Fixing My Car at an Auto Body Repair Salt Lake City

I remember the first time I had to take my car to an auto body repair Salt Lake City in 1994. I had just graduated college and needed something to drive to and from my job as a truck driver with a whole sale flower delivery company. The car was great for this task.

I changed my oil every three thousand miles but I did not give it regular maintenance checks. Usually I waited for a part to fail before I took it in to get fixed. I did not have a great deal of disposable wealth at the time so I did not make regular maintenance checks a priority. This, however, is not something I would recommend to anyone thinking of buying a used car because regular maintenance checks can prevent small problems from developing into larger and potentially more expensive or dangerous problems down the road. Luckily I emerged from the experience unscathed.

TAKING MY CAR TO AN AUTO BODY REPAIR SALT LAKE CITY

The car actually lasted a long time. I drove across the country twice in it. It finally died in 2001. I had taken my dog to a state park outside of Salt Lake City for a walk in the woods that day. I remember driving seventy miles per hour on the interstate to get to and from the park. That night I arrived home and parked my car on an inclined street in front of my house. I made sure to turn the wheel into the curb so that it would not roll down the hill unexpectedly. The next day I came out to the car to see one front wheel pointed towards the curb but the other pointed straight. The tie rod had broken. Luckily this happened after I arrived safely home with my dog. I shudder to think what could happen if the tie rod broke on the highway at seventy miles per hour.

I was lucky, but it could have easily been different. All this is to emphasize the importance of regular maintenance checks. When you buy a new car from a dealer it is usually easier to set these maintenance appointments up. Used car dealers can be hit or miss with this. A broken tie rod is a relatively inexpensive fix. Flipping a car on the highway at 70 miles per hour will certainly be more expensive.

Taking the Ding Out of Your Car With a Body Shop Salt Lake City

There may well come a day when you will find yourself in need of a body shop Salt Lake City to take that ding out of your car. A ding of course within the context in which I am writing is a small dent in the exterior of your car’s body. There is no functional reason to have this ding repaired. Essentially your car will function as well regardless of whether you have the ding repaired or not. But still there is something in your head that insists it must be repaired. This is your ego speaking to you my friend.

THE EGOIC NATURE OF THE BODY SHOP SALT LAKE CITY

When you think about it, the body shop is performing the function of repairing your ego every bit as much as it is repairing that ding in your car. Once the ding is repaired you begin to feel better about yourself until the next ding comes into your life. Now mind you, this ding need not be on your car. Nor does it need to be a ding on one of your physical possessions. No, the next ding could be a ding to your health, or career, or your finances for example.

So what then is the solution? I am not suggesting that you not have that ding repaired. I am not suggesting that you drive your car around town trying not to feel bad about that ding. No, the ding that must be repaired is a ding that resides deeper within yourself. And let me tell you, this ding is not an easy ding to repair and certainly not a ding that I can repair for you in a three hundred word blog post. But what I can do is point out to you that the ding which you find yourself upset about is not the ding in your car. Let’s start with that.

Texting and Driving Leads to Collision Repair Salt Lake City

The Best Auto Resources readership should be well aware that texting and driving in Salt Lake City leads to requiring the services of a collision repair Salt Lake City and worse. Distracted driving is on the upswing in the United States and we think it is fair to lay the blame squarely in the lap of the smartphone. Distracted driving leads to car accidents and car accidents lead the car straight to the collision repair shop. With any luck the passengers in the cars will emerge from the accident with only minor scrapes and bruises but all too often they will emerge with major injuries or (heaven forbid) not emerge at all.

 

NO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING NO COLLISION REPAIR SALT LAKE CITY

The way to avoid heading to the collision repair shop is to stop texting while driving. Of course there are other ways to wind up in a collision repair shop but the simple act of refraining from texting while driving will go a long way towards avoiding ending up in a collision repair shop. Accordingly, once one makes the decision to stop texting while driving once and for all he or she must then take steps to minimize the other factors that could potentially lead to a car accident.

Even if every step that could potentially be taken to avoid a car accident it is still impossible to eliminate car accidents entirely. This is true because one can never account for the actions of others. In other words, no matter how safe you are as a driver, another driver could be acting irresponsible and cause an accident through no fault of your own. Perhaps the only way to avoid an accident is entirely is to not drive at all. Even then a car could run you over unless you happen to be standing in a location inaccessible to cars.

The Conundrum of Auto Body Repair Salt Lake City

There is a conundrum associated with auto body repair Salt Lake City in general. The word “Conundrum” is defined as follows:

 

  1. :  a riddle whose answer is or involves a pun (as in “Why didn’t the lost hikers starve in the desert? Because of the sand which is there.”)

