Monday, September 17, 2018

More than just Auto Body Repair.

When you must take your vehicle (or have it towed) into an auto body shop in the Louisville area you expect quality work on the outside of your car.  What you may not expect is a professional team that is able to fix your ride inside and out.  Great auto body repair extends to other parts of your vehicle that may need repair as well.

Things like the power windows, the frame, the suspension, keyless entry, and door hinges may also need to be repaired or replaced.  Sometimes expert steel or aluminum welding is needed to restore your car, SUV, or pick-up to its original road-worthiness.  Anything less than that is simply unacceptable!

That is why Louisville area residents have chosen Don Embry Body Shop since the early 1960’s.  That is three generations of drivers in and around our community restoring cars to like-new condition.  When you need the best auto body repair in the Louisville area insist on Don Embry Body Shop.  Call them at (502) 935-1373 or stop by the shop at 8272 Dixie Highway.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The 13th Annual Somernites Power Cruise, Sept 22nd

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"The 13th Annual Somernites Power Cruise is coming Sat. Sept. 22nd! Join hundreds of customs, classics, muscle cars and hot rods in the rolling car show on their way to Somerset, KY."

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Paintless Dent Removal.

It almost sounds unlikely.  It would seem that when the surface of your vehicle is dented that you would need painting as well.  That is not necessarily the case!  The truth is, it doesn’t take much impact for a mark to be left behind after a bump or accident.  Fortunately, modern technicians have perfected the art of dent removal.

So, what exactly is paintless dent removal?  Instead of removing the damaged piece, installing a new stock piece, and applying a fresh coat of paint to match your car’s color, trained collision repair technicians attack the dent by using paintless dent removal.  That’s good stuff!  They approach the damaged area from behind.

There is no auto body shop in the Louisville area more skilled at the art of paintless dent removal than the professional technicians at Don Embry Body Shop.  As the years have evolved since their inception in 1962 the Don Embry Body Shop has evolved with the times.  For the best in auto body repair in the Louisville area call for an appointment at the shop located at 8272 Dixie Highway.  That number is (502) 935-1373.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Don’t Suspend Belief.

This has to do with your vehicle’s suspension.  After what may seem like a minor fender-bender your car’s suspension could be adversely affected.  A car that is out-of-line can cause a myriad of problems.  You need to know when that sometimes imperceptible suspension problem is present and have it corrected.

Here are some signs that your vehicle’s suspension is failing –

1.  Your car pulls to one side.
2.  You feel every bump with more intensity.
3.  One corner is lower than another.
4.  You have difficulty controlling the steering.

Just like a problem physically with your own body the situation may need to be treated right away.  Suspension repairs can be very costly, and you need a body shop with decades of experience and all of the up-to-date materials to treat it completely and economically the first time.  The answer in Louisville and the surrounding area is the Don Embry Body Shop.  Stop that shake, rattle, and roll by calling (502) 935-1373 today.

Jefferson County Public School Calendar 2018-2019

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School is back in session and there are some dates that should be marked in your calendar!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

What is Aluminum Welding?

It is a very important part of the auto body repair process in some cases.  If your auto body shop is not schooled in the art, then you had better find one that is.  Many times, a local shop will send you elsewhere for aluminum welding.  What is the point in that when you can get all of your repairs done under one roof?

The fact is, aluminum alloy is the most difficult alloy to weld.  Is it any wonder that most auto body repair shops simply don’t want to mess with it?  The first step is to clean the aluminum oxide from the surface.  Experience in this arena is an absolute must.  So, if it happens to be an integral part of the repair process ask if they can do it in-house.

One of the premier aluminum welders in the Louisville area is the Don Embry Body Shop.  Of course, not every repair job requires aluminum welding, but if you own a Lincoln Navigator, Ford Expedition, or Ford F150 you will be glad you found us.  We have been one of Louisville’s top auto body shop for over half a century.  Call us at (502) 935-1373.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Belief in Suspension.

