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Can’t thank the guys at NTB enough, I took our F350 service truck in for an alignment today as the truck was recently in a crash. When I took the truck in the steering wheel was about 45 degrees off and drove terrible, Cody checked everything out really good and did an alignment and it is genuinely a night and day difference, the truck drives straight as an arrow now and the steering wheel is perfect. I come all the way from Conway because these guys are the only ones I trust to do any work on our trucks, I highly recommend them to anyone!
While vacationing from PA, the light for Low tire pressure came on. After adding air and having the same message the next day, I headed to NTB. They were not able to do the repair at that moment but made an appt for the next day. Repair was completed, staff very personable, cost very reasonable. I would recommend to anyone.
I called up and explained that I had a flat tire. Serviceman asked the woman manager if it's OK for me to bring it in. They give me the OK. I drove over and rolled the tire in through the door And the female manager comes out and tells me she can't fix the tire as they don't have plugs. So don't you call and and drive there to find out they can't do the job. Complete waste of time. I lost an hour and gas
Absoutly amazing company. The manager mike Lowe will go above and beyond for his customers. And he has amazing staff!!! Would never go anywhere else.
So here's my story….I looked all over the town for a certain size 15 inch tire nations tire had to tire I need. He gave me a price of 60 something dollars we talked about our situation he said he would call when the tire was ready. And our conversations he knew we were looking for the cheapest possible price because we were on a very tight budget. They call me back to let me know the tire was ready well the price was 90 something dollars when I ask why he tells me that includes installation. They never once explained to us that they were going to charge us over $30 to take the old tire off the rim put the new tire on the rim and balance the tire. There was no vehicle there we brought the deflated tire in all they were doing was taking the tire off the rim putting a new tire on the rim and balancing the tire on the rim. I really think that is extremely crooked business practices when someone tells you they're on a budget you give them a price you should give them that price including everything not just a tire price. Just be careful if you do try to do business with these guys to look over all their FinePrint and make sure you know what you're paying for 1699 "tire installation" is pretty ridiculous when it's a single tire that you hand-delivered to them. If nations tires reading this you can look over your records for Tuesday, October 11, 2016 and you will find my name and telephone number.
I can't express enough how professional and HONEST these guys are! I took a used car in that I just purchased and after diagnostics they immediately called me and explained to me what all was wrong with it and gave me their honest opinion and advice on how to handle the situation I was in with the dealership. I highly recommend them and will return with any of my future cars! It's morals like this that this country needs more of!
Great service. Dennis, Jason, and Ivan that work there are efficient and extremely trustworthy, I wouldn't take my car anywhere else!
I am sorry but I can not recommend this place ,do not go here ...unreliable work ..add on shop charges , huge markups on parts .. They will not work on my weed eater
While snow birding in Myrtle Beach, my car engine light came on. The staff at the animal shelter recommended nearby D & I Auto Service. Jason at D & I proved to be efficient and honest, and he even drove us to a restaurant to wait for repairs. The repair bill was reasonable and lower than first quoted; he passed a savings on to us. These wonderful people we met in Myrtle Beach area helped us cope with our difficulties this trip. Thank you to D & I Auto Service for looking after our needs and for helping us to have an enjoyable vacation despite those things that can crop up when you're travelling.
I would recommend to all my friends. Excellent service & fair price!
Mistakes happen, and when it comes to owning a carpet or rug, mistakes usually mean stains. The plush softness of carpet and rugs comes with a price: the time and care required to clean them. Cleaning your carpet or rugs can require some extra work and special techniques that differ from typical hardwood or tile floors. In some cases, you may even need to hire a professional to get the best results.
For minor stains or routine cleaning, it's possible to effectively treat a carpet or rug yourself. If a thorough vacuuming doesn't get rid of dirt in certain areas, here's how to tackle them on your own.
A number of liquids can stain carpet or rug materials, including wine, coffee, nail polish, or blood, to name a few. Depending on what caused the stain, the carpet or rug's material, and how long it's been there, you may need to use different techniques or cleaning supplies to get rid of it. In general, though, keep the following ground rules in mind for stain removal:
Take these steps to remove a stain as soon as possible to prevent drying.
Some stains may come out with little more than water or a mild soap. More serious stains may require a solvent to make removal easier. The best solvent to use depends on what caused the stain.
-Water-soluble stains: These include berries, cola, food dye, jelly, mud, washable ink, or wet paint. Mix a solution of 1/4-teaspoon nonbleach detergent (or white vinegar) with 32 ounces of water.
-Dark water-soluble stains: Chocolate, coffee, mustard, tea, wine, and bodily fluids often stain much more readily than other water-soluble materials and need a different solvent. Use 1 tablespoon of ammonia mixed in 1 cup of water first. If this doesn't work, try combining one part chlorine bleach with five parts water. These solvents may remove color from certain fabrics like wool, so check with the manufacturer for the best cleaning method.
