Auto Body Businesses Busy Following Long Winter

The mixed bag of winter weather we've been experiencing this "spring" has left vehicles slipping and sliding all over the roads and has even resulted in some accidents. A common occurrence this year that has business at local auto body shops hopping.

The current wait time at Yach's Auto Body in Wausau is, believe it or not, only a week to a week and a half, but President Henry Yach III says this has been their busiest winter yet.

From fender benders to roofs collapsing on cars, Yach's Auto Body has seen it all this season as the record breaking cold ushered in a whole new set of auto body problems.

"A lot of vehicles now have plastic parts and so in the warm temperatures they'll flex, but in the cold they'll shatter," Yach explained.

Yach says they've seen an increase in the number of people bringing in their cars for light damage. A trend he attributes to the fact people were heeding warnings and traveling at slower speeds.

Another common story Yach says he's been hearing from customers is about those bigger than life snowbanks. He says since the snowbanks are so dense from all the melting and re-freezing, when cars hit them it's almost like hitting a concrete wall.

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