Wednesday, September 25, 2013

How to Find Great Mazda Dealers

So, you have decided to purchase a brand new or used Mazda. It's a great feeling, isn't it? Mazdas are great vehicles that will last you a long time, if you take good care of your new one. However, now that you have done all the research and put in all that time making the decision to purchase a new Mazda, you will want to be sure you go through the actual purchase in the appropriate manner. You will want your experience of purchasing a Mazda to be a good one, and the best way to do so is to buy from Mazda dealers in Kansas City. This article will list the best ways you can find great Mazda dealers.

Word of Mouth

Arguably the best way to find a great Mazda dealer is to get a recommendation from someone you know and trust with opinions. If you know of anyone that has recently purchased a Mazda, you will want to ask that person where they went to buy it. Ask them about their experience at the dealer and if they enjoyed it. Would they go back to that dealer to buy again? You should always buy from a dealer with a good reputation, and word of mouth recommendations are the way to tell if a dealer has that kind of reputation.


The next place you need to go to find Mazda dealers is the Internet. There are tons of different resources you can use online in order to find a great Mazda dealer. Start with a simple search with online search engines for local Mazda dealers. After you have received a few different results, you will want to check on what people are saying about those dealers. There are customer review websites that you can use for that purpose. See what people are saying in good and bad ways about the different dealerships.

Drive Around

Another great way to find good Mazda dealers in Kansas City is to just take a drive. There are plenty of dealerships all over the place, and where there's one, there are likely others. Take some time to get out of the house and take an adventure.

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Trust an Expert Contractor for New Construction

If you are looking to start new construction in Long Island, NY, you might consider the benefits of hiring a good contractor to help you get the job done right. A contractor may offer a variety of services in your existing home or business or if you are planning to build your future home or office building. A contractor may provide a wide range of services to help make the process easier by keeping the tasks you need done within one company instead of hiring it out to many.

A contractor will be knowledgeable in the proper techniques in a variety of tasks to get your home or business building completed. Some areas where a contractor may prove helpful to you might be one or a combination of the following.

Bathroom Construction or Remodels

On average, people spend a good amount of time during their lifetime in a bathroom. You will want your bathroom to be a calming place of refuge for you, your family, guests, or patrons of your business. The décor you choose and the design concept are all up to you. The process to install or remodel a bathroom can be very complex and time consuming if you are not already experienced in the area. An experienced contractor will know the proper methods necessary to make sure your bathroom space is beautiful and functional.


A good coat of paint throughout your home is a great way to translate your design concept from room to room. Paint is an excellent solution to help tie your personal style and décor together to create a coherent concept. A contractor who offers painting may be able help you create the concept you are looking for.


Lighting and electricity is necessary to make a space functional. It is important to make sure the outlets and light switches are easily accessible. A good contractor will help to assure that each functions as they should. It is important for an expert to complete this task, as electricity can prove to be dangerous if not installed correctly.

For new construction in Long Island, trust a contractor with experience and expertise.

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Have You Mastered the Art of Shaving?

You’re probably like most men in America, who buy their shaving products at the drugstore, and who have settled for a sub-par shave. Despite cartridge razors coming out with three, four, and now five blades in one, you still don’t seem to have any better of a shave. You slowly learn the art of shaving, and you can’t master it if you’re using bottled shaving cream and a drugstore razor. It requires an investment in a good shaving kit and relearning the best way to shave.

The more traditional way of shaving is gaining popularity again. This is the same method your grandfather used. It’s using a straight-edged razor for your shaving, rather than a razor with a cartridge blade. The razor blades have a sharp edge on each side, and you switch the blade when it becomes dull. This razor is usually called a safety razor, or sometimes a straight razor.

But getting a close shave is not just about what kind of razor you use; it has a lot to do with the preparations you do to your hair and skin beforehand. When you buy a shaving kit, it comes with a lather dish, a razor handle, and a shaving brush. Rather than using a shaving cream from a can, use a shave soap and lather it with the shaving brush. Applying the lather to your face using the shaving brush is an important step, because it gets the hairs in the perfect position to be shaved close. It’s also beneficial to shave in a hot and steamy environment, like the shower. The heat and steam help to soften the hairs and open your pores.

If you’re interested in becoming a master of the art of shaving, you will need to do two things. First, purchase a quality shaving kit. It might cost you a pretty penny, but if you buy a quality kit you’ll never have to replace it. Then you will need to learn how to shave with a safety razor and shaving soap. You can find videos or tutorials online that will walk you through it, or you can ask your Grandpop. It may take a bit to get the hang of it, but once you feel how smooth your face is, you’ll never want to go back to that old drugstore razor.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Expand the Love with Church Volunteer Work

The story of Jesus Christ involves a lot of hard work, struggle, pain, and sacrifice. Both followers and non followers of Jesus have a desire to make the world a better place. Improving the world for future and present generations can be a daunting task. It can be difficult to choose a starting point when questing for change. Much has gone awry with the world today and there are many in need. Many people feel as if they are too small to make any progress when faced with such a gigantic task. Luckily there are groups popping up everywhere volunteering their hard work, struggle, pain, and sacrifice. One person alone can make a difference. An entire group of motivated people can make a big difference. Check out your local church in Denver for more information.

Experience Personal Sacrifice and Spiritual Growth

The story of Jesus tells of a man who gave everything for the greater good of humanity. Everyone can experience a similar feeling through volunteer work. Your sacrifice of time and energy may seem miniscule in comparison to the sacrifice of Jesus. The fact remains that you are still making a sacrifice to make the world a better place. Giving your time and energy to a good cause feels amazing. Many volunteers feel like they are closest to their savior when they are working for the good of others. They find that the best way to worship is by going out and making a difference in the world.

Spread the Message around the World

Volunteer work with a church in Denver can take you places you’ve never even seen. You can start out by volunteering for local projects in your own neighborhood. Putting your own needs behind the needs of others can start a chain reaction of spiritual growth. Eventually, you will want to branch out and take on volunteer projects that help people in other areas of your city. The next thing you know you will be on a plane. There are many places all around the world in need of your help. Through the personal sacrifice of volunteer work you can communicate the message of Christ most effectively. 

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Do you wanna be a ramp model?

