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Lowest running costs

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When it comes to buying a new car there are so many variables to consider, one of the most common is ongoing costs.

AS you start thinking about exactly how much petrol you need to out in your car every week for your daily activities, it’s important to remember running costs don’t stop there. Anyone who has owned a “luxury brand” (think German/British) you’ll know that the extra costs of servicing alone can double the everyday costs compared to some lower-cost Asian makes. 

If you are after pure affordabilty it’s fairly obvious that the smaller the car, the lower the running costs, and the lower the depreciation – mainly due to the lower initial outlay. While cheap and cheerful can be great for those only needing to transport themselves from point a to point b, for those of us that need to take passengers, school bags, trade tools, or even rideshare something bigger is exactly what we start looking for.

Considering the lowest price large sedan requires double the outlay of the micro Mitsubishi Mirage ($115.11 per week) or Kia Picanto ($111.49), it’s important to choose wisely when upsizing. Currently, the large sedan costing the lowest amount day today is the Holden Commodore ($219.43), with the cheapest to run mid-size sedan being the Toyota Camry Hybrid ($181.18). 

 

Micro $/week
KIA PICANTO S (AEB) JA MY19 5D HATCHBACK INLINE 4 1248 cc MPFI 5 SP MANUAL $111.49
MITSUBISHI MIRAGE ES LA MY19 5D HATCHBACK INLINE 3 1193 cc MPFI 5 SP MANUAL $115.11
FIAT 500 POP SERIES 6 3D HATCHBACK INLINE 4 1242 cc MPFI 5 SP MANUAL $129.27
Light
KIA RIO S YB MY19 5D HATCHBACK INLINE 4 1368 cc MPFI 4 SP AUTOMATIC $111.79
SUZUKI SWIFT GL AL 5D HATCHBACK INLINE 4 1242 cc MPFI CONTINUOUS VARIABLE $117.72
SUZUKI BALENO GL MY16 4D HATCHBACK INLINE 4 1373 cc MPFI 4 SP AUTOMATIC $121.99
Small
KIA CERATO S (AV) BD MY19 5D HATCHBACK INLINE 4 1999 cc MPFI 6 SP AUTOMATIC $134.55
HOLDEN ASTRA R BK MY19 5D HATCHBACK TURBO 4 1399 cc TDFI 6 SP AUTOMATIC $146.54
MITSUBISHI LANCER ES SPORT CF MY17 4D SEDAN INLINE 4 1998 cc MPFI CVT AUTO 6 SPEED $146.64
Medium
TOYOTA CAMRY ASCENT SPORT (HYBRID) AXVH71R MY19 4D SEDAN INLINE 4 2494 cc MPFI $181.18
TOYOTA CAMRY ASCENT SPORT ASV70R MY19 4D SEDAN INLINE 4 2494 cc MPFI 6 SP $185.74
HYUNDAI SONATA ACTIVE LF4 MY19 4D SEDAN INLINE 4 2359 cc GDi 6 SP AUTOMATIC $186.11
Large
HOLDEN COMMODORE RS (5YR) ZB 5D LIFTBACK TURBO 4 1998 cc TDFI 9 SP AUTOMATIC $219.43
HOLDEN COMMODORE RS (5YR) ZB 5D LIFTBACK V6 3649 cc DIRFI 9 SP AUTOMATIC $235.31
TOYOTA CAMRY SL V6 GSV70R MY19 4D SEDAN V6 3456 cc DDMPFI 8 SP AUTOMATIC $244.68
People Mover
HONDA ODYSSEY VTi RC MY19 4D WAGON INLINE 4 2356 cc MPFI CONTINUOUS VARIABLE $207.84
