Tuesday, January 19, 2021

RE-finishing the Job.

When speaking about the auto collision industry, the best way to judge a paint and body shop is by the paint they use. You probably realize that not all paint is created equal, but do you know what quality makes some paint jobs better than others? There are three major aspects that make up a quality paint job.


Here is a simple breakdown –

1.  The Primer…it holds the paint to the body

2.  The Paint itself…it may very well require two or more coats

3.  The Clear Coat…this is what really makes it shine

Arrow Body and Fender uses only Axalta. It is very simply a top of the line product and they WILL NOT substitute a product just because it is on sale! For quality auto body refinishing in Chicagoland count on Arrow Body and Fender every time. They are located at 7536 W. Grand Ave. in Elmwood Park. Look them up at arrowbodyandfender.com.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Wow! I Never Saw it Coming!

Those are famous last words around Chicago especially when you lose in a bout with Black Ice. It is an almost invisible menace on some of the roadways around Chicagoland. For those of you who have driven our highways and byways for years around here perhaps you have already encountered this menace.

For newbies to our area (especially from the South and West) here is a quick explanation. Perhaps the best definition of black ice is a thin coat of highly transparent ice on the roadway. The reason it is transparent is because it blends in with road pavements since it is so thin, making it nearly impossible to see. It looks like the color of the road.

When you encounter Black Ice please tap your brakes and steer in the direction of your slide. It may seem counter-intuitive, but it may avoid a tow to the body shop. If you need us, we have been here for over 70 winters. We are Arrow Body and Fender located at 7536 W. Grand Ave. in Elmwood Park. Visit us on the web at arrowbodyandfender.com.

Monday, December 14, 2020

How We Can Celebrate Christmastime in Chicagoland in 2020.

It is something that changes with each passing month during this trying time in our world. Your friends at Arrow Body and Fender recommend that you visit Chicago.gov/coronavirus for the latest updates. This site will help you obtain the latest updates from your area on the response and latest updates regarding Covid-19.

The health and safety of Chicagoland visitors and locals remains the highest priority. The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is closely monitoring developments around the Coronavirus Disease and sharing safeguards and smartest practices as outlined by federal health authorities and state and local officials.

Regardless of how you observe this unusual Holiday Season we here at Arrow Body and Fender pledge to be right here at 7536 Grand Ave. in Elmwood Park to serve your auto body repair and vehicle painting needs in 2021 just as we have done for more than seven decades. Have a safe and healthy Holiday in 2020 from Arrow Body and Fender of Elmwood Park.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Black Ice…A Chicagoland Driving Hazard.

How do you spot black ice on the highways and byways of Chicago this Winter? It will definitely help to know where it forms. Always be on the lookout for bridges, overpasses, bottoms of hills where water runoff can gather, plus anywhere that sunlight can’t get to, during the daylight.

If you hit a patch of black ice and begin sliding, lift your foot off of your car’s accelerator. DO NOT HIT THE BRAKES as you might do instinctively! Braking will lock your wheels and you’ll drift even farther into the nasty stuff. Hold onto the steering wheel and make small corrections…never over-steer.

If you lose any battle with black ice this winter you can count on Arrow Body and Fender to restore your vehicle to like-new condition. We have repaired auto body damage in Chicagoland for more than seven decades. Arrow Body and Fender is located at 7536 Grand Ave. in Elmwood Park. Call (708) 456-9424 or visit us virtually at arrowbodyandfender.com.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Let’s Give Thanks.

It might be difficult at this time of year for the traditional giving of thanks as we approach late November. This year has been one of the most challenging of our lives. We at Arrow Body and Fender give thanks every day for your continued support of our business and its ultimate future success.

You could glance at our website and see two of the reasons why…current CEO Joseph Bellocchio Jr. on the left and his late father Joseph Bellocchio Sr. standing next to him. You could read about the wonderful American success story surrounding our patriarch and how he came back safe and sound from WWII to start what was to become Arrow Body and Fender.

Noone took your patronage lightly then, and we certainly do not now! Through thick and thin we hope to be there for you to repair or repaint your vehicle in Chicagoland. Yes, we are still located at 7536 Grand Ave. in Elmwood Park and expect we will be there for decades to come. That aforementioned website is arrowbodyandfender.com. Call us at (708) 456-9424.

Monday, November 2, 2020

You Are Good to Go…Through Life.

That is the kind of guarantee we would love to have from our doctor, our plumber, and our auto body repair shop. Typically, when a car owner has a vehicle repaired after a wreck, he or she looks over the area that was damaged to see how well the repairs were made. The driver then takes the car for a ride to make sure everything is operating as it was prior to the accident.

However, a lifetime warranty means a respected auto body repair shop 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 particular body shop and have the repairs fixed at no cost to you.

That is the mantra of Arrow Body and Fender. And just in case you were concerned, they won’t be there when you return, rest assured. They have been around for more than seven decades! A lifetime warranty…just more peace of mind when your trust your vehicle to Arrow Body and Fender of Elmwood Park. Visit arrowbodyandfender.com, then call (708) 456-9424.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Tow May be the Worst Part of the Whole Experience.

Providing that no one is injured in an auto accident the worst part of the ordeal may well be getting your car towed into a body shop to repair the damage. The waiting, the cost, the entire process is often exhausting. When all is said and done (and depending on your particular insurance policy) the tow may cost you more than the repair!

How would you like a scenario where your favorite auto body shop in Chicagoland pays for the tow to their facility?  That may well be the case when you trust Arrow Body and Fender to take care of everything after you have been involved in a vehicle accident. Yes, in many cases Arrow will even pay for the tow.

Just to give you peace of mind for now, visit them on the web at arrowbodyandfender.com to find out how the potential free tow works. If you ever need Arrow Body and Fender they will be there as they have been for decades at 7536 W. Grand Ave. in Elmwood Park. You can always call them at (708) 456-9424.