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Getting Your Car Painted After An Accident: A Complete Guide

Getting Your Car Painted After An Accident: A Complete Guide

​ While we all try to stay safe and digilent on the road, accidents can happen to anyone. Whether you’ve suffered a minor fender bender or a serious collision, it’s likely that your car’s paint job will get damaged in the process. At Mackin’s Auto Body, we have the...

How Do Seat Belts Work and What Happens if They Break

How Do Seat Belts Work and What Happens if They Break

Seat belts have been an essential safety feature in cars for over half a century and have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of death and serious injury in the event of a collision. But how do seat belts work, and what should you do if they break?  No one...

Expected Timelines for Getting a Damaged Vehicle Repaired

Expected Timelines for Getting a Damaged Vehicle Repaired

  Having a dependable auto body repair shop is invaluable in the event that you’re involved in a car crash or your car sustains another type of damage. These situations can be stressful, and a good collision repair shop will help you deal with insurance, limit...

5 Tips To Avoid Bicyclists While Driving in Portland

5 Tips To Avoid Bicyclists While Driving in Portland

Portland is known for its walkable and bikeable neighborhoods. In fact, the Rose City tops most rankings as the most bike-friendly city in the U.S., with a thriving cycling culture and an abundance of bicycle-friendly infrastructure. While there are many upsides, the...

What to Look for in a Good Body Shop

What to Look for in a Good Body Shop

Finding an honest repair shop that you can rely on to provide quality service is key to staying safe on the road and keeping money in your pocket. Unfortunately, choosing a reliable body shop is harder than it should be. Mechanics and body shops have a reputation for...

How To Prepare For Winter Driving

How To Prepare For Winter Driving

The colder months bring unique challenges for drivers. Fewer daylight hours, changeable weather conditions, and wet or icy roads can make winter driving more difficult than summer, spring, or fall. Before winter rolls around, it’s important to take steps to prepare...

Our Safety Guide to Autumn Driving This Season

Our Safety Guide to Autumn Driving This Season

Every responsible driver wants to practice safety on the road all year round. But with changing seasons comes new driving hazards that can leave even experienced drivers at a greater risk for accidents and vehicle damage.  As summer comes to a close and the leaves...

Our Guide to DIY Hail Damage Repair

Our Guide to DIY Hail Damage Repair

  Regardless of the season, severe weather conditions can make driving and car maintenance difficult. Like snow, sleet, or extreme heat, hail can cause damage to your car. Significant dents and other major damage generally require the work of a professional....

How to Prepare Your Car For Driving in Extreme Heat

How to Prepare Your Car For Driving in Extreme Heat

  How To Prepare Your Car For Driving in Extreme Heat As summer approaches, people are getting ready to take advantage of the warmer weather and clear skies. But rising temperatures can result in a few complications, especially when it comes to driving and keeping...