‘Safety First’: It’s Not Just a Slogan

‘Safety First’: It’s Not Just a Slogan

Sweet summertime! Kids are out of school, lemonade stands adorn our neighborhood corners, and the open road is calling! Is your vehicle ready for adventure? More importantly, will it make it safely to its destination and back again?

If you’re unsure or just want peace of mind, JP’s Collision Center can help! JP’s reputation for honesty proceeds him and you need never worry about being told that something needs repairs when it, in fact, doesn’t. His over 40 years of experience ensures that he and his team know exactly what they’re doing, which in turn rids you of the anxiety of ‘will my car make it?’ scenarios.

During a safety inspection, JP’s performs a bumper-to-bumper check on everything. Tires, fluid levels, lights, alignment…everything. Come and visit us and get the peace of mind you deserve so that the next time you are out on an adventure, ‘will my car make it?’ will be the last thought you’ll have!

Reminder: JP’s Collision Center’s 2nd Annual Car Show is coming up in August! Mark Your Calendars!
3675 S. 300 W. SLC, UT
See our flyer and event information here and on Car Czar’s show calendar website! http://utahcarczar.com/car-shows/upcoming-car-shows/
Interested in being involved? Give us a call at 801-266-7791

Happy Birthday, America!

From everyone at JP’s, we wanted to wish you a happy 4th of July! Truly the one day out of the year when we can legally blow stuff up for entertainment! My siblings and I have many fond memories of our father duct-taping various experimental fireworks together just to see what would happen. It was the strangest game of hide and seek ever! He’d light them and we’d dart behind bushes and trees for cover. (That all ended one year though when he accidentally sent a bottle rocket with several flowers taped to it into a neighbor’s cedar tree, setting it immediately ablaze.) Ah, yes! Let freedom ring and bust out the fire extinguishers and hot dogs! Have a wonderful Fourth, recreate responsibly and try not to burn your neighbor’s house down!

More Convenient Isn’t Always Better

Technology and Ecommerce afford us many luxuries. Truly, in this day and age, we have everything we could ever want or need at the touch of a button. No plans to leave the couch today? You can order food from your phone and have someone deliver it to you. Hate the grocery store lines and inevitable ensuing scavenger hunts? No problem. You can go online and tell someone what to put in your bag and then pick it up curbside. You can make reservations, schedule appointments, shop…the list goes on.

When it comes to parts for your vehicle though, ordering them online is not always the way to go! We recently had a customer come in who had pre-ordered their bumper online and had it delivered to our shop to be installed on their vehicle. Sounds great, right? Not so much… The manufacturers decided it would be a great idea to fold the bumper up like a taco in order to save a few bucks on shipping!

Meet… the Taco Bumper! No, ladies and gentlemen, this is not the latest craze in vehicular body styles, nor is it a futuristic version of the original with a built-in flux capacitor. It’s called not everyone cares about you, your hard-earned money, or your time. But we do! Skip the online orders and let us take care of it for you! We have established trusted working relationships with parts suppliers all over the valley, both factory, and aftermarket. So, believe us when we say there’s no need to take a chance on online orders! See for yourself the difference (and try not to laugh.)

All Projects, Great and Small!

Sometimes we have projects that are going to take some time, while others are just quick fixes. We don’t discriminate! No matter the project size, come and see us so we can show you the possibilities! Remember the Revolution? We have the slide on! Yes, it took some time, but we believe slow and steady wins the race in cases like this. So much goes into a project of this size and we aren’t rushing through it, nor are we cutting any corners!

Have you noticed we have had a lot of RVs and trailers as of late? That’s because we aren’t afraid of the challenge! (We even knocked out a wall to accommodate the Revolution’s size, so this means we’ll pretty much stop at nothing for our customers!) Go ahead and use Google to find out how many shops are in the valley that are up to tasks this size. We’ll wait. When you’re sick of clicking, you know where to go!

We have multiple restoration projects going on as well. The past deserves our respect, and we don’t believe classics from the past should be left to rot and become shadows. Have a classic project sitting in the garage, waiting for the day when you ‘have the time’? News flash. That day may never come, as busy as our lives get. Why not bring her down and trust her in our care? Let us get her back on the road and turn back the clocks to the year she was first made!

Also, as a reminder, the 2nd Annual JP’s Collision Center’s Car Show is coming up on August 25th! If you want to get involved or are planning on coming, let us know! (See event under ‘Events’.)

See you next week for more updates and things happening at JP’s!

It Doesn’t Have to Be ‘All or Nothing’!

It’s happened to us all. We buy something and then years down the road, the manufacturers discontinue production and replacement parts and accessories become nearly, if not completely, impossible to find. Take this Tradewinds LTC for example. The trailer hitched to it popped off and rammed the rear grill. The only issue, besides a ruined family trip, was that the replacement parts can no longer be ordered. They stopped making them. So, what do we do? Cry? Eat a tub of ice cream? Start looking up all of our exes on Facebook to see how overweight/hideous they’ve gotten? Watch The Notebook until our eyes turn red? No! We adapt and overcome! If there isn’t a way…we make one! This rear grill was completely refabricated from scratch! Let us know what you think!

