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.