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The Replacement Auto Body Part Industry Blog

The Paint A Part Blog is the place to come for industry information about pre painted replacement bumpers, fenders, hoods, and more. We also provide important tips on maintaining your car paint, protecting it from the harsh environments across the country like scorching heat and sun to sub zero temperatures, blizzards, and road salt. No matter where you live, there are environmental hazards that seriously decrease the longevity of your vehicles' paint. Check our pre painted auto parts FAQs page for additional answers to your questions. Paint A Part is country's leader in paint and ship bumper, fenders, and hoods. Come see why.

  • Vehicle Spotlight: 1995-Present Nissan Maxima (Generations 4-8)

    Vehicle Spotlight: 1995-Present Nissan Maxima (Generations 4-8)

    08/31/2023

    Learn About How the Maxima Has Changed Over the Years Over the decades, the Maxima has been a premium Nissan model. When it first arrived on the market, classy interior features and a V6 engine helped set this apart from...


  • Vehicle Spotlight: Honda Odyssey (Generations 1-5)

    Vehicle Spotlight: Honda Odyssey (Generations 1-5)

    08/28/2023

    Learn About the Evolution of Honda's Minivan Honda first manufactured the Odyssey in 1994 in response to market demand for an affordable minivan. The Honda Odyssey stands out because it is more compact than other minivans on the market. While...


  • How to Remove Dents from Car Doors

    How to Remove Dents from Car Doors

    07/25/2023

    Dents in car doors are a common occurrence. They can be unsightly and even affect the resale value of your car. And let’s be honest, replacing a car door for a small dent is a pretty extreme measure. New and...


  • 1997-2017 Honda Accord Spotlight

    1997-2017 Honda Accord Spotlight

    06/26/2023

    1997-2017 Honda Accord (Generations 6-10) - Replacement Bumpers, Fenders, and More Honda is known for building reliable cards, like the Honda Accord. The Accord carried Honda’s trademark reliability, and is praised by consumers for its dependability and durability. When properly...


  • Replacement Bumpers, Fenders, and More for 1995-2019 Toyota Corolla

    Replacement Bumpers, Fenders, and More for 1995-2019 Toyota Corolla

    06/08/2023

    Pre Painted Replacement Auto Body Parts Generations 8-12 For decades, the Toyota Corolla has consistently been one of the best-selling cars in the world. Thanks to its solid fuel efficiency and safety features, the Corolla often ranks high in consumer...


  • Vehicle Spotlight: 1997-2017 Toyota Camry

    Vehicle Spotlight: 1997-2017 Toyota Camry

    05/03/2023

    Image by Johnny_px from Pixabay Learn About Ways to Maintain and Repair Your Camry The Toyota Camry is well-known for its affordability, solid fuel economy, and safety. This family-friendly midsize sedan was an instant hit when it debuted in 1982....


  • Vehicle Spotlight: The 2001-2021 Honda Civic

    Vehicle Spotlight: The 2001-2021 Honda Civic

    04/26/2023

    Image by nxvette from Pixabay The Last 20 Years of Automotive Royalty Summed Up For decades, the Honda Civic has been one of the best-selling cars nationwide. The Civic has a reputation for being reliable, even past 100,000 miles. This...


  • Winterizing Your Car Part 2: Prepare Your Car's Paint for Winter Weather

    Winterizing Your Car Part 2: Prepare Your Car's Paint for Winter Weather

    01/27/2023

    Make Sure Your Car’s Paint and Exterior is Ready for Snow and Road Salt Winter weather is temporary, but its effects on your car can be permanent. Snow and ice crystals can cut into your paint’s clear coating. Other hazards,...


  • Matching Car Paint by Paint Codes

    Matching Car Paint by Paint Codes

    10/24/2022

    Does Vehicle Paint Matching Work? Maybe you’ve been unlucky and gotten into a vehicle accident, or maybe one day you notice a ding or scratch that wasn’t there before. Regardless of how it got there, paint damage is unsightly, and...


  • Winterizing Your Car: How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

    Winterizing Your Car: How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

    10/24/2022

    Getting Your Vehicle Ready for the Perils of Freezing Temperatures and Ice Storms Winter is rough on your car mechanically and physically - maybe even mentally or emotionally but the science isn’t there to back that up… Yet! Until science...


  • Automatic Car Wash vs Hand Wash: Which is Better for your Paint?

    Automatic Car Wash vs Hand Wash: Which is Better for your Paint?

    09/26/2022

    Find Out Which Style of Car Washes Actually Damages Your Car More Than Protecting It. Washing your car is one of the many regular practices needed for vehicle upkeep. Everybody has a different way of washing their car: some like...


  • How Do Sun and Heat Affect Auto Paint?

    How Do Sun and Heat Affect Auto Paint?