I see a lot of girls who dream to be a model when they grow up.  Being a model, or a ramp model must be a very  lucrative, dignified and a "wow" job especially for women.  It is like being in show business, you feel like a celebrity.  But, it is not all fun as most of us think it is.  Watch this video!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Using Stores that Buy Jewelry to Make Quick Cash

We have all been in that spot of needing extra cash in a hurry. It is not a fun feeling to be in that position. It is rather taxing on the soul. However, there are often ways to make some quick cash to help in situations like this. For example, many people have old jewelry sitting around that is not being used. One way to make quick cash is to find the stores that buy jewelry in Vienna, VA, and see what they will give for any unwanted jewelry. This is not easy to do with heirloom or special jewelry because there is far too much meaning behind it. However, there is often jewelry that can be sold that does not have the same attachment value.

Why Stores Buy Jewelry

The main reason stores buy jewelry is that they are able to turn a profit on the jewelry. People that want to sell their jewelry often need the cash quickly and are willing to settle for less money in order to have the money now. This is a win-win situation because the jewelry store is not in a hurry to sell, but rather want to sell at the proper value of the item. Of course, this does not mean that the jewelry store wins in every case, nor does it mean the seller of the jewelry wins in every case either. However, in most cases, it is a win-win scenario. That being said, each should have a firm idea of the amount they want to pay for the item or for how much they are willing to sell. This will ensure that both parties feel good about the transaction.

Weigh the Options First

Before selling any jewelry for quick cash, it is important to weigh out the options. Sometimes people are too hasty to sell when they may not have needed to. This can cause heartache and a lot of trouble trying to retrieve the item sold. By taking the time to think things through, there is a far better chance you will be better prepared mentally to sell. Once ready, find a store that will buy jewelry in Vienna, VA, approach them with the item or items you have to sell. By taking the time to think it through, you will be fully ready to sell to them and make some quick cash.

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Beyond music ....

These kids can play the guitar better than most adults.  What is really entertaining is they are so tiny, their guitars are bigger than them, hehe. We cannot underestimate what kids can do.  I watch this video over and over again and not get tired of it.  I'm sure you too will enjoy it.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Advantages of Having Golf Memberships

For those that love to golf, there is nothing better than having Vegas golf memberships. Las Vegas has many great courses in the area. Having a membership provides many benefits to the golfers in the area. It is well worth looking into for anyone that plans to golf regularly in the area, even non-residents.

Playing Multiple Courses

One of the major benefits of having a membership is the ability to enjoy privileges at multiple golf courses. These are not the average city courses, but are rather top-notch courses. All the courses that are involved in memberships in Las Vegas are top-of-the-line courses that are well manicured. There is something refreshing about playing a golf course that is taken care of very well.

Enjoy the Privileged Treatment

Another benefit of having a golf membership is the ability to receive superior treatment at the golf course: for example, having a golf cart at no extra charge or receiving special discounts on the food. Perhaps the best privilege of being a member is the reservation of tee times that are exclusively for members. This means that you will always have a chance at getting on the course whenever you would like, even with last-minute notice.

Incentive to Golf More If You Need It

Sometimes life gets in the way of doing what you would like to do. In fact, some people that love the game of golf never play because life just gets too busy. Having a membership will give incentive to get on the course more because the money is already spent. Although most would like to think that they do not need motivation, many do need something to push them to go. Having a membership is the perfect incentive.

You Will Never Golf Any Other Way

Once you have had the opportunity to own Vegas golf memberships, you will not golf any other way.  The enjoyment of all the privileges when golfing under a membership will be too hard to give up. Golfing under normal public privileges will just not cut it after you have had the membership-level treatment.  

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Are You Looking To Visit New Zealand?

About 10 years ago, I was given a great opportunity to live in Australia for two years.  In those two years, my biggest regret was not being able to visit New Zealand to think that I have a cousin who lives there and it is so close to where I lived.  That is why I was telling my brother not to miss this great opportunity of visiting our cousin and her family and see the place.  He could easily find nice Queenstown apartments close to popular tourist spots.

I am sure it would be a wonderful experience.  My brother is so excited.  In fact, he is also looking at Holiday Houses.  If I would be given another chance of going there, I will never miss to visit this place.

Great Barrier Island Properties

While in Australia, I learned that there are a lot of things that will cost you an arm and a leg like aesthetic dental services, only if you don't know where to go.  This was a great advice that my cousin who lives in New Zealand has been telling me. Good for her because she found a great dentist tauranga nz who actually brought back her smile which has become elusive for many years.

Speaking of my brother, I am glad that he finally got his wife and three sons to live with him in Australia.  It is funny because the first thing his sons wanted to have was to get a pet dog because they insisted they missed their pets back in the Philippines.  Who does not want a pet dog anyway?

Without hesitation, my brother started to look around and asked friends about getting a pet dog.  Most of his friends warned him about getting from unreliable sources especially online.  However, most of them recommended checking on Doggish, a site that is known for its reliable services for those looking to buy or sell their dogs.  In less than two weeks, my brother has found a beautiful golden retriever from the site's huge selection of Puppies for Sale.

The internet is truly an amazing source for almost everything as long as you exercise some precautions.  They were so happy about it and would recommend everyone looking to buy or sell dogs to check on Doggish.  Here, you are guaranteed you don't get scammed and this site does everything to make their customers happy and satisfied with their services.

Friday, August 30, 2013

So cute!

I didn't realize these pets could fit in almost anything until i saw this video.  Aren't they adorable?  It seems they got stretchable bodies, especially the cats, that let them slide in and out so easily in any hole.  Watch how they do it!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Quality Control Should Enhance Your Business

While a janitorial quality control software can help you maintain a schedule and provide suggestions on what to look for, only you can decide how to use the information that you gain from a quality assurance tour. Most companies use quality control as a threat. Everyone knows when the head honchos are going to show up, so they put their very best foot forward to impress those at the top. Unfortunately, this doesn’t do anything to improve the actual quality of the product or service they offer. It isn’t just the knowledge that the higher ups are coming; it is also the knowledge that if something is wrong, the person or persons responsible will get yelled at or reprimanded. It’s like having a test in school. Instead of using the test as a teaching opportunity, it is used as a blunt force instrument to batter people into compliance.


