Wednesday, December 11, 2019

It’s Freezing. Well, It’s Christmas in Chicago.

If it is Christmas and this is Chicago, then it will probably be freezing.  We can say that because the average temperature in the Windy City on December 25th is 32 degrees.  That’s exactly freezing (or 0 degrees centigrade for those Chicagoans who use that measuring system).  By the way, the average low at night is in the teens.

The warmest temperature around here was a balmy 64 degrees in 1982, but just one year later the thermometer dropped to 17 below zero.  That’s Fahrenheit NOT Celsius!  If we turn back the clock some 70 years, the high was 39 and the low was 31.  On that Christmas Day 1949 the Chicago area received just over a third of an inch of precipitation.

Way back in 1949 our patriarch Joseph Bellocchio Sr. had been repairing damaged vehicles at Arrow Body and Fender for more than a year.  Then, there were about 25 million registered vehicles on America’s roadways.  Today, there are about 275 million!  Merry Christmas from all of us at Arrow Body and Fender of Elmwood Park to all of you.

Monday, December 9, 2019

December 2019 events calendar for Chicago

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Find the best holiday activities in Chicago, including free things to do, and picks from theater, art and music.

Winter WonderFest


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

You Are Set For Life.

That sounds comforting doesn’t it?  Not many people can say that, but when an auto body shop in Chicagoland repairs your car it should be set for life (at least the body work).  When a car owner has a vehicle repaired after a car wreck, typically they look over the area that was damaged to see how well the repairs were made.  Then the car is taken for a ride to make sure everything is operating as it was prior to the accident.

A lifetime warranty means a company will guarantee the work performed on your vehicle for as long as you own that car.  If for any reason, the repairs do not hold up or there is an issue, you can go back to that body shop and have the repairs fixed at no cost to you.  A great auto body shop with a wonderful reputation stands behind that lifetime warranty.

Reputation is not handed out thoughtlessly…it is earned.  Arrow Body and Fender of Elmwood Park has earned that reputation!  It started with Joe Sr. over seven decades ago and continues today.  You can always trust your damaged vehicle to Arrow Body and Fender.  Just call (708) 456-9424 or have it towed to 7536 West Grand Ave. in Elmwood Park.  

A Holiday One of a Kind Experience

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The 19th annual One of a Kind Holiday Show will return to The Mart from December 5-8 with more than 600 talented artists and makers. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience while browsing and shopping from a variety of categories of handmade work.  

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Straighten up and Drive Right.

Wait…that doesn’t sound right.  What do we mean by this?  The way cars are manufactured today, nearly half of all traffic accidents result in some kind of damage to the inner frame of your vehicle.  That’s because high safety standards which car manufacturers must adhere to when designing and building today’s new cars.

When frame damage is diagnosed in your vehicle, don’t panic!  Our trained mechanics can return your car as close to factory specs as possible with the help of our specialized framing machines. These machines use hydraulics and powerful torque to put your frame back into shape. Depending on the original extent of damage to your vehicle, we should be able to straighten your damaged car frame.

We take great pride when a vehicle leaves our shop and looks as good (or better than) as it did before the accident occurred.  We feel very much like “auto doctors” around here!  We are the auto body repair specialists at Arrow Body and Fender located at 7536 West Grand Ave. in Elmwood Park.  Trust us with your baby…call (708) 456-9424.     

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, Nov 28th

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Where Grateful Hearts Gather
Thursday, November 28, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CT
State Street, From Congress to Randolph

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Tow, Tow, Tow your Car.

It is not something we will be singing to our kids, but it is often a necessity when making sure that your vehicle gets to the body shop without further damage after an accident.  Towing shops are like auto mechanics…they all do approximately the same thing, but with different degrees of tender loving care.

A tow is an additional expense on top of the repairs that will occur by the body shop that it is towed to.  At Arrow Body and Fender, we offer 24 hour towing to our facility with an ICC authorized, licensed and insured company.  That should give you some peace of mind in the first stage of the process. 

In many cases, we will even cover the cost of the tow!  You see, for around seven decades a member of the Bellocchio family has owned our shop here in Chicagoland.  These days, Arrow Body and Fender is located at 7536 West Grand Ave. in Elmwood Park.  We hope that you will think of us first.  Just call (708) 456-9424.