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Change is inevitable. And for the car industry, embracing these changes is not an option, it’s a necessity.

The Toyota Prius and the Chevrolet Volt are two of the hottest new cars on the market. Their ability to run without regular means makes them a popular sale yet their design are innovative and different from what the traditional car is made of. This is a complete game changer, and mechanics must be parallel to the technology used in creating these new vehicles.

The Chevrolet Volt is said to be the most fuel-efficient compact car sold in the United States. This model can travel 25-50 miles on pure battery power, whereas its fuel economy is at 93mpg. When this battery dies, the car automatically shifts into a gasoline engine.

 

The latest model from Toyota, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, contains a 4.4kWh lithium-ion battery, in which cars can be charged to go 15 miles, with 87 mpg in fuel mode. These models are expected to sell as many as 15,000 in their first year in the U.S. alone. Previous version of the Prius has sold as many as 2 million cars worldwide since their sale in 1997.

 

Cars are developed with new standards and technologies that alter the components of traditional cars; most seasoned auto mechanics are unaware of these. Every year we send our technicians to participate in the annual Chief Automotive Structure training, as well as I-Car training.  Managers also reinforce their skills with I-Car, DuPont, and Chief training classes. Being able to stay on top of the game is essential in running a collision shop. Chaz understands that constant education and being up to date is key to running a successful business.

Chaz Limited began with Chuck Miller who was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. His first shop began in his own garage until he moved shop to the 30th Avenue location in Fairbanks. Since then, many more locations have sprouted, one of our biggest shops being Anchorage South, located at 6210 Old Seward Hwy.

Our auto body shops strive to deliver high customer satisfaction. When you have an unfortunate accident with your car, bring her in and we’ll give you an estimate fast. We also work with insurance agents and handle claims so that you deal with little to no stress whatsoever. Going through a wreck is enough, why go through more pain?

Chaz handles all of the problems your car or truck may face. We meet with your adjusters to ensure that everyone is on agreement of what needs to be done, at a fair price. If you have a little ding on your truck, or need a new fender, hood and windshield, we can repair or replace to your liking. No matter where you car has been damaged, Chaz specializes in finishing a job to restore a car to a brand new state. We can install brand new taillights, new windows, fenders, hoods, and more.

We paint it all: drivers hood, fender, drivercab, driver bed, down to the whole vehicle. Chose your color from our top of the line DuPont selection. We work with complete care under the 6H law to make sure your finish is not only outstanding, but environmentally safe as well.

No matter what kind of damage has been done to your car, no matter what kind of incident you find yourself in, we take care of our customers and their cars. We’ll get the job done fast, working with your insurance company to give you the outstanding service that a person deserves. You won’t find us on a BBB or a rip off report, and our years of success and expansion testify to this statement.

Channel 2 completed a survey on Facebook asking viewers to pinpoint the worst areas to drive in around Anchorage. Most agreed that the roundabout at Dowling and New Seward leaves many drivers in a sweat over the confusion and risk of injury.

“The ridiculous roundabout at Dowling and New Seward,” wrote Johnny Mabry. “I’ve seen more collisions there thanks to it’s goofy, nonsensical layout, than any other intersection in this city. I’ve personally sacrificed a side view mirror to the moron DOT gods thanks to a driver next to me realizing he was in the wrong lane at the last minute.”

There were many other noted areas including:

Elmore and Coventry
Elmore Rd extension
88th Avenue & Arlene

The Department of Transportation noted that they receive about 3 complains a week about other areas in need of renovation. These areas could result in minor to major collisions and require heavy repair. Chaz Limited Collision Express specializes in automobile accidents to repair the structure of your vehicle into a state of like – new.  Our services enlist auto body painting, body repair, scratches, and dents to bring your automobile back to life. No matter what has happened to your car, we can mend it. Chaz also works with insurance companies to get your repair estimates quoted without any hassle or bother to you. We will assess the damage of your vehicle and apply integrity in getting you a fair bargain with your claims specialist.

Once the initial meeting has explained what will occur under our maintenance, our mechanics and specialists work with precision and care to renew every detail that needs attention.  We employ a program called the Customer Service Index in order to ensure that every customer is treated with the same respect and speed that you desire. It is our goal to innovate our CSI in order to satisfy what customers needs may be, adjust with feedback and concerns.

Preventative measures can be taken in order to minimize the risk of collision. Know the roads before you go, the stops, the speeds, and anything that may impair you from driving at the safest. With winter around the corner, these hazards will only double in risk.

These areas in Anchorage are dangerous no doubt. We hope to see changes from the DOT in order to prevent these instances of uncertainty in safety.

Safe driving!

– The Chaz Crew

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