The last thing that you want to do as a company is set up a minimum standard. While it sounds good on paper, the minimum standard will always be met and never exceeded. That means that when people fail, they will not meet the minimum standard, they will fall below it. Standards are all about expectations, and people will be as poor, or mediocre, or great as you expect. Set low expectations and they will be met.

In some ways, quality assurance is the same as the expectations you set. When your crew knows that you are coming, they will make sure to do everything in the best way possible. They will slack off again once the test is over. In some situations, this will work okay because items will get repaired that might otherwise have been left broken. However, wouldn’t you rather that the items have been fixed without you having to do a quality check? A janitorialquality control software can set up a schedule for you to do checks, and it can even offer a checklist for your team, but it is up to you to make sure that your team is performing excellently every day on the job.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Powerful voices .....

Today is my eldest daughter birthday and I get so nostalgic in times like this.  I wish i could spend the special day with her but we are miles away.  Anyway, instead of sulking in the corner, i spent my day listening to music.  One of the videos that caught my attention is this video of the great voices of Filipinos in Kuwait.  This is also one of my favorite songs these days.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Nine Ways To Wrap Sarong, Pareo, Convertible Dress

I have been looking for a video tutorial on how to warp a sarong for a long time.  I have a few sarong but i do not know how to wear them except of course the very common way of wrapping it around my waist.  I finally found this video of April who is now a favorite of mine.  She is a filipina and has several vlogs, together with her husband Justin.

Check out how she shows the ways to wrap sarong, pareo and convertible dress.  I;m sure you will this video and all her video.  You will earn a lot from them.  If you do not want to miss their video updates, then don;t forget to subscribe to their videos.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Three Things You Should Know before Signing a Lease

Long before you ever start school, it is important to take a trip and search for LA Tech housing. When you are looking for a place to live, make sure you take the time to find out important rental policies before you make a commitment to a particular apartment. You have the right to screen your housing for good policies. Following are three areas to check before signing a lease:

·         Policies regarding rent, deposits, and fees
·         Process for reporting and handling complaints
·         Policies regarding cats, dogs, or other pets

Rent, Deposits, and Fees

Paying rent sounds like a straight-up situation. However, there are many details that can affect your rent. For instance, some complexes will give a discount if you pay rent for an entire semester or an entire year. If you want to take advantage of a situation like this, make sure you find out what happens if you decide to move early. You might forfeit your rent, or you might be subject to a hefty breakage-of-contract fee. If you are paying your rent on a monthly basis, be sure to learn whether or not they have a grace period, what late fees they will charge, and how the late fees will be calculated.

Deposits are also handled differently from apartment to apartment. You can expect to pay a security deposit, but the amount that is refundable will vary. Some landlords will charge a flat fee to clean the carpets, blinds, and furniture. Other landlords base the refund solely on the condition of the apartment when you move.

Handling Complaints

The nature of living in an apartment means that you will have to deal with many other individuals’ lifestyles. Most of the time, there is no issue. But sometimes, neighbors and roommates can cause problems. Ask the landlords what types of problems they get involved with, how to register complaints, and what their policies are for resolving the complaints.

Cats, Dogs, or Other Pets

If you have a pet, you will need to find LA Tech housing that accepts pets. Be sure you completely understand their pet policies before you sign the lease. If you bring a pet into the apartment without authorization, you could be breaking your contract and be charged a breakage-of-contract fee.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tips for Making an Effective Ad

Advertising is very important for anyone who wants to get their word out there. However, advertising does not accomplish anything unless the ad itself is effective. You can try using the things that an ad agency would usually use to make an effective ad. Consider the following bits of advice as you think about designing an ad that will do exactly what you want it to do.

Designing an Ad

When you design an ad, you want to keep it simple. An ad that is too complicated or has too much going on will not attract the attention of people or influence them at all. When it comes to advertising, less is often more. Use bright colors that stand out and catch people’s attention. Use large print that can easily be read by those with bad vision or from far away. When you do use print, say whatever you need to say in the shortest words possible. It should not require a lot of effort from people to look at your advertisement and see what it is saying.

You will need to come up with a tagline that is catchy and meaningful. It should be relevant to your company, service, or product. This is what people remember later on when they think about the ad. You can also help the ad catch people’s attention by being funny or shocking. A clever advertisement will do great things because people will both notice it and remember it. They may even talk to others about it later. This requires thinking outside the box and coming up with something innovative.

Getting Help

When you need a lot of help from your advertisements, you may not want to trust amateurs to design an ad for you. Hiring an ad agency to come up with a particular ad or an entire campaign for you can be very helpful in getting what you need, and will often give you a great return on your input. Those working at ad agencies know what they are doing, because it is the only thing they do. They can give you some great input.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Man born without arms .....

Most of us are lucky in so many ways.  We are lucky to have complete parts of our body.  Can you imagine yourself  losing any part like an arm for instance?  It must be tough.  Here is a man born without arms and yet he is able to do what most of us can't do or don't want to do.  Of course we are all capable of doing this. I believe that nothing is impossible under the heat of the sun.  But, isn't he an inspiration to people who are physically challenged?  Watch this!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Digging into the Facts about a Car

When you are looking to buy a new car, you should be clicking through the “more info” link and learning all that you can about each car that you are considering. One of the keys to finding the best car for the best price is to do the research. There is a lot of information online that can be used by someone seeking a new car. If money is unlimited, then the search is not as hard. It is easy to find a nice, luxury car with top-of-the-line everything and buy it. However, when there is a limited budget, it takes more patience and research.

Working the Internet for the Information

The Internet has not always been around, but it has become the leading source for information. There are plenty of ways to find the information you want to find on the Internet. You can find literally anything you want to know about any car. The first step is to know what it is you are searching for in regards to cars. Make sure you take the time to list out what it is you are looking for so that you can maintain focus on that. The next step is to use search engines, such as Google, to find websites that have information on cars in general or on a specific car. Once you have found information, study it, and look for additional sources. Do not trust a single source for information, especially on the Internet. However, when you can find the same information on multiple sources, you can begin to trust that information a lot more.

Choosing a Car after Studying the Information

Once you have done all the research and clicked through all the “more info” links to read all that you could about each car, it is time to make a decision on which car you want to purchase.  Of course, the car you choose should be the result of plenty of research to find the best car that is in the price range you can afford. In addition, you should have a list of the second and third best cars so that you can negotiate when on the car lot. 

