Hi there and thanks for tuning into PMS! (Pass Me the Star [Screwdriver]!) Have you ever taken the road less travelled on your trip? Maybe to visit friends, avoid the congested highway, find that perfect picnic place, or on the way to a cottage? While summertime cruising is great, so long as you go about it safely and with the right vehicle depending on your style of off-roading, what might happen is that your ride suffers a few more bumps and bruises than you anticipated.
So what do you do? Only stick the to the highway? For some, this is the way to go. And that’s a-ok. At the end of the day, you need to drive how and where is safest and most comfortable for you. If you enjoy, need to, or just plain take a rougher road on the daily, that’s ok too. If you do frequent the roads less traveled make sure you are taking care of your vehicle. This might mean seasonal visits to your autobody shop to prevent larger problems like rust and corroding from dirt and grime that piles up during your adventures on dusty roads. Seasonal maintenance can go a long way for your vehicle.
Colorworks Express Autobody Centers can fix up small scratches and knicks from your off-roading adventures in a day or two. Their pricing is reasonable, they have strict environmental policies, and they are local. Whether you are taking your vehicle in now during the summer for a spruce up or saving it for after Labour Day, check out Colorworks (www.colorworks.ca) and get a free estimate. Light repairs are important for your vehicle’s upkeep!
Thanks for tuning in this week and catch you next time! Enjoy the summertime cruising and stay safe on those roads!
Hi there and thanks for tuning into PMS! (Pass Me the Star [Screwdriver]). This past long weekend (in Ontario) was amazing! The weather was perfect. Hopefully, everyone is safe and experiencing positive aftermath.
I.e. you have a minor sunburn or your abdominals ache from laughing too much with family and friends. Maybe your body is tired because you went camping or you’re on the bloated side from overindulging on BBQ.
We know, however, that there are some folks who experienced some not so positive things over the long weekend. By Monday afternoon, Ontario OPP officers had laid 160 impaired-driving charges. In one weekend.
While Colorworks Express Autobody Centers are ready to fix up your vehicle no matter what happened, an extra layer of bad feels is added when the repair could have been avoided. Long weekends, weekends in general, are supposed to be a good time. Sure – let loose and relax. But be safe on the roads, for your own sake and the safety of everyone else.
As the summer continues, head to those BBQs and the beach. If you decide to consume alcohol do so responsibly. If you consume too much – no worries, we’re only human – make arrangements for a safe ride home. It’s simple. You’re worth too much to risk it.
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P.S. –> You can read more on the CBC news feature here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/high-number-of-impaired-drivers-frustrates-police-on-victoria-day-weekend-1.3596365
Chips?! No, I’m not talking about the snack kind. The kind you munch on with a delicious dip. I’m talking about the ones that wind up on your car. Thanks for tuning into PMS (Pass Me the Star [Screwdriver]!) this week. You guessed it – this post is about gravel chips.
Have you ever had that horrible feeling when a gravel chip comes hurtling down the highway headed straight for your car? You hear it connect and dread looking at your front bumper when you stop to assess the damage. Maybe it is as bad as it sounded. Maybe it isn’t. But nonetheless, you likely have a chip on the front of your car that at some point, should be repaired.
What’s the big deal? That stuff of nightmares called rust. That’s the big deal. If your paint has been jeopardized you are opening up your car to rust. What can you do? Take your vehicle in for that springtime spruce up, get it buffed and waxed and any damage from the winter cleaned up. Will chips still happen from time to time? Sure. Maintaining your vehicle’s exterior will prolong its shelf life and save you from potentially huge repairs down the road.
Colorworks Express Autobody Centers is your local shop to take care of anything from those pesky gravel chips to fender benders. Clients consistently have positive experiences and recommend their services to others. So the next time that horrible feeling starts to set in when a gravel chip comes hurtling your way, take a deep breath. If you need them, Colorworks has your back.
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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!
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Hi there and thanks for tuning in to Pass Me the Star (Screwdriver) or PMS! This post is about getting savvy if you, your friends or family are in a collision. It’s not a pleasant feeling (hopefully no one is injured) and usually exceptionally overwhelming and rattling.
In early December, CBC Marketplace ran an episode on “Tow Truck Tricks” (say that 5 times fast). I watched the episode recently and couldn’t believe it. In a nutshell, sometimes tow trucks will appear on the scene of an accident without being called directly. To the person or people in the collision this is convenient as most folks want to move out of the way as soon as possible. The catch is that some towing operators will insist you need a tow when you have a drivable repair and then take you to an autobody shop that they have a pre-made arrangement with. The episode showcases clients who had to pay hefty fees to remove their car from one shop and another who had to wait more than 3 months to get his car back. Ridiculous!
You can watch the episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOboCgIhcfk
Now, if you are reading this blog and thinking that you will never trust a tow truck driver again, that’s not the point. Not all tow truck companies are like this, nor are all autobody shops. Colorworks is backed up by customer reviews and testimonials – something to look for in a shop! And, the tow truck companies and drivers themselves who have worked with us to transport vehicles are all standup folks. Unfortunately, it’s behaviour and business like what’s depicted in this episode that can give others in the biz a bad name. The simple facts, ladies and gents, are that you should be in full control of calling a tow truck if necessary and, more importantly, where to take your car. It’s your legal right and choice where you want your car to be repaired. Period.
I hope you watch the episode, or part of it, and educate yourselves so you are prepared should you ever be in this situation. To me, this is pretty shady stuff and I’m sure it happens more than we think. If you are in a minor collision and/or your vehicle needs repair I encourage you to bring it to a local business that cares about the customer as much as the repair.
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