Louie Sharp

Insurance Steering – You have the right to choose

Insurance steering is when the insurance company tells you where to go to get your vehicle fixed. They tell you the shop to use for repairs. This is called insurance steering. The first thing you need to know is that insurance steering is a federal offense. Yes that’s right it’s against the law. You have always had the choice to pick the repair shop you want to use when you have an accident. Even though… Read More »Insurance Steering – You have the right to choose

Motorcycle repair and painting during winter months

At Sharp Auto Body we do auto body (body shop) repairs to cars and trucks of all makes, models and years. We also do body repairs and painting for motorcycles of all makes, models and years. This is a great time to have your motorcycle repaired since it is the winter months. The majority of motorcycle riders wait until it is warm out with great riding weather to bring the bikes in for auto body… Read More »Motorcycle repair and painting during winter months

You don’t need ANY estimates for an insurance claim

There was a time when you needed a number of estimates in order to get your vehicle repaired when you were filling an insurance claim to have your car repaired at an auto body shop. This is no longer the case. It is no longer the case for a number of reasons. Each of them is important in their own right. All of them are good to know so you are educated as a consumer… Read More »You don’t need ANY estimates for an insurance claim

How to protect you and your car in sub zero temps.

When temperatures drop below freezing here are some great tips to help you stay safe, keep your car running and help with freezing issues. Keep your gas tank as full as possible. If you should run off the road in bad weather conditions, get stuck in a long traffic jam or have a break down you will still be able to stay warm as long as your vehicle is running and producing heat. It simply… Read More »How to protect you and your car in sub zero temps.

After a collision and Auto Body Repair–why does your car need to be scanned?

Vehicles today are more sophisticated than ever before. They have more and more complicated systems that are run controlled by computers. What is important for vehicle owners to know is how this computers work to protect them. What happens is when a system has a problem it leaves a “DTC”, Diagnostic Trouble Code, in the computer. Here is where it gets tricky. The system will report and store the DTC in the computer that controls… Read More »After a collision and Auto Body Repair–why does your car need to be scanned?

Videos to prevent accidents

I recently came up with the great idea to make some short and to the point video’s to help people prevent accidents. These videos are show in a visual form the stories I have heard over and over throughout the years. It is surprising to me that I often I hear the same stories over and over. The results are always an accident that will require auto body repair to all the vehicles involved. If… Read More »Videos to prevent accidents

Why Didn’t My Air Bag Deploy (Go Off)???

I am often asked by clients who have rear ended somebody why their air bag did not deploy. The is a simple and important explanation. Air bag impact sensors work on 2 planes the vertical, up & down, plane and the horizontal, side to side, plane. An air bag will deploy when the impact sensor is straight and level. When you slam on the brakes you nose dive the vehicle. This causes a sudden shift… Read More »Why Didn’t My Air Bag Deploy (Go Off)???

Saving Money at the Scene of the Accident

In over 35 years in the auto body industry, the place where I see people lose money the fastest is at the scene of the accident. I want to share with you some very helpful tips for how to protect yourself and your family at the scene if an accident. Here are some very important actions to take at the scene of an accident you are involved in. Make sure everybody in your vehicle and… Read More »Saving Money at the Scene of the Accident

DOES YOUR VEHICLE NEED TO BE SCANNED AFTER IT HAS BEEN REPAIRED BY AN AUTO BODY SHOP?

In a word yes. Every vehicle should have all the computers in the vehicle scanned after any auto body repair regardless of how minor the damage or repair was. Chrysler’s latest addition of the Town & Country minivan started rolling off the production line earlier this year. It has over 200 yes that’s right over 200 computers in it. All these computers, like on a vehicles today, monitor and control all the functions of your… Read More »DOES YOUR VEHICLE NEED TO BE SCANNED AFTER IT HAS BEEN REPAIRED BY AN AUTO BODY SHOP?