This is a guest post offered to Gags, Chuckles and Giggles for its readers.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The art of fighting ....

If we know how to fight, this world would be a better place to live in. Everyone has his or her own battle to fight, it is how we fight that will make the difference. Life is a battle and we deal with a lot of fights everyday, not only fighting another person but also every detail of life itself.  We fight for our health, for peace, for our families and for ourselves.  We should learn how to fight!

Speaking of fight, here is a fight that makes my day!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Alcohol test

Don't drive under the influence of alcohol.  You know why?  The test is not easy, i tell you!  If you are caught, do you think you will pass this test?  Here is how!

But don't worry, this is just for fun!  Remember, don't drink and drive!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Today is a special day for every American to take pride about being one and be proud of our country.  Aren't you proud to be an American?  Let us all pray that God will continue to bless our country.  I hear a lot of celebration going on in my neighborhood today, with all the fireworks I saw.  Here is a song fitting for today's occasion.  Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Right Accessories Make the Car Yours

Any fashionista will tell you that accessories make the outfit. Use the wrong accessories, and you will be headed for the worst dressed list. Use the right accessories, and you might win the battle of fashion against the next Top Model or your favorite movie star when the celebrity websites ask “Who wore it best?” Your car deserves to be correctly accessorized, and for your new GMC, you want to find the right GMC accessories in Kansas City.


In the United States, your car is as tied up with your identity as your job is. People will look at your vehicle and begin to pick up clues about who you are and what you are trying to say with your vehicle. Sometimes they will get the wrong message because communication does not take place in a vacuum. You can give more contextual clues to your identity when you accessorize your vehicle.
If you want to be seen as more athletic, a roof-mounted bike rack will send the message that you are looking for. If you want to be seen as an outdoor enthusiast, you might get a trailer hitch for your vehicle. Because of the lack of context, that hitch can say that you like to camp or go boating. You may never actually use the hitch, but people will make inferences about your activities just because your vehicle has one.


Accessories aren’t just about what goes on the outside of the vehicle. They are also about what is on the inside. The one that will say the most about you is your stereo system. Not only will the right stereo system say that you care about your music, it will project that music for others to hear. Your music choices will convey parts of who you are to the world outside of your vehicle. The best stereo system will come from a place that has designed the system for your vehicle. GMCaccessories in Kansas City will include stereo systems designed specifically for your GMC vehicle. Not only will you be rocking out, you will show pride in your vehicle and music selection.

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Smart dog!

What a smart dog this is! I miss my dogs! It has been awhile since i bid goodbye to my two dogs.  I sometimes thought of getting another one but no, i can't have another one this time.  Our house is not dog-friendly. But who can say no to an amazing dog like the one in this video?

Why Notes about an Accident Are Important

Given the number of cars on the road today, it makes sense that at some point in their lives, almost every individual will have to suffer through a car accident. These accidents are overwhelmingly common because of the sheer number of people on the roads today. When one factors in problems with cars, weather, human error, negligence, and maliciousness, it makes sense that automotive accidents happen to almost everyone. However, knowing that an accident is probably going to happen to everyone doesn't mean that people are prepared for such an occurrence. In fact, many people ignore this reality and never think about what they should do if they get into an accident. It's important for people to realize that when they get into an accident, one of the most important things that they can do is take notes. A person should click here to find out details about what they should do after an accident.

Why Notes Are Important

Notes are important for after an accident because they provide the accident victim with the opportunity to make a clear record about the events that led up to the accident, the accident itself, and what happened to them after the accident. All of these notes are important because human memory is fallible. A person remembers things more clearly immediately after they happened, able to recall small details that will fade with time. These details are important because they help the individual paint a complete picture about what happened during the accident and around it. With the passage of time, the individual's recollections of the events might change to suit the stories that other people are telling so they might begin to doubt their own perceptions of events. Writing down all of the events of the accident immediately after the individual has suffered through it will allow the individual to clearly remember exactly what happened to them so that they will be able to recall the events with clarity and certainty later on. Click here to understand more steps that you can take after an accident to help protect yourself and handle the aftermath of the accident. 

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Four Techniques for Effective Plunging

Plunging a toilet seems like an intuitive thing to do. You grab the plunger, thrust it into the toilet before it overflows, and begin plunging. As Orange County plumbers can testify, that is not the best way to plunge a toilet. There really is a technique involved in plunging a toilet that can save you a lot of hassle and headache. Use the following tips when using your toilet plunger:
·         Stop the flow of water first, if needed.
·         Plunge slowly then more forcefully.
·         Keep a tight seal around the opening.
·         Use a plunger with a funnel cup.

Stop the Flow of Water

Many times a quick plunge will do the job to get the water flowing down the toilet again. Sometimes, however, you need more work to plunge the toilet. At other times, you might not even be able to locate a plunger immediately. In these situations, the first thing you should do is to stop the water from flowing into the toilet. Simply lift the lid on the tank, and gently push the flapper valve into place. This will stop water from entering the toilet bowl and will allow it to begin filling the tank.

Plunge Slowly Then Forcefully

The first plunge in the water should be slow. A slow push allows the air that is trapped inside the cup to escape. Too vigorous of a push will cause the air to rush out of the bowl and splash waste water all over.

Keep a Tight Seal

Once the air has escaped out of the cup, it is very important to maintain a tight seal between the plunger and the opening in the bowl. Because the air is gone, a tight seal creates a vacuum. When the plunger is used, the contents in the bowl and the pipes are sucked back and forth. This movement helps the obstruction to be released.

Use Funnel Cup Plunger

The best plunger recommended by Orange County plumbers is one with a funnel on the end of the cup. The funnel makes it easier to obtain and keep a tight seal. If you need to use the plunger in a sink or tub, you can simply fold the funnel into the cup.

This is a guest post offered to Gags, Chuckles and Giggles for its readers. 

Tips for Driving a Large Truck

Driving a large truck can be very intimidating, especially if you have never done it before. Even larger pickups can be difficult to maneuver if you do not know what you are doing. Driving a truck requires extra care that driving a small care does not require. To avoid the need to call a Louisville truck accident attorney, follow these tips to safely drive your large truck.

