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The Microcosm of the Macrocosm

The laws of physics govern the various behaviors exhibited by colliding objects. When objects collide, they do so according to these rules of physics. As such, the crumpling of the component parts can be expressed in terms of a mathematical equation. It is likely that a mechanic working in an auto body repair Salt Lake City does not have a solid grasp of the laws of physics and the mathematical equations which govern and describe the damage endured by the car being repaired. This, however, is of no importance because knowledge of the laws of physics and its mathematical equations is not required to perform the work to repair the impacts of these laws.

 

Despite this fact, it is interesting to consider the fact that although a mechanic working in an auto body Salt Lake City shop need not be in possession of specific knowledge regarding the laws of physics, he or she is still responding to them. In a sense the two work in concert and together create a larger organism which can be said to possess the knowledge of the laws of physics and perform the work to repair the impact that the laws of physics had upon the objects which collided into each other.
From a larger perspective all living beings and moving objects form a living, functioning organism. From this perspective it does not matter that one part of the organism does not know the function of another part of the organism. In a similar way a skin cell in a human body is probably not aware of the math test that the human being is taking. Nevertheless, the organism that is the human body functions despite the fact that its component parts do not have full knowledge about the function of all the other component parts.

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The Force of Impact Upon a Car

When one car impacts another in a motor vehicle accident many things happen at once and as a result of said impact. Besides the obvious ramification of taking the impacted vehicle or the impacting vehicle to an auto body repair Salt Lake City shop there are other impacts which happen behind the scene and under the hood as it were. For example, there are a myriad of parts which make up the car’s engine or exhaust system or fuel line all of which can be damaged by the impact depending upon the nature of the impact. Moreover, the passengers inside the vehicles can likewise be impacted by the accident both physically and emotionally.

 

Some of these impacts will not immediately manifest themselves in a noticeable manner. Furthermore, an impacted car will never quite be the same after an accident. Event the most skilled mechanic working in an auto body Salt Lake City repair shop cannot restore a car to its exact state prior to the accident. There will always be subtle and lingering impacts which remain and carry forward in time. This will always be the case when one car impacts another whether the impact occurs in Salt Lake City, Utah or Boston Massachusetts. Likewise the repair will never be perfect whether the car is repaired in a collision repair Salt Lake City shop or a collision repair shop in Boston Massachusetts.

 

This is not to say that a skilled mechanic cannot take a damaged car and return it to a state of full functionality. Rather, it must be fully acknowledged that once a car has been impacted it will never be quite the same again even if it is fully functional. One could argue that the aging process has the same impact upon a car in that a car (or any physical object for that matter) is not the same car from one moment to another given atomic decay, weathering and any other force which works decay on a material object.

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What Happens After an Accident

When one car is involved in a collision with another car several events will quickly follow. An ambulance will likely be called by a passerby with a cell phone. The police will likewise be alerted. A tow truck will be called. These professionals will descend on the scene and assess the situation. The medical professionals will assess the drivers and passengers in both vehicles to see if anyone has been seriously injured enough to warrant treatment. If so, they will be taken away to a medical center after the medical professionals have stabilized them. The police will work to get the vehicles off the road and redirect traffic if needed. They will also interview the victims and witnesses to ascertain if there was a violation of traffic regulations. The tow truck driver will make preparations to remove the vehicles and transport them to an auto body repair Salt Lake City.

 

Eventually everything will be sorted out. The injured parties will be taken away for medical treatment. The guilty parties will be charge with crimes. The entire incident will be documented. The cars will be driven away or towed off to auto body Salt Lake City repair shops. And the debris will be removed from the street. The next day it might not even be apparent that an automobile accident had occurred upon that very spot.

 

Meanwhile the cars involved in the accident will sit in a collision repair Salt Lake City shop where they will be attended to by mechanics. They will hammer out the dents, replace broken parts and repaint the cars where needed. It is interesting to note how the system is set up to make it look as if the accident never happened. All that will remain of the accident are the criminal charges, the wounds that never healed and the hidden damage that the mechanics never located.

 

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Psychological Advantages to Used Car Dealerships in Salt Lake City

Many people are well aware that there are very strong psychological advantages associated with purchasing used cars Salt Lake City as compared with purchasing a new car. For example, the owner of a used car will often not have to worry about accumulating minor scratches and other esthetic forms of damage to their car in the same way or to the same degree that an owner of a new car is likely to experience. Moreover, the owner of a used car might not have to worry about where he or she parks his or her car for the very same reason. This is true because a brand new car exists in a more perfected state. As such a minor scratch does more to remove the car from this perfected state which has a strong psychological impact. By contrast a used car is already not in a state of perfection and therefore a scratch will not have the same psychological force.

However, these psychological advantages associated with used cars Utah often do not serve to motivate people to make the choice to purchase a used car as opposed to a new car. Clearly the greatest force of motivation behind the purchase of a used car is the price. A new car simply costs more than a used car. What is more, a new car will begin to depreciate far more rapidly than a used car will depreciate after it is driven off the lot.

The psychological advantages of purchasing a used car touched upon in the first paragraph serve to reinforce the emotional satisfaction the purchaser of the used car will feel after the transaction has occurred. As such even though these advantages do not serve to motivate the purchase this does not mean that the advantage is not a powerful or valuable force.

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Zen and the Art of Collision Repair

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.

 

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The Function of the Coolant Recovery System

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.

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Car Karma

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.