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Showing posts with label automotive. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Where to Get Things Fixed in ProvoOrem

Where to Get Things Fixed in ProvoOremWhat would be home without a little bit of chaos? The kids broke the lamp, the cats scratching up the couch, the dogs tracking mud onto the carpet, and of course the 4-month old just threw up on your new sofa. Where's Mr. Clean when you need him? The stains, rips, and tears that you find all over your house just drive you nuts! How on earth are you supposed to fix everyone else's messes? Especially on a fixed budget it can be so hard to keep your home in ship-shape. Sometimes having pets or children means having to deal with broken appliances, ripped clothing, and the rest. But on a budget, how are you supposed to keep up with all the disasters in your home. Well don't worry or fret. There are many people who have been through, and are going through what you are; with only a little bit of advice you can find cheap, but effective ways to fix things around your home.
It always seems to be the more expensive things around your home that is in disrepair. If it's not your couch, it's your car. If it's not your car, it's your washing machine. Because your home matters so much to you, it can be a battle to decide what to spend money on to fix, and where to fix it. On a fixed budget, you might think that it's impossible to fix things with limited income. In this guide we will help you find the best inexpensive places around the Provo/ Orem area to help you be the best homemaker you can be.
One of the highest recommendations I can give would be to A1 Vacuum and Sewing Repair. Widely known around Provo and Orem as the best place to get your vacuum repaired, they also do a stellar job with sewing machine repair. Extremely fast, they will take your dusty old vacuum, or broken sewing machine, and make them as look good as new. When my vacuum broke down I was bracing myself to a long haul of expenses to get a new one. I thought about throwing out the old one, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. A few weeks later someone told me to check out A1. I'll admit that I was a little bit skeptical, but after calling them and working out a time to swing by, I met with some of their staff who really helped me out. They took my vacuum made it look new again. Their staff was super helpful and knew what they were doing. It saved me a lot of money, and I would easily do it again if I were in the same situation.
Appliances are another thing that break down a lot in a home. It might be your washing machine or your blender, but it just seems like the things you thought were built to last, don't always last. Good thing there are a number of great stores to fix appliances. Two of the best ones that I have found around Provo/Orem are Provo appliance repair, and Sears Appliance repair in Provo. Not only do they have the best ratings on Google, but they also are two of the best known places around Provo. Sears is a trusted brand that works fast and can get you your appliances back quickly. Provo Appliance repair has seasoned veterans that have been working on appliance repair for years. Both of these options can be very cost effective for the limited budget.
But what about my torn up furniture? Or the big stain on my couch? Don't sweat it. Furniture medic in American Fork is exactly what you need. They've been repairing furniture for almost as long as I have been alive. They are massive, and know more about furniture than you know about yourself. Whether it's your kitchen chairs, countertop, or bedroom nightstand they've got it covered. Despite being one of the largest repair shops in the USA they are not nearly as expensive as most repair places. They're a brand you can trust.
Probably the most expensive thing you wear every day is your wedding ring. Wedding rings are designed to be beautiful and represent the love of the one who you care most about. Seeing it diminish in shine or perfection can be a downer but don't trouble, Hur Jewelers is perhaps the most cost effective, and respected, place in Orem to get your ring treated. They have amazing staff that listen and do exactly what you need to have done. They are very straight- forward and honest, and you will be able to trust them to take care of your jewelry without a doubt. Their reviews don't lie, they really are as great as people say they are. Not only will you feel satisfied with their work, leaving Hur Jewelers you will also feel as though you know more about your ring than when you walked in. The price is good, and they know how to take care of their customers. What more can I say?
Your car is perhaps the most high-maintenance thing you own. Between oil changes, changing out tires and anything else that you find that is wrong with your car it can easily become the most expensive thing you own. It's important that you take it somewhere you know that you can trust. If you're looking for a reputable car mechanic Larsen's auto repair is your place. They will do everything you need and a little bit more. Between maintaining high professionalism and a high standard of customer satisfaction, they really have a great business. This is a great place to take your car.
With a little bit of help, finding the right solutions to fix your home up is easier than you might believe. These stores and many others can be your way of creating the home, and the family that you want. Your home is meant to be a place of peace. With these stores and the solutions they provide, you will be able to bring a little more peace into your home.

Author's Bio: 

John Masters is has many kids and his frequents repair shops for many types of items found in his home. As mentioned A1 Vacuum and Sewing Repair and Hur Jewelers are among his top picks.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

What Are Collision Services How Do They Work

What Are Collision Services How Do They WorkEver since mankind realized they could harness the power of horses and use this as a means of transportation there have been accidents.  Today we associate horsepower with motor engines and where once we had just a single, pair or team of horses providing the energy to move the vehicle, we now have the power of many hundreds of horses under the bonnet of the modern motor vehicle.  With this increase in power comes an inevitable increase in accidents and accidents invariably include dents.

One of the biggest issues facing someone who has been in a motor vehicle accident is the question of where and how to get their vehicle repaired.

Collision services are a collective body of services that assist motor vehicle owners in getting their vehicles back on the road after a collision.  It includes the after crash repairs offered by auto repair services such as repairs to the body of the vehicle ie dent and frame repairs and paint work.  Some auto repair shops work directly with insurance companies thereby reducing the need for the car owner to have to make too many decisions during what is often a very stressful time.

As with all these types of services, finding a quality, reputable company with qualified and experienced technicians to do the work is of paramount importance.  Dodgy work done by dodgy repair shops will not only end up costing you far more down the track when you inevitably have to get their repair work repaired, it may also be potentially dangerous.

Top Tips For Finding A Good Collision Service

Right at the top of the list is ask a friend.  Word of mouth and personal referrals have long been acknowledged as one of the most valuable, if not THE most valuable, forms of marketing in existence and theres good reason for that.  Its the one more people trust more than any other form of marketing.  So if you know someone who has been involved in a car accident and is happy with the repairs that were done on their vehicle and the customer service they received, ask them where they had the work done.  You can also ask local businesses in the auto trade if they have any particular recommendations or know of any reasons why you should maybe avoid certain repair shops.

Tip number 2 is to take matters into your own hands and conduct some one on one research.  Approach your local auto repairers and talk to them about the service they can offer and the guarantees they provide on their work.  Ask if they have photos of some of the work theyve done that is similar to what you require and, most importantly, whether they have unsolicited customer feedback you can view.

And tip number 3 is that Google is often your best friend when it comes to research like this.  Look up local repair shops online, check their websites for photos and videos of their work and their customer feedback.  See if they have customer reviews on some of the big review sites like Yelp or, if they have social media pages ie Facebook, Google + etc, whether customers have left feedback there.

What You Need To Consider When Searching For An Auto Repairer

Not all makes of vehicles are created equal and not all auto repair shops can repair all makes of vehicles.  Therefore ruling out any who dont deal with your make will narrow your search.

