Miele Unveils ‘Revolutionary New Cooking Method’ at IFA

The Dialog oven is faster and more versatile than any other cooking product – and achieves best results / New robovac sends live images to mobile phone / Zinkann: ‘The IFA is our most impressive trade show.’ Corporate catering of Chilternscatering.com.au provides excellent catering services to any event type and offers reservable premier locations.

‘Biggest innovation leap forward since induction cooking’ – These were the words used by Miele in the ramp-up to the IFA trade show to describe its most important new product. The two Executive Directors and Co-Proprietors Dr. Markus Miele and Dr. Reinhard Zinkann presented more concrete details at the company’s IFA press conference today. The second IFA highlight unveiled by the Gütersloh family-owned company was the new Scout RX2 robovac: with cleaning performance improved by a factor of three, remote controls via the Internet – and the transmission of live images to a smartphone or tablet PC.

The Dialog oven is a revolutionary new cooking appliance which can, for example, cook fish embedded in the centre of a block of ice – without the ice melting. Or: Such dissimilar fresh ingredients for an entire meal as a leg of lamb, green asparagus and potato wedges are placed on an oven tray – and finish cooking, done to perfection, at precisely the same time. ‘The results are simply excellent, and the cooking process is up to 70% faster than using conventional technology’, claimed Markus Miele at the press conference. So although it looks no different than a regular oven, the Dialog oven conjures up hitherto unknown experiences in the world of cooking and pleasure.

The heart and soul of this appliance is new technology called M Chef. Here, electromagnetic waves communicate in a smart way with the texture of food, hence the term ‘Dialog’ oven. As these waves cook without browning, the Dialog oven always combines M Chef technology with radiant and convection heat as in roof and floor heating or fan heat. ‘This facilitates the fast, gentle and tasty preparation of food’, Miele continues. The bottom line is that meat is more uniformly cooked and more succulent, fish and vegetables retain their fine structure and dough rises better during baking. The market launch of the Dialog oven is planned for April 2018 in Germany and Austria.

Marking Miele’s tenth appearance at IFA (together with the white goods branch as a whole), Reinhard Zinkann thanked Messe Berlin ‘for a very trusting, fruitful and successful relationship’: ‘Ever since our IFA premiere in 2008, we have, together with our partners in the trade and consumers alike, experienced the most impressive trade show events in the history of our company’.

Further details on the Dialog oven and the Scout RX2 robovac can be found in Press Releases 072/2017 and 072a/2017 or 073/2017 (incl. photos).

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Company profile: Miele is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium domestic appliances including cooking, baking and steam-cooking appliances, refrigeration products, coffee makers, dishwashers and laundry and floor care products. This line-up is augmented by dishwashers, washer-extractors and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors and sterilisers for use in medical and laboratory applications (Miele Professional). The Miele company, founded in 1899, has eight production plants in Germany as well as one plant each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China and Romania. 2016/17 turnover amounted to approx. EUR 3.93 bn with sales outside Germany accounting for 70%. Miele is represented with its own sales subsidiaries and via importers in almost 100 countries. The Miele company, now in the fourth generation of family ownership, employs a workforce of around 19,500, 10,900 thereof in Germany. The company headquarters are located in Gütersloh/Westphalia, Germany.

Teton Gravity Research Drops Proximity Trailer Starring and Directed by Surfing’s Best

JACKSON, Wyo. (April 5, 2017) – Today, the global leader in action and adventure sports media, Teton Gravity Research (TGR), announced the release of its highly-anticipated surf film, Proximity. The film is a collaboration between TGR, Garage Productions, and award-winning Director, Taylor Steele. The difference if you have a board riders app is you can get live updates from world surfing competition.