-Oils and waxes: This would include glue, gum, nail polish, and cigarette residue. The best way to clean each of these varies - some may need to be simply scraped off or, if possible, frozen to make it brittle and then chipped away. Most glue can be dissolved and removed using a solvent like rubbing alcohol. Nail polish may also be dissolved using rubbing alcohol or with nail polish remover containing acetone.
Unfortunately, some stains may prove difficult to remove using household products. In any case, vacuuming and spot cleaning may not be enough to get your carpet or rug looking like new again. That's why many homeowners opt to hire a professional carpet cleaning service on a regular basis, around once every 12 to 18 months.
When it comes to heavy-duty carpet cleaning, you have many options to pick from. The two most common methods for cleaning carpets are steam cleaning and dry cleaning.
Steam cleaning is a common method for professional carpet cleaning, but the name is somewhat misleading. Steam-cleaning services use machines that utilize hot (but not boiling) water in combination with a vacuum. The water is heated inside the machine and sometimes mixed with detergent before being sprayed directly onto the carpet. At the same time, a vacuum sucks up the water almost immediately after hitting the fabric. The hot water extracts far more dirt and stains than would be possible by hand.
Cleaning machines using hot water extraction can be purchased or rented for home use, but they aren't always as powerful as what professional cleaning services use. Improperly drying the carpet may also cause bacteria or mold growth. Professional cleaners also employ a number of other methods to pre-treat the carpet and ensure adequate drying. For these reasons, professional carpet cleaning may be preferable to do-it-yourself methods.
Carpets or rugs can also be thoroughly cleaned using a dry-cleaning method. As the name suggests, there is much less water involved in dry cleaning, which means the carpet can be ready to use in less time. Using powerful solvents to break down dirt and stains, dry cleaning puts less physical stress on the carpet, and thus might be better in the long run. However, dry cleaning is usually more expensive than hot-water cleaning services. In addition, the chemicals used to dry clean carpets might irritate pets, people with sensitive skin, or anyone sensitive to strong odors.
Before choosing a professional carpet cleaning service, make sure you will be getting what you paid for by asking the right questions and doing your homework.
Again, there are pros and cons involved in using a hot-water-based cleaning service or dry cleaning. Take into consideration not only cost, but how long the process will take from start to finish, including drying time. Also take note of the material your carpet is made from, and consult the manufacturer if possible to learn about the best ways to clean it. If you or your family is sensitive to any chemicals, be sure to keep this in mind and ask about what chemicals are used.
You can find reviews of most professional carpet-cleaning services online, as well as information about a company's specific process, the chemicals used, and cost. It's also wise to ask friends and family members about services they've used in the past to get a recommendation. Don't always go with the service offering the lowest price, or hire a service who advertises door-to-door or over the phone, unless you have done thorough research on them.
Carpet cleaning services will be entering your home, potentially while you aren't there, so you want to feel comfortable with the business you trust with this responsibility. Ask if the company conducts background checks on employees, as well as if they are insured in your state. Without liability insurance, a mistake that results in damage to your home or furniture may be your responsibility to pay for.
If you've found a carpet-cleaning service you can trust, ask to get a quote. This may involve specifying exactly what services you would like performed, as well as the size of your home's carpeted area. Make sure you understand exactly what is included in a quoted price. Some businesses may charge extra to move furniture, clean stairs, or use special treatment methods. It's also common for businesses to sell customers on products and services they don't need. Don't hesitate to ask questions if any detail about the quote is unclear.
If you instead want to rent or buy a carpet-cleaning machine to use yourself, you have many options to pick from.
Since heavy-duty carpet cleaning isn't a frequent activity for most homeowners, many choose to simply rent one of these machines. Of course, renting is usually much cheaper than owning a machine or hiring a service, which is the biggest advantage in this situation. But not all rental units perform equally, and some might require extra drying time or the use of special solvents that will cost more. There's also the time and effort that goes into carpet cleaning - renting a unit means you must also move furniture yourself and pay close attention to ensure you're operating the unit correctly. Making a mistake could mean damaging your carpet or the unit itself. Also, improperly drying carpet could allow harmful bacteria and mold to grow. Before renting a carpet cleaner, make sure you're up for the task at hand.
Homeowners can purchase carpet cleaners ranging from compact units to full-size industrial-strength machines. Besides price, take note of the features of a unit and compare them to what you most need from a carpet cleaner. Some models specialize in removing allergens from pet hair, while others may work better on tough stains, for example. Another key consideration: Make sure you have room for it. Some carpet cleaners can be bulky and require ample storage space.
Other features you may want to look for in a cleaning unit include:
Make the right choice in carpet cleaners by considering all the options available to you and how they fit into your needs and budget.