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    Learn How to Restore Your Damaged Auto

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Total loss cars are never beyond saving. A bit of elbow grease, patience, and mechanic work can get almost any vehicle back on the road. Learn more by calling Linn’s Auto and Equipment Sales at (501) 327-3856.

    Do You Have the Proper Tools and Knowledge to Restore a Car?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Auto body restoration requires both a mechanic’s expertise and a body shop technician’s aesthetic attention to detail. The following information shows how auto body restoration specialists can return lite damage and total loss cars to working order:

    • Specialty Tools
      Special equipment is necessary to complete high-quality restoration work. Impact wrenches, for example, are needed to remove nuts and other fasteners from vehicle components. Another equally essential accessory is the angle grinder. This power tool allows restorers to buff metallic edges and split metal parts. Novice vehicle restorers should know that these and many other tools are powered by an air compressor. As a result, an air compressor is an important initial investment for any budding auto workshop. Additionally, inexpensive accessories will help an auto restorer complete his or her work more efficiently. A creeper, for instance, allows you to maneuver under vehicles with ease. Similarly, transmission stands and hydraulic lifts make it easier to safely transport massive car components.
       
    • Restoration Education
      Amateurs only need free time and tools to start restoring a vehicle. However, it may be a good idea to take your lite damage vehicle to a professional. Professionals must acquire a long list of skills before becoming body shop technician. Most employers require restorers to complete a technical school program. After graduation, new auto body specialists get started by assisting a seasoned veteran. Up to four years of firsthand experience typically qualifies a restorer for full certification. Restorers may also earn certification from national service organizations. These credentials reflect a technician’s comprehensive skill set.

    An experienced auto body restorer can help you put your damaged car back together. Likewise, mechanics recommended by Linn's Auto and Equipment Sales specialize in restoring total loss vehicles. Learn more about Linn’s lite damage vehicles with a call to (501) 327-3856.

    Do You Know How to Replace an Engine?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Changing a car’s engine is like giving the vehicle a new heart. Learning the skill of engine replacement allows drivers to resuscitate almost any vehicle. Investigate what it takes to change an engine with this video.

    In the video, an experienced mechanic shows viewers how to detach and clean an engine. Next, he discusses the tools necessary to complete an engine replacement. At the end, he compares the cost of replacing an engine at home to the cost of labor at a repair shop.

    Don’t let a bit of cosmetic damage turn you away from a great deal. Linn's Auto and Equipment Sales specializes in selling lite damage and total loss vehicles at affordable prices. Find out how a bit of maintenance can get you into a great vehicle with a call to (501) 327-3856.

    Restoring a Water-Damaged Recreational Vehicle

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Water damage doesn’t have to ruin a perfectly good RV. In fact, many of the strategies used to deal with home water damage can also be used to salvage recreational vehicles. Check out these repair tips if your camper or potential camper purchase has suffered from moisture intrusion:

    • Assess Damage
      The first step in treating water damage is a whole vehicle inspection. Scan both the exterior and interior for signs of discoloration. Likewise, feel around for soft spots in areas where leaking took place. You may even find that flood waters remain pooling in the vehicle. Use this inspection to identify the amount of restoration work your RV will require.  
    • Address Leaks
      Leaks are simple to find once all water damage sites have been located. You should take time to seal these spots and prevent future leaks. Start by applying silicone-based caulk to seams, roofs, and bathroom fixtures. Additionally, inspect areas of the RV that were sealed previously. It is likely that these areas will require a touch-up following the initial flood or leak.
    • Repair Wood
      Unfortunately, even high quality wood materials will rot when exposed to water. This rot will leave wood soft and unsafe, so RV owners should attend to these repairs immediately. Simply removing and replacing wood materials is the most efficient way to deal with rot. Conversely, you can attempt to repair damaged wood with wood hardeners and epoxy solutions.
    • Remove Mold
      Careful inspection of RV water damage is likely to reveal mold growth. As mold growth is encouraged by moisture and enclosed spaces, water damaged RVs are the perfect breeding ground. Left unattended, mold growth will eventually weaken your RV’s structure and create health issues for passengers. Kill mold infestations immediately with the help of a bleach-water mixture.

    Linn’s Auto and Equipment Sales is proud to offer lightly damaged campers in our inventory. Find out what you can get from our diverse inventory by calling (501) 327-3856.

     

    The Tools and Knowledge Required for Auto Body Restoration

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Auto body restoration requires both a mechanic’s expertise and a body shop technician’s aesthetic attention to detail. The following information shows how auto body restoration specialists can return lite damage and total loss cars to working order:

    Specialty Tools

    Special equipment is necessary to complete high-quality restoration work. Impact wrenches, for example, are needed to remove nuts and other fasteners from vehicle components. Another equally essential accessory is the angle grinder. This power tool allows restorers to buff metallic edges and split metal parts. Novice vehicle restorers should know that these and many other tools are powered by an air compressor. As a result, an air compressor is an important initial investment for any budding auto workshop. Additionally, inexpensive accessories will help an auto restorer complete his or her work more efficiently. A creeper, for instance, allows you to maneuver under vehicles with ease. Similarly, transmission stands and hydraulic lifts make it easier to safely transport massive car components.

    Restoration Education

    Amateurs only need free time and tools to start restoring a vehicle. However, it may be a good idea to take your lite damage vehicle to a professional. Professionals must acquire a long list of skills before becoming body shop technician. Most employers require restorers to complete a technical school program. After graduation, new auto body specialists get started by assisting a seasoned veteran. Up to four years of firsthand experience typically qualifies a restorer for full certification. Restorers may also earn certification from national service organizations. These credentials reflect a technician’s comprehensive skill set.

    An experienced auto body restorer can help you put your damaged car back together. Likewise, mechanics recommended by Linn's Auto and Equipment Sales specialize in restoring total loss vehicles. Learn more about Linn’s lite damage vehicles with a call to (501) 327-3856.

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