What to Know About: Auto Damage »
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?
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.
All it takes is a little preparation to get your car winter-ready and to keep from getting into an icy situation.
Horrible service makes you pay up front don’t give a receipt and does half the job and beats you getting mad
Not able to put 0 star rating. Be carefulCustomer service is horrible. Not only that, the mechanic representing the company is not only offensive, but needs to learn how to stand behind the work that he does or FAILS to do. Don't waste your money here!
I’m from Canada, but visit Tampa every year. I’ve been going to this location for 13years, the owners treated me like family and showed me all that I would need to know about my Lexus. John is the best manager there is. They are so friendly and helpful! The mechanic solved my problem. My SUV runs great. They finished the work sooner than expected! There’s no other place i trust!
I highly recommend this shop!!! Always so professional and honest. Can't say I've been treated any better in any other shop these past years. I wouldn't ever hesitate to go to them. If you're having any type of problem with your car this is the place to go !
I needed a set of aftermarket sideskirts painted asap and an estimate on some minor body work.Messaged T&K on Facebook only to get an immediate reply back on a Saturday morning.They asked if I could bring the car and parts within the hour, and I Did.My First Impression was already beyond my expectations.The Guys at T&K are Personable, Professional, and a Highly experienced.I left my Sideskirts there on Saturday late afternoon, they were painted and ready to be picked up by Monday afternoon.The quality and paint match are spot on!The Price was very reasonable, but the Customer Service was the best part.Not like your standard assembly line bodyshop.These guys introduced themselves one by one with a hand shake, explained exactly what they could do to fix the car, and gave me an unbeatable estimate.Needless to say, T&K gained my trust, and The car is going in for a cosmetic refresh in two weeks.
I got into a car accident and did not know what to do. I went to two other shops that we're going to charge me over $1,800 to fix the car, I found Tito online on Facebook and he said he can help me no matter what, as being a single female going to any mechanic I'm very skeptical because a lot of shops take advantage of the fact that I'm a female. I had the car towed to his shop and he told me that he can do it for $1,000 .it's hard to believe because two other shops wanted to charge me so much more. he told me he would have the car fixed in a week and called me during the week to let me know the status of the vehicle. Exactly one week later one of his workers came and pick me up he brought me to the car and it looked absolutely amazing. I cannot believe that he fix the car, I am very grateful for Tito and the Gang for fixing the only thing I have left of my grandmother who recently passed away. If you want to have your car fixed perfect and an update as the progress progresses then bring your car to Tito tell him Alicia sent you and he will take good care of you..god bless
T & K Auto Collision on Overpass Rd in Tampa off Hwy 301. Does ABSOLUTELY amazing work! I highly recommend !! They did excellent job on the body work and complete paint job on my sons dual cab 4x4 Silverado- Two thumbs up �������� Just fantastic ! Thank you
The mechanic James is a complete rip off as stated above. Him and his mother are both in cahoots. Quotes one price on the curb, goes inside of his "office" and comes back with something totally different. The shop is a mess, there is no sitting area and expects for you to ask after standing around and waiting for two hours for a brake job with my young child rather or not he accepts cash or card. Something illegal is going on there rather it be the drugs that they obviously use or insurance fraud. Just cant put my finger on it. Very rude and disrespectful in front of my child. i would not suggest this place to my worst enemy. And my brakes are still squealing after paying $170.00
The new projects are coming in! Up grading your truck we can do it! Lift kits, Baja conversions, Off road, we do it all!
This is very simple. If you want to be lied to and ripped off then by all means go by and get taken to the cleaners.The owners son Ishmael and I worked a deal whereas his shop would supply and install a new timing belt water pump kit. The kit includes a water pump, timing belt, serpentine drive belt, 2 cam seals, 1 crank seal, 1 idler pulley, 1 tensioner roller pulley, 1 water pump and gasket.After five days, Ishmael in a phone conversation said the work is complete, you are ready to go.There was also some other work to be done that was included in the price of the car "out the door".. This was some paint work on the body. That is another story, it was very sub-standard. Just plain poor craftsmanship. Over spray everywhere along with roof trim missing.After arriving at the lot with a full cash payoff I took a look under the hood. It was very apparent that no work was done, although Ishmael said the work was done and even brought out a timing belt and water pump and said this is the old one.I asked where the other replaced parts were and was told they were thrown out.I also asked for the Acura parts receipt from Tampa Acura, where I was told the parts would come from. There was no proper receipt.All in all this was my worst car buying experience ever. In the end I was lied to and cheated by this "Family Business".My $500.00 good faith deposit was not returned. Also I felt threatened by the owner for asking to walk away from the deal after attempting to negotiate for four hours.
Waste management is more than just a smelly chore. Depending on where you live, it can be complicated and subject to a variety of local laws.
People produce a lot of waste, and proper disposal of that waste is essential for maintaining healthy living environments. Not only is garbage unpleasant to be around, but it also breeds bacteria, attracts pests, and takes up more space than you might imagine. So, governments create rules to properly dispose of it.
There are four main ways the trash gets taken out:
Landfills are by far the most common form of waste disposal. In the year 2013 alone, the U.S. sent 294 million tons of trash to landfills. While many people might think of landfills as simply a hole in the ground filled with trash, they are carefully planned out and expertly constructed structures. They have bottom liners made of either clay or plastic and are covered with soil daily. Landfills are designed to prevent the trash inside from coming in contact with environmental factors, including water and air.
Landfills are different than dumps, which don't attempt to separate the garbage from the surrounding environment. Typically, landfills also have runoff collection ponds, drop-off stations, and a buffer area around the premises. This keeps everything contained and reduces the effects on the environment and community.
