at 105 Chesterfield Ave, Lancaster, 29720 United States
Auto Exteriors LLC is a paint and body shop owned and operated by Russell and Teresa Freeman.We are located in Lancaster,SC.We are committed to customer satisfaction.Let us be your body shop. Auto Exteriors LLC is owned and operated by Russell and Teresa Freeman.Auto Exteriors was founded in 2003.Russell started working in the Collision Repair Industry in 1987.We are open Monday thru Friday from 8am until 5pm.You can contact us at 803.285.3040
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***9 Ways to Winterize your vehicle*** 1. Check your battery. 2. Change your wiper blades & refill your wiper fluid. 3. Consider getting snow tires. 4. Check your tire pressure. 5. Check your four-wheel drive. 6. Check your antifreeze mixture. 7. Stock your car with emergency supplies. 8. Change the oil and adjust the viscosity. 9. Check your belts & hoses.
***5 Tips for choosing the right body shop*** 1. Pay attention to word-of-mouth. 2. Consider the operation's location & overhead. 3. Get several estimates. 4. Ask the Right questions. 5. Follow your intuition.
***Top 5 Things To Look For With Auto Paint Shops And Auto Paint Jobs*** 1. Check the new paint color and make sure it matches the rest of the car. 2. Check for dust or dirt in the paint. 3. Check for drip runs or sags in the paint. 4. Check to see if the car was masked properly. 5. Pay attention to the detail.
***How to change a Flat Tire*** 1. Find a safe spot to pull over. If you're on the freeway, taking the next exit is the safest bet, even if you have to drive on a blown tire. Otherwise, pull as far onto the shoulder as possible. Don't park in the middle of a curve where approaching cars can't see you. Also, choose a flat spot; jacking up your car on a hill can be a disaster. If you have a manual transmission, leave your car in gear. Be sure to set your parking brake! 2. Turn on your hazard lights. Get the jack, wrench, and spare tire from the trunk of the car and bring them over to the tire that is flat. Use other tools or supplies, if needed. 3. Use the wrench to loosen the lug nuts. You may need to remove the hubcap. Don't remove the lug nuts at this point; simply loosen them by turning the wrench to the left (counter-clockwise). If the lug nuts are really tight, try placing the wrench on the nut and standing on the wrench arm to use your full weight on it. You can also try hitting the wrench arm with a rock. 4. Use the jack to lift the vehicle off the ground. Different car models may have different places to put the jack; consult your owner's manual for specific locations. Once the jack is securely in the correct spot, jack up the car until the tire is about 6 inches off the ground. 5. Remove the lug nuts and pull the tire off the car. Make sure to place the lug nuts in a pile that won't get scattered, and pull the tire straight toward yourself to remove it from the wheel base. 6. Place the spare on the car. Line up the lug nut posts with the holes in the spare, and push the spare all the way onto the wheel base until it can't go any farther. 7. Put on the lug nuts. Don't put them on tightly, just make sure they're on enough for the spare to stay on the car for a moment. 8. Lower the car back to the ground. Use the jack to bring the car back down to ground level. Remove the jack from underneath the car. 9. Make sure the lug nuts are tightened. With the car back on the ground, you can now tighten the lug nuts. Rather than tightening them one by one in order, start with one lug nut, tighten it about 50%, move to the opposite nut (across the circle) and tighten that one about the same amount. Keep tightening opposite lug nuts gradually in turn until each lug nut is as tight as it can be. 10. Put your flat tire and tools back in your trunk. Make sure you don't leave anything on the side of the road.
