Stains on the driveway or on your garage floor are annoying - and indicators of possible service or repair work.
Here's how to decipher them - (bring a rag - you'll need to touch the stain):
Black stain: - it's probably engine oil.
Reddish stain: - it could be transmission fluid.
Greenish stain: If it's greenish or has a greasy/slimy feel on your fingers or feels thinner than motor oil, it may be coolant or antifreeze.
Water: Water that drips beneath the vehicle and dries without leaving a stain is from the AC system and is generally nothing to worry about.
Regardless of the stain's source, it should be inspected immediately. Leaking fluids can reduce their safe operating level, which could lead to greater problems. Tell your J&C technician about the garage or driveway stains and have the vehicle looked at.
How Do I tell a New Stain from an Old One?
Place a piece of cardboard or a paper grocery bag under the engine when you're home for the evening and check it in the morning. A fresh stain on the cardboard or bag, means you'll need to have the vehicle inspected soon.
Give us a call here at J&C, 630-968-9827.
Good morning Platinum Members; when you have a minute, please visit our Proforma site to see if we can help you design your company message reflecting your thanks for their business, and your personal seasonal greeting. As always you will receive a proof of the job for your approval before any production begins.
Please click on the link below and peruse a 36 page catalog for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Holiday cards.
Please contact us with your questions, ordering, etc.
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Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation partners to raise funds to help eliminate breast cancer.
Hello Platinum members:
With the purchase each Pampering Satin Hands Set ($34), I am donating a half of my profit sales to the foundation. Satin Hands is a three-step system that helps keep hands feeling renewed, soothed and pampered. Comes in peach or fragrance free. These sets are the most popular gift for the holidays and other special occasions.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. Here are some stats.
• Approximately 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers are inherited.
• Approximately 80 percent of women who get breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease.
• Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women (excluding skin cancer).
• In her lifetime, one out of seven women will develop breast cancer.
• Only 6 percent of breast cancer cases occur in women under age 40.
• In women whose breast cancer is diagnosed at an early state, 98 percent survive more than five years.
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Proforma can coordinate with multiple vendors to put together all of the required pieces for your complete promotional marketing campaign.
Proforma can coordinate with multiple vendors to put together all of the required pieces for your complete promotional marketing campaign. For a single source solution for your promotions in DuPage County, contact Jim, at 630-734-9911 or firstname.lastname@example.org WB/BR Chamber of Commerce Member, Platinum Networking Associates Member.
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Come and join us at the Asylum Xperiment! S&D Prime Maintenance will have a table and will be handing out treats novelty items.
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Addison, IL 60101
Alkaye Media a Digital Branding Agency, using the Power of video and the internet to tell the story of any business
A few weeks back, I spoke of the trend to use video in the marketing of your business. Each day, more and more evidence of that need is being brought forward. Take a look here and see for yourself the way video grabs and holds your attention.
We live in a fast-paced visual world. People who watch videos retain 60% more of your information than they do with print. Don’t you think it’s time to make your tell your story in a better way? Alkaye Media has many cost effective packages to suit your budget.
If not, now….then when?
Call us. 630/ 971-8700. Consultations are always free.
Here Are Some Tips for How to Winterize Your Car Before the Cold Weather Settles In
Many people fail to realize the importance of "winterizing" their car for the cold months ahead of us. October is "Fall Car Care Month" and a good time to start thinking of how to prepare for winter for your car.
Here are some tips as to what you should winterize now for your car's and your safety in the upcoming winter months:
Check the tire tread depth and air pressure on your tires. These will ensure you are getting good fuel economy during the fall months and are crucial in the winter months when driving in inclement weather. The air pressure and tire tread depth will affect how much contact your tire has with the road and it's grip on the road.
Make sure you check your antifreeze. It is a good idea to have your coolant system flushed and refilled before winter is upon us.
It is important to check your oil and, in most cases, have it changed every 3,000 miles. This is even more imporant in winter months as dirty oil can contribute to even more problems in the colder months. Also make sure you have your oil filter changed as well.
Make sure the battery in your car and it's charging system is checked before the winter. With the colder weather battery failure becomes more common.
Also if you are due for a tune-up this fall, don't put it off until after the winter.
Minor problems can become more significant in the cold weather as your engine has to work harder during the colder months.
Test your heater and defroster before the colder months arrive. This may sound strange when it's still in the 60's and 70's outside, but it's best to make sure these components are working when you still have plenty of time to get them repaired. Check your wiper blades are they worn?
If so, get them replaced before the winter months arrive. They now have wiper blades designed specifically for the inclement weather winter brings with it.
Walk around your car and inspect your headlights, are they property aligned? If not, get them fixed now. It does little good if your headlights are aimed well above the road surface when driving in poor visibility and can actually be a hindrance.
Finally but definitely not least, make sure you check your brakes.
Braking distance will be increased in inclement weather, don't let worn brakes add to this condition.
Remember, winter will be here soon. It's best to start to winterize your car now so you know what repairs need to be made.
This way you can spread out the expenses over the next couple of months and find time to get your car into our shop.
A Prepared Vehicle for Winter is a Safe Vehicle.
Call us at 630-968-9827 today, to schedule an appointment.
One important thing I’ve learned over the last 20 years of teaching folks how to get more referrals and personal introductions, is that while the product or service you sell is important and contributes to your referability, the most important factor in getting referrals – especially without asking for them - lies in the Experience you bring your prospects and clients through.
Here are 4 places for you to examine with the question, “What experience am I providing? What can I do to make this experience smoother, more valuable, and/or more enjoyable?”
Prospect’s Initial Experience
I’ve written a lot about this over the years. You want to bring so much value in your first couple of meetings that your process becomes referable. They think of other people who should go through the same process. The two most important parts of this initial experience are the questions you ask that get them thinking in ways they haven’t thought before and what you teach them so they understand and see new possibilities.
New Client Onboarding Experience
Many types of businesses have discovered the power of the “Onboarding Experience.”
- Luxury car dealers walk new owners through the special features of the car.
- Financial professionals create a Client Binder for saving printed statements and many other important documents.
- Some replacement window manufacture reps sell the window and move on. The ones I’ve trained help the customer throw a party to show off their new windows and doors.
- We try to help our coaching clients experience a very fast result with our strategies.
Continued Client Experience
Do you have, use, and talk about your Client Service Promise? Read that sentence again! Have? Use? Talk about with prospects and clients? What goes into this promise?
- Continuous Value: Bringing value to the client in the form of good questions, education, introductions to other resources, etc. – between your client-review meetings.
- Business Friendships: Making your relationship much more than the core work you do. Business Friendships shield your clients against the competition and turbo-charge your referability!
Your Referral Experience
Once you get a referral – whether you asked for it or it was volunteered – how your referral source experiences your processing of that referral will help you get more referrals (or not).
1. Treat the prospect like royalty.
2. Keep the referral source in the loop.
3. Say “thank you” for the referrals they provide.
4. Get your new client to thank the referral source for introducing them to you. This is huge!
I'm curious. What are you doing to get more referrals, introductions, appointments, and turn those prospects into new clients? Send me your best practices so I can share them with others. What are your greatest challenges? Send them to me and I'll do my best to help. My direct email is BillCates@ReferralCoach.com.
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