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Hello everyone it’s Barry from Barry’s Auto Body and Collision Repair. Today we are going to be focusing on post repair inspections: what are they, why they are important, and how they can help you to avoid bad repair jobs.  We strongly suggest that all vehicles that have been involved in a collision or have undergone repairs have a Post Repair Inspection done to ensure that the repairs were done the right way. During the inspection, a qualified third party reviews the repair work that has been conducted and the parts that were used in order to reassure the driver …

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Hello everyone it’s Barry from Barry’s Auto Body, and today we are talking about something that I am especially proud of. We have been honoring one member of our community each month as the Staten Island Community Member of the Month. We recognize business owners, philanthropists, community leaders, or politicians who work hard to facilitate positive change in our community! Marco DiDonna for his work with the Carl V. Bini Fund. Cory Schifter for his outstanding accomplishments in his business, Cory Schifter Casale Jewelers. Jacqueline Filis, the Executive Director at the YMCA Counseling Service. Michael Riley, former NYPD Lieutenant and …

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Hello everyone, this is Barry from Barry’s Auto Body and Collision repair on Staten Island. Today were going to talk about how to clean, polish and wax your car. The first step is hosing the car down. Make sure you stand close to get every nook and cranny and go over any place that dust and debris can be found. Once you are ready to use your preferred sponge product, be careful not to drop it on the ground and always give it a rinse before continuing to clean. Many small, and nearly invisible materials on the sponge can scratch …

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Hi everyone, it’s Barry from Barry’s Auto Body and today, I would like to talk about the changes coming to the Verrazano Bridge toll. Without an E-Z Pass, non-Staten Island residents will now have to pay $19 every time they drive into Staten Island. People with E-Z Pass will have to pay $12.24, and Staten Island Residents who have E-Z Pass (AND make 3 or more trips per month) will now have to pay $6.88 instead of $6.48. In comparison to other bridges in the area, the Verrazano Bridge toll is incredibly high. In fact, the Verrazano Bridge is now …

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Hi everyone, it’s Michele from Barry’s Auto Body, and I’d like to draw attention to a very serious issue on Staten Island that has affected thousands of people.  Within the last 4 years, I have lost many loved ones to drug overdose. My brother John’s passing was the most devastating thing to happen to me and my family and has changed my life forever. This year, John’s girlfriend Kristen, who became like a little sister to us, passed away as well. In between, I have lost  family and friends. I have seen the families and the feeling of emptiness after …

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Hi everyone, it’s Barry from Barry’s Auto Body and Collision Repair agin, this time to discuss an auto body conference that we attended this month. We took a trip to the 42nd annual AASP/NJ Northeast conference in the Meadowlands Exposition Center, which showcases many of the largest vendors in all walks of the automotive industry. The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers/New Jersey was founded in 1963 as the largest association of collision and mechanical repairers. Their dedication provides the resources, management, and expertise to educate beginners and help industry veterans succeed. AASP/NJ is constantly researching new technology, and working to …

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On Tuesday, February 19th, the Long Island Auto Body Repairman’s Association Inc. (L.I.A.B.R.A.) and The Auto Body Craftsman’s Guild held a course at Barry’s Auto Body Shop on Amboy Road. The night featured a 2-hour course on comprehensive estimatics, educating body shop professionals on the details of estimating in this technologically advanced era. This class was an awesome opportunity for anyone in the auto body field to get ahead of the curve; it was free for members and only $40 for non-members. Spouses and Employees of the attendees were also welcome and plenty of pizza and refreshments were available to …

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Hello everyone, it’s Barry again from Barry’s auto body and collision repair. Today we’re going to answer the question that everyone in the auto industry wants to know: “What are the fastest cars in the world?” Ready to see some jaw dropping numbers? Ladies and gentlemen, drum roll please…The Hennessey Venom F5. Hennessey Special Vehicles developed this vehicle in their Texas headquarters and first revealed the model in November of 2017. The sub 3 second 0-60 time and top speed of 301 mph or 484 km/h make the Hennessey Venom F5 the fastest car of 2019 so far. In second …

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Hi everyone, the winter season is well underway, and while this year hasn’t been particularly bad we all know how quickly the weather can change. With unexpected weather, comes car troubles. In this blog, we’d like to go over the ways that cold weather can affect your car and the best strategies to prevent them. Deflated tires are a common problem in winter months because lower temperatures create lower air pressure which causes car tires to deflate. Fixing this problem is fairly simple – just check your tires regularly throughout the winter and add air as needed. We recommend checking …

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Hello everyone it’s Barry from Barry’s Auto Body again, this time writing about the winner for our Make Staten Island Laugh contest. Make Staten Island Laugh was an effort to get people from from around the country to produce and share a funny video in order to win a $2,500 total prize. $1,250 to the winner of the contest and $1,250 to the charity of the winner’s choice. The winner of the contest was Staten Island’s own Eric D’Alessandro who won with a video of him teaching people how to do their best Staten Island accent. His acceptance and thank …

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