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Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body Experts at Superior Auto Body Discuss Replacing Cracked Windshields

Trusted Saskatoon Auto body Pros at Superior Auto Body in Saskatoon has been in business since 1961, and Superior Auto Body has been an SGI APPROVED Saskatoon Auto body shop since SGI started the program in 1982. There are many reasons they have so many loyal longstanding clients from all over the city, but mostly it is the small, personal touches that they offer to people who have been unfortunate enough to require their services. They offer newer model courtesy cars and vans for their clients... and they will also pick up your vehicle, take it to your SGI appointment for you, and deliver the courtesy car to you at home. In their latest Saskatoon Autobody and Collision Repair Tips article, they discuss the benefits of replacing your cracked windshield this fall, particularly before the cold temperatures hit. 

BENEFITS OF REPLACING YOUR CRACKED WINDSHIELD THIS FALL

Auto glass repairs on your vehicle such as windshield replacements can provide peace of mind to drivers particularly before those cold winter months hit. Investing in quality windshield repair is crucial in ensuring the structural integrity of your vehicle, and ultimately the safety of the driver and passengers.

SAFETY

The windshield of your vehicle is essential for both driver and passenger safety, which is always a priority. When you have a cracked windshield, the integrity of your vehicle is compromised and can create unsafe driving conditions. When your windshield is damaged there is a higher likelihood of the glass breaking should you find yourself in a collision or a situation where an object was to come in contact with your vehicle.

In the event of a rollover, a windshield can account for up to 30 percent of roof support. Therefore, a damaged windshield can compromise the roof of your vehicle and there is a higher likelihood that the roof may cave in, impacting the safety of the driver and passengers.

VISUAL CLARITY

Simply put, a chipped or cracked windshield impairs the driver’s ability to view the road ahead. Replacing your windshield eliminates obstructions due to cracks and chips, particularly if they are in your line of sight, and reduces the potential for accidents to occur.

DAMAGED WINDSHIELDS AND COLD WEATHER

If there are any existing damages to your windshield, extremely cold temperatures can negatively impact these damages further. Glass expands and contracts due to weather changes, as most materials do. Cold weather will cause your windshield to contract, and as a result, it will become more concave in shape. This is a stressful change for your windshield, and can result in cracks, chips, and may worsen other issues due to shifting. Many drivers find that as soon as cold temperatures hit, they find minor windshield cracks grow. That is why it is so important to replace or repair your windshield as soon as possible when you notice a crack. If you put windshield repair off for too long, a full replacement becomes your only option.

SEAL LOSS

The main concern, particularly in inclement weather, is a windshield losing its seal. When glass loses its seal, chips and cracks allow air and water to enter your vehicle. During those cold days, it is especially important to keep heat in the vehicle. Replacing your windshield ensures the cold air stays out, and the hot air stays in. 

Overall, it is essential to make sure your windshield damages are remedied before cold temperatures strike. Your windshield is an important part of your vehicle’s structural integrity.

Superior Auto Body installs windshields to meet all manufacturers' specifications for your safety. If you have a small crack in your vehicle’s glass – see them before it turns into a big problem. If you have a large crack and need your windshield repaired, their team can handle the full windshield replacement for you!


If you’ve been involved in a collision and are looking to restore your vehicle back to its original form, contact the team at Superior Auto Body Today.

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Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body Experts at Superior Auto Body Discuss How Long the Average Collision Repair Will Take

Trusted Saskatoon Auto body Pros at Superior Auto Body in Saskatoon has been in business since 1961, and they have been an SGI ACCREDITED Saskatoon Auto body shop since SGI started the program in 1982. There are many reasons they have so many loyal longstanding clients from all over the city, but mostly it is the small, personal touches that they offer to people who have been unfortunate enough to require their services. They offer newer model courtesy cars and vans for their clients. In their latest article, they discuss how long the average collision repair will take at Superior.

HOW LONG DOES COLLISION REPAIR TAKE?