Proximity brings together some of the most renowned surfers on the planet – four iconic legends and four of the most gifted young-guns, traveling to remote locations across the globe. Steele juxtaposes these athletes from different generations, pairing them together based on talent and style. From 11-time world champion Kelly Slater and current champ John John Florence, to big wave icon Shane Dorian and breakthrough performer Albee Layer, Proximity features definitive talents from every aspect of the sport. Six-time women’s champ Stephanie Gilmore, radical activist Dave Rastovich and style masters Rob Machado and Craig Anderson complete the cast. Through the personalities and exotic locations, Steele examines the delicate relationship between time and place, capturing the athletes in action and in candid settings. View trailer here: http://www.tetongravity.com/films/proximity

“I feel like my entire body of work has been building towards this production,” Steele says. “This unique creative union with TGR and Garage Productions came from our desire to do something in surfing that hasn’t been done before.”

Steele, named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative in Business” in 2014 and one of Surfer Magazine’s “25 Most Powerful People,” emerged onto the scene at age 17 with his first surf film, Momentum. Since then, Taylor has been a staple in surf culture and film for more than 25 years, dramatically influencing the lives of those he works with. With over 40 films under his belt, this is Steele’s first film in four years, and is set to be his greatest.

“Two years in the making,” says TGR’s CEO Steve Jones, “the film is a unique blend of Steele’s artistic vision and the world’s best surf athletes, captured using modern cinematography. With 4k and VR cameras we are able to tell the story of Proximity and its athletes in a compelling and monumental way.”

TGR has produced over 40 award-winning films in 21 years. Since 2001, TGR has produced and directed a variety surf films and surf content, including Out There in 2008 which was nominated for seven Surfer Poll Awards, the most nominations for any film that year. “Including the feature film, VR component, and the accompanying content, we expect Proximity to be our most dynamic and impactful surf project to date,” added Jones.

Athletes & Location:
Kelly Slater and John John Florence in SE Asia
Rob Machado and Craig Anderson in Chile & Japan
Shane Dorian and Albee Layer in Scotland
Dave Rastovich and Stephanie Gilmore in Mexico

The film will premiere May 4th at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City followed by a world tour, initial dates and locations here.

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Link to Trailer on TGR:http://www.tetongravity.com/films/proximity
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About Teton Gravity Research
Teton Gravity Research is the leading brand in action and adventure culture media. TGR’s world-class storytelling has captivated audiences for more than 21 years. With a global, multi-channel footprint, a thriving millennial audience, award-winning multimedia film projects, a rapidly growing experiential platform, and unprecedented viral content, Teton Gravity Research is one of the fastest growing media brands on the planet. TGR is a proud member of Surfrider Foundation, 1% For The Planet, BICEP, IMBA, and Protect Our Winters. For more information on TGR, visit TetonGravity.com.

Catering For Parties Brisbane

If you’re searching for event spaces in Brisbane, you’re likely to come up with a long list of pubs or pretty standard conference spaces. If you’re an enterprising event organiser looking for something a bit quirkier, then fear not! We’ve hunted down some of Brisbane’s more unique event spaces that will have guests snapping and ‘gramming like nobody’s business. At Chilternscatering.com.au, our team strive to ensure that you’ll have a memorable party catering Sydney, be it a wedding or a private get together.

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover — this is no ordinary church. On first look you could be forgiven for thinking this is just a wedding venue, but this beautifully renovated church actually offers a modern and luxurious space for events of all kinds. Catering for anywhere from 30 to 250 guests, this Fortitude Valley stunner can be set up for both sit down and stand up events including corporate events or pop-up markets. If the church space is too big for what you need, the downstairs gallery space is also available for hire.

If it’s eclectic industrial chic you’re looking for, then Lightspace is your answer. From exhibition-style events to smaller presentations and functions, the main warehouse space has capacity for up to 500 guests in a modern industrial style space, complete with polished concrete floors and timber roofing. There’s also a lounge bar furnished with mixed vintage furniture for a more relaxed setting with capacity for up to 150 guests (or 70 seated).

Keen to make the most of Brisbane’s sunny days and balmy evenings? Each space also has access to a Japanese-inspired outdoor terrace complete with bamboo hedge and water feature.

