Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Aluminum Welding…Nothing New Around Here.

The application of aluminum panels for automotive repairs in Louisville is something we have been practicing for years. Hoods and deck lids have been made with aluminum for years. Why should steel parts be replaced with aluminum? Well, it helps minimize weight levels which can help vehicles become road-worthy again.

Why is aluminum becoming so popular everywhere? The government will never stop putting stricter fuel economy requirements on cars. It is all about weight, so lightweight materials are going to become more and more common. While it can be more complicated to fix, the cost in fuel savings far outweighs the costs of repairs.

Rest assured…aluminum welding is NO challenge for the auto body repair professionals at The Don Embry Body Shop! Even though they have been around since the early 1960’s The Don Embry Body Shop of Louisville has always stayed ahead of the times. Read more about them by visiting donembrybodyshop.com and call (502) 935-1373 for an appointment.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

We are a City of Many Bridges.

From the Cairo Ohio River Bridge to the Shawneetown Bridge we are indeed a city of many bridges over the mighty Ohio River. Here is a mantra to remember this winter…The Bridge Freezes Before the Road. If you remember BFBR you may drive more safely this winter in the Louisville area.

Perhaps the most dangerous types of road icing in our metropolitan area comes from bridges and overpasses. Here is the reason, you see… a bridge is exposed to air on all of its surfaces - on top, underneath and on its sides. Conversely, a normal road surface is only exposed to air on one side, its top surface.

As you cross a Louisville bridge and you encounter Black Ice please tap your brakes and steer in the direction of your slide. It may avoid a tow to our body shop. If you need us, we have been here for nearly 60 winters. We are The Don Embry Body Shop located at 8272 Dixie Hwy. in Louisville. Visit us on the web at donembrybodyshop.com or call (502) 935-1373.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Is Louisville Dreaming of a White Christmas?

To begin with, if you're hoping for some snowfall on Christmas Day, history really isn't on our side here in the Louisville area. According to the National Weather Service, we have only seen trace amounts of snowfall on Christmas Day about 20-25% of the time during this new century…not very often.

In the year 2009 we saw the record for the most snow on the ground for Christmas here in the tristate.  We had a whopping average of nine inches of snow left over from a brutal winter storm. Be careful what you wish for! The very next year we held on to three inches of snow and we actually enjoyed a real White Christmas.

What will 2020 bring? We all know that it has been among the most challenging years in history around here. Whatever this season and the year 2021 has in store, The Don Embry Body Shop will be here in Louisville at 8272 Dixie Highway to help you if you need any auto body repair. A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from The Don Embry Body Shop of Louisville.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Almost 60 Years Ago.

The year was 1962. In October, America was on the brink of WWIII when the Cuban missile crisis unfolded. Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in an NBA game in March. West Side Story was awarded Best Picture at the Academy Awards Ceremony in April. Astronaut Scott Carpenter orbited the Earth THREE times.

It seems like eons ago, and for a business to stay alive and thriving after almost 60 years is quite amazing. Just as a reference point 70% of small businesses cannot survive even 10 years! To be around serving the Louisville area after all this time takes pride, professionalism, and above all, the willingness to grow with the times.

That is why Louisville and the surrounding area still counts on The Don Embry Body Shop as we are about to enter 2021. Yes, they even survived the challenging year of 2020. If you need auto body repair or painting you merely have to call The Don Embry Body Shop at (502) 935-1373 and make an appointment at 8272 Dixie Highway in Louisville.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

How a Frame Straightening Machine Does Its Job.

How often do you think frame damage occurs when you have an accident on our Louisville area roads? Would you believe about HALF the time? That’s right…it’s a statistical fact! When the frame of your vehicle gets damaged in an accident or collision, even those that seem innocuous on the surface, you will need the help of a qualified auto body shop.

You may never have seen one but a frame straightening machine contains a platform large enough to hold a car, an SUV or even an average pickup truck. It also consists of two or three upright posts that can be rotated 360-degrees and moved along the platform perimeter to work on different areas of your particular vehicle frame.

Auto body frame straightening in Louisville is one of the specialties of The Don Embry Body Shop. They have been an institution located at 8272 Dixie Highway as we enter 2021 which will be their SIXTIETH year in business! Become more familiar with them by Googling donembrybodyshop.com and always call (502) 935-1373.

Monday, November 2, 2020

We Hope that it Has Been a Safe and Healthy 2020.

In an extraordinary year such as this, it is our number one concern here in the Louisville area and throughout the world. One thing is certain…no amount of mask-wearing or social distancing can protect you from the possibility that an accident may occur on the road while you are driving to the grocery store, or whatever.

That is why we have stayed open all year. The Don Embry Body Shop has been there to help you get back on the road as quickly as possible with your vehicle looking as close to “good as new” as possible. Our late father, Don would not have wanted it any other way when he founded the company nearly 60 years ago!

We pledge to keep welding, painting, and repairing the vehicles of the Louisville area in 2021 and well beyond. We hope that you stay safe and collision-free, but if you need us you know you can count on us at 8272 Dixie Highway in Louisville. Check us out on the web at donembrybodyshop.com. We are always a phone call away (502) 935-1373.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Never Ignore Suspension Problems with Your Vehicle.

It’s never a sound idea to postpone getting your car to a Louisville auto body shop for the repair of its vital suspension parts like shocks, struts, and so on. Driving with a damaged suspension is a risk that you should never take! An accident may occur if your suspension parts aren’t in their optimum condition. Suspension ensures both your safety and the comfort while driving a car.

Here are some signs to look for –

1.  You have noticeable changes when you apply the brake.

2.  Do you feel your car leaning when you turn corners?

3.  Does your car appear to look lower to the ground?

4.  Your ride appears to be bumpier than it used to be.

If any of these apply it is time to address suspension repair at the Louisville auto body shop that has specialized in suspension repair for nearly six decades. That is The Don Embry Body Shop. They are located at 8272 Dixie Highway in Louisville. See their full array of services at donembrybodyshop.com. Give them a call for an appointment at (502) 935-1373.