Driving a Truck Safely

The most important thing to understand when driving a large truck is always keeping in mind the sheer size of the truck. Knowing the size of any car takes some experience driving that car, so always assume that your truck is bigger than it is. There are some special things you will need to do to accommodate that size. First, you will need to be careful when turning. A longer car will cut across turns and hit things that other cars wouldn’t. As a result, you will need to take turns widely. The back of the truck will not follow the path of the front of the truck; it will cut across the corner of the turn. If you are turning around, give yourself plenty of space. You will also need to take into consideration the weight of the truck. Because larger cars are heavier, they are more difficult to stop. Always give the car in front of you plenty of space, because if they slam on their brakes for something, you will not be able to stop quickly enough. Give at least two car lengths, and more for especially large trucks. Lastly, consider the fact that you have more blind spots. You may not be able to see directly behind the truck or on the sides of it. Avoid any sudden movements, and try to make up for your blind spots by looking over your shoulder and making any moves clear.

If an Accident Occurs

If you do get in an accident, keep calm. Call a Louisville truck accident attorney whether you are at fault or not. Exchange information with the other driver and take pictures of the damage at the scene. The attorney will make sure that everything is handled smoothly.

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Unclutter Your House by Renting a Storage Unit

A home should be a place where you and your family can relax and have enough space to move about unfettered. It should not be akin to the fabled labyrinth of the minotaur, with stacks of boxes lining the walls, plastic tubs of books stacked haphazardly in the living room, and garbage bags full of old clothes taking up space on your chairs and couches. If you’ve moved from a larger home to a smaller one, you know what it’s like to be constantly surrounded by your stuff. It’s downright frustrating. You can never find anything you’re looking for. You can never move freely in your own home. You certainly can’t have any guests over, and you dread the appearances of friends and neighbors who have a habit of popping by unexpectedly. Instead of feeling claustrophobic and embarrassed in your home, take action by renting out one of the many available storage units in Dayton. 

Great Conditions for Your Stuff

When you rent out a storage unit for your possessions, there are probably two concerns at the forefront of your mind. First, you want to be assured that your possessions are safe from the threat of theft. To that end, you’ll be happy to know that most storage unit facilities protect both their business and your stuff via the latest developments in surveillance and security technology. It’s very common for a storage facility to be equipped with motion-activated lights, digital cameras, and electronic locks. At some storage units, there is a staff member present on the grounds all day and all night. Your number two concern is more than likely the physical condition of your things. Certain items, such as books, artwork, electronics, and musical instruments, can be damaged by extreme heat or extreme cold. Fortunately, many storage companies offer units which are climate-controlled. For a small price, you can ensure that your stuff is always stored in the right temperature. 

Flexible Hours

You never know when you’re going to need those tools, that old computer, or the textbook that you may have placed in one of the many storage units in Dayton. It can be frustrating to not have access to your own items. That’s why it’s good to do business with a storage facility which offers 24/7 access. After all, whatever you’ve got in your unit is yours. You have every right to do whatever you want with it, at whatever time you see fit. If you’ve got items and no place to put them, make things easier for yourself. 

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Tips for Dealing with Divorce

While some are overly excited to get a divorce, most find the process very difficult. It is hard to separate belongings, especially if the custody of children is involved. It is hard to end a marriage that had so much promise in the beginning. When you find it is time to call the divorce attorney in San Jose, you may have some trouble dealing with the divorce. Here are some tips to help you move on and be happy again.

Take Some Time 

When going through something like a divorce, it is okay to take some time off of work and other responsibilities to give yourself some time to heal. Your boss should be understanding of your situation, so take the time for yourself to get through the process of grieving the relationship. Speak to friends and family about what you’re going through – expressing your feelings can help get a lot of the emotion out. Having support can help a lot, so if anyone offers to help or listen, do not turn them down. It is natural to be scared, angry, or sad, so do not feel bad if you have a lot of different feelings going on. Don’t feel bad if you feel the need to speak to a counselor or therapist. These professionals can help you face your feelings and deal with them in a constructive manner. 

Move On 

While taking some time to deal with your emotions head-on is important, it is also important to know when to move on. Do not spend too much time dwelling on what you have lost. Instead, focus on the future and what you plan to do. Find something to work toward; whether it is a new project at home or at work. Moving on does not necessarily mean finding someone new right away. Build new friendships if you want, or work more on old ones. Take this time to focus on yourself and improving who you are as an individual. Use your divorce attorney in San Jose to get through the difficult divorce process, and then move on and don’t look back. 

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

So effortless!

I am so jealous about people who can sing and really sing so effortlessly! Maybe when God showered singing talents, i was in a deep slumber, lol! I love to sing but singing does not love me.  Anyway, here is another example of a singing voice that is so effortless.  What do you think?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Enlist Contractors for a Firm Foundation

The word “foundation” is often used in a metaphorical sense. People say things like “the foundation of this company is great service” or “my family is built upon a foundation of trust.” This word gets tossed around so much because foundations are an integral part of any structure, be it a home or business. If your foundation is having problems, it could only be a matter of time before your building is condemned entirely. That’s why enlisting the services of foundation contractors in Houston is important when you begin to suspect that the structure of your home or business may be having issues.

Is Your Foundation in Disrepair? 

Owning a building requires meticulous inspection of its structure and grounds almost every day to make sure that no part of your building falls into disrepair. However, there are some parts of your building which may not readily indicate problems until extensive repairs are needed. Foundations can be tricky because, being on the bottom of your building’s structure, we don’t always know where to look or how to look for problems. However, there are a few sure signs that your foundation may be in need of a repair. For example, have any of your windows or doors started inexplicably jamming when you attempt to open them? If so, that could be a sign that your foundation is cracked in the middle and sloping inward. Cracks in the exterior brick of your home or even on the inside walls might also be a strong indicator of foundation problems. You also want to look for things such as wall rotation, separation between door frames and the main exterior walls of the house, and space between the walls and either the ceiling or the floor in your home. In fact, if you find any of these problems in your home, your best bet is to call a foundation repair company immediately and then move your family to the home of a friend or a relative temporarily. Issues with the foundation are not light problems. If left unattended, the walls of your home could literally fall down around and on top of you.

