Trusted Tips and Resources

Trusted Tips & Resources

Trusted Regina Partner Bergen's Auto Body - COVID-19 continued service plan for the health and safety of staff and customers

Bergens Auto Body is a local family collision repair business and from the moment you call you will be treated like family! 

They are proud to have an amazing 80 Years Auto Body Experience, and they have been serving Regina Auto Body needs for over 30 Years....they have a loyal customer base that simply wouldn't think of going anywhere else. Bergen's Auto Body are a  Trusted Regina Auto Body Shop, they offer courtesy cars to their clients and they specialize in foreign vehicles. 

COVID-19 Continued Service Plan - for the health and safety of staff and customers

At Bergens Autobody we treat you like family and we don't want our family members getting sick. With growing concerns around the novel coronavirus (COVID‑19), we wanted to reach out to you to share the actions we are taking to ensure our shop is clean and safe for you, our team members and the community we serve.  As such while no cases have been reported at our location we are committed to doing our part.
The following is a list of measures that we are taking:

  • We are now offering pick up and drop off services. Including rental vehicles if you have been approved
  • You can drop off your vehicle and keys in our drop box outside without coming in.
  • We accept payments over the phone and you can sign for documents when we drop your vehicle off to you if you choose
  • All communication can be done via phone, text or email.
  • All surfaces inside vehicles are cleaned and sanitized with particular focus on high contact areas .
  • Our staff use gloves and masks while working on your vehicle.
  • As outlined by health officials, staff practice frequent hand washing and refrain from hand shaking.
  • We have increased hand sanitize stations for both staff and customers.

We recognize that you may have upcoming appointments, we continue to offer you flexibility to meet your needs so you don't have to leave home.

To keep our community safe, if you or any members of your household are feeling unwell, please lets us know and we will rebook your appointment at a time convenient to you.


Sincerely, 

Jonathon Bergen
Bergens Autobody

Bergen’s Auto Body & Collision Centre, they treat you like family and that means w work hard to give your vehicles back to you properly and most importantly safely!

Bergen's AutoBody & Collision Centre are TRUSTED REGINA AUTO BODY EXPERT


Trusted Regina Auto body Shop Bergens Auto Body answers CAN YOU PAINT MATCH MY VEHICLE?

Bergens Auto Body is a local family collision repair business and from the moment you walk in the door you will be treated like family! 

They are proud to have an amazing 80 Years Auto Body Experience, and they have been serving Regina Auto Body needs for over 30 Years....they have a loyal customer base that simply wouldn't think of going anywhere else. Bergen's Auto Body are a  Trusted Regina Auto Body Shop, they offer courtesy cars to their clients and they specialize in foreign vehicles. In their latest Trusted Regina Auto Body Tip they share information on paint matching. 

CAN BERGENS AUTO BODY GUARANTEE PAINT MATCHING?


Q: WILL THE PAINT MATCH ON MY VEHICLE AFTER MY AUTO BODY / COLLISION REPAIRS ARE DONE?

So you need to get you car fixed after an accident or collision. A safe repair is most important to the customers of our body shop in Regina, SK   but most consumers of newer vehicles are really concerned that the vehicle gets returned to its factory appearance. There are many techniques we employ to make a color match exactly to the rest of the factory paint on the car, such as blending and tinting. As auto body repair professionals we are faced with many challenges in matching the factory paint, so we thought we would share the process and challenges with you.

First challenge: The Factory Standard

The first challenge is the factory standard. Today, the average paint code has between three to seven alternates that are worth formulating. There is actually more but the auto paint manufacturers have narrowed them to down to keep the databases simple to use.

So why do the car manufacturers have so many variances?

Most manufacturers have three major paint suppliers. The manufacturer decides on a standard color for production and submits a painted sample to their suppliers. The paint manufacturer then produces a formula for the “standard sample” and is allowed a tolerance of plus or minus 5% when they deliver the paint.

Second challenge: Manufacturers geographical variance

The plant in the east coast may be getting a 5% shade greener on a blue metallic standard and the plant in the west coast may be getting a 5% shade violet on the same blue metallic standard. When compared side by side, they look like a completely different colour. This is the reason the paint manufacturers usually have the standard formula followed by two alternates. If the alternates are not available, the painter in the body shop usually mixes the standard formula and tints it accordingly.

