The Benefits of Rust Repair


The biggest cause of rush on your vehicle is moisture. When moisture combines with road salt, mud, and air pollutants, the steel on your car is sure to get rusty. The problems created by rust include taking the paint off the steel, rotting steel, ruining your car’s finish, and corroding important components that keep your vehicle’s coil and springs working properly.

Bring your car to Bell & Osborn Auto Body for rustproofing or rust repairs before the metal or steel on your car corrodes or weakens. Don’t let rust impact the structure of your vehicle when our auto repair shop in St. Peters, MO, offers comprehensive rust repairs that solve all the issues brought on by rust.

When you eliminate the rust from every part of your vehicle, you not only enhance its appearance and appeal, you ensure the value of your car is not compromised. Making auto body rust repairs sooner rather than later make your car safer and give it a longer lifespan. Eliminating rust also ensures that there’s no body damage in the electrical and mechanical systems in your vehicle.

Choose an auto body shop that pays attention to details when it comes to rust repair, particularly when it’s time to match paint to the exact color of your vehicle. Bell & Osborn Auto Body serves customers throughout St. Peters and St. Louis. For more information, call (636) 278-6700.

A Brief History of Paintless Dent Removal

Paintless dent repair or removal is not as new as commonly thought. Paintless Dent Repair or PDR dates back to the car assembly plants in Germany more than 60 years ago. On the assembly lines of luxury cars, the manufacturers used steel rods and special lighting to massage away the imperfections. This method was highly secretive for many years. However it wasn’t well known in the United States until 1983, and that was when it was brought over from Argentina to the U.S. by a man named Nattalio Balderama, whose nickname was Lido.

Another completely different history of PDR states that it was started by a man named Oskar Flaig in 1960 during the “International Motor Sports Show” in New York. He worked for Mercedes and was responsible for the paint on show cars. He had to repair the cars at night after they’d been damaged by the public during the days of the show. Word has it that he used a hammer to push out a small dent so he wouldn’t need as much paint to repair. It looked as good as new.

A trio of American businessmen formed the Dent Doctor in 1986. At that time, the largest group to provide PDR was formed in Springfield, MO, when a group of men who worked at the Springfield Acura began the trade in earnest in 1990. At first the most likely career for PDR technicians was to chase storms around the country and work on the cars that got damaged by hail, door dings, small creases and more. Less radical PDR professionals were hired by auto dealers and auto body shops to offer the service at a retail location.

The Benefits of Paintless Dent Removal

Has your car been dinged by a grocery cart or another person’s car door? Noticeable dings mar the value and appearance of any car. It’s always a good idea to get the dents removed as quickly as possible by an experienced mechanic. The right auto body shop can repair the dents in your car or truck efficiently and affordably with paintless dent removal. It’s always a good feeling to drive away with the imperfections on your vehicle gone and forgotten.

One of the worst ways your car can incur dents is from a hailstorm, which are not uncommon in the St. Louis Metro area. You also may have been rear-ended by a careless driver or worst yet, just found damage to your car without knowing how it happened. Dents that mar your car’s finish can have various causes. Choosing a reputable auto body shop for paintless dent removal in St. Louis, and the nearby areas, renders your car back to its original pristine appearance.

The damage on a vehicle can be resolved quickly and flawlessly with the paintless dent repair technique. An experienced and careful technician can restore the look of your car by restructuring the dent from behind the damaged area. This technique requires no painting, and the exterior of your car stays intact. When the process is finished, the damaged area should be completely invisible.

When you are searching for paintless dent removal in St. Louis, take your car to the professionals at Bell & Osborn Auto Body for a free estimate. Visit for more information or call us at (636) 278-6700 to set up an appointment. We are based in St. Peters and serve customers throughout the St. Louis area.

What Size Hail Can Damage Your Car?

In St. Louis there were 14 reports of hail in 2017 within 10 miles of the city center. The hail storms in 2017 also included a record-breaking size report of 2 inches. Hail is extremely damaging to property, especially cars. Hail the size of a golf ball can break car glass, dent holes in the roof, and even cause engine damage. The size of the hail combined with the angle at which it hits your car is what determines the extent of the damage.

The strength of the metal on the car can prevent hail from causing major damage. A car with thinner layers of metal may suffer from more serious damage. In either case, you don’t want unattractive dent marks all over your whole car. The first place to go when you are driving a hail-damaged car is Bell and Osborn Auto Body. They specialize in hail damage auto repair in St. Louis.

Also, car shoppers beware before you buy a hail-damaged car. Chances are it could not be fixed by paintless dent repairs, which means the dents were too deep, too large, or too severe to be fixed. Before you buy the damaged vehicle—no matter how good the deal sounds—it pays to get an estimate from a reputable company that does paintless dent repair.

Visit for information on all of our services. Or, call us at (636) 278-6700 if you have any questions about your auto collision needs.

Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to our blog! Here you will find information on auto body repair news in the industry as well as interesting content on vehicles in general. We aim to write blog posts that address your interests and perhaps add a new perspective or two to your current knowledge bank. Some of the topics we may cover in the near future include:

•Questions to Ask When You Choose a Collision Shop
•What Are the Easiest Collision Damages to Repair?
•What Are the Most Difficult Collision Damages to Repair?
•Prevention Tips: From Rock Chips to Mirror Damage
•How to Clean Your Car Like a Pro

Since we have been in the auto trade for more than 40 years, we have packed in a great deal of knowledge about how to provide our customers with quality repairs that are meant to last. In fact, we are so confident about the work that we do that we ask you to bring your car in 30 days after the completed repairs and we’ll check that everything looks exactly as it should. When you want to come in you don’t need an appointment. Just bring your car into our auto body repair shop St. Peters, MO, for a free estimate. For more information, please contact us at your earliest convenience.