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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

Wednesday, 9 March, 2016
Hyundai steering wheel

The 5 Cheapest Car Makes to Maintain

When you’re buying a car, you may only be thinking about how much it costs to take your new car home. But do you ever consider how much it’s going to cost you to maintain your new purchase? It’s definitely something you should consider when you’re shopping around.

So what makes a new car cheap to maintain? First, if it has a low frequency of repairs that need to be done. Second, if it is covered under a warranty. Third, if it comes equipped with a maintenance program that includes a variety of free services such as air cabin filter replacement, tire rotation, and a loaner car. These three things factor in significantly to lower maintenance costs for you.

Here’s our list of the 5 cheapest car makes and models to maintain over the first 5 years of ownership.

Hyundai

Having a multitude of industry-leading warranties covering their cars definitely helps us put Hyundai at the top of our cheapest car makes to maintain list.

Hyundai offers a variety of sedans, hybrids, crossovers, and SUVs all worthy of praise, especially when it comes to value and maintenance costs.

  • Sedans

Accent, Azera, Elantra, Equus, Sonata, Genesis

  • Hybrid & Plug-In

Sonata Hybrid, Sonata Plug-In Hybrid

  • Coupe

Veloster

  • Hatchback

Elantra GT

  • Crossovers & SUVs

Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport, Tucson

Toyota

There’s a reason it’s one of the most sold cars in the world! A tried-and-true brand, Toyota always delivers when it comes to reliability and low maintenance costs. Toyota’s subcompact, compact, midsize sedan, and large car models all claim top spots in the Least Expensive Ownership Costs Overall category from Consumer Reports.

  • Subcompact

Prius C Two

  • Compact

Prius Four

  • Midsize Sedan

Camry Hybrid XLE

  • Large

Avalon Hybrid Limited

Notice that all the cars on Toyota’s list are hybrids. There’s a reason for that! Hybrids typically have much lower maintenance costs than standard gasoline-powered cars since the engine is only used part of the time when driving.

Acura

When it comes to maintaining a luxury brand, Acura comes in cheapest. Kelly Blue Book gave them top honors in their 2016 5-Year Cost to Own Awards.

Acura owners love the features and fuel efficiency offered and the resale values are excellent. If you’re in the market for a luxury sedan, hybrid, crossover, or SUV, and want lows costs of maintenance Acura is a good option.

Buick

Another great choice for a luxury brand is the Buick Verano (sedan) or Buick Enclave (large SUV). Both offer great value over the first five years of ownership and both offer premium options like leather trim, etc.

If you’re looking for a quiet, smooth ride without compromising on maintenance costs, these two vehicles are a great choice.

Lexus

Our last pick for a car with low maintenance costs is Lexus. They offer the upscale CT 200h Premium and the ES300h hybrid sedans. Both models boast very high fuel efficiency in sporty packaging. Lexus also has great warranties on their vehicles.

Now that you have our list of the 5 cheapest car makes to maintain and this full list of Best and Worst New Cars from Consumer Reports, you’ll be able to make an educated, forward-thinking decision on which vehicle you’ll purchase next. Happy shopping!