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What To Look For When Buying A Used Car

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 @ 03:36 PM

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Ever thought about what you should look for when buying a used car? Where should you go? What are the signs that it’s a good buy? Well take a look into what we have to say about what you are about to purchase.

First and for most,take the car on a test drive. Look and feel for issues. Check the lights to make sure everything is working optimally. Make sure to test it on both city and highway roads. If anything seems unusual notify your salesman.

Check the inside and out for bumps and bruises. These can play a huge factor in the condition of your “future” car. Within the inside of the car check the upholstery carefully as well as any repairs that need to be made. ALWAYS open the hood and take a good look at the engine and all its parts. Dirt and rust can be a strong indication there may be issues down the road.

Check for leaks. Once you have taken the car out for a test spin, park it in a clean area and wait about a minute. If something comes out of the bottom of the car, specifically something black tis could indicate the oil is leaking. If green comes out, this means your antifreeze is leaking and if pink fluid comes out this can mean your transmission is out.

Do the research! Know you make and model better than the salesman. Look at what people say about the car. How it withholds through the years.

Last but not least take it to a mechanic. A professional opinion is always the best. Ask them if they think it is worth the price your paying. Let them take a look into the mechanics to make sure everything is working well.

If you have the time run a history report on the car. This will tell you if it has ever been in an accident. These reports are available from dealers or ordered online. CARFAX is a great company who offers one of the most comprehensive car reports available to purchase. Follow these steps to insure you are buying the right car for you and your family.

Yummy Yummy Pumpkin Seeds

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Oct 21, 2014 @ 09:30 PM


The season is here for everyone to start carving their pumpkins. Buts whats better than pumpkin carving? The delicious pumpkin seeds from within!

Check out our employee’s favorite pumpkin seed recipes:

Before you begin!:
  • Place seed in a colander to remove strings and “bad” seeds
  • Pat them dry with a paper towel and speed them out on a baking sheet to allow drying overnight
  • P.S. you want all the moisture gone before you cook them


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RANCH

Ingredients:
Pumpkin Seeds
Olive Oil
Dry Ranch Seasoning

Instructions:
Toss seeds with a small amount of Olive Oil until they are slightly coated
Mix with dry ranch seasoning
Cook at 300 degrees for 45 minutes (stir every 10 minutes)

SWEET

Ingredients:
Pumpkin Seeds
Corn Syrup
Cinnamon
Sugar

Instructions:
Toss pumpkin seeds with 2 tablespoons of corn syrup until lightly coated
Then coat seeds with cinnamon sugar mixture (amount depending on seeds)
Cook at 300 for 45 minutes (stir everyone 10 minutes)

SPICY

Ingredients:
Pumpkin Seeds
Olive Oil
Cayenne Pepper
Garlic Powder

Instructions:
Coat seeds in olive oil
Mix garlic powder and cayenne pepper to create the perfect spice
Cook at 300 degrees for 45 minutes (stir every 10 minutes)

EVERYTHING

Ingredients:
Butter
Olive Oil
Salt
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Cracked Pepper

Instructions:
Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a dish. Mix in olive oil
Pour butter and oil over seeds
Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
Bake for 40 minutes at 300 degrees (stir every 10 minutes)

 

 

Anatomy Of Your Garage Door

Posted by Bob weidner on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Have you ever thought of the anatomy of your garage door? Probably not BUT knowing the parts of your door and how they work could really benefit you in long run. When there is a problem, you’ll know how to easily identify it and fix it or call a specialist when the job gets too big.

 

Follow along as we take you through the 7 aspects of your garage door.

 

Torsion Spring : This is used to counterbalance the doors weight in order to be lifted easily. This is the most dangerous part of your garage door. This spring is under constant tension. Tampering with it can cause serious injury so give an expert if you think the torsion spring is causing the issue.

 

Track : Guides the door up the ceiling and back. The track is one of the main aspects of your garage’s daily use. Preforming a seasonal check to make sure they are working optimally is beneficial. Make sure the track is clear of any debris or parts. If you are located in a salty area, corrosion can occur so be sure to give your specialist a call to insure you are using the right materials.

 

Roller : Rides inside the track, which move every time you open and close your garage door. Sometimes these rollers can become warn. Contact a specialist to learn more about how to properly replace them.

 

Hinge : Connect the horizontal sections. Sometimes these hinges can become noisy. A simple lubrication or oiling can fix it. If the problem continues, you may need to replace your hinges.

 

Section : The sections of your garage door are linked to the hinges and help fold the door as it is raising and lowering. Every garage door style has a different type of sectioning. These normally hold up well over time.

 

Lock Bar : Engages with the track to prevent the door from opening. This is used as a security measure to insure no one can enter your garage while it is closed.

 

Weather Stripping : Seals the door edges to prevent air flow. This prevents the inside of your garage from being subject to the elementsAnatomy of a garage door

 

 

Tags: Garage Door Repairs, Overhead Door, Garage Door Maintenance, Home Improvement, Home Safety, Garage, Garage Door, Garage Safety

Why Your Should Invest In A New Garage Door

Posted by Bob weidner on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 @ 01:50 PM

Yeah, yeah, your garage door isn’t exactly high on your list of things to improve on your home. But have you ever thought about what it is doing to your curb appeal? The holidays are coming, the seasons are changing, and family is on their way. Lets see what we can do to impress them!

 

Remodeling magazine’s 2014 Cost vs. Value survey shows that homeowners who upgrade their garage doors with wither mid-range or upscale replacements can expect to see some of the best returns on investments (ROI) among popular home renovation projects. Not to mention new garage doors can be highly economical and save you on your bills given the new technology and updated seals.

 

Down the road, if you ever choose to sell you home, the survey says mid-range garage door replacements can yield an average of 83.7 percent return on investment (ROI). While an upscale door can yield an average of 82.9 percent ROI!

 

So you think that may be too high? Lets look at the difference:

 

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Try our DESIGN CENTER to see what your home would look like with one of our incredible doors.

Or schedule an appointment and choose from our large selection of garage door selections.

Tags: Overhead Door, Home Improvement, Choosing Your Garage Door, Garage, Garage Door

The Season Is Changing, So Should Your Garage

Posted by Bob weidner on Fri, Oct 03, 2014 @ 02:25 PM

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According to Texas meteorologists it looks as though our winter is going to be a colder and wetter season than in the past. (Who knows, the city may need to invest in a salt truck at this rate!) Which means you need to insure your heater is working optimally, your house needs to be aligned for the dropping temperatures BUT what about your garage? Normally the garage is something to be forgotten about but it can really make a difference in the temperature of your home as well as your heating bill when prepared for correctly 

Here are a few things to know:

Check your batteries: cold temperatures can drain them. Make sure to replace your old remote batteries. No one wants to be stuck outside in the winter!

Use your garage door: using your garage door daily keeps it from freezing shut and ultimately everything will work better. If those temperatures do get below freezing, add a little salt to the ground to provide sure footing.

Grease it up: most mechanical devices need a little grease every now and then. The cold causes metal to contract and will place an added strain to all working parts on the door. Be sure to apply a generous amount of lubrication to the hinges, bushings, and roller.

Check your seals: last but not least your seals need to be tight and trim. This will effect the insulation in your garage as well as your heating bill. If the seals are not installed correctly or are starting to erode, cold air will start to seep in and cool your house.

Be aware that only professionals can work on these seals so make sure to give us a CALL today!

Tags: Home Improvement, Garage Door, Seasonal

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