Tuesday, December 2, 2014
I never knew how useful a USB flash drive could be until I actually used one. For those of you who don’t know what that is, check this website out and see. I got mine from a trade show and have used it extensively since; let me tell you the story.
I was at a local auto trade show for dealers and parts representatives and one of the companies was handing out what looked like key chains. Now, normally I avoid the giveaways because they are usually cheap pens and rubber key chains emblazoned with a company’s logo and contact information. Don’t misunderstand me, there isn’t anything wrong with that, I just don’t need all of the extra clutter ending up in my glove box or falling beneath the seats in my car.
What caught my eye about this particular parts dealer was the long line they had just to get one of their “key chains”. I decided to stop and see what was going on and what made their giveaway better than anyone else’s. What I found was that they weren’t giving away key chains at all, but custom made flash drive that were shaped like engines! How cool is that?! I had to have one so I waited in line and asked the rep where he got them.
I soon found out that they were supplied by a company called usbthumbdrive.com and that they make a wide range of custom designed USB flash drives for businesses all over the world. You can get them in the shape of a car, truck, or anything else you think would represent your company. Handing out a custom made USB flash drive at the next trade show is sure to garner some extra business for your company as people will be more apt to use it and remember you for it than a cheap plastic pen.
To see what usbthumbdrive.com has to offer, check this website out. They are a good company to do business with and they can make some really cool promotional tools for your business. Give them a try today and see what they have to offer; you’ll be glad you did and your customers will be too!
Posted by Ed at 12/02/2014 02:23:00 AM
Friday, November 28, 2014
Let me know if this has ever happened to you? You have a long day at work and all you want to do is go home, have dinner and crash in front of the TV. You get out to your car and you have a flat tire! Your hopes and dreams of a hot meal and a comfy couch are gone as you get ready to change your tire right there in the parking lot. You pop the trunk and move years of accumulated stuff out of the way only to find that the stock factory supplied jack is held down by a rusted wing nut. Finally you manage to remove it and just as you reach for the spare tire, you see that it, too, is flat! Now what? Call a tow truck, hitch a ride from a stranger? Your night is ruined and you are stuck at work much later than you expected.
If this has ever happened to you, there is a product that could have had you back on the road in no time and never having to worry about a flat or leaky tire again. It’s called AmerSeal Tire Sealant and you can get it online from Affordable Tire Sealants.
Affordable Tire Sealants carries a full line of AmerSeal Tire Sealants in a variety of sizes. From the single use size, all the way up to the “I own a tire shop and I need a lot of this stuff!” size. The sealant can be used in any air filled tire, it can seal tread punctures up to 6MM and can seal all of your rim and bead leaks maintaining tire pressure and saving you gas!
AmerSeal Tire Sealants last as long as the tire and the product has an indefinite shelf life meaning you can keep it in your garage or trunk for years and use it only when you need it. The best part is, AmerSeal is manufactured right here in the USA!
Be prepared for that next flat tire, get AmerSeal Tire Sealants from Affordable Tire Sealants today! When you want the lowest prices, friendly customer service and a company that cares about the environment, visit Affordable Tire Sealants online today and see what they have in store for you. You can even find AmerSeal Tire Sealant on Amazon HERE.
Head on over to Affordable Tire Sealants’ website right now and watch a video of AmerSeal Tire Sealant in action; you’ll be amazed at how effective it is!
Posted by Ed at 11/28/2014 07:56:00 PM
Friday, November 21, 2014
This week’s blog post goes out to my readers in California and it is of particular interest to those of you who hate standing in line at the DMV and waiting hours only to find out that you brought the wrong paperwork or that you were in the wrong line to begin with. In California, there is a better way to deal with the DMV and you can do it almost anywhere that you have a WiFi signal.
How’s that you ask? There is a company in California that offers a fully online, automated DMV registration service that thousands of driver use every year. It’s called simply enough, Quick Registration Services and they provide instant online vehicle or shop registration that can be accomplished in less than 5 minutes right from your smart phone!
Quick Registration is out of Sacramento but they serve drivers from all over the Bay area. They have been around for over 30 years and have had many satisfied customers. Whether you are a driver, chauffeur or auto repair shop owner, Quick Registration can help you get your registration quickly and easily.
Is Quick Registration for real? Yes, and they are registered BPA with the California State Department of Motor Vehicles and are the first fully online DMV registrations service that can be completed totally online. For quick, reliable online California vehicle registration service, use Quick Registration today.
