever been driving and suddenly found yourself caught in a hailstorm? Have you ever been in a building and heard the unmistakable sound of hail falling, and all you can think about is your car sitting unprotected in the parking lot? We all know that Lubbock weather is unpredictable. Unfortunately, every time there is a hailstorm, hail-pushers rush into our area. They promise fast cheap service and may even save your deductible.  Sadly, many of these hail-pushers are often unlicensed or are not certified to properly repair your car. By the time you realize that the damage is still there, they’ve pocketed your insurance money and are gone…unreachable.  You are stuck with shoddy or uncompleted repairs.

When your car receives damage, you should always go with a shop that is guaranteed by your insurance company and has a rapport within your community. Since opening our doors in 1998, Collision King Repair Center ensures our customers receive the best care by putting our technicians and mechanics through I-CAR Gold training. For the past 13 years, our community voted us “Best Body Repair Center in Lubbock.” We also serve the Direct Repair Program for major insurance companies. This means that we are a preferred collision center by the insurance companies we serve. As long as you own the vehicle, we also offer a lifetime guarantee on all repairs.

The next time a hailstorm catches you unexpectedly, don’t cave in to the hail-pushers when they offer you a quick and cheap fix. Collision King Repair Center, locally owned and operated, has a longstanding excellent reputation in the community and among insurance companies.  We will be here long after the storm and hail-pushers are gone.

Quickly and Easily Restore Your Car’s Headlamps:

If you vehicle’s headlamps are cloudy or dingy, this may impede your ability to drive well at night.  No need to replace them though.  You will need these items:
  • Toothpaste (not a gel one but an actual paste)
  • Baking soda (if needed)
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Wax
  • Cloth
  • Toothbrush
  1. Add baking soda to your toothpaste if it’s not gritty enough for whitening. Once the paste is ready, use your hand to rub it thoroughly into the entire headlight.
  2. Use a toothbrush to really work the paste into the light.
  3. Spray the headlight with warm water. Use a cloth or paper towel to wash off the paste and dry the light entirely.
  4. Cover the headlight with wax to keep the plastic from quickly getting dingy again.
  5. Use your cloth to wipe off the wax entirely.

Winterize Your Car

Winter weather can be harsh!  It can also take its toll on one of your most valuable possessions – your vehicle.  To ensure maximum performance and prevent unnecessary repairs, we recommend the following:
  1. Battery – Cold weather is hard on batteries, so it’s wise to check the battery and charging system for optimum performance. Because batteries don’t always give warning signs before they fail, it is advisable to replace batteries that are more than three years old.
  2. Antifreeze – Antifreeze (coolant) should be flushed and refilled at least every two years in most vehicles. As a reminder, do not add 100 percent antifreeze as full-strength antifreeze actually has a lower freeze point than when mixed with water.
  3. Brakes – Have the brake system checked. Brakes are critical to vehicle safety and particularly important when driving on icy or snow-covered roads.
  4. Tires – Check the tire tread depth and tire pressure, including the spare. If snow and ice are a problem in your area, consider special tires designed to grip slick roads. During winter, tire pressure should be checked weekly as tires lose pressure when temperatures drop.
  5. Oil – Be diligent about changing the oil at recommended intervals and check the fuel, air and transmission filters at the same time. Consider changing to low-viscosity oil in winter, as it will flow more easily between moving parts when cold. In sub-zero driving temperatures, drop oil weight from 10-W30 to 5-W30 as thickened oil can make it hard to start the car.
  6. Lights & Wipers – Make sure all exterior and interior lights are working so you can see and be seen. Check the fluid level in the windshield washer reservoir and replace wiper blades that are torn, cracked or don’t properly clean your windshield

SUMMER CAR/TRAVEL SAFETY TIPS

Every summer comes with a sense of anticipation that stirs a desire for vacations and other adventures. You may choose a long drive to catch the rays of the sun another state or it could be a picnic with your loved ones around the city. Wherever you choose to drive to this summer, we at Collision King, Lubbock, Texas want you to stay safe.

Our customers are an indispensable part of our existence and success stories. Without them, we will not be in business. Part of the values that has endeared them to us is our sustained efforts at giving them the right advice with professional repairs. We remain unrivaled when customer satisfaction matters most with your auto body repairs.

Our safety tips have continued to save our customers and other drivers from crashes. Everyone wants to share memories of great vacations, picnics, and camping devoid of sad events. That is why it is important that you know some car and travel safety tips that could help you enjoy your travels and relish beautiful memories of great times spent. These safety tips include:

1. Check the car before you embark on your summer drive

Check everything from tires, batteries, the cooling system, transmission systems, fluids, belts, hoses, windscreen wipers, brake lights, headlights, turn signals, emergency flashers to everything that you need to check to ensure a hit-free drive. Be sure your spare tire is well inflated. Have your tools handy too.

2. Don’t text while driving

Aside from being illegal, texting and driving can cause you to lose control and thus plunge yourself and loved ones into fatal accidents. Stay alive. On the alternative, you could use hands-free technology like Bluetooth handsets or other facilities that do not distract your attention while driving.

3. Obey traffic rules

Exciting moments should not be the reason for losing your precious lives or causing others to lose theirs. Obey all traffic laws and rules. Stop when the traffic light shows red. Get set when it shows yellow and go only when it shows green.

