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Horrible very unprofessional. They will find ways to make you pay extra. The car I got had a bad oil leak needed an alignment and the AC was messed up I told them about it but nothing has been done. Stay away from this place!
Maybe Jafet can do this one on his own. Please.... Thank you mija...I was a tenant of At Rezone for over 9 months. My experience with the company and staff was great. I paid my rent on time and in return I got great service from Rezna. She treated me with respect and attended to any of my concerns very promptly. If I was to rent again they would be the first company I would choose. Thank You at REZONE Property and staff for a great experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do not buy from this place they sold my daughter-in-law a car she drove it one day transmission went out we took it back they said that she would have to pay for repairs that it's as is but I know there's a lemon law so we're going to have to get a lawyer it was a 2004 Corolla if you're looking for a good car don't shop at this place transmission started leaking like if it was set just for a day are 2 to work the guys rude and is a guy just because she is a female he thought he could get over on her ...so beware dont buy at this place how could you take advantage of a pregnant woman wow
I went to Mazda with the intention to browse the used car selection. Immediately upon arrival and before even having to find the entrance of the dealership, I was greeted by a manager who directed us to a salesperson after learning I was interested in “just looking”. The gentleman he introduced me to had a calm, relaxed and professional vibe to him which immediately made me feel at ease. My experience with car salesmen is they are very pushy, are quick to point me to the most expensive cars on the lot, want to run my credit, etc. and it’s just frightening. All of the staff on board were exact opposite and made for a calm and comfortable buying experience.Overall; my encounter with everyone on here was beyond excellent. Every employee around was also indirectly helpful by just having a smile on their faces. They all are very professional, positive, and eager to assist and ensure satisfaction. I HIGHLY recommend Bakersfield Mazda and am so thankful I was able to have my car buying experience with them. I look forward to many years with this dealership.
My recent purchased of a 2018 Crosstrek from Sangera leads me to UNCONDITIONALLY RECOMMEND this vendor. Our salesman, Bobbi Malec, was both enormously courteous and totally informed. The inquiry-test drive-contract negotiations-finalizing the deal process was carried out with perfect professionalism and efficiency. I got a better deal than I expected! From the start, a detailed offer IN WRITING was given my wife and I, which allowed us to compare Sangera's deal with other dealerships. The entire process took four (4) months (on our part), and this delay ultimately led us to buy a 2018 model which we absolutely love. No "hard sell"; no "let's see the sales manager", no "this deal is only available for today" tactics were ever used. Financing on better terms than I could have obtained for myself, was secured swiftly the night we chose to "pull the trigger". Paperwork was completed immediately. I have compared both "deals" and dealerships throughout all of Southern California for Subarus and I am convinced that the place to buy is Sangera.
Best community ever! The Executive Director and support staff are the best in Bakersfield! The residents and their families are always doing entertaining crafts, activities and fun family nights!
Worst experience ever!!! Took them 4 days to look at our truck and still did not fix the problem....now we have to have it looked at again. NOT HAPPY!!!
Barber Honda in Bakersfield may be the worst place to have a car serviced. If you call them they'll say one thing on the phone and something entirely different when you arrive. They always try to upsell. They break things on your car but hold you responsible for finding them. They take way to long. I regret having a warranty because now I'm forced to come to Honda for maintenance/servicing. I always leave with a bad taste in my mouth.
best experience we had at a car lot. no lies strait forward company no bs they were able to help find the car we wanted
He did a Awesome job, I needed a key made for my business that no other place could apparently make and they were able to get it done within a few minutes. The new key fits like the original, no sticking!! 100% recommend
The locks installed on the doors and windows of every home represent the most common, and perhaps most effective, form of security. That means locks can be taken for granted, until they no longer work properly or the key is lost. Homeowners should work to understand the basics behind these essential household devices, as well as how to address common problems related to them.
The concept behind a lock-and-key mechanism has been around for centuries, so it's no surprise that their basic design hasn't changed much in recent years. At the same time, a number of different types of locks are now available to meet specific needs.
Perhaps the most common type of lock is the pin tumbler lock. Enclosed in a doorknob, these devices contain spring-loaded pins of varying sizes, which must be pushed upward before the knob can be turned to open the door. When the correct key is inserted into a pin tumbler lock, the grooves on the key's blade push the pins up to the precise height needed to allow the inner chamber to turn. Pin tumbler locks are popular because they are relatively secure for most residential applications and generally inexpensive. Since the entire locking mechanism in this device is contained in a single cylinder, pin tumbler locks are also very easy to swap in and out. This comes in handy in apartment buildings, for example, where locks may need to be changed frequently as tenants come and go.
