My Car Was Just Painted – Now What?

Written by Welcome on November 3, 2017

Was your car recently painted?  When a professional auto body shop repairs and paints your vehicle the paint has already cured when you get the car back.  The paint will continue to “breath” over the next month or two.  To protect…Read More

Who Owns My Car?

Written by Welcome on October 27, 2017

We recently had a customer who brought their car in for a repair.  They said the last time their car was damaged the insurance company made them go to another shop.  Our customer proceeded to complain about the experience, poor quality,…Read More

School Starting Soon!

Written by Welcome on August 23, 2017

It is that time of year when school will be back in session.  While it is always important to drive carefully, now more than ever we need a reminder to be alert when driving.  Watch for school buses and take extra…Read More

Wheels Of Italy in St. Paul, MN

Written by Welcome on July 28, 2017

On the evening of July 27th in Downtown St. Paul, I had the pleasure of attending the Wheels of Italy event.  Imagine two blocks of Italian cars from members of Wheels of Italy club.  There were a…Read More

Keeping Pets Safe in Cars

Written by Welcome on May 8, 2017

This weekend I was out running errands.  When I got back in my vehicle I noticed how hot it got sitting in the sun.  It is important that we remember to leave a window open for our four legged friends.  Better…Read More

Claim or No Claim

Written by Welcome on March 13, 2017

To file an auto claim or not to file a claim.  That is the question.  When someone is in an accident or fender bender that is the question many people ask.  Should you file a claim with your insurance, pay out…Read More

Veterans Day

Written by Welcome on November 11, 2016

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This Veterans Day we are reminded how important it is to recognize the service and sacrifice of our military veterans.  We are very thankful for all they have done to help keep our country free and safe.  Back in…Read More

The Accidental Deer Hunter

Written by Welcome on September 12, 2016

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This weekend I was visiting with some friends who were driving at night and came with in inches of hitting a deer.  Knowing I work at an auto body shop they wondered how frequently we repair deer hit vehicles.  Now that…Read More

What is your car’s name?

Written by Welcome on April 28, 2016

Do you have a name for your car?  If you don’t you’d be surprised how many people do.  It’s not uncommon for one of our customers to leave their car with us and say “Take care of Betsy for me”.  With…Read More

Spring Detail Special

Written by Welcome on March 28, 2016

Complete Auto Detail $149 ($220 Value)

Schedule an auto detail by May 31st 2016.   $149.00 auto detail includes:  Interior Detail, shampoo and vacuum carpets, condition leather/vinyl, deodorize if requested, clean glass, exterior hand wash, exterior buff, exterior polish, clean tires, tire shine.  Detail takes one business day and must…Read More

I Can’t See!

Written by Welcome on February 22, 2016

I was recently driving on a very cold morning.  I noticed on my way to work two cars that did not clear off their windshield from the frost, ice and snow.  I didn’t think I would ever need to blog about…Read More

Car Totaled?

Written by Welcome on January 27, 2016

With the slick icy Minnesota roads our shop has been seeing several cars that are a total loss.  Have you ever wondered how does a car become a total loss?  How do I handle a total loss situation?  In our experience,…Read More

Be Careful Around Snow Plows

Written by Welcome on December 15, 2015

It is mid December.  I’m looking out the window and there is no snow!  We’ve had a pretty mild winter so far but if I know Minnesota winters, we’ll have snow sooner or later.  When it does snow the plows will be out in full force.  Every year there are…Read More

Accidental Deer Hunter

Written by Welcome on November 17, 2015

It is that time of year in Minnesota when hunters are out to control the deer population.  In the auto body business, that means that the deer are out running across our highways in front of motorists.  It is the month of November when we see the most deer and…Read More

We Lost a Great Friend and Employee

Written by Welcome on October 7, 2015

The year was 1977.  Mike Eiden, a talented auto body technician, joined the Latuff Brothers family.  Over the years, because of his amazing gifts, he managed the parts department, estimated, performed mechanical work, and building maintenance.  Not just a very skilled worker, Mike was loved by all his co-workers.  He…Read More

Plastic Bumper Welding Repair

Written by Welcome on September 9, 2015

Have you ever noticed that nearly every car today has plastic bumpers?  Do you remember years ago when bumpers were made of chrome or steel?  With current design and fuel efficiency goals for auto manufacturers almost every car now has a plastic bumper.  At our auto body shop we have…Read More