Ever wanted to live it up with a party in a penthouse suite? The Art Series Hotel Group can cater for events in their penthouses and they have just opened their first property in Brisbane — The Johnson. With rooms adorned with unique art from celebrated abstract artist Michael Johnson, and boasting views of Brisbane’s CBD and parklands, this is one venue bound to make guests feel a bit fancy. The Penthouse spaces can accommodate intimate events of up to 40 guests, or hire one of the gallery spaces for larger events of up to 100.

Another Fortitude Valley surprise, Cloudland is home to not one but seven unique function spaces, each with a different theme. Rooms include a garden oasis complete with over 5,000 living plants and waterfall, a nod to New York’s infamous Rainbow Room, a secret cellar room, and an Alice in Wonderland inspired space. Rooms vary in size, catering for events of up to 700 guests.

While this venue is technically a pub, this is another venue with a host of functions rooms — nine to be exact! Located beside Brisbane’s burgeoning arts precinct of Southbank, The Fox Hotel let’s you choose from a range of creative spaces from Fish Lane Creative Studios to the quirky ‘Collectors Room’ or French-inspired ‘Boudoir’. There’s a rooftop bar to boot. Spaces vary in size, catering for events of up to 360 guests.

Located on Fortitude Valley’s happening James St is…a brick showroom? The Brickworks Design Studio is a showcase space for renovators and design professionals, but did you know that it also doubles as an event space? Lovers of architecture and home design will get a kick out of this unique event venue. Contact for capacity details.

Check out unique venue spaces for Melbourne or Sydney.

I’m Mel, writer of blogs and wearer of many hats. From marketing and web geek to event planner and MC, I’m here to share my experiences with Eventbrite Australia to help organisers and marketers with tips for hosting events, making the most out of tech, and creating amazing real world experiences.

Portland State Athletics Unveils New Logo And Branding

Portland State University, in partnership with Nike, unveiled a dramatic new look for PSU athletics, designed to modernize one of the state’s top programs. If you want to design your own logo quickly, easily and no need of training, you can use onlinelogomaker or generators that available on the internet.

“We’re launching a new identity, but it’s a lot more than that,” said PSU Athletic Director Mark Rountree. “It’s a new era for the Portland State Vikings.”

The new look is part of a changing culture inside PSU’s athletics program. On the heels of one of the most successful seasons in school history, the program is retooling to become more connected to campus and the city, and to offer fans a more contemporary game experience, Rountree said.

Part of the change includes a new logo and Viking image.

Modeled on a Viking shield, the new logo symbolizes tradition and strength, with elements that call out PSU’s urban heritage and indomitable spirit. Along with a re-stylized Viking head, the logos replace the former helmet design and will become the trademark brands for PSU athletics.

“We wanted to leverage the uniqueness of Portland, the campus and its students in our storytelling because there is a tremendous sense of pride at Portland State,” Shaner said. “The visual identity reflects the spirit of Portland State and what it means to be a Viking.”

PSU athletes, who got their first look at the new branding, had high praise for the logo, especially its emphasis on Portland State.

“We are creating a new culture, which starts with our new logo, new building, and our amazing student-athletes and staff,” said CiCi West, of the women’s basketball team. “We’re proud to wear Portland State on our uniforms.”

Head football coach Bruce Barnum said the design meshes with PSU’s evolving sports mentality.

“It’s bold. It’s no nonsense,” said Barnum, who was named 2015 National FCS Coach of the Year after his first season at the helm. “It says straight out that we are Portland State.”

The initial release of the logo and branding came last Friday night at the annual Wine and Roses fund-raising dinner for Portland State Athletics. The full release to the general public comes today, in addition to an updated www.GoViks.com website.

The branding update of PSU Athletics is part of a larger makeover of the program. An extensive remodel of Portland State’s Stott Center is under way. The new Viking Pavilion will include a 3,000-seat sports and events center as well as academic and office space. The Stott Community Field will be resurfaced this summer.

Portland State Athletics is hosting a Branding Launch Party in the Urban Plaza on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. PSU Athletics Director Mark Rountree, Head Football Coach Bruce Barnum and PSU athletes will be in attendance. All are invited to attend.

