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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

Friday, 15 April, 2016
two people driving car

5 Ways to Help Your New Teen Driver Stay Safe

Simply because of inexperience and immaturity, teen drivers get in more accidents than all other age groups. It’s an exciting time for your teenager, and with some help they can gain the know-how and good habits to prepare them for a lifetime of safe driving.

Here are 5 tips to help your teen driver stay safe on the road during these formative years.

  1. Limit cell phone use on the road

Teens love their phones, but you need to set zero tolerance for cell phone use while driving. Have them turn their phone off completely before getting behind the wheel (or take it away completely). You can also get them to put it away in the glovebox so it’s out of sight and out of mind.

Cell phone use while driving, even hands-free use, is incredibly distracting and dangerous. It’s also against the law in more and more states, with some places having increased penalties for cell phone use by teen drivers.

  1. Help your teen driver practice in different driving conditions

Gaining a certain level of driving experience is a necessary step for your teen, and this includes practicing in different driving conditions. Don’t be hesitant to let them gain experience in snowy, rainy, or night-time conditions. Just be there with them as they practice driving in many different situations, so you can give pointers and ensure that they’re not distracted.

  1. Teach your teen to drive defensively

Safe driving is defensive driving. Defensive driving is all about being focused and prepared to react accordingly to any challenging driving conditions. It means scanning for road hazards and entering intersections with caution. Other defensive driving tips include:

  • Don’t assume other drivers are paying attention
  • Maintain a safe following distance (3-4 seconds between your car and the car in front of you)
  • Be aware of surroundings, especially the “blind spot,” and check twice before changing lanes
  • Always have an “escape route” – avoid being blocked in by other cars or barriers on the road
  • Eliminate distractions
  1. No passengers at first

We all know that teenagers can be rowdy in groups – it will be incredibly distracting for your teen driver to have passengers, especially other teenagers, while they’re learning to drive. Don’t let your teen drive friends around, at least for the first 6 months. It will help them focus as they gain driving experience.

  1. Be a good example

One of the best things you can do for your teen driver is to set a good example with your own driving habits. Eliminate distractions from your own driving routine. Put your cell phone away, don’t eat while driving, and don’t speed. Practice your own defensive driving techniques. Your teen driver will learn many of these safe driving habits through osmosis simply by observing you. But if they witness you driving recklessly, they’ll be more likely to think it’s OK for them to do the same.

We’ve all been there

Gaining the experience and wisdom necessary for safe driving will take time and practice. With a little help and encouragement, your teen driver will hopefully develop safe habits sooner rather than later. And remember: you were once a teen driver yourself. We’ve all been there!