Restoration Testimonial

"I had a 1967 Morgan Plus 4 that was in need of a new paint job. The paint that was on the car was popping, chipping and was in all round bad shape. I went to a body shop I had used for collision repair and they told me they do not repaint old cars. I asked a large body shop in Greensboro for a price to repaint it and they told me a staggering number, twice what I ended up paying at Maverick Auto Body. I happened to search online for places to paint classic cars and Maverick popped up so I went by there on my way home. I pulled in, showed Gary the car and got a price. I dropped it off the next day to start. It was quite an intensive job and took 3.5 weeks. I wanted to jump in and assist in the tear down and they were more than accommodating in allowing me to. I'm very happy with the results. I took pictures from start to finish and I will provide them to Maverick so they can show their great work. Getting a classic car painted is difficult, so many thanks to them for their hard work and willingness to work on this project." View Before & After Photos

Ways to Get Better Gas Mileage

What driver doesn’t want better gas mileage? Maximizing your fuel efficiency will not only save you money, it is better for your vehicle and the environment! With some proper maintenance and simple tips, Maverick Auto Body will show you how to make fewer trips to the pump, which will be better for your car and wallet.

  • Tires – The right tires for your driving conditions are important. For the best gas mileage choose low rolling resistance tires. These are designed to maximize fuel efficiency and performance by increasing the tire’s grip on the road.
  • Tire Inflation- Proper tire inflation for driving conditions will promote an efficient and smoother ride. Tire inflation should be watched more in temperature extremes, and should be checked only when the tires are cool and have not been driven on recently.
  • Wheel Balance- If your wheels aren’t balanced, they can wear unevenly, preventing full contact with the road, diminishing fuel efficiency. For the best gas mileage, have your wheels balanced with every rotation.
  • Proper Alignment – A vehicle with proper alignment will have less pull due to tires not working together with the driveline, and should use less gas. Proper alignment can also help save your tires, and decrease engine drag by creating less resistance, boosting your vehicle’s performance.
  • Oil changes – Proper and frequent oil changes can be one of the best ways to maximize your gas mileage. Your vehicle will run smoother and cleaner, using less fuel. Make sure you are checking with your owner’s manual for exact specifications and using the recommended oil weight.
  • Air filter – Air filters can be visually checked and changed when dirty, or checked with every oil change. If you live in an area with smog or pollution, or drive on dusty roads or through frequent road construction, you may need to check and change your air filter more often. Without clean, cool air mixing with the fuel to create combustion, your vehicle consumes more gas, and therefore lowers your vehicle’s efficiency.
  • Maintenance – Maintaining you vehicle will improve its overall health, with the added bonus of better gas mileage. Regular tune-ups will replace spark plugs, checks for leaks in hoses, and tighten any belts. On your own, you can maintain your fuel filter, fuel pump, and gas cap, and watch for leaks or cracks. This is not only a fuel waster, but can be a safety hazard.
  • Driving Habits- Stop and go traffic for city dwellers happens, which will lower your fuel efficiency. But many driving habits that can suck up extra fuel can be avoided- like jackrabbit starts, hitting the gas pedal as soon as a light turns green, rather than easing into it. Excessive speeds and freeway driving can also lower gas mileage due to the constant acceleration.
  • Air Conditioning- It’s not a myth that driving with the air conditioner on can reduce gas mileage significantly. In the hotter months, it is nearly unavoidable. But, when possible, driving with the windows down or taking shorter trips will help you and your gas last longer.Gas Mileage