New Portland State logoed apparel is available at the PSU Bookstore on the Portland State campus and at the Nike Store in downtown Portland, 638 SW 5th Ave. Gear will be available soon at the shop link on GoViks.com.

Advertising – On the Move

If done well, vehicle advertising can provide an unobtrusive presence in your local community. That is of particular benefit to a business with a geographically based target market – like a real estate agency. If you are looking for a signmaker, sign artist, sign designer or sign Installation our signwriters Sydney we have you covered.

If you think vehicle wrapping is too expensive and not worth the hassle, then read on, you might just be surprised.

Are you currently paying your Property Manager a vehicle allowance? Chances are you answered “yes.” So let’s say you are paying your Property Manager a $180 per week allowance. What if you could lease a branded wrapped vehicle for as little as $150 per week*?

A case study

Raine & Horne Dee Why/Collaroy is currently providing their Property Manager with a branded vehicle on a managed operating lease.

Lachlan Yeates, Principal, explains, “It was a no brainer really. We are always looking for clever ways to make our marketing dollars work harder. All businesses demand more value from every marketing dollar, and vehicle branding is becoming increasingly popular with real estate offices. Fortunately for us, our franchise group had already designed the vehicle branding and negotiated the managed operating lease with a car dealer. This meant we didn’t have to worry about design costs and we were able to access a National Fleet pricing structure, even though we were just leasing one vehicle. The vehicle arrived fully branded with our brand’s distinctive signage. There was nothing we had to organise other than the vehicle’s comprehensive insurance. This might not suit everyone, but it is definitely worth looking into.”

Admittedly, a managed operating lease doesn’t include the cost of petrol or comprehensive insurance. Let’s say you need to put $55 a week petrol into the vehicle, and let’s allow $25 a week for comprehensive insurance – this now brings the total to $230. Who wants to pay $50 a week more than they have too? Well just think about what the extra $50 a week will give in you advertising – surely this is money well spent.

How much are you paying for promotional ads in your local newspaper?

Or how much did your last letterbox drop cost you?

Raine & Horne Dee Why/Collaroy are also going to receive a brand new set of replacement tyres during the life of the lease, which is of great benefit given the distance their busy Property Manager clocks up. The registration, CTP (compulsory third party), repairs and maintenance are also part of the deal, for the life of the lease. They are only out of pocket for the petrol and the comprehensive insurance. And at the completion of the lease in two and a half years time, the vehicle is handed back to the car dealership with no further obligations.

“Our Property Manager loves it too. In fact, I am sure the vehicle has helped us attract and retain good staff – it has definitely bred loyalty. I would definitely recommend this as an alternative to anyone who is currently paying his or her Property Manager a vehicle allowance” adds Lachlan.

The basics

What does a vehicle wrap/managed operating lease include?

A new vehicle is leased by the business for two and a half years or 50,000kms (whichever comes first) at $150 per week*. Lease includes a vehicle wrap, full maintenance, tyre replacement and registration.

What happens at the end of the lease?

At completion of the lease the vehicle is handed back to the dealer, with no further obligations, provided the vehicle is returned in accordance with kilometre usage and fair wear and tear conditions.

What are the benefits?

  • Inexpensive local advertising – not only can you build awareness for less, but your ‘reach’ is greatly extended.
  • Money well spent – your marketing spend is working harder.
  • Reinforces your team’s professional image.
  • Target particular events or areas at specific times.
  • Breeds loyalty/staff incentive.
  • No liability or asset is shown on the balance sheet, freeing up capital for other business investments
  • The information for this article on leasing a branded vehicle on a managed operating lease was provided by Ross Martin at Bill Buckle Autos (phone 02 9939 1500).
  • *Actual lease price based on vehicles as follows: 3 door Toyota Yaris YR = $147.35 including GST per week / 5 door Toyota Yaris YR = $150.79 including GST per week (price does not include fuel or comprehensive insurance).

