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 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]). With the warm weather settling in; lawns needing to be cut more often; and the call of patios, BBQs, and gardening; another springtime chore might be on your mind. Washing your car in your driveway or lane is what I’m talking about.
Can’t be bothered taking it to a car wash, manual or automatic? I get it. While it can be cheaper to wash your vehicle yourself, it isn’t always the best for the environment.
Colorworks Express Autobody Centers operate on a green foundation – meaning they respect the environment and work hard not to negatively impact it. (Check out some of our previous blogs.) They encourage all drivers who might need to wash up their ride to be water conscious. Here are some tips and tricks for being water conservation savvy while washing a vehicle, windows, and more throughout the season:
- Wash your vehicle in the early morning or evening. The sun is less intense and you will use less water as soap suds won’t dry as quickly.
- This is usually at low-peak times for water use, too.
- Do a quick initial spritz with the hose to wet the area down. Nothing fancy and this should only last seconds.
- Use a bucket of warm water, soap (use an environmentally friendly one as it’s going directly down the sewer), and a sponge to scrub down the area. There’s no need to use the hose here – spread those bubbles!
- Do another quick spritz with the hose (starting from the top and working your way down) to remove most of the suds. This should take a minute or two at most.
- If needed, use another bucket of warm water (this time hold the soap) and a soft cloth or sponge to lift any stubborn suds.
- Last spritz – this time only a few seconds to make sure everything is off.
You’re all set! Have fun and be water conscience this season! Thanks for tuning in and I’ll catch you next time on PMS!