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OOPS! Corrected link to Vote in Daily News Readers Choice Awards

OOPS! Corrected link to Vote in Daily News Readers Choice Awards

Please Click on the link below and vote for all your favorite vendors http://www.la-dev.com/ReadersChoice/LADN/2017/index.php?action=displayLogin  

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PLease Vote! Daily News 2017 Readers Poll for Best Automotive Repair and Body Shop

PLease Vote! Daily News 2017 Readers Poll for Best Automotive Repair and Body Shop

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Certified Female Friendly Service at AutoAid. Read this review

Certified Female Friendly Service at AutoAid. Read this review

Uzma A.Porter Ranch, CA  6 friends  27 reviews 3/22/2017 By far the greatest auto body shop known to man! I called in from a recommendation from a friend, and was not disappointed at all. I got my side mirror fixed and an oil change in one day. I was very worried they wouldn't find the mirror parts, but thankfully they did. They even gave me a ride back to my office after I dropped off my car.  I dealt mostly with David S., who was such a great gentleman! When I first talked to him, I knew right away that he would do everything possible to help get my mirror fixed. And he did! I like that they respected me rather than judged me. Most mechanics up their prices just bec ... read more

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Potholes, Politics and get Paid

Potholes, Politics and get Paid

There’s no more an important time to talk about potholes in LA. The cost, the danger, the unsightliness of them. You know, the ones Mayor Garcetti promised to fix in his first Mayoral run in 2013. Oh, and by the way, he’s running again today. Yes there is an election in L.A. today March 7, 2017. Also, the much needed rain amped up the pothole problem by making existing ones worse and new ones ample. The Laurel Canyon Sinkhole may have started as pothole. The danger to drivers is obvious. Blown tires, bent wheels, broken shock absorbers and struts, bent suspension, detached bumpers, broken mufflers and exhaust pipes and on the extreme side, accidents and sinkhole swallows. At AutoAid we’ve addressed all but the sinkhole vehicle damage and we’ve directed clients to recover the cost of the damage to their vehicles from the City of L.A. https://claims.lacity.org/Home/BasicClaim

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Mensch Meets Cuppy the Dunkin Donut mascot

Mensch Meets Cuppy the Dunkin Donut mascot

There's a new Donut in Town. Dunkin Donut opened a new store in Van Nuys and celebrated it's Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony supported by the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce. As active members of the Chamber, I attended and enjoyed a hot cup fo bold coffee and a delicious French cruller. Welcome to Van Nuys Cuppy

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With More Rain Coming....

  With more rain coming, we welcome you to bring in your vehicle for a FREE rain essential courtesy check. We will check your tires, brakes (visual check), wipers, lights, defroster and battery. These components are critical to safe driving in the rain and flooded roadways.  Even though we offer Body and Collision Repair service and work with any insurance company, we would prefer you minimize the risk of an accident by knowing your vehicle is ready for inclement weather.  Please call or go on-line to make an appointment for this courtesy offer and share it with a friend. 

Are you Ready for the Holidays? We Are! Come on by for a treat

Are you Ready for the Holidays? We Are! Come on by for a treat

      Thanks to my wife Debbie for the warm, wonderful and inviting Holiday Decorations at the Shop. Please stop by  for a Hot Cocoa, Cookies and Candy Cane. Or just to say Hello. Happy Holidays!                     

Speed, Water, Tire Tread...Hydroplaning can happen to you

Speed, Water, Tire Tread...Hydroplaning can happen to you

With the prospect of a heavy rainy season ahead, hydroplaning  in your vehicle becomes more likely and dangerous. Even with a thin layer of water on the road, your vehicle speed and tire tread depth will have  a significant impact on control or lack thereof.                      THIS IS A DIRECT RESULT OF A HYDROPLANE ACCIDENT With good tire tread depth, and a cautious speed, the tire tread pattern will push the water out and away from the wheel allowing  for maximum contact with the road. However, regardless of how  good or new the tires are, the faster the speed the less direct contact with the road. A layer of water builds up between the  rubber and the road resulting in Hydroplaning and loss of control. Prescription: Don't drive if you don't have to                    Have your Tires Checked for Tread Depth & ... read more

What if current South Carolina weather comes to LA?

What if current South Carolina weather comes to LA?

With talk of El Nino weather heading our way this winter, what can we take away and apply to our safety and driving habits from the disaster that is flood ravaged South Carolina? We've seen hillsides destroy property, sink holes swallow cars and people losing their lives when being swept away during sever rains while driving a car, walking or on a motorcycle. Here are a few suggestions when driving through heavy rain flooded streets... 

Flood Weather Driving tips..Just in case El Nino shows up..

flood driving tips Sometimes it's unavoidable, as when a summer sprinkle quickly devolves into a flash flood. If you're caught driving in a flood, we have some tips to help you stay safe. Estimate how deep the water is As little as 6 inches of water can damage your car and lead to stalling. A foot of water may even cause your vehicle to float. If you think the water is more than 6 inches deep, don't try to drive through it. Best to turn around and find another route. Slow your speed If you drive through water, slow down and take your time. Watch for downed power lines If you approach a water-ridden area where power lines are down, turn around. Respect the barricades If you're approaching a road that's barricaded, don't attempt to go around the barricade and take the road anyway. There's a good chance serious danger's ahead. Don't wait out the water in your car Because only a foot of water can make your car float and 2 feet can cause it to ... read more

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