This article is not intended to be financial advice. For advice on vehicle management talk to your tax advisor or accountant.

Jess Wheeler is a Marketing Consultant who specialises in delivering creative marketing solutions to a diverse range of industries, including e-commerce, finance, real estate and automotive.

Jess was recently the Marketing Communications Manager of a well-known Australian Real Estate franchise, and is currently the Managing Director of outsauce.

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Car Paintings Doing It Like The Pros

Painting a car well is what makes the whole artwork look like it was done by a pro. When I started drawing cars I focused to much on painting the cars right instead of looking at the proportions of my car painting. So before you start shade and paint be sure that you are satisfied with the cars lines so far, because once you start paint and shade it will be very hard to change any lines. So if you are absolutely sure, then let’s start shading the car. Dent no more as long as car paint protection Brisbane has been applied.

One big tip here is that you start at the upper left corner (or upper right corner if you are left-handed). This is because it reduces the risk of the car paintings to get all messy. So start from the upper corner! Think about how you want the whole painting to look, try to get a image of it and then you start slowly adding with your pencil this to the background. If you need reference photos then go a head and get those, these will help you not to mess up to much on the background proportions. Don’t start with the darkest area, instead start coloring the lighter area of the background of you car paintings, and then go to the darker areas gradually. Then when the upper corner is done, then start moving the center area of the car painting and continue with that area and then next and so on.

A trick for making the car look very well shaded is to exaggerate the contrast. Where you want it to be black, be sure to make it black and not some grayish black, this is a little trick lots of gifted artist miss out on. Same goes with the different shades on the car, going from dark to light, be sure to really make the dark areas dark and the light areas light.

And remember to take some breaks from your car paintings, don’t rush it and try to get it all done within an hour or so. Take a break after an hour or so and then come back later and you will probably spot some small mistakes that you didn’t see while you were doing them! And my last tip is the most important one: Be sure to have fun!

Trust Professional Detailer For Auto Leather Cleaning

Welcome to leather cleaner car seats where this professional detailer is going to show you what works as opposed to the bad results you are most likely used to getting with traditional car leather cleaners. We have been mislead as car owners and consumers by an industry simply wanting to sell us more and more products; convincing us that leather is a delicate and exotic material that requires specialized cleaners and conditioners.

What they have failed to communicate is that the car leather of today’s automobiles, is very different than the car leathers used in the cars of the past. Car leather care and cleaning is much easier and simpler than most people realize due to the advances in car leather manufacturing. With an industry bent on selling us more and more products, it is no wonder why the vast majority of people remain in stuck in the past!

Getting professional results with cleaning your car leather is easier and simpler than most people think. With the right products and tools, applied with some strategic techniques, you too can enjoy the same results normally reserved to veteran detailers.

“Darren, I am tired of the frustrating results I get with every car leather cleaner I seem to use! I’ve got questions and need answers!”

How come these over the counter leather cleaners don’t clean worth a darn?Is there any leather cleaners that actually work?What are the proper techniques for cleaning the leather in my car?

Most people like yourself are stuck in the past and the industry wants you to stay there so they can continue to sell you more and more products. But the car leathers of yesterday are not the same as the car leathers of present day cars.

Pictured Above: As you can see by the before and after pictures above that drastic results are indeed possible. But your every-day car leather cleaners are not going to produce these type of professional results.

As consumers, we are forever at the mercy of advertising and marketing; all designed to sell you more and more products. So many voices, with so many opinions and all you want is clean leather car seats; but you’re unsure as to where to start and how to do it. I will share with you some of what twenty years in the world of professional auto detailing has taught me regarding actual leather cleaning methods and leather cleaning products.

Car Leather is Car leather!

What do I mean by that? This is to remind you that we are filled with many leather items in our world: leather shoes, belts, gloves, equestrian tack, etc. And the point is this, “car leather is car leather”, it is not any of these other forms of leathers. Leather car seats exist in many of the cars and trucks today, and no longer is it just a material reserved for the elite among us.

