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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.
All it takes is a little preparation to get your car winter-ready and to keep from getting into an icy situation.
It’s time to bring long sleeves and long pants out of storage, prep your home and car, and contact the cool weather home/yard contractors.
YellowPages did a poor job in representing Ray Tann's! Also Ray Tann Tires Inc DOES in fact have a website www.Raytanntires.com which unfortunately is not yet completed, due to poor communication and execution on yellow pages behalf.. Furthermore Mastercard and Visa are the only credit cards accepted at Ray Tann's.. Goodyear and Kelly, as listed, are just a few brands sold here, many many others are too.. Just about any tire you've got your eye on, Ray will get ahold of, and FasT!! Just in stock; brands include Firestone, Dayton, Cordovan, Uniroyal, Sumic, Dunlop and the list goes on, plus the unlimited possibilities available within a day, sometimes even hours!..Whatever your price range, whatever your tire need, Ray is the only shop to go to!! They do one thing and one thing only-Tires-that being said they do an over the top job!! New, Used, fix a flat, balancing, whatever you may need pertaining to tires you won't find a better place than Ray Tann's.. By far the quickest and most thorough. Best deals, friendliest staff that know's their stuff, and most importantly HONEST.. If you need new tires, Ray won't hesitate to let you know, BUT if you don't they won't try and talk you into wasting money. I recommend everyone I know and will continue to do so for very good reason, I simply wouldn't trust anyone else. One of the most important aspects for a comfortable ride and being safe driving in these unforgiving Wisconsin streets is and always will be a good set of tires...So thank you Ray Tann and crew and for years of excellent service and the best prices on top of the line products..
I'm not saying Unique Custom Car Care is exceptional, but the technicians who worked for the company were great! In fact the technicians weren't bad mechanics at all. This business was just managed unprofessionally. That includes ordering, management, pay raises or getting paid on scheduled pay dates. I was a assistant shop mgr. for this business and one of the best automotive technician, Unique Custom Car Care ever hired. The owners I think took advantage of the employees dependency of this company as leverage over whether you'll remain an employee or get paid according to how you perform as a follower rather than a leader. I wanted to help this company, along with others who worked for this company wanted to help get this company out of debt and make this job a reliable permanent placement. Not doing accordingly with profits and deposits may have cause this company to close permanently. This review is to you who came to Unique Custom Car Care and claim to have had a bad experience. I'm sincerely sorry for the inconvenience and for your lost. Your lost of compensation. -email@example.com
Recently took my car in with a very tricky problem and they did not give up until every option was exhausted. It needed a tiny little part but my car hasn't been in production for almost 10 years so they stopped producing parts for it. Needless to say, finding the part it needed was even less likely than "a needle in a haystack". After two days of looking, they found the part in Illinois and drove all the way down there, removed it from the car it was in and came back with it for only $100. Extremely reasonably priced and gave plenty of options regarding pricing and recommendations without being pushy or overbearing in the least. They were extremely empathetic and it was obvious that this problem bothered them almost as much as it bothered us! Even told us to give them a call if we were ever looking to purchase a new car so that they could give us their professional opinion on whether it would be a good buy or not. Extremely trustworthy, which is really all you want at the end of the day. Don't even think about going anywhere else.
We had our Toyota prius body work done at Forest home auto body last year.We were new to Milwaukee and it was difficult to find a reliable repair shop.We did a lot of research before selecting them. They are a family owned business and it was a pleasing experience to deal with them.We were extremely satisfied by their service.They were very friendly and frank,and above all honest. The quote was very competitive compared to the similar level body repair shops around Milwaukee with comparable quality.They finished the job in time and the car looked like new again.After that ,they were ready to do the small works needed for both of our cars periodically and also in emergent situations.We were always assured that we are not going to get cheated and the quality of the work was amazing and beautiful.I would recommend them to anybody and the most important thing is that it is not a one time service.They value your business in the future also and you can be at peace thinking that your car is in good hands!
I just took my car to Adam to fix a leak in a fuel line and was so pleased with not only his cost, but the service and honesty I received, that I had to post about it. As someone who is very temperamental if I feel I've been lied to or taken advantage of, I promptly walked out when I felt that Firestone on 49th and North Avenue was trying to play me for a fool (basically they wanted $1500 to replace the tank, brake lines - which by the way, had only recently been replaced, and all the fuel lines....all of which was apparently "necessary" to repair my one little leak - I left them a review too because I was so annoyed). Anyway, back to Adam's, I took it to him (on recommendation of my father who has taken his car to Adam many times), and he not only said none of that extra repair work was necessary, but he was able to patch the leak without replacing the fuel line that was leaking, and he did it quickly and for only $40. I will most definitely take my car to him again!
