Friday, April 15, 2011

Smile & Be happy....

If you’re not using your smile, you’re like a person with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Adding Glamour to your ride!

It has been couple of days since I posted any blogs. I was busy looking at some spanking new products that would enhance my ride. I had been thinking of going to the car dealership to upgrade some features of my car, but the exorbitant prices they charge discouraged me. Recently I found an online store where one can buy OEM Car Parts for the right price and get it installed at a local garage or if one is handy it can be self accomplished.

Well, naturally I was thrilled by the fact that Auto Parts were so affordable here while at the dealership they cost so much more. For example I wanted to replace the A/c compressor in my Saturn L series vehicle. The dealership had quoted $1,500 including labor for the job. When I questioned the rationale they had said there was a parts cost of $1200 and $300 was for labor. Here on OEM Auto Parts the cost of a brand new OEM compressor is only $495. This is indeed a significant savings.

I now understand how car dealerships make so much money, they simply overprice everything, just because they are bigger corporations. I believe that we can accomplish the same upgrades to our cars at a much lower price if we buy parts here and install it ourselves or get it done at a local mechanic.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Walking/ Hiking Trail

The woods beckon me to walk and explore, and enjoy the bounty of nature. I turn around to see the world around me and realize that there are miles to drive before I can stop the car and get into the trail. For now it is going to be walking along the Wilson Creek Park trail in McKinney, Texas.