Hi there and thanks for tuning in to PMS (Pass Me the Star [Screwdriver]). This week I’m excited to talk about Spring…specifically Spring Cleaning.
This is usually something that I grumble about doing – but do love the end result. It can take a lot of time and work to clean up an apartment, house or yard. What if I told you that it didn’t have to take as long to clean up the winter knicks and scratches on your car – or even better – that you didn’t have to do it?
Spring cleaning applies to your vehicle, too. Winter can be tough on our cars and spring is the perfect time to spruce them up to avoid more potential damage (like rust!) throughout the spring and summer. Colorworks Express Autobody Centers are the go-to local business for your spring time spruce up for your vehicle. Check out a location near you today and call or email for a free estimate. Not only will your home and yard be looking fresh and ready for the season, but so will your vehicle.
Catch you next time and thanks for tuning in!
Hi again and thanks for tuning in to PMS! (Pass Me the Star [Screwdriver]!). Spring is beginning to peep out (or has already sprung depending on where you are) and with the refreshing weather and transition also comes other points of turnover. For many, this might be switching over/out a leased vehicle.
I don’t know about you, but my car certainly has a few knicks on it (I really should get them fixed) – it’s not a lease though. If you are returning a lease in the near future you really should consider fixing up anything “new” on your vehicle before taking it back to the dealership. Why? The dealership may charge you large fees – more than what you’d pay at an autobody shop.
If you need dent repair; bumper repair; collision repair; and/or any sort of car body repairs Colorworks Express Autobody Centers is your best bet to avoid those service fees at your dealership. Consider getting a free estimate at one of their many locations sooner rather than later. If it can save you time, money and stress that seems like the surefire way to go in my opinion!
Thanks for tuning in this week and I’ll catch you next time!
It’s here. Whether you are ready or not, winter is upon us. It might be disguised as a mild beast if you live in Southern Ontario but it’s here nonetheless. Welcome to another edition of Pass Me the Star (Screwdriver) or PMS.
An important detail to remember before the weather really takes a turn is to ensure your car is winter ready, too. For many of us this means changing our tires over to winter ones and perhaps getting an oil change to a more hearty oil to maximize performance in colder temperatures. To ensure your vehicle is properly protected you should also consider getting those knicks and scratches dealt with. Why can’t they wait until the spring? Well, they probably can. But. Yes, there’s always a but. Any surface damage that has broken through the paint coat will be more prone to oxidation, especially in colder, wetter temperatures, and therefore rust. Rust can turn what appears to be a quick and simple repair right now into a nightmare if it spreads to a larger area. Instead of buffing and repainting the damage, you’ll be looking at a much larger repair.
My two cents? If you have multiple or a few large areas that need to be repainted, don’t wait until the spring. Colorworks are experts with this sort of repair. They get it. Let them set you and your vehicle up for success this winter by taking care of your repairs now, not when they evolve into a bigger problem (and bill) for you down the road. Find a location near you today and be proactive this winter. http://colorworks.ca/find-a-location.html
Thanks for tuning in this week to PMS. Stay safe on those roads and we’ll catch you in a week or two!
Hi there and welcome back to another edition of Pass Me the Star (Screwdriver) or PMS. This week I want to talk about something that impacts many of us – returning a leased vehicle.
This can be a bittersweet process. You’ve likely become attached to your vehicle while at the same time you’re excited about your next ride. A potential large hurdle is that you are responsible to fix any “oopsies”beyond what is considered, “normal wear and tear” before you return it. “Normal wear and tear” is different for every manufacturer. How can you set yourself up for success?
You’re in luck! Colorworks are lease return specialists. They know what the manufacturers are looking for and can get your car fixed up so you won’t have to pay any pesky damage fees. What could this mean, you ask? What do we as leasing consumers need to be aware of?
1) Bumper damage happens very easily on today’s vehicles. Anything from a dent to a scratch from resting a box will need to be repaired before returning it.
2) Dents and scratches are a reality of driving a car basically anywhere outside. Every manufacturer has its own guidelines for the size and number of knicks and scratches permitted on a returned vehicle. Colorworks will find your manufacturer’s guidelines and go over it with you so you are able to make decisions on your repairs.
Colorworks are masters with repairing the above. They are ready to guide you through a painless lease return. Give them a call two or three months before the end of the lease so they can hook you up! Good to Go!
Thanks for tuning in and I’ll catch you next week.
Rust. It’s a four-letter word that every car owner dreads.
In Canada, where ice, snow, salt, combined with thousands of kilometres of gravel roads, can chip away your car’s built-in protection in no time.
Much of the damage to your car’s existing rust coating is caused by driving on unpaved roadways, like those found in cottage country or at national parks and campgrounds across Canada.
If you update your ride every couple of years, getting a spray-on rust coating generally isn’t worth it. But if you plan on driving your car for a good number of years, it can really help to increase the life of your car.
After-market protection costs roughly $150 for 12 to 18 months of protection, and could be well worth considering for your piece of mind, and save on costly remedial repairs.
Consider a good oil or wax based rustproofing system such as Krown, and keep that rust at bay!
Now would be the perfect time to make sure they are safe for the upcoming season.
Here are a few top tips:
- Keep your tires properly inflated. The correct air pressure for your tires is specified by the vehicle manufacturer and can be found on the vehicle door edge, door post, glove box door or fuel door. It is also listed in the owner’s manual. The number listed on the side of the tire is not the recommended air pressure for your tire — it is the maximum air pressure for the tire. You should check your tire’s air pressure at least once a month.
- Check the tires tread depth. Tires should have 1/16 inch tread depth in order to perform the in the way for which they were designed. Proper tread depth will help prevent skids and hydroplaning.
- Have your tires rotated at least every 6,000 – 7,000 miles. This will aid in detecting alignment problems and help prevent irregular wear.