Recycling means using existing material to create new products. The goal is to reduce pollution associated with creating new materials and decrease waste going to landfills. A wide range of commonly used products can be recycled, including:
While the U.S. has no national recycling laws, some state and local governments have implemented their own requirements.
Incineration, also called waste-to-energy, involves burning trash, usually to produce electricity for homes or businesses. Though this practice is common in Europe, the U.S. has been hesitant to adopt this method of waste disposal. However, some cities are beginning to embrace the technology. As recycling costs have gone up and participation in recycling efforts have gone down, some cities are turning to incineration for their garbage removal.
Composting refers only to organic substances, like food and paper waste. Composting quickly breaks down matter, and the resulting material can be used for agricultural or landscaping purposes, as it is filled with nutrients that are great for plants.
Garbage is something most people don't want to handle more than they have to. Thankfully, cities arrange for workers to take your trash away for you. But, did you know that there are different types of trash that require different people to handle?
Trash removal refers to the waste collectors who come to your curb or building's dumpster on a weekly basis to remove the trash. This expense might be included in your utility bill, rent payment or another bill every month. However, you might have other options, depending on where you live. If you decide to hire an independent company instead of relying on the city-provided services, you might be able to save a little bit of money. Most trash removal companies charge between $10 and $40 per month, or $140 to $250 per year.
Junk removal handles items you don't want in your home anymore but can't easily dispose of yourself or in your regular trash. These items might include old furniture, tires, or appliances. Pricing generally depends on the scope of the task. For example, hauling away a hot tub will probably be more difficult than doing so for a couch. Therefore, hot tub removal will be more expensive - generally around $130 - than taking away the couch, which might fall closer to $80. However, some cities may have options to have your large items picked up for free. Check with your local waste management department to find out if this is available in your city and how you can arrange it.
If you separate your compostable garbage from your regular trash, you can pay for a company to come around to pick up your yard and food waste. This generally costs around $100.
Some states and cities have specific recycling rules, like Connecticut and San Francisco. If you live in one of these areas, your city might arrange for workers to pick up your recycling in the same way they pick up your garbage. You'll still have to separate everything out, though. Most companies ask you to put paper recycling in one bin, and plastic and glass in another. Some will also give the option to pick up unsorted recycling for a fee. Some recycling may get sticky, but unless there's solid food or debris stuck on, you probably don't have to worry much about residue.
When recycling pizza boxes and other similar items, rules may vary between cities. Find out from your city's recycling or waste management department to find out the rules about pizza boxes. If they do accept them, it's a good idea to scrape all the cheese and fallen toppings away before recycling the box.
Usually, regular recycling removal costs between $5 and $25 per month if you have one paper bin and one plastic and glass bin. If you have more than this, a fee of $2.50 to $7.50 per bin might be tacked on.
Like junk, waste is comprised of items or substances that you can't easily get rid of yourself. However, it's not always the size that makes removal more difficult. Rather, it's the composition. Waste generally refers to items or substances that could be dangerous to people and the environment, like chemicals, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, old latex paint or debris from a construction project. Solid waste removal generally costs around $160; hazardous waste will cost anywhere between $50 and $100, depending on how much it weighs. Construction waste can usually be taken away for about $200.
Before tossing hazardous waste items in the trash, it's best to look into local rules. Some governments have laws about throwing away batteries, latex paint and other potentially toxic substances. Call your city's waste management department to find out what rules apply to you.
When handling waste, it's important to know how to keep yourself and anyone around you safe. Certain materials can be potential safety hazards. For example, improper handling of chemicals can harm your health, and construction debris haphazardly left around can lead to an injury.
Safety Tips for Handling Hazardous Waste:
Some common examples of hazardous waste you might encounter include:
The average U.S. household generates more than 20 pounds of hazardous waste every year. However, not everyone knows how to dispose of it. Often, these potentially harmful substances get stowed away until the family moves or does a major cleaning overhaul.
Safety Tips for Handling Construction Waste:
When performing do-it-yourself home upgrades, you may encounter dangerous materials on your own. For example, asbestos, a harmful substance that was previously a popular insulative material, may be found in older homes. If you're handling asbestos on your own:
Other materials, like broken pieces of wood or boards with nails sticking out, should be directly disposed of into your rented dumpster or a designated waste pile. Be sure everyone working with you knows where this is. Also, see that everyone is wearing protective clothing, close-toed shoes, and work gloves. Safety goggles are never a bad idea, either.
If you're new to your area or have questions about trash, recycling, or compost removal options, contact your city's waste management department. Additionally, if you are working on something new that will require additional trash, waste, or junk removal, it's always a good idea to get more information about this prior to beginning your project. If you aren't sure about how to dispose of something, like an old car battery or asbestos you found in your home, contact your local waste management department to find out what they suggest.
If you're putting on a big event or working on a large construction project, your kitchen trash can might not be big enough to hold all of your refuse. Dumpsters can usually be rented from your local waste management department or a close-by dumpster rental company. They are typically rented out on a per-week basis, so they are great for multi-day jobs. But if your project or event will be completed in one day, it might be more cost effective to pay for a junk removal service.
Dumpster-rental costs vary widely, depending on how long you'll need the dumpster and what size you choose. Common sizes include:
The most popular size is the 20-yard dumpster, which is commonly used for outdoor projects or home remodels. Bigger options, like the 30- and 40-yard dumpster, are generally used for major home renovations. They are also ideal for community cleanup events. The smallest sizes can be great for major home clean-outs in the spring or small do-it-yourself remodeling jobs.