HYUNDAI iMAX ACTIVE TQ4 MY19 4D WAGON DIESEL TURBO 4 2497 cc TCDI 5 SP AUTOMATIC $232.54
KIA CARNIVAL S YP MY19 4D WAGON V6 3342 cc MPFI 8 SP AUTOMATIC $237.38
SUV Small
HYUNDAI KONA ACTIVE (FWD) OS.2 MY19 4D WAGON INLINE 4 1999 cc MPFI 6 SP AUTOMATIC $156.75
HONDA HR-V VTi MY18 4D WAGON INLINE 4 1799 cc MPFI CONTINUOUS VARIABLE $160.21
SUZUKI JIMNY GJ 2D WAGON INLINE 4 1462 cc MPFI 4 SP AUTOMATIC 4×4 $161.82
SUV Medium
TOYOTA RAV4 GXL (2WD) MXAA52R 5D WAGON INLINE 4 1987 cc DIRFI CONTINUOUS VARIABLE $187.62
FORD ESCAPE AMBIENTE (AWD) ZG MY18.5 4D WAGON TURBO 4 1499 cc TMPFI 6 SP $192.04
MAZDA CX-5 MAXX (4×4) MY19 (KF SERIES 2) 4D WAGON INLINE 4 2488 cc DIRFI 6 SP AUTOMATIC $193.47
SUV Large
SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5i MY18 4D WAGON INLINE 4 2498 cc MPFI CONTINUOUS VARIABLE $207.39
SUBARU OUTBACK 2.0D MY18 4D WAGON DIESEL TURBO 4 1998 cc TCDI CONTINUOUS VARIABLE $213.43
MAZDA CX-8 SPORT (AWD) (5YR) KG MY18 4D WAGON TWIN TURBO 4 2191 cc TTCDI 6 SP AUTOMATIC $221.38
SUV All Terrain
ISUZU MU-X LS-M (4×4) UC MY18 4D WAGON DIESEL TURBO 4 2999 cc TCDI 6 SP AUTO $229.31
TOYOTA FORTUNER GX GUN156R MY19 4D WAGON DIESEL TURBO 4 2753 cc DTFI 6 SP AUTOMATIC $231.63
MITSUBISHI PAJERO SPORT GLX (4×4) 5 SEAT QE MY19 4D WAGON DIESEL TURBO 4 2442 cc TCDI 8 SP AUTOMATIC $232.91
2wd Utility
MITSUBISHI TRITON GLX ADAS MR MY19 DOUBLE CAB P/UP DIESEL TURBO 4 2440 cc DTFI 6 SP AUTOMATIC $211.33
ISUZU D-MAX SX HI-RIDE (4×2) TF MY18 CREW CAB UTILITY DIESEL TURBO 4 2999 cc TCDI 6 SP AUTOMATIC $219.37
FORD RANGER XL 2.2 HI-RIDER (4×2) PX MKIII MY19 DOUBLE CAB P/UP DIESEL TURBO 4 2198 cc DTFI 6 SP AUTOMATIC $222.62
4wd Utility
MITSUBISHI TRITON GLX (4×4) MR MY19 DOUBLE CAB P/UP DIESEL TURBO 4 2440 cc DTFI 6 SP AUTOMATIC $230.49
HOLDEN COLORADO LS (4×4) (5YR) RG MY19 CREW CAB P/UP DIESEL TURBO 4 2776 cc DTFI 6 SP AUTOMATIC $240.10
ISUZU D-MAX SX HI-RIDE (4×4) TF MY18 CREW CAB UTILITY DIESEL TURBO 4 2999 cc TCDI 6 SP AUTOMATIC $245.00
Electric
HYUNDAI IONIQ ELECTRIC ELITE (BLACK GRILLE) AE.2 4D HATCHBACK NOT APPLICABLE 0000 $195.89
RENAULT ZOE INTENS 4D HATCHBACK NOT APPLICABLE 0000 ELEC 1 SP AUTOMATIC $218.26
MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV (HYBRID) ES ZL MY19 4D WAGON INLINE 4 1998 cc MPFI 1 SP $244.32
Sports
TOYOTA 86 GT ZN6 MY18 2D COUPE INLINE 4 1998 cc MPFI 6 SP AUTO SEQUENTIAL $197.39
MAZDA MX-5 ROADSTER ND MY19 2D CONVERTIBLE INLINE 4 1496 cc GDi 6 SP AUTOMATIC $201.91
SUBARU BRZ MY19 2D COUPE INLINE 4 1998 cc DIRFI 6 SP AUTOMATIC $202.89

Info above from our friends at RAA read the full article here

Choosing a Repairer

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(The first 2 of) Five Common Mistakes When Choosing a Repairer