No, not suspend belief as movie-makers would have you do.  This refers to your car’s suspension system.  It is something that the average driver takes for granted.  The problem is, after supporting several tons of metal year after year, eventually the shocks will wear out.  Having a bad suspension can greatly affect your ability to control the vehicle.

Here are some signs that your vehicle’s suspension is going bad –

1.  A rough ride…No, Teddy Roosevelt…not you!
2.  Pulling when turning.
3.  Stopping creates a “nose dive”.
4.  Damaged shocks.

If you have had a minor accident and suddenly you notice any or all of the above, suspension repair might be necessary.  At Don Embry Body Shop we specialize in all types of auto body repair.  We have been serving the Louisville area since the Kentucky Derby was well under 100 years old.  Come in to our location at 8272 Dixie Highway or call ahead (502) 935-1373.

Frazier Kentucky History Museum - Summer Camps 2018

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"Join us for a fun-filled summer so full of making, playing, exploring, laughing, and meeting amazing guest presenters, that you won’t even realize you’re learning! Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders."

Monday, July 2, 2018

Choosing the Right Auto Body Shop.

Choosing the right place to have your most prized possession restored to its original beauty is nearly as important as choosing the right plumber, dentist, or family doctor.  You and your vehicle will live with the results for as long as you own your beauty.  So, make sure you make the right choice the first time!

Here are a few helpful tips –

1.  Pay close attention to word-of-mouth
2.  Where is the shop and what appears to be their overhead?
3.  Ask the right questions
4.  Follow your instincts based on intangibles

We hope that after you have done your due diligence you will choose us.  We are the Don Embry Body Shop.  For well over half a century we have served the Louisville area with pride and nothing has changed.  This is a family-owned and operated business, so our customer values have NEVER changed!  Please get to know us by visiting our shop at 8272 Dixie Highway.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Louisville July 4th Fireworks, Parades and More: 2018 Guide

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"July 4th is quickly approaching, which means it's time to fire up that barbecue, stock up on sparklers, and find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on near you this Independence Day."


Friday, June 15, 2018

Here is what the Public is Saying.

There is nothing, NOTHING that has more impact on the reputation of an auto body shop as “word of mouth”.  These are real-life testimonials given by satisfied patrons whom are not paid for their positive feedback, but want to share their positive experiences with the public.  Please look at a couple of excerpts.

“Thank you for the work that you performed on my Volkswagen Jetta.  I have been thoroughly impressed”.  “Thank you for the wonderful job you did on our car…you went beyond what anyone could expect”.  “Thanks for the awesome job everybody did on my truck.  I couldn’t be happier with the repairs”.

They are all commenting on their experiences at one of Louisville’s top autobody shops.  The big reveal…it is the Don Embry Body Shop located at 8272 Dixie Highway in our fair city.  People from all over the Louisville area have been trusting this third-generation body shop for more than half a century.  Call for an estimate and appointment today at (502) 935-1373.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June 30th - Family Fun Days - Carnival Theme, Louisville, KY

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"Fourth Street Live! is bringing family fun to downtown Louisville! Grab the whole family (including the dog) and bounce into summer at our interactive Family Fun Day."

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Suspend your Fears.

Good advice no matter what the topic.  As it pertains to auto body repair you need to feel 100% confident that your automobile’s suspension will not be compromised.  The suspension of your vehicle is tied together with the steering system.  They work in concert to provide a safe and comfortable ride, and to keep the vehicle in the driver’s control.

Simply put, the suspension system of most vehicles is made up of springs, shocks, and struts.  When your vehicle drives over a bump, the springs compress. After the bump, the springs expand. This allows the wheel to go over the bump while keeping the vehicle level. This is the same principle for potholes.

Protecting your car’s suspension is just one part of the equation that we pay very close attention to when you trust us to repair your car and get it back on the road better than ever.  We are The Don Embry Body Shop proudly serving the Louisville area from our Dixie Highway location with the highest quality work for more than half a century.  Trust us to get you back on the road.  Call (502) 935-1373.

John Prine in Louisville

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See John Prine in Louisville, Friday June 8th! 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

What is PDR?