No two-vehicle collisions in Saskatchewan are the same, which means the repair time will be different for every vehicle that comes into the shop. The average time for collision repair varies based on a number of factors. Below are some guidelines that can help determine how long the repair should take.

GET A REPAIR ESTIMATE FROM YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY

The first step to getting an estimate is to contact SGI by phone or online. You will need your driver’s license, registration, and the same information from the other party you were involved with if there is another party.

When reporting the accident to SGI you can request Superior Auto Body do the original estimate. This accomplishes two things:

  1. The estimate will be done quicker, most likely the same day as you report to SGI.
  2. The estimate will be more accurate so time is saved dealing with SGI to make additions to the estimate if they did it and it needs changes.

EVALUATE YOUR VEHICLE'S DAMAGES

Minor repairs, like replacing a bumper (with parts in stock), typically take a couple of days to complete. If your vehicle requires more intensive bodywork, it will take more time as this includes dissembling the vehicle, replacing or repairing vehicle parts, painting, reassembling and ensuring the vehicle looks just like new when you pick it up.

FACTORS THAT COULD DELAY YOUR AUTO BODY REPAIRS

During the Covid-19 pandemic, when Superior orders parts from the factory, we are not given an exact delivery date for the parts to arrive. As their estimated times are very inconsistent since they also do not know exactly when the part will arrive. A part can arrive in 3 days or it could take 10 or more days, it all depends on the demand and supply for the part at that time.

When your vehicle requires parts that we do not have in stock, we are as transparent with you as possible communicating this information with you. We provide every client with a FREE courtesy car while your vehicle is in the shop, as we understand you should never be without a vehicle of your own for any period of time.

GET COLLISION REPAIR BY SUPERIOR AUTO BODY TODAY!

Instead of wondering how long the collision repair on your vehicle will take, contact your local auto body experts at Superior Auto Body in Saskatoon. They work on all makes and models with a lifetime warranty on all of their work and provide you with a FREE courtesy car while your vehicle is in the shop. 


If you’ve been involved in a collision and are looking to restore your vehicle back to its original form, contact the team at Superior Auto Body Today where they are a Trusted Saskatoon auto body and collision centre.

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Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body Experts at Superior Explain Points on Your License

Superior Auto Body Saskatoon has been in business since 1961, and they have been an SGI ELITE Autobody shop and have been SGI accredited since 1982. There are many reasons they have so many loyal longstanding clients from all over the city, but mostly it is the small, personal touches that they offer to people who have been unfortunate enough to require their services. 

They offer newer model courtesy cars and vans for clients... and to help out, they also pick up your vehicle and take it to your SGI appointment and deliver the courtesy car to you at home. In their latest ‘Auto Body Tips with Monty,’ owner of Superior Auto Body shares information on when you get points on your driver's license. 

WHEN DO YOU GET POINTS ON YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE? 

WHEN DO YOU GET POINTS ON YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE?

Do you know when you get points on your driver’s license? Monty explains in the video when you do and don’t get points on your driver’s license.


NO POINTS
Your vehicle is in a parking lot and there has been damage to it while parked. This may be from someone else bumping into your vehicle or perhaps hail damage to your vehicle. In this scenario, there are no points since you were not driving.

POINTS ON YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE

You will get points if you were involved in an accident and SGI deems that you are at fault.

HOW MUCH DO THE POINTS COST?

For example, if you pay $1,000 for your vehicle insurance and you get 6 points on your driver’s license from an accident where SGI deemed that you were at fault, that is $60 which will only last a couple of years.

If you have questions about points on your driver's license or need collision repair, contact us at Superior Auto Body and we can handle all of your repair needs. When you bring your vehicle to Superior Auto Body in Saskatoon, you receive a FREE courtesy car while your vehicle is in the shop.


If you’ve been involved in a collision and are looking to restore your vehicle back to its original form, contact the team at Superior Auto Body Today where we are a Trusted Saskatoon auto body and collision centre.

