Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Let me see a show of hands; how many of you recently purchase a new or used car? It seems like it is getting harder all the time; the dealerships act like you are taking their first born and they end up asking for yours in trade!
The used car market is wide open right now and there are a lot of deals to be found, it’s just the financing that ends up getting the best of the consumer. If you aren’t paying cash, you will be at the mercy of whatever bank finances you. There has to be a better way! Buying a car to get yourself and your family wherever you need to go shouldn’t be such a hassle. Why don’t the car dealers think like that?
Good news! I have found a car dealer that wants to make it easy for you to find a quality used car, get the financing you need and drive home today. That dealer is JeremySaysYES.com and they are out of Portland, Oregon.
JeremySaysYES.com offers auto loans for everyone regardless of their credit; they will put you behind the wheel of a newer, low mile car or truck that you can afford and that you will be proud to drive. They won’t sell you a clunker just because you have bad credit, they specialize in getting consumers good loans for good cars and they do it well. If you have a job, make at least $1500 per month, you can drive home today in a quality, reliable vehicle. No credit, bad credit or slow credit; it doesn’t matter with JeremySaysYES.com, visit them today and get approved now.
JeremySaysYES.com believes that everyone deserves a second chance and they will work hard to get everyone financed for a quality used car. They have hundreds of cars on their lot and access to thousands more online, why shop anywhere else? JeremySaysYes.com is the only Buy Here Pay Here Car Dealership you will ever need and it’s their goal to make you a customer for life!
When you need a reliable vehicle that won’t let you down and financing that’s right for you, trust JeremySaysYES.com and experience a better way to buy your next car. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and any of your favorite social media sites or visit their website today and see what other satisfied customers have to say about JeremySaysYES.com.
Posted by Ed at 8/13/2014 03:54:00 PM
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
When was the last time you washed your car? I mean really washed your car? I’m asking because I just took a look at my car today and I have never seen it so dirty. Both inside and out looked like I had driven through the desert and someone emptied a dumpster in it! My cars never look dirty and I must have been too busy lately to keep up on the cleaning so I took it in to get a good detailing which took a lot more time than I expected.
Was it because my car was too dirty? No, it took me half a day to get to the detail shop because of a traffic jam that spanned 20 miles and three different highways! I could have just taken the time I spent in traffic and detailed my car myself! I decided that next time I was going to go with a mobile automotive detailer so I don’t even have to leave the house. I checked around and everyone here recommended on mobile detailer local to Orange County called Xtreme Xcellence.
Xtreme Xcellence is a dedicated automotive detailer providing mobile auto detailing services to Orange County and the surrounding areas. For over 13 years they have provided world class service to discerning clients who need their cars detailed at home, at the office or wherever they are.
They provide a wide array of professional auto detailing services including exterior repairs and interior reconditioning. Xtreme Xcellence also offers specialty classic car detailing services and reconditioning and can restore your car’s paint.
The professional detailers at Xtreme Xcellence use a patented No Noise, No Water Pollution Detailing Solution that was developed and recently introduced by Total Pros. This is a system used by trained professionals that helps prevent any contaminated water from being released into the ecosystem.
Xtreme Xcellence is committed to providing a higher level of service and support that you just can’t find any more and they are the only mobile auto detailers in the Orange County area offering Green Friendly car discounts.
If your car is dirty and you don’t want the hassle of driving across town for professional detailing services, let the pros at Xtreme Xcellence come to you! Contact them today and see what they can do for you.
You can visit their website, find them on Facebook, Twitter or any of your favorite social media channels or just call them and set up an appointment today. What are you waiting for? Your car needs detailing!
Posted by Ed at 8/05/2014 01:04:00 AM
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Let me see a show of hands, how many of you out there rely on your local school system to teach your teens how to drive? Or worse yet, you try to do it yourself only feeling stressed and ready to pull your hair out? Put the keys away, there is a better way!
If you live in Denver, Colorado, then you have probably already heard of Mile High Driver Training; after all, they are the state’s largest third party testing center and one of the best in the country. For those of you who live in the area and haven’t heard about Mile High Driver Training, read on because this will be beneficial to you if you have children getting close to driving age or you know and adult that needs an affordable driving course to get their license.
