How Important is a car’s history? You slowly and carefully back into that narrow spot in the underground parking garage. You turn your head for a split second to see who’s honking their horn and SCRAAAAAAPE! The parking garage pillar now has a perfect sample of the Iridium Silver paint you pain-stakingly spent hours choosing in the dealership. You take it to your local body shop and have it fixed. They do an amazing job and it looks like new. You can’t even tell it was ever damaged. It looks the same or even better than it did before it was damaged. So, is your car now worth less? YES.
If a dealer was doing a trade-in appraisal on 2 exact same cars, year make and model, and the only difference is your encounter with the underground garage pillar, your vehicle will be valued 10% – 30% less.
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Hi there and thanks for tuning into PMS! How is it already Fall? We hope you survived the back to school rush and are getting back into the swing of things as October begins. In the hustle and bustle of saying farewell to summer, I know that I often forget to check out my vehicle for regular maintenance.
This includes all of the small or major bumps and bruises from all that summer lovin’. Maybe it happened on the highway when that huge stone hit your roof. Or in the parking lot with that runaway cart. Or maybe your son or daughter didn’t factor in the wind when they opened the car door? The list goes on. You get it. With our adventures and joy throughout the summer comes a little wear and tear on our vehicles.
What should you do moving forward? Well, if the paint is broken on your vehicle, you are opening yourself up to rust. This is bad. Very bad. If it’s a plastic part, for example, a bumper, it’s not a huge rush but it might drive you crazy every time you look at it. The solution? Drop by Colorworks Express Autobody Centers and have one of our estimators give you a free, no-obligation estimate on the repairs. You can ensure that your vehicle is protected and in good shape as the fall becomes colder and we transition into those winter months. It’s a great time to get work like this done and off your list.
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Hi there and thanks for tuning into PMS! Here’s the short version of what I’m thinking about this week: spring maintenance for your vehicle. Let me elaborate.
I was traveling in May (I know, lucky me) and noticed that most of the vehicles had a lot of damage on them while walking around. I couldn’t believe it. I’m talking paint peeling, dents all over, bumpers held on with rope, the works. I kept thinking, how are these vehicles not rusting out
? This would never fly back home. But that’s just it, our winters and early spring (even late fall) are brutal for harsh condensation, salt, and cold. Where I was traveling doesn’t have to deal with that.
Spring maintenance is more than just a wash and wax. It’s checking out your vehicle for those little (or large) scratches, dents, even rust bubbles after winter. Spring and summer are the best time to get your car repaired because (touch wood) it’s usually drier and you can actually enjoy your new finish before it gets covered in salt and slush.
Canada is a beautiful place to live and we get to see all four seasons. This means that our vehicles suffer more wear and tear than other areas of the world. Staying on top of your spring maintenance checks will save you more in the long run as you’ll avoid greater damage (and bills!) caused by rust.
So…go and and give your vehicle a once over before you set out on road trips, picnics, and fun times for the summer. Bring it into any Colorworks location for a free no hassle estimate.
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Hi there and thanks for tuning into PMS! (Pass Me the Star Screwdriver). There is change in the air – do you know what I’m talking about? I’ll let you in on the news…Colorworks has just revamped their complete website!
If you haven’t checked out the new and improved version, please do. It is crisp, well organized and brings a fresh new look to the site. I think this is a solid move on Colorworks’ part as it shows they are committed to growing and branding as a collective organization.
When almost everything is available online, on our phones, or through the touch of an app it is important to stay current. A website is a critical part of how you can get a feel for a business. The Colorworks website is engaging to read through and has a few new and improved pages. For example, the Locations page showcases all of their services in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and New Hampshire.
Colorworks is a home-grown local organization. They have a number of locations ready to serve you and all are committed to local values, placing customer service and satisfaction at the top of their priorities. Read more at http://colorworks.ca
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This season always reminds me of my arrival in Canada during a cold winter nine years ago. I was new to the country and everything was covered in snow, this made it even more special, more… unique. It was like I was a kid again, amazed by the novelty of a new place. I remember my first snowball fights and snowmen, rolling a snowball and being completely amazed that it actually grew larger, jut like I had seen in cartoons when I was a kid.
With this new place also came new driving rules and techniques; winter driving was not something I was used to before.
I remember my first winter driving, the nervousness; the respect for snow and ice; and the weird sensation of snow hitting your windshield on a snowy day as if I was aboard the Millennium Falcon. I failed my first driving test when I skid into the middle of an intersection because it was snowing when I first took the test (I understand now that it was a good thing I failed because I obviously was not ready for it). Today I am much more comfortable and feel safe behind the wheel during winter, with some solid years of experience behind me, I always keep in mind my first lessons learned. My speed and driving are always according to the weather conditions, I always take my time and leave enough distance between my vehicle and the car in front, and I am always aware and cautious of snow and ice on the road.
Stay safe and thanks for tuning in!