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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, 6 March, 2014

Should I get my radiator flushed?

Car Radiator on a white backgroundThe radiator is an important component of your vehicle and should not be neglected when it comes to routine maintenance. All those moving parts in your engine generate a lot of heat. Motor oil helps provide some lubrication, but isn’t enough to overcome the wear and tear on your engine from the heat generated when driving. This is where the radiator comes into play as it pumps coolant through the engine block to absorb some of that excess heat. So it’s a good idea to make sure your vehicle’s coolant system is in good working order.

Most owner’s manuals suggest getting your radiator flushed annually. Today’s engines have a lot of aluminum components including the radiator. Aluminum needs a lot of corrosion protection. In general, your engine’s coolant is used up in about two years. Flushing your radiator can be done by a mechanic and should cost about $35 to $50.

Why get your radiator flushed? Here are four benefits:

  1. Removes rust and deposits. These build up over time in your radiator and can cause overheating and damage. A flush helps remove these contaminants and fills it with new antifreeze that is more effective.
  2. Removes contaminants. A flush completely drains the system. The old antifreeze is removed along with any contaminants. Coolant looses its anti-corrosive properties over time which can led to build ups of particles.
  3. Protects against rust. Today’s anti-freeze formulations have additives that help prevent rust.
  4. Allows mechanic to inspect cooling system. They will check the pressure to make sure there are no leaks.