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Who’s Working on Your Car in Dallas?

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

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When you drop your car off for a repair, you automatically trust that the technicians working on it have the experience and certification to do the best job possible. But how do you really know? Trust is a big part of any relationship, and this is certainly true of the one between yourself and your mechanic. You want assurances that your mechanic holds the proper certifications to ensure your car is getting the attention it deserves.

Knowing who’s working on your car in Dallas takes just a little bit of research, but this will pay off for you in the end.

Body shops that hold the proper certifications can assure your car is being repaired according to the highest industry standards. For example, here at Hance’s Uptown Collision Center, we are an I-CARTM and ASETM certified garage, featuring experienced, friendly technicians who boast the highest levels of training and education in collision repair.

This training and knowledge allows our team to offer exceptional auto body repairs, quality workmanship and attentive customer service. We know getting you back on the road as quickly as possible is of paramount importance. After all, you’re busy and need to get places. However, we never compromise safety, aesthetics and functionality for fast work.

What Does I-CAR Certification Mean?

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is an international organization that provides information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs. It was established in 1979 out of a collaboration of six segments of the collision repair industry:

  • Collision repair
  • Insurance
  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Education, training and research
  • Tools, equipment and supply
  • Related industry services

The goal is to provide those who need collision repair with access to high-quality, industry-leading training solutions, encouraging and supporting communication in the industry on issues impacting collision repair.

What Does ASE Certification Mean?

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), a professional certification group, certifies professionals and shops in the automotive repair and service industry and has been doing so since 1972. The goal is to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through testing and certifying automotive professionals. Nearly 300,000 automotive technicians hold ASE certifications. The ASE tests and certifies automotive professionals so that shop owners and service customers can better understand their level of expertise before utilizing their services.

In order to become certified, technicians must pass a test first, then accumulate two years of on-the-job training or one year of training and a two-year degree in automotive repair.

Contact Hance’s Uptown Collision Center in Dallas

To schedule a repair appointment with our I-CAR and ASE certified garage, please contact us at 214-666-5291 or email us at rob@hanceauto.com. We are conveniently located at 4829 McKinney Ave in Dallas with convenient hours Monday through Friday.

 

 

 

 

What to do When Your Car is Faded

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

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Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays at the beach is a given for us humans. But those same UV rays can also damage your car, causing it to fade over time. You likely don’t think about your car’s paint job until it starts to get noticeably lighter. This is due to the oxidization from the UV rays of the sun. On top of that, extreme weather due to snow, hail, high winds and rain can all have an impact on the hue of your car — not to mention the critters that can really do a number on your paint job.

Here are some tips on keeping your car’s paint job looking new year after year:

Come up with a washing schedule: Prevention is key here, so the best way to protect your car from the sun and environmental damage is to keep up with a consistent washing schedule. Praying for a rain storm isn’t going to help. You need a good clean that can protect your top coat from existing and future damage. Top coat is like sunscreen for your car, and keeping it as clean as possible is like giving it SPF 50 protection. However, that top coat is also the most vulnerable to sand, salt, snow and acid rain.

Restore the paint job: Once fading begins, you may think it’s too late to be saved. Not true. You will have to break out the elbow grease but restoration of your paint job is absolutely possible. First, you’ll need to thoroughly wash and dry your car, then use a clay bar to remove the junk that’s contributing to the dullness factor. Clay is designed to “fix” a contaminated surface — one that is plagued with tiny bumps in the paint that can detract from its smoothness. All that embedded debris can cause small imperfections in your finish that the clay bar can pick up and remove, says Dr. Beasley’s. Doing this will provide a prime surface featuring a tighter seal to the wax making sure it looks better and lasts longer.

Polish after claying: The clay bar is great, but it’s no substitute for polishing your car. Do this in a shady area, out of direct sunlight. Make sure your car is cool to the touch and not hot. Work in small, concentrated areas and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Normally, you would use a foam applicator but once light oxidization and fading has occurred, it’s best to use a microfiber applicator pad for car polish application.

Wax your car regularly: If a clean top coat adds an extra layer of protection for your car, adding wax gives you yet another protective layer that prevents dirt from harming your car. Not only does it make your paint job look beautiful and shiny, it can give you a whole new level of SPF protection that can complement the efforts of your washing schedule.You have four types of wax products to selection from: liquid, paste, spray and wipe-on, wipe-off. The paste and liquid formulas seem to work the best when restoring faded or oxidized car paint. Ideally, you should wax before the winter, then keep up with maintenance every two to three months.

Take it to the pros: If all of the above methods don’t work and your car’s finish is too badly faded, oxidized or damaged, you may need a complete paint job. Whether as part of collision repair or a simple desire to get your paint job restored, professionals have the right equipment, tools and paint to bring that luster and sheen to your car that you miss so much.

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Contact Hance’s Uptown Collision Center

Located conveniently on McKinney Avenue in Dallas, TX, Hance’s Uptown Collision Center is your first choice for paint restoration, collision repair and auto body work. Contact us at 214-666-5291 to schedule an appointment today.