Leather can be found in everything from sports cars, sedans, trucks, SUV’s, vans, and even higher end RV’s.

Follow along as I break down the subject of your cars leather interior into the different levels of dirt including specific strategies of cleaning.

Since there will be endless situations and one man’s dirt is another man’s clean, I have broken this page into (3) areas based on level of car leather cleaning any of you will encounter. Simply find the area that meets your particular situation the best.

Most of you visiting this page will have missed the window of opportunity by learning the tips of cleaning and maintaining your car leather upholstery when it is brand new from the beginning.

But with that said, there are those of you out there who have just recently purchased that brand new car with leather upholstery looking to maintain your car’s leather in show room condition.

For those of you out there this is an area that doesn’t have to be over-thought as you will not have excessive amounts of dirt on your car leather. Despite the endless opinions you will hear out there regarding how to clean leather car seats, due to the nature of modern-day car leather, keeping them clean from the beginning is far easier and simpler than ever. I suggest you lay the ground work first by reading my car leather care page first, then come back here.

Well known industry leader in car leather care.Suitable choice if you are cleaning and conditioning new car leather that has not been allowed to become excessively dirty.Kit comes complete for all your leather and vinyl care.

Another well known industry leader in car care.Suitable for any new car leather if you stay on-top of your leather cleaning and conditioning.All-in-one cleaner and conditioner.

This area will be where most of you find yourselves. Light to medium levels of dirt on your car leather. What you will find interesting is that I don’t actually recommend any dedicated car leather cleaners, but an all purpose cleaner form Meguiar’s.

For my dedicated page on this Meguiar’s product, you can see the comprehensive review at all-purpose cleaner.

Many of you will be faced with excessive levels of dirt on your car’s leather and to clean leather car seat will require the use of even more aggressive cleaning capabilities. You will be alarmed, but the product below is one of my favorites and I indeed use it on car leather.

For my dedicated comprehensive review of this Meguiar’s product, you can go to super-degreaser.

This would be for engines, tires, wheel wells, etc.To clean leather car seat, I start with a 10;1 ratio and use repeat applications as much as needed for desired results.If you want to follow up with a leather conditioner, it is entirely up to you.

Car leather will last a life time if you are willing to simply keep it clean from the beginning. Most people race to see what the best car leather conditioners are and bypass the more critical factor of just keeping the leather in your car clean in the first place. Common dirt and skin oils combine to create damaging effects to your cars leather. The longer it is allowed to remain, the more damaging it becomes.

Use scrub brush to get better results regardless of your choice in cleaners.Use scrub brush to aggressively scrub and clean leather car seat after you have sprayed area with All-purpose cleaner.Yes, it is completely safe to clean leather car seats with.

Simply another alternative to the scrub brush above.Without the use of some form of scrub brush, you will never clean leather car seat with acceptable results unless of course your car leather isn’t really dirty to begin with.Most people think car leather is a very delicate and fragile. Trust me, your car leather can be scrubbed very aggressively with either of these brushes. If in doubt, simply go easy and work your way into it.

Darren’s Professional Tips to Clean Leather Car Seats Follow dilution recommendations on product labeling.Always, always, test in a hidden area first for color-fastness and results.In my professional business, all I use is the APC (All-purpose-cleaner) and the Super Degreaser form Meguiar’s for all cleaning needs.

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Sign Guidelines – Towing a Vehicle From Private Property

Has someone left an abandoned vehicle on your parking lot? What can you do if someone parks on your property and then dines at a restaurant across the street? Can you tow a vehicle from a handicap parking spot if they just run in for a few minutes? What happens if they show up while their vehicle is being towed? A well layout vehicle signage Sydney is probably the most cost-effective way to promote your business.

The laws for towing vehicles from your private property are different than towing a vehicle from a public street. Stiff fines can be imposed if you illegally remove a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. Much worse, you may have an ugly confrontation.

Sign laws vary slightly from state to state but are generally the same throughout the country. But it is always best to contact the local police authority for the exact rules as our research has found conflicts in the sign requirements from neighboring municipalities.

