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If you are a car enthusiasts you know all about the old American muscle cars. They do not only look and sound aggressive, but they can also deliver on that. And one thing always stands clear with them – their bumpers.

Back in the day these auto body parts were not made of the plastic that is so common nowadays. They used some real metal back then. It helped the vehicles look impressive and common sense suggests that metal would be much better for protection than plastic.

Then why have we switched to using the much more brittle plastic parts? Is it just for the need to get cheap bumpers or is there a different reason? Let’s explore!

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A Common Hood Fault and How to Fix It

Sep 21, 2018 3:47:52 AM

If you have a car that you’ve been using for some time now, you may have noticed that the hood mechanism is not working properly. It just does not seem to hold up that well, or you cannot even get it up that easily anymore. And considering auto body parts are not exactly the cheapest things to replace, you may be wondering if there is something to be done to fix the thing.

A lot of people start to think that maybe there is something stuck in the mechanism, or that maybe the gas strut is giving up (if there is one in the first place). However, it is likely that there is another culprit. Have you ever considered to check what is going with the hinges or the springs?

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Should I Buy Cheap Bumpers?

Aug 28, 2018 6:06:44 AM

The short answer – yes, you should. Cheap bumpers can serve you great. But that is not the whole story and you have to be careful!

If there is one thing that people hate to do that is shelling out money for repairs. But you cannot really go anywhere without your car, so you have to get that problem fixed… unless we are talking about auto body parts. Right?

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The fog lights are not the most popular auto body parts around. However, they are still necessary and are quite helpful during heavy fogs. This is why you should always keep an eye out for them and make sure that they are working. Often you may forget to check on them, since they are not commonly used and when you finally need them, something may be wrong with them.

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How To Replace A Car Fender

Aug 4, 2018 2:55:49 AM

Replacing any auto body parts is usually not a fun experience. Not because it is overly difficult, but because it is usually done after an accident or when the part has corroded so much, it is virtually useless. Actually, that is the case with most the damages to most car fenders – it is usually corrosion after years of use.

If one or more of your fenders are in need of replacement, we are here to help you. In this article we will cover how you can change your fender, but keep in mind that the process is not necessarily straightforward and may differ from vehicle to vehicle.

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Replacing auto body parts is not something we do every day. Frankly, most of us actually prefer not to dabble in it, unless it is absolutely necessary. But from time to time there comes the need to replace a part and if we are talking about a recent accident, your hood might be the needing part this time around.

But how do you go around choosing the best hood for your car? Do you simply purchase the stock version and pay premium for that, do you look for an alternative part, or maybe you go out of your way and use this as an excuse to get yourself a great custom hood? Let’s explore your options!

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How To Paint A New Bumper

Jul 5, 2018 5:21:29 AM

Nobody likes replacing auto body parts, unless it is on purpose. However, most of the time we are talking about accidental damages, which are often a pain to deal with, if you do not know what you are doing. Not only do you have to install them, but before that you have to get them painted in the exact color of your vehicle. Does this sound easy to you? Let’s see if it is!

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Imagine this situation. You walk up to your car in the driveway ready to leave for work and then you notice it – one of the tail lights is cracked. Or worse – shattered. You have no recollection of an accident and it doesn’t seem like someone has rear-ended you. So what has happened?

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Did you know there are certain auto body parts that people just plainly dislike? No, we are not talking about squeaky doors, rusty fenders or anything like this. Actually, we want to focus on something much more substantial – signal lights.

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There are many auto body parts around our vehicles that are obviously important. You cannot go without doors, or a hood. You also need your bumpers and fenders just as much. But there are other parts that are not so obviously useful. Sure, you definitely need your headlights, but what about those pesky fog lights. They always seem to crack, but you may have never even used them. Are they even important? Should you replace a broken one? Let’s see!

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