Monday, August 20, 2018

Being Framed.

It sounds ominous, but when your car is in the body shop it all starts with the frame.  It is the same as a house really.  You start with the frame and you build out from there.  The frame HAS to be set properly, or the entire job will go haywire.  Your auto body repair professional in Chicagoland knows that, but do they have the expertise to pull it off?

Have you heard of the term unibody construction?  The term means that the frame of your vehicle and its body must be treated as one in the same.  Look at it this way…if there is damage to the body, then there is certainly damage to the frame.  By the way, unibody frame damage is much easier to repair in newer models than in older ones.

Above all else, what is good to know is that you have one of the best auto body repair shops in all of Chicagoland right there in Elmwood Park.  For over seven decades the name Arrow Body and Fender has been synonymous with quality workmanship in the auto body repair industry.  Please visit the shop located at 7536 W. Grand Ave. or call ahead at (708) 456-9424.

Elmwood Park Public School District Calendar 2018-2019

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It's almost time for back to school - and there are some dates you should mark in your calendar! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Stud Welding.

No, this is not a reference to our fearless leader Joe (although he is a strikingly handsome man!).  It is part of the process that Arrow Body and Fender uses to restore your vehicle to a like-new look and feel after an accident.  It is just part of the many steps that we take to ensure that you are back on the road as quickly as possible.

So, what is stud welding?  It is a technique similar to flash welding where a fastener or specially formed nut (again, not a reference to our leader!) is welded onto another metal part, typically a base metal or substrate.  The fastener itself can take on many different forms, but typically it will fall under threaded, unthreaded or tapped.

We don’t mean to confuse you.  We just want you to know that after seven decades of serving Elmwood Park and Chicagoland with the best auto body repair service possible we continue to offer state-of-the-art training, techniques, and equipment.  You can trust us with your four-wheel baby.  Call us for an appointment at Arrow Body and Fender at (708) 456-9424.


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"Together, for One Saturday, we’re partnering with the Chicago Police Department and other fellow community organizations to share free school supplies, uniforms, and haircuts to help kids head back to the classroom with confidence."

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tools of the Trade.

Does a carpenter come to your home without a hammer?  Does the plumber arrive without a snake? (Yikes…you know what we mean).  If you have to go to the hospital do they lack an X-Ray machine? (I sure hope not).  Then, when you need an auto body repair shop in the Chicago area you expect them to have all of the latest tools don’t you?

Here are just a few of the tools of the auto body trade –

1.  An air compressor
2.  Dual action sander
3.  A slide hammer and/or a stud welder
4.  The traditional hammer and dolly set
5.  Sanding blocks

All of that is well and good, but in the hands of the wrong crew they are all meaningless.  When those tools and many others are wielded by the auto body repair professionals at Arrow Body and Fender magic happens!  Your poor, injured vehicle is restored to like-new condition.  Make an appointment at their Elmwood Park location by calling (708) 456-9424.

Visit the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago!

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"Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Shedd Aquarium is a gateway to an underwater world filled with 32,000 fascinating marine animals from a range of diverse habitats."

Monday, July 2, 2018

This is what Chicagoland is Saying about us.

Every once in a while, we want you to get a feel of what our satisfied customers are saying about us.  These are NOT paid solicitations, mind you, but rather straight-from-the-heart appreciation for the job that we do!  Testimonials are what every auto body shop in the nation relies on, and when you have been around for seven decades you hope to have a truck-load of good ones.

Here is a paraphrase of one of some of our happy customers.  “We have always been satisfied with your accurate estimates, fair price, and quality workmanship”.  “I don’t think you realize how grateful I am for your kindness” (WOW!).  “You did an incredible job! Thank you!  That really feels good when you hear that.

The satisfied repeat customers whose families have been coming to us for decades are what keeps us trying so hard to please every day.  If you need auto body repair in Elmwood Park on anywhere around the Chicagoland area we hope that you will call us first.  We are Arrow Body and Fender located at 7536 W. Grand Ave. in Elmwood Park.