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  • 1. March 2012 This free issue of Braking News is being sent to you from your friends at 1STOP TRUCK & CAR REPAIR. Thank you for being a valued customer! Keeping Your Mind in Tip-Top Shape…Not Just Your Car! Spring Cleaning (For Your Car) March EventsMar 3-18: Iditarod Do you change things around in your coat closet when theMar 8: Purim (begins at sundown) seasons change? Maybe move those fall jackets to the basementMar 11: Daylight Savings Time and dig out your flip flops, shorts, and tank tops? Your car needsBegins the same kind of attention. Here’s the checklist for yourMar 13: Ear Muff Day “Spring (Car) Cleaning”:Mar 13-Apr 2: NCAA Men’s  Switch wiper blades.Basketball TournamentMar 17: St Patrick’s Day  Change windshield washer fluid.Mar 20: First Day of Spring  Check the tires.  Check the brakes.  Change oil.The Funny Bone  Clean out trunk.Do you know that when a  Check spare tire and jack.woman wears a leather  Perform walk-around inspection (look for loose moldingsdress, a mans heart beats and hoses, paint chips, scratches, etc.).quicker, his throat gets dry, A spring checkup will make sure your car keeps running in tiphe gets weak in the knees, top shape.and he begins to thinkirrationally!? Checking the air filter, replacing wiper blades and checking the brakes are your tried-and-true ways to make sure to have a safeEver wonder why? and fun Spring!Its because she smells like anew car. Grab Your Checkbook – Cost to Raise a Child Every year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issues newA newly married man asked his statistics on the cost of raising a child from birth to agewife, Would you have married 18. The latest report says the average cost is $226,920 --me if my father hadnt left me a almost 40% more than a decade ago, CNNMoney reports. Itfortune? makes me want to call my parents and say “THANKS!!”Honey, the woman replied Have a Question About Your Car?sweetly, Id have married you, Just give us a call! We always enjoy hearing from our valued customers.no matter who left you a Whether you have a question about vehicle maintenance, a repair question, or just want to call to say Hello, we’d love to hear from you.fortune! Feel free to give us a call at (941) 485-4061 Combine 2 GREAT Spring Saturday Cleaning Specials for Your Hours 8am – 12pm Car in March! See insert…
  • 2. 15 Minute Lentil Soup Thanks for the Kind Words 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 small onion, finely chopped As always the service is 1 carrot, finely chopped excellent and everyone at 1 celery stalk, finely chopped One Stop is helpful and 1 garlic clove, mincedfriendly. It truly is a pleasure Coarse salt and ground pepper to bring my car in to be 14.5 ounces low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth serviced. Thank you. 3/4 cup cooked lentils (from a 15-ounce can), rinsed and drained 2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar - Roberta Robinson In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic; season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion softens, 3 to 5 minutes. Add broth; bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes. Add lentils and cook until soup thickens slightly, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar and season with salt and pepper. You Are The BEST! Thank you to all of our amazing Luck Puzzlerclients that have referred us business time after time. Our business CHARM depends on the positive comments CLOVER FOUR and referrals from people just like GREEN GOLDyou. Every month we take a moment HORSESHOE HATto thank the clients that have sent us IRISH LUCKthe greatest number of referrals over LEPRECAUN POT the past month! LOTTERY VEGAS Bob Karsokas NO WASH RABBIT Scott Zacharias RAINBOW RITUAL SEVEN SOCKS Client of the Month WINNEREach month, we are thrilled to selectone special client who has touched Got Milk? It Does a Body Good!our hearts and brought a smile to all Yes, it does a body good: Studies show that calcium isn’t just aof us. Thank you to this month’s bone booster but a fat fighter too. Recent research from theClient of the Month! Thank you foryour support of our business and we University of Tennessee found that obese people who went on alook forward to seeing you soon! low-calorie, calcium-rich diet lost 70% more weight than those This month’s who ate the least. Vitamin D not only allows your body to Client of the Month is absorb calcium, it’s also a super nutrient in its own right. Recent research found that adequate D levels can reduce heart disease risk, ward off John Sloley certain types of cancer, relieve back pain, and even help prevent depression, but most of us don’t get nearly enough of the 1,000+ IU daily that most experts recommend. Want to Win??? Make sure to call in with the answer to the trivia question on page 3! (Hint: the answer’s in this month’s newsletter!)
