A Thankful November!


November is a month that often forces us to hone in on and reflect upon what we are thankful for. Our social media pages are flooded with “30 Days of Thankfulness” posts and photos. We give thanks for everything from pumpkin spiced lattes to the little conveniences we enjoy on a daily basis. Things that often get taken for granted and overlooked… like having a roof over your head or the invention of toilet paper.


It’s around this time of year that we begin to soften our hardened exteriors in anticipation of the Holiday season. We open our hearts. We smile more. We see family members that we haven’t seen since the last go-round and we marinate in mutual gratitude. It truly is a wonderful time of year.


JP’s Collision Center wants you to know that we are thankful for YOU, our valued “family” of customers. Our 40 years in business couldn’t have ever been possible without our clientele, their referrals, and their return business. We just wanted to say thank you and wish you the most wonderful November yet!
Thank You!

We Don’t Like to Brag, But…

Okay, maybe sometimes it’s okay to toot your own horn a little! JP’s Collision Center has worked extremely hard over the last forty plus years to put our customers first and maintain our reputation for integrity, honesty, and excellent service.

We strive to treat everyone that walks through our doors the same as we would if they were our own family. Decades of hard work have paid off! This year, we received an award for being in the top 100 most highly-rated local businesses in the state of Utah for 2019, number 13 on the list to be exact!

We recognize that we could never have gotten this award without each and every one of you that has taken the time to leave reviews and give us the kind of ratings that got us awarded! Thank you all! If you’d like to take a look at the list of this year’s recipients, click the attached link. https://www.topratedlocal.com/awards/region/utah/year/2019

Have we done work for you but you just didn’t have the chance to give us your feedback yet? You can do so by leaving a review on our Facebook page, Yelp, or Google. Thank you again to all of you! We know it is because of you that we are able to proudly boast our success!

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The Clock is Ticking!


In the summer months, we might be able to squeak by with putting off needed repairs on our vehicles. That crack in your windshield that slightly obstructs your view when the weather is good, is going to be a much larger problem when the weather begins to take a turn for the worst. Those bald tires might cut it when the roads are dry, but throw in a little moisture mixed with colder temperatures, and you now have a serious problem that not only endangers the passengers inside our vehicles but everyone within a 100+ ft. radius around us. It’s a recipe for disaster.


The headlamps and safety lights that were designed for a reason? Yeah, you might not notice it as much when the sun comes up at 0500 and stays up until 2100, but winter is on her way and she’s on her own program. Don’t wait until dark winter to realize it is time to change out the bulbs or headlamps in your vehicle. It might be too late by then. Trick or treaters will be hitting the streets in swarms before we know it and I’m sure hitting a child that you couldn’t see isn’t on anyone’s bucket list. It’s time to stop procrastinating and get those minor repairs taken care of so that everyone inside and around your vehicle can be safe!


Not sure where to turn? Right off 3rd West, in between 33rd and 39th South, there’s a family-owned and operated business that’s had your back for over 40 years. Pop in and ask for JP or Scott. Tell them you want to make sure your vehicle is safe for the months ahead. We will take care of you, giving you the peace of mind that you need to go out and face other challenges that life brings, without having to worry about tire blowouts in 20-degree weather on I-80 with your 6 kids in the car.


With everything we face each week, worrying about the overall safety of our vehicles doesn’t need to be one of them! Come see us and we will check things over for you, giving you honest feedback before we complete the repairs, letting you decide what needs immediate tackling and what can be scheduled for the next round of fixes.

Paint Booth Facelift!


Having been in business for over 40 years, we are the first to admit that our equipment needs regular maintenance and touch-ups periodically to keep them fully operational and looking up to the task. Our paint booth has been in operation for years and so we decided to strip off the layers of buildup from over the years and repaint it. This will also help with dust and particle minimization and control during the painting process of vehicles and parts that come into the bay, ensuring a clean, flawless surface upon completion.


Stay tuned for further updates on changes to the building and additions that will further our ability to accommodate just about anything you can drive into our shop! We are excited about the facelift and will keep you posted on each progression once completed. Check out how great our paint booth looks now!

Pontiac Solstice

One inevitability in the life of a car is that it is bound to get some dings and scratches along the way. These accidents vary in degrees of severity, and sometimes they render the vehicle undrivable. When this happens, we can no longer ignore the damage like we can with a dent or something simply cosmetic. We need to get it fixed, or we will be Ubering everywhere we go, which isn’t the most practical answer.

