BODY SHOP BLOG

Hot Wheels Legends Tour at El Segundo

Last weekend I took my family to a really cool car event, it was the Hot Wheels Legends Tour.  It's an awesome event for young kids and older kids at heart.  If you loved to play with Hot Wheels as a kid (or still do) you have to come to this event when it comes … Continue reading Hot Wheels Legends Tour at El Segundo

Best Thing to do During the Pandemic in Los Angeles

The most safe thing to do during the pandemic in Los Angeles besides staying home is... going out for a drive. Early on when the pandemic began, it was "easy" to stay at home.  Kids attended school via zoom.  I was at the shop working on a few cars at a time and followed CDC … Continue reading Best Thing to do During the Pandemic in Los Angeles

How to Spot a Bad Car Paint Job

How Can You Spot a Bad Paint Job? You go to pick up your car at the local independent shop or big corporate auto paint shop and everything seems to look fine... until, you get home and notice a problem.  The paint on your car looks a bit off.  Something is wrong. If you look … Continue reading How to Spot a Bad Car Paint Job

How to Choose the Best Collision Shop Part 3

Finally we are on the third and last installment of this three-part series to help you find good body shops and the one right for you. So how do you pick- the best collision shop? Here are a few tips to help you pick the right one from your list. To recap, on part 1 of … Continue reading How to Choose the Best Collision Shop Part 3

Santa Paula, Ca Cruise Night Summer 2021

The city of Santa Paula hosts a Cruise Night every first Friday on the warm months of the year.  This years we were able to go to one, with masks and all.  People from all over Southern California come to this event, even from as far as Orange County.  If you like a family friendly … Continue reading Santa Paula, Ca Cruise Night Summer 2021

Clearent LLC The Worst Credit Card Processing Company

Bad Review: Clearent LLC A Bad Payment Processor As a locally family-owned business we know how hard it is to stay in business when times are tough, let alone during a PANDEMIC.  A small business like ours doesn't have the backing of angel investors or thousands of shareholders.  A family business is small, it has … Continue reading Clearent LLC The Worst Credit Card Processing Company

Petersen Automotive Museum

With Covid restrictions loosening up families can start planning for fun summer activities.  One of our favorites to take the kids is to the Petersen Automotive Museum.  It's open now and we recommend checking it out (safely of course).  Here are a few pictures of a trip we took a few years back when we … Continue reading Petersen Automotive Museum

Collision Centers and Unethical Practices

Let's be frank, sadly, in almost every business one can find unethical people, behavior, and practices.  Or what is also known as the "gray areas" -to put it nicely- where abuses and fraud can happen or have happened.  Unfortunately, the collision repair industry has been famous for unethical behavior.  Of course, not everyone has this … Continue reading Collision Centers and Unethical Practices