Which ones provide a warranty on their work, and how long is the warranty.  A warranty not only provides you with peace of mind, its also a good way of telling whether or not a repair shop has faith in their workmanship.  As a general rule, the longer the warranty period the more faith the repairer likely has in their work.  If you can find one that offers a lifetime warranty so much the better.

How are you going to get your vehicle to the repair shop if its too badly damaged to get there under its own steam?  If this is the case, you may want to find one that either has a towing service or can arrange for a towing service to get the vehicle to them.  Unless you have motor insurance or a motor club membership that includes towing.

How long can you function without a vehicle?  If you dont have alternative transport and you rely heavily on your vehicle then youll need to find out how long each repairer estimates it will take them to fix it.  However, dont sacrifice quality of workmanship for speed because chances are youll end up spending more time without a vehicle down the track when you have to take it back to have those hastily done repairs repaired.

And last but not least, getting back to word of mouth and doing business by personal recommendation.  Make a point of checking feedback provided by previous customers.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Understanding the Maintenance, Repair and Replacement of Ball Joints

Understanding the Maintenance, Repair and Replacement of Ball JointsA ball joint is an important component of your car's suspension, located on the front end of the vehicle. Ball joints will wear out over time and cause handling problems as they continue to deteriorate. It is important that you have these joints inspected, particularly if you are experiencing handling problems with your vehicle.

If you think that your ball joint may need to be replaced, there are some symptoms that you can check for. You may hear a knocking noise in the front end of your car when you drive over small bumps in the road. Or, your car's alignment might be askew - if your vehicle naturally pulls hard to one side, it is most likely out of alignment. Uneven tire wear, a result of bad alignment, may also indicate that your ball joints are going bad. If you ignore bad alignment in your vehicle and continue to drive it, more problems can arise: damage can be done to a number of internal parts, including the tie rod.

It is best to have a qualified mechanic to determine if your car is properly aligned, and to see if your ball joints need replacing. There are many automobile repair shops that specialize in front-end repair, and these are often the best places to go for such diagnostics.

Depending on the year, make, and model of your vehicle, you may be able to extend the life of your ball joints by having them properly lubricated. Unfortunately, however, this is not an option with many newer cars - the entire ball joint must be replaced. The good news is that ball joints in newer cars, tend to last longer than those that were made for older models.

It is important to choose a reputable manufacturer when you buy a new ball joint. If you own a BMW, for example, parts from the manufacturer may cost more than you are willing to spend. As an alternative, you may want to consider an aftermarket manufacturer with a solid reputation. Buying through an aftermarket company can save you quite a bit of money when purchasing replacement parts.

Ignoring a bad ball joint can result in a truly dangerous situation, since it affects how well your car handles. Waiting until a ball joint fails may cause you to wreck your vehicle. Many drivers opt to have a professional mechanic install new ball joints. Following the replacement of the joint, your car will need to be realigned; many people find that it is easiest to have a mechanic do both. An alignment requires very specialized tools that the average do-it-yourself mechanic does not own. An alignment also requires a good deal of knowledge and training in order to be performed correctly.

As mentioned before, your car's tie rod must often be replaced along with the ball joint. Since these parts work in conjunction, some mechanics recommend that you replace both at once.

No matter what kind of ball joint your car utilizes, whether a new or old model, it is important that you have these joints inspected each time your car is brought in for maintenance. Keeping these joints lubricated and well-maintained are essential in maintaining a safe degree of alignment in your vehicle.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Way To Select A Desired Auto Body Repair Shop

The Way To Select A Desired Auto Body Repair ShopIf you have trouble in finding a proper auto body repair shop to repair your cars, dont worry, the following suggestions we offered can solve your problem and help you to find a desired shop.

Firstly, a qualified and trusted auto body repair shop must be equipped with well-trained auto-repair men and well-qualified facilities which can be used when repairing a car. Secondly, a perfect auto body repair shop must also have the good commons which can be received from customers when the customers have their cars repaired in their repair shop. In addition, the after-sale service and feed-back are also a must to take into account. Those with good customer service and after-sale service will attract more customers to have their car repaired. Furthermore, the auto body repair shop you look for must be a normal one that can guarantee the quality of the repairing.

Another significant factor you must take into consideration is the efficiency of the machines. The machines used for the repair must be well-trained and tested for each function thus can avoid some potential dangerous which may happen during or after the repair, therefore, prevent these unnecessary loss from happening. Whats more, you also can save money and make a good bargain by comparing the prices or the services with different auto body repair shops or by taking part in the promotions these shops offered to have a discount.

Except for these helpful suggestions we have mentioned above when choosing a proper auto body repair shop, we can also come to our friends, relatives or some experienced specialists for help. On the other hand, with the rapid development of the internet, you can get some advantageous advice from relative websites which are provided with kinds of information about how to find a proper auto body repair shop and something to notice at the same time. You may search for the auto body repair shops as many as you like after you take the advice from the people around you or on the internet until you find the most ideal one that catch your eyes most. Usually, people prefer the ones that with neat and tidy circumstances and well-organized facilities, especially with a perfect parking lot. According to these suggestions mentioned above, you can find your perfect auto body repairing shop finally, thus you can set your mind at rest when have your car repaired at this shop. Also you can find kinds of online coupons to enjoy the service in a money saving way.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Cycle of Smartphone Theft Leaves Owners Worried, Vulnerable

The Cycle of Smartphone Theft Leaves Owners Worried, VulnerableIf the thought of someone stealing your smartphone sends you into a panic, you're certainly not alone. In fact, as many as 16 million Americans fear theft of their smartphone even more than they fear identity theft. As irrational as that may seem, they're right to be concerned.

The reason that the theft of a smartphone is such a worrisome event is that for many, their smartphone has become the key to their whole lives. It might include access to a bank account, personal information, various payment services (Apple Pay, PayPal), and any number of other valuable bits of data. Recently, thieves have even started to target digital wallets, using stolen phones to make off with cryptocurrency that has no chance of being recovered.

Even those that are careful to avoid storing any valuable data on their smartphones are at risk. That's because the devices themselves are worth so much money when resold through illicit channels. All of those potential means of criminal gain have made smartphones a lucrative target and has spawned a thriving ecosystem of fraud. Here's an examination of the cycle of theft, and what smartphone owners can do to try to stay safe.

Countering the Countermeasures

The rising level of smartphone theft has led many to rely on biometric security measures like the fingerprint scanners offered by many modern handsets. Unfortunately, researchers have found that the devices aren't very secure and can often be unlocked using falsified fingerprint images. Even Apple's much-vaunted security systems haven't held up.

When Apple introduced Face ID for their latest handsets, it took hackers just 9 days to find a way to bypass it. If that wasn't frightening enough, there's an entire range of purpose-built software tools available to help thieves unlock stolen iPhones; many of which also include features to help steal iCloud credentials.