As I already said, Mile High Driver Training is Denver’s largest third party driver testing center and they have built a reputation in Colorado for being the most experienced and effective driving course provider around. With classes for both teens and adults, Mile High Driver Training is the only driver course provider you will ever need.
Mile High Driver Training provides a wide array of professional driver’s training courses to meet your needs including:
• State Written Exam and State Driving Exam
• 30-hour Driver Education Class
• 4-hour Awareness Classes
• Behind the Wheel Training
Mile High Driver Training specializes in training new and nervous drivers and their world class instructors will take the time to teach them the right way to drive safely and confidently in no time. Every driver course that MHDT teaches is state approved and designed to help new drivers pass their driving tests and receive their license.
To learn more about Mile High Driver Training and their acclaimed driver courses offered in Denver, Colorado, contact them through their website or visit either of their two convenient locations.
You can also find Mile High Driver Training on Facebook, Twitter or any of your favorite social media channels. If you need reliable driver’s training for yourself or your teen, contact them today and leave the driving (training) to them!
Posted by Ed at 8/03/2014 03:27:00 PM
Friday, August 1, 2014
I have a lot of readers write me to tell me about their favorite repair shops located in their neck of the woods and I try to mention as many of them as I can here on the blog as a way of getting them some recognition for the hard work they do. One such shop was recently visited by a friend of mine who lives in Arizona now and needed some work done on his car. Being new in town and not knowing anyone, he took his car to a shop close by and was expecting the worst. Instead, he called me to tell me how much he liked this shop and how professional they were about his repair; they even made him feel like a regular customer which put him at ease quickly.
The shop I am talking about is My Car Guy out of Tempe, Arizona. They took good care of my friend and his car and he wanted to make sure I mentioned them so everyone in the Tempe and surrounding areas would know about the quality repair service he received. I told him I would and, staying true to my promise, here is what I learned, from my friend and from the internet, about My Car Guy.
My Car Guy has been serving their many satisfied customers for over 20 years and they have built a reputation in the industry as leaders in their field. They offer quality parts and service at affordable prices and guarantee their work and a wide array of services to make your car repairs go smoothly and with less hassle. My Car Guy offers the following services to save you time and money:
• Import and Domestic – Fleet and Personal Services
• Emission Repair
• Computer Diagnosis/Repair
• Scheduled Maintenance
• Transmission Service/Repair
• Express Check In
• Online Appointments
• Same-day Service in Most Cases
• SUV and Mini Van Specialists
• Complete Drive Train Repair
• 4X4 Service and Repair
• Technical Service Bulletins
• Used Car Inspections
• Service History Electronically Stored
• And Much More!
My Car Guy uses the latest diagnostic equipment to repair your car right the first time and they can work on all makes and models including the latest, most advanced cars on the road today. Their full service repair shop even offers hybrid vehicle repair and maintenance services designed to keep your hybrid car on the road longer.
The My Car Guy staff is made up of a very tight knit group of professionals; founder Adam Lebowitz made sure to find only the best, most qualified technicians available to ensure that your automotive repair needs are met and you are satisfied with every repair.
You can follow My Car Guy on Facebook, Google+ or any of your favorite social media channels and be sure to visit their website for some useful car care tips and advice straight from the professionals who know.
The next time your car needs repair, take it to My Car Guy and let the friendly, knowledgeable staff assist you and get you back on the road in no time.
Posted by Ed at 8/01/2014 09:40:00 PM
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Driving down the highway yesterday, I saw one of the best car decals that I have ever seen. No, it wasn’t those weird family ones where you see everyone, their team jersey numbers, names, pets and probably more information than you should be giving out about your children on the back window of your minivan. Instead, it was a stack of bacon! That’s right, it was a stack of bacon decal on the back window of a Suburban! How awesome is that? I didn’t even know they made those otherwise I would have had one on my car years ago!
As much as I wanted to flag him down and ask him where he got it, driving at highway speeds forced me to acquiesce. Then, he got off the highway where I did and he was going where I was! Lucky day! When he got out of his car, I asked him where he got it because I wanted to order one for myself. He told me that he got it at CarDecalGeek.com, a site that specializes in unique, often hard to find, car decals.
