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    The Steps of Buying Auto Insurance

    Last updated 10 hours ago

    Having car insurance may be the law, but it’s also a smart investment. After all, car insurance will pay for the repair or replacement of your vehicle if it’s involved in a collision, damaged, or stolen. However, not all insurance policies are right for you. Find out the minimum car insurance coverage in Utah and compare rates to find the best deal. In this video you will learn how to decide on the right amount of coverage, as well as how to reduce your premiums. 

    In Utah, you have the right to select the auto body shop that will repair your car, even if your insurance company suggests a particular body shop. If you live in West Jordan, bring your car to Dave’s Body Shop for the best collision repair, guaranteed. We have the art of collision repair down to a science, and we will even help you file a claim with your insurance company. Contact us online or call us at (385) 235-8136 to schedule an estimate appointment with one of our experienced auto body repair technicians.  

    Tips for Purchasing Auto Insurance

    Last updated 6 days ago

    There’s nothing wrong with trying to save money, but winding up with cut-rate insurance just to save a few bucks each month might cost you a lot more in the long run, especially when the time comes for collision repair. To help you save money, and to make sure you aren’t stranded without adequate insurance coverage, here are a few tips for purchasing auto insurance. 

    Decide How Much Coverage You Need

    It can be dangerous and costly to be underinsured, but having too much insurance can be an expensive mistake as well. Having the state minimum amount of insurance coverage will lower your rate, but you may want to purchase more than the minimum if you have an expensive car. Compare rates and talk to multiple insurance providers to determine how much coverage you need.

    Look for Ways to Reduce Your Premiums

    If you want to obtain insurance from a reputable provider but the rates are more than you’d like, there are ways that you can reduce your premiums. Most companies give a break to individuals who drive less than 7,500 miles a year, so incorporate public transportation and carpooling into your routine to reduce your premium. Increasing your deductible for collision and comprehensive can also reduce your premium. Another good rule of thumb is to drop collision coverage when the annual premium reaches 10 percent of your car’s value.

    If you’ve been in a collision, bring your car to Dave’s Body Shop in West Jordan, UT. We can help you file a claim with your insurance company, and our auto body repair technicians promise to restore your vehicle in a timely and professional manner. Visit our website to learn about our auto body repairs, or call us at (385) 235-8136 to speak with one of our collision repair experts. 

    Quick Tips for Preventing Automotive Rust

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Automotive rust is unsightly. Left to its own devices, it can also negatively impact your car’s resale value and even affect its performance. Thankfully, automotive rust is entirely preventable. By washing your car at least once every two weeks, waxing it once a month, and storing it in a covered garage or under a protective cover, you should be able to avoid almost all serious rust damage. Additional steps that can help you keep your car rust-free are rinsing it off any time you return from driving it in snow and applying a sealant on any areas of your car on which the paint has been damaged. 

    If you encountered these tips too late and would like to rid your car of the rust that has accumulated since you last had body work done on it, Dave’s Body Shop in West Jordan can help. Serving the Salt Lake Valley, we can offer collision repair and auto body detail services you can trust. Call us today at (888) 902-8220 to arrange an appointment to have your automotive rust damage reversed as much as possible.

    How Aluminum Technology Is Revolutionizing the Auto Body Industry

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Recent studies and changes in regulation suggest that the auto body industry will undergo a significant transformation over the next decade or so. Namely, aluminum will replace steel as the primary component of automobile exteriors, or at least pickup trucks. To learn more about why this is and what you can expect from this change, continue reading.

    Why the Switch to Aluminum?

    A growing interest in energy consciousness may have inspired the development of the aluminum-based material that may soon make up a great percentage of auto bodies. Tighter emissions regulations, however, are what make the aluminum auto body technology revolution seem inevitable. Aluminum auto body sheets are significantly lighter than the steel alloys used in most car exteriors today, and research has shown that motor vehicles enjoy a noticeable increase in fuel efficiency for every hundred pounds that can be trimmed from their auto body weight.

    How This Change Affects Consumers

    According to a recent study by Ducker Worldwide, some 70% of pickup trucks could be aluminum-based by the year 2025. A large-scale movement toward the production of aluminum-based auto bodies could cause an increase in production costs, thus also pushing up the costs of purchasing and having auto body work carried out on aluminum-based trucks and other vehicles. Such increases are far from certain, however, and would unlikely be that dramatic given the current availability of aluminum.

    The F-150 Case Study

    Ford F-150 prototypes with aluminum alloy cargo boxes have already been tested for the better part of three years. The prototypes were given to gold miners, construction workers, and a utility company, who together clocked more than 350,000 miles without being told that the trucks were aluminum-based or discerning any difference on their own. No rusting occurred, and the trucks performed at least as well as their steel-based predecessors.

    Regardless of how these anticipated changes pan out, Dave’s Body Shop in West Jordan will be sure to keep pace with them. We use only the highest quality parts and products to repair the vehicles our customers bring to us, and will continue to do so. To speak with a knowledgeable representative about our collision repair services, give us a call at (888) 902-8220.

    How a Car Is Painted at the Body Shop

    Last updated 1 month ago

    When you look at a car that is fresh from the manufacturer or has recently been painted at a body shop, you can tell that the paint job was not the work of an amateur. If you have ever been curious about how body shop paint jobs work, check out this brief video. In the clip, an expert walks the viewer through the process, from the way the paint is applied to the method by which it is blended to create a professional-looking evenness.

    Does your automobile’s exterior no longer look the way it once did due to fading or stains caused by bird droppings, spilled beverages,or fallen tree sap? If you would like to have your car repainted by an auto body professional in the Salt Lake Valley, call Dave’s Body Shop in West Jordan at (888) 902-8220. 

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Dave’s Body Shop exceeds all EPA requirements for auto repair. We recycle; everything from excess paint to cardboard, aluminum, anti-freeze, oil and metal, and we are committed to minimizing our impact on mother earth. For more information contact Dave's Body Shop at (801) 566-3906.



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