Black Markets Abound

Since the on-device security measures don't do much to secure smartphones after they're stolen, a global network of resellers has emerged to traffic in the ill-gotten hardware. Using the global reach of the internet, they've been able to move stolen phones out of their country of origin, thus evading the bans placed by carriers on phones that have been reported stolen.

Many of the phones stolen in the U.S. end up in places like Argentina and Eastern Europe, where secondhand smartphones can fetch upwards of $2100 per unit.In return, phones stolen in those places make their way into reseller and repair shops all over the country here. It's a massive and profitable cycle of crime.

The Few Viable Defenses

Short of staying extra vigilant or leaving their phone locked up in a safe, there's little that end users can do to prevent the physical theft of their smartphone. That means their only option is to guard against the secondary damage of having their data stolen from the unit. As we've already indicated, there are no foolproof methods.

To safeguard smartphone data, it's important to create a layered defense that will slow down a thief. Using strong passwords and two-factor authentication are great, but mean little when not paired with the ability to remove wipe the device. In addition, it's crucial for users to maintain backups of their phone's data, and to enable encryption on the device to slow down or stop unauthorized access to it if it is lost or stolen. Also, if you're buying a secondhand phone, make sure to check the smartphone's IMEI against a database of stolen devices. That will help you avoid purchasing a phone that's been preloaded with spyware designed to steal your data.

An Escalating Threat

With each new generation of smartphone, the threat continues to grow. As the latest phones have topped the $1000 MSRP mark, their value on the black market has skyrocketed. This is not a trend that is likely to halt or reverse anytime soon. The best that owners can do for now is to take steps to safeguard their data. Hopefully, smartphone manufacturers will soon come to market with more bulletproof means of physical security, but that remains to be seen. Until then, the world is certain to remain awash in a flood of stolen smartphones.

Author's Bio: 

Author, Freelance writer

Monday, October 8, 2018

Rebuilding Your Car's Engine

Rebuilding Your Car's EngineThis sight has significant role because it gives you the information about buying recommendations for auto and marine engines or motors. You can get the public and automotive professionals and low cost rebuilt engines. You get the engines for Chevy, jeep, Toyota, Dodge Chrysler. You should not buy a short-life used engine because it gives you lot of problems instead of that you should buy a remanufactured engine so that it will last many more years.

You can get some troubleshooting tips and advice through this site http://www.rebuiltautoengines.com/. in order to save your time, energy and money. You can also read some articles from article collection before you install or repair an engine. You can get some descriptive information not only on many engine problems but also on solutions.

This site www.rebuiltautoengines.com also guides you through the installation guide and through question and answer section. This installation guide includes questions, which are related to installing a particular rebuilt engine. You can get a list of mechanics and auto repair shops through this site in order to get the best experience while buying and installing a remanufactured engine. You can get the directory, which is made of professional companies that will guide you to install an engine in a cost-effective way. With the help of this directory, you will become sure about the performance of your engine.

With the help of this site, you can get the summary data of most popular engines such as Chevy 350- It is a GM gas engine, which is made with 8 cylinder, V8 block, 5.7 liters or 350bcubic inch displacement. Many GM cars, sport utility vehicles, UPS trucks and pickups such as Chevy Camaro, corvette use this Chevy 350 engine. It can be installed on various Cadillac, GMC, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac automobiles.

It will also provides you information on Ford 5.0 engine which is a ford 5.0L engine which is made of 8 cylinder, V-8 block, gasoline fuel injected with engine size of 5.0L/302 Cid. Many vehicles such as Ford, Lincoln and mercury vehicles like mustang, F150, F250 and continental and grand marquis, use such kind of engine. The other engine it provides is Jeep 4.0- It is an AMC jeep engine, which is made of 4.0 liter L6 or 6 cylinder, straight block and gasoline fuel injected with engine size of 4.0L/ 242 Cid.

Apart from these engines, this site www.rebuiltautoengines.com also provides some other kinds of engines such as Toyota 2.4- It is a Toyota gasoline engine, which is made of straight block and 2.4 liter or 2366 cubic centimeter engine size. This kind of engine can be used for various Toyota models like 4 Runner, Celica, corona and pick up. The other type of engine is Jeep 2.5- It is an AMC jeep engine, which is made of 2.5 liter, L4 cylinder, straight block, gasoline fuel injected with engine size of 2.5 L/150 Cid. This kind of engine can be used on jeep Cherokee, cJ5, cJ7 Comanche, and Tj and wrangler applications.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Ps3 Red Light Of Death Repair

Ps3 Red Light Of Death RepairLooking for some info on repairing the Ps3 Red light of death? Look no further, for I will tell you exactly how to do that. I can tell you from experience that when you see those red lights turn on while your playing your ps3, is that it always happens at the worst time. This happened to me just ten minutes after I started playing Uncharted 2. Hopefully what I tell you can get you back to playing your favorite Ps3 games back in no time.

In order to do a Ps3 red light of death fix, please do these 4 simple things to see if this is just a minor glitch, or a serious problem. Step 1: Simply restart your console. Believe me sometimes this works. This worked on my older 40 gig Ps3 model. Step 2: If step 1 did not work, turn your console off and take all the cables out of your ps3 then plug them back in and then turn it back on. Step 3: If step 2 doesn't work, take out the hard drive and put it back in and then turn it back on. Step 4: If step 3 did not work, then try a combination of both Steps 2 and 3 and then turn it back on.

If these 4 simple steps did not work, then it is highly likely that your Ps3 is in some serious need of a fix. You'd have to open up your Ps3 and then fix the problem from within. This of course is not an easy task. So I'm gonna list 3 simple steps to get your Ps3 red light of death fixed.

Step 1: If your Ps3 is still on warranty, I would ship it to Sony for the fix. Take full and complete advantage of their warranty. Sony will certainly get the job done. Then again, there are a few drawbacks to using this method though. For starters, there is gonna be a hefty wait time before you get your Ps3 back. About a month or two. Another major problem is, if your warranty has expired. You'll have to fork over a $150 bucks to get it fixed. Ouch!

Step 2: Have you ever seen those ads out on Craigslist about Ps3 repair? How about a local electronics store advertising that they repair game systems and consoles? This is another option. Find a local game console repair shop and get your Ps3 fixed there. This option is for those whose warranties have expired and don't want to fork over as much cash. These repair shops usually charge between $60 and $75 dollars. Wait times can vary anywhere between 1 to 3 weeks. Keep in mind that there are a few drawbacks to using this method. One major drawback is that most of these repair shops are NOT certified by Sony. Not being certified means Sony will NOT back their work.When you do get your Ps3 back, they can't guarantee it will work. Go ahead and ask them. You are taking a big chance if you take it to an unauthorized repair shop. If you are gonna take a chance, why not entrust that chance to yourself? See the next step!

Step 3: Now the ball is in your court. If you were willing to entrust some stranger to fix your Ps3, why not fix it yourself?