Professional Help Available

There are many foundation contractors in Houston who can help you if your foundation is in dire need of repair. Many contractors use tried and true methods such as pile guarding, in which large concrete piles are driven into the ground around your foundation in order to keep it from breaking apart. These contractors stand by their methods and their work so much that many offer lifetime guarantees on the repairs they make. If you suspect problems with your foundation, don’t hesitate to call a repair service and get a free quote.

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Consider Luxury Add-ons When Buying a Car

Shopping for a new car when you have a family usually becomes a matter of finding the most reliable vehicle for the best price. However, don’t be afraid to treat yourself to a few luxury features. If you have a long commute, you probably spend almost as much time in your car as you do at home during the week (minus sleeping hours). If you can rationalize a few new home accessories, then you can rationalize a few deluxe features for your vehicle. Ask Kansas City Buick dealers about what features they offer as you shop around for your car.

Blind Spot Alerts
Most drivers have experienced the horrible feeling you get when you begin to switch lanes and realize there is already a car hidden in your blind spot. Sometimes there is not enough time for drivers to correct the error before a collision occurs. If you make sure your new vehicle comes with a blind spot alert, then you never have to experience that feeling again and you will avoid easily preventable accidents. Blind spot monitors are usually mounted on each side of a car and they use visual or audio signals to warn drivers when they detect another vehicle. Children can easily distract drivers and blind spot warnings will enhance your ability to drive safely.

Heated Steering Wheel
While the alerts will allow you to stay safe while driving, a heated steering wheel will allow you to keep your hands warm and cozy. This is convenient if you live in a place that gets quite chilly in the winter. It’s probably easy to recall an especially cold morning when you had to climb into your icy vehicle and place your hands on a very cold steering wheel. Perhaps you didn’t even have your gloves with you. However, if you buy a car with a heated steering wheel, you won’t have to ever remember your gloves in the morning.

Push Button Start
A third feature to consider is the keyless entry remote, which unlocks your car doors and even starts your car with the push of a button. Pushing a button in your pocket to start your car is a luxury feature you could live without, but you shouldn’t have to. See Kansas City Buick dealers soon to ask about these features.

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Animal Control Experts Reveal Three Tips to Pest Prevention Body

Rodents or other animals on your property are not only a nuisance, but are a health concern as well. One of the best ways to keep a rodent problem from getting out of hand is to take away the entry points for pests and to observe your home for signs of infestation. Companies that specialize in animal control in Birmingham even have prevention plans that you can sign up for to keep your home pest-free. Here are three things that you can do to help keep pests out of your home.

Check Seasonally for Pests

Pests are usually pretty content to spend their days outside in the summer. There is plenty of food and the weather is pleasant. It’s when fall comes around that bugs and rodents tend to seek shelter indoors. You or a pest control company should check your home every year for cracks and other places where a rodent can enter. Mice can enter in very tiny holes, so you should be very thorough in your search. Include all of the outer walls and even the roof as you block any possible entrances for rodents.

Trim Your Trees

Squirrels, opossums, and other tree-climbing animals can find entry into your home through the trees. If you want to keep them away from your house, keep tree limbs away from your house as well. It is healthier for your trees to be trimmed, and it is healthier for your home to keep the branches at least a few feet from the home. If the trees that you need to trim would require you to get on a ladder, it is suggested that you leave the job to a professional so that you don’t suffer injury.

Keep Food Secured

A dirty kitchen looks like a huge buffet for a hungry rodent. If you want to keep rodents out of your house, don’t make food easily accessible. Put food in cupboards. Try to keep open packages in sealed bags or containers. One of your best defenses against rodents is to make sure there is no temptation to enter your home.

One of the best ways to prevent rodents from entering your home is to have a service specializing in animal control in Birmingham routinely inspect your home. They can treat your home for pests without causing possible harm to other animals or children.

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A Divorce Attorney Is a Good Investment

Getting divorced can be a very emotional process, and it can sometimes be difficult to make calm, rational decisions. Relying on friends and family members for advice can also be problematic, because they are most likely emotionally invested as well. Even if your divorce is reasonably calm, it can be helpful to have objective legal advice before you sign any documents. The stipulations in your divorce agreement will affect your life for years to come, and it is a good idea to make sure that you fully understand all of the implications. A divorce attorney in San Jose can look over your divorce agreement and help you decide if you are comfortable with each aspect of it. An attorney can also advise you about custody arrangements and child support payments if there are children involved in your divorce.

Amicable Divorces

You may wonder about the need for an attorney if your divorce is not a complicated one. Hiring an attorney doesn’t have to mean that you are drawing things out or seeking to create conflict. An attorney can simply provide legal advice and help you be sure that you understand the legal aspects of your divorce. An attorney can also inform you about your state’s requirements for waiting periods, education classes, and other issues that may be involved with getting a divorce. Having professional help can ensure that your divorce proceeds smoothly and doesn’t get held up in the court system. Getting legal advice doesn’t have to be the same thing as contesting the divorce.

Conflict Resolution

If your divorce looks like it will be less than amicable, a divorce attorney in San Jose can act as a mediator between you and your ex-spouse. It is sometimes helpful to have a third party involved, especially if the communication in your relationship has deteriorated. It can be difficult to see past the conflict in order to get things done, and this is where an objective legal professional can make a big difference. Your attorney can look out for your legal rights, and can help ensure that you are not harassed or bullied into making an unfavorable divorce agreement. Getting legal advice doesn’t mean that you are seeking conflict. On the contrary, an attorney can often help minimize conflict and move your divorce forward in a timely manner.

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You Can't Have a Perfect Day without Perfect Septic Systems

Have you ever had a perfect day? You wake up in a jolly mood and jump out of bed to get ready for the day's events. Leaving home you feel energized and ready to take on the world. You have a massively productive day and feel positive about bringing your positive energy with you as you step foot back into your home. That’s when things get not so perfect. It seems like you’ve been a bit too preoccupied with business and other matters outside of your home. You curse yourself for not keeping up proper maintenance as the unmistakable stench of raw sewage assaults your nostrils. This perfect day has just taken a turn for the worse. However, hope is not lost. With luck you can save your home and repair the damage. You vow to never put matters of importance to the maintenance and safety of your home on the back burner again. This mess isn’t going to go away without some help. So you start looking for companies that repair Raleigh septic systems.  

