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

Get Ready to Empty Your Wallet - It's Almost Back to School Time

WOW! The average cost of school supplies like pencils, paper, notebooks and folders is over $100 this year.  And that is just for K-12 kids.  When factoring in clothing, shoes, electronics, and all the other goodies our kids need, the average cost skyrockets to an estimated $635. 

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?

These 6 Car Hacks Will Amaze You

It is estimated that we spend about 7 percent of our lives driving. That’s a considerable amount of time! If you’re going to be in your car so much, you might as well learn to get the most out of it. Here are five hacks that can make driving and owning it a bit more enjoyable.
 

Get smart about auto insurance claims

Maybe it was your unlucky day and someone rear-ended you. Or maybe you didn’t see that car behind you when you were backing up at the grocery store. In either case, you probably have a lot of thoughts going through your head.

How to Baby Your Car After a Paint Job

If you’ve taken the time and spent the money to have your car’s exterior refinished, the last thing you want is to do something to compromise the job. Here’s what you need to know to keep the paint looking fresh for as long as possible:

Your rights in choosing a Fort Wayne body shop

If you’ve ever had to file a claim with an insurance company, you might have felt undue pressure to use a specific repair shop. This practice is called steering, and is illegal. It is fairly common for insurance companies to use verbal techniques to scare customers into thinking they won't receive payment for their claim or that it will cost more if they choose a different shop.

How to talk to your teen about texting and driving

Texting while driving is a problem that doesn’t seem to be going away soon.  And the numbers seem to point to an unsettling reality. Thirty four percent of American teens ages 16-17 have admitted to texting while driving.

Give your child a "hands on" driving experience

If you’re the parent of a new or soon-to-be driver, you likely have some anxiety. These feelings are understandable, but instead of just worrying, why not take action? Peace of mind is priceless. Here’s an idea: Send your teen to the Tire Rack Street Survival Sept. 14 at the Magnavox Corporate Center, 1700 Magnavox Way in Fort Wayne.