In an ongoing effort to help you choose the very best repairer for you and your car, we put together a little consumer guide – available to view by clicking here. It’s very comprehensive, but we know you can get busy and quickly, so we decided to share some of the 13 page guide with you in little bit sized morsels. We hope you can avoid the 5 most commonly made mistakes for the first two keep reading…
Being Directed By Your Insurance Company

As mentioned in “Car Repair Misconceptions” your insurance company isn’t always going to recommend the best repairer for your car, often they just send you to whichever repairer can limit their expenses as much as possible. As we are all aware insurance companies make their money by charging us a premium, and when we damage our car or someone else’s they help us out by paying for repairs, or at least part of them. So, as they already have your money, they obviously want to limit the money they pay back. As such, they are looking for the best deal for themselves.

So does this mean I can use any repairer I CHOOSE?

Absolutely, as long as you have “Freedom of choice” as part of your policy. If you don’t have this option it may end up being very costly. Be sure to check carefully when renewing your policy.

When you contact your insurance company and let them know exactly what happened it’s important to make it clear that you have a repairer that you wish to use, and will be going in to get a quote from them to get yourself back on the road as soon as possible. They will try and convince you to stay with their repairers; generally, this will be a repairer that you’re unfamiliar with. Why should you have to go with someone you don’t trust, to save your insurance company a few bucks?

REMEMBER: It’s YOUR Car and YOUR decision. Don’t let them pressure you into doing what is most profitable for THEM.
Choosing the cheapest option
We see all sorts of problems from people choosing the lowest bidder when it comes to having their cars repaired. More often than not we are called in to pick up the pieces!

You should NEVER choose a car repairer that offers an unbelievably low price to fix your car. The two most common problems are:

The company does not have the correct equipment or expertise to repair your car properly and only ends up doing half the job, leaving all sorts of imperfections that will slowly destroy the metal work, paintwork and possibly the overall integrity of your car’s structure and stability.

The advertised price is just their “get you in the door” price. Once you walk through the door and have them look at your car it suddenly turns out that there are all sorts of other fees and charges required if you want your car repaired properly.
To ensure neither of these things happens to you, be sure to fully investigate what the price includes and what methods the company will be using to repair your car.

 

Balhannah:

Woodside, Woodside North, Lobethal, Birdwood, Mount Torrens, Lenswood, Charleston, Cherryville, Oakbank, Balhannah, Harrogate, Brukunga, Bridgewater, Hahndorf, Mount Barker, Nairne, Littlehampton, Gumeracha, Cudlee Creek, Uraidla, Adelaide Hills, Mount Pleasant, Mannum, Kanmantoo, Wistow, Stirling, Aldgate, Crafers.

Contact us at Woodside today to discuss your crash repair needs.

Stepney:

Stepney, Magill, Norwood, St. Morris, College Park, Maylands, Kent town, Adelaide, Trinity Gardens, Kensington, Kensington Gardens, Kensington Park, Rostrevor, North Adelaide, Hackney, Evandale, Gilberton, Walkerville, Rose Park, Toorak Gardens, Leabrook, Rosslyn Park, Burnside, Wattle Park, Beulah Park, Payneham, Payneham South, Newton, Marden, Royston Park, Walkerville, Eastwood, Dulwich, Glenside, Tusmore, Heathpool, Vale Park, Parkside, Eastwood.

Contact us at Stepney today to discuss your crash repair needs.

 

Car Repair Misconceptions

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So often we have people calling or coming in telling us that they had gone to see the repairer that their insurance company recommended – surprise, they weren’t pleased with the job they were pressured into. There are many of us RAA approved repairers around Adelaide, and it’s important to find the best one for you. Below is an excerpt from a consumer awareness guide we released so consumers in Adelaide could choose a repairer right for them.