Why let some stranger fix your ps3 while you could easily do it yourself and save yourself time and money in the process. Their is a Ps3 repair guide out there that will teach you exactly that. I can vouch from personal experience that it works! Most tech savvy people can do it within an hour. Well I'm not tech savvy, but I still managed to repair my Ps3 in under two hours. It's perfect for beginners who don't have a clue about electronics. It comes with a step by step video demonstration on how to perform each step. In my opnion the videos did wonders. I'm the kind of person that needs to see something done before doing it. And if your one of those people, then this guide is for you.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Most Affordable Car Deals at Local Police Car Auctions

Most Affordable Car Deals at Local Police Car AuctionsDo you know anything about local police car auctions? These are the kinds of car auctions where a potential secondhand car buyer bags the most excellent bargain in purchasing repossessed car. Car auctions markets have emerged from various aspects. The occurrence of such is due to the fact that some people who purchase cars have agreed to purchase them through financial agreements with loaning organizations such as banks. In most cases, these individuals who ask for financial assistance just to purchase cars fail to fulfill their financial obligations with the banks or any financial institutions. For this reason, the financial institutions are forced to take back the vehicle to raise the unpaid remaining balance. This simply means that the original car purchaser will be forced to return the loaned car while the money used in installments cannot be refunded anymore.

Advantageous car deals can be found at some car auctions such as that of the local police car auctions. Such market has no big difference with the typical car markets. The only difference focuses more on its advantages such as getting a car at still good condition and when it comes to price, its almost a giveaway price. Cars here are sold as such for the reason that it is considered as a fast selling market as well as the financial institutions responsible for the car auctions are required to take back the remaining due cost of the loaned cars. Such repossessed cars are offered to prospective buyers through bidding.

To participate in car auctions, you need to do a frequent visit to government repossessed car auction markets and search out for auction related information from the local authorities who are responsible for the car auctions. In gathering information, you may visit some local car auctions details from your local newspapers as it is usually used in advertizing car auction within your local area. The moment you get all the needed information, you need to keep in touch with the police car auction organizers. You may call them or meet them personally. During your meetings, you may ask for additional information regarding the car auctions.

If you have already gathered useful information about local car auctions, it is time to make a pre-sale arrangement and schedule such as inspection and unit viewing. Give more focus on the inspection phase as it will help you decide whether to push through your repossessed car buying or not. In some cases that you failed to find a car of your dream at some local police car auctions, you need to broaden your search; you may use the internet for additional searches. Buying a repo car at some car auctions is considered as a better idea than getting a brand new one. With the repossessed car auction markets, most of the potential buyers gain most of the advantages.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Kia Cerato 2009

Kia Cerato 2009Launched at the Australian International Motor Show, the 2009 Kia Cerato sported a stylish European design as the "new face of Kia". It is scheduled to be released in the market on the early part of 2009. The new automobile features a catchy H-grilled design by Peter Schreyer, he is currently Kias global chief design officer. Schreyer was also a former designer from the Volkswagen group.

According to the renowned designer, a cars design is the primary purchase influence among buyers. This philosophy is echoed throughout the 2009 Kia Cerato from its exteriors, interiors, to the little design details that make the Cerato stand out from its class. Indeed, the new model is certainly an eye-catcher with subtle hints of sportiness and aggression. The H-grilled design will also subsequently be featured in new Kia models in the hope that it will increase the companys brand value.

The 2009 Kia Cerato will be the first mass produced Kia car that represents Schreyers thinking and talent. But design is only part of the total equation in car manufacturing. Australian buyers (or customers from any other market) seek safety, quality, reliability, value, and affordability. This is where Kias highly efficient production facilities come in. The company aims to build cars in a smarter way with its effective use of quality materials and superb engineering.

Features and Cost-Effectiveness
The 2009 Kia Cerato bridges the gap between small and medium cars with performance, features, space, and value that Australian buyers want. The new automobile is designed for maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Car buyers dont need to pay more for a less-than-economical engine in a medium-sized car.

Featuring longer and wider dimensions compared to the current version in the market, the new 2009 Kia Cerato is more spacious. It provides comfortable interior settings for five passengers and a larger boot because of its longer wheelbase. In addition, it is even roomier compared to the first generation Toyota Camry in Australia. The elements integrated within the new Kia model makes it the perfect choice for modern buyers looking for a fuel-efficient car that reduces their ownership costs without compromising safety, quality, and reliability.

Its engine is vastly improved as well. The new and highly efficient 2.0-liter engine is equipped with Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT). The company claims that this powertrain can deliver the pulling power of a 2.2-liter engine without the cost and consumption associated with it. This is certainly good news for individuals who want faster acceleration and smoother driving.

Though the final specifications of the 2009 Kia Cerato in the Australian market is yet to be determined, the new model will be covered by a 5-year/unlimited kilometers warranty for individual buyers or 5-year/130,000 kilometers warranty for fleet buyers. No matter its final specification though, it is undeniable that the 2009 Kia Cerato offers world-class design, excellent driving dynamics, and value for money. Without question, the new Kia model will become a hit in the Australian market because of all the features and capabilities provided above.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Ipad Repair In Temple TX

Ipad Repair In Temple TXIf you are looking for cell phone repair in the Killeen Texas area, you have multiple options. There are about seven different cell phone repair shops and computer repair shops in Killeen Texas. Due to the extensive competition, it is fair to say that the prices for cell phone screen repair are very similar from shop to shop.

The difference between the repair shops comes down to quality of parts and screen inventory.

Some shops offer 90 day warranty, some of them 30 day warranty, and some no warranty at all. When repairing your cell phone, the last thing you want is to pay over a hundred dollars for the repair and have the screen fail on you just to find out that you have no warranty.

The quality of the screens in the market vary; for example when buying screens online you can find several different qualities; most of them are identified by grades. Grade A screens are usually cell phone screens that are new, while grade B and C are usually screens that have been refurbished or identified with defects in touch. These touch defects usually are hard to spot in the first few days of your repair. Some of them are as little as a pin spot on your screen, but they become very noticeable when you are texting and suddenly you find out the the letter z doesn't work. By the time you realize that, it has been probably a few weeks after you got your repair done.

It's very important to be sure that the staff in the cell phone repair shops are honest since there is no way for the untrained eye to verify the quality of the screen just by seeing it. My recommendation is for you to read the reviews of the shops where you are considering taking your phone.

Just because a shop tells you that they will offer you a 90 day warranty, that doesn't mean that they will, or even that they can. Think about this: A successful cell phone repair shop in Killeen, Texas repairs around 300 devices per month. So, if they offer you 90 day warranty, that means that if your screen fails 90 days later, they might have to go back and review 900 receipts to find your repair. If the shop tells you that they offer 90 day warranty and they ask you to fill out a paper receipt, they are probably lying to you. It would be very time consuming to review 900 receipts just to verify that you are actually covered by their 90 day warranty. Look for a cell phone repair shop that is in tune with the times, and it has computerized database systems to track your repair and warranty.

