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Breaking News- September 2013


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Breaking News- September 2013

  1. 1. Top 5 Reasons Your Check Engine Light May Come On Here are the top 5 reasons why your check engine light may come on: 1. Oxygen Sensor needs replacing. It only costs a couple hundred dollars to replace and ignoring it can cause your catalytic converter to fail, in addition to definitely lowering your gas mileage. 2. Loose or Faulty Gas Cap. It silly but a broken gas cap can lower your gas mileage and increase emissions. At just a couple of bucks to replace, it’s a must do! 3. Replace Catalytic Converter. This is the big one. Your catalytic converter should never fail if you’re keeping up with regular maintenance. 4. Replace Mass Airflow Sensor. Your mass airflow sensor shouldn’t fail if you’re getting your air filter replaced once per year as part of your regular maintenance. If it does fail, you will have increased emissions, decreased gas mileage and you could stall! 5. Replace Spark Plugs and Wires. Plugs and wires wear out over time. It’s an inexpensive part of your regular maintenance to get them replaced according to your factory recommended maintenance schedule. Whatever the cause, get your car in quickly if the check engine light comes on, because it could be an easy fix that will save you on a BIG repair. Article compiled from Men and Women See Color Differently Ladies, don't blame the men in your life for failing to distinguish between eggshell and ecru, and men, take heart: it's not your fault. Scientists have found that women were significantly more capable of discerning subtle differences of None of the researchers can readily account for why such neurophysiologic differences exist between genders, and it remains for future studies to explore what effects the color imbalance between men's and women's brains might have on everyday life. It does, however, explain why couples have so much trouble choosing what color to paint the nursery. shade along the color spectrum, especially in the mid-range of yellows and greens. Men's vision was also apparently skewed relative to women's, as male participants who saw light of identical wavelengths as their female counterparts consistently perceived it as lower on the spectrum, e.g. orange appearing yellow, green appearing blue. Keeping Your Mind in Tip-Top Shape…Not Just Your Car! September 2013 September Events Sep 2: V-J Day Sep 2: Labor Day Sep 4(evening): Rosh Hashanah starts Sep 8: Grandparents Day Sep 11: Patriot Day Sep 13(evening): Yom Kippur starts Sep 22: Autumnal Equinox Sep 29: Coffee Day Have a Question About Your Car? Just give us a call! We always enjoy hearing from our valued customers. 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. Feel free to give us a call at (941) 485-4061 The Funny Bone Football Season is Back… A man had 50 yard line tickets for the SuperBowl. As he sat down, he noticed that the seat next to him was empty. He asked the man on the other side of the empty seat whether any one was sitting there. “No,” the man replied, “The seat is empty.” “This is incredible,” said the first man. “Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the SuperBowl, the biggest sporting event in the world, and not use it?” The second man replied, “Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away. This will be the first SuperBowl we haven’t been together since we got married in 1967.” “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. That’s terrible. But couldn’t you find someone else … a friend or relative, or even a neighbor to take the seat?” The man shook his head. “No, they’re all at the funeral.” Labor Day It Should Mean “NO LABOR”-ing for YOU! See inside… 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! Hours Monday – Friday 8am – 5:30pm
  2. 2. Congratulations to John Cokley!! Winner of the Royalty Rewards Joke of the Week Monthly Drawing for a $20 Gift Card! Corn on the Cob Cupcakes Vanilla Frosting colored with Yellow liquid food coloring 24 Vanilla Cupcakes, baked in white paper liners 3 1/2 cups small yellow, cream, or white jelly beans, such as Jelly Belly 4 pieces yellow fruit chews, such as Laffy Taffys or Starbursts 1 tablespoon black decorating sugar 1 tablespoon white decorating sugar 8 sets of corn holders (optional) Working with 3 cupcakes at a time, frost cupcakes with yellow frosting. Arrange 5 rows of jelly beans, close together, on each cupcake. Place the 3 cupcakes side by side on a corn dish or serving platter to resemble an ear of corn. Repeat process with remaining cupcakes, frosting, and jelly beans. Cut the fruit chews into eight 1-inch squares. Soften the edges slightly by hand so that