Monday, May 13, 2019

Don’t Come Unhinged.

Especially after a minor car accident, you don’t want the driver’s side door to work any differently than it did before the collision.  Maybe the window won’t go down and it scrapes against the dent.  Maybe a body shop will just pull out the dent and repair the door.  Regardless, anything less than perfect is unacceptable!

Hopefully, it’s not likely any suspension damage or alignment problems occurred since the damage was not hard.  In minor collisions the police will not even show up at the scene, so whose fault it is will not factor into whether or not you need some repairs on your driver’s side door.  It just is what it is as the old saying goes.

We bring this to your attention for one simple reason.  At Don Embry Body Shop we have seen just about every type of collision damage since 1962.  If you live in the Louisville area, chances are you love your car maybe even more than horse racing.  We want your car to look and run like new, so give us a call at (502) 935-1373 and make an appointment at 8272 Dixie Highway. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Will it Ever Look the Same Again?

After an auto accident the second thing on your mind (after the well-being of everyone involved) is will my vehicle ever look and drive the same way again?  That’s a question you hope you never have to ask.  With the way cars are manufactured today, about 50% of all traffic accidents result in some kind of damage to the core inner frame of your vehicle.

Blame that fact on enhanced safety standards.  The advent of “crumple zones” built into 21st-century cars, trucks and SUVs means your vehicle has many design elements that are intended to absorb the impact of a collision.  That’s a very good thing, but even in low-speed collisions new cars can suffer significant damage to the outer shell and frame.

Fear not, the Don Embry Body Shop is here to reduce your angst!  The Don Embry Body Shop located at 8272 Dixie Highway in Louisville has served the auto body repair needs of the Louisville area for more than 55 years.  They have stayed on top of the technology that made the ’64 Chevy a different type of repair than a 2019 Honda Civic.  Call them at (502) 935-1373.    

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


These are letters to live by if you have been in a car accident.   As far as body damage goes, shallow dents are basically no biggie.  They affect the outermost layer of the car only and their negative repercussions are mostly aesthetic.  Now, if your paint was chipped, then it is NOT a candidate for PDR…Paintless Dent Removal.

As with most car repairs, you have two options…bust out your toolbox or hire a pro.  This job will require special tools and you simply MUST use them correctly!  Now, you have reached a tipping point.  That is, how much auto body work do YOU want to do knowing that there will be a day of reckoning at trade-in time?

Why not avoid the hassle and the possible penalty of doing it wrong?  Drive over to The Don Embry Body Shop located at 8272 Dixie Highway in Louisville.  The Embry’s have proudly served the Louisville area with quality auto body repair for well over five decades.  You can make an appointment by calling (502) 935-1373.

Monday, April 1, 2019

How Much is on You?

If you ever have a car accident you may be faced with an interesting choice.  You probably have a deductible as high as $2500.  That’s right, some policies carry a $2500 deductible!  Whatever it might be you have to decide if you want to pay, maybe $500 when the entire repair job is estimated at around $1000.

Here are some important things to remember after an accident –

1.  If someone else is at fault you don’t necessarily have to go through YOUR insurance.
2.  Choose your own body shop.
3.  You might decide not to fix it at all.
4.  Both sides have to agree on the final check.

In Louisville it often boils down to going to the place where your father and his father before him went to have their cars repaired.  That is The Don Embry Body Shop serving this area for well over five-and-a-half decades.  The Don Embry Body Shop is located at 8272 Dixie Highway.  Get a quote by making an appointment at (502) 935-1373.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Where were You Hit?

It’s one of the questions that is asked after a car accident.  Where the impact occurred could have a great deal of “impact” as to what has been damaged on your vehicle.  Most late model cars on the market come with remote keyless entry capability.  When that gets damaged on your ride it can really paralyze your driving ability.

After an accident the shop that you take it to should use your keyless entry at close range, listening to your vehicle as they press the buttons.  They should be able to hear the vehicle make a "click" when it receives the information from the remote, which will tell them that the remote is working.  If this is the case, the issue is in the car rather than the remote.

That is where the experts at The Don Embry Body Shop go to work.  They are trained to troubleshoot a number of possible problems that may occur after a collision.  For over 50 years Louisville area residents have counted on The Don Embry Body Shop to get them back on the road as good as new.  Make an appointment at 8272 Dixie Highway by calling (502) 935-1373.

Monday, March 4, 2019

The Difference Between Aluminum and Steel Welding.

A great auto body repair shop is proficient at both.  Since aluminum is much lighter than steel the aluminum welds solidify much faster than a steel weld.  Aluminum welding is a little trickier, so the auto body repair expert must treat the metal a little differently because aluminum has different properties.

One of the pitfalls is that the welder uses the color of the heated metal to keep track of their progress when working with steel.  When it comes to aluminum, it doesn't show color quite as well, and the molten metal looks silvery but is less obvious.  If one is not careful, he can end up with a puddle of liquid metal dripping away leaving a hole in its wake.

We know that 99% of you out there are not concerned about the intricacies of aluminum vs. steel welding.  You can bet that WE are.  Here at The Don Embry Body Shop we have witnessed the advances in auto body repair for well over five decades.  We will be there at 8272 Dixie Highway in Louisville if you need us.  Just call (502) 935-1373.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

It’s the Little Extras that Matter.

Isn’t that always the case in business?  So many times, it is the attention to every detail that makes you want to be a loyal customer of that firm.  For example, the bank gives the kids (we’re all kids in this case) a sucker.  The restaurant hands you a 15% off coupon good for your next visit to their establishment.

At The Don Embry Body Shop we have learned over the last half-century plus that people who live in Louisville and the surrounding area like thoughtful amenities.  We wish that were true at Churchill Downs when your horse loses by a nose!  Do you need a rental car?  Let us know.  Does your vehicle need to be picked up?

Maybe some body shops don’t bring up those Q&A’s when you need to know the answers, but we are always trying to make your experience more tolerable.  Nobody looks forward to auto body repair.    For the most painless experience you could possibly have after a car accident in the Louisville area please call us at The Don Embry Body Shop (402) 935-1373.