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Direct Repair Program

Direct Repair Program Means a Lifetime Guarantee on Body Work Yes, a Direct Repair Program (DRP) really does give you a lifetime guarantee on body work, and there are other benefits, as well. Fewer calls, less hassle, and you don’t have to go on the dreaded “wild estimate chase” to provide your insurance company with…
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How to Use the Online Auto Craft Estimate Tool

Car accidents are hard, but getting a collision repair estimate is easy. Next time you bend a fender, get yourself safely to the roadside, call for the appropriate backup, then skip the visit to the body shop. Instead, use Auto Craft’s Online Estimate Tool:   Click your phone over to www.autocraftinc.com and select the Green…
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Keeping the Insurance Money for Your Auto Collision Repair

Sometimes collision damage doesn’t look like it hurts the structure of a vehicle. And sometimes, the vehicle looks cosmetically fine, or close enough to fine that you think about keeping the insurance money rather than having it repaired. You’re free to do that, if you own the vehicle outright, and the insurance check is made…
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I Know, You’re the Special One Who Can Text and Drive

Let’s be clear: this article is not talking about you. You’re a special driver with extraordinary talents, so texting behind the wheel comes easy to you. No safety risk whatsoever when you pull out an Android at 75 miles per hour. No, sir. No, we’re talking about everyone else when we say that the steady…
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Windshield Repair Versus Replacement

A common question at our collision repair shop is whether windshield repair costs less than windshield replacement. If it can be repaired, the answer is yes—assuming you get it into the shop soon, before the damage spreads and before dirt gets into it. Windshield repair can cut your costs by up to 80 percent compared to…
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Get Ready for Winter Driving

“Put on Your Big, Ugly, Winter Driving Hat” My winter driving hat is one of those big, furry things that makes people want to swing a broom at my head because they think it’s an animal attacking. I don’t care. It’s not how you look that matters; it’s what you do to get ready for…
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Auto Collision Repair Tip: Be Ready for UFOs

You’re tooling down a country highway one beautiful evening, doing maybe 60. Crickets sing in the field outside your open window. Not much traffic. You’re totally focused on the drive, as you should be. Then you spot it: a flying saucer careens across the sky, moving toward the highway ahead of you at impossible speed.…
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What to do in Case of a Deer-Related Collision

Oh, Deer, It’s Mating Season: How to Keep from Hitting One—and what to do in Case of a Deer-Related Collision Late autumn/early winter is the time for romance if you’re a deer. If you’re a driver, it’s a time to be extra cautious when driving in areas populated by these lovelorn—and therefore extremely hazardous—creatures. Late…
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KWCH News Story

So happy that we could give back to our community! These firemen deserve it. Here is what KWCH channel 12 had to say about it- "The vandalism happened on Sept. 11. Hutchinson Fire Capt. Gerald Wiens found his truck and two others keyed, front to back. "Kind of a strange day for something like to…
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OEM Versus Aftermarket Parts

What Kind of Parts are Body Shops Using on My Car? If you’ve ever had auto body work done, you may have heard the terms “OEM” and “aftermarket” used to describe the types of parts that may be used in your repair. But not everyone knows what these terms mean or how insurance companies decide…
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