Using Quick Registration means no more:
· Long Waits On The Phone
· No Long Smelly Lines
· No Numbers To Pull
· No More Hassles
Is Quick Registration easy to use?
Anyone driving a California registered vehicle can register their car online with their computer, tablet or smartphone. Instantly after registering, they will receive and email confirmation with a cop of their new registration which they can print out and keep with their vehicle. Any within just a couple of days of registering online, they will receive their license plate tags in the mail. You get all of this and you get to avoid the lines and hassles of the DMV for just $29! Why would you register your vehicle the old fashioned way anymore?
So remember, if you live in California and you don’t like to wait in those long, slow moving DMV lines, use Quick Registration and save time, hassles and headaches today.
Posted by Ed at 11/21/2014 11:02:00 PM
Let me see a show of hands, how many of you have seen a car, or done this yourself, pulling into a driveway or parking lot and it scraped its underside on the pavement below? I do this all of the time and don’t really think twice about it anymore. That was until I was underneath doing some suspension work last week and noticed that a lot of the plastic shielding under my car was worn away and I was doing some damage to my transmission pan! Is my car lowered or just lower than every other car on the road? No, it’s a stock sedan with stock wheels and tires and it still scrapes like a Lamborghini!
And what about the Lamborghini owners out there? (Rob, I know you are reading this, what do you do with yours?) How can Lamborghini owners pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for one of the fastest and most beautiful cars on the planet and have it get scraped up every time they pull into a parking lot or their own driveway? That would kill me every time I heard that sound!
That got me thinking, what do owners of lowered, exotic cars do? Do they back in? That would seem worse since they can’t really see well behind them and there always seems to be a crowd trying to snap some pictures and ask questions about the cars.
I called my friend Rob who happens to own two Lamborghini’s and asked him what he did to avoid it. His answer, he called AutoMods out of Sarasota, Florida and ordered up a one of their skid plates which he now swears by!
AutoMods offers a complete line of front bumper skid plates for the Lamborghini Murcielago, Gallardo, LP640, LP570, LP560 and Huracan. When installed properly, they can help prevent damage to your expensive front bumper. You don’t even have to remove the front bumper to install it!
Every skid plate AutoMods makes is 100% made right here in the USA and comes with everything you, or your mechanic, needs to install it. Are these quality parts worthy of your exotic supercar? They are made of a marine-grade polymer that is stabilized to resist saltwater, chemicals and any UV damage and they are very thick and even pre-drilled to make installation quick and easy. How’s that for quality? These aren’t parts you get that you have to take to a body shop to have them cut and drilled to fit; these are custom-fit pieces that are guaranteed to fit your Lamborghini perfectly.
If you own a Lamborghini Murcielago, Gallardo, LP640, LP570, LP560 or Huracan, do what my buddy Rob and thousands of other Lamborghini owners have done, call AutoMods today and order a skid plate to protect your front bumper now.
Posted by Ed at 11/21/2014 01:45:00 PM
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Due to the astounding results that we had from the previous post, AutoAuctionReview.com-The Information Your Dealership Needs, I decided to do some research into the site that my guest blogger wrote. Having worked many of the dealer auctions for local auto dealerships, I feel that I understand the ins and outs of the auction game and could hold my own against some of the larger (read better financed) dealers out there.
At any rate, I decided to check out AutoAuctionReview.com myself, just to see what they offered. What I found is a lot of very useful information, tips and reviews that can help out any dealership, whether they are new and just starting out, or they have been around for a while.
AutoAuctionReview.com also has a very well written blog and a message board platform where dealers and other auto auction personnel can go to keep updated on the latest news from auctions near them. Just being able to know about what certain makes and model are selling for in your area is worth the price of admission (which is free, by the way).
While I was at AutoAuctionReview.com, I decided to read through some of the reviews, they are a review site after all, and there were some that sounded very accurate about the auctions in our state. I have never been to any of the auctions out West, but they sound very heated and almost difficult to find what you want if you are a smaller shop not in the know. That’s the beauty of AutoAuctionReview.com, these reviews are there to tell you what to expect and maybe even make you a more successful dealer.
If you are a used car dealer and you have been struggling at the local and out of state auctions, check out AutoAuctionReview.com and see if maybe the problem isn’t you, it could be that everyone is struggling at that particular auction and you might want to avoid it if possible.
Head on over to AutoAuctionReview.com today, register for your free account and see what all the hype is. You will find that their website will help you become more successful at auction by knowing ahead of time what to expect.