they look like melted butter. Place 1 square on top of each ear of corn. Sprinkle with sugars. Insert a corn holder in the end of each ear of corn, if using. Serve. Thanks for the Kind Words “This was my 2nd time at 1 Stop. Both experiences were excellent. The staff is polite and experienced. Both times my issues were resolved to my satisfaction. Cost was competitive with Toyota where I had my car serviced for 8 years. I would recommend them without hesitation.” - Anthony Romano You Are The BEST! Thank you to all of our amazing clients that have referred us business time after time. Our business depends on the positive comments and referrals from people just like you. Every month we take a moment to thank the clients who have sent us the greatest number of referrals over the past month! John Greenwood Eric & Lisa Reintsema Coffee Puzzler Client of the Month Each month, we are thrilled to select one special client who has touched our hearts and brought a smile to all of us. Thank you to this month’s Client of the Month! Thank you for your support of our business and we look forward to seeing you soon! This month’s Client of the Month is Diane Robarts See insert for more on Diane... AGAVE CAPPUCCINO MACCHIATO COCOA COFFEE CREAM FROTH HONEY LARGE MOCHA SAUCER STEAM STRAW SUGAR TRAVEL MEDIUM Oatmeal’s Secret Medicinal Use If you suffer from eczema, you can find a great remedy in your kitchen pantry: oatmeal. But instead of eating the oats, the trick is to add them to the bathtub. "Oatmeal is one of the natural remedies that acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and soothes the itching caused by eczema," says Badreshia-Bansal, of the University of California, San Francisco. According to Reed, of the Denver Skin Clinic, add 2 to 4 cups of finely ground rolled oats to a bath and soak for 15 minutes. Then rinse your body thoroughly, because any leftover oatmeal on the skin might irritate as it dries. Moisturize after you leave the tub. CAFÉ CUP JAVA LATTE MILK MUG SMALL SKIM
  3. 3. Do You Want To Win Our GRAND PRIZE? Take the trivia challenge and you just might win! Every month, look for the new trivia question. If you are one of the first 15 people to call us with the right answer you will be eligible to win the prize. Your name will be entered into the monthly drawing. The winner will receive this month’s GRAND PRIZE: $25 Bonefish Grill Gift Card! Congratulations to last month’s winner: Nancy Testa Here is this month’s trivia question: If your check engine light comes on, which is the biggest concern? A. Faulty gas cap B. Replace catalytic converter C. Oxygen sensor needs replacing D. Replace spark plugs and wires Call right now with your answer to (941) 485-4061! Bionic Cockroaches to the Rescue! A new wave of first responders is being created at North Carolina State University's iBionics Laboratory: biobot cockroaches. These biological robots (hence the word "biobots") are live insects with high-tech upgrades: electrodes are inserted into their antennae, and magnets are glued to their backs to hold a pack containing a wireless control system in place. The packs carry a locator beacon and tiny microphone to pick up, for example, cries for help in an emergency situation. The cockroaches can be steered remotely through electric pulses in the electrodes that stimulate the antennae, making the insect think there's an obstacle in the way that it has to maneuver around. These cyborg cockroaches could be used as first responders in situations too dangerous for humans to enter. Their biological, autonomous survival instincts make them "really useful in uncertain, dynamic environments," according to assistant professor of engineering Alper Bozkurt, who led the project. He also hopes that this project will help people appreciate these hardy little insects. Cut Your Workouts in Half and Lose MORE Weight! Pick up the pace for all-over fat burning. Introducing short bouts of vigorous activity can speed up weight loss and cut your workout time by up to half or more. Australian researchers found that women who alternated just 8 seconds of high-intensity exercise with 12 seconds of low-intensity activity for 20 minutes, 3 times a week, slimmed down faster than steady-paced exercisers who worked out twice as long. Those who did intervals lost up to 16 pounds, shrunk their bellies by “Before I got married, I had 6 theories about bringing up children; now I have 6 children and no theories.” ~ John Wilmot The Funny Bone Sign at the gym  12% and their thighs by 15%, and gained, on average, 1 1/2 pounds of metabolism- revving muscle in 4 months--without dieting! That sounds better than endless walking or running on the treadmill! Did You See The Great Offers On The Next Page???? Check it out!!
