I-CAR Vehicle and Technology Specific Training

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Keeping up with the ever changing details within the collision repair industry can become a difficult task. In the U.S. alone, OEMs introduce over 100 vehicle changes every year in order to keep up with rapidly advancing technologies and increasingly … Read More

GSA – Keeping America’s Fleet Running

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Dabler Auto Body is proud to have a big part in keeping America’s infrastructure running smoothly and efficiently, providing top quality service and repairs for the General Services Administration.  If you have been in an accident, and you have a … Read More

What It Means to be I-CAR Gold Certified

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New technology, new materials, and new knowledge all lead to innovation in the automotive industry.  But there is a side effect of auto manufacturers moving into new directions.  With features like advanced driving systems, lightweight vehicle materials, and advanced safety … Read More

The New 2019 BMW X7

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BMW’s newest edition in the SUV category is their largest yet.  The new BMW X7 slots above the very popular X5, and competes directly against the Benz GLS, the Cadillac Escalade, and the Land Rover Range Rover. The X7 joins … Read More

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

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When we think of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), the thought of future “self-driving” automobiles might come to mind. Actually, the truth is these systems have slowly been making their way into mainstream culture over the last few decades. Systems … Read More

Eco-Friendly Auto Body Services

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Surprisingly, the most energy intensive steps in automotive manufacturing are the coating processes.  Not only does it take a lot of energy to coat your favorite ride with the latest colors and finishes, but the process also emits a large … Read More

February’s Local Events – Salem, OR

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Are you looking for something to do in Salem, OR and the surrounding Willamette Valley area?  Well we’ve comprised a list of local events in the area to check out!   Mid-Valley Food Summit Date and Time Sat, February 3, … Read More

Article: How Car Suspension Systems Work

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Source – YourMechanic.com How Car Suspension Systems Work by Jason Unrau On the surface it appears the suspension of a car has a pretty straightforward job. If the bumps end up being less bumpy then it’s all good, right? In … Read More

Video: Airless 3D Printed Tires

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Michelin is on to something, and it might be big.  Look what they have to say about their latest tire concept: At Movin’On, Michelin is lifting the veil on what we think mobility will look like tomorrow: an airless, rechargable, … Read More

Video: Winter Driving Bloopers

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All across America, it’s getting cold.  Over the last few weeks we’ve given tips on how to drive safely, and keep your car or truck in top shape.  Now, a video that’s a little different. Driving in a winter wonderland… … Read More

Happy Carloween

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Happy Halloween everyone, trick or treat! We’ve assembled some pics or some pretty scary cars, don’t get too frightened. Boo!

Article: Safer Automotive Lighting

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When it comes to driving your car, we want to keep you safe.  There’s no safer way to drive than to be able to see everything clearly and brightly.  Nick Heeringa from TopBulb has some tips for us to share … Read More

Article: The Next Technologies in Auto Fuel

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There are many technologies that are being developed to replace the standard gasoline powered engine in cars.  Hydrogen fuel cells, electric battery packs and motors, and natural gas/propane to mention a few.  But what are the leaders in the field, … Read More

Driving Safe in a Digital World

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When you walk down the street, you can see the influence of the digital world everywhere. You can really understand when you see everyone’s heads buried in a cell phone. Don’t think that influence bleeds over into automotive use and … Read More

Article: OnStar Helping Harvey Victims

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A mother and child arrive in a boat to cross a bridge to evacuate from the rising waters of Buffalo Bayou following Harvey. Photo credit: REUTERS DETROIT — As Harvey, the hurricane turned tropical storm, lingers above southeast Texas and Louisiana, … Read More

Article: The Car Designs of the Future

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We all love to think about the possibilities in the future, but what are the trends in automotive design?  TheCoolest.com posted an article that we thought provided a deep look at what is coming in the future of automobiles. TheCoolest.com … Read More

Video: Expensive Car Fails

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With the advent of dash cams, video cameras, and the cell phone (both capturing and causing), we can take a close look at those accidents that bring us into the auto body shop for repairs. So if you’re a fan … Read More

Video: Aerodynamics in Vintage Cars?

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When one starts to travel around during the summer, you’ll notice how much fuel efficiency you get on your trips.  Well, we think about these things, and aerodynamics too!  But are today’s cars better than it’s predecessors?  Well, here’s a … Read More

Tips: Extend the Life of Your Car

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A new vehicle today is the second largest investment you will probably make in your life.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: “From 2008 to 2012, the average age of U.S. households’ vehicles increased as owners held on to … Read More

Happy Fourth from Dabler Auto Body!

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Happy Independence day from Dabler Auto Body.  We recently held our 50th Anniversary Party, so make sure you check out the photo gallery, the video, and the links to the 50th Anniversary Photo Booth Album.  We also helped sponsor the … Read More

Tips to Reduce Road Noise

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It’s summertime and getting out on the road is on everyone’s minds.  Here’s a few pointers to keep your summer calmer and quieter in your car: 1. Undercoating- Not only does undercoating help seal up the underside of your vehicle … Read More

Dabler Auto Body’s 50th Anniversary!