It could stand for pretty darn remarkable, couldn’t it?  In one sense, that is exactly what it is.  PDR in this case stands for paintless dent repair (not proper drink run…just in case you look it up on Urban Dictionary).  So, what is PDR, who does it, when is it needed, and what are the results of PDR done right?

Paintless dent repair which is also known as paintless dent removal is an environmentally-friendly repair method which (when done by a pro) will restore a vehicle’s body to factory-like condition in a fraction of the time at a fraction of the cost.  I like that!  Less cost, no environmental impact, and a new-looking vehicle.

PDR is one of the many tricks of the trade used by Don Embry Body Shop.  They have been Louisville’s premier dent removal body shop for more than five and a half decades.  The tradition continues, but they never stop learning.  Experience the results of a truly professional body shop located at 8272 Dixie Highway in Louisville by calling (502) 935-1373.

Memorial Day Weekend in Louisville

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"Are you looking for events for your family this Memorial Day weekend? There’s a lot to do in Louisville with kids on Memorial Day and the three day weekend" 



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Some of the Tools of the Trade.

Until we need auto body repair to restore our baby to pre-accident condition we don’t think much about the tools that are used to do the job well.  You don’t need to meet the chicken, you just want to enjoy a plate of scrambled eggs!  We get it, we just wanted you to know some of the tools we use to get back on the road looking better than ever.

Here are some of our tools of the trade –

1.  The best air compressor money can buy.
2.  A dual action sander.
3.  Sanding blocks.
4.  A slide hammer and stud welder.
5.  A Body filler.

At Don Embry Body Shop we’ll be happy to explain these tools and others so that you know exactly what to expect when you bring your damaged vehicle to us.  We are Louisville’s full-service auto body repair shop serving the area for well over half a century.  Give us a call and come into our shop located at 8272 Dixie Highway.  That number is (502) 935-1373.

Mother's Day Louisville 2018

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"Mother's Day in Louisville has a lot to offer for the weekend. Take mom to dinner, a Sunday brunch or one of the many events going on in Louisville for Mother's Day 2018."

Monday, April 16, 2018

Getting Quotes.

It is the first step in the process of restoring your vehicle to its original beauty after an accident.  We know that you are stressed-out, but for insurance purposes that is what your insurance company will insist on.  You know it going in, so call around, stop in and get a few honest quotes for auto body repair.

Here are the comments from one who had an accident in the Louisville area.  Her name is Laura and here is some of what she said…”I got a couple of quotes for insurance purposes and (The Don Embry Body Shop) was the most competitive”.  She went on to report…(they have) “great customer service and quality of repair.  These are comforting words indeed!

Don Embry Body Shop located at 8272 Dixie Highway in beautiful Louisville has taken great pride in providing competitive prices with high quality in auto repair for over five-and-a-half decades.  It all began in 1962 with grandpa Don and continues to be run by the Embry family today.  Call ahead and stop by for an estimate at (502) 935-1373.

Jeff Dunham: Passively Aggressive in Louisville

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April 19, 2018
Thursday   7:00 PM 
KFC Yum! Center

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ready! Get Set... for the Kentucky Derby!

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Saturday, May 5th 2018
A trip to Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby weekend can be an unforgettable experience!


What is I-Car Gold Pass?

On the surface it sounds like something you might encounter at a toll booth.  Well, here it is…The Gold Class® recognition is the highest role-relevant training achievement recognized by the collision repair industry.  ONLY one-fifth of all auto body repair shops in this country currently meet this rigorous standard!

It provides collision repair as well as insurance businesses with a reliable training framework for acquiring Gold Class and maintaining the up-to-date knowledge and skills that contribute to proper repairs, improved business performance and risk reduction.  This is a designation in the repair industry that should NOT go without notice!

At Don Embry Body Shop, we are extremely proud to be Gold Class® certified.  We do not take the achievement lightly and we will continue to offer the Louisville area the very best collision damage repair as we have done for over 55 years.  Call ahead at (502) 935-1373 and make an appointment at our shop located at 8272 Dixie Highway shop here in Louisville.

