Winter Emergency Check List

Posted November 14, 2017 by Matthew

Winter Emergency Check ListWell, here we go again. It is November and another Minnesota winter is right around the corner. This is wonderful news for those who love colder temperatures, snow, and outdoor winter activities. Minnesota certainly provides plenty of opportunity to enjoy the winter, from ice fishing and ice skating, to snowboarding and snowmobiling.

This time of the year also marks the beginning of the holiday season, when family and friends travel, so they can celebrate and be together. While the winter holidays are cause for celebration, they can also be cause for concern when traveling. Increased travel during the winter means an increase in possible road side emergencies. Being prepared for just about anything is your best defense for survival.

At American Auto Body, we big believers in safety first. If winter weather is severe, it is always best to wait it out until road conditions improve. If travel is required, we suggest being as prepared as possible.

Below are a few suggestions to have in your car or trunk when traveling. If you drive long distances to work every day, it is recommended to keep these emergency car kit items with you each time you leave the house. Keeping these items together in a designated area of your car is also recommended for quickly locating in an emergency.

Winter Emergency Check List

  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight and/or headlamp
  • Emergency flares, reflective markers, and reflective vest
  • Jumper cables
  • Shovel
  • Vehicle fire extinguisher
  • Battery operated radio
  • Blanket and sleeping bag
  • Extra clothing (snow pants, coats, hats, gloves, and boots)
  • Matches, candles
  • Towels
  • Food and water (packaged items such as granola bars or energy bars)
  • Toilet paper
  • Phone charger with car adapter
  • Salt, sand, or kitty litter

If your vehicle has been damaged in an accident or collision, give us a call at American Auto Body. Our team of professionals will take care of you and your vehicle, from start to finish. Call us today at 763-424-2522 or submit an online estimate with our online app.

Warning – Deer Crossing!

Posted October 10, 2017 by Matthew

Deer Automobile DamageHave you ever been driving down the road, only to spot a deer standing on the side of the road? Or even more frightening, a deer runs onto the road, right in front of your car? Both situations are enough to elevate your heartrate fairly quickly.

Due to a high deer population in Minnesota, drivers should be on the lookout year-round for unpredictable deer when traveling on the road. But, now more than ever, drivers should be on the alert. We are entering deer mating season, which is the time of year (October, November, and December) when there is a documented increase in deer-automobile collisions.

Hitting a deer with your car can be a scary experience. If you have hit a deer and you need immediate assistance, your first call should be 911. Take care of you and your passengers first. Even if you are concerned with the deer, it is recommended to never approach a wounded wild animal.

Once you are at a point when you can focus on any damages done to your car, give us a call. We understand how stressful a car accident can be. We strive to make the automobile repair process as stress free as possible. Here are just a few ways we work with clients to take away some of their worry.

Give us a call today at 763-424-2522 to schedule an appointment or to discuss your automobile repair needs.

Storm Damage

Posted September 12, 2017 by Matthew

Storm Damage

Historically speaking, September can offer up some pretty interesting weather conditions to Minnesota residents. The extreme shifts in temperature can cause strong storms that wreak havoc on homes and automobiles. In our years of service, we have repaired cars damaged by everything from broken tree branches to flying trampolines.

Storms can be terrifying. Storm damage can be heartbreaking. If your automobile has experienced storm damage, our staff at American Auto Body is ready to help. We understand that the car repair process can be overwhelming, so we have tried to make it as stress-free as possible.

Our team of professionals take the worry out of your repairs, from start to finish. We begin the process with an easy to use estimate app. We also understand that although your car is out of commission, life keeps moving and you need wheels to get around. Not to worry. We offer FREE loaners while your car is being repaired. Can’t get your vehicle to American Auto Body? Whether the damage is too great or you just need a lift, our customers love our FREE pick -up and/or delivery service.

At American Auto Body, exceptional customer service is our focus. We don’t just fix cars – we help people. Call today at 763-424-2522 to schedule an appointment or submit an online estimate request using our easy-to-use app.

The Kids are Going Back To School

Posted August 8, 2017 by Matthew

Back to School It is almost back to school time. For some parents, this is a very bittersweet time, sad that the fun must end. For others, well, they are dancing in the street in glorious celebration. While summer is full of boating, barbeques, and vacations, it is always nice to get back into a normal routine. It is also the perfect time to give your automobile a little TLC.

At the end of each summer, we see all kinds of cars with all kinds of bumps and scratches. Summertime can really be rough on your ride. If you have kids, you know what handlebars, hockey sticks, and carpools can do to an innocent vehicle, right? Have any of your kids ever accidentally ridden their bike straight into your car when trying to navigate in or out of the garage? Are you constantly driving carpools? Sports bags and equipment have a funny way of missing their mark and well…leaving a mark. What about the weather? If you live in Minnesota, you know that hail can strike at any time throughout the summer.

If your vehicle has seen better days and you would like to freshen it up a bit, we’ve got you covered. At American Auto Body, our team of professionals offer dent repair and automobile paint services that will do wonders for the overall look of your car.

Need to submit an insurance claim for damages to your car? Let us take care of the details for you. We work with all insurance companies. We have the capability to handle full claims electronically, from itemized documentation to digital imaging. We know the rules when it comes to insurance claims, and always work to get the best outcome for our clients.

From minor scratches to large dents, the professionals at American Auto Body can help. We try our best to make your experience as hassle-free as possible, with services such as free loaner cars and free pick-up and deliveries. Give us a call today to set up an appointment.

Contact American Auto Body

8208 Lakeland Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Extended hours also available by appointment.