I disagree with these bad reviews, I have problems taken care of in an orderly fashion and as for Kathy she has been nothing but polite to me. I have not seen any bugs in the basements here, the one thing about the washers and dryers is there is not enough. The heat is always warm, I have had winter days where I was hot even with my thermostat turned off. Yes the so called gym is not realy great and the outdoor pool isnt open as much as it says it should be, however there is also an indoor pool, it is a quiet wooded area, the grounds are kept up pretty well except for Southridge Dr. that is battered with pot holes at times. The rent is cheaper then most apartments in this area and thier are appliences in the apartments that again most places in this area do not offer. As for bees, sure if your windows are open in the summer they may fly in!
This place is ok...I live in Glenbrook apts...which is still apart of Harbor Pointe just under a different name. I have to say this building is pretty nice...just don't like seeing bugs...but that is normal for any place( its the normal like spiders, etc). I especially like how quiet this building is but from time to time you hear kids running around, but like I said before that's very common anywhere. One thing I don't like is the fact we pay for everything except the heat. I do like having underground parking, I feel a little safer coming in and out of the building. You're going to have problems everywhere you go, whether its a small or big problem...it will always be something. I say look into it and really see if you like this place...but I would recommend the glenbrook apts over harbor pointe any day...this side of the area is quiet.
I really enjoyed my ride with lyl the driver was great. I was in west bend wisconsin could not find a way to the greyhound without paying a arm and a leg and even when I had decided to pay the arm and leg I could not get a car service to take me to the bus station so I called a friend who barely remembered the name of the company so we called the company to set things in motion and no answer!!! I could have just screamed and just as I was about to give up for the night the company sent a text requesting that I call back so I did and a short time later lyl community services pulled up. Even though I missed my greyhound bus to Illinois from milwaukee the driver took me to the bus station in Illinois and I was able to board the next bus there luckily it was a nice layover before my next bus arrived. Thanks again you guys are lifesavers.
I was in Milwaukee on July 17th, the hottest, most humid day of the summer this far. Drove all the way from River Falls, WI. My car's air conditioner went out and the battery was also at it's end. I needed to pick my daughter up at O'Hare, the next day. Someone mentioned they had a repair done at Lakeshore and I just barely made it to the station as my gauge was about to hit the red line. I explained my situation to Dennis who assured me he would look at it, even though he had many vehicles that day, and said I should be able to pick it up by noon on the 18th. He found my daughter and I a ride back to her place and had the car ready to go by 6:00 p.m. ! Service was very friendly, professional and respectful. I definately recommend Lakeshore Mobil! Thanks to all of you, I got to the airport on time :-)
I've been taking my cars to Bill and the crew at Crystal Auto Body since they opened their doors. From the friendly greeting on the phone or at the front desk, they treat you as if you're their only customer. Any work is well explained ahead of time, and throughout the job as needed. Your vehicle will be ready when they say it is, or maybe even ahead of schedule as my last one was. (March '09) If a rare problem arises, they are willing to go to great lengths to make it right, always with a lifetime guarantee. Don't let your insurance company set you up with inferior workmanship. (You can take your car anywhere you want.) I've taken 6 different cars to them over the years, and I can recommend that Crystal Auto Body is the best!
Painting can be a significant undertaking, whether you're painting just one room or an entire home. While some people like to take on this project themselves, many choose to hire professionals to ensure the task is completed correctly.
Matte paint doesn't have a shiny quality when it dries, which many homeowners prefer for their interior walls. This is the most popular style of paint for homes. It covers up irregularities in the wall well but is also easily blemished.
Matte Enamel Paint
Matte enamel paint has all the positive qualities of matte paint but will last longer and isn't scuffed as easily.
Gloss paint will dry with a shine to it and is the second-most popular choice for interior wall paint. The shiny quality highlights imperfections in a surface, so people tend to stay away from it when painting wood.
Semi-gloss is also shiny but less so than gloss paint. It's more commonly used on trim than on walls.
Satin falls somewhere between gloss and matte in terms of shininess. It will highlight imperfections well, like gloss, but is easy to clean.
Eggshell is also between gloss and matte on the shininess scale, but it won't highlight imperfections quite as much as satin, semi-gloss, or gloss.
Exterior paints have similar choices for finishes as interior paints, but the pros and cons can be different for outdoor use.
Though gloss paint will make imperfections easily seen, it will also hold up to the elements the best. This paint is best suited for areas of a home or building that are frequently used, like door frames.
Semi-gloss paint is similarly long-lasting but isn't as shiny as gloss.
Satin paint is commonly used for siding but will display irregularities underneath if the siding isn't in good shape.
Flat paint is the best choice if painting over siding that has many dents, scrapes, or other imperfections.
