Month: May 2014

3 Ways to Improve Your Car and Increase Value

Like many things in life, automobiles are an asset that depreciates and will most likely lose value over time. However, if you are looking to protect your investment as much as possible you may need to invest some time and elbow grease into your car. Below are three tips to improving your car’s appearance that can also help to increase your re-sale price.

Window Tinting DurangoDe-clutter Your Car: After all, presentation is everything! No one wants to ride around in car that is piled high with clothes, fast food wrappers, and junk. Cleaning out your car should be on you to-do list because, best of all, it’s free! You will be surprised the difference a pristine and clean car will make as opposed to a messy one. It is sure to raise your potential selling price and depending on how many things you have in your car, you could potentially improve your gas mileage.

Get Your Information in Order: Everyone can say they properly maintained their vehicle however; having the evidence in black and white can only help to assure your buyer. Keep a folder of any and all repairs and maintenance records. This proves that you have cared for your car and that is priceless to your potential buyer. If you haven’t kept your receipts, don’t worry. Check with your auto repair shop. Depending on their business practices some companies keep receipts on file for up to three years following service. Also do your homework. Have a copy of your CarFax or Experian report so that way you know what your buyer knows as well.

Make Those Fixes You’ve Been Putting Off: That dent in the bumper, scratch in your window tint, or scuffed car door paint, it’s time to finally cough up the money and repair your car. Your potential car buyer is going to potentially over-estimate the repair costs or just not even consider buying your car if they see glaring imperfections. Getting your car repainted or upgrading your window tinting are relatively small costs compared to the potential loss of funds if those problems make your buyer walk.

Best time to install a Generator

The spring is a time of warm comfortable weather, light rain showers and overall great weather. Its probably not the time of year many people would think to buy a home generator designed to give backup power in the event of an outage. But living on the east coast we know that hurricane season is just around the corner. Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t think ahead like they should and wait until its too late to have a generator installed, forcing them to go days or weeks without power each time there is a local outage.

home backup generatorMany people don’t realize it takes time a preparation to install a generator. When the weather is bad, companies like Master Electrical are often overloaded with calls and may not be able to install your generator when you need it the most. That’s why its always smart to plan ahead and invest in having your generator installed when the weather is nice and they have the time to do the installation. Planning ahead will save you in the long run.

So why not prepare when the weather is nice so you and your family can be comfortable when it gets bad. Backup generators let you run the things you need to carry on live as usual. It can save all your groceries from spoiling when the fridge powers down and allows you to cook meals as usual.

If you want to have one installed but are not sure which brand to use I would recommend generac from a certified generac installer. They are known throughout the industry as having some of the most efficient and reliable generators.