  4. 4. IN THIS ISSUE Top 5 Reasons Your Check Engine Light Might Come On Men and Women See Color Differently Corn on the Cob Cupcake Recipe Oatmeal’s Secret Medicinal Use Bionic Cockroaches to the Rescue Cut Workouts in Half, Lose MORE Weight Win The Grand Prize September Events Money Saving Offers And More!!! This free issue of Braking News is being sent to you from your friends at 401 S. US 41 By-Pass Venice, FL 34285 (941) 485-4061 SAVE THE DATE CLIENT APPRECIATION DAY SATURDAY, NOV 9th 401 S. US 41 By-Pass, Venice, FL 34285, (941) 485-4061 Expires 9/30/13 – Must Present Coupon – Cannot Be Combined with another Offer $25.00 OFF ANY Repair or Service over $100 September is a BUSY MONTH! We’ll make it easier! •Oil, Lube &Filter Change •Complete Brake Inspection •Tire Rotation &Air Pressure Check •Inspect Belts & Hoses •Inspect Under Vehicle, Suspension & Exhaust •Check For Leaks of Oil, Transmission, Power Steering & Coolant •Inspect Condition Of Battery & Charging System •Inspect All Safety Lights and Wiper Blades •Check Anti-Freeze for Proper Levels •Check For Tune-Up Must Present Coupon Expires 9/30/13 A Special Offer On Michelin Tires! Purchase a Set of 4 Michelin Tires and Receive $50.00 OFF at time of purchase PLUS A $70.00 Mail In Rebate Total Savings of $120.00! Offer Valid Through Friday, August 30, 2013 Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon Expires 9/24/13
  5. 5. Labor Day Labor Sale Why is it called Labor Day? We think it should be called No Labor Day! That’s right … No Labor for You! And an awesome Labor Sale from us! If you need repairs on your car, for the month of September ONLY, we’ll give you a break in honor of Labor Day! September Labor Day Labor Sale For the month of September ONLY… In honor of Labor Day… If you spend… $50.00-$100.00 Take 5% 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 This amazing offer cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon, because, come on … it’s AWESOME! You get to take it easy AND you can take it easy on your wallet too!! Remember, this offer is ONLY for the month of September and we book up FAST! So call right now to get your appointment! 401 S. US 41 By-Pass Venice, FL 34285 (941) 485-4061
  6. 6. September  Client  of  the  Month-­  Diane  Robarts   Diane  Robarts  is  a  mother  of  three  grown  children,  a  grandmother  to  an   adorable  little  granddaughter,  a  Doctor  of  Oriental  Medicine  (DOM)  and  a   small  business  owner.   “I  moved  to  Florida  31  years  ago,”  Diane  said.    “I  grew  up  in  a  small  town   in  Indiana,  so  when  I  decided  to  open  a  business  I  chose  Venice,  because  it   reminded  me  of  the  small-­‐town  feeling  I  had  in  Indiana.”   Diane  is  both  state  licensed  and  board  certified  and  has  been  practicing   acupuncture  and  Oriental  Medicine  in  Venice  since  2006  at  her  office   located  at  312  E.  Venice  Ave.   “A  lot  of  people  go  through  a  midlife  crisis,  I  went  through  a  midlife  career   change,”  Diane  said.  “I  went  back  to  school  for  a  5-­‐year  program   condensed  into  a  3-­‐year  program  with  over  3,000  hours,  including   academic  studies  and  clinical  work.”   As  a  Doctor  of  Oriental  Medicine,  Diane  covers  the  areas  of  Chinese  herbal   therapy,  nutrition  therapy,  Chinese  massage  therapy  and,  of  course,   acupuncture.       “It’s  a  very  rewarding  career,”  said  Diane.  “I’m  a  people  person.    All  of  my  patients  are  wonderful.    To  see   the  results  of  their  overall  health  improving  is  fantastic.”   When  not  at  her  practice,  Diane  plays  trivia  every  Thursday  night  at  the  British  Open  Pub.    She  likes  to   rollerblade  and  gets  together  monthly  with  the  girls  for  a  girls  night  out.    She’s  an  avid  reader  of  all  types   of  genres  and  is  an  avid  football  fan.     “I  don’t  fit  the  typical  female  profile,”  Diane  said.  “I  hate  shopping  and  I  love  sports.  I  follow  the  Bucks,  but   I  grew  up  being  a  cheesehead.  My  friends  won’t  call  me  on  Sunday  because  they  know  I’m  watching   football.”   When  Diane  first  moved  to  Venice  in  2006,  she  asked  around  for  a  good  mechanic.   “Of  the  first  four  people  I  asked,  three  told  me  to  come  to  1  Stop  Car  and  Truck  Repair.”     Diane  has  learned  through  personal  experience  that  the  staff  at  1  Stop  has  integrity.         “Integrity  is  a  number  one  priority  to  me,”  said  Diane.    “I  also  appreciate  that  they  go  above  and  beyond.   Most  service  places  don’t  do  this.”       Diane  recalls  an  example  where  she  had  her  brakes  replaced  at  1  Stop  and  got  an  unexpected  surprise.       “After  the  work  had  already  been  done,  Rich  later  called  and  told  me,  ‘The  brakes  we  installed  have  a  new   rebate.  I’ve  already  filled  out  the  card  and  sent  it  in  for  you.    You  should  be  receiving  the  rebate  money  in   the  mail  soon.’”     “I’ve  always  had  top-­‐notch  service  at  1  Stop  Car  and  Truck  Repair,”  Diane  said.    “They’re  always  friendly   and  professional.    I  make  it  a  point  to  refer  people  I  know  to  1  Stop.  I  will  go  to  no  one  else.”