Uncovering Unsafe Repairs It was every new car owner’s worst nightmare. Only three hours after purchasing a brand new Honda Accord, Tim and Mary were in an accident that wasn’t their fault. Another driver ran a red light, and the subsequent collision resulted in major damage to both vehicles. Unfortunately, wrecking their brand new vehicle [...]
Post-Repair Inspection on a Lexus RX 350 (BALTIMORE, MARYLAND | December 2013) A customer recently brought her 2007 Lexus RX350 in to our auto body shop for a minor bumper repair. We immediately noticed the smell of mildew in the car, which she said she had also noticed. She asked us to take a closer [...]
Check out this BMW Repair testimonial from an owner of a BMW E46 M3, member of the BMW Car Club of America NCC in Washington DC, for Mark's Body Shop.
Mark's Body Shop Review from Bimmerpost Many people come to us to repair high end foreign vehicles, especially BMW repair, because they know we have the training and equipment to repair their vehicle right. Our customer centered approach has created many rave reviews (see the video below), including the review we're sharing here, originally posted [...]
Improper Repairs at a Big Chain Body Shop Another auto body shop has uncovered improper repairs performed at a DRP shop. This time, it’s Osborne Bodyworks in Lilburn, Georgia. WSB-TV, an Atlanta news station, created this excellent in-depth report of a post-repair inspection: This improper repair was performed at a large corporate chain body shop. [...]
Why Manufacturer Repair Standards are Important for Safety At Mark’s Body Shop, we’re strong advocates for post-repair inspections. In our area, even just at our single facility, we regularly see vehicles that have been repaired improperly and unsafely. Unfortunately, we’ve also found that this problem is just as prevalent in other regions throughout the country. [...]
Behind the Scenes of a Big Chain Body Shop Starbucks, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart—big chains like these can be seen across all industries, and they undeniably dominate their respective industries. Small businesses are bought out and taken over by big chains just about every day it seems. Did you know rapid consolidation also exists within the collision [...]
3 Easy Ways to Prevent Car Rust & Corrosion Rust. It can send a perfectly-functioning car to an early grave if it’s not spotted and taken care of before it spreads to the frame. It can be the reason your beloved vehicle is no more when it claims your vehicle’s vitals. But most of all, [...]
Was My Vehicle Fixed Correctly? After you get your car repaired, you shouldn't have to ask: “Was my vehicle fixed correctly?” Unfortunately, in today's collision industry, failing to ask that question could truly be a matter of life and death. Mark’s Body Shop and Jeff Butler of Collision Consulting of Washington know firsthand the shocking [...]
Marks Body Shop is proud to have been chosen for Collision Fix Membership. Collision Fix is the consumer’s advocate on helping you return your vehicle to its safe pre accident condition. They understand the battle consumers have with insurers that try to steer them into shabby repairs by pushing shops into using cheap, imitation, and [...]
IIHS Gives Popular Minivans Low Safety Ratings – But Where Is Their Concern for Safety AFTER Collision Repairs?
IIHS Gives Popular Minivans Low Safety Ratings - But Where Is Their Concern for Safety AFTER Collision Repairs? Of the four best-selling minivans recently crash tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Toyota Sienna was the only one to join the Honda Odyssey, the safest minivan, in receiving a good rating. Meanwhile, [...]
Should You Be Worried About Recent Car Recalls? At Mark’s Body Shop, we have a mission to inform consumers about automotive safety. We’ve spoken at length about preserving the safety of vehicles by following the correct repair procedures, and using the proper parts. But what about the safety of vehicles that have never been in [...]
Open Letter to the Attorney General Video Courtesy of K&M Collision K&M Collision in North Carolina are colleagues and close friends of Mark's Body Shop. They have the same philosophy about collision repair - to always fix cars according to the manufacturers guidelines to ensure safety and quality. They recently put together a great video, [...]