  2. 2a :  a question or problem having only a conjectural answer… the political conundrums involved, particularly the problem of how the richer areas … can be made to subsidize the poorer. — Douglass Caterb :  an intricate and difficult problem He is faced with the conundrum of trying to find a job without having experience.

Source: Merriam Webster

ADDRESSING THE CONUNDRUM ASSOCIATED WITH AUTO BODY REPAIR SALT LAKE CITY

Let us address each definition in turn. The first definition of conundrum is “a riddle whose answer is or involves a pun.” The question then becomes how is auto body repair in the capital of Utah a riddle whose answer is or involves a pun. The answer to this question involves a true understanding of auto body repair and the city known as Salt Lake City. Once these twin understandings come into focus then the riddle of auto body repair will crystallize to the reader of this blog post.

The second definition of conundrum is “a question or problem having only a conjectural answer… an intricate and difficult problem.” Certainly the applicability of this definition to auto body repair that happens to be located in Salt Lake City is quite obvious. It goes without saying that if one has a damaged automobile in Salt Lake City then he or she will ultimately seek out an auto body repair that happens to be located in Salt Lake City. For this reason the intricate and difficult problem will involve that person seeking out and finding the right auto body repair shop to suit his needs.

Your Best Body Shop Salt Lake City Resource

Sooner or later you are going to require the professional skill that only a body shop Salt Lake City can provide. Most likely you will require this service after your car has been in a collision either with another vehicle or some stationary object. You will require this service because the aforementioned collision will have caused damage to the body of your automobile. This damage will not only be unsightly but could potentially be a safety concern. It is for this reason that it is imperative that the damage be repaired by a professional body shop with the skills to return your car back to its original state.

BRINGING YOUR CAR BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH A BODY SHOP SALT LAKE CITY

A professional body shop will be able to repair almost any kind of damage your car may have incurred. This will include such minor repairs as the removal of dents and repainting to such major repairs as replacing actual components of the car’s physical structure. These types of repairs cannot be performed by people who do not know what they are doing. This is true because today’s modern automobiles are constructed in such a way so as to deflect damage away from the driver in the event of a collision.

Accordingly, it is important that the auto mechanic who is performing the repair know how to make the repair in accordance with the intent of the car’s original design. This requires a certain degree of training not only in standard auto mechanics but also in the physical structure of automobile architecture. Obviously this training will apply to automobiles in general but also must be specifically, narrowly tailored to apply to specific makes and models of automobiles as well. This way when you drive your car away from the body shop you can rest assured that the repair was done correctly.

The Purpose of Collision Repair Salt Lake City

It may seem obvious that the purpose of a collision repair Salt Lake City is to repair the damage caused in an automobile accident that occurred in the vicinity of Salt Lake City, Utah. It might seem so obvious that it hardly seems necessary to write an approximately three hundred word blog post on the subject. On the other hand it might not seem so obvious to some. For example, some people (perhaps people who do not speak English as a first language) will not be able to make the logical connection between an automobile collision and the need to take the automobile to a collision repair shop subsequent to the collision.

HOW TO USE A COLLISION REPAIR SALT LAKE CITY

Once a person comes to terms with the need to use a collision repair shop after a collision between two or more automobiles that resulted in damage to one or more of the vehicles it is important to know just how to make use of this service. Luckily, this next step is not too difficult to explain. To use a collision repair shop that is located in Salt Lake City all that is really required is to find a way to get the damaged automobile to the collision repair shop.

Once the car arrives at the collision repair shop the mechanics will take over. They will put the car up on the lift and take out what ever tools are necessary to fix the damage caused by the collision. After a certain period of time (most likely dependent on the type and severity of the damage) the car will be fixed and ready for the owner to take home from the collision repair shop. Car repair is not inexpensive and the owner will be presented with a bill for the services provided.

Understanding Auto Body Repair Salt Lake City

What does it truly mean to understand auto body repair Salt Lake City? This is a question that has baffled mankind for generations and will undoubtedly continue to baffle mankind for many generations to come. It has baffled mankind not because auto body repair located in Salt Lake City is difficult to understand at face level but because to truly understand what these words mean when put together and working in a synergistic manner there is a deeper and richer context that is hinted at. Because the concept that I am trying to explain is a little nuanced you must give me a paragraph or two more to complete my thought.

How to Understand Auto Body Repair Salt Lake City

The readers of the Automotive Advertising Blog are a savvy bunch. They must be because automotive advertising is no easy business. There is a great deal of competition out there including car sales people of all stripes trying to hawk their wares this way and that. Some are clearly trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator whereas others take a more highbrow approach. But the point is, there are a lot of cars out there to sell and not as many people to buy them. Therefore the person with the most effective automotive advertisement will always win the day.