Car Decals for Everyone!
I looked up the site right away (which is very easy to use by the way) and ordered my own bacon car decal before I was even in the store. Isn’t technology great? Cardecalgeek.com has a wide array of uniquely different car decals and there is sure to be one to suit your needs. Are you a scuba diver or a Bigfoot fan? They have you covered. Do you have a mustache or do you think your vehicle is really a Transformer? Cardecalgeek.com has you covered.
In fact, cardecalgeek.com has the most comprehensive collection of car decals the industry has ever seen. All made of heavy duty weather proof vinyl that is sure to last through many car washes, rainstorm and the occasional hurricane. They even make custom car decals; I’m going to see if they can make me a Sharknado decal!
Visit their site, check out the twins and see what cardecalgeek.com has to offer. You are sure to find something for your car or that special person on your shopping list. Give the gift that not everyone has, but everyone needs; give a car decal today.
Win One Today!
Do you find yourself wanting a car decal for your ride, but you don’t want to cough up the $6.99 for one? Win one here by becoming a member of this blog and leaving a comment below. Signing up is quick and easy and you even get to choose which decal you want. What could be better than that? To win a car decal from cardecalgeek.com, visit their website, sign up and leave a comment here on Ed's Garage Blog and I will choose the winner at random on August 1st. I will email you (so use your real email when signing up) and let you choose the decal you like. It will then be shipped to you direct from cardecalgeek.com.
Head on over to cardecalgeek.com today and find the industry’s largest selection of unique car decals designed around the way you live.
Posted by Ed at 7/06/2014 11:43:00 AM
Friday, July 4, 2014
I just finished putting my Chrysler back on the road after a multi-year hiatus. It wasn’t broken by any means, it just took a back seat to the Jeep and the Buell. Seeing the need for better gas mileage, it was time to start driving the sedan again. When I parked it 4 years ago, it needed some suspension work that I was getting around to but never really had the time. That became the first thing I addressed on it when pulling the tires to inspect the brakes. It didn’t need much, front struts, a tie rod end and an annoying wheel bearing issue that needed corrected.I am usually dead on accurate with alignment after doing any suspension work, but I recommend an alignment to all of my customers afterwards so of course the same advice goes for my own vehicle. Plus, tires are expensive and if you don’t have proper alignment, we all know what your tires will look like very quickly.
I don’t have an alignment rack, instead, I trade labor with a local shop and use theirs. It’s a win/win for both of us but lately they have been getting the better end of the deal. I charge a flat fee of $49.95 for a single axle alignment and after performing the work in trade, I am not left with much after that (read nothing or less!). I need to get my own alignment rack but the costs for that kind of equipment are usually prohibitive for small shops and do-it-yourselfers. Still, I grabbed my laptop last night and started looking up alignment racks to see if there were any alternatives available.
I found many, but none as good as the ones that I found at Tenhulzen Automotive. Company founder, Nick Tenhulzen believes is providing a quality product for an affordable price and with his new 2-wheel alignment system and Professional 4-wheel alignment system, he has hit the mark.
With alignment products starting as low as $84.99, Tenhulzen Automotive has products designed specifically for the do-it-yourselfer, racer, handyman or any size shop. If you want alignment products that do what they are supposed to and you are on a budget, call Tenhulzen Automotive, they’ll get you squared away.
Their alignment products aren’t copies of existing designs that you’ll find online; you know the ones, you perform the alignment, the gauges say that you are right on and when you drive down the road, you still have a pull. Tenhulzen’s products are innovative and reliable; in short, they just work.
Tenhulzen Automotive has six different products to suit every need and every budget. Seriously, who doesn’t have a couple hundred dollars to spend on a good alignment system? That’s beer money for a lot of you and the savings come right back to you after using it less than a handful of times.
If you do your own work for yourself, your race team or for customers, you know how important having the right tool for the job is. For alignments, the Tenhulzen 2-wheel alignment systems and Professional 4-wheel alignment systems are the right tool for the job! Imagine being able to accurately measure camber, caster, and toe at an unheard of $200 price point. Or perform a front and rear wheel alignment for under $500! Tenhulzen Automotive makes that possible for you. In fact, theirs is the only product of its kind that enable you to perform real 4-wheel alignments which are required on vehicles with adjustable rear suspension.
