Recently I was waiting at a stop light, and I happened to notice a van in the left turn lane next to me. A Ford E-Series van painted white. There are countless thousands of these vehicles on the road at any given time, and normally they don’t attract any attention. But this one was wearing the graphics of a food service company, and it was in terrible shape with rusty rocker panels, a fist-size rust-hole in the side, flaking and missing paint over the rear wheel arch, and a rear bumper covered in rust.
I get it, times are hard and it’s an expensive proposition to replace a commercial truck with a new one, and with the current shortage of new inventory on hand it’s a difficult one as well. But what if there was another way?Read the rest of this entry »
By: Steve Favill
Hall Imports offer services of which many of our customers may not be aware, one of which is a full-service body shop.
Located at our Hall Automotive and Collision Center facility at 704 Bluemound Road in Waukesha (opposite Waukesha Airport), this is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art body shop that can handle everything from a fender-bender to a full-blown rebuild. We are proud to be an approved repair center for both Volkswagen and Mazda, and we also have I-CAR Gold Class Collision Repair Certification.
There are many reasons to chose Hall Automotive and Collision Center for your Auto Body repair needs
Our shop has specialized technicians with more than forty years of experience, who can handle traditional repair methods such as panel beating using hammer and dolly, together with the very latest chassis alignment technology.
Managed by the experienced and very capable Kent Smith, our body shop will work on any make and model of vehicle, with examples of both BMW and Mercedes Benz having recently undergone repairs in our shop, although as one might expect, Mazdas and Volkswagens tend to feature most prominently on a day-to-day basis.
Our staff and management have experience, and great advice:
Kent and his full-time adjuster, Derek Dertz, know the insurance-repair process inside and out, and are happy to work with any insurance company. They are also willing to work with any private party on any repair that would not involve an insurance company, as well.
Kent has advice for anyone looking to have a repair done on their vehicle, especially if you are tempted by auto body shops promising to save your deductible.
“You always get what you pay for,” he says. “If someone says that he can save you a lot of money on a body repair, that means that something isn’t going to be fixed. If you then sign off on the repair the insurance company is finished with the claim, and if there’s an issue with it down the road, you will be on your own.”
Far better, then, to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that there were no corners cut in the repair of your car.
Hall Collision Center offers a variety of services:
Our body shop can match any paint color by using the latest technology, and all the paint used is water-based, which is much more environmentally friendly than the cellulose paints used in the past. In addition, all steel and plastics removed from a vehicle are properly recycled. You can find all of our auto body repair shop services here: https://www.hallwaukesha.com/collision-center-in-waukesha-wi
We do the work for a competitive price:
We do offer a discount on auto body shop services for our customers who purchased their vehicle from us, up to $500 in fact, but unlike those other guys, everything that needs to be fixed will be fixed, with no exceptions. We believe that any job has to be done right, or it isn’t done!
Should you have need of our services, and you happen to have already bought your vehicle from us, then please get in touch with us for a savings coupon. Even if you didn’t buy your car from us we would still love to work with you, and can assure you of a proper repair at a competitive price.
You can reach our auto body repair shop in by phone at (414)778-1500, or you can request contact online here.