13th


09 2010

Good Deals on New Cars this Year?

Everything in Texas is big, from the hair to the food to the attitude. Even the deals are big, and you don’t have to be a resident to enjoy these great specials. You may want to start looking for specials at the nearest Austin Ford dealership because they are ready to help you take advantage of low prices on whatever kind of vehicle you want to buy, maintaining the vehicles, as well as trying to find the lowest bills on rentals. Now more than ever is a great time to buy a Ford from a Texas dealer.

If you’re ready to buy a vehicle, now’s the time to take advantage of low interest rates on loans and the lowest prices on trucks, cars, and sport utility vehicles in years. Today’s extremely low prices on new and used Ford vehicles opens up a world of possibilities for anyone looking for a pre-owned or new vehicle to scoot around Texas in.

While Ford has been cranking out trucks for about six decades, they haven’t slowed down. In fact, they’re more aggressive than ever in making vehicles that give their customers the best options to suit their needs. Take, for example, the 2010 Ford F-150 STX features many trim packages, starting with the base trim and going on up to the best-selling XLT series. The differences lie in the aesthetics of the vehicles, for the most part. You have a choice in the interior color, grilles, bumpers, rear view mirrors, etc.

You can also find a variety of options on a Ford F250 in Texas or wherever you live. The national car manufacturer makes sure you can tailor a vehicle that you will love to drive every day. And it doesn’t have to be a pickup truck either. It’s the company’s philosophy behind every car, truck, and SUV they produce on the assembly line. The innovative safety features offered in this pickup truck shows ford’s focus on design, technology, safety, and, of course, quality.

Another example would be the 2010 Expedition, which has plenty of options to choose from, although all rely on its legendary reputation on its powerful 310 horsepower engine that also features 365 pound feet of torque. And the newest feature of this wildly popular sport utility vehicle makes it one of the most environmentally friendly SUVs on today’s automobile market. It’s a crossover vehicle that uses regular unleaded gas, a special mix of ethanol and gas, or a combination of both.

It’s clear that Ford, one of the most successful car manufacturers in business today, hasn’t held back on the quality of the vehicles it produces. The motor company has clearly continued its strong, lengthy tradition of designing strong, durable vehicles that come with the widest variety of options that can make the car your own. The pickup trucks and sport utility vehicle discussed in this article shows that it doesn’t matter which type of vehicle you purchase, your choices go even beyond that. With Ford models as diverse as these, the motor company definitely has an edge over its competition.

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21st


08 2010

New To The Area? 3 Tips That Can Help You Choose a New Dentist

If you’ve just moved to the Austin area, you may have already found a great place to live, and you may have already found the job of your dreams. There’s even a chance that you have already located a doctor to visit when you get ill. Have you taken the opportunity to find a dentist in Austin? If not, it’s certainly time, and these tips can help you find the dentist who will meet your needs.

One thing you can do is contact your old dentist to get a recommendation. Even if you lived pretty far away, dentists often have a professional network of colleagues across the country, so they may know someone in Austin who will be a good match for you. Just call your old dentists office, and let them know that you’ve moved, and you’re wondering if your dentist would be able to point you in the right direction to find a new professional who can help. Often they’ll be able to fax you a list of recommended dentists in the area.

If you’re looking for a specific kind of professional, like a cosmetic dentist, you may want to do a bit of research on the web before you make your decision. There are some great websites out there that can help. For example, you could visit the American Dental Association website, or you could even visit the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry for a bit of help. Most professional organizations maintain a dentist finder on their website, so it’s easy to find a professional in your area who can help. There are also other sites that may prove useful in your search. For example, some areas maintain healthcare directories for the area, and while it may provide you with a lot of listings to narrow down, it certainly makes a good starting place if nothing else.

One final thing you may need to try if you’re in the midst of searching for a dental professional who can meet your needs is talking to your new friends and neighbors in the area. If you’ve moved as the result of a job transfer, chat with your new coworkers to find out who they use. You’ll want to find someone who is easy to get along with as well as a professional with an office in a convenient location. Additionally, if you have dental insurance, you need to make certain the office of your choice does accept your insurance plan, or you could be looking at some serious out of pocket fees for the services you require.

Finding a dentist who can help in a new city may seem like an overwhelming task, but the goal is to make a list of three or four professionals, book an initial consultation appointment with each, and evaluate whether he or she is truly going to be the right person to maintain your oral health in Austin in the years to come.

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21st


08 2010

The Downside of LASIK?

Over and over again we hear of the overly positive LASIK reviews. Patients seemed enamored with the procedure that aims to correct vision to a point as near to perfection as possible. But, the outcomes are not always so overwhelmingly positive. Though LASIK has very high percentages of success, not every patient can boast a twenty-twenty vision at the outcome. Fewer still have even worse tales to tell. It is very important to remember that bad outcomes are very few and far between and these tales should not frighten you away from a procedure that could enhance your outlook on life by a drastic degree. Instead, from this message, you should come to understand the importance of choosing the right ophthalmologist and being sure that the right questions are asked.

First and foremost, you should be the right candidate for the procedure. In some cases, it is just not the right fit, there is a better procedure for you to consider, or there is need for another surgery- such as cataract surgery, glaucoma procedures, or something else- to be done prior to LASIK. However, following these general guidelines will give you a head start in knowing whether or not LASIK is for you.

First be sure that your actual age and your eye age are appropriate. By this I mean that people under the age of eighteen are rarely accepted for the procedure and sometimes even those between eighteen and twenty-one are denied. The reason for this is that their eyes have not had time to mature. In order to be a good candidate for LASIK, your eyes must have had a stable prescription for at least one year. Eyes that are still in the process of changing will not take to the surgery as well and the outcome will be unlikely to last.

