Auto Shops Must-Have Equipment

It’s that time of the year again–car registration renewal is due this month. Good thing I saw the registration sticker on dear husband’s car windshield when I was wiping it dry after giving it a good wash.

I was supposed to take his car to the auto shop two weeks ago but dear husband said he’s taking it there himself for state inspection since the registration is due. Also, because the car is over 5 years old, it needed a brake check. He had to leave the car at the auto shop overnight for these important inspections.

It is very important that we keep track of our vehicle’s registration every year to avoid penalties. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in all states sends reminders in the mail when your vehicle registration is about to expire. We must renew it as soon as possible. In compliance to the law, our vehicles must be inspected before submitting the required registration renewal documents to the agency. State inspections are required so you need to send your vehicles to an auto shop authorized by your state to inspect your cars. Emissions, steering, wheel alignment, and vehicle and owner identification are a few of the things to “test”.

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When you are at an auto shop you will definitely notice sets of equipment used by auto mechanics in tending cars. BendPak car lift, car jacks, wheel wrenches…etc. are some of them. It amazes me how these equipment and tools play a big role in helping our auto mechanics do their jobs with ease. Just imagine what types of automotive lifts they use back in the olden days.

Anyhow, pay attention to your vehicle registration expiration dates. Check that windshield sticker if you haven’t looked at it yet recently. You never know, yours will expire this month. 🙂

Raise Your Glass For The American Flag

In about three months the United States of America will be celebrating its 244th anniversary of independence from Britain. It’s so amazing the history of the U.S.A. has been a part of the global growth. There are so many factors that help built this great country. From the day Christopher Columbus reached the continent that he mistaken it to be the country of India to the colonization era that lead to the acquiring of independence–America’s history has been very interesting.

You will recognize a certain nation by it’s people, geography, and it’s significant symbol of pride. One of the most recognizable symbol is the flag. Flags come in different designs and colors, and they are usually rectangular in shape. What’s interesting about flags is that, they hold a nation’s history. The American flag, for example, has evolved through the years of challenges and triumphs.

We take pride of our national flag. It represents us, the people of this great nation. Whenever I see an American flag displayed or flying, I felt very proud. Special occasions like the 4th of July bring us together to celebrate our country’s freedom. If you don’t have a US flag to display, now is the time time buy one. Preparing early won’t hurt. Check out Flags Unlimited for flag size of your preference. Fly the United States flag and be proud of it! It represents freedom, bravery, and justice for all that will remain forever. I am saying this because I am grateful that I live in this country which I call home.

Since the beginning, the 4th of July celebration has been grand. Americans celebrate independence day wherever they are in the world. The United Sttes flag will the be the center of this special occasion flying, waving, and displayed with pride. Family and friends gather together enjoying life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Not Your Grandma’s Door – How to Make Your Doors Unique

If you are doing a home renovation, or you just want to make a change to one room, you can transform the personality of a place by changing the door. You don’t have to call Dawson Doors New York for all of these. Take a chance and try some do-it-yourself ideas.

Barn Doors

Sliding barn doors are a recent trend, and they can do wonders for a room. Use them for entry doors, bathroom doors, or over cabinets or open shelving to hide the less tidy sections.

Hidden Doors

Just like in your favorite mystery, you can have your own secret door. Your door can masquerade as a bookshelf by turning a typically framed doorway into the nook for a hinged bookcase. What could be cooler than that? 

Dutch Doors

Dutch doors are a great idea if you have kids or dogs. If you want to limit access to a room but still have visibility, keeping the bottom closed and the top open would work well. You can even create your own from a full door. You can choose a rustic style or a more finished one, depending on your taste.

Brightly Painted Doors

Release your inner Picasso or Pollock by making your door a work of art. You can do a free-form with multiple colors or recreate a masterpiece. If that sounds too ambitious, pick some unexpected colors like neons, glow-in-the-dark or even chalkboard paint. Find unexpected objects to trim it like bottle caps, faux jewels or fabric trim. 

Reimagined Doors

If you have a farmhouse style, a fun replacement for a pantry door is a vintage screen door. If you have a panel door, try removing the panel and replacing it with glass. Don’t want it to be completely transparent? Just apply some frosted window film to one side.

With a little imagination, some time and a little elbow grease, you can completely change the look of a room. Using an unexpected door can be a fun and exciting way to update your home.