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Chrysler limits colors for Durango and Grand Cherokee

Chrysler is echoing Henry Ford’s famous quote: “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.”

The only difference is that Chrysler is adding white, gray and silver to the choices.

Automotive News reporter Larry Vellequette writes that orders for new Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees will be temporarily limited to those four colors as the paint shop at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant is upgraded to allow tricolor finishes on the popular SUVs.

Even though the limitation will be in place until at least February 2015, it most likely won’t be too onerous. According to automotive paintmaker PPG,  the most popular color in North America in 2014 has been white, followed by black, gray and silver – 72% of all 2014 vehicles were painted in one of those colors. Silver, once the most popular color, has fallen from favor in recent years.

Vellequette notes that just 19% of the Jeep Grand Cherokees and 8% of the Durangos on dealer lots are painted in a color other than the top four.

Of more concern to dealers is the fact the plant will shut down for three weeks from December 22 to January 12. This is the first time in several years the assembly line has been halted for such an extended period. In October, the plant produced 38,241 vehicles, up 20% from a year ago. October NAFTA region sales of the Durango and Grand Cherokee totaled 22,017 and the Grand Cherokee was the second-best-selling Chrysler Group vehicle.

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Our Body Shop has gone Green!

Our Collision Shops are now Both using EnviroBase High Performance Paint Systems!


The use of this new waterborne basecoat for refinishing all our vehicles will significantly reduce the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere. It will also help us do our part to improve the quality of our air and contribute to an overall healthier work environment. 

Read on to see the other many benefits of this new paint system!

What is Waterborne?
– Waterborne technology is a basecoat system that significantly reduces VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds)
– Waterborne technology replaces the solvents inherently found in traditional basecoats, and replaces it with distilled water.
– There are three processes to refinish an automobile: undercoats (primers), basecoat (color), and clear coat. Waterborne technology is currently only used for basecoats.


Why Waterborne basecoats?
– Environmentally friendly products.
– Mandated in strictest airborne districts in California, Canada, and Europe.
– Likely to be adopted by other districts over time
– Waterborne basecoats reduce the lbs. of VOC’s emitted into atmosphere


Benefits of Waterborne

– Basecoat is used at OEM’s and manufacture.
– Manufactures have been using waterborne basecoats for years at OEM facilities.
– Better color match
– Quicker Repair Times
– Waterborne basecoats have proved to decrease cycle time of repair orders-improved ability to process more vehicles
– Most environmentally friendly basecoat system to date.

Why Dick Scott Collision?

At Dick Scott Collision we realize how stressful it can be for many people when they are involved in an automobile accident. That’s why our helpful, friendly staff is ready to answer all of your questions and walk you through every step of the way to make your experience as hassle-free as possible.

Our facilities feature Experienced Collision Experts, Perfect Color-Match & Laser Measuring Systems and over $200,000 in available parts inventory. Plus we are experienced in servicing ALL makes/models. Our convenient hours and locations, combined with our attention to detail and quick turn-around times, continue to make Dick Scott Collision the right choice for you and your vehicle.

We provide care for all aspects of auto body repair, including mechanical damage resulting from a collision. We will also repair any damage caused by vandalism and/or theft claims. In addition, we take care of any glass replacement and best of all, you will receive our Lifetime Warranty on ALL Repairs! Our lifetime warranty on all repairs is one of the reasons why we are the preferred auto body repair shop in Plymouth, MI and Fowlerville, MI.

Remember, when your vehicle needs repairs, YOU have the right to choose WHERE the repairs will be made. Although your insurance company may suggest that you take your vehicle to one of their “recommended” shops; by law you have the option to take your vehicle to a shop of your choice. If you seek a high quality auto body shop we are your destination. Dick Scott Collision is one of the highest rated shops in Michigan and provides a Lifetime Warranty on all of its repairs.

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Dick Scott Collision goes GREEN!

Introducing our all NEW PPG EnviroBase HP waterbased paint system!!! We have switched over to an all NEW enviornmentally-friendly waterbased paint system which matches paint even better than solvent base paints do! This new technology also allows for faster dry times and since most manufactures are all ready using water borne paint on new production vehilces it is now a lot more effecient to match all paint jobs!!!

Dick Scott Automotive Group has been participating in local cell phone recycling programs, recycleing outdated computer equipment and saving hundreds of gallons of water and trees through our paper recycling programs. The NEW PPG EnviroBase HP waterbased paint system is just another way we are striving to be good to our planet and make our automotive group “Green!”

Visit Dick Scott Collision in Fowlerville, located at 3030 Fowlerville Rd, Fowlerville, MI 48836 for a tour of our facility and receive a FREE GIFT from us!!