A good way to spot the honesty of the shop doing your cell phone repair is to ask them if they use OEM Apple screens. If they say yes, then you can be assured that they are lying to you. The only place you will find OEM Apple screens is in an Apple Store. Apple has strictly guarded supply chains, and the screens that you find in the aftermarket may be as good as those used by Apple, but they are not OEM Apple screens by definition. In fact big suppliers that sell their screens as OEM Apple screens have been under fire by Apple for copyright infringement. Technically no one but Apple can say this, at least not without being sued by Apple.

Another factor to consider is whether or not the cell phone repair shop that you are choosing is going to charge you for diagnosing your phone issues. There are certain damages (like water damage) that are very hard to fix. In some situations the technicians already know that your phone is not repairable. Why pay for a diagnostic when you already know it can't be fixed? Make sure you establish from the start that you will not pay for diagnostic.

When dropping off your phone for a screen repair, ask if the shop has the screen in stock, and how much it will cost. An experienced technician should be able to give you a quote for a known problem like that. Also make sure you are not paying for the screen in advance... Ask yourself: What kind of repair shop doesn't have the screens they need in stock, or it is not capable of ordering it without you leaving a deposit? Is like going to bakery and having to pay for the dough before they make the bread.

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

How to Start a Computer Repair Business

How to Start a Computer Repair BusinessThere are very few people that don't have computers in this day and agewhich means that having certain technical skills, such as the ability to repair or build computers, can be incredibly handy. If you happen to possess such a rare set of skills, then you may be thinking about starting a computer repair business. However, it's important to understand that it takes a lot of work to build a computer repair business from the ground up, which is why you may want to consider investing in a franchise instead.

Computer Repair Startups vs. Computer Repair Franchises

If your want to own and operate a computer repair business, then you've got two optionsyou can start your own computer repair shop and build it from the ground up, or your become a franchise and become part of a major brand.

Big brands in the computer repair industry are selling the rights to operate under their name to other entrepreneurs. These computer repair franchise opportunities are typically a safer investment from a business point of view. This is because you'll be working with an already established brandand technically, you won't even have to have any repair skills yourself. You can focus solely on the management side. Of course, you'll have to undergo training to get a basic understanding of the computer repair services you'll be offering, but most companies will offer this to new owners.

However, if you're considering building your own computer repair business, then you'll most likely have to take a much different route to doing so.

Building Your Own Computer Repair Business

The following are some of the tips you'll want to keep in mind when planning your own computer repair business. 

Identify your strengths and weaknesses - You may have excellent technical skills, but you may lack in business acumen. Or, perhaps you have both, but you lack social skills. All three of these are extremely important when it comes to running your own business. Knowing where your strengths lie ahead of time will allow you to focus on those while knowing what your weaknesses are will give you a chance to figure out how to overcome them.
Determine who your customer base is - Computer repair is a very broad service. Having a niche makes it easier to corner that part of the market. For example, you could focus on repairing computer systems for local businesses. Or you could focus on repairing Apple computers. By emphasizing a specialty service, it will make marketing and sales a lot easier.
Set your rates properly - If your rates are too high, you'll scare away potential customers. But if they're too low, you may not make enough money. Don't set them low in order to hook new customers either. Once you try to raise those rates, you'll risk losing those customers as well as risk hurting your reputation. Do your research to determine the proper value of your services.
Market your business - Running a few ads in the local paper isn't going to cut it. As a startup, you need to invest in marketing to help increase awareness of your business. Focus on digital marketing by setting up a website, creating a social media presence, creating valuable content enriched by SEO keywords and engaging with your customers online. Keep in mind that marketing is something that has to be done on a daily basis for it to be effective.
Gather inventory - As a computer repair service, you may want to sell used computers or parts. You'll also want plenty of replacement components that can be used for computer repairs. If you have a specialized service, it will be easier to keep an inventory of the parts you might need. If your inventory is lacking, computer repairs could end up taking a while since you'll have to wait around for parts that you've had to order from other sources.
Hire the right staff - You're going to need employees that are both computer savvy and sociable. An employee that can repair any type of computer isn't going to very valuable if they are rude to your customers, after all. Your business could sink or swim based on your staff.

There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to opening up your own computer repair business. While it's certainly possible, many independent computer repair shops end up failing because their owners are unable to juggle all of these responsibilities effectively. If you want to run a computer repair service, but you don't want the risk involved with building one from the ground up, consider investing in a computer repair franchise instead.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

How to find the best third party mobile phone repair shop

How to find the best third party mobile phone repair shopMobile phone repairing businesses has witnessed a massive evolution and growth in the last few decades. Now you have plenty of options from which you may choose to get your broken or damaged mobile device fixed.

In case your mobile phone company warranty is expired and you havent opted to extend it, you must be looking for a repair shop that's either in your locale or accepts mail-ins to perform the repair for you. The existence of such shops can be seen in almost every shopping mall and all public areas now. Even the Internet hosts a huge number of online outlets selling and repairing mobile phones and their accessories.

In the last few years, many repair shops have popped up all over the world which specialize in mobile phone and tablet repairs. Regrettably, all of them do not use quality parts or know the correct process of repairing. So you need to be very careful while choosing one for your device repair.
So keeping this in mind, there are certain aspects that you need to consider when selecting a mobile phone repair shop. Herein below find some of such important points:

Warranty-

A very important question that you should inquire about while choosing a repair shop is whether or not the repair center warranties their work. They should also be able to answer specifics on what exactly is covered under the warranty. Select a repair shop that would offer some days of satisfaction guarantee or some other type of warranty on all repairs and parts provided.

Mobile spare parts-

Most of the mobile phone shop would not disclose what kind of parts and spares they are using for the repair, but there are few who would, so dont be afraid to ask about it. In case they dont, you can always ask for the warranty they would provide. It certainly would help you understand the quality of their services, as generally the reputed companies are concerned with providing quality services than just saving some amount out of the spare parts costing.

Pricing-

Pricing is actually a deciding factor for many people who are in a search of a mobile repair shop for getting their device fixed. Though seeing the price is not a very important factor while choosing a third-party repair store. Still being sure about whether you are getting a fair deal or not is quite essential. The good news is a proper and keen search, can surely get you shops which quote competitive and affordable prices.

Reputation and experience-

The most important task before you choose a mobile phone shop should be inquiring about the prior reputation and experience of the repairing shop. You can now easily find out whether or not the technicians are experienced and the shop has a proven record of doing good work, through internet or talking to their customers. Almost all good repair shops have plenty of satisfied customer testimonials and positive reviews which are present online.

Author's Bio: 

Steve Jo has performed a series of interviews with the owners and employees of many electronic and mobile phone shop in Dudley. These interviews made him understand that the competition of the cell phone repair industry is huge and there are plenty of good as well bad shops, but a proper and smart search can get you the best one for sure.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

How to Evaluate a Wall-Mounted Glass Cutter

How to Evaluate a Wall-Mounted Glass CutterPicture framers, hardware stores, window and screen repair shops, and various other companies use wall mounted glass cutters in their daily work. (These machines are also called "Multi-Media Cutters".)

