A car is meant to be driven and as such it constantly exposed to a myriad of risk factors that over time accumulate and make it more and more likely that it will see the inside of an auto body repair Salt Lake City shop. Simply driving a car from point A to point B increases the chances that the car will get into an accident with another car. Moreover, the more a car is driven the more wear and tear its component parts will endure over time. All these factors accumulate to the point where it simply becomes inevitable that the car will find itself in the bay of an auto body repair shop. Even deciding not to drive a car and leaving it parked in the garage can be damaging to a car. So there really is no escaping it.
Once a car owner has resigned him or herself to the fact that the car they own will some day in all likelihood spend some time in an auto body Salt Lake City repair shop her or she will notice a certain ease of spirit descend upon them. This ease of spirit arises from the acknowledgement that if an event is inevitable there is no use in worrying about it. When all of this needless worry is jettisoned from the car owner’s life once and for good he or she then becomes free to truly live life abiding fully in their true self.
Once this serene state is achieved a funny thing will happen. That being, that the car owner will suddenly realize that the collision repair shop is not really repairing the car so much as it repairs the car owner’s soul. When a car owner’s soul has been repaired then the car (which is really a metaphor for the car owner’s soul) becomes superfluous except as a mode of transportation which is all it ever was in the first place.
I work in an auto body repair shop in Salt Lake City. I employ two technicians named Jimmy and Sammy respectively. Two days ago Jimmy and Sammy were working on a 1998 Honda Civic when I overheard them arguing about the function of the coolant recovery system. It seems Jimmy said that the function of the coolant recovery system is to keep excess coolant from being lost. Sammy, however, argued that the function of the coolant recovery system is to return coolant when the cooling system goes into a vacuum.
I have been in this business for a long time and have had many different technicians working for me. The one thing I have noticed as a consistent theme running through all the various combinations of technicians is that they all like to argue and they all hate to admit they are wrong. Jimmy and Sammy are no different in this respect. So I had to think very carefully as to whether I wanted to intervene on this argument of theirs. I certainly did not want to bruise either of their egos. A wounded pride could cause the relational dynamic to change for the worse in this collision repair business in Salt Lake City and that is the last thing I want. I am in the business of putting food on my table after all.
Of course I knew that both Jimmy and Sammy were correct. Keeping excess coolant from being lost and returning coolant when the cooling system goes into a vacuum are both functions of a coolant recovery system. But I also knew that I had nothing to gain by intervening in their argument. I risked having both of them angry with me. My solution, I left the auto body shop and went to lunch. I figured by the time I got back they would be having a different argument entirely.
If you have purchased a used car in Salt Lake City you may have sat in the front seat after the transaction is complete and looked at the odometer. There are likely thousands of miles registered all driven by some person other than you. You might wonder who drove the car and where did they go? Did they use the car to commute to and from a job that they hated? Perhaps the prior owner was a salesperson with a large territory who loved the open road. Were the prior owners a miserable married couple with two screaming kids in the back seat? Or perhaps the car was owned by good looking, newly married spouses, optimistic with their whole lives ahead of them. Did the car have more than one prior owner? What other states and cities has the car driven through?
Was the car purchased by the dealer at an auction or was it traded in by someone who once bought it new? Was the car in a horrible accident? ?as it used in the commission of a crime or has its existence prior to your ownership been fairly uneventful?
Some of this information you can get by ordering a car history report but most of it you will never know. After the transaction you have legal title to the car which means you can pretty much do what you want with it. But legal title does not mean that you know everything about the car. Much of its history and karma (carma?) is shrouded in mystery. Will you respect this mystery? Will you simply shrug your shoulders in the face of this mystery? Will you even give this mystery a moment’s thought? The choice is yours and most likely you have more pressing issues on which to focus your attention. But that does not mean that the mystery is not there. It is simply an aspect of your new, used car with no intrinsic importance except the importance you assign it in your mind.