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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

Thursday, 7 June, 2018
electric car

Are Electric Cars Safe?

Electric vehicles are more popular than ever. From new startups like Tesla and Faraday Future to established car-makers like Ford and Mercedes, all sorts of companies are producing electric vehicles at never before seen levels. These vehicles are quieter, more environmentally friendly, and often faster than their traditional combustion engine counterparts. But are they as safe? The answer is complicated, and there are a few things to consider.

Electric vehicles are required to have virtually all the same safety features as a combustion engine vehicle. This includes blinkers, brake lights, mirrors, and safety belts. They are also required to comply with the same safety regulations and pass the same stringent testing. In fact, there are really only two ways in which electric vehicles differ from combustion engine vehicles in terms of safety: Engine safety, and pedestrian safety.

Electric Engine vs Combustion Engine

Electric engines do not use gasoline the same way that combustion engines do, instead they store power in lithium-ion batteries. In the early days of electric vehicles, these batteries would sometimes spontaneously burst into flames. This was, of course, a significant safety hazard. However, these batteries have come along way since those early days. Today, lithium-ion batteries are for the most part safe, but when struck they can burst into flame. However, this is not very different from combustion engines, as gasoline is also prone to burst into flames.

Pedestrian Safety

One of the major benefits of an electric vehicle is how silent the engine is. Without the rumble and roar of a constant low-level explosion under your hood, electric vehicles produce a quieter and calmer ride. However, this does come with a downside: Electric vehicles are also silent to pedestrians. Drivers of electric vehicles should exercise extra caution in pedestrian areas and around home if they have children.

All-in-all, there is not a significant difference in safety between electric vehicles and traditional combustion engine vehicles. If you do get in an accident, Cascade Collision is happy to help whether your vehicle has a combustion engine or an electric one. Contact us or get a free quote today.