Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Auto Body Shop vs. Insurance.

It can be a cataclysmic clash of the titans, but it doesn’t have to be.  Insurance companies and auto body repair shops are sometimes at cross purposes.  Sometimes they don’t communicate at all because the insurance company has already pre-determined where you will go for repairs after an accident.

What if the head of the repair shop was once an insurance adjuster?  Wouldn’t that be a heck of an advantage?  Before Joe Bellacchio Jr. devoted his life to getting cars back on the roadways of Chicagoland looking as good as new, he was very successful in the insurance game.  I know, lucky us that he decided to help us with our vehicles!

Joe is the owner of Arrow Body and Fender located in Elmwood Park.  His father taught him well, and now he passes on the tradition of repairing cars after accidents and adds expertise when it comes to the messy business of dealing with your insurance provider.  You really are in good hands with Joe!  Just call (708) 456-9424.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Auto Repair vs. Auto Body.

One does not necessarily do the other.  When your car has an internal problem, that happened without a collision, you are hundred percent right to take your car to an auto repair shop.  IF that mechanical problem occurred as the result of a collision, that could be a “horse of a different color” and you need to choose the right body shop.

When there is a collision and the fender or bumper has been affected, or even after the smallest of accidents, you wouldn’t want to go to an auto repair mechanic.  You should first go to an auto body shop.  If that shop will not work on any mechanical problems incurred by your vehicle in addition to the body repair, maybe you should reconsider.

Arrow Body and Fender of Elmwood Park is proud to be able to repair any mechanical damage caused by the collision right there at 7536 West Grand Ave.  Now that’s full service!  Count on Arrow Body and Fender to repair Chicagoland auto damage just as your father and his father before him did.  Call (708) 456-9424.

13 things to do for Valentine’s Day in Chicago

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"Whether you’re single or spending the day with your sweetheart, Valentine’s Day is a time to treat yourself to something special. Here are a few ways to celebrate the most romantic day of the year in Chicago."

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

I’ve Been Framed.

This is not a courtroom scene…it’s your vehicle speaking loudly after it has been repaired at an auto body shop.  Frame damage occurs when your vehicle has been struck at a critical part of its structure. We all hope that we never have to deal with major damage, the potential for fender-benders, accidents, and the need for repairs are just a part of owning a car.

Think of a car frame as your vehicle’s core foundation.  Apart from the fact that it’s an integral part of your car, it also serves purposes you might not have thought about, such as keeping doors aligned when they’re closed, supporting the motor and bumpers, and providing a strong steel base off which to build everything else that makes up your vehicle.

You may not give your car’s frame a 2nd thought, but we sure do!  We are one of Chicagoland’s premier auto body shops…Arrow Body and Fender.  It has been our great pleasure to have served Elmwood Park and the surrounding area for over seven decades.  We are ready for a brand new year at Arrow Body and Fender 7536 West Grand Ave. in Elmwood Park.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Danger…Black Ice May Crop up Anywhere.

We Chicagoans know that winter driving does not just include snow, but the ice on the roadways may be an even more hazardous factor.  Particularly dangerous is “black ice” which is a bit of a misnomer because it is mostly invisible.  If you understand it better, you can learn to negotiate our roads more safely.

Here are some things you should know –

1.  Black ice is caused by light freezing rain or melting snow.
2.  It forms late at night or early in the morning when the temperature is at its lowest.
3.  Watch for it on bridges and overpasses.
4.  Look for it ahead if there is enough light.
5.  Practice driving on it in a safe environment such as an empty parking lot.

Winter driving around Chicagoland is challenging enough and we hope this will help in your quest to get from point A to point B safely.  Your friends at Arrow Body and Fender located at 7536 West Grand Ave. in Elmwood Park will be here if you need us as we have been for generations.  In the New Year keep your vision 2020 on the roadway.

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