The second reason for variances in paint colours is the metallic colour applications. The metallic colours are now classified in 7 categories. Extra fine, fine, medium, medium coarse, coarse, and extra coarse. The metallic colours control the value (lightness and darkness) of the color similar to what white does in a pastel color.



Metallic colors will cause variances in color when applied. Temperature, paint film thickness, flash off time between coats, fluid tip sizes, speed of the spray gun, surface type (Plastic or Metal) and humidity will all cause the color to shift lighter or darker.

The rule of thumb: the longer it takes to dry, the darker the color will change as it dries. This is caused by pigment flotation. The metallic flakes will settle down to the bottom of the paint film and push the pigment up causing the color to shift darker.

Yet despite these challenges, a good auto body painter can match your factory paint, using manufacturers’ paint codes, spray panel testing, and here at Bergens we have decades of good old-fashioned experience. 

So the answer is yes, the paint will match if you are using a reputable body shop like Bergens.

Bergen’s Auto Body & Collision Centre, they treat you like family and that means w work hard to give your vehicles back to you properly and most importantly safely!


Read more of Bergens Auto body Tips:



What is Hydroseeding? Trusted Regina Landscaping Pro's explain all about Hydroseeding

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions Ltd. is a TRUSTED REGINA landscaping company who have helped many customers achieve the yards they have always dreamed of. 

In their latest article, they share some information on hydro seeding.

HYDROSEEDING 101

Hydroseeding, or Hydraseeding, is a technique that utilizes a slurry of seeds, mulch, and fertilizers, and it is an ideal way to revegetate large areas, and in fact many areas affected by forest fire or erosion can be seeded very rapidly using this technique. Here are some of the top questions Rapid get asked.


Is it Possible to Hydroseed Over Existing Lawn?

One of the biggest benefits of hydroseeding, of course, is that it can be used just about anywhere. Home/ acreage owners may use it to reseed their large lawns/ outdoor recreation spaces, and  commercial operators take advantage of the cost-effective nature of the process to quickly make any areas on their property look more lush.

In residential and smaller commercial applications the the hydroseed mixture is generally applied to a prepared area. However if you have a larger area that contains some grass or other vegetation we just need to be a little more careful during the seeding process if the area already has lawn or partial lawn.

The hydroseed mulch mixture is generally quite thick. This helps to protect the seeds during their germination phase. 

If there is an existing lawn in place and you still want to hydroseed over it, it is actually best to use a thinner mulch mixture when spraying. What you don’t want to do is completely cover the existing lawn areas and kill off the grasses. 

A thinner mulch mixture will mean that the seeds can still take root in the existing soil, but that the grasses already present will not be smothered.


What Is in the Hydroseeding Mixture and How Does it Work?

During the hydroseeding process, a special mixture is sprayed over an area and allowed to settle. The slurry that comprises the hydroseeding mixture is contained in a container and attached to a specially modified hose. As the water moves through the hose pipe, it picks up the hydroseed mixture and releases it through the nozzle of the hose.

See the video for an example of one of their machines at work.


Typically, the hydroseed mixture contains the following elements:
  • Seeds, usually grasses, that are ready to germinate
  • Cellulose fibers that form part of the protective mulch
  • Fertilizer that promotes seed germination and growth
  • Soil treating agents
  • Water
As the mixture is sprayed, the seeds are deposited on the soil surface and the mulch covers the seeds to form a protective layer. The included fertilizer promotes the germination of the seeds and provides the food required in the early stages of plant growth.

What Are The Benefits of Hydroseeding

In days gone by, revegetating a large area took a long time and was very labor intensive. This is not a cost-effective way to treat an area. Hydroseeding offers the following benefits:

Speed: Whether one is treating a small or a large area, as you can see in the video , the hydroseeding process is very rapid. This means that it saves both time and money.
Revegetation:  One of the biggest challenges that many communities face is the erosion of topsoils in what were once heavily farmed areas of land. Without grass or vegetation, the topsoil is prone to erosion. Hydroseeding is a great way to seed hardy and durable grass species over a large area very quickly and prevent further erosion of the soil. It is also a fantastic method of quickly revegetating damaged areas of land, such as those areas that have been ravaged by forest fires.

