I run an auto body repair Salt Lake City. My shop works on all kinds of cars and trucks with all kinds of problems. Unfortunately, fixing the cars and trucks are not the only kind of problems I have to deal with on a daily basis. No, in addition to fixing damaged cars and trucks I also have to manage the people who work for me. Case in point: Jimmy G a technician working for me got into a heated argument with Bobby B, another technician in my employ.
Jimmy G came up to me the other day and told me that electronic modules within twelve inches of a weld must be removed. Now at the time I was sitting at my desk figuring out payroll. I had no idea why he felt the need to burst into my office to make this declaration. But I have worked with Jimmy G for a long time and have known him to be a guy that calls it like he sees it and tells it like it is. So I was willing to hear him out. But before I could ask my follow up question Bobby B burst into my office yelling that Jimmy G was wrong and that an electrostatic discharge strap should be worn when handling electronic modules.
Jimmy G and Bobby B are both valued employees. They do tend to get into stupid arguments from time to time but I think this has more to do with clashing personalities rather than different opinions as to automotive knowledge. It took me a while but I managed to smooth things over between them. After a half an hour of talking it through I got them both to admit that their statements were not mutually exclusive and that in a sense they both were right. These are the types of things I have to deal with in my repair.
People in need of an auto body repair shop in Salt Lake City should only use auto body shops that offer a full and written warranty for their repairs. What does “warranty” mean in this context? Very simply, a warranty is a guarantee or promise made by the auto body shop to its customer that their work will actually fix the damage to the car and the car will then operate normally after it has been repaired. If the damage is not repaired by the auto body shop to the customer’s satisfaction then the auto body shop will be obligated to complete the repairs at no additional cost to the customer. If the auto body shop refuses to complete the repairs, the warranty can then be legally enforced by a court through legal action. If it comes to this the auto body shop will typically be required to pay money damages to the customer.
Sometime the auto body repair shop will be ordered to make the repairs by the court. This is called “specific performance.” However, this is not a remedy courts normally like to use in this situation because if the repair shop refused to fix the problem correctly the first time it is unlikely the repair shop will be motivated to do the best job the second time around. Specific performance is usually used when there is no other person who can perform the work that was originally warrantied in the first place.
Fortunately, there are many auto body and collision repair shops in Salt Lake City. This competition makes it unlikely that a reputable auto body shop would fail to offer a full, written warranty for their work. But it is always a good practice to make sure there is a full, written warranty agreed to by both the auto body repair shop and the customer.
If you operate a vehicle in Salt Lake City it is very important (and legally required) to have adequate insurance. Without insurance if you have a car accident you may face steep repair costs in an auto body repair shop, a hospital or a court room. The following is a brief and general overview of typical types of insurance coverage available for vehicles in the United States. Keep in mind, terms of specific policies will vary between different insurance providers and the laws governing insurance coverage also differ from state to state.
Bodily injury liability provides coverage for damages to another person’s physical body resulting from a car accident. Typically, a bodily injury insurance will cover medical costs and tort liability up to a limit set by the policy. Many states require bodily injury coverage for all vehicle operators.
Collision insurance will cover losses related to collisions with other vehicles and is optional in most circumstances. Collision insurance covers the cost of repairs or replacement costs if the vehicle is totaled.
Comprehensive coverage covers losses that result from theft, fire, flood, vandalism or other causes not associated with a collision.
Liability or “casualty” insurance covers bodily injury or property damage caused by a car accident for which the insured driver is responsible. This coverage will cover direct expenses (repair and medical bills) as well as tort liability.
Loss of Use
A loss of use policy will provide monetary reimbursement for costs associated with rental expenses while your vehicle is being repaired provided the damage being repaired was covered by the policy.
Property Damage covers damage to another person’s property. This can apply to a vehicle or other structures located on their real property damaged in an accident (e.g. a mailbox or fence).
Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Coverage
Uninsured motorist insurance covers losses in situations where the party responsible or at fault for damages resulting from a car accident does not have insurance or has insufficient insurance to cover the loss. Uninsured motorist policies typically cover costs associated with vehicle repairs as well as medical bills for the insured.
You can learn a lot by finding out what ads have done well in the past. You must take into account certain celebrities, catch phrases, or world events that might made the advertisement perform well at one time and not another, but often you can gain some powerful insights. What better way to do this than explore some of the most expensive advertising in the US. The infamous Super Bowl commercial.
Now if you’re like us, sometimes you have to admit that you’re watching the Super Bowl because of the commercials. We love our football, but there certainly have been some epic advertisements that were given birth at the Super Bowl and quite honestly, we don’t always walk away thinking of the car commercials. This year it was a bit different. The number one commercial that stood out to us was “The Fiat Blue Pill”.
While not a commercial that you may be wanting to discuss with your child or grand-child, it was a hilarious take on “real life” issues in a fun loving way. We were delighted to see it.
Another winner in the car category was the Nissan ad – “With Dad.
No matter what your take on Nascar racing, you can’t help but get drawn in emotionally in this story of a dad having to spend so much time away from home to provide for his family and then finally hanging up the danger in order to be there for his family…. as well as driving a supped up Nissan!
Our third favorite car ad during the 2015 Super Bowl was good ol’ Pierce Brosnan showing the action packed prowess of a…. Kia Sorento?
We loved seeing Pierce be able to have some fun with himself and his iconic stature as an action hero. While we may not fully feel the action packed status of the Sorento, Kia did a great job of connecting with the adult crowd and conveying the idea that the Sorento is more than
What can we learn from these advertisements? Get away from features and simple benefits and create stories where your autos will reside. Reach people emotionally and you can connect your auto with a deeper part of them than just the features/benefits you’re offering.