Hi there and thanks for tuning in. This will be my last post of 2016 – how did the year fly by so quickly?
With the holidays fast approaching, I like to pause and reflect on what I’m thankful for. My family, friends, health, safety, just to name a few. I’m also grateful for everyone I’ve met through Colorworks. Truly. I’ve connected with some great people and shared a few pretty special moments. From the camaraderie within all the shops to the relief provided to every customer who receives their vehicle back like new.
Growing into the business that Colorworks Express Autobody Centers is today would not have been possible without the support from our valued customers. Thank you from our family and staff for your support this year!
On behalf of everyone at Colorworks Express Autobody Centers, I’d like to wish you a safe and very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all the best for 2017.
Catch you in the New Year!
Hi there and thanks for tuning into Pass Me the Star [Screwdriver] or PMS! How did December creep up on us? Time sure does fly.
While I am looking forward to winter activities and fluffy snowfalls, this season can be tough on your vehicle. Those scratches and scrapes that you picked up on summer road trips or here and there on your daily or weekly travels may have built up. Maybe you have some breaking paint? Maybe it doesn’t look too bad. You could probably get through the winter until spring.
This could be true. But. Yes, there’s always a but. Winter can be a magical time but, there is salt and sand and, at times, wicked precipitation. What looks like a few harmless scratches and scrapes could lead to a larger repair in the spring time. How can this be? You guessed it. Rust.
This is a game changer for repairs. Once it takes hold, it can spread quickly and without mercy. What can you do? Come by a Colorworks Express Autobody Centers location for a free estimate. There is still time to get your vehicle cleaned up and protected for the winter season. Don’t let a small repair corrode into a much larger issue for you down the road.
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I’ve been thinking a lot about the American Election this week. Don’t worry – this isn’t a political rant. I will only say, I’m dumbfoundedly shocked by the result, but then again, so are many people all over the world. And now, the aftermath.
Really, it’s all a big show. He said. She said. Past scandals. China. Wrong. Nasty woman. The show. And I term it a “show” because who can really say with certainty what a political leader will actually do or not do when in office. And this could be said for any political leader.
This got me thinking – the “show” has also been stereotypically applied to body shops. We’ve all heard horror stories. Shady dealings, rough places where you don’t really know what’s happening with your repair when you send it through the doors. Very male dominated. Sound a little familiar?
Today, most body shops are the exact opposite of what this stereotype portrays them to be. Working with a company like Colorworks leaves me feeling great about body shops – especially seeing the results with customers. At any shop across the country, the estimator will sit down and explain the repair process with you, they’ll even show you where it happens. And that’s the only “show” in the process. It’s straight-up, honest, and local.
Now, how can you be sure I’m not just putting on my own show? Take a look at our testimonials. Customers not only consistently recommend Colorworks, but they come back the next time they need a repair. That says it all. Automotive repairs can be overwhelming – you shouldn’t have to feel that way during the process.
Thanks for tuning in this week and catch you next time on Pass Me the Star (Screwdriver) or PMS!
Hi there and thanks for tuning into PMS! (Pass Me the Star [Screwdriver])! I’ll cut right to the chase this week – I’m whipped up about insurance companies. Specifically, insurance companies telling you where to fix your car.
Last week I listened to a customer relate how they planned to take their vehicle to an autobody shop they knew and trusted but was told by their insurance company that a) they wouldn’t get a rental vehicle for the weekend b) the shop wouldn’t be able to fix it within the approved timeline and c) that an insurance appraiser wasn’t onsite at that shop. This is all a load of B.S. #1 – the shop in question arranged for a rental vehicle to be at the shop that evening. #2 – any insurance repair must collaborate with the body shop’s schedule to make sure that the repair can be completed in an agreed upon timeline. It’s a conversation. #3 – insurance appraisers work with many autobody shops to either stop by and do the estimate themselves or collect the information they need to complete it remotely.
What upset me most was how frustrated the customer was. This person had been in a minor accident. They wanted a specific shop to fix their vehicle because they heard that this shop does outstanding work. They were told misinformation on the phone to make things easier for the insurance company. I was under the impression that the insurance company was supposed to make things easier for you. This sure doesn’t seem like the case.
Bottom line – you choose where to take your vehicle for insurance repairs. It’s your choice and your right.
Thanks for taking in my rant this week. Catch you next time!
Hi there and thanks for tuning into PMS (Pass Me the Star [Screwdriver])! On the eve of the Civic Holiday long weekend, otherwise known as the first Monday in August, I wondered – what’s the deal with this holiday? What are we celebrating? Is there cause to celebrate? Maybe not if you don’t get the day off – it’s a Civic holiday remember, not a Stat. If you do get a sweet long weekend – that’s a cause in itself for me!
I looked into it. It turns out that the Civic Holiday is known by a variety of other names in each respective province and territory that recognize it. In British Columbia, it’s British Columbia Day. This celebrates the first pioneers of the province all the way back to James Cook in 1778. Alberta decided on a unique name and reason to celebrate – Heritage Day – to honour the diverse cultural heritage of Albertans. In Ontario, the holiday was originally created to honour John Graves Simcoe. Simcoe was the first Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and the founder of the Fort York, which is now the city of Toronto.
So, as you (hopefully) kick back and relax this long weekend, raise a toast to the first pioneers of BC, the cultural diversity of Alberta, or the first Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. At the very least, you will have interesting trivia to share. Colorworks Express Autobody Centers wishes everyone a safe and happy long weekend!
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