Tag: body damage

21 Posts

Has Aluminum Increased Ford F-150 Repair Costs?
Dec 27, 2018

Has Aluminum Increased Ford F-150 Repair Costs?

Dear Car Talk

The reasons behind the answer might surprise you.

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Keas attacking a car in New Zealand
Jul 11, 2018

Beware of Bird: Keas vs. Kias


The place? New Zealand. The contestants? A Kia. And a Kea. 

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do we really have to fix hail damage
May 24, 2012

Hailstorm Dents: Is This Repair Necessary?

Dear Car Talk

A hailstorm dented Dan's family cars. The repairs are covered by his insurance company, but Dan wants Tom and Ray's blessing to keep the dents and use the money for something else. Can dents be dangerous, or is this repair optional? 

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What damage to look for after truck falls from lift
Mar 06, 2012

What To Do When Your Truck Falls Off the Lift

Dear Car Talk

Sven's truck fell off the lift at the dealership. What kind of damage should he look for?

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Car fell off tow truck
Oct 01, 2011

Today: Joe's car fell off the tow truck. Now what?

Dear Car Talk

I had the opportunity to watch my car fall off a flatbed tow truck last night in the middle of Brooklyn Nothing like waiting two hours for a tow truck because the car wouldn't start and then seeing it sitting...

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Does cosmetic damage affect the safety of a car
Jul 01, 2011

Joanne drove into her house. Can Tom and Ray help?

Dear Car Talk

So, I drove my car into my house. That's not the opening line of a joke, I really did do that. I got the house fixed right away to keep it from collapsing, but I just can't decide whether I...

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Feb 01, 2009

Ever wonder about the best way to fix bullet holes?!

Dear Car Talk

Although I am not currently participating in a witness-protection program, I think it best not to divulge my true name or whereabouts -- you'll understand. I live in a rural setting near a medium-size U.S. city. That's as specific...

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Mar 01, 2007

Should Mike save a few bucks and go for a hail-damaged car, or will he be buying a dent-plagued nightmare? Find out.

Dear Car Talk

I'm a college student in a small Podunk town in Minnesota. Recently, we were "blessed" with a hailstorm like none other, and the damage to the cars here can only be described as impressive. I've been postponing buying a car...

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suggestions for cheap fix for a hole in the fiberglass roof of my van
Aug 01, 2006

How did Trent get two large holes in his van's roof-- and what's the best way to fix them? Find out.

Dear Car Talk

I have a '92 GMC van that features a fiberglass roof. The problem is that the roof has two rather large holes in it due to a lower-than-perceived concrete support beam in my local shopping mall's parking garage. I need...

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can i ask for a second estimate for repairs to a car i got into an accident with
Oct 01, 2005

What kind of body repair work could I get done for $200?

Dear Car Talk

Help! I am REALLY hoping that you guys are not basking on some beach today. Here's the deal: While my husband was conveniently out of town on business last week, I inadvertently backed into the right front fender of a...

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