 

Insurance Companies Know Best
Many people have the attitude that insurance companies will only send crash repair work to the best, most reputable repairers. More often than not, this is NOT the case. The theory most people make up is that their insurance company will refer you to a good repairer in order for you not needing follow up repairs should the repair work be subpar. The harsh reality is that most of the big insurance companies will send you to have the repairer that will cost them the least amount of money. After you have paid your premiums insurance companies are reluctant to pay any back, which is why so many send you to less than great repairers. Quite often insurance companies will have their assessors come up with the lowest possible price to fix your car. This leaves the repairer no option but to cut corners with their repairs.
This includes:

  •  Gluing broken parts back together
  •  Reusing worn parts
  • Using cheap imitation parts

While this is the WORST POSSIBLE WAY to fix your car, often the repairer has no choice otherwise, they cease to get the insurers work. A real “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation. They take the risk that YOUR car won’t be fixed properly in order to save themselves an absolute bundle. Although that really isn’t fair to you (or your car). If you have a “freedom of choice” option as part of your policy it means you have the choice of any repairer you like. Most people don’t realise this and are coerced by their insurers to go with whoever is recommended. This can be a costly mistake. BE SURE TO FIND A INSURER THAT HAS FREEDOM OF CHOICE It’s YOUR Car, and YOUR decision. Don’t let them pressure you into doing what is most profitable for THEM.

 

Balhannah:

Woodside, Woodside North, Lobethal, Birdwood, Mount Torrens, Lenswood, Charleston, Cherryville, Oakbank, Balhannah, Harrogate, Brukunga, Bridgewater, Hahndorf, Mount Barker, Nairne, Littlehampton, Gumeracha, Cudlee Creek, Uraidla, Adelaide Hills, Mount Pleasant, Mannum, Kanmantoo, Wistow, Stirling, Aldgate, Crafers.

Contact us at Woodside today to discuss your crash repair needs.

Stepney:

Stepney, Magill, Norwood, St. Morris, College Park, Maylands, Kent town, Adelaide, Trinity Gardens, Kensington, Kensington Gardens, Kensington Park, Rostrevor, North Adelaide, Hackney, Evandale, Gilberton, Walkerville, Rose Park, Toorak Gardens, Leabrook, Rosslyn Park, Burnside, Wattle Park, Beulah Park, Payneham, Payneham South, Newton, Marden, Royston Park, Walkerville, Eastwood, Dulwich, Glenside, Tusmore, Heathpool, Vale Park, Parkside, Eastwood.

Contact us at Stepney today to discuss your crash repair needs.

 

Merry Christmas

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Wishing all a Merry Christmas and Safe Holiday Break

The Holiday Season is HERE

The time for relaxation, family, and giving is almost upon us, and as a proudly family owned and operated business Dynamic Paint N Panel wish you a very happy holiday and safe travel to and from wherever you may be this Christmas season. It is important to us that our valued employees can spend time with their family too, and as such we will be taking a brief hiatus from the 20th of December until the 9th of January. We hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday.

 

Still looking for gifts?

Check out DPP’s new sister company Custom Culture Co, specialists in fully customised resprays, rebuilds, and revamps. not to mention an AWESOME clothing line. Check out our most popular hats, t-shirts, and tanks here 

 

FREEWAY Mistakes

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The most common freeway mistakes

Every day we see dents, scratches, and major damage to peoples cars. While many of the minor pieces of damage occur in car parks and around our suburban streets, most of the major damage occurs when travelling at high speeds. Having the luxury of being able to travel through the Adelaide Hills, and into the city with no traffic lights, stop signs, and very few delays means a lot of us can live in the country and work in the city without spending 4 hours a day on the road, and those of us who frequently travel on the freeway know how frustrating it can be driving around people who aren’t doing the right thing. Often this frustration leads to accidents. Here are the most common and ho we can avoid them.

 

The Right Hand Lane

Some people call this lane “the fast lane,” and while it is designed to be there so those who are moving at a higher velocity than others can safely go around them it is not designed to have drivers stay in this lane. Many people chose to ignore the signs that say “Keep left unless overtaking,” and this lack of consideration for the road laws, and for anyone else around them increases the likelihood of accidents immensely. Even if there are very few cars on the road it is still important to keep left, especially going downhill to avoid runaway trucks or emergency vehicles.

While I’m sure everyone reading this is a considerate driver who keeps left unless actually passing someone, there are a few things we can do to be as safe as possible around those less considerate individuals who tend not to care as much about there safety or the safety of others.

Avoid trying to pass on the left – While sometimes this can be used as a last option we have found most blindspot accidents occur when going from right to left, due to the blind spot being on the passenger side of the vehicle. The reason the passing lane is on the right is that it is far safer to overtake moving to the driver’s side as the range of vision is higher. 

Avoid tailgating – It’s so tempting to ride someone’s bumper when they are driving at a snail’s pace in the overtaking lane, but this is often the easiest way to get into a collision. Even though they may be breaking traffic laws by being in that lane and obstructing the flow of traffic, the driver that hits a vehicle from behind is in the wrong

Alternatives – Often those who chose to have complete disregard for others fall into a certain category and are in their own world and have no traffic awareness, therefore tailgating is not only dangerous on its own, but also due to the unexpected and sometimes completely random movements of these drivers can cause accidents all on their own, and being anywhere near their rear bumper, or blind spot can spell disaster. When choosing to overtake on the left, be sure to do so after plenty of time in the left lane. For example, sometimes when approaching a car in the right lane at a speed far quicker than they are moving they will move over at the last moment just as you do. A friendly beep can sometimes do the trick. While many people get offended by being beeped at, sometimes it’s the only way to safely navigate around someone. Be sure not to hold the horn down for too long though, this can cause frustration and erratic driving, often resulting in an accident.

 

If you are being tailgated

Do your best to move out of the way. Often it can be tempting do drive slower due to being harassed by other drivers, however, this can cause a snowballing effect of frustration and sometimes road rage, becoming dangerous for all road users. If you are being tailgated be sure you are going an appropriate speed for your wherever you are driving. If you intend to turn, be sure to use your indicator with plenty of time before your turn – Road law stipulates 5 seconds. This will often cause the vehicle trailing you to give you extra space to turn before you do so.

 

Be sure to do your best to stay safe out there, but if you need a quick online quote click HERE or give us a call

 

Balhannah:

Woodside, Woodside North, Lobethal, Birdwood, Mount Torrens, Lenswood, Charleston, Cherryville, Oakbank, Balhannah, Harrogate, Brukunga, Bridgewater, Hahndorf, Mount Barker, Nairne, Littlehampton, Gumeracha, Cudlee Creek, Uraidla, Adelaide Hills, Mount Pleasant, Mannum, Kanmantoo, Wistow, Stirling, Aldgate, Crafers.

Contact us at Balhannah today to discuss your crash repair needs.

Stepney:

Stepney, Magill, Norwood, St. Morris, College Park, Maylands, Kent town, Adelaide, Trinity Gardens, Kensington, Kensington Gardens, Kensington Park, Rostrevor, North Adelaide, Hackney, Evandale, Gilberton, Walkerville, Rose Park, Toorak Gardens, Leabrook, Rosslyn Park, Burnside, Wattle Park, Beulah Park, Payneham, Payneham South, Newton, Marden, Royston Park, Walkerville, Eastwood, Dulwich, Glenside, Tusmore, Heathpool, Vale Park, Parkside, Eastwood.

 

A Special Announcement

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For the past 12 months, DPP has been making some major changes in the beautiful foothills of Adelaide. This expansion has meant an even more efficient service for you.

The Rundown…

For the better part of 50 years, Dynamic Paint N Panel has served local communities in the Eastern Suburbs of Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, and Fleurieu Peninsula. Whether it’s fixing a scratch or a full body rebuild, we’ve had your car back on the road with you smiling behind the wheel. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning.

We’ve grown and grown to the point at which we’ve reconstructed our operations. As far as how it affects you… Quite simply we now have even more to offer in the way of full body rebuilds and paint jobs under a new banner Custom Culture. This means for all your day to day dents, scratches, and other everyday drive jobs you’ll have the full force of repairs of Dynamic Paint N Panel working to get your car back on the road. Our scratch and dent specialists will be even more focused on achieving the best result for you.

If you’re planning a major rebuild of your pride on four (or less or more) wheels Custom Culture is the place for you. Our rebuild specialists have been hand selected to ensure every single detail of your rebuild or custom job is to the highest possible standard. Between the designers, paint experts, and artists we have at Custom Culture we’ll help your vision become a reality.