In addition to cutting glass, they may cut Coroplast, foam board, Foamcore, acrylic, Plexiglass and of course, mat board. There are several machines available. How do you choose the right one? Can you go by price alone?

Here is a list of factors you should consider:

Durability: Can you mount the machine on a wall made of concrete or brick? If so, will it corrode the metal over time? If the mounts are not made of stainless steel, the concrete will erode your mounting steel and your attachment to the wall will be compromised.

Ergonomics: Many of the older glass cutting machines were designed thirty or more years ago. They are difficult to use because they require you to have a strong thumb to apply pressure on the cutter. This can be a problem if you need to cut acrylic or glass in large volumes. Large volumes meaning five or more cuts per day. Look for a machine that allows you to put force to the cutter with your arm and shoulder. Applying force this way is very easy, and you won't become fatigued.

Materials: The use of anodized aluminum is today's way of making a machine that is resistant to wear and corrosion. If the company uses stainless steel, that is a tremendous bonus. Stainless steel will look good over many years of use and won't gall or scratch under normal use.

One especially important factor to look for is whether there are places where aluminum and steel, or even stainless steel must wear against one another. As you might guess, aluminum is much softer than steel and will wear out quickly in this type of design. Make sure that there are oil-impregnated bearings between the aluminum and steel wear points. That is the only way to be assured that the machine will last.

Speed of tool change: Here's an example: If you need to cut a mount board, then, a foam board backing, and finally glass or acrylic, you want to be able to make the change to the cutting tool quickly. Machines use several methods of changing the tools. Some employ the use of a turret. The turret will contain the glass cutter, the razor blade and the acrylic cutter. Although this sounds good, it is slow to use. Because of the size of the turret, special compromises had to be made in the design. It is much better to get a machine that can quickly exchange the complete cutting heads.

Delivery: Most glass cutting machines must be delivered by motor freight. Motor freight is two to three times more expensive than FedEx or UPS. Since you, the buyer will be responsible for paying the shipping, be sure to choose a machine that allows FedEx or UPS shipping.

Smoothness of operation: Look for a machine that employs the use of UHMWP. UHMWP is Ultra High Molecular Weight Polystyrene. It is a great way to make the metal parts move against each other with hardly any friction. It is self-lubricating and resistant to abrasion and corrosion. Observe whether the UHMWP was properly manufactured for the proper fit. You can do this by feeling whether there is looseness or sloppiness in the fit of the tool cart.

Price: Most people feel that a machine that costs more must be better. Although this may be true in many cases, don't be fooled. Examine the machine carefully or watch demonstration videos. Just because a machine has been around for thirty or more years, doesn't mean that it is the best. Computer-aided-design and computer-aided-manufacturing have made it more economical for up to date companies to manufacture a quality product for a much lower price.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Helpful Tips for Channel Partner Management

Helpful Tips for Channel Partner ManagementWith todays competitive market, having the right types of channels or partners would significantly help you become the best manufacturer out there. Global distribution networks and business partnerships from across the globe is becoming the trend for many businesses that manufacture and produce different products. To get ahead of the game, these businesses take advantage of different strategies to maximize earnings and profits. They have built strong partnerships with resellers and dealers to get their products across the globe. Having a good and reliable channel partner would significantly increase sales and be beneficial for both manufacturers and resellers. The key to obtaining success through channel partners is having a good system and a proper management of these systems.

The business world works like a network. Manufacturers need business partners which would be resellers and dealers for their products to reach consumers. Even though manufacturers can sell their products themselves they would still need to rely on others to get their products across different markets and areas. For example, a company manufactures tires in Detroit, Michigan. Now that manufacturer can sell their tires on their factories however their sales would not do well compared to a situation where they utilize other businesses like car repair shops, tire dealers and auto supply chains to sell their products. Utilizing different channel partners would significantly increase sales and will be both beneficial for the manufacturer and reseller. If this tire company would like to go global with their product they could utilize global partners to sell their products.

Channel partner strategies seem easy but it is not. For this type of strategy to work you would need to have a solid channel partner management system. Business partnerships are evolving and always changing you would need to have a good system in place for it to last and prosper. In order for channel partners to work and last, here are some simple channel partner management tips to follow:

1. Knowledge is key. For business partnerships to work and prosper knowledge is very important. Manufacturers must make sure that all their channel partners are well informed and up to date on their products. Partners on the other hand should also take time and be responsible to learn everything there is about the product they sell.

2. Mutual connection. Business partners must have a strong connection with each other for the business to grow and prosper. They have to connect in order to promote the products easily and effectively to consumers

3. Access to information. Manufacturers would need to establish a good partner portal for all important information. Good partner portals should be accessible to the different dealers and resellers and should contain key information like product specifications, customer support guides and other useful information about the manufacturer.

It is very important to have a good working relationship with business partners. Locating and using the best channel partner management system would really help build a strong and lasting business relationship with dealers and resellers. Check the different online resources for the best system that you could use for your growing business.

Author's Bio: 

Author is a system consultant for leading industries and business in America. Author is one of the best writers about partner relationship management solutions.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Gas Powered String Trimmers - It's a Guy Thing

Gas Powered String Trimmers - It's a Guy ThingI know its a guy thing but Ive always believed if you couldnt afford a four-wheeler or a motor cycle, owning a gas powered string trimmer was the next best alternative. Theres just something about gas powered engines that make a lot of noise that guys love.

In addition to the macho reasons, a gas powered string trimmer and edger is a fantastic lawn maintenance tool. They are great for yards with a lot of trees, island flower beds and other obstacles that need to be trimmed or edged around where an appliance connected to a long extension cord would not be suitable. Generally, they are powerful enough to handle thicker grasses and weeds than their electrical counterparts.

If youre just maintaining your own established lawn in the suburbs a model designed for residential use will probably be your best bet. These bad boys deliver plenty of power for trimming grass and weeds and will save you some green in comparison to the cost of a professional or commercial grade trimmer.

However, if you are a lawn maintenance contractor or own a country sized estate with a variety of trimming and edging work requirements, youll need to step up to a more heavy duty, professional model trimmer. These generally have a more powerful engine to accommodate a variety of trimming jobs and longer run times. They are well worth the added cost in longer life and durability.

Gas powered string trimmers are now available with 4 cycle engines as well as the standard 2 cycle engines. The 2 cycle engines require a mixture of gas and 2 cycle engine oil, where as the 4 cycle engines run on gas only.

Whether you live in the suburbs and have a small yard, own a mini-ranch, or make your living maintaining lawns there are many excellent models by name brand manufacturers for you to select from to find the best trimmer to handle your particular needs.