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Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body Experts at Superior Share Information on Deductibles and When To Pay Them

Superior Auto Body Saskatoon has been in business since 1961, and they have been an SGI ELITE Autobody shop and have been SGI accredited since 1982. There are many reasons they have so many loyal longstanding clients from all over the city, but mostly it is the small, personal touches that they offer to people who have been unfortunate enough to require their services. 

They offer newer model courtesy cars and vans for clients... and to help out, they also pick up your vehicle and take it to your SGI appointment and deliver the courtesy car to you at home. In their latest ‘Auto Body Tips with Monty,’ owner of Superior Auto Body shares information on your deductible providing examples of when you do and don't have to pay it. 

DEDUCTIBLE AUTO BODY TIP FROM MONTY AT SUPERIOR

WHEN DO YOU PAY YOUR DEDUCTIBLE?

Do you know when you may have to pay your deductible? Monty explains in the video scenarios when you do and don’t have to pay your deductible.

PAY YOUR DEDUCTIBLE

SCENARIO #1

You leave your vehicle in a parking lot and you return to damage. This may include a hail storm or you have been involved in a hit and run with no note left on your vehicle. This scenario you do have to pay the deductible.

SCENARIO #2

If you have been involved in an accident where you are at fault, according to SGI. This scenario you do have to pay the deductible.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY

SCENARIO #1

You have been involved in an accident where you are not at fault and the other person involved is at fault, according to SGI. You do not have to pay your deductible in this scenario.

COMMON EXAMPLE

One situation that happens a lot is when you have been involved in an accident where you are at fault but your vehicle does not have any damage. The other party involved has damage. Do you have to pay for their deductible? No, you do not.

Here is an example: You back up your truck out of your driveway and you hit your neighbour’s vehicle. Your truck has no damage but your neighbour’s vehicle does have damage. You do not need to pay your deductible in this scenario.

If you have questions regarding your deductible or need collision repair contact us at Superior Auto Body and we can handle all of your repair needs. When you bring your vehicle to Superior Auto Body in Saskatoon, you receive a FREE courtesy car while your vehicle is in the shop.

If you’ve been involved in a collision and are looking to restore your vehicle back to its original form, contact the team at Superior Auto Body Today where we are a Trusted Saskatoon auto body and collision centre.

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Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body Experts at Superior Share What Steps to Take After an Accident

Superior Auto Body Saskatoon has been in business since 1961, and we have been an SGI ELITE Autobody shop and have been SGI accredited since 1982. There are many reasons they have so many loyal longstanding clients from all over the city, but mostly it is the small, personal touches that they offer to people who have been unfortunate enough to require our services. 

They offer newer model courtesy cars and vans for our clients... and to help out, they also pick up your vehicle and take it to your SGI appointment for you and deliver the courtesy car to you at home. In their latest ‘Auto Body Tips with Monty,’ owner of Superior Auto Body shares information on the steps to take to repair your vehicle after being in an accident.

WHAT STEPS DO YOU TAKE FOR VEHICLE REPAIR AFTER BEING INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT?


AUTO BODY TIP FROM MONTY AT SUPERIOR AUTO BODY

You’ve been involved in an accident. Now what? Monty explains in the video below the steps to take to repair your vehicle after you have been in an accident.


After you have been in an accident, the first thing you have to do is call SGI. Be ready by having all the information available such as your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and the information from the other party that you were involved with in the accident.

You do not need to book an appointment for your estimate with SGI. Rather you can have the insurance adjuster forward the information to our local team of collision repair experts at Superior Auto Body and we can handle all of your repair needs. When you bring your vehicle to Superior Auto Body in Saskatoon, you receive a FREE courtesy car while your vehicle is in the shop.

If you’ve been involved in a collision and are looking to restore your vehicle back to its original form, contact the team at Superior Auto Body Today where we are a Trusted Saskatoon auto body and collision centre.

For more Superior Auto Body Tip & Articles Click here.

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"When we get through it's just like new".

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