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High Winds & Tree Damage

TREE DAMAGE Lately, we’ve had spring winds and storms rolling across the area and with that comes debris, falling limbs and branches. Are you one of the unlucky ones that had damage to your home or vehicle? You’re probably wondering if insurance will cover something of this nature? You may be in luck if you […]

Spring Car Care Tips

Winter is starting to wind down. With more sun and warmer temperatures comes an entirely different approach to car care. Start Spring off right by doing a proper spring clean of your vehicle! Here are some simple tips to help you spring clean your vehicle. Thorough Wash and Wax Now that the snow is gone, […]

Don’t Let Your Windows Fog Over

As we head towards a frigid week ahead of us, are you ready to fight back against the dreaded window fog? Using your vehicle’s heater to stay warm will result in condensation on the inside of your windows. The reason for windows fogging over has to do with temperature, and the air’s moisture content, So […]

Do You Have Healthy Tires?

A Polar Vortex is on the horizon and it could bring snow and ice along with it. Driving on icy, snow-covered roads can be challenging. There are a few things you can do to help ensure your tires have as much traction as possible. Consider these tips to help prepare for severe winter weather: CHECK […]

Be Prepared for Winter Weather

Winter weather has arrived. Are you ready to face out-of-the-ordinary challenges when behind the wheel? Snow, slush, or icy roads are involved in nearly one in four weather-related vehicle crashes. These conditions can make it harder for any driver to see, slow down and come to a complete stop. If you plan on traveling during […]

Watch Out for Road Salt

WATCH OUT FOR ROAD SALT When it comes to winter, we tend to obsess about snow, ice and cold, but don’t forget about the road salt and sand that come with these nasty elements! Road salt and sand are extremely important for public safety. The rock salt helps melt ice even if it’s freezing, and […]

Fall Car Care Tips

FALL CAR CARE October can be a strange weather month in Nebraska, making it the perfect time to get your car ready for winter weather! Use these easy tips for Fall car care to help make sure your ride is ready for colder temps! 1. Check The Health Of Your Tires Doing a tire check […]

Protecting Your Car From Rust

KEEP RUST AWAY Our cars are exposed to many different dangers when left outdoors, whether it’s theft, crash, abuse or a more insidious risk, rust. Almost every vehicle will have rust on it at some point in its lifespan. So the question is, how does the typical car owner keep their vehicle from rusting? Follow […]

Safe Driving During Deer Season

Deer season is almost upon us! Stay safe while driving this fall by following these tips: 1. Be cautious when driving during dusk and dawn. Deer are most active during sunrise and sunset. This is especially true during their mating season, which is from October through December. Make sure that everyone in the care is […]

How Often Should You Wax Car Your?

Your car’s exterior has plenty of enemies. From the harsh sun, to rain, snow and even bird droppings! One of the best ways to protect your car’s exterior from the elements and environmental hazards is by regularly hand waxing your vehicle. Waxing by hand offers several benefits. Waxing preserves and protects your car from harsh […]

Victim of Hail Damage?

If the recent string of spring storms brought some unwelcome hail or wind damage to your vehicle, we can take care of it for you! Whether you have insurance or are paying out-of-pocket for repairs, we can help you through every step of the process and get you back on the road in no time. Call or email today […]

Caring For Your New Paint Job

Is your car in need of a new paint job? When it comes to taking care of a new paint job, there are several things to keep in mind. Collision repair often requires a new paint job; paintwork can be performed for a variety of reasons, whether your vehicle has been sun-faded, hit with large hail, […]

What To Look For When Buying Used

Searching for a new car is an exciting time. If you’re buying a used car, it’s best to avoid vehicles with collision damage repaired incorrectly, but how do you know if the vehicle was repaired correctly? An improper repair can affect how a car drives and may even affect the car’s ability to protect its occupants in […]

What Are Salvage Titles?

A vehicle receives a salvage title when it’s damaged in an accident so severe that it is deemed a total loss. Nebraska state laws say this occurs when the car’s repairs would cost 75% of its pre-crash value. Before putting the totaled car back on the market, the insurance company takes ownership, issues a salvage title, […]

So You Were In An Accident, Now What?