7 Things That Can Ruin Your Car’s Paint Job

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

7 Things That Can Ruin Your Car’s Paint Job

There’s nothing like that new shine of a paint job on your car. Whether fresh from the dealer’s lot or the autobody shop, a fresh coat of paint signals pride in your vehicle — a pride you’d like to keep for as long as possible. However, there are many environmental effects that are working against your car:
1. Bugs and Bird Droppings: While there’s really nothing you can do about bugs smashing onto your hood or bird droppings down the side of the door, there is something you can do after the fact that will save your paint job. Rather than let the evidence sit there, hoping a good rain storm will rinse them away, you need to wash them off as soon as you notice them. That’s because bugs and bird droppings tend to be very acidic and will eat away at the paint if left there to fester. Be gentle and don’t scrub with abrasives.

2. Road Debris: This is a big offender — yet another one you can’t prevent from happening. Just driving on the street can kick up small pebbles, dirt and salt (in wintry regions) that can pit your paint job. Clean your vehicle often but again, don’t scrub. Those little bits of dirt will cause unsightly scratches. Salt placed on roadways to keep snowy and icy conditions at bay can eat away at your paint and cause corrosion.

3. Construction Debris: You always wince as you head through a construction zone, hearing all that dust, gravel and asphalt peppering the underside of your car and bumper. Avoid these construction zones if you can, and certainly don’t park near any of them. The dust kicked up by these areas can settle on your car and dull its sheen. Take your car to the car wash if you inadvertently drive through a construction zone.

4. Gas: Most of us are in a hurry when filling up with gas. However, those drops and spills down the side of your car as you take out the hose can be a killer for your vehicle’s paint job. Once it has set in, a gas stain is very hard to get off later. If you spill, use a microfiber cloth to wipe it away immediately.

5. Sprinklers: Parking near a sprinkler may sound harmless (hey, whose car couldn’t use a natural bath once in a while?). However, the water spots left by those sprinklers have minerals in them that, when dried by the sun, can leave random spots that are hard to get off.

6. Writing: Your kids may think it’s funny to write “Wash me” on your car, but this can cause damage to your paint job. That’s because dirt is like sandpaper and has the same effect on your shiny new paint job.

7. Coffee: We’ve all driven off with a cup of coffee on the roof at least once in our lives. However, those coffee stains can be a detriment to your paint job. Since coffee (and other beverages such as soda) is acidic, this can hurt your car’s finish so wash it off as soon as you can, advises DriverSide. If there’s sugar in your coffee, that’s even worse because it leaves a sticky residue.

 

Contact Hance’s Uptown Collision Center

Stop by Hance’s Uptown Collision Center at our convenient location in Dallas to see what we offer for autobody repair and paintless dent repair. Contact us at 214-666-5291 to make an appointment or use our online form. Our shop hours are Mon–Thur: 7:30am – 5:30pm and Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm.

Auto Shops Dallas TX: Bring Any Car In For Repair!

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Auto shops Dallas TXSo your car has been in a wreck? Bring it into one of Hance’s auto shops in Dallas TX for a great repair! No matter what make or model of car you have, and no matter what kind of damage it has sustained, you can count on the family at Hance Auto to get it straightened out, figuratively and literally. With winter coming to an end, you should think about the damages your car may have sustained during the cold months. Bring it into one of Hance’s auto shops in Dallas TX for a close inspection. For more information, call Hance today at 214-666-5291!

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Auto Shops In Dallas TX: Stay In Touch With Your Insurance Company

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Auto Shops Dallas TXWhen you have an accident and your car is damaged, your first thought should be to get it to one of the best auto shops in Dallas TX, Hance’s Uptown Collision Center.  After that, you also have to worry about whether or not your insurance company will pay for repairs.  Most insurance companies have great customer service and they want to do their part; but they can get bogged down with cases so always be sure to keep in touch with your insurance company to make sure they’re taking care of your repair at one of the best auto shops in Dallas TX.   Call Hance’s Uptown Collision Center at (214) 666-5291 or visit www.hanceauto.com to find out more about us.

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Collision Center Dallas TX: A Service That Works for You and Not Your Insurance Company

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Collision center Dallas TxWhat is the first thing you need to do after you have an accident? You need to get help from a collision center in Dallas TX and get in contact with your insurance company. These two things should be part of the process that lead to you getting your car fixed, or you getting new car as the case may be. But you want those two groups to work together to expedite the process and ensure that you get the best possible deal. When you contact Hance’s Uptown Collision Center in Dallas TX at 214-666-5291, you can be sure that they will work with your insurance company to benefit you!

 
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How a Dallas Collision Center Can Fix Your Paint

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

collision center Dallas TXWhen you’re choosing a collision center Dallas TX to fix your car after an accident, you need to find someone who can match your paint. So many of the paint jobs today are unique, with special colors of paint that are exclusive to the specific brand and variety of car. When you get your paint job fixed after an accident, you want to match that kind of paint so you car looks like nothing happened. To make sure that you get the best repair job and paint job possible, you want to find a collision center Dallas TX that cares about matching your paint and making your car look like new. That place is Hance’s Uptown where we take care of you and your car!

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Collision Center In Dallas, TX: Do You Have Valet Damage To Your Car?

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

collision center Dallas TXHave you ever gone out to dinner and handed your car over to the valet service only to get it back with a mysterious scrape or dent that wasn’t there before?  At Hance’s Uptown Collision Center in Dallas, TX, we know proving who bumped, dented or scratched your car is hard so we recommend that when you get out of your car in the valet area, you walk around it and take pictures of it with your cell phone.  And when they return the car to you, walk around it again and take more pictures so that you have before and after photos.  If you need help with valet damage, call us at Hance’s Uptown Collision Center in Dallas, TX at 214-666-5291.
 
 
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