Your friends at Collision King wish you safe and happy travels this summer.

Collision King – Hail Damage Repair in Lubbock the Right Way

Getting your car repaired at a cheap rate and as fast as possible is not the same as getting it done expertly. Collision King holds professionalism and expert delivery in high esteem. Little wonder, we go beyond the common rush and place a lot of emphasis on repairs that endear our customers to our unrivaled work.

This is a fact: car owners can make the choice of where and when to get their cars repaired following a collision or even hail damage.

Because of the two large hail storms that hit this summer, thousands of cars damaged by hail pile up for repairs in different body shops. Most body shops in Lubbock are now overloaded with these damaged cars. This has resulted in a situation where most car owners are undecided on where they can get high-quality repairs delivered in a relatively good time frame. Many shops are making promises of timely delivery, but getting a quality job done is a vital point we consider too important at Collision King.

We guarantee that customers’ need border on getting a professional service delivered at a good time. We believe in meeting the needs of car owners as it relates to timely delivery but we also understand that getting it done the right way is more important. With the number of cars affected by recent hail damage, please understand the delay in hail repair is simply a result of out dedicated to a job done well.

Our repairs follow rigorous processes that ensure customers return to us with smiles and thanks. We deploy the highest standard processes backed by a lifetime warranty. This is what stands us out from the crowd. When you are looking for hail damage fixed right, call Collision King in Lubbock.

How to Drive in Bad Weather

When it comes to weather, Texans understand how severe and harsh climate conditions can be. One day it will be 80-degrees and sunny and the next, ice will be lacing the streets during a 22-degree frost storm. So, how does this affect driving conditions? It’s important to be prepared when you hit the streets during a storm. Here are some tips and refreshers in how to drive in bad weather.

  1. Windy
    1. Anticipate gusts – Gusts will catch you off guard in a moments notice. There are items that can be blown onto the road or simply jolt your car. Be aware and ready for random winds that can bring unsolicited danger your way.
    2. Firm Grip on the wheel – During a wind storm, keep a firm grip on the wheel to ensure you keep control of your car or truck. Drive with a steady hand and keep calm.
    3. Notice larger vehicles – Always be aware of large vehicles on the road. Semi-trucks are more likely to be knocked over by a strong gust of wind. Keep your eye on the road and anticipate large vehicles to keep you, your family, and your car safe!
  2. Heavy Rain
    1. Slow down at least 5 mph – Drive at least 5mph below the speed limit during heavy rain to avoid hydroplaning. If you are caught in a hydroplane, lift your foot off the pedal and steer in the direction you’d like to go. This technique is called “steering into the skid.” Learn more about what to do during a hydroplane here.
    2. Plan your route – This might seem like a simple driving tip, but it’s important to avoid flooded areas by planning your route ahead of time. Drive with caution and try to avoid areas with heavy rain to prevent hydroplaning.
    3. Feather brakes after you’ve driven through a puddle – Take your foot off the gas and lightly tap on the brake after you have driven through a puddle. This will help dry the brake as you continue to drive.
  3. Fog
    1. Fog lights- Fog lights are yellow, which are made to cut through the thick fog. Turn on the fog lights to help maneuver through an unpredictable fog.
    2. Slow Down – Just like in every scenario, it’s important to watch your speed. When you approach a hill, decrease your speed to be careful you don’t hit another car.
    3. Pump brakes – Brake lights will help signal to others to back off during a foggy drive.
  4. Snow and Ice
    1. Slow Down – Reduce your car’s speed down about 10mph below the speed limit.
    2. Avoid Tailgating – Stay about 100 yards away from the car in front of you to make sure you have enough space to brake suddenly.
    3. Don’t brake during a turn – Breaking during a turn can cause a spinout on icy roads.
    4. Black Ice – Black ice is one of the most terrifying byproducts of ice storms and snow.
    5. Turn into a skid- When you skid, remain calm. Take your foot off the brake and gas pedal. Turn the wheel into the direction the car is skidding. E.g. if you slide to the right, gently turn the steering wheel to the right to cancel out the skid.

There are thousands of different situations that can occur while you are on a drive. Whether you are running to the gas station around the corner or going on a long road trip, it’s important to prepare yourself. Keep informed about how to drive in bad weather to ensure optimum safety for you and your family!

 

If you have any questions about how to drive in bad weather or our auto repair services, give us a call.

Collision King WEST – Two Locations. Same Incredible Service.

 

To best serve you, we now offer TWO locations! Collision King West is NOW OPEN: 7313 Brownfield Hwy, 806-794-5990, M-F, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

How to Respond When Your Car Skids

Losing control of your car in severe weather is frightening. First and foremost, it is important to stay calm to keep your mind clear. Here’s a refresher of how to respond in a scary situation.

Simple Steps to Respond to Skidding

Here’s how to steer out of a skid:

1. Take your foot off the accelerator.
2. Do NOT apply the brakes.
3. Steer your car in the direction of the skid. If the rear of your vehicle is sliding to the right, then turn the steering wheel to the right, if left – steer left, gently. Do no steer hard or try to over-correct, nor throw on your brakes. This can cause your car to lose complete control and flip.

Remember, it is important to remain calm and handle your car gently in such situations. Stay safe! Feel free to share this information with your friends and family to help them stay safe too.