***STEPS FOR WHEN YOU ARE INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT*** 1. Move to a safe area (if you can) If it's safe to do so and you aren't seriously injured, move your car out of further harm's way, like to the shoulder of the road. If moving your car just isn't possible, flip on your hazards to warn other drivers that your vehicle isn't going anywhere any time soon. 2. Stop your vehicle and get out Make sure your car is no longer moving, turn off the engine, shift into park, or set the handbrake if you drive a manual. Take a moment to catch your breath. Check to make sure it's safe to get out of your car before opening the door. If you have flares or similar road safety items, consider using them. 3. Check on others involved Check on all the other parties involved, including drivers, passengers, and pedestrians, to make sure no one is hurt. Call 911 if anyone may be injured. Even a seemingly minor symptom like dizziness should be checked out by a health care professional. 4. Call the police to the scene Even in minor accidents, a police accident report can prove invaluable when dealing with your car insurance company and other drivers. Cooperate fully, but avoid admitting fault or blaming others while at the scene. Let the police objectively judge events and determine who, if anyone, was at fault for the crash. If the police can't make it to the scene (which is more likely if there are no injuries), you can file an accident report through your state's DMV. 5. Gather info Try to write down as much info as possible in the accident aftermath, including: Driver and passenger names License plate numbers Insurance info Makes and models of all vehicles involved Contact info for any eyewitnesses Location of the accident The name and badge number of any responding police officers 6. Document the scene If you have a smartphone with a camera, snap some photos of the accident scene. They'll come in handy during the claim process. Esurance Mobile, our smartphone app, features the ability to upload photos from the scene when you file a car insurance claim. 7. File your insurance claim If you're an Esurance customer, you can call us from the scene at 1-800-ESURANCE (1-800-378-7262), file your claim online, or file it through your smartphone (using our app or mobile site). If you aren't sure who to call, check your insurance ID card for your insurer's contact information. After step 7, it's our turn to help. We'll work with you to get your car repaired as quickly as possible.
***Ten car care tips*** 1. Check and change the oil. No single step will help an engine last more than regular oil and filter changes will. Conversely, nothing will destroy an engine faster than neglecting oil-level checks or fresh-oil changes. 2. Flush the cooling system and change coolant once a year. A 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water will keep the cooling system in good shape and prevent corrosion and deposits from building up inside the cooling system. 3. Change out transmission and differential oils. While not requiring frequent service, these fluids must be changed according to service intervals. Always use transmission fluid or gear oil of the recommended type and viscosity. 4. Keep it clean. While washing the outside of the vehicle is obvious, most everything the vehicle ran over can also get stuck to the underside. Hosing off winter salt and road grime is a good idea. 5. Everything with moving parts needs grease to survive. This ball joint went into early retirement due to poor lubrication. 6. Nothing keeps paint looking good and protected like a coat of quality wax. Apply wax at least every six months. 7. Driveline components such as u-joints also require regular lubrication. The driveline may have to be removed to access the zerk grease fitting. 8. Protect the interior plastic by parking the vehicle in the shade, using a window deflector screen, and applying a UV protectant to prevent the plastic and vinyl from drying out. 9. Inspect, clean, and repack wheel bearings with wheel bearing grease according to service intervals. Wheel bearings and grease are inexpensive compared to spindle and hub replacement, or liberated wheels rolling down the road ahead of you. 10. Brake fluid is hygroscopic. This means it is adept at attracting moisture. Moisture causes components to corrode and fail. Replace fluid and bleed system once a year. Brake fluid is cheap. Calipers, hoses, and sensors are expensive.
Top 10 common paint problems: BLEEDING – Original finish discoloring or color seeping through the new topcoat color. DIE BACK – Loss of gloss after application. DIRT – Small bumps deposited in, on, or under the paint film. DRY SPRAY – A rough, textured surface often confined to a small area. FISH EYES – Tiny surface finish blemishes that resemble small circles of popped paint bubbles, of fish eye appearance. ORANGE PEEL – Uneven Surface Formation – with an orange peel texture. PAINT COLOR MATCHING – Finished panels that don’t match the color of standard panels. PAINT RUNS AND SAGS – Heavy application of sprayed material failing to adhere uniformly to the surface. SAND SCRATCHES – Sanding pattern imperfections that show through the finished paint film. SOLVENT POPPING – Blisters on the paint surface caused by trapped solvents in the topcoats or primer.