Before deciding on which make and model you want to buy be sure to compare warranties and maintenance schedules. A piece of equipment that doesnt run or requires a lot of maintenance is like a big hole in your pocket. I have a friend who, before he buys anything powered with a small gas engine, visits several repair shops to talk to the people who work on these items every day. He finds out which models break down most often, which are easiest to get parts for and which ones are the easiest to maintain. He believes over the years this has helped him make better buying decisions and saved him a lot of money.

There are many factors to consider when choosing which model is best for you. To learn what they are visit thebeststringtrimmer.com now!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Ethanol Destroying Snowmobile and Other Small Engines

Ethanol Destroying Snowmobile and Other Small EnginesIt's possible that the greatest beneficiaries of the ethanol debacle are the small engine repair shops that have been deluged with snowmobiles, chainsaws, generators, boat motors, tillers and lawn mowers, along with about every other type of power equipment.
Mechanics at these shops say they're full all the time from the damage caused to these pieces of equipment by ethanol.

Not only do they clog up valves and hoses, but even when you take them to the shop to be repaired, you don't get the problem solves, as ethanol leaves a residue even after a part of engine is cleaned, and the problem returns.

The residue left behind by ethanol can't be seen with the naked eye either, and so can't be targeted to clean. But even if it could, so far there's been no way to fix it permanently.

Small engine mechanics are getting leary as many disgruntled customers return with their equipment irate from what they perceive as a poor repair job, when in fact it's a way of life when using ethanol with small machinery.

Another concern is not only the current issue of E10, but lawmakers are pushing to increase the mix even higher, in response to the farming lobby and others that would benefit from it.

What this would do is make the big problem we have now even bigger, and it would definitely be an overreach as consumers would rebel immediately, as almost everybody would be affected by the damage.

Manufacturers are also looking at the potential liability connected to the damage to their products, as many people aren't aware that ethanol is becoming the biggest culprit behind the product breakdowns.

If someone were to get hurt from malfunctioning equipment, or even stranded in their boats on the water far from their entry point, it could become a legal nightmare. Already many people with snowmobiles have them break down in the cold and out on the snow, being stuck in a potentially dangerous situation.

The issue isn't simply switching from corn ethanol to cellulosic based ethanol, the issue is ethanol itself.

There seems to be no other alternative but to stop this terrible focus on ethanol as a viable fuel alternative, and look elsewhere for solutions.

We aren't anywhere near running out of oil, and we have decades before needing to feel the pressure to do something drastic.

Fear, opportunity and political favor has been driving this initiative, and we need to step back, get out of ethanol, and continue searching for and testing other avenues for energy. Ethanol in snowmobiles, ethanol in chainsaws and all other small engines is already a disaster, there's no need to continue with it because money has already been spent, as some politicians have suggested. We need to just write it off as a lesson learned and go on from there.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Eliminating Pesky Auto Squeaks & Rattles from Your Car, Truck Or SUV

Eliminating Pesky Auto Squeaks & Rattles from Your Car, Truck Or SUVRattle, rattle. Rattle. Rattle noises sure are irritating. That sound or series of noises may have come with the car when new - somehow getting by quality control at the factory and the factory quality assurance system or they may have been "acquired" after an accident and subsequent auto body repair job. Regardless the relevant question is - how on earth do you get rid of that endless clack or clatter, jangle or pinging sound or series of odd sounds?

It seems that most rattles can be seen to be caused by a loose bolt or nut, Objects such as bolts and small pieces of body deadener in a door wells, pillars and quarter panels often cause rattles. Door wells can be checked by striking the underside of the door with a rubber mallet. The impact made by the mallet will indicate if loose objects are in the doorwell.

All bolts and screws should be tightened periodically. In the event that tightening the bolts and screws located on such assemblies as the door hood and deck lid, does not eliminate the rattle, then the trouble is most likely caused by misalignment. The position of the doors, hoods and deck lids is adjustable and rubber bumpers are provided to help eliminate the possibility of rattles. Make sure that such bumpers are in position.

Rattles and squeaks are sometimes caused by the weather-stripping and anti squeak material that is "out of position" on the doors. Apply additional cement or other adhesives and take care to install the material or materials in the proper location or locations to eliminate this difficulty.

As a general rule in the auto maintenance trades it can be stated that most squeals and rattles can be eliminated by carefully going over the car, truck or sports utility vehicle once or twice a year and making it a solid practice of tightening all bolts, nuts and sheet metal screws joining the various panels and shrouds "under the hood".

Pay particular attention to the any bolts or fittings attaching the bumper or bumper units.

As well make sure that the door latches and striker plates are tight and also correctly adjusted. Again to note that rattles and squeaks are sometimes caused by weather stripping and anti squeak materials that have somehow slipped out of place. When such conditions do occur, apply additional cement or adhesives and install the material in its proper recommended position to eliminate this difficulty. Lastly if necessary, obtain new weather stripping and sound deadening materials from your local dealer or big box auto supply store or outlet. Install this with the proper or appropriately recommended proper type of cement as recommended by the auto manufacturer themselves for your climate and driving conditions.

In the end when it comes to the nuisance and irritation of rattles the story can be told of a young nephew who enjoyed cracking his "knuckles". His uncle scolded him and told him that you should not do that - its bad for the joints. The smart aleck kid told his senior "Uncle Henry that is a misconception. On the internet it is reported by experts that cracking your knuckles has no noticeable effect on them in the long run and is of little consequence". To which the uncle replied "You would be amazed what they do to adult's nerves". So is it with auto noises and rattles as these vehicles drive down the road, city streets or highway.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Eco-Friendly Business Trends in 2016

Eco-Friendly Business Trends in 2016Eco-friendly businesses have been booming in recent years, in spite of a not-always-friendly general economy. The green energy industry and other green business ventures have done unexpectedly well so far in 2016, and forecasts are that the future will be "even greener."

As in other areas of the U.S. economy, franchises have been especially strong in the green energy/products/services market, the name recognition of established green brands and the support infrastructure that franchises enjoy (as compared with new start-ups) working to their advantage. 

Below, we look at some of the hottest-trending green businesses of 2016 under the "Three R's" rubric of reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Green Energy Trends That "Reduce" Emissions

There are two basic ways to reduce CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions that result as a byproduct of energy production. Either an energy-saving device or power management system must be installed or an alternate, renewable energy source must be resorted to. The renewable energy sector surged the first half of 2016, and the green energy industry in general is also on the rise.

Some of the most promising business trends of the green energy industry for 2016 and beyond are:

LED lighting, which provides both commercial and residential users with 50% to 70% potential energy consumption reduction  80% if combined with "smart" control systems. LED bulbs increase efficiency and last longer than other options. From 0.3% of the lighting industry in 2010, LEDs have surged to 18%.
Solar panels are rapidly becoming commonplace and are much more efficient than were past models. Photo-voltaic panel installation jumped by 45% in 2015, and growth in 2016 looks to be similar. Marketing, installing, and repairing solar panels is big business in 2016, and operating a solar power bank is yet another option.
Re-charge stations for electric cars are beginning to become a viable business venture in 2016. Sales of electric cars are up, new technologies are making them increasingly practical, and the demand for charging stations will only continue to grow. 
Energy-efficiency audits of homes/businesses are more in-demand than ever. The rise of hydro, wind, and solar energy sources and the abundance of energy-saving devices/systems means that assistance in minimizing energy costs and environmental impacts is both valuable and necessary.