Unfortunately, car accidents happen. The most important thing to remember following an accident is to stay calm and do not leave the scene. The first step is to contact local law enforcement authorities. It is best not to discuss the accident with anyone except the police and your insurance company. Write down the names and […]

Reducing Distracted Drivers May Have A Manual Solution

Most people probably don’t even know the term “standard transmission.” I know I was not aware of that term. Some of you may have heard of “3 on the tree” or “4 on the floor” and I think most of us have heard the term “stick shift.” Whatever you call it, the fact is, there are […]

Tips for Buying a Used Car

Used cars are in hot demand these days. Some people feel they are a better buy than going brand new. The value of a used car these days is also reflecting this higher demand. It’s important to know what you are buying before it is too late. Speidell Body Works has been around for over […]

Photo App Estimates

Are They Good or Bad? These pictures were taken by one of our estimators of rear-end damage to this vehicle. Our estimate included replacement of the rear bumper cover and replacement of the broken tail light. The customer’s insurance company requested that they use the insurance agency’s estimating app that requires them to upload photo’s […]

Paintless Dent Repair

Paintless dent removal is effective for door dings, hail damage, and in some cases, larger dents at a fraction of the cost of conventional body repairs. Light to moderate hail damage many times can be repaired in 1 to 2 days and saves the integrity of the factory paint. READ MORE

Why Paying Out-Of-Pocket Might Cost You More

I Don’t Want To Get My Insurance Involved We hear this statement all too often when people are afraid of there insurance going up. The problem with this, especially when it is someone else paying for your car, is that there may be hidden damage. The complexity of today’s vehicles makes it difficult to know […]

Hidden Damage During A Collision?

Summer is off to a hot and humid start! Are you taking a cross country trip this season? Make sure you are prepared. Here are some things to think about and include in your vehicle so you are road-trip ready! First Aid Kit AAA or roadside assistance membership Road flares or cones Extra bottled water and […]

Hail Damage

Has the recent Spring weather brought some unwelcome hail or wind damage to your vehicle? We can take care of it for you! Whether you have insurance or are paying out-of-pocket for repairs, we can help step you through the process and get you back on the road in no time. Call or email today […]

Spring Is Here

SPEED.QUALITY.COST Your time is valuable and we strive to get you back into your vehicle just as quickly as possible. We continuously work to shorten the amount of time you are without your car by improving our repair processes. From a complete estimate, 100% dis-assembly and repair planning to parts procurement and detailing, everything we do […]

Been In An Accident?

Did you know that by law you have a choice where to have your vehicle repaired? In Nebraska, an insurance company cannot force you to patronize abody shop of their choice. An insurer can suggest certain shops that are on their direct repair program but the choice is yours. You may choose to go with […]

Photo App Estimates Good or Bad?

These pictures were taken by one of our estimators of rear end damage to this vehicle. Our estimate included replacement of the rear bumper cover and replacement of the broken tail light. The customer’s insurance company requested that they use their estimating app that requires them to upload photo’s of the damage to the insurer […]

Don’t Be Steered Down The Wrong Path

Some insurance companies representatives work very hard to convince you that you may be penalized or slighted by not going to one of their “preferred” shops for your repairs but in fact that is not true. We have heard of people being told that they may have to pay more, not have a warranty, pay […]

Standard transmission

Most people probably don’t even know the term “Standard Transmission”, I know I was not aware of that term. Some of you may have heard of “3 on the Tree” or “4 on the floor” and I think most of us have heard the term “stick shift.” Whatever you call it, the fact is, there […]

Who Pays Your Deductible?

Have you ever heard this when it comes to collision repair? Maybe you have sought out a shop that will do this for you. This practice is unethical at best, but at worst it can be insurance fraud. When a shop has agreed to pay your deductible there has to be a way that they […]

Buying A Used Car

Used cars are in hot demand these days. People have started to realize that they can be a better buy, in some cases, than going brand new. The values of used cars are also reflecting this higher demand. All the more reason to know what you are buying before it is too late. Speidell Body […]

2012 VW Jetta deer collision

We recently repaired this 2012 VW Jetta after a collision with a deer. This car had less than 200 miles on the odometer. Ouch! Nothing like breaking it in. Deer collisions have become a major concern on Nebraska roadways the last few years with the rising populations. Unfortunately deer do not carry liability insurance. Fortunately […]

I don’t want to get insurance involved, I’ll pay for it myself.

We here this statement all too often when people are afraid of there insurance going up. The problem with this especially when it is someone else paying for your car, is that there may be hidden damage. The complexity of today’s vehicles make it nearly impossible to know everything it is going to take to […]

Distracted!!