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Dabler Auto Body recently reached an important milestone for a small but growing business. Dabler Auto Body has been providing the Salem, OR and surrounding Willamette Valley top quality auto body services for over 50 years. With our top rated service, … Read More

Video: Top Ten Car Hacks

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Here are some very creative but effective car hacks out of everyday items.  Who knew that toothpaste could clear up those foggy front headlights?  Here’s an article from LifeHacker.com, with another video to follow, enjoy! Top 10 DIY Car Hacks … Read More

The Sun: Protect Your Car’s Finish

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It’s getting into May, and the sun is starting to show itself more and more in the Willamette Valley.  Your car’s paint finish breathes and even has pores! In the hot sun the paint’s pores expand and can absorb more dirt and moisture. … Read More

Time to Tow: Towing Safety Tips

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Towing a trailer doesn’t have to be a hassle.  If you are prepared, have the right equipment, and follow these tips you can be sure that this towing season goes safely for you.  Here’s some tips from TrailerLife.com that are … Read More

11 States with the Fastest Speed Limits

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CarInsuranceComparison.com – Source Ever find your right foot inadvertently gets heavier? Does your speed increase with a great song? Before you know it, you’re going 80 mph where the limit is 55 mph.  If you have a tendency to speed, … Read More

Orrin Hatch on PARTS Act

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Body Shop Business Staff Writers – Source U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch has reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would reduce the 14-year time period that OEMs can enforce design patents on crash parts such as bumpers, fenders and door panels against … Read More

New Technology: Tires from BioMass

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University of Minnesota researchers think they have found a way to make the production of tires and other rubber-based products more environmentally sustainable. “This research could have a major impact on the multi-billion dollar automobile tires industry” – Paul Dauenhauer, … Read More

Spring Cleaning, for your Auto

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Some car cleaning and maintenance tips for spring: Carpeting and Upholstery: Focus first on the interior carpeting and upholstery. Using a damp towel, wash down the seats. Get rid of any rock salt debris, mud or dry dirt on the … Read More

Recent Media and Photos

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Here are some images from some of our recent work at Dabler Auto Body.  We are the premier auto body, paint, paint-less dent removal, frame, and automotive restoration professionals in the Salem, Oregon area.

2017 BMW M760i

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Motor Trend recently took the new 2017 BMW M760i out for a spin to establish an understanding of the new BMW offering.  What they had to say was quite impressive: The final product is a solid and confident vehicle. It’s … Read More

10 Advanced Car Technologies by 2020

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by Karl Brauer Forbes 1. Autonomous Vehicle — Let’s just get this one out of the way. Note I didn’t say fully autonomous vehicle. Why? Because it will take more than 5 years before a car can drive anywhere, at all … Read More

Protecting Your Car’s Paint in Winter

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Winter can be a very tough time for your car’s exterior.  We’ve assembled some simple tips here to help you to protect your car in the winter driving conditions. Apply polymer wax Adding a polymer wax to your car’s paint creates … Read More

2016 Holiday Car Deals

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The end of the year and the holiday season can be a great time to look for a new car. RealCarTips.com has assembled a list of the best deals from around the different manufacturers. Vehicle Special Deal 2016 Kia Optima Lease … Read More

Top 5 Women in Automotive History

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by Ed Attanasio You probably already know the names of the world’s most famous women of all time, such as Sojourner Truth (abolitionist), Amelia Earhart (pilot), Lucille Ball (actress) and Billie Jean King (tennis), for example. In honor of Mother’s … Read More

Automated Vehicle Technology

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The next greatest leap in vehicle technology is becoming more and more mainstream every day.  It won’t be long until you see one of these in your neighborhoods, a fully automated vehicle. It was once a dream, pictured in movies … Read More

Monterey Car Week

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Every year in Monterey, California some of the most amazing, beautiful, and most expensive cars on the planet show their faces.  High end and performance cars from all over the planet assemble and engage in a multitude of  automobile events … Read More

Classic F1 Ferrari

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We came across this wonderful article by www.roadandtrack.com and thought we would share it’s awesomeness.  This 1970 Ferrari F1 car was equipped with a state of the art at the time three-liter flat-12 engine.  Here’s an excerpt from the article: … Read More

The Dabler Auto Body Story

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Serving Salem for over 49 Years! Chuck Dabler grew up in an era with a love for cars, and graduated from OTI with degrees in auto body repair and business. In 1967, he started a Volkswagen dealer shop on Lancaster … Read More

How to Choose an Auto Body Shop

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Choosing the right body shop when your vehicle has been involved in a collision is like trying to choose the right doctor for your sick child- you only want the very best! Also, because time is of the essence when … Read More

Auto Body Shop vs. Dealership

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Auto Body Shop vs. Dealership | Dabler Auto Body in Salem, OR Should you take your vehicle to a dealership or an independent auto body shop for repairs? Here are benefits offered by Dabler Auto Body located in Salem OR … Read More

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