Windshield Repair

Windshield Repair

When looking to replace a car windshield, many car owners look for the cheapest option they can find. Why does it matter who replaces your windshield? Installing windshields with superior products and methods may just save your life by choosing a shop with the right experience and product.

Are you aware that by having your windshield installed inaccurately, the windshield could come out of alignment and cause additional damage and harm to you and your passengers in the event of a car crash? It is very important to have your windshield properly installed and correctly sealed in place. This can mean the difference between life and death.

What should you look for in a shop that will make sure you and your passengers in your car are safe?

1) Is the shop certified?
2) Do they use original equipment glass?
3) Do they wear gloves when installing the glass? Grease from their hands prevents the adhesive from bonding correctly.
4) How long does the car need to sit before you are able to drive? The car should sit at least one hour and up to 12 hours depending on the situation.

A damaged windshield can be very inconvenient based off the time to repair and the cost involved. It is worth your time, money and future safety to make sure you use a shop that will not only use the right product but also has the certification and knowledge to correctly install your car’s windshield.

Orem Police and Fire Department Appreciation

Orem Police and Fire Department Appreciation

We would like to thank the Orem Police and Fire Departments today for the great attendance at our appreciation luncheon. It is always an incredible opportunity to spend time with each individual who gives so much to our community to ensure our well being. Thank you again for spending lunch with us today in our Orem, location.

Maintaining Car Tires For Fall

Maintaining Car Tires For Fall

Has your car tire pressure sensor started flashing yet? Each Fall in Utah the temperature drops and these sensors become our signal that it is time to make sure we are prepared for the change in season. There are three general guidelines to follow to make sure your car is prepared to ride at its best:

1) Tire Tread - Without the proper tread depth your car is at risk. Take the time to run to your local tire shop and have them measure your tread for you. If you want to do a quick test and have a quarter you are in luck to measure your tire tread. From Washington’s head to the edge of the coin is about 4/32 inch. If it is at this level or any lower you should be looking for new tires.

2) Rotate Your Tires - Check your Owner's Manual of your vehicle for recommended tire rotation mileage. If you cannot find your manual ask your local shop to check your tires and go off their recommendation. Most local shops will charge you very little to rotate. Typically, most tires need to be rotated every 5,000 to 8,000 miles.

3) Tire Pressure - As the temperature drops so does the pressure in a tire. Typically you will find the recommended tire pressures on the driver's door jam placard. Be sure to review the placard as well as on the side of your tires it will show a recommended psi. Don't forget to check your spare tire.

Spanish Fork and Salem Police and Fire Department Appreciation

Spanish Fork and Salem Police and Fire Department Appreciation

We appreciate our Spanish Fork and Salem Police and Fire Departments joining us for lunch today in our Martins Collision, Salem location. We enjoy spending time with each individual who sacrifices so much to ensure that our communities are kept safe. A big thanks to each of you for spending your lunch with us. We are also grateful for your families who give so much to support each of you and the great job you are doing.

3 Auto Insurance Discounts You Need To Be Aware Of

3 Auto Insurance Discounts You Need To Be Aware Of

Auto Insurance is typically the highest expense for drivers only after the car itself. With so many costs rising, consumers need to be aware of basic discounts that can save hundreds of dollars annually. The majority of these discounts can be fairly easy to obtain.

1) Anti-Theft Discount – If your car has a factory-installed alarm, most auto insurance companies will offer some discount on your auto policy. This discount is easy to obtain with the insurance company verifying through the vehicle identification number.

2) Proof of Prior Insurance – This discount is fairly substantial. As long as you are able to maintain auto insurance prior to switching companies, you can be eligible for this discount. Not maintaining your auto insurance coverage will raise your rates. Auto insurance companies will see drivers as an increase in risk when they do not continue their coverage consistently.

3) Good Student Discount – Do you or your kids excel in the classroom? Take advantage of this easy reduction in cost for having good grades. When this discount is offered by your insurance company, it is typically as easy as submitting your report cards or transcripts to reduce what is typically your most expensive driver to insure.