Top Trends That "Reuse" Instead of Throw Away

Manufacturing new products takes far more energy than simply reusing (or recycling) old ones. While most products are capable of being reused, some market areas trending in 2016 are:

Used book stores, which save both energy and trees. With sales mostly online and e-books offered as well, it is fairly easy to enter this industry.
Used electronics sales, especially of smart phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. These items can be refurbished and retain much of their value upon resale, while saving consumer money and reducing new manufactures.
Bicycle repair shops, with new sales included as well. "Pedal power" has become popular for its exercise value and because it has zero emissions.
Ink refilling allows the re-use of print cartridges (hazardous when thrown in a land fill). Savings are substantial for businesses that print large amounts daily, providing a stable, high-volume customer base for investors. 

Most Lucrative "Recycle" Trends in 2016

Recycling has long constituted a major industry and can greatly benefit the environment, save consumers money, and provide a lucrative business for entrepreneurs. In 2016, the most attractive recycling opportunities were:

Paper bag recycling, which results in products that more easily decompose, saves retailers money, and attracts eco-conscious customers.
Cardboard recycling, which not only produces new cardboard but other items like folders and books. Tax rebates are usually available for these types of businesses.
Plastic bottles, which are recycled into a plethora of products besides new bottles, including plastic bags, furniture, and toys. Many soft drink companies will contract for recycled bottles because they are cheaper.
Glass recycling, whether of bottles or other glass products. Broken glass/used bottles (your raw materials) come free, maximizing profit potential.

Record Growth in the Green Industry

Green energy industry and other green companies are seeing record growth and profitability in 2016. Markets for green products exist all over the U.S. and worldwide, and franchises make it easier than ever to get the training, support, and financing you need to get started.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Commercial Real Estate Loans - Overcoming Rejections

Commercial Real Estate Loans - Overcoming RejectionsOne of the most frustrating and confusing situations for a business owner occurs when lenders disapprove commercial real estate loans. Since rejected business loans are quite common, it is advisable for commercial borrowers to have a contingency plan in place for commercial loans.

Business owners are likely to be distressed when a commercial loan application is turned down and will be unsure as to why it took place and how to avoid a similar problem again. For each of the five primary reasons that a commercial lender might decline commercial real estate loans, a practical solution is suggested for transforming the rejected commercial funding into approved business loans.

Two reasons (tax returns and business plan requirements) could impact virtually all commercial loans. Many loan officers will begin their review of potential commercial real estate loans by stating "We will need to see at least three years of tax returns" and "Can you show me your business plan?" before proceeding.

Small business mortgage requests are sometimes too unique for a traditional commercial lender. In these situations (even if a business owner has an adequate business plan and favorable tax returns), it is not unusual for commercial borrowers to be declined for business loans by a traditional commercial bank.

The reasons provided below do not represent obscure issues. It is likely that two or three of the reasons described will be important for typical commercial real estate loans.

(1) Special Purpose Commercial Property. Reason number one for business loan rejections is that the lender does not make commercial mortgage loans for the type of business involved. In a typical example, fewer commercial banks are offering financing for bar and restaurant properties. In a similar fashion, an auto service business is often given expensive and unnecessary environmental stipulations. There are many special purpose commercial properties such as campgrounds, churches, funeral homes and gas stations that most traditional lenders have eliminated from their commercial lending program.

Strategy number one for converting the disapproved business loan into an approved commercial mortgage loan is realizing that there are reasonable options beyond traditional commercial lenders. There are capable lenders that are interested in special purpose properties. The best loan might be available only from a non-traditional commercial lender when traditional banks won't make the requested commercial loan.

(2) Tax Returns. Reason number two for commercial loan disapprovals is when loan officers find a problem on an income tax return that disqualifies a commercial borrower under the bank's loan guidelines. This "problem" will typically be related to net income after business deductions, but when loan officers review tax returns, there are many possibilities which will result in the same outcome.

Strategy number two for converting the declined commercial mortgage into an approved commercial real estate loan is to apply for a "Stated Income" commercial loan. Very few traditional banks use Stated Income (no tax returns, no income verification, no IRS Form 4506) for business loans. Borrowers should search for commercial lenders using Stated Income commercial financing. Unfortunately, this suggested solution will not work for all loans because of a normal maximum loan amount of about $2-3 million for a Stated Income loan.

(3) Cash Out Limitations. Reason number three for business loan rejections can occur when a business refinances their commercial real estate loan and wants to get a substantial amount of cash out. It is common for a traditional commercial lender to limit what the funds are used for and to restrict the amount of cash to as little as $100,000. Even though the bank will provide the commercial loan, if they won't offer the amount of cash requested by the borrower, this is equivalent to a loan disapproval.

Strategy number three for converting the declined commercial mortgage into an approved commercial real estate loan is to seek alternative business financing. The commercial borrower's mission (and it is not impossible at all) is to use a commercial real estate lender that will allow them to get much larger amounts of cash out of a commercial refinancing without restrictions on what they do with it.

(4) Collateral Required. Reason number four for commercial mortgage loan disapprovals is that the bank will not make a commercial loan without sufficient collateral such as a lien on personal assets.

Strategy number four for converting the declined commercial mortgage into an approved commercial real estate loan is for commercial borrowers to seek out lenders that do not "cross collateralize" assets as a condition for obtaining a business loan. This will provide greater flexibility for the commercial borrower and avoid unnecessary (and unwise) connections between personal and business assets.

(5) Required Business Plan. 0Reason number five for commercial mortgage disapprovals is when a bank's loan officer determines that the business plan does not support the needed commercial loan.

Strategy number five for converting the disapproved business loan into an approved commercial mortgage loan is to save money and avoid possible delays by working with a lender that does not require a business plan. This can result in several primary advantages:

(A) Decrease commercial mortgage costs by several thousand dollars. A typical business plan (prepared to normal bank specifications) costs $5,000 to $10,000.

(B) Shorten the business financing closing period. Business plan preparation is likely to take 1-2 months or more.

(C) If a professional business plan is not needed, an approval for the commercial financing requires one less item.

Unfortunately, the circumstances described in this article are responsible for many commercial finance difficulties. However, as noted above, the five key reasons for loan officers rejecting business loans can be overcome by most business owners. Similarly, with proper advice and strategies for small business mortgages, commercial real estate loans that are disapproved for other reasons (beyond the five issues described here) can also result in successful and effective commercial loans.
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