Trust Your Maintenance Needs to a Professional

Proper maintenance of all household utilities is a must for any smart homeowner. However, it isn’t always as easy as checking to make sure everything is in place. Without the proper education, you might completely miss an important clue letting you know something is in need of maintenance. When you are dealing with your sewage, heating, or cooling systems it is best to call in an expert. In fact, it is much safer to have a trained professional check the system out. You may put yourself in danger and still be unable to perform the proper maintenance required to keep your home comfortable and safe.

Gain Understanding of Your Home's Inner Workings

Raleigh septic systems are difficult to maintain for the average person. Thankfully, many trained professionals in the area can help you understand how to fix and properly maintain your home’s functional waste removal. Sewage disasters can be costly and dangerous. Don’t wait until an emergency situation arises before you seek help from the experts. Smart homeowners everywhere understand their home’s inner workings get better with the help of professionals. 

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Why an Auto Accident Attorney Is Important

Many people have a natural inclination to assume that they will be fine recovering from an accident without the help of a lawyer. They assume that the facts of the incident are straightforward, and no assistance will be necessary to show to the court that they weren't at fault for the accident and should receive some compensation for the damages that they suffered. However, this is rarely the case. Often, it is best for an accident victim to have the support of an auto accident attorney in Baton Rogue to make sure that they receive full compensation for their injuries. It's important for a person to have an accident attorney when the case is complicated or the injury that they've suffered is severe.

Complicated Case

It is particularly important for an injured person to have the support of a lawyer when their accident is complicated. As with any business, an insurance agency doesn't want to spend money if they don't have to. If a case is particularly complicated, the insurance agency might try to take the opportunity to claim that they do not need to pay for the damage that the injured party suffered. They might argue that there is some extra element buried within the complexity of the case that means the insurance agency should not have to pay. A lawyer will be trained to navigate their way through that complexity and get the necessary compensation.

Severe Injury

It is also important to have an auto accident attorney in Baton Rogue when the injury that a person suffered was severe. This is important because severe injuries can last anywhere from a year to a victim's whole lifetime. Without proper compensation, the victim might be left dealing with the bill from an accident that they did not cause, but must spend the rest of their life coping with. A lawyer is best able to help the injured victim determine how to put forward their case to receive the most amount of compensation possible. That compensation is crucial because it will help the victim to recover from and deal with the injuries that they suffered from the accident.

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How to Care for Your Trees

Trees can add to the nominal and aesthetic value of your property. In order to ensure that you get the best value possible from your landscape, it is crucial to properly care for your trees and   make sure that they get the treatment they need year round. Click here for more information on what goes into tree care and to determine which services are necessary.

Master the Art of Pruning

There is an art to tree pruning and watering. Along with knowing the right pruning length and technique, you also need to determine when is the right time to prune. It is also important to ensure that your trees are receiving the water they need, without overwatering them. A professional can advise you on how to proceed with pruning going forward, based on the type and age of the tree, as well as the time of year.

Deal with Problems Right Away

If you notice a pest or disease problem, don’t wait until the issue gets any worse. A small problem can quickly infect your entire tree and lead to costly services or may require you to uproot your tree.

Should You Hire a Pro?

In most cases, it is best to hire a full-service professional arborist to complete all of the necessary tree services for you. They will ensure that your trees receive the care, pruning, and fertilization they need throughout the changing seasons. During your next service appointment, they can also advise you on how to properly care for your trees going forward so that you can better care for them on your own. Many tree service providers will even offer a free estimate so that you can better determine if you can afford their assistance and how often you will need their services.

Proceed with Caution

Certain services, such as tree and stump removal and grinding, can be very dangerous for the average property owner to complete on their own. Instead, a professional can take care of the work and cleanup for you. Click here for more information on why you should leave dangerous pruning and tree services to the professionals. 

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How to Choose the Right Arborist

Once you have spent the time, money, and effort necessary to choose the right trees for your home or business, it is crucial to ensure that they are well cared for to get the most out of your investment. Read more to find out which tree services are typically required to care for your landscape.

How you care for your trees will affect their health, shape, appearance, and life expectancy. This is why it is often better to leave the work to a qualified arborist who has the experience, resources, and knowledge necessary to properly care for your trees year round.

Can They Meet Your Needs?

If you have a special need, such as tree or stump removal, make sure that your Certified Arborist of choice can meet your needs. They should have the training, licenses, insurance, and permits necessary to meet any and all of your tree care needs.

Many professionals will also offer comprehensive maintenance or service plans so that you can get all of the services you need at one low cost. This can often provide the most affordable, timely solution and save you a great deal of stress and frustration.

Helpful Advice and Tips

Along with providing the services you need now, your tree care professional should also be able to provide tips and instructions on what you can do to care for your trees going forward. You should be able to rely on their expertise in both the short and long run. Your arborist of choice should be more than happy to provide you with guidance on how to care for your trees going forward.

Request a Free Estimate

The best way to determine for certain if you have found the right professional for the job is to request a free estimate. During this time, you can discuss your needs and expectations to determine which services are right for you and if their services can fit within your budget. You can also determine how they can help to treat and prevent issues with your trees during this initial meeting. Read more to find out how a professional can help and why it is better to leave your trees in their capable hands.

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When to Hire an Exterminator for Rodent Control

Nobody likes to hear the pitter patter of little feet in the attic, in the walls, or anywhere else rodents can hide. There are methods for rodent control that you can attempt to do yourself. However, there are instances when it may be best to hire an exterminator in Oakland for rodent control.

Rodent Danger

Besides the fact that no one wants their home invaded by mice or rats, there are numerous reasons to effectively deal with a rodent problem. Rodents chew on plastic, wood, carpet, cardboard, insulation, and many other materials. This can ruin your home and its belongings and cause more serious problems like fires because of chewed wires. In addition to endangering your home, rodents can endanger human health by spreading diseases in urine and feces.

Home Methods

Some people prefer to try to rid the home of rodents themselves before they hire an exterminator. If you choose to do this, there are a few options you can try. Spring traps are very common and use bait to lure the rodent into a trap that will instantly kill it. Glue traps trap the rodent without killing it, but can mean you will have a live mouse or rat to take care of when you check the trap. Live traps also catch the rodent without killing it, and you are responsible for releasing the rodent somewhere else. Poisons are generally very effective, but can be harmful to pets and children. These methods may be an inexpensive and effective way to exterminate the rodents, but in some cases you may need to take more aggressive measures.