Texting, talking, eating, putting on makeup, reading!!! These are some of the big distractions that can cause you to have an accident. As I was running along 84th street the other day I did a very unscientific survey of distractions among the drivers that I observed. I saw people texting, talking on cell phones, eating, […]

The Choice Is Yours

Why do you do business with a restaurant, hair dresser/barber, department store, or car dealership? Most of you know why. Maybe it is because your family likes it and you have always gone there. Maybe you got a referral or someone raved about their products or service. Whatever the case is, you go there because […]

“A Soft Pillow”

This car came into our shop a couple of days ago. It is, quite obviously, a total loss. There is very heavy damage to the front left and the left rear. I always cringe when I see a vehicle with this kind of damage. The worst is feared. The worst being personal injury or worse. […]

“TTYL”

What was the last text you sent? Many people don’t think twice about the last text message they sent. I couldn’t tell you what mine was. However, families of people that were killed in a car accident because they were distracted by texting will remember forever. People ask me all the time what our busy […]

It takes 3 seconds to buckle your seat belt. Dead is FOREVER!!

There have been 3 accidents in the past 2 weeks that I have known about that caused death or a severe injury. Some people were wearing seat belts and some were not. This really stirred up something within me. The first emotion is grief. I feel so bad for the families and individuals involved. Accidents […]

Winter is Right Around the Slippery Corner

That’s right, winter will be here before you know it. Are you ready? How about your car? Here is a list of things that would be helpful to have in your vehicle just in case you get stranded: 1. Water 2. Snacks (candy bars, protein bars, and packaged items that will keep fresh) 3. Blankets, […]

LOOKING FOR PRIOR DAMAGE ON USED CARS

It never seems to fail that you buy a used car and only then do you start to notice little things that could mean that it had been in an accident. Running a CARFAX is great but even that may not tell you all of the car’s history. Many repairs never get reported so what […]

Burning Rubber

The government, media, manufacturers and consumers in this country spend a lot of time and energy worrying about how safe our cars are. We want more air bags and sensors that show if anything is behind or to the side of our cars. We have cars that can park themselves and cars that stop or […]

Clear dry days are an accident waiting to happen!!

I would like you to close your eyes (don’t really close your eyes or you can’t read the rest of this post) and imagine yourself driving down the street. The temperature is about 75, the sun is shining bright, it hasn’t rained in weeks. You have the windows rolled down and the radio up a […]

Who cares?…. We do.

Last week I had an insurance adjuster tell me that my role here at Speidell Body Works is to write estimates and fix cars. It is not my role to care about people or be concerned about them. Well, she was right. Our role is to write estimates and fix cars. However, we could never […]

Change

I am sure that by now you all have your opinions on the new Facebook changes. I know I didn’t like it very well. It messed with what I know and that is never fun. We all have a comfort zone and when we are asked to get out of that we push back and […]

Oh DEER!!

Deer season is fast approaching. Hunters all over Nebraska are getting their gear ready. However, guns and bows are not the only things that kill deer. Deer-vehicle collisions happen daily in this part of the country. Here are a few things that are good to know about collisions involving deer: 1. Always be scanning the […]

Protect Your Headlights

Have you noticed that your headlights don’t shine as bright as they used to? Are they yellow or hazy? this is important for safety. I am sure by now you have seen commercials for products that can restore headlights to like new in one swipe of the cloth. Well, that may not be exactly true. […]

2011 Mustang unibody rail replacement

Here are some pictures of a front unibody frame rail replacement on a 2011 Mustang. Speidell Body Works can handle any repairs from minor scratches to hail damage to heavy collisions such as this one.  

What Sets Us Apart

We’re approachable… We encourage questions about the repair process and claim handling. We know that an accident is never a pleasant experience so we try our best to make the aftermath as trouble free as possible. Because insurance repairs are 90% of what we do, we are very knowledgeable on each companies claims policies. We […]

Your Best Decision After A Collision

Did you know that by law you have a choice where to have your vehicle repaired? In Nebraska an insurance company cannot force you to patronize a body shop of their choice. An insurer can suggest certain shops that are on their direct repair program but the choice is yours as to whom you have […]

Body Care Tip: Tree Sap Removal

I love pine trees but they can make a mess of your car if you park under them. Sap can be a sticky mess if you try to remove it with your finger nails or a dry cloth and water doesn’t seem to touch it. Because it is organic and not of petroleum origin a […]

New Radio Commercial- Todd Speidell: Body Shop Owner, Terrible Driver.

Did you know that Speidell Bodyworks switched both shops to use only waterborn basecoat paints? We’re doing our part to provide environmentally friendly auto body solutions. Listen all about it here!

Tour The Shop

You will rarely have to wait at Speidell Body Works, but if you do have a short wait you’ll find that our customer reception areas are clean and comfortable as well as our restrooms. While you can make an appointment for an estimate if you wish, we pride ourselves on writing your estimate when it […]

Driving=Jumping out of a plane!!!

Which one is more of a risk, driving or jumping out of a plane? Let’s take a look. When you get in a car and decide to drive somewhere you take a risk that something bad will happen. The same thing happens when you jump out of a plane. When you drive, you are hurling […]

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