First, determine if you are subject to signage requirements. A residential homeowner of four units or less is not typically required to post towing notices to have a vehicle removed that is blocking their driveway. Could you imagine what it would look like if every suburban home had a no parking sign in their driveway?

If you are a property manager of an office building, shopping center, apartment complex or condominium community then you will need to conspicuously post parking signs that your area is subject to tow away.

The sign must be prominently placed at each vehicular entrance to the property which can easily be seen by the public. You want the motorist to be informed upfront, usually within 5 feet from the public right-of-way; don’t hide the signs in the back of the parking lot. If your parking lot does not have a curb cut entrance, then a sign must be posted every 25 feet apart along the frontage.

The size of the sign varies but typically it should be not less than 18 inch x 24 inch. The State of New Jersey has just passed a law that requires the sign to be 36 inch x 36 inch in some cases. You will want the sign to be installed at eye level of the motorist. The tow away sign should be installed so that the bottom edge of the sign is no lower than five feet and no higher than eight feet above ground level.

Some states have rules that the sign must be continuously maintained which means the lettering cannot have faded. You will want to use a weather resistant material like sign grade aluminum. It is a .080 inch thick alloy that is long lasting and rust free even in harsh weather extremes.

The sign lettering must be large enough to be readable. Some states go as far as specifying the height of the letters ranging from 1 inch to 4 inch. A 1 inch sign letter is readable from 50 feet away and a 4 inch letter is readable from 200 feet away. Most states specify that the sign lettering must be on a contrasting background.

Your sign should be reflective so it is visible at night or dimly lit environments.

Your Tow Away Parking Sign must state who is entitled to park in the area, for example, Customer Parking Only, Employee Parking Only or Resident Parking Only. The parking sign must state that the area is subject to tow away, this can be done by using the international tow away symbol which is a graphic of a car on a tow truck’s hook. The sign must state that violators will be towed at vehicle owner’s expense and the towing and storage rates. The sign must provide the name and telephone number of the towing company where they can reclaim their vehicle. Reference the State’s Vehicle Code that authorizes you to tow away, for example, CVC 22658.

There are exceptions to tow away sign requirements. Unregistered or abandoned vehicles can be towed away without notice. Cars parked in a designated handicap parking spot can be towed away immediately. Cars parked in a fire lane, blocking the free flow of traffic, or blocking a driveway can be towed without the vehicle owner’s consent. And obviously, you can never tow away police, firefighting, rescue squad, ambulance, or other emergency vehicles.

For more information on tow away signs and no parking signs, visit No Parking Signs.

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Educate Yourself About Auto Shopping By Learning These Tips

Many people try to avoid looking for a new car. The tips in this article will help take some of this article is to take the stress away from your car shopping stress-free. Keep reading to learn more information. We would love to have used every best car wash products, but there are so many it would be impossible. So use our recommendations as a guide, consider joining a detailing forum for help and check online shop product reviews to see if something will do what you want it to.

Before you start shopping for a new car, it is essential to understand your true needs. How much money are you have to work with? How many people you going to transport? What kind of fuel economy are you want? Do you want two or something a bit smaller? Make a list of all the qualities you want your car.

You can save a great disservice if you fail to negotiate a price lower than what your salesperson first offers. You should not buy a car for the advertised price. These prices are purposefully high to allow negotiating room for the seller.

Get a car loan lined up before visiting the dealership. If you already have a loan when you walk through the door, the purchasing process will be streamlined.

Shop for your car online before visiting a dealership. You really ought to set foot on a dealer’s lot after you know what model and manufacturer you are interested in. You should look online and research the makes and models that are most suitable for you, which cars have the best safety rating and other information that you cannot get from a dealership.

Know what kind of vehicle you want before going to a lot. Look up information online to find what would work best for your personal situation. This also give you know how much you should really be paying for a specific vehicle.