 

The Facts
Everyday Repairs

  • Everyday repair specialist concentrating on getting your car back on the road.​
  • Faster, and better results in a shorter amount of time.​
  • Insurance claims handled.​
  • Mobile quotes.​
  • Personal service.

Custom Culture

  • Personal, tailored repairs/sprays/rebuilds​
  • Exclusive events and functions (More to come later this month)​
  • Work closely with experts dedicated to achieving the look and feel you want for your machine.

Stay tuned for more information on a very special introductory deal for our Custom Culture. To reserve your place at the very top of the list click here (you will be notified with special discounts and deals, coming soon.)

If you have absolutely any questions feel free to give us a call or send us an email.

 

Crash Repair Norwood

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CRASH REPAIR NORWOOD

Affordable Crash Repair Norwood and surrounding areas – DPP has been serving the Eastern Suburbs of Adelaide for over 4 generations

 

For over 4 generations the Condo family have been serving the Norwood area with affordable crash repair, friendly service, and unmatched workmanship.

In Norwood, SA, Dynamic Paint N Panel’s Stepney facility is devoted to having your vehicle back on the road as quickly as possible as we restore you to the way of your life. We are an RAA approved crash repairer that has been proudly serving Norwood crash repair customers for over 45 years, specialising in paintless dent removal, respraying, full reconstructions, rebuilds, and scratch repairs.

Whether you are looking for Crash Repair Norwood, Payneham crash repair, St Peters crash repair, Adelaide Hills crash repair , or even if you are looking for Strathalbyn crash repair the team from DPP have you covered.

We’ve put together a FREE report for anyone that’s available HERE below are our most popular excerpts.

Car Repair Rip-offs

When it’s too cheap – We all like a bargain, but there’s an old saying that if something seems too good to be true, it usually is. Some car repairers and panel beaters advertise price as the bait for their false and misleading advertising. They offer an unbelievably low price to get you to come in, and once you’re in their shop, they pressure you into getting all sorts of upgrades and add-ons you’re going to need in to have your car back on the road in near showroom condition. It’s like buying a house, and then being told you have to pay extra for the doors and windows! Repairing your car takes time and the right resources to do it right, so expect to pay a reasonable amount for a good quality repair.

This method of repair is best…

This is a common statement you will see in advertisements or hear from most car repairers. REMEMBER: The best method of repair is the one that achieves your goal For instance, if you just want a couple of paint touch ups done for a car show on the weekend, and don’t want any major repairs, stripping the whole panel back may not be for you. So before you choose a repairer, identify your objectives and then select the method that best reaches those objectives. Not only that, technology in the car repair industry evolves all the time, so what might have been a great method a couple of years ago might have been improved upon by now. For this reason, it pays to go with a car repairer that stays on the cutting edge of technology and doesn’t make sweeping claims about having the “best” car repairing technique around. When it “takes longer than first estimated” Sometimes repairers deliberately underquote and under “estimate” the time that it takes to repair your car. While sometimes these are genuine problems the repairers face, especially when there is unknown structural damage, more often than not the repairer is trying to justify charging you more money. This is often similar to when they may add on charges once you’ve brought your car in for a quote, except this time they are holding your car hostage. This intimidatory method is more common than you might think, as the repairer may pressure you by telling you that they are about to start work that they didn’t account for when you brought your car in initially, or in some cases go ahead and start unapproved work on your car and then charge you for it at the end.

 

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CRASH REPAIR NORWOOD AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Stepney:

Stepney, magill, norwood, St. Morris, College Park, Maylands, Kent town, Adelaide, Trinity Gardens, Kensington, Kensington Gardens, Kensington Park, Rostrevor, North Adelaide, Hackney, Evandale, Gilberton, Walkerville, Rose Park, Toorak Gardens, Leabrook, Rosslyn Park, Burnside, Wattle Park, Beulah Park, Payneham, Payneham South, Newton, Marden, Royston Park, Walkerville, Eastwood, Dulwich, Glenside, Tusmore, Heathpool, Vale Park, Parkside, Eastwood.

Contact us at Stepney today to discuss your crash repair needs.

