Click here for a message on COVID-19 prevention measures

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, 21 January, 2015

What’s in a car name? How 6 popular models got their monikers

Front View of a 3D Rendered Willys Jeep on a White BackgroundJeep, Camry, BMW i5: Instantly recognizable car names we all know. But how did they get those names?

One fun example is the revolutionary four-wheel-drive Jeep. A bonafide World War II hero for Allied troops, the official name was actually Willys MB. Among the ranks, it was commonly known as a General Purpose vehicle, or GP. As people used the term, GP was shortened from two syllables to one, creating a sound like “jeep”. The name “Jeep” become official when it was trademarked in 1950.

Sometimes car companies clash over names. In 2011, Ferrari launched a Formula One car and called it the F150 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. Perhaps not surprisingly, Ford had a problem with this. They threatened Ferrari with a lawsuit, saying the name was too close to their best-selling F-150 truck line. Ferrari backed down, renaming their car the 150°, though it’s hard to fathom someone mixing up a race car and a pickup.

Toyota often uses combinations of Japanese and English when coming up with their car names. “Camry” is actually a variation of the Japanese word for crown, and  ”Celica” is a mashup of Japanese and English terms for “sleek”. And ”Corolla”? The petals of a flower in English, and phonetic variation of “crown” in Japanese.

Why does almost every BMW name contain an “i”? A bit like the Apple “i”, it’s evolved over time. It started out meaning “international” and by the late 1970s was used to designate cars with fuel-injected engines. Now it has simply become tradition, but the “i” signifies nothing in particular.