DENVER — Whether it’s distracted driving or just not taking it slow enough, snow and ice keep drivers on edge, and auto body repair shops, in business.
Denver Auto Body & Paint on Colfax sees about 150 cars each month. Manager Jerime Monroe said there’s certainly an uptick during winter storms and the damage they do see, is more significant.
“Suspension damage,” Monroe said. “The most common damage we see is people trying to take a corner and they hit it.”
That kind of damage, he said, can cost a couple thousand dollars to repair. Monroe said it’s all makes and models. Four-wheel drive doesn’t mean full protection.
“I would say generally, the four-wheel drive vehicles tend to have more front end damage,” Monroe said.
Mike Aleman travels a lot for work. He said conditions, like Tuesday, make his job more difficult.