Cheap, Quick, and Easy – Stains and Smells

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Removing those horrible marks, stains, and smells

Whether it’s coffee, juice, milk or even worse, at some point in time we’ve all had an accidental spill. Now you’re left with the sticky, and sometimes smelly, reminder of your lapse in concentration. The good news is removing those smells and marks isn’t as hard as you might think.

 

The Smell.

Over time the fabric interior of your car will absorb certain smells, for those of us unlucky enough to have someone who has been sick in the car we know that all too well. Dealing with the cumulative odor of day to day life is fairly simple. You’ll need two bowls and some vinegar.

STEP 1: Fill two bowls with white vinegar.

STEP 2: Place one bowl on the dashboard of the car and the other on the back seat the night before cleaning.

STEP 3: Close all the windows and doors and leave the bowls over-night. The white vinegar should effectively absorb all the odors from the car.

STEP 4: Remove the bowls of vinegar in the morning and leave the car doors and windows open for as long as it   takes for the smell of vinegar to completely disappear.

STEP 5 (optional): The last step is to vacuum clean your car upholstery thoroughly and take stock of the stains that need to be dealt with as the car is airing out.

 

Getting rid of stains on car upholstery
Before starting the stain removal process, you’ll need to prepare the following two homemade cleaning solutions:

For the first part of the cleaning you’ll need:

¼ cup of baking soda
1 cup of warm water
Mix together the baking soda and water and you’re ready for the second part.

For the second part of the cleaning process you’ll need:

Warm water
A few squirts of dish detergent and a
¼ cup of vinegar in
A spray bottle
Mix the warm water, the few squirts of dish detergent and the ¼ cup of vinegar in a spray bottle. Shake the mixture well and leave for 5 minutes to set.

And now we’re ready to start cleaning the car upholstery:

STEP 1: Use a toothbrush to gently apply the baking soda and water solution to any stains that you might have on the upholstery and leave the solution for 30 minutes to penetrate the stains (This is by the way a great cleaning procedure for stubborn stains including ketchup and coffee stains among others)

STEP 2: After the half hour, use a clean dry towel to blot the stains with the baking soda and water. Be careful to absorb as much liquid as possible before commencing the next step in the car upholstery cleaning process.

STEP 3: Use the detergent, water and vinegar mixture to spray the upholstery starting with the front seats and working your way to the back.

STEP 4: After spraying the seats, use a stiff-bristled brush to gently work in the solution.

STEP 5: Leave the mixture to sit for 15 minutes on the seats, and then use dry towels to absorb excess moisture.

STEP 6: The last step is to air out the car to get rid of any smells. You may want to leave all the car doors and windows open for the rest of the day or until all the cleaning smell is gone.

 

Balhannah:

Woodside, Woodside North, Lobethal, Birdwood, Mount Torrens, Lenswood, Charleston, Cherryville, Oakbank, Balhannah, Harrogate, Brukunga, Bridgewater, Hahndorf, Mount Barker, Nairne, Littlehampton, Gumeracha, Cudlee Creek, Uraidla, Adelaide Hills, Mount Pleasant, Mannum, Kanmantoo, Wistow, Stirling, Aldgate, Crafers.

Contact us at Balhannah today to discuss your crash repair needs.

Stepney:

Stepney, magill, norwood, St. Morris, College Park, Maylands, Kent town, Adelaide, Trinity Gardens, Kensington, Kensington Gardens, Kensington Park, Rostrevor, North Adelaide, Hackney, Evandale, Gilberton, Walkerville, Rose Park, Toorak Gardens, Leabrook, Rosslyn Park, Burnside, Wattle Park, Beulah Park, Payneham, Payneham South, Newton, Marden, Royston Park, Walkerville, Eastwood, Dulwich, Glenside, Tusmore, Heathpool, Vale Park, Parkside, Eastwood.

Still here for you…

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The last few months have been wonderfully exciting for all of us here at DPP.  While we have undergone many changes and a wonderful period of growth over the last few months. Along with the changes and growth, we have put into place new practices making us as efficient and as streamlined as ever before.

With more progress soon to be announced we are happy to announce that ALL of our services are still Available!

 

We’ll come to you.