Professional Help

There are many factors that would result in the need for a professional exterminator in Oakland. If you don’t want to face the possibility of disposing of live or dead rodents yourself, a professional would be a great option. If the problem is recurring and widespread, it will probably be best to find a company that can effectively identify and eliminate any rodent entry points. This can effectively solve the problem and keep it from happening again. A professional will also be able to provide alternative methods that are safer around pets and children. 

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The Importance of Meeting with Your Bankruptcy Attorney

The downturn of the economy has made bankruptcy an ever-increasing problem in society today. Because of the commonality of this problem many people have been forced into bankruptcy. When faced with this situation, it is best for the person in bankruptcy to rely on the support of a bankruptcy attorney to help them navigate this issue. Despite the many advertisements and recommendations for various bankruptcy attorneys, there is a better way to choose which attorney should be your guide through this process. When choosing a Dayton bankruptcy attorney, it is best to meet with the attorney before you decide to rely on them to help you through your financial troubles.


It is important to meet with an attorney before you decide to rely on them because it is easy for people to misrepresent themselves online. It's simple for a lawyer to represent themselves online in a way that makes them seem like exactly what you're looking for. However, that perfect illusion is much more difficult to maintain when you have met the lawyer in person. Meeting with the lawyer and discussing your case with them is one of the surest ways to know exactly how they will treat you as a client. If they don't return your calls when they're trying to secure your business, then they're not going to return your calls when you're already a client.


Through a meeting you will be able to determine if the lawyer treats his or her clients with the level of respect that you would want from someone handling such a sensitive issue. A lawyer who proves themselves to be insensitive to the issues that you are facing by declaring bankruptcy is not someone you want representing you. You don't want to hate meeting with your lawyer because then you might miss out on important information that will make the process be easier and more successful. If a lawyer isn't someone you feel you can confide in, then you will be less willing to share important details that might help your own case. It is important to meet with a Dayton Bankruptcy Attorney to be sure they are what you want.

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What a Criminal Lawyer Can Do

A criminal lawyer is someone who specializes in the defense of those who are charged with criminal conduct. Individuals and companies who are charged can invest in a professional lawyer to defend them legally and help them through the entire process. Some lawyers are privately reserved and others and employed legally to represent needy people. Both public defenders and private defenders deal with different practices and different levels of trial. If you are looking for a criminal lawyer in Fort Worth, be sure to find one that is trustworthy and will fight for your rights on your side the entire time.

What They Do

Criminal lawyers deal with many issues surrounding criminals and charges made. Arrest, criminal investigation, sentencing, appeals, criminal charges and post-trial issues are all areas that they will handle. Just because someone is arrested does not mean they have been charged and claimed by an attorney but that suspicion has arisen about their specific situation. They deal with crimes that their clients have been charged with and they try to avoid all charged from a prosecuting attorney as much as possible. You can hire a criminal lawyer for advice, counsel, and representation when dealing with an investigation. Defenders must be well trained in their specific areas and must understand the amendments that deal with their type of law. All rights must be understood and they must be fair when handling criminals and different clients. They will prepare trials and provide their best judgment to help their clients. They will discuss and argue with prosecuting attorneys while keeping all laws and rights in mind.

This area of law is similar to others in that you must complete your undergraduate degree and then go on to graduate from a quality law school. Once all exams are passed, lawyers can begin to practice criminal law and learn from experience. Criminal lawyers are available to defend criminals and to attempt to reduce all charges from being made. No matter what crime is made, you can try to invest in a professional to help you and offer you legal advice along the way. If you are looking for a quality criminal lawyer in Fort Worth, find one that you can trust at all times and that will have your back no matter what your situation is.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ain't that right?

I have been doing fruit smoothies for a month now but I have not seen any change or loss in my weight yet.  I am not a breakfast person, i don't eat breakfast for years which is bad.  Breakfast is supposed to be your heaviest meal of the day because you are supposed to be breaking a fast.  That is why is started on taking smoothies for breakfast.  I know it is healthy but i am not sure if it is really good for weight loss.  

Anyway, here is for those like me who are losing hope in the struggle against weight loss.  Think positive!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Why the Chevy Cruze Might Be Your Next Vehicle Purchase

When looking for a new family sedan, the choices can be overwhelming. A sedan that is working to provide better gas mileage at lower prices is the Chevy Cruze. The Chevy Cruze replaced the Chevy Cobalt as Chevrolet’s newest compact car in 2011, offered as a five-passenger sedan. What are some of the features that might make a Chevy Cruze of Wheeling, IL, your next vehicle purchase?

Chevy Cruze Features and Safety

The Chevy Cruze is available in LS, Eco, LT, and LTZ models. The basic LS model contains a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine with 138 horsepower, while the Eco, LT, and LTZ models have a turbocharged, 1.4-liter engine with 138 horsepower. Both engines are available in a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. All models come with standard 16-inch wheels, power windows and locks, MP3 auxiliary jack and USB ports, Bluetooth, keyless entry, daytime running lights, and free trials of Onstar and Sirius satellite radio. Optional features include blind-spot monitoring, leather trim, and a navigation system. Chevy Cruze also boasts a large amount of cargo space with a 15.4-cubic-foot trunk.

The Cruze has an excellent safety rating, winning the IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2011 and 2012. One of the features that accomplish the excellent safety rating is the ten airbags, including front, side-impact, curtain, and knee airbags. Some of the other features adding to the safety are child safety locks, an electronic stability system, a tire pressure monitoring system, and a trunk release handle.

Eco Models

The Cruze Eco models provide the Cruze with higher gas mileage ratings. The Cruze LS model already has a fairly good rating of 25 mpg for city and 36 for highway, but the Eco model achieves a 28 mpg for city and a 42 mpg for highway. The Eco model can obtain such excellent ratings due to different gearing, low-rolling resistance in the tires, and aerodynamic treatments such as a lower grille with shutters that automatically close at higher speeds. The 2014 Cruze brings the addition of an Eco model with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, clean diesel engine reaching a horsepower of 151. The diesel engine also provides a gas mileage of 27 mpg in the city and 46 on the highway. The excellent gas mileage along with the fun features and safety make a Chevy Cruze in Wheeling, IL, worth the consideration for your next vehicle purchase.

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