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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

Tuesday, 26 January, 2016
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What Are the Best Basic Auto Repair Tools to Have in Your Garage

Whether your garage contains a ’57 Chevy or a brand-new SUV, one of the best ways to spend your time is under the hood with some of your favorite tools. Whether it’s a simple job like changing the oil or a more complex task of trying to figure out why the “check engine” light is on, having the right tools to work with can make any job easier. To make sure you have what you need to tackle any auto problem that comes along, here are some essential repair tools you need to have in your garage.

Drop Light

In order to fix a problem, you’ve got to be able to see it. That’s why the garages of serious home mechanics have a drop light as part of their tool arsenal, helping them shed light into the deepest, darkest crevices of an engine. Unlike older drop lights that used incandescent bulbs, today’s drop lights are equipped with bright, long-lasting fluorescent bulbs.

Socket Set

To fix any engine properly, it takes a professional-quality set of ratchets, wrenches, and sockets. For most home mechanics, the set of choice is a 220-piece set that contains both metric and standard sizes. Most sets also contain a large assortment of screwdrivers and driver bits, making sure there’s no task that can’t be completed.

Hydraulic Jack

When it comes time to take a look underneath your car, having a 3-ton hydraulic jack is exactly what’s needed to get the job done. Most of today’s hydraulic jacks have a lift range between 4-18 inches and are made with rear swivel wheels, making it much easier to move the jack into position. The jack can be particularly useful when checking for corrosion damage on the car’s undercarriage, which can be very common in states like Utah where salt is used to melt snow that accumulates on the streets. If any damage is found, it’s best to contact an auto body repair shop that can seal the underside of the vehicle, making it resistant to any future corrosion.

Code Reader

With today’s cars being more computerized than ever, it’s important for any serious home auto mechanic to have a code reader alongside their ratchets and wrenches. By having a code reader, most problems that occur when a “check engine” light or other warning light comes on can be quickly diagnosed. Relatively easy to use, the device can usually be plugged into the vehicle’s on-board diagnostic port, which in most cases is located underneath the dash near the steering column.

Brake Bleeding Kit

No matter the vehicle, at some point the brakes will wear out and start to squeak and grind. When this happens, the brake lines can develop air pockets and will need to be bled to get the air out. In most cases this is a two-person job, but if your garage has a brake bleeding kit, it becomes a relatively simple one-person operation.

By having these and other tools in your garage, it’s possible to fix almost any problem that may develop with your vehicle. Whether it’s something as simple as changing the oil and other fluids or rebuilding an engine, these tools can guarantee that your classic ’57 Chevy or brand-new SUV will run like clockwork.