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We have a few tips from The Car Seat Lady co-founder Dr. Alisa Baer to keep your kids safe on the road.
We have a few tips from The Car Seat Lady co-founder Dr. Alisa Baer to keep your kids safe on the road.
When a car is damaged by an accident or weather, what can be repaired and what must be replaced? Or is it time to buy a new car?
No matter whether an accident involved a freshly licensed teen or an experienced driver, knowing what to do (or not do) is essential to bouncing back.
EL SERVISIO MAS POBRE QUE EH RECIVIDO NO ME QURRIA REGRESAR MI CARRO Y MINTIO AL DESIRME QUE ABIA ABLADO CON MI ASEGURANSA. Y NO ME DIO LA CARA MANDO A SU CHALAN A DESIRME QUE NO ME LO HIBA A DAR.
They don't even deserve to be in business. Jose is desrespectful and unprofessional. He made me think that he has a body shop and I found out that it nothing but a roadside assistance business. He will lie to try to reap insurance and people.
This place installed my motor and damaged my exhaust manifold or replaced it with a damaged one in attempt to make more money. All the mechanics are unlicensed and nobody speaks English. They are shady and trying to make a quick buck. They don't even have a car lift. I will be reporting them to the better business bureau.
Ofrecemos servicio de Smog , reparacion, y tenemos llantas nuevas y usadas. Precios Bajos.. Venga y Visitenos.
Called to get a quote; explained to the manager that I needed an accurate quote before I buy the vehicle to ensure that it was All within my budget. He gave me a bogus quote without even taking down my information. I called 2 days later to see if I could get someone else to REALLY help me and the same guy answered. He was very rude and once again refused to take down my information to give me a REAL quote, stating: "just buy the car and come get your insurance". I understand they get commission, but lying to people and messing with their finances just because you couldn't take 2 minutes out of your day to DO YOUR JOB is no way to conduct a business.
No cumplen solo se aprobechan del latino ,son mentirosos, No contestan y si te contestan Te mienten creo aberiguar si tendran cada uno lic de brocker por que si encuentro que no los demando y me entregan mi dinero....corran la vos,por face book y ablen a radio nueba vida para que sepan lo que asen
No cumplen lo que prometen, cobran por todo, usan el nombre de Dios para robar a la gente, servicio al cliente es pesimo, nunca te regresan las llamadas. Horrible experiencia.
The were terrific nice caring and understanding u guys are the best
Honest, reliable, and AFFORDABLE!!!I have worked with Vince several times now. And every time he has gone on and beyond to help, and get my car, and boat back on the road or water. He has always been honest upfront and beyond reasonable on pricing. I'm a customer for life. If you want to work with a caring, honest, and AFFORDABLE family run shop then go and ask for Vince Jr. You won't regret it. I saw a review from March that was no where close to the truth. That guy sounds like a blood thirsty ambulance chaser of an attorney!!! Don't read or trust that kind of review. These guys are LAGIT!!!!
Please stay away from this shop. You are better off searching for a reputable speed shop in Orange County. These money hungry people will only take your money and play dumb until they milk your money. In addition please contact the BAR if you feel like you're not receiving the right service. If you need an attorney who specializes in automotive repair fraud, contact me. Do not -- I repeat -- do not go to this shop that's run by Vince, Efrain, some old dude who I believe is the dad, they lack automotive experience and are definitely not trustworthy because as mentioned, you will get sucked every penny. Collect all documentation. This shop is place of hell where you and your car will not receive the service needed.
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.