    09/26/2022

    The Weather IS Your Car Paint’s worst Enemy: Fading, Cracking, Peeling, and More. You’ve probably seen the effects of sun damage on pictures, clothing, or your skin. The sun can wreck your car paint too. The same UV rays that...


  • Protect Your Car’s Paint Job with the Right Wax

    Protect Your Car’s Paint Job with the Right Wax

    09/02/2022

    The Best Car Waxes You Can Buy How do you choose a good car wax? The answer isn’t always easy; the best wax for your vehicle depends on your vehicle’s age and paint condition. A better question to ask is:...


  • How to Get Better Gas Mileage

    How to Get Better Gas Mileage

    04/01/2022

    Follow These Tips to Improve the MPG on Your Car or Truck Gas mileage: It’s on everyone’s mind. When gas prices soar, you’ll want to get the most miles per gallon possible. Do you know how to get better gas...


  • Cars with Factory Paint Problems

    Cars with Factory Paint Problems

    12/29/2021

    Wrangler, Civic, Escape, Silverado, Focus, Golf, Mini Cooper, and the MX5 Are Just a Few Cars Known For Factory Paint Issues Automotive paint has improved by leaps and bounds over the years. Clear coats and finishes tolerate harsh UV light,...


  • Can Sap Damage Your Paint?

    Can Sap Damage Your Paint?

    11/24/2021

    Yes, it Can! The Best Ways to Remove Sap If you’ve ever encountered sap in the wild, you probably know how incredibly sticky it is. Tree sap can end up on your car in various ways. If you park under...


  • How to Attach Your Pre-Painted Replacement Bumper

    How to Attach Your Pre-Painted Replacement Bumper

    11/12/2021

    Save Money with Pre Painted Autobody Parts Shipped to Your Door Damaged Bumpers Can Be Unavoidable Rear-end collisions are one of the most common accidents. They are usually caused by distracted drivers or people who can't park or reverse in...


  • The Effect of Winter Weather On Your Paintjob

    The Effect of Winter Weather On Your Paintjob

    10/27/2021

    What damage can be caused to your car in the cold winter months? Bitter cold can cause brittleness for plastics, clear coats, and paint. Chemical road treatments can cause premature rusting along with paint damage. What can be done to...


  • Vehicles in the Most Fender Benders Per Year

    Vehicles in the Most Fender Benders Per Year

    07/26/2021

        Replacement Bumpers, Fenders, and Hoods Have you ever wondered if certain vehicles more than others are prone to being in accidents? If you have, you'd be 100% right. Certain vehicles get into more accidents than others, and the...


  • The Disposable Nature of Auto Body Parts Today

    The Disposable Nature of Auto Body Parts Today

    06/24/2021

    It's Cheaper to Replace Damaged Bumpers and Fenders Than Repair Them More and more products these days are designed to be disposable rather than fixable. Car parts are no exception to this, especially now that more modern cars are made...


  • What Causes Car Paint to Fade?

    What Causes Car Paint to Fade?

    06/23/2021

    How Can We Protect It?: Tips, Tricks, and Suggestions   There's nothing quite like that right off the lot glossy sheen of a new car with a new paint job. Even a well-maintained, garaged used vehicle can have that amazing...


  • Top Selling Cars in the US and Why

    Top Selling Cars in the US and Why

    03/24/2021

    For the last 20 years of auto sales in the United States, there have been some pretty clear winners. The Ford F-Series trucks and the Toyota Camry have led sales year after year. Other cars and trucks have consistently been...


  • What Does Factory Matched Auto Paint Mean for Pre-Painted Auto Parts?

    What Does Factory Matched Auto Paint Mean for Pre-Painted Auto Parts?

    02/22/2021

    Learn What Factory Matched Means and What We Do. If you get into an accident, or even if you get a small scratch or ding in your car, you are now likely in the position where you need to match...


  • Dry paint vs Cured Paint Auto Body Paint

    Dry paint vs Cured Paint Auto Body Paint

    01/05/2021

    An Important Distinction We receive a lot of questions about whether our paint is cured when the pre painted auto body part is shipped. Our process for painting auto body panels is identical to that of most body shops you...


  • Aftercare for Fresh Painted Auto Body Parts

    Aftercare for Fresh Painted Auto Body Parts

    11/24/2020

    If your entire car has just been repainted, or you ordered pre painted auto body parts, you might be wondering if you should take any precautions with the fresh new paint job. As you probably suspect, your new paint job...


  • Ordering Pre-Painted Autobody Parts Versus Using a Paint Shop

    Ordering Pre-Painted Autobody Parts Versus Using a Paint Shop

    10/26/2020

    When it’s time to paint your vehicle—or a portion of it—it’s natural to want two things: factory-matched paint and services that are provided at a reasonable price. The question is, what’s the best way to make both of these things...

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