Environmental Benefits

Hydroseeding can ‘recover’ large areas of land as they can be seeded very quickly and cost effectively. The fertile mixture of mulch and seeds provides a bed upon which other plant life can grow and may even provide the basis upon which fauna returns to the area in order to feed and reproduce.

The Ideal Way to Seed New Plant Life
Hydroseeding is a fantastic method of repairing damaged soils and revegetating large areas. It is rapid, cost effective, and successful. 

Our professional Trusted Regina hydroseeding and landscaping team offers innovative re-vegetation, grass seeding, dust control, reclamation, landscaping and erosion control solutions and hydroseeding for all types of residential, commercial, government, industrial and oilfield projects.

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions has several tips to help you with your landscaping.

Connect with Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding on Facebook here!


Trusted Regina Electrician Shares a TIP about Common Circuit Breaker Issues.

Active Electric are Trusted Regina Electricians and they get it right the first time, delivering all electrical services including installation, upgrade, and repair solutions.

Whether it's hanging a ceiling fan, installing a custom-designed landscape lighting system, installing a state of the art home theater system or rewiring a commercial structure, or other electrical services, you can call Active they are here eager to help and no job is too small! Customer service is always their top priority and they should be your first call for a Regina Electrician! 

Active Electric are your TRUSTED REGINA ELECTRICAL EXPERTS

Why Do My Breakers Keep Tripping?

There are a variety of causes that could trigger a circuit breaker. Some of these causes are fairly harmless but others could be putting your home in danger. For this reason, it is important to know the common causes of a tripped circuit.



Breakers can trip for a variety of reasons, and it is always important to know the cause of a tripped breaker. If your breakers are continuously switching, make sure that you contact an electrician. Some of the most common causes of tripped circuits include:

Overloaded Circuits

The most common cause of a tripped circuit breaker is an overloaded circuit. Circuit breakers are designed to trip when too much power is being drawn, as this can cause overheating and lead to a fire or damage all of the electrical devices plugged into the circuit. When something is plugged in that draws too much power or when multiple appliances are plugged in that overload the circuit, the breaker trips. If your breakers are tripping, check to see what is plugged in. 

Problematic devices could include vacuums, air conditioners, space heaters, hairdryers, and corded tools.


Short Circuits

A short circuit occurs when a hot or live wire comes in contact with a neutral wire somewhere in the circuit. This usually occurs at an outlet, light fixture, or switch. Short circuits can be incredibly dangerous, as they create massive amounts of heat. 

Short circuits are the most common cause of electrical fires.


Ground Fault Surges

Similar to short circuits, ground fault surges occur when two wires cross when they are not supposed to. When a hot or live wire comes into contact with a ground wire, the edge of the box, or any other grounded source more power than the circuit can handle will begin to flow through the system and a ground fault surge occurs. 

If not handled properly, this can lead to electrical fires and electrocution, so a licensed electrician should always be called.

If you are ever uncertain about a potential electrical issue in you home please contact Active Electric and one of their qualified professionals would be happy to come out and take a look.  They Also provide Free quotes! 


ACTIVE ELECTRIC are TRUSTED REGINA ELECTRICIANS -  Check out his listing here in REGINA ELECTRICIANS on the Regina Directory of excellence!



Information provided by:
Expert Electric Blog - Common Causes of a Tripped Circuit - October 3, 2019

Congratulations to our Trusted Regina Partners at Oxford Learning Regina on 20 years of service!

Oxford Learning Center works with all ages from 3 up to College age, and they are there for you and your child if they are struggling with a particular subject, having difficulty concentrating or you want to prepare them for secondary school. What you may not know is there is help and the answer is Oxford Learning Center.

For 20 years, Oxford Learning Regina has been teaching improved thinking and learning skills to students of all ages and grades. 

They don’t just tutor—They offer a unique approach to learning that leads to lasting improvements and better grades not just this year, but every year! With improved skills and greater confidence, students get motivated about learning.