If you're repainting a home that has been previously painted with oil-based paint, your best bet is to stick with this option. Water-based paint layered over old oil-based paint will peel easily.
Water-based paint, or latex paint, dries quickly and cleans up easily, making it the preferred paint for a home's exterior. It will also expand when warm and contract when cool, which means it will hold up in all types of weather.
When embarking on a project as big as painting your home, it's important to know ahead of time what kind of quality you can expect from the painters you hire. Don't settle for the first one you find or the cheapest option. Instead, do your homework to be sure that you hire a trustworthy professional who knows how to paint a house well.
The first thing you'll do when hiring a painter is request quotes from three or four in your area. If you reach out to too many, you'll wind up wasting time narrowing down your list; too few and you may not end up with the best quality or right price.
The typical price range for an interior paint job is between $400 and $4,120, with the average falling around $1,670, depending on the scope of the project and paint requests. It will typically cost around $380 to $790 to paint a typical 10-by-12 foot room.
The cost to paint a home's exterior is a little higher: between $730 and $5,600, with an average of $2,624. The typical home of between 500 and 1,500 square feet will generally cost between $1,000 and $3,000, but this will change depending on the number of stories and home location.
If a quote seems high, ask the contractor what is increasing the price point. Perhaps it's something that can be negotiated, or maybe this business is just overpricing their services. On the other hand, be skeptical of any price points that seem unfathomably low. There could be a reason their prices are below the industry norm - perhaps their quality standards are uncommonly low, too.
Once you have quotes, conduct an over-the-phone interview with your prospects. Some important questions to ask your painter include:
1. Do you have insurance?
It's never a good idea to hire a contractor whose business isn't properly insured. Ask both about comprehensive business liability insurance and workers' compensation, and don't be hesitant to ask for proof. If you are unsure of the validity of the insurance, you can also call the insurance company to double-check that it is an active policy.
2. Do you have a warranty?
Not offering a warranty is a red flag, and you may want to be cautious about hiring a company that doesn't provide one. If they have a warranty, ask how long it lasts, and what it covers. Additionally, you'll want to get the warranty in writing should you need to refer to it later.
3. Who, specifically, will be in my house, and can I trust them?
You always have a right to know who will be entering your home. If the person you are speaking with says he or she will not be personally supervising the project, ask who will be, what their role is, and how long they've been with the company.
Also, don't be afraid to ask if the painters are trustworthy people. Unfortunately, there are plenty of cases where a painter has stolen items from a home or caused damage to the house or injury to the homeowner. Subcontractors may not be as skilled as employees, and the contractor you're hiring may not have much experience working with them, making them more of a risk. Additionally, ask if the painters are employees or subcontractors, and what the screening or hiring process is like. If the company conducts background checks, that's a good sign.
4. What kind of training do your employees receive?
If the contractor makes a point to train new hires on safety techniques as well as quality standards on the job, you're probably in good hands.
5. What kind of paint will you use?
The quality of the paint will affect how good the walls look when the project is completed. If your contractor says they plan on using a paint you don't like, feel free to request an alternative.
6. How long have you been in business, and do you have references?
A well-established company will have more experience and likely more references for you to reach out to than a new company that's just getting off the ground. Be sure to ask for references so you can speak to former customers about their experience working with the painter. When speaking to these people, ask about:
7. How much wall prep is included in the price?
For a long-lasting paint job, a clean wall is crucial. Ask how they plan to clean your walls, if at all, before getting started. A high-quality company will thoroughly prepare a wall so that the paint will lay smoothly and last a long time.
8. Are you active in the community and are you involved in any trade organizations?
Community involvement shows the company:
Additionally, being active in trade organizations indicates it is likely up to date on the latest industry best practices and that the company is dedicated to its trade. Also, a Better Bureau Business membership demonstrates the company is stable, confident, and willing to let potential customers check them out before hiring them.
If the company you hire is involved in a trade organization, it shows they take pride in their work, and are dedicated to providing quality service. Some top trade organizations painters might be a part of include:
Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
PDCA connects painters and home decorators through local chapters and councils. The organization also provides webinars, educational videos, and podcasts so members can stay up to date on the latest best practices and news.
American Coatings Association
The ACA doesn't focus on best practices so much as it does on best products. The nonprofit is dedicated to research and development of high-quality paint products as well as sustainability issues.
Finishing Contractors Association
The FCA has members that are painters as well as professionals who focus on flooring, drywall, and other elements to home construction and renovation.
Better Business Bureau
The BBB isn't a painter-specific group but rather an organization that is dedicated to ensuring that consumers can access information about anyone they do business with. The BBB also rates companies based on a Standards of Trust scale, which goes from A+ to F. A company doesn't have to be a member to get a grade, and it's a good idea to check to see how your contractor is scored as well as its membership status.