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All of us here at Cascade Collision Repair want you to know we care deeply for the well-being of our customers and employees. In an effort to minimize the possible spread of COVID-19,we are taking the following measures:

  1. Office employees wear face masks and production employees wear their respirators or face masks.
  2. Disinfect high touch areas in every stage as well as clean the interior and exterior of the vehicle prior to delivery.
  3. Keys are disinfected when received and prior to delivery, gloves are worn, and hands are washed frequently when handling keys.
  4. Practice social distancing by meeting customers outside for drop off and delivery. (Walk-in estimates are still offered those who prefer to do business in person.) If you do not want to come inside, please call our office upon arrival. Lehi-(801)919-8597, Provo-(801)396-8303, Orem-(801)406-8469, Park City-(435)214-1834
  5. Encourage customers who call in for estimates to submit photos online through our website www.cascadecollision.com/quote. We can also text or email a link for customers to enter their contact information and submit photos. Estimates will be written within one business day, at the latest.
  6. Payments can be made over the phone or through an email link and insurance checks can be collected outside prior to delivery if preferred.
  7. Communication with customers is handled by phone, text, or email. Customers who wish to have in person conversations are always welcome inside.
  8. Pick-up and delivery options are available for those who want their car repaired but don’t want to leave their homes.
  9. Require employees to go home if they don’t feel well, even if symptoms are unrelated to the Coronavirus.
  10. Providing all employees the option to work from home whose positions allow them to do so.

We understand the seriousness of this virus and are trying as best we know how to do our part in helping our customers, employees, and vendors remain safe and healthy. As a small business, we hope you will keep your appointment. We would love the opportunity to do everything we can to make the repair process as seamless and convenient for you as possible.


Sincerely,

Cascade Collision Repair

Monday, 12 September, 2016

The 10 Most Expensive Car Repairs

As Americans, we love to drive on our miles and miles of open road. It’s no secret that we have a love affair with our vehicles. But this also comes with the responsibility of ensuring our cars are properly serviced and maintained. Not doing so can lead to some costly repairs. Below are some of the most expensive ones you could face.

Timing Belt $300
Belts are always going to wear out; it’s an unavoidable fact. Letting worn belts go for too long can lead to even greater problems, but replacing one in a timely manner will most likely still run you about $300.

Air Conditioner Compressor $500
Comfort is one thing most drivers look for and air conditioning is a large contributor to that. Failing air conditioner compressors can be a common problem in older cars and often times a recharge won’t do the trick. If your compressor breaks down, you can expect to pay about $500 to get it going again.

Brake Lines $1,000
No one likes the sound (or feel) of grinding brakes, which is why proper maintenance is essential. Most brake problems are caused by pads or rotors which are relatively inexpensive fixes, but if you have a broken line, you’ll be looking at about $1,000 in repairs.

Blown Gasket $2,000
If you like to run your car for speed, you’re probably familiar with a blown gasket. If too much heat and pressure builds up inside the engine, the result can be a blown gasket which means your engine coolant will start leaking out. Expect a $2,000 bill if you have this problem.

Fuel Pump $2,000
Your fuel pump supplies fuel to the injector and can sometimes be compromised by foreign entities in the gasoline. These include water, metal shavings, and just plain poor quality oil. Fuel pump repairs will run you about $2,000.

Engine Control Unit $3,000
The ECU is basically the brain of your car and controls all the electronics and messages that come from sensors throughout the vehicle. Generally, a failure results in the loss of all vehicle functions and a full replacement is in the area of $3,000.

Suspension $3,500
Your suspension consists of shocks and struts and various other mechanisms that are often taken for granted, but are the sole reason you get such a smooth ride from your vehicle. A broken part here and there isn’t too big of a deal in terms of expense, but a full suspension replacement can soar to upwards of $3,500.

Airbags $4,000
Safety is a high priority for any driver. Airbags have made our tours on the open road a much safer journey, but if one of your airbags deploys for any reason, the costs can be staggering. Damage from a deployed airbag can really add to the costs of repairs and could have you looking at owing $4,000 or more.

Transmission $5,000
The transmission is a very complex system or gearbox that controls the power an engine puts out to the driveshaft. A major breakdown could cost upwards of $5,000
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Seized Engine $10,000
A seized engine is considered “major damage.” This occurs when the heat generated from moving cylinders isn’t controlled and the metal actually fuses together. Repairs require removal of the engine and possible total replacement. If you don’t throw the car away and start anew, you’ll be looking at costs reaching $10,000.

Happy Driving
The good news is that all of these car repairs can be delayed or avoided altogether with proper driving habits and a good mechanic to ensure your car is serviced and maintained properly and in a timely manner. Good habits and regular auto “check-ups” can save you a lot of time, money, and stress.