Yearly Archives: 2022

Our mission statement

Our mission statement

I attended a class a couple of days ago about company culture and one thing that was talked about was a company's mission statement and do the employees and customers know what it is? While we do have one it is not something that I have really advertised or talked about much. We do live up to our mission statement in our everyday actions, but until you have an interaction with our company you may not understand who we are and our “Why”. It is important that people know your mission statement and your why, because they will want to be part of a company who truly lives by what they talk about.  Modern Collision Rebuild & Service Strategic Objective:  Modern Collision Rebuild & Service provides the highest quality automotive collision and mechanical, repairs and service by hiring employees who take pride in themselves and their work.  We achieve an enjoyable work environment largely by realizing that a successful family life is the foundat ... read more

Heading to the gas station is painful

Heading to the gas station is painful

Ouch, it’s no fun heading to the gas station today. What can you do to save on gas and help you keep a little more money in your pocket? It’s simple, don’t drive your car. But that is not really a viable option for most of us, so what can you do? Consolidate some of your trips like grocery shopping. Do you really need that one thing, or could you wait and combine it with a trip to the hardware store and to town? Combine a few needs into one trip and it could save you a gallon or two of gas. Most vehicles out there are in need of some sort of maintenance that can improve fuel mileage, like making sure your tires are properly inflated, a new air filter or spark plugs.   One of the most overlooked items is the fuel system. Injectors and the fuel system can develop build-up over time just like us and our arteries. But for our car, we can flush the fuel system with solvents to break up these deposits and restore proper fuel mileage. I have seen fuel mileage incr ... read more

Is spring here yet?

Is spring here yet?

With spring just around the corner, make sure you are ready for the wonderful wet Pacific Northwest spring. We tend to have wet springs which is why it is so green here. Road conditions are worse in the spring than almost any other season we have. Why? I blame the wet weather. Rain can cause an accident easier than almost anything because of the false sense of control until you hit that patch of water or mud and things don’t quite go as planned.   Having good tires is just as important as having a full tank of gas when heading out on a long trip, without good tires you won’t be going anywhere, at least not safely. Most people who live here also know the importance of good wipers. There is nothing worse than not being able to see when the car in front of you sends the spray of water all over your windshield.  Get ready for spring and enjoy the wet weather, it is what keeps us green all year long. Grab your boots and rain gear and head out for a wonderful day hike ... read more

What's up with all the potholes?

What's up with all the potholes?

What’s up with all the potholes? Did you notice, everywhere you drive the roads look like swiss cheese. Our unique weather over the last few weeks have created these unique traffic calming features. What causes these? The rain followed by a good deep freeze and then the thaw. Rain will seep into the roadway through seams and cracks, this will sit in the asphalt, then when the freeze comes the water will expand which causes the asphalt to lift up. Once it thaws, guess what, the potholes appear.  While it is hard to avoid most of the potholes, it is recommended that you not play Wack-A-Mole with the potholes. Your vehicles suspension is built to handle rough bumpy roads but not without causing wear and tear on the suspension components and the alignment of the wheels. If you seemed to have vibrations that appeared out of nowhere, or your vehicle now seems to steer itself off the road, be sure to have your vehicle checked ... read more

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