Last updated 1 day 22 hours ago
To all our valued agents, friends and customers, we at Michael J's Body shop want to wish you all the happiest of holiday seasons. During this time of year we ask you to reflect on all your blessings and remember those who are less fortunate.
We at Michael J's would like to help those in need with articles that help keep them warm this year. If you would like to donate jackets, blankets, sleeping bags, tents or anything of the like, please contact Rich at 408-410-5590 and he will make arrangements to pick the items up and distribute them to the needy.
Times are tough for us all but for some, a simple jacket can make all the difference in the world.
Last updated 5 days ago
When dented, modern cars can be restored to virtually the same condition, thanks to paintless dent removal. Offered by cutting-edge auto body repair shops, PDR services greatly reduce the cost and time involved in repairing a dent. If your car has recently incurred a dent or ding, read this article to learn about paintless dent removal and its numerous advantages over traditional dent removal.
Specialized Tools and Techniques
The instruments and methods that enable paintless dent removal (PDR) are designed to remove dents of many different sizes from the body panel of a car. PDR is just as effective at removing tiny door dents as it removing massive dents the size of a football.
PDR does not require repainting, sanding, or the application of body filler. Because it requires less labor and fewer products than traditional dent removal methods, PDR is one of the most affordable ways to fix a dent. Fortunately, it’s also one of the most effective methods; after a PDR service, many car owners cannot even find where the damage used to be.
No one wants to drop the car off at the auto body shop only to find out that one dent will take a week to repair. An experienced shop will be able to use PDR techniques to fix a car in less than one day in most cases.
With PDR, there is no risk of an incorrect color match or paint overspray—two mistakes that will lower the resale value of a car. Instead, vehicles repaired with paintless dent repair retain the original paint, metal, and inner panel.
To learn more about the benefits of paintless dent removal, call Michael J’s Body Shop at (877) 763-5195. With more than 20 years of experience and two leading-edge collision repair shops in the San Jose area, we are proud to offer you unbeatable value and quality. Call us or visit our website if you have any questions, or to make an appointment with us Monday through Saturday.
Last updated 12 days ago
Tire tread level has a profound effect on the vehicle’s handling, braking, and susceptibility to hydroplaning and even tire failure. It’s recommended that you check your vehicle’s tire tread wear every week, as well as before a long trip, to ensure your safety and optimal performance of your vehicle. To check tire tread wear at home, put a quarter, face down, into several grooves of your tires. The tire grooves should always cover at least part of Washington’s head. If they don’t, then your tires have less than 4/32 inches of tread depth. Although 2/32 inches is the legal minimum, experts recommend at least 4/32 inches to reduce the risk of hydroplaning on wet roads.
For more information about how to check your tire tread wear, call Michael J’s Body Shop at (877) 763-5195 or visit one of our auto repair shops. We can check your tires for tread wear and replace them if they are running low. Visit our website to see where our stores are located in San Jose.
Last updated 17 days ago
Being in a collision can be a very stressful event, but if you are ever in an accident, it can be comforting to know the steps to take. Read this article for more information about the proper steps to take after a collision to ensure that you and your passengers are safe, that the accident is adequately documented, and that your vehicle receives quality auto body repair.
Assess the Safety of Yourself and Your Passengers
After a car accident, assess your injuries and the injuries of your passengers. Call 911 immediately if anyone needs medical attention. If you are waiting for medical personnel to arrive, you and your passengers should remain in the vehicle with the seatbelt fastened. If the vehicles are in the middle of the road, however, they should be moved to the side to prevent further accidents.
Access Your Emergency Kit
You can make or purchase an emergency kit that contains a disposable camera, accident documentation instructions, a cell phone, and a set of warning triangles and cones. In the event of a collision, you can set the cones up so that the scene of the accident is visible to other vehicles.
Thoroughly Document the Accident
Exchange your name, phone number, address, driver license number, insurance company, and insurance policy number with the other driver, and get contact information from any witnesses. Gather the name and address of the person to whom the vehicle is insured, if that person is not the driver. Take notes on how the accident happened and the location of the vehicles before and after the accident. Finally, take pictures of the accident, including one of the other driver’s license plate.
After everyone is safe and an accident report is filed with the police and with your insurance company, it’s time to get your car repaired. At Michael J’s Body Shop of San Jose, we have provided the San Francisco Bay Area with top-notch collision repair for more than 20 years. You can learn more about what we have to offer you by visiting our website or giving us a call at (877) 763-5195.