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If you see something, say something

If you see something, say something

In our busy lives, common curtesy can be overlooked. We teach our children to be honest and take responsibility for our actions. Those same values apply if we accidently bump another vehicle.  Since we are an auto repair facility, we see lots of cars with varying degrees of damage.  Many folks are shocked when they find damage to their vehicle with no indication of what happened. If you bump a car, and the owner is not present, leave a note. If you see someone bump a vehicle, jot down the license plate number and any other description, date and time.  This is considered a hit and run and is against the law. When you see a car accident, if possible, offer to be a witness.  The difference between being charged with an at fault accident or not can depend on one third party witness.  We have seen customers pay up to a $1000 insurance deductible because there was no witness.  We hope you are never in this situation but when accidents occur, we may not think about providing contact information. If you are in an accident, exchange names, phone numbers and vehicle information. You may not notice the damage until later or determine it was more than you thought to repair. Being a good citizen is our duty.  If you travel with children, remind them to be careful when opening car doors. Sometimes damage can’t be avoided.  The Dent Shoppe is here to repair damage to vehicles.  Many jobs can be completed while you wait and perhaps at a lower cost than you think. Feel free to call or stop by during business hours. Photos of damage can also be submitted through our website. -Sandra...

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Trunk or Treat on October 26th

Trunk or Treat on October 26th

Trunk or Treat is a benefit for the Twin Lakes food Bank. There was a Halloween parade, great music, nicely decorated vehicles, costume contests and fun for all.  Thanks for the donated canned food that will go to the Twin Lakes Food Bank of Folsom. Thanks to the Mustang club for supporting the event. Thanks to Ray and the Cappuccino Cruisers for putting on this fun event for the...

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Dent Shoppe Celebrates 13th Anniversary with Charity Week

Dent Shoppe Celebrates 13th Anniversary with Charity Week

The Dent Shoppe in Folsom is celebrating 13 years in business with a charity drive for the Twin Lakes Food Bank. During the week of October 10th through 15th, they will be donating 10% of revenues to the Food Bank. Sandra and Gabe run a true family business. They offer a service called paintless dent removal. The technique allows technicians to remove dents and dings without the use of bondo or paint. Most dent removal jobs cost between $75 and $250 and take about an hour. Over the last few years they have expanded their offerings. Sandra added, “We provide expert paint and body work too. Our in-house color matching system allows us to create the correct shade and just the right amount of paint for each job. That saves our customers money.” The Dent Shoppe team can remove dents, repair and paint bumpers, and provide expert body work. They also fix curbed wheels, recondition foggy headlamps and service windshield chips. “Customers love the one stop shop,” said Gabe. “That’s how we differentiate ourselves and add value.” The Dent Shoppe is located at 9521 Greenback Lane at Madison in Folsom. Look for the big purple sign, Paintless Dent Removal. Business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 2:00pm. No appointment is necessary for a free estimate. They can be reached at (916)...

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Consumers Beware

Consumers Beware

If it sounds too good to be true . . . If you are approached in a parking lot by someone offering to fix your dent on the spot, run the other way. There is no legitimate dent repair person that will aggressively persist to fix your dent on the spot. We hear stories all the time of people who tell us that that they were approached by someone offering a dent repair on the spot for a low price. The price is negotiated down, and down until it sounds too good to pass up. After a few minutes, the vehicle is damaged beyond a simple repair. There may be sharp poke marks in the metal, cracked paint, or poor body work. Some tricksters will even apply roofing tar or some other substance to hide the additional damage that they have caused. The customer is then told to leave that on for a couple of days and wash it off and the dent will be gone. The damage becomes far greater and the correct repair cost will be much higher after their “fix.”   The local police are looking out for these criminals. If you are approached, get their license plate number as you politely tell them you are not interested in their services. They have even stolen business cards from our shop to swindle folks. What a dirty trick. Please don’t be a...

