Monday, January 14, 2019

Black Ice = Danger.

Black ice in the Louisville area is a secret nemesis.  It is that thin, almost unnoticeable sheet of ice that forms when cold weather meets wet weather.  Even when the temperature is above freezing black ice can form.  The air suddenly warms after a prolonged warm spell, but the surface of the road is well below the freezing mark.

If you see black ice on the roadway as you are approaching you will probably run into it.  Your first reaction as a driver should be to remain calm.  DO NOT hit the brakes!  That means don’t even tap them.  Allow your vehicle to pass over the ice, and naturally try to reduce your speed before you hit the ice itself.

Even the most cautious among us may have a black ice related accident this winter.  If it requires auto body repair in the Louisville area, we understand.  We are The Don Embry Body Shop serving the Louisville area with auto body repair work for well over five decades.  Just give us a call at (502) 935-1373, or if you can, drive into our shop at 8272 Dixie Highway. 

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Importance of a Test Weld.

Within the auto body repair industry there has been a lot of discussion over the subject of “test welds”.  It is done prior to performing the actual task.  For example, there may be vehicle-specific variables that could increase or decrease the amount of welding machine set-up time and pre-weld preparation needed.

Paint departments in body shops for decades have been a perfect example of what has become a standard test procedure.  It is not normal practice to read a color code, go to the mix computer, type in the code, select the first variant that pops up, then mix the paint and paint the vehicle, expecting it to match perfectly.

Times change and when you have been in business for well over half a century you need to change with them.  That is what we do at Don Embry Body Shop.  From the beginning of the Mustang until now Don Embry Body Shop has served the auto body repair needs of the greater Louisville area.  Just give us a call and experience that for yourself at (502) 935-1373.