Misconceptions Happen!

Can you guess what one of the most common misconceptions about the collision repair industry is? It’s thinking that car insurance is like heatlh insurance. It’s assuming that it will cost you more money if you go out of insurance network. Here’s the truth; There is NO network that you must adhere to in automotive repair. That’s right! There’s no penalty for exercising your freedom of choice. Yes some car insurance companies create confusion by trying to direct you to a shop on “their” list of providers; some even try to suggest it may cost you more if you excercise your choice. Hence the misconception is created. But again, the truth is that you can go wherever you want for your repairs and it won’t cost you one penny more! Now that’s definitely different than health insurance networks. When you recognize that it’s your choice, you’ll become an empowered consumer. And the best part, unlike health insurance, it won’t cost you any more money for excercising this choice.

Paying Attention to Distracted Driving

With more students’ cars on the road, more will inevitably end up in our shop. It’s important to sit down with your teen now and stress the importance of staying focused while driving. I found an interesting website that may help drive home your point. It’s called www.distraction.gov. Along with a lot of eye-opening statistics, it also gives testimonials from drivers who have lost someone to distracted driving accidents. Distraction.gov also breaks down the laws, examining what is considered illegal while driving. According to the site, Ohio’s texting and driving law goes into effect for the state of Ohio on August 30, 2012. Even if your child doesn’t cause an accident while texting, he or she could still be subject to a hefty fine. This website is a great tool to educate your teens about the effects of all distracted driving, whatever the distraction may be – and that’s not always cell phones. Many don’t realize that eating while driving is also an extreme distraction. That bag of fast food can be just as treacherous as the smart phone. We hear about this and witness the effects every day. Keep your family safe this fall and teach them the dangers of all distractions while behind the wheel. While we appreciate any business, we’re in no hurry to see you in here soon.

A Fresh Coat of “Green” Paint

On the forefront of “green” technology for paint finishing systems, PPG has released a new low-VOC Envirobase High Performance waterborne base coat. Trimbach’s Body Shop is proud to be one of the first in its region to use this new cutting edge technology for body paint repair. Not only does this new waterborne base coat improve paint quality with an enhanced ability to match vehicles’ original finish, but is also incredibly environmentally friendly. The PPG waterborne basecoat reduces VOC emissions by 80%, reduces hazardous waste, and improves the overall air quality for the community. Already mandatory in California and Canada, this new high tech paint system has now expanded to the Ohio area and we’re glad to be at the forefront. In comparison to the previous paint finishing systems that body shops had once used, the new, ecologically sound paint system produces better color matches, which allows repairs to be completed more quickly. In regards to all of the exceedingly positive reviews of the low-VOC PPG waterborne base coat, Trimbach’s Body Shop is extremely excited to have raised the bar in service as an environmentally responsible business by using this new “green” technology.