Posted by Ed at 11/11/2014 04:32:00 PM
How Does a Radiator Function?
Description: Describes the importance of the Radiator and how it keeps your car cool.
Have you ever wondered how your radiator works? How it is able to maintain your engine running without it seizing up? Throughout the article, we will be briefly discussing the functionality of your engine and how the radiator plays a big role in keeping your car moving. In today’s society, keeping up with the maintenance of our vehicle is essential to do our daily lives. Whether that is heading to work, picking up the kids from soccer practice or getting some groceries to feed the family, our vehicle helps us get to where we want to be.
What a car engine does is it burns fuel and uses friction to give you car motion. By doing so, this process creates large amount of heat that is building within the engine. As the heat builds within the engine and is not diverted, it will cause the cylinders to snap which will cause your engine to break down. Here is where the thermostat of front of the engine comes into play. The thermostat has a preset temperature and once the heat reaches to that point, the thermostat will open. Doing so, the thermostat will allow the coolant and water to flow within the engine into the cylinder, causing the heat to reduce in the engine. The coolant and water is held by the radiator and once the coolant/water goes through the cylinders in the engine, it is diverted back into the radiator. If the radiator would fail for any reason, the engine would overheat and would cause the issues mention earlier in the article.
At Santa Monica Radiator, there highly trained employees are experience and posses the knowledge to perform car repairs on your vehicle.
Here are the following services that the mechanics of Santa Monica provide:
o Radiator Repair
o Water Pumps
o Air Conditioning Repair
o Timing Belt
o Engine Repair
o Axles & CV Boots
Posted by Ed at 11/11/2014 03:20:00 PM
Monday, November 10, 2014
It’s that time again where I put the spotlight on a local shop that does an incredible job not just for their customers, but for the community as well. I like to do this from time to time to ensure that thanks and appreciation are given when they are deserved and the shops that I choose are very deserving.
Where some websites like to add a lot of negativity to the internet by picking on shops that don’t do well, I like to remain positive and share that positivity online. I started out just choosing local shops, but as my friends and coworkers moved across the country, they began telling me about shops in their area that have treated them well and repaired their cars in less time than they expected.
The shop today is located in the Phoenix, Arizona area and they are one of the first Green Repair Shops in the state. Garnand’s Hi-Tech Car Care offers reliable service and repair for all makes and models and they have some of the most knowledgeable technicians in the country. They are an ASE Blue seal facility, AAA Top Shop for the past 7 years and the 1st certified Green Business in Phoenix.
The experts at Garnand’sHi-Tech Car Care has the experience and training to repair and maintain your car while helping you keep those costs down. They don’t just fix your car when you bring it in, they educate you and show you what is wrong, why it went wrong and what you can do to avoid that the next time.
Garnand’s Hi-TechCar Care is family owned and operated and has been since 1948. They know what it takes to stay in business and keep their customers happy. They offer a wide range of repair and maintenance services from heating and air conditioning, to suspension, brakes and engine repair. Garnand’s Hi-Tech Car Care is fully equipped to handle any of your repair or maintenance needs and they can even work on today’s advanced computer controlled vehicles and EV’s.
Stop in at Garnand’sHi-Tech Car Care today and see what they can do for your car to get you back on the road and on your way in no time!
Posted by Ed at 11/10/2014 05:11:00 PM
Sunday, November 9, 2014
I am sure that there are a lot of you out there that still hand wash and wax your vehicles, but I want to see how many people actually like doing it. The washing is not so bad, it’s the waxing that I don’t like as much. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that paint protection is important and I do wash and wax my vehicle regularly, I just want to find a paint protection system that will make my job easier and make it so I don’t have to wash my car as often.
I have used a lot of different products only to find that they didn’t work very well or they were just too difficult to apply. That was until I found 5 Star Shine last week. This stuff was easy to apply and they guarantee that I will not have to wax my car for up to 5 years! With a guarantee like that, I had to give it a try.
5 Star Shine was originally developed by technology used by NASA and by the US Navy. It can be applied by anyone in just minutes and it’s perfect for cars, boats, RV's and airplanes. And with over 13 years of industry experience, they have gained many loyal, repeat customers who use the product on every new car they buy.
You can find 5 Star Shine on Amazon or just go directly to their website through one of the links given and see what they have in store for you. They carry many automotive related products and accessories that keep your car looking and feeling like new inside and out. They even have some really useful automotive tips and advice that they share on their website which can help you get the most out of their products.
