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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

Friday, 28 February, 2014

When should I change the air filter in my car?

Your car needs clean air just like you do. Pollen, dust, and dirt will run your engine 19006066_Sdown. That’s why it is important to check your vehicle’s air filter. It is one of the simplest maintenance tasks to perform.

Internal combustion engines need air to work. Gasoline and diesel won’t burn without oxygen to provide that explosive force that powers the engine. And for your engine to run at peak performance, that air needs to be as clean as possible. That’s where the air filter comes in. The air outside is full of dirt and dust. All of that stuff can foul up your engine if it gets sucked inside. The air filter is made of a porous, paper-like material that is folded like an accordion. The filter is what catches and prevents dirt and other gunk from getting into the engine while letting the clean air pass through.

Knowing when to replace the air filter in your car is important if you want your vehicle to perform at its best. While there aren’t any hard, fast rules regarding when to replace your air filter, a good rule of thumb is every 10,000 to 12,000 miles or once every 12 months.

You should be able to tell whether it needs replacing just by looking at it. To find your air filter, open the hood and locate the filter box. It’s the black plastic box that is usually situated on top of or to the side of the engine. Loosen the clamps or clips and undo all of the screws holding the air filter cover. Pull the cover out of the air conduit and lift so it comes off the lower housing.  Take out the old air filter. Now look inside the folds of the air filter. If it is full of gunk and dirt, then it is time to replace the filter. Most filters are pretty cheap — around $10 to $13. To put in a new one, simply insert it back into the housing in the filter box. Make sure it is snug. Close the top of the box and snap the clips back into place and you’re done.

Making sure your vehicle has a clean air filter will make your car run more efficiently. A dirty air filter doesn’t allow air to get through to the engine and less air coming in means that you use more gas. Regularly changing your air filter will save you money at the gas pump and prolong the life of your engine by keeping out dirt and particles that can cause wear and tear.