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Allen Auto Body
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(805) 496-3370

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Auto Repair and Service: What to Expect

If you’re having a problem with your car, truck, or SUV, contact us right away and let us know what the issue is. We won’t diagnose your problem over the phone, but we can usually tell you if your car should be towed, or if it can be driven in for repair. Once here, we’ll do a thorough inspection, and provide an estimate of what the repair will cost. We’ll also make you aware of any other areas that may need attention.

Avoiding Common Accidents

Here’s some tips to help you avoid the most common accidents out there on the highway, First, don’t tailgate! Leave enough room so you can react in any situation, and add distance in inclement weather. Next, be a pro at using your side mirrors; keeping other traffic away from you gives you a “buffer zone” in case evasive maneuvers are needed. Finally, train yourself to adjust your side mirrors to see your blind spots, not the side of your own car. This gives you the largest bubble of safety around your vehicle.

Why You Need To Protect Your Catalytic Converter

It happens across America every day.

Someone enters their vehicle, on their way to work. They turn the key (or push the start button) and are surprised by THE LOUD SOUND OF AN OPEN EXHAUST PIPE RIGHT UNDER THEIR FEET! What’s going on ??

They’ve just become the victim of a catalytic converter thief. Next to the “grab and go” of the casual thief or drug addict, it’s the number one item stolen from vehicles today, as many as two thousand each month. Why is there so much interest in stealing this item?

April is National Car Care Month: Spring into Action

The weather is warming up. Days are getting longer, and thoughts of outdoor activities are in the air. Now is the time to take care of any deferred maintenance, or any vehicle service that you’ve been putting off. We can help with a thorough inspection that will identify any areas that need attention. Plus, with suppliers running specials during this month, you’ll save money and be ready for any family outings or car trips. Call us for an appointment today!

Don’t Let Potholes Put A Hole In Your Wallet

Hitting a pothole with your car can do a real number on tires, wheels, steering, suspension, and alignment.

Potholes occur when water permeates the pavement – usually through a crack – and softens the soil beneath it, creating a depression in the surface of the street. Many potholes appear during winter and spring months because of freeze-thaw cycles, which accelerate the process. Potholes can also be prevalent in areas with excessive rainfall and flooding.

Door Dings Are A Real Drag!

Shopping cart dents and door dings are just a few of the things that can happen to your vehicle in a parking lot. Most of the time, they seem to just appear out of thin air. While a new dent can be frustrating, it’s not the end of the world.

Five fast facts to take the frustration out of door dings

  1. Document the damage
  2. Who is responsible for shopping cart dents?
  3. Should you file an insurance claim?
  4. Why you should fix dents and dings.
  5. Use PDR for dent repair.

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Car Care Tips and Information

If you’re having a problem with your car, truck, or SUV, contact us right away and let us know what the issue is. We won’t diagnose your problem over the phone, but we can usually tell you if your car should be towed, or if it can be... Read more

Avoid Accidents

Here’s some tips to help you avoid the most common accidents out there on the highway, First, don’t tailgate! Leave enough room so you can react in any situation, and add distance in inclement weather. Next, be a pro at using your side... Read more

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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Carie said the business is friendly, honest, compassionate, and reliable. Her... Read more
Carie D., New York
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Robert said the business is a fantastic family owned business that really knows... Read more
Robert W., Westlake Village, CA
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Allen Auto Body Shop did an incredible job fixing my Chevrolet Cruze after a... Read more
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