Fort Wayne's Favorite Body Shop

Hey!  Where do you take your car when the unthinkable happens.....Accident!?  Chances are that you said 14/69 Auto Body because once again we've achieved the Fort Wayne Newspapers Readers' Choice Award for being the #1 Body Shop in the Fort Wayne area.

Save A Life

14/69 Auto Body is once again sponsoring the annual Tire Rack Street Survival program for teens, and in preparation, I had the pleasure of sitting down with long time racer, SCAA member and supporter/organizer of the Street Survival program, Larry Dent.  At 82 years old, his heart is still in the game… oh, I mean, on the track.  Along with Val McHammond, they organize the local Tire Rack Street Surviv

Hello Opportunity!

Do you like to troubleshoot and get down and dirty with cars? Then you might consider a career as an auto tech. According to U.S. News & World Report, automotive service technicians and mechanics held 701,100 jobs in 2012. There will be more demand going forward. Between 2012 and 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment in the industry will expand 8.6 percent. Why?

More car hacks---that actually work!

Our last post about car hacks was popular, so we thought we’d bring you part two! Below you will find seven more car hacks that actually work. Some will save you time, while others can save your car!
1. Is it takeout night? Use your seat warmer to keep your pizza hot in transit.
2. If clutter drives you bonkers, consider purchasing a mini trashcan or plastic cereal container to discard waste.

Try these tips to sell your car

Is it time to put your car on the market? The spring is popular time for people to make such a purchase, as the weather improves. When selling your car privately, you’ll want to do everything to make it look top shelf. Use these guidelines:
• Research pricing. Numerous factors (like model, condition, mileage and geography) can influence a car’s worth.  It’s important to have realistic expectations about how much you can get for it.

How to avoid the pitfalls of potholes

It might not feel like it, but spring is just around the corner. Yay warmer temperatures! Unfortunately there is a downside to more pleasant conditions: potholes!
Why now? It’s because roads freeze and thaw, causing erosion of the dirt beneath the pavement.  This weakens the asphalt in the process. Then the pressure from vehicles causes the road to crumble. Eventually, the street deteriorates further and develops into the crater we know as potholes.

Follow these holiday driving safety tips

Holiday get-togethers can mean more time spent behind the wheel.  While this is a joyous occasion, more time on the road can mean higher rates of accidents, especially when you add nasty weather to the mix.

The good news is that drivers can protect themselves and their passengers by exercising precautions. Here are a few tips to drive smart this time of year: