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SGI Collision Repair Process Explained by Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body Experts at Superior Auto Body

Superior Auto Body Ltd Saskatoon has been in business since 1961, and they are an SGI ELITE Autobody shop and have been SGI accredited since 1982. There are many reasons they have so many loyal longstanding clients from all over the city, but mostly it is the small, personal touches that they offer to people who have been unfortunate enough to require their services. Superior take pride in their workmanship. Superior Auto Body is a Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body & Collision Repair Shop. In their latest tip they explain the SGI Collision Repair Process they follow at Superior Auto Body!


THE SGI COLLISION REPAIR PROCESS

DAMAGE ESTIMATE

After filing your claim, we need to appraise your vehicle to find out how bad the damage is and prepare a damage estimate.

The damage estimate can be completed at either an:

Accredited repair shop (if eligible)

Once the damage estimate is done, you’ll get a printout with the cost of repairs for your vehicle. Your claims adjuster will need to confirm your insurance coverage before you can have the vehicle fixed.

DETERMINING RESPONSIBILITY

We’ll tell you if you’re considered responsible for the collision and then finalize the claim. See Determining responsibility for details.

TOTAL LOSS VEHICLES

If your vehicle can’t be repaired, your adjuster will let you know the process for a total loss vehicle.

HAVE YOUR VEHICLE REPAIRED

Once the damage estimate is done, you’ll get a copy of the estimate outlining the cost of repairs for your vehicle. If you’re responsible for paying your deductible or any other costs, it will be listed on the estimate. You can contact your adjuster with any questions you have about these costs.

Repairs must be finalized within 2 years from the date of the collision. It’s a good idea to complete repairs as soon as possible to avoid any deterioration or further damage to the vehicle. Have damage to headlights, tail lights, tires, wheels, etc., fixed as soon as possible. Also, some types of damage can make your vehicle unsafe or less safe to drive.

See details on Damage repair and parts page.

VEHICLE RENTALS

The cost of a rental vehicle is covered if:

  • You’re not responsible for the collision and you need a replacement vehicle, providing the responsible driver has insurance coverage.
  • You have extra auto insurance coverage. Talk to your insurance broker for the details of your coverage or refer to your policy cover page.

AUTHORIZE PAYMENT

Once your vehicle has been repaired, the team at Superior Auto Body will ask you to sign a Certificate of Repairs form. This form signifies that you’re satisfied with the repairs and authorizes us to pay the body shop.

For more Superior Auto Body Tip & Articles Click here 

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"When we get through it's just like new".

Superior Auto Body is a Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body & Collision Repair Shop 

Flash Fresh - Supporting Trusted Saskatoon Partners In Most Need Due To Covid 19 Lockdown

The Trusted Saskatoon community and our team believes giving back is always in style. We are proud members of the Saskatoon business community. We love our city and do what we can to support local events, non-profits and to help individuals in need. In our latest community project we have partnered with Trusted Saskatoon Electrician Brodie Johnston, owner of Flash Electrical Contracting and his friends Cavrin, Kim & Tim Karchut at Hudson Bay Distillers to launch Flash Fresh - Supporting Trusted Saskatoon Partners In Need Campaign..


Flash Fresh


In April 2020, Brodie Johnston, owner of Flash reached out to The Trusted Saskatoon team with an idea. He had been approached by good friends at Hudson Bay Distilleries to see if he wanted to buy or distribute hand sanitizer. In this time of Covid it was a pretty rare commodity and Hudson Bay Distillers was one of the handful of distilleries around the province that had been approved by the Saskatchewan Government to shift their focus from selling alcohol to making and distributing hand sanitizer.  
Brodie is an entrepreneur and saw the opportunity to do well, but being the community spirited guy he is, he immediately thought about how he could help instead of profit from this opportunity! 

A Fundraising Campaign


Knowing the massive negative impact on small local business in our community due to the pandemic, but also recognizing he can't help every small business in need in Saskatoon,  he decided the best thing was to support the Trusted Saskatoon partners in the community he belongs to that have been hardest hit financially from the Covid Pandemic lockdowns in Saskatoon. Once he shared the idea with Sara Wheelwright, the owner of Trusted Saskatoon, she was thrilled to be able to step up and help. 

How To Buy? 


Send Order To Flash Electrical By Email To  

Subject Line : Hand Sanitizer

Weekly orders- Order by Wednesday for pick up Monday or delivery by the following Tuesday. 

E-transfers best way to accept money due to Covid. 

Your purchase not only helps you protect those most important to you, but you can also feel good that your purchase is supporting your community and businesses who are working hard to come back to serve us all! 



 See the Hudson Bay Distillers Facebook Announcement below! 


Which Partners Will Be Recipients Of The Campaign Funds Raised?


The following Trusted Saskatoon Partners were forced to close their doors completely and have had zero income since Mid March:

  1. Hairstyle Inn Salons at Lawson and Centre Malls 
  2. Saskatoon Pilates
  3. Made In The Shade 
  4. Fitness Focus
  5. Imagery Photography 

Had To Close Their Location To Public & Lay Off Most (If Not All) Staff & Were Severely Financially Impacted: 
 
  1. Bateman Jewellers
  2. HomeQuarter Coffee House & Bakery
    Quarter
  3. PickNic's Catering
  4. Chef De Partie
Non Profit- Had To Cancel Major Events and This Has Severely Affected Their Operations  

  1. SCAT - Saskatoon Street Cat Rescue (Charity) 

Fresh Fresh Hand Sanitizer Prices & Sizes:

    $25.53 /1.89 litre 
   $216.79 / 19 litres 
   $8545.00 /1000 litres 


Reminder- How To Buy

Send Order To Flash Electrical By Email To  

Subject Line : Hand Sanitizer

Weekly orders- Order by Wednesday for pick up Monday or delivery by the following Tuesday. 

E-transfers best way to accept money due to Covid. 

Soon it will be available at the following locations when they can open:

Hairstyle Inn at Centre Mall - (306) 683-2222
Hairstyle Inn at Lawson Mall - (306) 242-4222

How Much Will Be Donated To The Trusted Saskatoon Partners Support Fund?


Amount of Donation Per Unit Purchased:

Size (Litres)Donation $Amount
1.89
$5.00
19
$25.00
1000$1000.00


Trusted has offered as much support as possible and we have contributed to the campaign by:

1. Creating the Flash Fresh logo and brand for free- thanks to graphic designers at Trusted Marketing Services  
2. Paying for printing all the labels ( thanks to our good friends at Future Print in Regina, who turned them around and had them delivered to Hudson Bay in less than 3 days!)
3. Buying $500 of the hand sanitizers to donate to folk in need of it in Saskatoon
4. Donating all the marketing and creating everything required for the 3 month campaign. 
5. Advising on which partners had been hardest hit and needed the most support.   
6.  1 of the 9 For Profit Trusted Saskatoon Partners who are the recipients of the fund will also receive a years membership to Trusted Saskatoon for Free - (value $4000.00) - The recipient will be drawn at the end of the campaign.    



Please help us help these small business and SCAT in Saskatoon - we appreciate you sharing this news AND purchasing Local to support LOCAL!! - Sara Wheelwright 

Campaign runs until August 31st 2020


"If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you’ll end up doing nothing for nobody." ~ Malcolm Bane 

Meet ALL the Trusted Saskatoon Partners in this video we made in March 2020



Trusted Saskatoon Fitness Equipment Store, Fitness Solutions Share The Benefits Of Trampolines

Fitness Solutions is an established Trusted Saskatoon Fitness Equipment store. They have the tools and the experience to make your fitness goals a reality. They are There every step of the way to guide and educate you through the process of finding the perfect piece of equipment to make it happen. In their latest Trusted Saskatoon fitness article, they wanted to share the benefits of jumping and what equipment they have in store to put the spring onto your step this Spring! 

Spring Into Better Health With Fitness solutions Trampolines In Saskatoon



Spring Into Better Health


Jumping on a trampoline exercises the whole body. The g-force that bouncing produces helps to build muscle and burn fat quickly. This firms up every part of your body – including legs, thighs, arms, hips and stomach. It also has the added benefit of improving agility and balance. In our latest fitness article, we share the history of bouncing, some bouncing options and the trampoline options we have in store at Fitness Solutions in Saskatoon.   
The modern trampoline was created by George Nissen in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1936. In 1938 the first “small trampoline” was created by Ed Russell, who left his ideas and prototype with Victor Green, who patented the “small trampoline” in 1975. Within a year, five American companies were manufacturing small trampolines, which were soon called rebounders.

Mini trampoline bouncing


Also known as rebounding—is an exercise that takes place on a trampoline. The exercise gained popularity in 1980 when NASA began using rebounding to help astronauts regain bone density after returning from space. This came on the heels of a study published in the Journal of Physiology that found rebounding is 68 percent more efficient than running.

“Rebound Exercise is the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man.”


Today, there appears to be an upsurge of interest in rebound exercise, in part due to the increasing quality of equipment and in part due to its use in physical therapy and the fight against obesity generally. Rebound exercise begins as soon as someone steps on a rebounder and begins to move their body. It can be highly aerobic — full-on sprints and interval training are ideal on a rebounder because it does not jar the physical body anywhere near as much as does hard ground — or it can be very slow and gentle, with only a gentle rocking taking place.

Fitness Solutions has several mini trampoline rebounder in stock, including the one pictured above: Rebounder

Full-Size Trampolines- Not Just For Kids 

If you have a trampoline in your backyard - or if you are considering one for your children, you can use it too!  We understand that not everyone is skilled enough or confident enough to do backflips, but that doesn't mean you have to avoid jumping on yourself. Below are a few additional ideas for incorporating a full-size trampoline into your workout routine.

Upper-Body Drills

Target your upper body by doing the plank-to-pushup exercise on the trampoline. Get down into a plank position so your body forms a straight line and you are supporting your weight on your forearms and feet. Push yourself up onto your hands and then do a pushup to complete one repetition. ground. Push yourself back up into the starting position and repeat. The instability of the surface makes this much more challenging in a trampoline - this equals more benefits for you.

Tackle the Lower Body

To work your lower body do lateral plyo jumps by standing on your left foot on the left side of the trampoline. Quickly jump to the right side, landing on your right foot to complete one repetition. Continue hopping from side to side as quickly as you can. You can also perform squats, lunges, jogging in place, high knee running or jumping jacks while on the trampoline.

Condition Your Core

The power bounce with lateral reach exercise helps strengthen your abdominals, lower back and hips. Sit on the trampoline and hop back up into a standing position as quickly as you can. Reach alternate arms across your chest every time you stand back up. You can also do crunches by sitting on the trampoline with your hands to your chest and your knees bent at 90-degree angles. Lean back so that you are balancing on your buttocks. Crunch your torso toward your knees without resting your lower back on the trampoline.



Fitness Solutions sister company, AAA Trampolines are proud to provide the CTM Backyard Trampolines. We carry a wide variety of shapes and sizes of Octagon and Rectangular Trampolines.  The CTM Trampolines are an excellent durable trampoline for the whole family and a piece you will have for years to come. Check out the range here 




Benefits of Bouncing

  • Boosts lymphatic drainage and immune function.
  • Great for the skeletal system and increasing bone mass.
  • It helps improve digestion.
  • More than twice as effective as running, without the extra stress on the ankles and knees.
  • Increases endurance on a cellular level by stimulating mitochondrial production (these are responsible for cell energy).
  • It helps improve balance by stimulating the vestibule in the middle ear.
  • Helps improve the effects of other exercises: One study found that those who rebounded for 30 seconds between weight lifting sets saw 25 percent more improvement after 12 weeks than those who did not.
  • Rebounding helps circulate oxygen throughout the body to increase energy.
  • Rebounding is a whole-body exercise that improves muscle tone throughout the body.
  • Some sources claim that the unique motion of rebounding can also help support the thyroid and adrenals.
At Fitness Solutions we have the tools and the experience to make your fitness goals a reality. Whether it's a treadmill, free weights, racks, elliptical, yoga mat, or paddleboard, we are here every step of the way to guide and educate you through the process of finding the perfect piece of equipment to make it happen.


'Fitness is Not A Destination It Is A Way Of Life'




Trusted Saskatoon Jewellers at Batemans Shares About Gemstone Engagement Rings

Bateman Jewellers are Trusted Saskatoon jewellery experts! Did you know that they are the oldest independent jewellery store in Saskatoon?  Bateman Jewellers maintain that the relationship with their clients is very important to them. In their latest Saskatoon jewellery tip they share the interesting history of the metal platinum. 


ENGAGEMENTS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF GEMSTONES 

Non-traditional engagement styles for trendy Millennials




Diamonds are rare, beautiful and, yes, forever. That’s not going to change anytime soon. But gemstone engagements are making a splash among Millennial buyers. Remember that recently the DPA ran its “Real is Rare” campaign? It aimed at rekindling the diamond romance with younger customers. Since the Millennial group is the largest generation in our nation’s history, it’s advantageous to understand what drives this sweeping customer base. So the question remains: Are Millennials attracted to gemstone engagements because of their uniqueness or affordability? Well, the short answer is both!

Gemstone engagements stray from conventional norms and offer individual expression for younger audiences. Their bursts of colour grant wearers freedom from the traditional look and communicate uniqueness. Also, many gemstones have a lower price point, attracting frugal Millennials who opt to allocate their money elsewhere. However, this isn’t always the case. In fact, with gemstone popularity on the rise, certain stones can rival diamonds in price per carat.

After reviewing the numbers, we’ve isolated our bestselling stones for gemstone engagements.


 Morganite + Rose Gold: A Romantic Combination


A diamond halo encircles this rosy Morganite. The heart-accented gallery and rose gold sheen makes for a very romantic union. Plus, our current blog poll located on the right sidebar, places Morganite in an overwhelming lead as the most popular springtime gemstone.




Classic French-Set Blue Sapphire


Sizable diamonds adorn this blue sapphire, exemplifying traditional diamond accents coupled with a colourful contemporary center. The burnished yellow gold richly complements the velvety blue sapphire.




Vintage-Inspired Ruby Ring 


This vintage-inspired ring unites this luxurious ruby — eternal symbol of passion — with the refined art-deco style. These enduring elements mix well with the trendy diamond halo and rose gold metal choice.







Emerald with Classic Baguette Accents



Here’s another twist on old meets new: a modern halo-style design with classic baguette accents adorning a striking emerald center. The gallery’s negative space also adds a futuristic dimension.




Yellow Sapphire on Yellow Gold



This bypass design features an interwoven halo that draws the eye to the center stone. The yellow sapphire and yellow gold combination offer a trendy look we see in gemstone engagements.






Aquamarine with Geometric Shank


Simple and focused, this geometric shank with diamond accents directs attention to the aquamarine center stone held with pronounced white gold prongs.






Bateman Jewellers continues to have a strong reputation in Saskatoon, and this is due to their loyal customers who appreciate the friendly, family-orientated store that they have come to expect! As a team, Cam and Jan are committed to ensuring that Bateman Jewellers remains the same for many generations to come.

'Your Jewellery Is A Lifetime Investment...Buy It From A LifeTime Friend'

Bateman Jewellers is a Trusted Saskatoon Jewellery Store 





By Alissa Talbot

Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Broker Tammy Wandzura Shares Tips On Working From Home

Purchasing your home is one of the biggest and most important decisions that you can make. Tammy Wandzura is a Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage broker and the team at Elite Mortgage Choice believe that buying a home should also be an exciting experience with little to NO stress. By trusting your Saskatoon Mortgage Broker, you are ensuring that any stress you may have had in previous encounters can be eliminated! Tammy truly believes that all you should have to worry about is opening the door to your new home for the very first time. In her latest Mortgage tip she shares tips on working from home! 

Many of us through COVID have been plunged into a ‘work from home’ scenario.

What does that (really) look like to you?

  • How have you been managing?
  • Do you have a dedicated workspace?
  • Do you have kids at home?
  • Have you been able to catch up with the technology you need to be connected to? (Zoom, double screens, fast enough internet etc)
  • Are you working more efficiently? (or as efficient as you expected?)
  • Are you working too much?
  • Will this be your ‘new normal’ moving forward post COVID?
  • Do you like it?? Love it?? Hate it??




Everyone’s situations are vastly different and the experience will look much different to every person and household.


I want to reach out to the super social, work-a-holic type folks out there!

How are you managing? 


Working from home can be a real challenge for these types of people.  Take it from me!

I personally started working from home 2 1/2 years ago; after 15+ years of working from a brick and mortar office.

I have been working “remotely” without of Province clients or clients that preferred a SIMPLIFIED process and service level for MANY years…so the transition from a workflow perspective was very simple.

Rewind to my feelings of working from home a couple of years back?

PURE Joy and Excitement

  • The extra time to prioritize me (health and wellness)
  • The extra time to keep the house up
  • The extra time….
  • No outside distractions
  • No need to ‘get ready’ every single day…could I really work in my pj’s all day if I wanted to!@!?!?

The REALITY of working from home is a touch different. (which I am sure many of you are experiencing?)


I still ♥♥♥ it! And would NOT change it for the world! BUT it does not come without its own challenges AND I have learned many lessons over the last couple of years.


First of all… working from home has not made my life any less busy.

I am a bonfide 100% self-proclaimed work-a-holic.

That can be good…and that can be bad ☺

When I worked from an office- my days were long but I had the option of “shutting it down for the day” most days.

I LOVE my job, I LOVE my clients, I LOVE my industry and I LOVE what I do. So “shutting it down” is not always in the cards when the office is only 5 steps down the stairs.

I honestly have NO PROBLEM at all rolling downstairs- to my office with a hot cup of coffee at 6am or 7am and will work all through the day until well after supper time without a thought.

Many folks I talk to – wonder how I get any work done all day working from home…? 

They have communicated they would be watching TV, doing laundry, sitting on the patio….

Warning: if you are a work-a-holic and you love what you do….working from anywhere is not a problem!

To be honest, it’s turned me into a bit of a procrastinator. My personal life stuff tends to get put on the back burner more than it used to.

When I was working outside of the home- I was pit stopping throughout the day or on my way home (groceries, dry cleaning, shopping etc) & house stuff (cleaning, yard work etc) was getting done at record speeds…because there was only so much time in the day…and stuff still had to get done.

NOW: leaving the house needs to be a real plan. Cleaning…well…I am a clean freak, so yes my house is generally clean- but it often gets done “tomorrow” or the day after that.

What I learned really quickly….?


  • If there is a day or week that is not crazy busy. TAKE IT!
When you work from home – (for me at least, as a self-employed person) if work is not my normal ‘crazy busy’ ….I feel guilty and feel like I should be trying to create projects to get the phone ringing.   When I worked from the downtown office, I would take that odd opportunity to grab my cell phone (any incoming calls), close up the office for the day and go out to LIVE LIFE. 

So the advice: keep building that business but take some time once in a bit to absorb this one life we have!

Make it a priority to plan a coffee or lunch date (post-COVID) out of the home office with friends or colleagues a couple of times per week.


 Suit up!

Not really…but GET UP early, Make your bed, SHOWER and look pretty.

There is nothing worse than working in your PJ’s for 5 days in a row with ‘bed head’ and then wondering why life feels so un-motivating.

I am still struggling with this….(as I sit here in my PJ’s) but I can tell you- without a shadow of a doubt I feel like a million bucks when I get ready and throw a ‘real outfit’ on!

I can work from A N Y W H E R E !

We lead a busy life.  I had to create a process that allowed me to keep you with it!

We actually thrive from being ‘over the top busy’. It’s how we do our best work.

My business is consistently hopping all through the year, my husband is a grain farmer (so Spring through to mid-November is even busier) and we love spending time in sunny Costa Rica where we are fortunate to have a modest condo and have the opportunity to spend a few weeks- a couple of months per year

Having my business set up remotely has allowed me to be 100% available – working ‘full time’ all while LIVING life.

I have the same office set up at home, at the farm and in Costa Rica. I grab my laptop, my office phone (Voice over the internet) and off I go. Ready to ‘plug and play’!


The single biggest challenge

  • Create a self wellness routine now!
This may be the hardest thing and something I still struggle with every single day. (Its EASY to put work and everything else before YOU)

I work from home. I have zero excuses and I absolutely always have 30-60 minutes a few times per week to take care of myself.

Simple goals I talk to myself about every night before bed:

  • A daily walk
  • Fresh, clean and healthy snacks and meals available
  • Take your vitamins!
  • Do a work out!
Sounds easy right?  Well, it doesn’t seem to be as easy as it sounds! ☺

(OH! and DRINK WATER!)

At the end of the day, every person's priorities are different.

There used to be an opinion about folks that worked from home.
  • We didn’t work as hard
  • Our systems were not as secure or efficient
  • We were not always available (because we are tending to home duties)
  • We didn’t really ‘want to’ work full time anymore…
This is NOT the case at all. As you can see from my experience above I have been busier and working harder than ever.

Efficient?  I think “work from hom’ers” are CRAZY efficient.  Setting systems up to WOW clients and creating solid SIMPLIFIED workflows for the office and the client experience.

I think the COVID crisis has created some harsh realities and truths for many of us to sit up and take notice of.

Life can change in a blink.

Working remotely is a “thing”. It's a thing that can work very well- BUT with everything, there is a learning curve. (likely both from a technology standpoint and personal)


I am and will continue to be your Mortgage Broker. 

I will never stop LOVING this industry, the people I get to meet, work with, assist and create friendships with.

I will always answer your calls and emails in a super speedy manner- providing top-notch service and SIMPLIFIED, MORTGAGE solutions.

If we have had the opportunity to work together- you know our office response time is well beyond what most anticipate.

I am forever grateful for the opportunity to work from home (or anywhere) and will continue to create personal goals to fine-tune my own personal experience and process to LIVE MY BEST LIFE.

If you are working from home and have some tips for ME, my followers and anyone that has engaged in this article PLEASE pass along!

Working from home is a fairly new concept for most and any TIPS would always be greatly appreciated!

Call Tammy Wandzura today Saskatoon mortgage needs OR visit www.elitemortgagechoice.com

Tammy Wandzura is a Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage broker


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