Auto Body Repair News & Tips

Hampden Auto Body is a Nissan Certified Collision Repair Network


By Mike Ross - March 24, 2020

Hampden Auto Body is a trusted source for high-quality collision repairs.  As a Certified Collision Center, we deliver the exceptional repair experience Nissan owners deserve.  We exceed Nissan's standards for repair work, training, equipment, and delivery of customer service.  Hampden Auto Body is here to help get your Nissan safely back on the road as soon as possible. We strive for quality repairs and use new Genuine Nissan Parts to help return your vehicle back to its pre-accident appearance, function, and performance.

If you are in an accident Nissan offers complimentary collision towing for ALL of thier vehicles regardless of model year or warranty status.  Call 1.800.NISSAN.1 (1.800.647.7261) for complimentary towing to the nearest Nissan Certified Collision Center.

Before you start repairs, know that you have the right to choose where and how your vehicle is repaired. Only Nissan Certified Collision Centers have been validated by Nissan to have the tools, training, and knowledge to repair your vehicle properly. To keep your Nissan performing as designed, request only new Genuine Nissan Parts at the collision center and with your insurance company.

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Why Choose Authentic Mopar® Collision Repair Parts?


By Mike Ross - February 24, 2020

There are many things to consider when getting your vehicle repaired. Is the shop certified? Is the technician qualified? Do they use authentic OEM parts? Will they get my vehicle back to its pre-accident condition? Hampden Auto Body is a FCA Certified Collision Repair Facility, with certified technicians and we use OEM Mopar parts so you can have peace of mind in knowing your vehicle has been repaired the right way.  OEM Mopar parts have been engineered exclusively for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo vehicles. So your vehicle will not only look great after a repair, but will also provide a safe and reliable ride.    

Why Consider a ProFirst Honda Certified Body Shop?


By Mike Ross - January 27, 2020

Hampden Auto Body is a ProFirst Certified shop that is committed to a complete repair through required ongoing industry education and annual third party certifications.  Listed below are some reasons why you should consider a ProFirst Certified Body Shop for your Honda repairs:

Knowledge & Skill

ProFirst Certified shops must earn an I-CAR Gold Class Professional®, See below to learn more.

I-CAR Gold Class Professional®

I-CAR (The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education to the collision repair industry, ensuring proper repairs. I-CAR Gold Class Professionals®, is the highest I-Car level of achievement and considered the highest level of training in the industry.

Honda Specific Training

ProFirst shops must complete I-CAR training, and additional Honda-specific training ensuring they are up to date on all the newest Honda technology.

Honda Specific Repair Information

ProFirst Certified body shops have access to all service and repair information straight from Honda. Including mechanical and collision repair, for all years and models of Honda automobiles.

Tools and Equipment

Honda vehicles are designed and engineered using specific materials that often require specific tools and equipment for proper repair. ProFirst Certified shops are equipped and educated with the right tools and equipment to repair your Honda properly.

Facility Standards

All ProFirst Certified shops are required to maintain a clean and professional space in the customer lounge and inside and outside the shop.

Customer Satisfaction System

Profirst Certified shops are committed to customer satisfaction, with a customer satisfaction survey system to ensure that they are meeting your needs.

Annual Inspection and Certification

Through a third-party, American Honda annually inspects all ProFirst Certified shops to verify proper equipment, facility cleanliness, and overall shop operation. Training verification is also performed on an ongoing basis.

Source: https://owners.honda.com/collision/about/?section=ProFirstBodyShop#bodyshop
 
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Do You Have Auto Hail Damage?


By Mike Ross - July 8, 2019

Did you recently experience hail damage on your vehicle?  If so, Hampden Auto Body is here to help.  We can assist you with any questions you have about the repair process, insurance coverage, etc… We specialize in auto hail repair and paint less dent repair.  We work with all major insurance companies and can help to ensure that your vehicle is repaired correctly.

The first step in the process is to call your insurance company to file an auto hail damage claim.  Unfortunately, unless you have comprehensive coverage, your insurance company won’t cover the damage.  Comprehensive coverage covers weather-related damage (like hail damage), vandalism and theft. Comprehensive claims do not normally affect your insurance premium.  If you claim the hail damage, but do not repair the vehicle, you can be denied coverage on future claims and your vehicle may suffer dramatic loss of value.

At your scheduled estimate we will look over your vehicle, put together a repair plan, and advise you of the best method of auto hail repair.  Repairs can be accomplished in one of two ways: 1) traditional auto body repair and refinishing and/or 2) paint less dent repair (PDR).  PDR involves using specially-molded tools to work out the dents from the underside of a damaged part without disturbing the factory finish. The PDR method will not invalidate paint warranties if the repairs are done correctly and by trained technicians.

From minor dents caused by small hail to roof replacements from baseball sized hail, our certified technicians can ensure your vehicle is restored to its prior condition. Our continued dedication to OEM (original equipment manufacturer) credentials, quality, innovation, education, and investment has resulted in our business being THE preferred auto body repair provider in the metro Denver area for over 35 years.  We are your certified full service auto body shop, so call us today to schedule a free estimate at 303-761-0677.
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Got Auto Hail Damage?


By Mike Ross - June 3, 2019

Did you recently experience hail damage on your vehicle?  Hampden Auto Body is here to help if you did.  We can assist you with any questions you have about the repair process, insurance coverage, etc… We specialize in auto hail repair and paintless dent repair.  We work with all major insurance companies and can help to ensure that your vehicle is repaired correctly.

The first step in the process is to call your insurance company to file an auto hail damage claim.  Unfortunately, unless you have comprehensive coverage, your insurance company won’t cover the damage.  Comprehensive coverage covers weather-related damage (like hail damage), vandalism and theft. Comprehensive claims do not normally affect your insurance premium.  If you claim the hail damage, but do not repair the vehicle, you can be denied coverage on future claims and your vehicle may suffer dramatic loss of value.

At your scheduled estimate we will look over your vehicle, put together a repair plan, and advise you of the best method of auto hail repair.  Repairs can be accomplished in one of two ways: 1) traditional auto body repair and refinishing and/or 2) paintless dent repair (PDR).  PDR involves using specially-molded tools to work out the dents from the underside of a damaged part without disturbing the factory finish. The PDR method will not invalidate paint warranties if the repairs are done correctly and by trained technicians.

From minor dents caused by small hail to roof replacements from baseball sized hail, our certified technicians can ensure your vehicle is restored to its prior condition. Our continued dedication to OEM credentials, quality, innovation, education, and investment has resulted in our business being THE preferred auto body repair provider in the metro Denver area for over 35 years.  Call us today to schedule a free estimate at 303-761-0677.
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