Avoid Winter Driving Dangers and Auto Body Repairs

Avoid Winter Driving Dangers and Auto Body Repairs

Wisconsin’s roadways pose a host of winter driving dangers. It seems like there are two seasons – one for Orange Barrels and another for huge potholes. Paying attention to the inherent dangers of winter driving can keep help avoid auto body repairs in and around...
Interior Car Detailing Keeps New Cars Looking Sharp

Interior Car Detailing Keeps New Cars Looking Sharp

To protect your vehicle’s showroom luster, inside and out, professional vehicle cleaning, including interior car detailing is a wise investment. Especially with the multiple, new materials appearing in today’s modern vehicles. Not only are there new materials, but...
Professional Car Waxing  – Vehicle Detailing Extends Car Life

Professional Car Waxing – Vehicle Detailing Extends Car Life

Even a car fresh off the dealer’s lot can benefit from a professional car waxing. Some think modern car finishes don’t need to be waxed regularly. Not so. An overall waxing as part of a vehicle detailing service protects the paint and the clear coat. When you wax your...
Headlight Restoration Gets You Out of The Fog

Headlight Restoration Gets You Out of The Fog

Foggy headlights have become a fact of life since manufacturers switched from glass to polycarbonate and plastic. It can happen to anybody, and headlight restoration can make things right. The cloudy appearance is caused by oxidation. Oxidized headlights aren’t...
Benefits of Plastic Bumper Crack Repair

Benefits of Plastic Bumper Crack Repair

Under the winter grime from Madison WI roads you often find dings, dents and cracks, including blemishes that require a plastic bumper crack repair. Not every auto body shop can provide the expertise it takes to make these repairs and provide a seamless restoration of...
Now’s the Time to Repair Alloy Wheels

Now’s the Time to Repair Alloy Wheels

Just like a car’s finish, your prized alloy wheels take a beating in the Madison WI winter of salt and corrosion. An auto body shop is the place to get your ride back in shape – including putting the sparkle back in your wheels. The sleek lines of today’s automotive...
Car Detailing Pays When Road Salt Assaults Your Finish

Car Detailing Pays When Road Salt Assaults Your Finish

Road salt and chemical deicers subtly attack a vehicle’s finish and the resulting damage calls for the special talents of car detailing professionals for deep cleaning, polishing and potentially painting repair. Even during a relatively mild winter, the roads in...
Body Shop Winter Driving Tips To Avoid Body Repair

Body Shop Winter Driving Tips To Avoid Body Repair

Body shop professionals see it every winter. The snow and ice often trick the inexperienced drivers into collisions. Even more experienced drivers get surprised from time to time, from black ice or unexpected melts that freeze or other drivers that hit them. As...
Time Required for Auto Body Shop Repairs

Time Required for Auto Body Shop Repairs

Body shop repairs take time. In the industry it’s called “cycle time,” or how long an auto body repair to be completed. Each repair is unique and there are multiple factors affecting the time in the body shop. The severity of the damage on your car definitely affects...
Tips To Finding A Good Auto Body Shop In Madison WI

Tips To Finding A Good Auto Body Shop In Madison WI

Selecting an auto body shop to provide the body repair you need is not quite as straight forward as buying a car. When you bought your car, most likely you did a little homework. You were able to… Consult consumer reviews Check reliability ratings Review...
OEM Parts And Your Auto Body Repair

OEM Parts And Your Auto Body Repair

When you are considering an auto body repair after an accident, there are many things to consider. If your body repair is going to be covered by insurance, often times insurance companies insist a body shop uses OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts. The...
Car Hail Damage – How To File An Insurance Claim

Car Hail Damage – How To File An Insurance Claim

Volatile summer storms in Madison WI can result in car hail damage. And, depending on the actual extent of your car hail damage, you may have a tough choice to make. Do you go through the insurance claims process, live with the hail damage or fix it yourself without...
Auto Body Repair Basics – OEM vs Aftermarket Parts

Auto Body Repair Basics – OEM vs Aftermarket Parts

Auto body repair sometimes requires replacing damaged parts with new parts. Selecting the correct “new” parts is as much an art as it is a science. When technicians are planning an auto body repair, they are most concerned with the Fit, Function and Finish of...
Choosing The Right Auto Body Shop In Madison WI