With a full line of quality, affordable alignment products in stock and ready to ship, why would you go anywhere else? From toe plates and hand held camber gauges, to hands free caster/camber gauges and full on 2 and 4 wheel alignment systems, Tenhulzen Automotive has all of your alignment needs covered.
Don’t just take my word for it, visit their website and see what you think. It’s easy to use and they explain alignment theory and their products in great detail. Be sure to check out their project car section; they have an Ultima GTR and a really slick BMW 3-Series race prepped and sporting a supercharger under the hood!
Their list of customer testimonials is too extensive to add here and you can really see that customers are having an easy time using the alignment systems and wouldn’t give them up for the world. For less than the price of a cheap hydraulic jack, you can have a complete 2 wheel alignment system and do your own alignments or offer them to your customers and help build your business.
Stop sending customers down the road for their alignments, do them yourself and put more profits in your pocket today. Contact Tenhulzen Automotive and order your 2 wheel alignment system today, you’ll be glad you did!
Posted by Ed at 7/04/2014 10:03:00 AM
Friday, June 27, 2014
How many times have you caught yourself fumbling around in your car looking for your ringing cell phone only to get to it to late or worse, almost cause an accident? It has happened to all of us and even though we try to be safe drivers, we still need to stay connected to the rest of the world. Whether we use our smart phones for work, keeping in touch with friends or staying close to family members, we all use our phones in our cars while driving.
What if there was a safer way to use your phone in your car that would allow you to keep your eyes on the road and still let you make calls, use your GPS to get directions or even use your smartphone as a dash cam? There is and the people over at iMagBond are behind it!
What Is It?
iMagBond are the makers of the latest in-car and in-home smart phone mounting device that lets you securely mount your smart phone anywhere you need it leaving you truly hands free. The iMagBond is the hottest new product over on KickStarter and they need your support to make this incredible product a reality. We have all heard of KickStarter, the crowd funding platform that lets small companies think and act like big ones; they have helped many people bring useful and effective products to store shelves all over the world.
iMagBond has partnered with KickStarter on this newest project and they are hoping to develop this product and have it to market in the very near future. You can help by supporting the project and sending them the necessary funding make this all happen. In return for your time and money, you can be one of the first consumers to own the iMagBond smart phone mounting device and be a big part of this fine product. First in line for products, an exclusive look into the creation and manufacture of it and the ability to say that you were part of it; what more could you want?
All you have to do is click on this link: http://bit.ly/imagbond and it will take you right to the iMagBond KickStarter campaign where you can learn more about the product, how it can help make you a safer driver and how you can get one before everyone else does.
Stop risking the lives of yourself, your family and others by driving distracted, get on board with the iMagBond today and go hands free with your smart phone!
Posted by Ed at 6/27/2014 12:57:00 PM
It finally happened, I had to break down and buy some new riding gloves. My old ones finally let go of the thumb and the hook and loop (can I say the name brand Velcro?) fastener tore off when I was trying to fasten them. They had served me well and I knew they were starting so fall apart so it wasn’t a surprise to me at all; I just wasn’t prepared to have to buy new ones so soon.
Having to buy new gloves wasn’t the hard part, finding gloves that I like, that are comfortable and that could hold up to years of road abuse was going to be the hardest part. I started searching online and found a site that has a lot of really good information about Alpaca motorcycle gear and it taught me a lot about how quality alpaca motorcycle gloves and riding gear can provide durable comfort that can last and look good
The site is called Purely Alpaca and they have many informational articles written by motorcyclists, for motorcyclists. They also carry a full line of alpaca riding gear designed with the adventure rider’s needs in mind. For those of you that don’t yet know, alpaca is one of the best materials available for motorcycle riding gear; it breathes well, doesn’t hold odors, is warm and is completely natural.
Purely Alpaca has more alpaca products than any other website in the industry and their prices are the lowest around. You can get socks, gloves, sweaters, even long underwear at affordable prices and stay warm and dry wherever you ride. They carry so many products that I haven’t even been able to get through them all yet! Shop Purely Alpaca today and start riding in comfort now.
