Driving safely with big rigs. At Specialty Paint & Body, our business is making friends by accident, but  we certainly don’t want to lose friends by accident. From time to time we have customers who have had the unfortunate experience of tangling with a big rig, and we are always thankful they are still alive… Continue Reading BREAKER BREAKER ONE-NINE!

What’s New?  Well, at Specialty Paint & Body we are very excited about “what’s new”.  After 29 years of making friends by “accident” on Jefferson Road in Athens, we have expanded to include a satellite shop to better serve our customers.    The convenient new shop is  located at 3014 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30306. We are between the new… Continue Reading What’s New? We Have An Announcement!

They’re baaaaaaaaaaack!  The deer that is, which means that we are beginning to see lots of deer hits in the body shop. Check out our blog entry called “Oh Deer Me”, for some tips to avoid becoming a statistic. The following article by Doug Whiteman – Bankrate.com  has some interesting graphics about statistics  of deer… Continue Reading They’re Baaaaack!!!!

We often, more so than none get the question, “Will new parts be put on my car or will it be aftermarket parts?” This will all depend on whether you are coming out of pocket for the repairs or going through insurance. Most insurance companies as you will find out call for the use of… Continue Reading Factory vs. Aftermarket Parts and learning the difference between the Two

If you have seen this particular light, DO NOT ignore it! It is that time of year again when this wonderful little light likes to shine or even blink reminding us that the weather is changing and it is cold! Like the light pictured above, this “service announcement” as I like to call it is… Continue Reading Winter Is Here! And The Little Light That Shines!!!

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Tips For The Perfect Road Trip The school year is ending, and it’s a parent’s second favorite time of the year (the most favorite time of course, is when school begins) . Approximately 79% of Americans will take a vacation or a mini getaway by car this summer. With a little planning and attention you… Continue Reading READY, SET, GO!

It seems that we have been getting lots and lots of rain and appears that we will be getting more. Why? Because SPRING is here!   Rain is to be blamed for hundreds of accidents during this time of year. Most of these accidents can be prevented by following these simple steps and tips:  … Continue Reading Rain, Rain, Go Away! – Helpful tips for driving in the rain.

To Warm, Or Not To Warm- That is the question. Picture this, it’s the middle of winter and another day of freezing temperatures is predicted. You are looking out of the window, sipping a cup of joe in your cozy pajamas. Your car is covered in frost and it’s just a matter of minutes before… Continue Reading To Warm, Or Not To Warm- That is the question.

Lately most small talk in our area of the south has been focused on the flu epidemic and the plunging temperatures.  Just as we are advised to follow certain procedures to avoid getting the flu it is beneficial to follow a few guidelines to avoid a “sick ” vehicle.  Cold weather can lead to dangerous… Continue Reading Cold Weather Driving: How To Have A Healthy Car.

Happy New Year From SPECIALTY PAINT & BODY!     “…….Fast away the old year passes, Fa la la la la la la la la. Hail the new, ye lads and lasses! Fa la la la la la la la la!” –Deck The Halls traditional carol     And fast away 2014 did pass! Here… Continue Reading Happy New Year from Specialty Paint And Body Repair!