Spring Biking Safety

Written by Welcome on March 29, 2018

It’s springtime here in Minnesota!  That means spring break trips and folks getting out on their motorcycles and bicycles.  It is a great time to be reminded of bicycle and motorcycle safety for motorists.  I was talking with one of my coworkers who is big into his motorcycle.  He said…Read More

Careers In The Trades

Written by Welcome on February 22, 2018

I’ve been hearing more and more about the need for new workers in the various trades.  This includes Heating and Air workers, Plumbers, Electricians, Mechanics, and Auto Body Technicians to name a few.  At Latuff Brothers we believe in supporting programs and…Read More

New Year Car Care

Written by Welcome on January 4, 2018

It’s officially 2018!  Welcome to the New Year.  My family and friends are all talking about goals for this year.  Have you thought about goals for what is most people’s 2nd most valuable investment?  Your car.  In Minnesota we have special considerations due to the cold winter climate.  Do you…Read More

Distracted Driving

Written by Welcome on December 15, 2017

It seems like distracted driving campaigns are everywhere.  You see them on Television, Billboards, Newspapers, Social Media, and hear them on the radio.  Working at an auto body shop, we still see so many accidents that occur due to distracted driving.  Do yourself and your family a favor and put…Read More

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 the appearance and durability of your new paint job…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, and bad parts used.   This customer was under…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 precaution.  Obey school zone decreased speed zones.  Stay off…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 few Lamborghini, several Ferrari, Fiats, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and…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 yet, keeping them at home where they have access…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 of pocket, or not repair it at all?  The…Read More

Veterans Day

Written by Welcome on November 11, 2016

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 August Latuff Brothers was proud to partner with another…Read More

The Accidental Deer Hunter

Written by Welcome on September 12, 2016

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 we are going into the Fall season we begin…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 the average age of cars on the road approaching…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 the safety issues with not clearing your windshield before…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, there are several factors that go into determining whether…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

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