Secondly, the eyes must be healthy and so do you. This is why some require a surgery prior to LASIK. Those with cataracts, glaucoma and other eye defects can be turned down and likely should be. Other conditions of the eye, such as chronic dry eye and conjunctivitis can cause the procedure to be put off. In a similar sense, autoimmune and degenerative diseases, such as HIV, AIDs, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes can cause a person to be denied the procedure because their body is unable to heal correctly. Pregnancy is another factor that will put off the practice. This is for many reasons, including increased fluid changing the shape of the eye and the fact that some of the medications would not be tolerated well by the infant.

Finally, your eye’s prescription must fall within a certain range to be considered acceptable candidates for the surgery. If they fall outside this range, you might be better off to consider another procedure such as toric. Austin has many qualified professionals who can help with any potential procedure.

If you do not meet these criteria and a thorough exam of the eyes is no performed, you run an increased risk of complications after surgery. These can include edema (swelling of the eye), poor nighttime vision (including starbursts, haloing, and added intensity of street lights), irregular astigmatism, or Keratectasia (a bulging of the eye’s surface). Some of these complications can be corrected or lessened with time or additional surgeries, while others cannot, which is why it is essential to err on the side of caution.

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19th


08 2010

Clean Office – Your First Step To Professional Success

Office flooring and furniture may not be as glamorous looking as some home furniture pieces in modern lofts, but in fact they are as important to a business as good cash flow and employee morale. Think about what most visitors to your office notice first? Most likely it is the chairs they will sit on, the cleanness of the floors they step on and the freshness of the air around them. As a business owner, you may have been putting your office’s carpet cleaning till better days, but you may want to rethink this, now that you know that one may actually loose potential clients because of a dirty carpet. There is more: upholstery and carpeting traps not just dirt but unpleasant odors and, if not cleaned regularly, may release a whole variety of “aromas” into the air. Do you really want your business to suffer because of a smelly office chair? A savvy businessman or businesswoman that you are, you cannot to forgo investing into the cleaning of floors and furniture in your office.

When it comes to office cleaning, a store-bought carpet or upholstery cleaner, while inexpensive, will not be able to penetrate deeply enough into the fabric to remove all of the dirt that accumulates there over time. In addition, highly perfumed cleaners may not live up to their promise of eliminating odors in fabrics. As a matter of fact, these cleaners may often contribute to bad smells spreading across the carpet or upholstery fabric.

Commercial carpet cleaners in the Austin area often use steam cleaning for carpets and deep-reaching chemical treatments for office furniture. When shopping for a cleaning service company, remember that not everyone uses hypoallergenic organic cleaning solutions which are much better for both your office furniture and your office’s air. Environmentally friendly carpet cleaning – a “green clean” – is also offered by only a few companies. This type of carpet cleaning does not leave a residue of dangerous chemicals in your carpet’s fibers and should be a preferred cleaning method for high-traffic spaces, such as offices, large living rooms and bedrooms.

Also remember that the company’s experience and reputation are important – a carpet cleaner should have a level of expertise in cleaning your type of carpet and knowledge of steam cleaning equipment, which is probably the safest equipment for commercial carpet cleaning. An amateur cleaner who is not familiar with the proper process of steam cleaning may not be able to extract all of the water used during the process, leaving the carpet damp and facilitating the formation of dangerous molds under the carpet!

With employees and guests coming in and out, it is certainly hard to maintain a completely clean office. Coffee stains and shoe marks on the carpet, spills and hand marks on the furniture – all of these can contribute to the dingy environments and grim mood. Clean office is a huge part of your business’s success, so do not take carpet and upholstery cleaning lightly – find experienced, reliable and environmentally conscious commercial carpet cleaners in your area and get a spotless office in no time!

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18th


08 2010

Tips for Events in Austin

Living in Austin has a number of benefits. You have everything you could ever want in a very close proximity to your home, or your work, and you’re able to have a great deal of fun on the weekends thanks to all of the events that happen in Austin. But many times people find that dealing with some of the Austin events can be frustrating. They find that they’re not able to find parking, or that they didn’t know that it was going to cost a specific amount to go to the event that they were interested in going to. If you’re looking to go to an event in Austin, here are a few tips that can help you to make sure that you’re prepared for almost everything.

Being Prepared

The first thing that you should do is to make sure that you always have a first aid kit on you. This may sound strange, but it can come in extremely handy. If you’ve got a purse, or are bringing a vehicle, put a small first aid kit into the vehicle or into your purse (or both). You never know when it will come in handy. You may find, for instance, that you need sunscreen for a concert in the park, or that you hurt your leg when you join a spur of the moment baseball game in the park. Having a first aid kit is definitely a must.

If you want to have a great weekend, do your research ahead of time. Find out about all of the events that are going on during the weekend and look at not only the times, but how long it will take you to get from place to place. This way you’re not scrambling when you’re trying to go from one place to another. Also, make sure that you know exactly where an event is taking place. If you see an address, enter it into your GPS, or into an online map, so that you can find out exactly where it is. All too often residents of the city assume that they know where the event is only to get lost and to miss it.

Make sure, when you’re doing your research that you find out how much an event costs. Unless you specifically see the price, or the words “free”, then assume that it costs something. Don’t be afraid to call the event coordinator or the location where the event is taking place to ask how much the event costs. Another great tip is to plan your parking! If you’re not taking public transportation, make sure you do a search before you head to find the parking locations available to you. A bit of extra searching and you can find the free parking spots, making it even more affordable to enjoy yourself in downtown Austin for the evening. With a little bit of planning and research, you can enjoy yourself in Austin every weekend, or every week, of the year!

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