You’re a busy person, in fact, thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter, and we know it. We understand that bringing your car in to get little dings and dents (Or the big one you know you really should get fixed) takes time out of your busy day. With our experts out on the road, and with the ease of our online quote system (click here) we can quote your car in a matter of minutes.

 

Still Serving the Hills

As you already know, we have been servicing the hills community for decades, and even with the closing of doors at our Woodside location, we are still servicing that same community from our Woodside centre located at Bob North Mechanical – 71 Onkaparinga Valley Road Balhannah – by reducing the size of our hills premises we have been able to serve even MORE cars, but we have room for even more. And we can still come out and see you…

 

No Job Too Small

We hear it all the time, someone comes in after months of thinking about getting a little scratch fixed. Unfortunately what was just a little scratch became a rusty hole, and something that could’ve been fixed for next to nothing and in the time it takes to grab a coffee turns into a much more costly operation. Still not sure? Send us a photo online and we’ll give you a quote.

 

Balhannah:

Woodside, Woodside North, Lobethal, Birdwood, Mount Torrens, Lenswood, Charleston, Cherryville, Oakbank, Balhannah, Harrogate, Brukunga, Bridgewater, Hahndorf, Mount Barker, Nairne, Littlehampton, Gumeracha, Cudlee Creek, Uraidla, Adelaide Hills, Mount Pleasant, Mannum, Kanmantoo, Wistow, Stirling, Aldgate, Crafers.

Contact us at Balhannah today to discuss your crash repair needs.

Stepney:

Stepney, magill, norwood, St. Morris, College Park, Maylands, Kent town, Adelaide, Trinity Gardens, Kensington, Kensington Gardens, Kensington Park, Rostrevor, North Adelaide, Hackney, Evandale, Gilberton, Walkerville, Rose Park, Toorak Gardens, Leabrook, Rosslyn Park, Burnside, Wattle Park, Beulah Park, Payneham, Payneham South, Newton, Marden, Royston Park, Walkerville, Eastwood, Dulwich, Glenside, Tusmore, Heathpool, Vale Park, Parkside, Eastwood.

The Shopping Mall Scratch

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I’m sure you’ve noticed it. You get back to your car, which you so carefully parked out of the sun, nice and evenly between the lines, and far enough away from neighbouring cars so there is NO CHANCE they could bash their door into yours, yet still some so and so has managed to create a small, but obvious dent in your car.

Well, there is some good news. Whether created by a shopping trolley or another car, these small scratches and dents are hands down the easiest, quickest, AND CHEAPEST things to fix. 

If it’s a light scratch you need to remove, it’s as simple as cutting and polishing the scratch out. Something you can easily do at home, if you have the time and know how. 

When it comes to the removal of dents it can be a little tricker, and unless you have the right tools, and expertise you can do more damage than repair, which you’ll agree kind of defeats the purpose. 

We have fixed more of these sorts of dents than we can count, and we love doing it. Our team of professionals can fix small “shopping trolley” dents in about 20 minutes, and with such precision and care, that your car looks, quite literally, as good as new.

Come in and see us sometime, and we’ll take care of those unsightly dents and scratches in minutes.

 

 

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Balhannah:

Woodside, Woodside North, Lobethal, Birdwood, Mount Torrens, Lenswood, Charleston, Cherryville, Oakbank, Balhannah, Harrogate, Brukunga, Bridgewater, Hahndorf, Mount Barker, Nairne, Littlehampton, Gumeracha, Cudlee Creek, Uraidla, Adelaide Hills, Mount Pleasant, Mannum, Kanmantoo, Wistow, Stirling, Aldgate, Crafers.

 

Stepney:

Stepney, magill, norwood, St. Morris, College Park, Maylands, Kent town, Adelaide, Trinity Gardens, Kensington, Kensington Gardens, Kensington Park, Rostrevor, North Adelaide, Hackney, Evandale, Gilberton, Walkerville, Rose Park, Toorak Gardens, Leabrook, Rosslyn Park, Burnside, Wattle Park, Beulah Park, Payneham, Payneham South, Newton, Marden, Royston Park, Walkerville, Eastwood, Dulwich, Glenside, Tusmore, Heathpool, Vale Park, Parkside, Eastwood.