You can find Purely Alpaca on Facebook and Twitter, visit their blog and read about their motorcycle adventure rides and how alpaca can make you more comfortable and dry on long journeys, or just visit their website and see what Purely Alpaca has in store for you. For warmth, comfort and durability, the only name you need to know is Purely Alpaca.
Did I find the gloves I was looking for? Yes, I did and with Purely Alpaca, I saved a lot of money at the same time! Although I did find a lot of other alpaca products on their site that I spent the savings on.
Posted by Ed at 6/27/2014 02:21:00 AM
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
I think the factory stereo finally gave out on our sedan this week. It’s not like I really listen to it all that much; it doesn’t have a port to connect my iPod to and there are no DVD screens in the back for the kids. I keep telling myself to buy satellite radio and have it installed so I can still listen to music but without all of the annoying radio DJ “personalities” but I never do. Now it looks like I am forced to upgrade and that might not be such a bad thing.
A couple of my shop customers have told me about a place over in Mentor that installs the best car audio you will ever hear; they do motorcycles to and they come highly recommended so I might have to give them a call soon. I have a long list of must-haves for our next car audio system and I think I even want an alarm this time as well.
The company everyone is raving about is called VIP Autoworks and they are located in Mentor, Ohio. VIP Autoworks specializes in car audio, marine audio, car security and lighting, they even do motorcycle audio systems. In fact, there’s almost nothing there highly trained technicians can’t do!
VIP Autoworks has been serving the Northern Ohio area for years and they have built a solid reputation as industry leaders in car audio installations. With first rate customer service and the highest quality cutting edge audio and security systems, it’s no wonder VIP Autoworks is the choice of gearheads everywhere. If you love your car and you want it sound as good on the inside as it looks on the outside, VIP Autoworks have the professional technicians that can make that happen.
They offer top of the line products combined with custom installations; you can’t go wrong with that! They even offer their own, exclusive SoundBags lids that can give you the ultimate motorcycle audio experience. With vendors like Kicker, K40, Sirius and Sony, VIP Autoworks has the audio systems you need to turn your vehicle into a concert hall.
Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter or any of your favorite social media channels or just visit their website today and see what VIP Autoworks can do for you. They are open Monday through Saturday and are standing by to install a custom system in your ride.Now I have to give them a call and see if I can get a touch screen, smart phone controlled, satellite radio, navigation system, DVD/CD, radio, remote start, security system with an integrated radar detector. And yes, they do have that as well!
Posted by Ed at 6/10/2014 10:55:00 PM
Friday, June 6, 2014
To start, let me say that I have never been locked out of my car. Well, maybe that one time that I had to break in through the sunroof and that made the car leak every time we got a good rain or went through the car wash. But besides that time, that’s it until just yesterday. For some reason or another, I locked the car with the key fob as I was getting out, turned around to grab my phone and dropped the keys on the floor as I closed the door.
I knew right away what I had done and started thinking of alternative ways in. I could break a window and report it to the insurance company. Maybe I could hitch a ride home and back with my spare key. That’s a good idea but it would take too long as I was about ten hours away from home.
No, the only alternative was to Google automotive locksmiths and see what came up. I usually like to take a look at the available options, but since I was in a hurry, I chose the first one that came up. Not knowing the area, it was the logical choice to make and I am glad I chose them. The company was called Marietta Fast Locksmith and since I was in Marietta, Georgia, they are who I called.
I don’t think I waited more than 20 minutes before help arrived. The locksmith was very professional and had me back on my way in no time. I’m not used to service like that any more so when I see it, I tend to take note.
When I returned home, I checked out their website and learned that they provide a wide array of automotive lockout services including automotive locksmith services, lockouts and car key replacements. Marietta Fast Locksmith is Atlanta’s most sought after automotive locksmith service and have built a reputation in the industry for being customer oriented and result driven.
They offer the fastest 24/7 mobile service around and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on their work. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter or any of your favorite social media channels or just visit them at their website and see what they have to offer you. Save their information in your phone so when you need them, you are prepared.
Marietta FastLocksmith is the company you need when you are locked out of your car, have a broken key or just need a replacement. These guys know what they are doing and they will get you back on the road fast.
Posted by Ed at 6/06/2014 10:39:00 AM