Connect with them today on Facebook or feel free to drop them a line and let them know how they are doing and what they can do to better serve your needs. Whatever you do, buy the 5 Star Shine paint protection system and see for yourself just how good your car can look and how long the protection can last.
Posted by Ed at 11/09/2014 11:57:00 PM
Friday, November 7, 2014
With the holiday season right around the corner, (oh wait, Macy’s says it here already) many of you are either getting into the holiday spirit or dreading the upcoming snow and cold. We have already had snow here in Michigan, it was on Halloween, and they say more if coming this weekend. I don’t mind the snow that much although it means that I have to drain the tank and put the bike away and drive instead of ride. I really don’t even mind the Christmas part of it as long as it has somewhat of an automotive or motorcycling flair.
Every year when we put up the Christmas tree, I tend to pull out the Hotwheels, Ducati and Harley Davidson ornaments first, only to have them pushed to the back of the tree where they aren’t visible unless you really look for them (think the Christmas pickle!). And last year, the wheeled ornaments became children’s toys with many of them ending up with broken forks or bent axles. I think it’s time to buy some new motorcycle related ornaments for the Christmas tree and maybe this time with wheels that don’t spin.
Not a fan of going to Hallmark and paying high prices for “keepsake” ornaments, my search turned to the computer and what I found I just had to share with my readers. It’s a motorcycle Christmas ornament in the shape of the classic V-twin cruiser bikes and it is perfect for any gearhead’s Christmas tree. It even comes with flames painted on the black tank!
The website is called The Country Porch and they are out of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. They have some other Christmas related products on their site but what I was most interested in was the motorcycle Christmas ornament. Is it expensive? Not at all! In fact, it’s less than 10 bucks so you have no excuses not to head on over to The Country Porch right now and order one for your own Christmas tree.
The Country Porch offers fast shipping at affordable rates based on how much you order. Plus, if you order over $150, you get free shipping! Check out their main site and see what else they offer, you might even find some good gift ideas!
Posted by Ed at 11/07/2014 02:41:00 PM
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Does everyone know what silly string is? What about tree sap, bird droppings and acid rain? These are all things that our cars, trucks and SUV’s face every single day. Well, maybe yours doesn’t have to face the silly string every day, but I am sure it has some other potential hazard to deal with on a routine basis. The reason I am asking you all of this is not because I have dreams and aspirations of becoming a teacher one day and I wanted to throw a pop quiz at you; far from it. I am asking my readers if they know what is attacking their car’s paint every day while it is parked outside in the elements.
There are many potential environmental dangers to your car’s paint that are working their way through the wax and the top coat right now as you read this. Don’t stop reading though, the information that follow is of great importance to you and you just might learn something about how to protect your car’s paint.
First of all, anything, and I do mean anything, that adheres itself to your car’s paint will begin destroying the top coat and, sooner than later, eat away at your paint and your car’s body. What can you do to protect it? Aside from routine washes, hand waxing your car with expensive carnauba wax, keeping it parked in a sealed, climate controlled garage and using a very large umbrella over it while driving it in the rain (don’t laugh, this will become big in Japan very soon!) there isn’t much you can do to protect your car from the elements.
|Don't let this happen to your car!|
There is one other thing that you can do and it works very well to protect your automotive investment; you could purchase a car cover and keep your car well protected when it is parked inside or out. There are many companies selling car covers that are designed to protect your car from whatever want to feed on it protective surface, but there is only one company that offers the best quality covers on the market at the lowest price possible.
It’s called CarAutoCovers.com and they are one of the best online sources for car covers for any make and model. From universal car covers, to a custom fit model that will cover and protect your car for many years to come, CarAutoCovers.com has the covers you need, when you need them.
Being the direct manufacturer not only allows them to offer low wholesale prices, but it also means that they have the latest models covered. Utilizing advanced technology and manufacturing techniques, CarAutoCovers.com is truly the best in the business hands down. They even offer free shipping on everything they carry and their exclusive Sure Fit Guarantee.
Your car is being attacked by the elements every day, do something to protect it. Visit CarAutoCovers.com and learn more about how to protect your automotive investment and how to find the perfect car cover for your car today. After the last silly string incident from the neighbor’s kids, I am buying a car cover for mine now from CarAutoCovers.com, you should too!
Posted by Ed at 11/05/2014 09:07:00 PM