Choosing The Right Auto Body Shop In Madison WI

Selecting the right auto body shop can save you thousands of dollars. It is fairly common to get an estimate from an auto body shop that is very different from another. Depending on the damage to be repaired, the amounts can swing wildly. Then the questions start. •...
Conventional Dent Repair Basics – Madison WI

Conventional Dent Repair Basics – Madison WI

Conventional dent repair and paintless dent repair are often times confused. Most people just want their cars fixed and the dent repair completed. They would also like to have a high quality dent repair and spend as little money as possible. Too many people who have...
Paintless Dent Repair Defined In Madison WI

Paintless Dent Repair Defined In Madison WI

Paintless Dent Repair, or PDR, is an auto body industry recognized dent removal process. It involves the removal of hail dents and other types of damage on exterior surface panels without disturbing a vehicle’s finish. How Paintless Dent Repair Works In the...
Why Choose A Detail Pro When Car Detailing

Why Choose A Detail Pro When Car Detailing

Detailing your car is an easy concept to understand. However, to actually detail a vehicle and achieve the results a car detailing professional can is another challenge all together. The first question to ask yourself is, ‘what do I think I know?’. This question is...
Headlight Restoration With Lifetime Warranty In Madison WI

Headlight Restoration With Lifetime Warranty In Madison WI

Headlight restoration of foggy headlights is one of the quickest and easiest ways to make your car look fresh again. There is no doubt that after headlights have yellowed or fogged, they make even the nicest cars look old, weathered and dumpy. That is true whether you...
Alloy Wheel Repair In Madison WI

Alloy Wheel Repair In Madison WI

Alloy wheel repair has become one of the most used appearance services offered by Auto Color of Middleton, serving the Madison WI area. It’s no secret contemporary car designs look great and function more economically. Sleek aerodynamic lines are accentuated by alloy...
Reality In Auto Body – Touch Up Paint Repairs

Reality In Auto Body – Touch Up Paint Repairs

There are often misconceptions of what touch up paint repair is and what the expected final result of a repair should be. So, the question is…’what is a touch up paint repair?’. The answer – touch up paint is a very small quantity of paint made to imitate the...
What Is The Best Car Paint Repair?

What Is The Best Car Paint Repair?

To many drivers, a car paint repair is seen as a complete refinishing covering multiple panels of a vehicle. The desired result is having a finish looking as if it just came out of the factory. And, in many cases that is exactly what is done, especially when the...
Auto Touch Up Paint Repair – Can You Touch Up Paint?

Auto Touch Up Paint Repair – Can You Touch Up Paint?

The big question is ‘should you, not can you, attempt an auto touch up paint repair?’ Many think they can repair a stone chip in their car paint because the can buy auto touch up paint and equipment at a supply store. However, what is the real difference between...
Lease Car Inspection and Returns

Lease Car Inspection and Returns

The process of returning a leased vehicle can result in unwanted surprises. If there is more wear than the leasing company deems “normal wear” in any part of the car, there will probably be corresponding charges to correct any problems. Most drivers are aware of...
Car Scratch Repair – Auto Paint Repair As Needed

Car Scratch Repair – Auto Paint Repair As Needed

Car scratch repair can range from the smallest, superficial marks in a car’s clear coat to key marks or deeper scratches reaching the metal of a panel. Car scratch repair can be approached in several ways. The good news is car owners have options. From the smallest...
Paintless Dent Repair – What Is It

Paintless Dent Repair – What Is It

Paintless dent repair, when possible, is a great option in many different ways. Car owners benefit in a variety of ways when paintless dent repair is used. It is a method by which door dings and small dents are pushed back into their original shape. No traditional...
Do You Need To Wax A Car?

Do You Need To Wax A Car?

One of the most common questions we hear is exactly what the headline asks, ‘do you need to wax a car?’. People think modern car finishes are made to not be waxed, but it simply is not true. You should wax a car to protect the paint and clear coat. When you wax a car...
Plastic Bumper Crack Repair

Plastic Bumper Crack Repair

By specializing in plastic bumper crack repair, AutoColor offers a unique and valuable service to Madison area drivers. In nearly every situation AutoColor professionals can make an undetectable repair to a cracked plastic bumper. This keeps cars looking sharp and...