Friday, March 16, 2018

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"Discover the heart and soul of Kentucky’s beautiful Bluegrass horse country on this guided, 3-hour, small-group tour."

Thursday, March 15, 2018

What is Akzo Nobel?

Is this some new play or artist’s name?  No, it is actually the name of a Dutch company that creates paints and performance coatings and produces specialty chemicals for both industry and consumers worldwide.  This may be your first introduction to this multi-national company and, don’t worry there won’t be a quiz later!

AkzoNobel is a leading coatings company whose key products include automotive coatings, specialized equipment for the car repair and transportation market.  They are head and shoulders the leader in refinish color matching.  Its quality allows the auto body shop that uses its coatings to guarantee their work for the rest of your vehicle’s life.

So, where do you find an auto body shop that uses AkzoNobel coatings?  In the Louisville area that shop is the Don Embry Body Shop.  We are proud to feature this world-wide leader in refinishing materials.  It is just simply one more reason to choose us when you need auto body repair at our location 8272 Dixie Highway shop in Louisville.  Call ahead at (502) 935-1373.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

My Insurance Company Wouldn’t Lie to Me.

Oh yeah, that’s what you think!  When you have a car accident that requires auto body repair it is incumbent upon your insurance provider to pay for the repairs.  After all, that is why we pay premiums month after month.  They have a “few preferred” shops where they want you to go for all of the repairs…hmm kick-back?

Here are some outright lies that your insurance company may tell you –

1.  We won’t guarantee the work if you don’t use one of ours.
2.  If you choose your own shop you will have to pay the difference.
3.  We don’t have a working relationship with that shop so you can’t use them.
4.  It could take longer to settle your claim.

Trust me, NONE of that is necessary!  We at Don Embry Body Shop consider YOU our top priority NOT your car insurance company.  When grandpa Don founded the company back in 1962 honesty and integrity were common.  Today, those traits are more scarce.  Not around here!  Come in for a free estimate at our 8272 Dixie Highway shop in Louisville.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Get out and Enjoy Fourth Street Live!

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"Fourth Street Live! is Louisville's premier dining and entertainment destination, located in the heart of downtown Louisville, Kentucky. A short walk from historic downtown hotels, the Kentucky International Convention Center, Waterfront Park, the KFC YUM Center, Slugger Field, and much more, Fourth Street Live! offers something for everyone!"


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Our Past is Our Future.

It sounds cryptic, but many businesses have been around for decades and don’t bear any resemblance to their profile today.  This is NOT the case with us.  Don Embry Body Shop was founded in 1962 and has stayed in the family ever since!  How many businesses can make a statement like that?

Back in the era of the Beatles things were very different.  However, one thing remains the same…if you were founded by your patriarch you had better honor his memory with the same quality, customer satisfaction, and honesty that dad/grandpa brought to the business at the beginning of the 1960’s.

That is our pledge to you five and a half decades later.  It is not easy maintaining such a high standard.  So many businesses are no longer run with the same TLC that grandpa/dad insisted on.  Our generations of repeat customers speak volumes.  If you need us, we will be there.  We are Louisville’s premier auto body shop…Don Embry Body Shop located at 8272 Dixie Highway.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

What to do if your Car gets Rear-Ended.

It happens to most of us at one time or another.  You are stopped at a light and, suddenly you are jolted nearly out of your seat.  A careless driver has rear-ended you.  A rear-end collision can cause damage to the body of the car as well as the mechanics of your vehicle.  There’s a high possibility of transmission damage from a rear-end collision in cars that have rear-wheel drive.

How will you know that your vehicle has a bigger problem?

1.  Your transmission begins slipping.
2.  You have difficulty shifting, or you actually shift into the wrong gear.
3.  A noticeable leak in your transmission fluid.

Many times, it appears that a rear-end collision is rather benign as long as there are no signs of injury.  Beware, there may be more than meets the eye!  Make an appointment at 8272 Dixie Highway in Louisville.  That is the home of The Don Embry Body Shop.  It will only get worse over time.  Give us a call at (513) 935-1373.