So then what is the nexus between automotive advertising and the reason for generations of men being baffled by what it means to truly understand auto body repair that is located in Salt Lake City? This might seem a bit counter intuitive but the answer is that in order for a car to need auto body repair it must first be sold (or rented) to the operator who damages it. Why the car gets damaged, well that is the baffling part.

Following Up With Mr. Sackman

2-collision-repair-advertisementIt has been one week since Mr. Sackman executed his unintentional Canada goose mascacre on the Apex Peakway and I just thought that I would check in with him and see how he has been holding up. Bob, how are you doing?

 

BS : Surprisingly I am doing much better. Although I felt kind of guilty at the time it happened in the day since that night I have been processing it all and I know that it was an accident and I ultimately feel that I can forgive myself for what happened.

 

Do the geese forgive you?

 

BS : I am not sure that geese possess the ability to forgive. By that I mean, I do not think their intellectual framework includes the concept of or the capacity to forgive another entity for a harm committed upon them.

 

What makes you think that?

 

BS : I guess there is no way to know for sure but it is a hunch I have based in no small part upon the size of their heads and the likely size of their brain contained within that little skull.

 

Just to confirm, there was no damage to your car, correct?

 

BS : That’s right. My car did not see the inside of an auto body repair Salt Lake City shop.

 

Does that factor into the way you feel.

 

BS : No. Why would my car incurring damage have an effect upon whether I felt guilty about killing some Canada geese?

 

Well, if there was damage that had to be repaired by a collision repair Salt Lake City you might be less inclined to feel guilt because you had to suffer too.

 

BS : I am not so sure guilt works that way.

 

You do a lot of thinking about the capacity of other beings to think don’t you? Geese can’t forgive and damage to your car does not impact your level of guilt.

 

BS : I’m sorry I don’t quite follow you.

Mr. Sackman Hit a Canada Goose on the Peakway

carDescribe the moment you hit the Canada goose with your car. What was going on at the time.

 

BS : I was late for a meeting. It was a Tuesday evening around 7:30 pm and the lighting was pretty dim. I was probably driving a little faster than I should have been. I drove through the intersection of Route 55 and Apex Peakway. Right at that corner is the Wake Med Medical facility. There is a pond in front of the building where the geese like to swim and they are always walking around in the grass near the road eating what ever it is that the geese eat. A lot of times they walk across the street. This is what happened that night.

 

So you drove through the intersection and you hit a goose that was in the process of crossing the street.

 

BS : Yes. I did not see him but I knew exactly what happened when I heard and felt the bump on the car.

 

Was there any damage to the car? Did you have to take your car into a collision repair Salt Lake City?

 

BS : No there was no real damage so there was no need to take my car to an auto body repair Salt Lake City but the goose was definitely killed.

 

How did that make you feel?

 

BS : I felt terrible. Everyone loves those geese. At the time I was worried about making it to the meeting on time so I just kept driving. I remember sitting in that meeting wondering if I had committed a crime and wondering if I should notify someone about what happened.

 

I don’t think so. I am pretty sure the crime of cruelty to animals requires a level of intent that I don’t think was present. Also the municipality has people on the payroll who’s job it is to pick up animal carcasses. I think you are in the clear.

The Newest and Perhaps Final Sign

signThe newest sign is up and reads, “TREATMENT IS NOW COMPLETE! STAND TALL & CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY WITH FAITH, HOPE & ALL OUR LOVE!” At the bottom of the sign is a smiley face. Does this mean that there will be no more signs to follow?

 

SM : I cannot say that. The sign thing really took me by storm. It is encoded within my DNA at this point. I seriously can not picture myself never ever posting another sign on my front porch.

 

Maybe you could start something new? The treatment is over after all. Perhaps you could open your own sign shop?

 

SM : I don’t think so. I am sixty years old and retired. I am financially set for life. I don’t want to open up a business at my age.

 

Do you think Susan appreciated the signs you have been posting on your front porch?

 

SM : Of course she does! What a silly question. Why do you ask?

 

Well, I hate to burst your bubble but I have spoken to a few people in the neighborhood who have expressed that your signs make them uncomfortable.

 

SM : That’s ridiculous. Everybody loves my signs. The amount of effort I put into them combined with the positive sentiments… What’s not to like?

 

Maybe some people felt that Susan wanted to maintain a certain level of privacy concerning her illness. The intent behind the signs and banners was clearly well meaning. However, their public display made the whole thing, well, public.

 

SM : You people are being hyper-critical. Can’t a neighbor do something nice for another neighbor?

 

See, this is part of the reason this whole episode was awkward. People did not want to tell you this because they were afraid of exactly this reaction.

 

SM : And so you waited until now to tell me? You waited until I posted the very last sign?

 

So it is the final sign?