Check out the repairs we did to this Pontiac, which hit a wall, nearly ripping the steering assembly and wheel clean off. The hood, quarter panel, and bumper were also damaged. Structural damage was pretty severe, but we think we handled the repairs like true professionals. What do you think?

Ready or Not…


It’s been said that Utah has only 2 seasons… winter and summer. There’s a blurry in-between somewhere, but if you ask any Utahn watching snow dust the peaks of the Wasatch this past week, they’ll just shrug and say, “welcome to Utah”. It was in the 90’s right before this. Normal, right? For us? kind of.

I was reminded of the coming season just this morning when shuttling the kids to school. As I started my car, that little warning indicator was staring me in the face, letting me know that my tire pressure was low. This happens often when temperatures change with the seasons because air contracts when it’s cold and expands again when it warms back up. It got me thinking about tire rotations, oil changes, and overall safety inspections. No one likes changing a tire or a breakdown when it’s 20 degrees outside and the road is covered in white. No one. Be proactive, not reactive.

Come see us and get ready for the inevitable changing of the seasons. We can check everything out for you and ensure that you are ready for whatever the Utah elements decide to throw at us!

Car Show 2019!

Thanks to all that showed up and showed off for a great cause! We raised roughly $1,000 for the Humane Society and couldn’t have done it without our amazing participants, sponsors, donors, and attendees! (Photo Credit: Bambi G.)

Expressions of Gratitude!


We wanted to thank everyone that came out to support our Car Show this last Sunday! We were moved to tears by the level of involvement and we had a blast with those that were brave enough to face the heat in the name of charity!


We took tons of pictures and will be cleaning them up for next week’s post, but we wanted to take the time to thank all of the contributors, vendors, participants, and attendees!


Special thanks to Our Sponsors:
Fuzzy Love Photography (Photo Credits Galore!!!) http://www.fuzzylovephoto.com/https://www.facebook.com/FuzzyLovePhotography/
Audra Lloyd Realty https://www.facebook.com/AudralloydRealty/


Our Supporters: Ferris Dubach

Joe’s Trophies and Gifts

Ashley Tuft

Steve Eihausen

Mike Fairbanks

Salt Lake Auto Colors

Advanced Auto

Auto Zone

Salt Lake Valley Chevrolet

Bill Beatty

Tony Divino

O’Reilly Auto Parts

Nate Wade Subaru

Ken GarffDee, Bambi, and the JP’s staff


Our Food Truck Vendors: Super Taqueria
Leilani’s Eatery https://www.facebook.com/Leilanis-Eatery-Snowie-snow-cone-132385857171219/
Tacos Las Guerashttps://www.facebook.com/Tacos-Las-Gueras-1468474756722205/


And let us not forget the owners of the cars that took the time to show up and show off! (The winners will be featured in next week’s post.)
Thank you to everyone that came or supported our online fundraiser to benefit the Utah Humane Society, for which we raised nearly $1,000! Thank you!


Didn’t get a chance to donate or couldn’t make it? No worries! The online fundraiser will continue for another week, so there’s still time! https://www.facebook.com/donate/420575862136787/10217178086635963/Donations will go directly to support and help our furry friends that so desperately need it!

Gotta be ‘in it to win it’!


Here are the trophies for this year’s car show event!


8/25/19 9am -3pm

3675 S. 300 W.

(801)266-7791


Trophies for:~ Best of Show~ 2nd Place~ 3rd Place
See you there!

Car Show is This Sunday!

Car Show is This Sunday!
It’s time! Woot-woot! The car show is 2 days away and we are getting all amped up for it! For those that don’t know, it will be held in the JP’s parking lot, located at 3675 S 300 W in Salt Lake City. (801) 266-7791
~ It starts at 9 am and will go until 3 pm. If you are planning to participate in the event, please come early as the staging spots will fill up quickly!
~ Spectator parking will be along 3rd West. No spectator parking will be allowed on the lot.
~ This is a blacktop parking lot, so we do want to ask that, even though the event is for our furry friends, please leave your pets at home. We don’t want any burned paws!
~ Speaking of the expected weather, the forecast is calling for clear skies and 90-degree weather. Come prepared! We will have a few sunshades set up, but please bring lawn chairs and some form of shade for yourself so you can enjoy the event comfortably!
~ There will be several food trucks there and we will have drinks and other things to fill your belly. Come hungry! We are also excited to announce that we will have a professional DJ at the event playing music, so get ready for a fun and charitable day!
~ If you are interested in donating door prizes or helping out with the event, let us know. There’s still time! See you there!