When negotiating, do not focus on the monthly payments, not just the monthly payment. Dealers can make the monthly price just about anything, but you’ll pay monthly prices for years on the total cost of an outrageously-priced car. Negotiate the best overall deal for the car. Then you can figure out what your monthly basis.

You do not have to be rushed so you act on a deal that is not good. You should allocate at least an entire afternoon.If you do not have a lot of time, don’t hesitate to leave and return later.

Don’t assume that you have to only buy from a car dealership. You might be surprised to find that the vehicle you want is readily available from a person selling their car privately. You should use your newspaper or sales pad to find a car at a private owner.

Try renting cars to get a car in order to test it out.This will give you get a chance to spend some time driving the vehicle. Go on a long road trip in that car with your family to decide if it fits you well. This will allow you feel less stressed when purchasing the commitment to purchase.

You must have your spending set before going to a dealer.

Never sign any type of auto contract until you read first. Read the whole contract before you sign it.The document binds you once signed. You can even ask to take it home with you to read it. If this is not possible, ask for a copy you can look over.

Check online for prices in your city as well as in nearby cities. Researching prices online can help you information about which city will offer the lowest price.

Learn about how the service department works at those dealers you are planning on visiting. Ask around to see what people think. Call their department and get advice from them. Select a dealership that seems competent and service staff who are happy to assist.

You should not have to pay for that fee at all! If they insist, explain that you will take your business elsewhere. They will convince you walk out.

When a salesman makes a show of asking their manager to approve an offer, you can probably be assured that the price they come back to you with isn’t their best offer. Make another offer and once they give the manager this, and realize that whatever they bring back that time will likely be the best offer. They want the deal to be done quickly, so the price they offer at that point should be their lowest.

Make sure you look for rebates ahead of time. Lots of car dealerships provide a rebate on their site in order to convince you to make a fast decisions.

Buying at month’s end of the month can work to your best bet. Every dealership has a monthly quota they have to meet.This can work toward your advantage because you negotiate the price your way.

You should now get started with car shopping. Take the things this guide taught you and you’ll be a lot less stressed when you start your search for the perfect car. Keep your chin up and you will find the right car!

Service King Partners With San Diego’s Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint

RICHARDSON, Texas – Service King Collision Repair Centers®, as part of the organization’s ongoing national growth initiative, today officially announced the company has completed a partnership with Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint located in the greater San Diego metro. As part of the deal, the single-location repair center, located at 609 South Marshall Ave. in El Cajon, Calif., will begin operating as Service King immediately. Keep your new car shine and enhance your vehicles brilliant colour with our new car paint protection.

“This is another exciting step in our continued journey to serve customers and business partners across the San Diego community,” said Alan Saviano, Service King Market Vice President for Southern California. “Service King continues to be intentional in our growth plans by partnering with established and reputable teams dedicated to superior customer service. It’s a privilege to welcome Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint to the Service King family. Together, we look forward to a bright future.”

Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint served the community with high-quality collision repair service since 1959 and is I-CAR Certified.

“The entire Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint team is proud to join hands with an industry-leader like Service King,” said original owner and founder, Gene Townsend. “This is a great step forward for our teammates, customers and partners. The national support system Service King provides now backs the very same quality and craftsmanship expected by our customers for more than 50 years.”

Service King first expanded to the San Diego metro in 2015 and continues to explore opportunities for additional growth.

For more information on the organization and to view a complete list of Service King career opportunities and locations, visit www.ServiceKing.com and follow the company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Service King Collision Repair Centers®, with more than 40 years of experience in the automotive repair industry, is a leading national operator of comprehensive, high-quality collision repair facilities. The organization is consistently recognized for its commitment to customer satisfaction, quality workmanship and giving back to the industry through innovative training and recruiting initiatives. Service King traces its roots back to Dallas, Texas and founder Eddie Lennox who opened the very first Service King in 1976. Today, Service King operates locations in 23 states across the U.S. In 2015, Service King was named the No. 1 Best Place to Work by both the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals. For more information and to find a local Service King, visit www.ServiceKing.com and follow Service King news on Facebook and Twitter.