Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Three Steps of Great Auto Body Restoration.

A car collision leaves your car at least dented, scratched, and it probably could use some auto body repair.  When you arrive at our auto body shop in Louisville, our technicians will carefully evaluate the exact locations and cause of your body damage.  They will need to determine which repair method will be most effective for resurrecting your vehicle.

Here are the three most common types of body repair –

1.  Paintless dent repair which has become a revelation in our business.
2.  Auto body filler…this is used for more serious problems.
3.  Bumper replacement when your front or back bumpers get disfigured.

Oh yes, need we mention a big part of this equation.  That is the intense pride we have repairing vehicles throughout Louisville for nearly six decades!  That’s right, The Don Embry Body Shop has been around since the early 60’s and during that time folks in and around Louisville have found us at 8272 Dixie Highway.  We plan on being there for many decades to come.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Matching Paint and Color is not just for Artists.

Put away your canvas and easel.  Matching colors and paints is also the purview of the best of the auto body repair technicians.  Collision repair technicians specialize in restoring vehicles to their natural, visually appealing styles.  The very best in the business will make your vehicle look like brand new!

Certain vehicles have custom paint jobs, which makes it difficult for collision repair technicians to find matching colors to complete their job.  We use a device called a spectrophotometer to properly identify the exact shade of the vehicle’s current color.  Using computer measuring systems, the paint color is replicated and applied over the damaged area.

Did you know it was that intricate?  It is routine for the auto body repair professionals at The Don Embry Body Shop in Louisville.  When dad opened the business well over a half-century ago, we didn’t have the modern technology that we do today.  Trust The Don Embry Body Shop as you have for over 55 years by calling (502) 935-1373.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Louisville is also for Tourists.

Our great city on the river is the largest in all of Kentucky.  You can watch a race at the famous Churchill Downs racetrack, visit the Kentucky Derby Museum, explore the Muhammad Ali Center, tour the Louisville Mega Cavern and more. Some of the best things to do in Louisville, with kids include the Kentucky Science Center, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, the Frazier History Museum as well as the Louisville Zoo.

For example, The Kentucky Science Center on West Main Street was founded in 1871.  The 150,000 square foot main building was built in 1878 as a dry goods warehouse. The second building, the 37,000 square foot Alexander Building, was built in 1880.  These days, the center features a four-story digital theater, a Science Education Wing with hands-on workshop labs, and three floors of interactive exhibits.

Simply put, Louisville is for everyone…residents, neighbors, and visitors alike!  We here at The Don Embry Body Shop want to welcome friends and family who are visiting from out of town this holiday season.  Discover as much as you have time for during this holiday season and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours from our family at The Don Embry Body Shop.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dealing with the Owner(s).

Wouldn’t that be refreshing?  How many times have we been on hold with companies both large and small while we are transferred from cubicle to cubicle?  It would sure be nice to talk to an owner (not just a supervisor) when you have important questions.  It doesn’t matter what the business or topic happens to be.

When it comes to auto body repair that is “your baby” in there being worked on for the purpose of returning it to the roads around Louisville looking as good as new.  Do you need a tow into the shop?  Perhaps you are in need of a rental car while your vehicle is being worked on.  Maybe you would just like to be reassured.

Meet Mike and Ryan Embry.  They are the co-owners of The Don Embry Body Shop (that was dad’s name) located at 8272 Dixie Highway in Louisville.  Do you have a question?  Mike or Ryan will answer it if you wish.  Whenever you need them, they are there serving the Louisville area for nearly six decades.  Call The Don Embry Body Shop at (502) 935-1373.

Dec 13 - 15, 2019 Louisville Christmas Gift and Decor Show Louisville, KY

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The Christmas Gift and Decor Show will be held on December 13-15, 2019. Start your Christmas shopping early. You'll find a unique collection of gifts, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, surplus, bath and body, crafts, candles, decor, clothes and much more. Kids could get a free picture with the Santa. Free admission. Hours: Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm  

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

I Will Decide Where My Car Gets Repaired.

Contrary to what may be popular belief, you have no obligation to take your vehicle to be repaired at the auto body shop recommended by your insurance company…in most cases that is.  You may take your damaged vehicle to your preferred auto body repair shop and your insurance company is STILL obligated to pay for the repairs!

You may ask don’t insurance companies know what they’re doing when they recommend a repair shop to you?  No, not necessarily.  Many insurers have ongoing contracts with auto repair shops in a certain area, and they try to steer a significant percentage of their claims toward those shops.  The repair contracts allow insurance companies to meet claims at a lower cost to them.

To them, it’s just good you, it may be the difference between the complete repair that your car needs and the one that it gets…courtesy of your insurance company.  Always get what you pay for in collision repair.  Trust the 50+ years of quality workmanship and care that you get in the Louisville area from Don Embry Body Shop at 8272 Dixie Highway.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

How do Auto Body Frame Machines do their Job?

Now, there’s a topic of great national interest…NOT!  When you need your car’s frame straightened you must trust the frame machine to do its job.  Frame damage occurs in roughly 50 percent of all collisions.  If the frame of your vehicle gets damaged, you'll need the help of an  experienced auto body shop with the proper equipment to restore its shape.

Exactly what is an auto body frame machine?  A frame straightening machine consists of a platform large enough to hold a car, an SUV, or pickup truck.  It also has two or three upright posts that can be rotated 360-degrees and moved along the platform perimeter to work on different areas of a vehicle frame.

When a damaged vehicle is driven up onto the platform then bolted to the rigid clamps that hold it firmly in place so it can't move forward, backward or sideways.  We want you to know how The Don Embry Body Shop of Louisville is helping to get your car back on the road in like-new conditions.  Bring or have your vehicle towed into The Don Embry Body Shop located at 8272 Dixie Highway in Louisville.