Pin tumbler locks come in a number of configurations. In residential environments, they are the primary mechanism for operating knob locks and deadbolts. Most exterior doors on homes and apartment buildings will have at least one of each of these locks. Knob locks are quick to open and can be convenient when minimal security is acceptable, but they are very easily forced open. When paired with a deadbolt, the door becomes much harder to open. Deadbolts work by driving a thick metal rod into the door frame, which prevents most quick methods of defeating locks, like using a shim or brute force. Still, deadbolts aren't impenetrable, as they can be lockpicked or defeated with much stronger ramming force.
Other common types of residential locks include mortise locks, which combine the action of a doorknob and deadbolt in one. Mortise locks engage a deadbolt with the turn of the key, just as normal. But upon unlocking, the doorknob will open in tandem with the deadbolt. These locks tend to be much stronger than traditional deadbolt designs, but are often harder to install and thus more expensive.
Finally, there's the "jimmy-proof" deadbolt, a type of lock often found in older residences. These locks engage a metal rod that fits into a separate chamber outside of the door frame, rather than through the frame. While its design is simple, it has many advantages over traditional deadbolts or mortise locks. It is impervious to being pried open like many deadbolt systems could be, hence the "jimmy-proof" name. It is also typically harder to pick, and is very inexpensive.
When a lock stops working, no matter where it is in your home or office, it's likely to be a source of frustration. However, it's rare for a lock to suddenly fail to open without exhibiting some signs beforehand.
Common lock problems include issues opening or engaging the lock, or difficulty securing a door in the proper position to lock it.
Since locks are essential security devices that might be used multiple times per day, they are bound to wear out eventually. Rekeying or replacing locks can be done on your own in some cases, but may require a professional locksmith.
When a lock is rekeyed, the cylinder containing the tumbler and pins is removed from its enclosure and replaced with a new cylinder. This is often done when a new tenant moves into an apartment that was previously occupied, but it may also be necessary if a lock needs to be replaced.
Replacing all components of a cylinder lock, or working with locks that don't use a pin tumbler system, requires a different procedure for replacement. Installing a new lock of the same type will be the most straightforward option.
If you want a new lock that is different from your old set, more advanced installation is required, and you may want to consider hiring a professional for the job.
The term locksmith traditionally referred to people who designed and built locks, but today is generally used for those who repair and replace locks. Locksmiths can be available on-call to help people if they're locked out of their home or apartment.
If you've lost your keys or are otherwise unable to enter a locked building that you normally have access to, you will need to call your local locksmith. To save money and ensure you're hiring a reputable contractor, it may help to do some research on locksmiths in your area ahead of time, so you can be prepared if you need to call one.
Upon arrival to your home, a locksmith should ask you to prove that it is in fact your residence. They should also be able to unlock most common locks without requiring them to be drilled or completely replaced. Be sure to obtain an invoice that lists all charges before agreeing to pay.
Locks are ubiquitous around the world, which means the skills to service them are always in demand. Becoming a locksmith could be a rewarding career opportunity, but like any other job, will require a bit of preparation.
Locksmiths do not generally require formal education, but need to undergo extensive hands-on training and possibly certification. Locksmiths-in-training can receive foundational knowledge and skills through programs offered at technical colleges or vocational schools. These would include basic courses on lock mechanics and manipulation, along with general skills like business management.
From there, most trainees seek an apprenticeship, where they work alongside a professional locksmith. This allows them to gain experience in the field. It can also put them on a course toward certification, which involves a standardized procedure that, once completed, allows locksmiths to legally conduct business in their state.
Successful locksmiths need to be skilled with their hands and in the use of tools. While these skills are essential for the day-to-day tasks that a locksmith performs, they also benefit immensely from being personable and able to work with people to solve problems.
There are a number of trade associations and organizations for locksmiths that may help them find work, receive training and connect with like-minded business partners. These organizations may also help consumers find a reputable locksmith. Locksmith trade associations in the U.S. include:
Contact these organizations to learn more about how to become a locksmith, or how to go about choosing the right professional for your needs.