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Seat Repair Help | Improving seat performance for your body

Posted by RICK ZIRBES

Fri, May 22, 2015 @06:30 AM

  • When one thinks of repairing a seat, most people envision repairing the cover because it is worn, ripped or torn. We specialize in this type of repair, and much more...

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Topics: seat repair

BMW Safety System Cameras | Auto Interior Repair Shops are not equal

Posted by RICK ZIRBES

Fri, May 15, 2015 @06:30 AM

We recently had a BMW into our shop that reminded me of how connected our vehicles have become.  

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Topics: Advanced Safety Systems

What is it worth to have a professional install your Convertible Top?

Posted by RICK ZIRBES

Tue, May 12, 2015 @06:30 AM

DIY Convertible Top | So you bought this convertible and now it needs a top, do you replace it yourself, or have a professional perform the work?

 

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Topics: Convertible Repair Minneapolis

Mustang Convertible Top Repair Parts | 2001 & newer replacement frame

Posted by RICK ZIRBES

Wed, Apr 29, 2015 @01:00 PM

Minneapolis Convertible Top Repair for 2001 & newer Mustangs with a sagging frame

 

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Topics: Mustang Convertible Top Repair

Safety Systems Repair | What would an automotive world be w/o sensors?

Posted by RICK ZIRBES

Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @06:00 AM

Everyone enjoys and understands that computers are here to stay, they provide value in all aspects of our life, in some ways it’s hard to even think of how our life would be without them.  The exchange of information through sensors create ease of operation and make them hard to resist.  So, what happens when repairs are needed?

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Topics: safety system sensor repair

Blind spot monitors | Who should repair, why it matters

Posted by RICK ZIRBES

Fri, Apr 17, 2015 @06:30 AM

Blind Spot Monitors | This is one of several safety conveniences I like to call 'dependent technologies'. 

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Topics: Advanced Safety Systems

CAN Bus systems - Wire Repair to Connectors | Getting it right

Posted by RICK ZIRBES

Mon, Apr 13, 2015 @06:30 AM

Given the fact that the automotive industry is producing technology beyond the capacities of most repair shops is a major concern. 

To properly be equipped and ready to handle the complexities of today’s repairs, it is important to examine the how and why of what that means to properly repair it back to OEM standards / performance.  

The method that is used to accomplish increased safety and comfort in today’s vehicles is still done by wires, sensors and computers. What has changed is not only the complexity, but also the way in which a repair is handled, measured, and completed.  

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Topics: Harness Wire Repair

Scan Tools Auto Repairs | Requirements beyond the generic scan tool

Posted by RICK ZIRBES

Fri, Apr 10, 2015 @06:00 AM

Scan tools and Automotive Repairs | What tools are needed to correctly fix an automobile built in the last 5-7 years?

How capable is the equipment you own?  So what does it take to work on newer cars? 

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Topics: OEM scan tools

Automobile Tech Trends | Keeping and eye - action plan on the future

Posted by RICK ZIRBES

Thu, Apr 02, 2015 @06:00 AM

Automotive Trends in Safety and Comfort Repairs | We are going through many dramatic changes in the automotive industry...

some have made the automobile much more technical to not only operate, but also to maintain and repair. 

All of this which is designed by the automakers to improve not only mileage, but to greatly improve our safety and comfort. Systems in the automotive world are constantly being reborn and improved.

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Topics: auto tech trends

Windshield Replacement | Not the same Glass Repair as yr last vehicle

Posted by RICK ZIRBES

Thu, Mar 26, 2015 @06:30 AM

The windshield glass in your car has gone through many changes and is continuing to change as safety technology takes over. 

Some examples are the types of glass, if it is tempered, laminated, and / or the way it is installed.  Options based on manufacture stem from windshields being glued or set in a rubber gasket, is it heated or does it have a special coating on the inside of it.  All of these advances are related to safety and efficiency for the vehicle as a whole.

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Topics: Advanced Safety Systems

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