  • 3. Best Buys of the Year – Things to Buy in March Do You WantBoats: Once boat show season is over in February, you can still grabgood deals on last years models before the brand new ones come out. To Win OurFrozen Foods: Its National Frozen Food Month. It may be strange, butIm not about to argue with them. GRAND PRIZE?Gardening Tools: It may not be time to break them out yet, but if you Take the trivia challenge andshop for those gardening tools ahead of time, you can usually get a sweet you just might win!price in late winter/early spring. Every month, look for the new triviaGolf Clubs: New models are coming out for the summer, so your local question. If you are one of the first 15 people to call us with the right answer yougolf shop is pushing the old ones out the door. Grab last years set will be eligible to win the prize. Your namecheaply and youll forget all about how awesome will be entered into the monthly drawing.the new ones are. The winner will receive this month’sLuggage: Its in between vacation seasons, so GRAND PRIZE:shops are dropping prices. Grab any extra bags $25 Gift Card foryou might need for the summer in March. Bonefish Grill! Congratulations to last month’s winner of a $25 Gift Card for Bonefish Grill: A good idea is about ten percent implementation and Peter Gower hard work, and luck is 90 percent. Here is this month’s trivia question: -Guy Kawasaki The cost to raise a child according to CNNMoney is? The Iditarod Honors a Life-Saving Sprint A. $126,920 B. $196,220 The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual sled dog team race C. $226,920 across Alaska. Mushers and a team of 12-16 dogs (of which at D. $622,920 least 6 must be on the towline at the finish line), cover over 1,049 Call right now with your answer miles in 9–15 days from Anchorage to Nome. to (941) 485-4061! The event honors the most famous event in the history of Alaskan mushing: the 1925 serum run to Nome, also known as the "Great Race of Mercy." A diphtheria epidemic threatened Nome and the The Funny Bone nearest quantity of antitoxin was found to be in Anchorage. Since the two available planes were both dismantled and had never been flown in the winter, Governor Scott Bone approved a safer route. The 20-pound cylinder of serum was sent by train 298 miles from the southern port of Seward to Nenana, where it was passed just before midnight on January 27 to the first of twenty mushers and more than 100 dogs who relayed the package 674 miles from Nenana to Nome. The dogs ran in relays, with no dog running over 100 miles. The Norwegian Gunnar Kaasen and his lead dog Balto arrived on Front Street in Nome on February 2 at 5:30 a.m., just five and a half days later. The two became media celebrities, and a statue of I don’t think so… Balto was erected in Central Park in New York City in 1925! 20 Years! HOOP TIME! 1Stop is celebrating Show Us Your Roundball 20 years in business Skills For a Discount! all year in 2012! See insert …
  • 4. This free issue of BrakingNews is being sent to youfrom your friends at Celebrating 20 Years in Business!401 S. US 41 By-PassVenice, FL 34285 Scan this with your(941) 485-4061 Royalty Rewards App to call us RIGHT NOW! IN THIS ISSUE Spring Cleaning (for your car!)Cost to Raise a Child – Get Your Wallet 15 Minute Lentil Soup Recipe Got Milk? It Does a Body Good Best Buys in MarchThe Iditarod Honors a Life Saving Sprint Win The Grand Prize March Events Money Saving Offers & More! 401 S. US 41 By-Pass, Venice, FL 34285, (941) 485-4061 Just for liking 1Stop Car & Truck Repair on Facebook, We Will Give You a $20.12 OFF Your Next Visit! Just like us and write on our Wall why you love us!! Must Present Coupon Expires 3/31/12 Show Us Your SWISH for SAVINGS!! If you can hit a 3-pointer with our Nerf basketball, You’ll Get 10% off your ENTIRE bill!! Expires 3/31/12 Come Show us Your Roundball Skills!! Not valid on tires 0-$50.00 Take 5% Off Labor $51.00-$100.00 Take 8% Off Labor $101.00-$150.00 Take 10% Off Labor $151.00-$200.00 Take 13% Off Labor $201.00 & Up Take 15% Off Labor Must present coupon Expires 3/31/12
  • 5. Luck ‘O The Irish Specials Do you feel lucky? Well YOU ARE!!! You can get either of these GREAT DEALS or combine them for even more SAVINGS … The first day of Spring is almost here! Get the CHECK MY HEAT & A/C SPECIAL because March might need either one! And you probably need to have your oil changed (don’t we all push the limits on that one?) so choose the LEPRECHAUN DELUXE LUBE, OIL & FILTER. Or, even better, combine them for extra savings! You won’t need to chase down a leprechaun or spend your pot of gold on car repair this March!CHECK MY HEAT & A/C SPECIAL LEPRECHAUN DELUXE (You might use either one in March, right?) Includes: LUBE, OIL & FILTER  Check Radiator  Includes:  Flush w/ New Coolant  5 quarts of Kendall Oil + 35 point  Check Thermostat courtesy check  Check All Heater & Coolant Hoses  Chassis Lube  Pressure Check Cooling System  FREE Tire Rotation  Check Fan Clutch  FREE Brake Inspection  Clean Radiator Fins A $74.38 Value for most vehicles A $98.67 Value for most vehicles NOW $49.95! NOW $75.00! OR COMBINE THEM FOR ONLY $109.00!!! A Total Savings Of $64.05!! Call now to make your appointment to get your combined specials! These specials will expire on March 31st, 2012!! 401 S. US 41 By-Pass Venice, FL 34285 (941) 485-4061
  • 6. Hoop Time! Hoop Time!We’ve gone BASKETBALL CRAZY at 1Stop Car & Truck RepairAnd we want you to get CRAZY too… For the ENTIRE month of March, we will be Shooting Hoops for Discounts! When you bring your car in, you’ll get the opportunity to shoot a nerf basketball for GREAT SAVINGS! Get 10% off our incredible services just by showing us your SWISH!!! Call us today to schedule your appointment! Not valid on tires 401 S. US 41 By-Pass Venice, FL 34285 (941) 485-4061