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Protecting the Paint on Your Car

Auto Paint and Auto Body Care Tips

Car owners and auto body professionals alike understand the importance of preserving a vehicle’s paint. This decorative and protective surface keeps cars looking their best for years, especially when owners use the right techniques to protect it.

The most important methods for protecting your auto paint include: Read the rest of this entry »

Exciting 2014 Automotive Trends

East Bay Auto Body News

The auto body and auto paint industries are trend-driven. According to an Edmunds.com forecast, U.S. buyers in 2014 will get to choose from over 16.4 billion new vehicles. Plus, this year, 300,000 people will return their leases. Read the rest of this entry »

Protect Your Car’s Paint: 5 Benefits of Waxing Your Car

East Bay Winter Auto Body Tips

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Why should you bother waxing your car? After all, you’ve got a million projects on your “to do list.” Waxing may seem like little more than a vanity auto body project. The truth is that waxing can lead to a variety of benefits, some of which can positively impact your car’s performance and even your safety. Here are 5 reasons to get started: Read the rest of this entry »

East Bay Auto Repair Shop Reviews 5 Top-Ranked Hybrid Cars

Our East Bay auto body shop works with a lot of clients who want to conserve fuel and protect the environment. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of 5 exciting hybrid cars. Top features to watch for with hybrid cars: EPA mileage estimates, safety ratings, and customer testimonials.

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5 Tips to Prevent a Car Accident in the Bay Area

Whether you recently got “dinged up” in a Bay Area car accident, or you are just a concerned driver (or parent of a teenager who now drives – yikes!), here are 5 tips on safer driving. Read the rest of this entry »

Car Safety for Pets

Keeping pets safe is an easy enough task when you’re at home. But what happens when you take your pets on the road? From road trips across the country to even a short trip to the store, pet auto safety can be a major issue.

If you’re not careful, not only could you cause injury to your pet, but you could also get in trouble with the law. This article boils down the essentials for pet safety to help you ensure the care of your best friend. Read the rest of this entry »

Maximizing Your Used Car Sale

It’s time to sell your car.

For whatever reason – an accident, a promotion (or demotion), a cross country move, wanting to upgrade your ride, or what have – you want to put your beloved old car on the market and move on with  your life. But you face a hurdle. Specifically, you want to get the most money you can out of the sale with the least amount of time and effort.

selling your car

How should you approach this problem?

According to a forgotten 19th Century economist, Pareto, an inverse relationship exists between inputs and outputs for basically any system. More specifically, 80% of your energy on a specific project will only get you 20% of the results; conversely, 20% of your energies will lead to 80% of the results. This principle, also known as the “80/20 rule,” applies to practically any system or situation. Leveraging 80/20 could be profoundly helpful, if you want to get the most money for your used car. If Pareto is correct, then 20% of the actions you take will lead to 80% of the benefits for your sale. Likewise, 80% of the things you might do would be relatively worthless.

So what are the “vital few” actions you can take which will really make a difference?

Invariably, sellers can make awesome headway just by removing unsightly dents and by freshening up the paint. Doing this is easy, simple, and cost effective. Yet it can generate a massive increase in your sales price. Appearances matter.

Think about it. Imagine if you were shopping for a car. If a prospective car looks dinged up and the paint is scratched, the car will look “cheap” and you hesitate to place an offer. However, if the car looks nice, you’ll be tremendously more likely to consider a serious offer.

So how can you leverage this principle to win at the sales game?

Connect today with the experienced professionals of the Shattuck Auto Collision Center. Since 1965, we have been serving Berkeley, Oakland and the East Bay. Call us at 510-848-6281, or visit us at www.shattuckauto.com.

Shattuck Auto Collision Center Video!

Shattuck Auto Collision Center is the best auto body shop in the East Bay!  Specializing in dent removal, paint matching, frame work and working with your insurance.  We also provide tow, pick-up, delivery and car rental for our customers.  We are apart of the BBB, insured, certified, and have been in the auto body & paint business since 1965! Right here on the OaklandBerkeley border.

To watch our video click link below.

 


Serving the East Bay, Oakland, and Berkeley.

www.shattuckauto.com

Ph: 510.848.6281

3207 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705

Shattuck Auto Collision Center on Google Places

Your Favorite Berkeley-Oakland Auto Body Repair Shop on Google Places.

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