Other things happening at JP’s include slight touch-ups on a Riverstone Legacy 5th wheel trailer, Fleetwood Storm motorhome, and Peterbilt Semi. Not everything has to be fully redone and we realize this! Does your motorhome, trailer, or vehicle need a little TLC, but not a full makeover? Come see us!

Reminder: the 2nd annual JP’s Collision Center’s Charity Car Show is coming up on Sunday, August 25th, so mark your calendars. This is an event that JP has done for many years, but had to take a break from hosting for a minute for personal reasons. Last year, he revived it and we are excited to make this year, and every year following an even greater success. JP chooses a charity of his choice each year, and as many of you already know, this year’s recipient will be the Utah Humane Society! I mean, who doesn’t love fuzzy things that never judge us or complain? Flyers will be distributed throughout the valley and the event posted on Car Czar soon, so pull the covers off your prized possession and get her ready to show off! See you there!

Special side note: Bored? Kids need out of the house? (I mean, we are only 2 weeks into summer, but if you’re like me…we need something to do and for a great cause!) Come check out this event today, benefitting the Make a Wish Foundation! Food trucks, fireworks, activities, and a splash pad for the kiddos (or those of us older folks with Peter Pan Syndrome, like myself)! Tip: Bring a blanket, change of clothes, and towels.


June 6th, 1944

On this day 75 years ago, thousands of young men stormed the beaches of France in order to attack Nazi Germany. Many of these young men (some who weren’t even 18 yet) drowned while exiting the landing ships before even getting the chance to fight, being pulled down by the weight of their own gear in waters too deep to wade to the shore. Many were shot before disembarking was even possible as they approached the beach.

Just imagine for a moment that you are a young man, full of courage, bravado, and patriotism, heading towards the distant French coastline in a packed landing ship. As the nausea and anxiety set in with the realization that you are knocking at death’s door, the landing door opens and all hell breaks loose. Would you have had the courage to do what they did?

A majority of these young men would die. Blood spilled into the sand and painted the beaches red. This is a day that deserves remembrance and warrants our utmost respect. Let us not forget and give thanks to those brave men that fought for the defenseless and a cause that they believed in.

The Humane Society of Utah

As most of you know, JP’s Collision Center does a fundraising car show event each year, and each year they choose a different recipient for the funds that are raised at the event. For those of you out there that know or have met the owners JP and Scott, you know that they have serious soft spots for animals. JP himself has had the pleasure of adopting a few dogs from this shelter into his family over the years and so, naturally, they have chosen the Humane Society of Utah as the honorary recipient for this year’s show!

I personally went to visit the shelter with my 6-year-old daughter (for perspective) today and was overwhelmed by the friendliness, cleanliness, and sheer size of this facility. There are people there each day that have dedicated their lives and time to bettering the lives of our four-legged friends, and they deserve our support and thanks! They have a reception and adoption center, as well as a veterinary services clinic (which offers everything that other veterinary clinics do but at a fraction of the cost of the other facilities). To learn more, please visit https://www.utahhumane.org/

So, mark your calendars for Sunday, August 25th! We are excited to have the opportunity to work closely with the Humane Society of Utah this year and make this year’s car show a success and paws-itively purr-fect!

Want to help? We are currently looking for connections to food trucks, vendors, and volunteers to help make this year’s event a true success and raise money to help the Utah Humane Society’s amazing volunteers and staff change the lives of those fur babies that deserve a second chance. More updates on this as they come! Stay tuned and start getting your rat-rods and classics ready to show off!

Memorial Day

We set aside one day out of the year to pay our respects to those that have given their lives for the freedoms we enjoy every day. The people disperse for the weekend to enjoy barbecues, visit with friends and loved ones, and decorate headstones.

There are tears shed and there is also laughter and joy, remembering those that didn’t make it back home. There are trips to the lake and games of horseshoes are played, pies are devoured and hamburger fixings sell out of stock in stores.

This is exactly what these brave men and women fought and died for. Do not take it lightly, nor in vain. Enjoy yourselves this weekend, but reserve a few moments in silence to thank those that paid the ultimate price on our behalf.

If you need a good reminder, check out these links:


From everyone at JP’s, we wish you a safe, happy, and thankful Memorial Day weekend!

Fuzzy Love Photography

We wanted to take the time to thank and highlight Fuzzy Love Photography for taking these wonderful photos for this year’s Car Show flyers! Dawn did an amazing job and we are so grateful to her for her amazing work!

There’s just one problem… we can’t decide which one we like best! Help us out by reacting to which photo you like best! Please and thank you!

Blast from the Past!

Remember last week’s post about the ’70 Chevelle? Well, we wanted to follow up this week with more photos of the process! It was a lengthy project that required countless hours and attention to every detail in order to make this dream a reality for our customer! Enjoy!

Do you have a dream waiting for the right people to help you bring it back to life? Come visit us and let’s explore the possibilities!