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12th Anniversary Canned Food Drive

12th Anniversary Canned Food Drive

For Immediate Release November 2, 2015 Information: (916) 296-3368 Contact: Sandra Coleman     Dent Shoppe Celebrates 12th Anniversary with Canned Food Drive The Dent Shoppe in Folsom is celebrating 12 years in business with a charity drive for the Twin Lakes Food Bank. During the week of November 7th through 14th, they will be donating 10% of revenues to the Food Bank. Sandra and Gabe run a true family business. They offer a service called paintless dent removal. The technique allows technicians to remove dents and dings without the use of bondo or paint. Most dent removal jobs cost between $75 and $250 and take about an hour. Over the last few years they have expanded their offerings. Sandra added, “We provide expert paint and body work too. Our in-house color matching system allows us to create the correct shade and just the right amount of paint for each job. That saves our customers money.” The Dent Shoppe team can remove dents, repair and paint bumpers, and provide expert body work. They also fix curbed wheels, recondition foggy headlamps and service windshield chips. “Customers love the one stop shop,” said Gabe. “That’s how we differentiate ourselves and add value.” The Dent Shoppe is located at 9521 Greenback Lane at Madison in Folsom. Look for the big purple sign, Paintless Dent Removal. Business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 2:00pm. No appointment is necessary for a free estimate. They can be reached at (916) 296-3368...

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Orangevale Trunk or Treat

Orangevale Trunk or Treat

On October 24th, the Dent Shoppe participated in the Orangevale Parks and Recreation “Trunk or Treat” event. There were lots of kids in some really great costumes. We always enjoy taking part in local community activities whenever possible. Thank you to the Parks Department and all the other vendors who made this a fun and memorable evening for children and adults.      ...

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Dent Shoppe’s Car Care Tips

Here is a top 10 list for keeping up with your cars’ appearance Don’t wash your car with dish soap. It can dull the finish and also damage the paint. Don’t use abrasive cleaners on plastic or painted parts of your car. Don’t wash or wax your car in direct sunlight. Try to do it in the morning, evening or in a shady spot. Dry your car with a chamois, microfiber towel or soft terry towel. Don’t let bird droppings, insect, gasoline or tree sap sit on the finish long. Wash them off as soon as possible to avoid damage to the paint. Keep your car waxed. That will give you some protection against scratches and protect the shine longer. Don’t try to remove dents yourself. You will do more damage and increase the cost of a proper repair. Don’t hire a guy in a parking lot to fix your dent. Real dent guys do not solicit business that way. You will be sorry and pay a lot more to get the work redone. Do leave a note if you hit someone else’s car. It is the right thing to do. Check with the Dent Shoppe first, we may be able to fix it fast and very...

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Dent Shoppe Celebrates 11th Anniversary

For Immediate Release Date: October 6, 2014 Information: 916-296-3368 Contact: Sandra Coleman Dent Shoppe 9521 Greenback Lane #200 Folsom, CA 95630 www.dentshoppe.com   The Dent Shoppe in Folsom is celebrating 11 years in business with a charity drive for the Twin Lakes Food Bank. During the week of October 13th through 18th, they will be donating 10% of revenues to the Food Bank. Sandra and Gabe run a true family business. They offer a service called paintless dent removal. The technique allows technicians to remove dents and dings without the use of bondo or paint. Most dent removal jobs cost between $75 and $250 and take about an hour. Over the last few years they have expanded their offerings. Sandra added, “We provide expert paint and body work too. Our in house color matching system allows us to create the correct shade and just the right amount of paint for each job. That saves our customers money.” The Dent Shoppe team can remove dents, paint bumpers, repair curbed wheels, recondition foggy headlamps and fix windshield chips. “Customers love the one stop shop,” said Gabe. “That’s how we differentiate ourselves and add value.” The Dent Shoppe is located at 9521 Greenback Lane at Madison in Folsom. Look for the big purple sign, Paintless Dent Removal. Business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 2:00pm. No appointment is necessary for a free estimate. They can be reached at (916) 296-3368 or www.dentshoppe.com....

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Preventing Scratches

Preventing Scratches

Wash your car once a week. Dirt on the paint can easily lead to scratches. Don’t slide objects across the paint. Even grocery bags can cause scratches. If you wash a car by hand, don’t use an abrasive cloth such as one with synthetic fibers. We suggest a clean sponge or sheepskin mitt. Hose off any dirt or grime before you begin washing, and frequently rinse the sponge or mitt in clean water. If it drops on the ground, don’t use it until it has been thoroughly cleaned. Dry the paint with a clean chamois or terrycloth towels. Wax using microfiber towels or soft all-cotton cloths, such as cloth diapers. We Care About Your Car! Dent Shoppe 9521 Greenback Lane #200 Folsom, CA 95662 916-296-3368...

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