Understanding Auto Body Materials: Steel vs. Aluminum Repairs

Modern vehicles primarily come in two main body materials: steel and aluminum. Each has its unique characteristics, which significantly impact repair techniques, costs, and benefits. In this article, we’ll delve into the key differences between repairing vehicles with steel and aluminum bodies to help you make an informed decision. Repair Techniques Repairing Steel Bodies: Steel…

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The Importance of Choosing a Qualified Collision Repair Shop

When it comes to vehicle collisions, the aftermath can be a daunting experience. After ensuring everyone’s safety, the next crucial step is choosing a qualified collision repair shop. The choice you make can significantly impact your vehicle’s safety, appearance, and value. In this blog post, we’ll explore why it’s of utmost importance to select a…

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Remembering the True Meaning of Memorial Day: Honoring Our Heroes

Memorial Day, beyond being a long weekend and a gateway to summer, holds immense significance in American history. As we fire up our grills and embark on fun-filled adventures, it is vital to remember the true purpose of this holiday—to honor and remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service…

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The Power of Supporting Small Businesses: Happy Small Business Week!

In today’s fast-paced world, small businesses often face numerous challenges when competing against larger corporations. However, supporting small businesses is crucial for fostering local economies and maintaining a diverse marketplace. As a collision repair shop dedicated to serving our community, we understand the value that small businesses bring to our industry and the wider economy.…

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What You Need to Know About Wheel Alignment After a Collision

When performing a wheel alignment on a vehicle that has been in a collision is much more involved than a maintenance wheel alignment. Wheel alignments after a collision are vital to reduce the chances of future accidents, improve your vehicle’s handling and traction, and to verify that the repairs were completed properly. During a collision…

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There’s Still Plenty of Winter

The daylight is coming back, and we are seeing less deer strike now that rutting season is over. While some of us are ready for the warm weather and sunshine, mother nature may have other plans. We have seen a couple flakes throughout the holidays but nothing worthy of a plow or shovel. As we…

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We Wish You a Happy and Healthy New Year!

This time of year is full of fun and celebrating, but it is also a time for reflection on the year that has passed. As we look back on 2022, we are so grateful for another successful year here at the shop. We are so lucky to be apart of such a supportive community like…

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Feeling Grateful this Thanksgiving

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season here in Cecil County! As usual the department stores are a few holidays ahead of us, but the shelves are stocked with all the best holiday décor and goodies. As we prepare our homes for an influx of family and our bodies for an overload…

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Thank You Cecil Whig Readers!

We are so excited to announce that Purnell Body Shop has once again been voted the Best Auto Body Shop in the Cecil County area thanks to the readers of Cecil Whig! We are beyond grateful and humbled to be recognized by our customers and fellow businesses in Elkton, North East, Rising Sun, and all…

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The Whitetails are on the Move!

It’s that time of year again, when we are seeing more and more deer on the move. We know that in this area it is not a shock to see deer no matter the season, but what makes this time of year different is the frequent movement of the whitetails. As the colder days creep…

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