Showing posts with label Mirror Replacement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mirror Replacement. Show all posts

Thursday, February 13, 2020

2012 Honda Civic Collision Repair

2013 Honda Civic with auto body damage before repairs at Almost Everything Auto Body.

We replaced the fender and mirror and fixed the dent on the door. We often explain to customers what the difference is if we repair vs. replace a part. In this case, the customer was paying for repairs themselves. Replacing the fender resulted in a better quality repair and also cost less than trying to repair it. On the other hand, it was far less expensive to repair the door than to replace it. Feel free to ask us why you should choose one option over the other. We always provide honest recommendations from both a quality and cost perspective. If an option is both better quality and less expensive, that is the option we will always recommend.

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2013 Honda Civic before collision repairs at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Damanged fender, mirror and door on 2013 Honda Civic before repairs at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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New fender, mirror and repaired door on 2013 Honda Civic at Almost Everything Auto Body.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Collision Repair on 2001 Toyota Avalon

Collision repair on 2001 Toyota Avalon at Almost Everything Auto Body

A dented door and broken door handle make for a pretty tough driving experience. Having to crawl from the passenger seat to the driver's seat gets old the very first time you have to do it. Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 2001 Toyota Avalon. We replaced the damaged door, mirror and door handle and blended new factory paint onto the fender and rear door so that everything matched.

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Damaged door, mirror and handle on 2001 Toyota Avalon at Almost Everything Auto Body

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2001 Toyota Avalon with replacement door, mirror and door handle from Almost Everything Auto Body

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Collision repair on 2001 Toyota Avalon at Almost Everything Auto Body

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2001 Toyota Avalon after collision repairs at Almost Everything Auto Body

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Damaged door, mirror and handle on 2001 Toyota Avalon at Almost Everything Auto Body

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2001 Toyota Avalon with replacement door, mirror and door handle from Almost Everything Auto Body

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Damaged door, mirror and handle on 2001 Toyota Avalon at Almost Everything Auto Body

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2001 Toyota Avalon after auto body repairs at Almost Everything Auto Body

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Broken Mirror

Cracked mirror on Toyota Camry before replacement at Almost Everything Auto Body

New Mirror
Replacement mirror painted and installed at Almost Everything Auto Body

We replace mirrors all the time. Most often they get broken in tight parking spaces. This one is unusual in that it got hit by a motorcyclist. Don't be embarrassed if you broke your mirror backing out of your own garage. You are in good company!

Replacement parts including mirrors almost always come unpainted. We have lots of customers that plan to install mirrors themselves but need paint. No problem! We're happy to paint parts for do it yourselfers. Occasionally a car manufacturer will offer pre-painted mirrors. If you are lucky enough to find one, buy it! Even if it costs a bit more, it is usually cheaper than buying a mirror then having a body shop paint it.

Final word on mirrors (and all car parts): make sure you know what you need. You'd be amazed at how many variations there can be for a single year and model of car. The sport model looks different than the luxury and economy models. Installation and connectors can be completely different for manual vs. power, heated, memory, integrated turn signals & lights, blind spot detectors & cameras, self-dimming, folding and non-folding. . . you get the idea.

Let us know if we can help.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sometimes It's Worse Than It Looks

Occassionally the damage is far worse than it looks. We hate being the bearers of bad news but in this case we had no choice. A customer barely clipped his mirror against his garage door opening. He thought he just needed to replace the mirror. His mechanic told him, "No. You need a body shop."

Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a 2012 Nissan Altima. We were shocked at how much damage that little tap had done. The mirror ripped a hole in the door and bent it so air & water leaked around the edges. A new mirror would not fit because of the distorted metal. The window track was also bent so the window could not be used. Both the door and mirror needed to be replaced!

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We were able to find a door at a salvage yard. We took it apart, fixed some small dings and painted the interior to match the car. Then we mounted the door and painted the outside. We also blended some new paint onto the fender and the rear door so that the new paint would not look different against the older, faded paint.

Before—Broken Door Where Mirror Mounted:
Door bent where mirror was ripped off
Before:2012 Nissan Altima door damage from hitting edge of mirror
After:2012 Nissan Altima with recycled door and new mirror at Almost Everything Auto Body
Before:Mirror broken off door causing damage to door frame
After:Damage to door and mirror repaired at Almost Everything Auto Body

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