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10 January 2013

You Deserve the Best and So Does Your Car

Investing in a fancy new ride must have definitely been an expensive investment. This may probably be the reason why most people treat their cars like their own children. A new car may no doubt last you a “life time” provided you give it the proper care and love. One of the worst times to leave a car parked out in the open is during the cold months of winter. This is definitely is terrible idea, especially if you need it to start once spring rolls in. Investing in a quality car storage unit will make sure that your prized possession remains in tip top condition thought the year.

Car storage units can also come in handy in these situations: when you are going out on a long vacation, when you want additional space in your garage; or when you are refurbishing it. What’s more, you can even lease one when you are moving out from one place to the other.

The purpose of this blog is to provide you with a few in useful winter car storage tips.

Make sure that the interior of your car is thoroughly cleaned. The devil is in the detail so make sure that you look under the seats for spills, residues and crumbs.  Doing this will ensure that insects and other pests do not make your warm car their home during the cold winter months. Also, do not forget to cover your car in order to guarantee that it continues to remain spotless over the winter.

The problems with car electronics are that they continue to draw small amounts of electricity even when not in use. Disconnecting your cars battery will ensure that your car battery is not drained out by the time you bring it out of storage.

Car tires have a tendency to develop flat spots when they are left in a garage or a storage unit for a long time. Make sure that you take the tires of the ground (using concrete blocks or jack stands) to ensure that they ride smoothly when the car is returned in spring.

Before you select a winter car storage facility make sure that you carry out adequate research and contact local facilities that offer this service.

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9 January 2013

The Comprehensive Guide to Festive Packing

Music festivals are an amazing way to spend a weekend outdoors while savouring some spectacular musical performances. Although these festivals are an ecstatic way to celebrate life, they can quickly spin into disaster if you are not adequately prepared with supplies. After attending a great number of music festivals, I have devised a “guide to festive packing that will ensure that your music festival experience is a fabulous one.

Unless you want the rain dampening your spirits during the festival, I strongly suggest that you pack a suitable raincoat. By “raincoat” I am not referring to some random low-cost poncho that will leave you freezing after spending hours standing in the rain. A raincoat and some warm layers will ensure that you remain warm and dry throughout the day.

Another thing that should be on the top of your festive packing list is toiletries. Wet wipes, toilet rolls and tissues should be carried on your person at all times. Hand sanitizers can also be life saving when water is scarce. Everybody likes a nice tan but getting sunburnt is definitely not fun. Not only is it painful but also quite dangerous. Do not forget to equip yourself with a bottle of sun tan, I am sure that you will not regret it.

Packing comfortable, protective footwear for the music festival is also extremely important. This is because you will be spending long hours walking and dancing about. Make sure that the pair of shoes you are caring are ones that you have worn before so that you can be sure that they won’t rub or leave you with blisters the size of pancakes. Music festivals are pretty crowded with people cheering their favourite bands and jumping about therefore sturdy, closed shoes are a must (unless you don’t mind someone stomping your toes).

Lastly, make sure that you pack a flashlight and a phone charger. This will come in handy especially if you are planning to camp out during the music festival. An extra set of batteries should also be carried in case of an emergency.

Once all these bare necessities are packed, you can now think about packing some fun stuff too. Stuff like glow sticks, playing cards and hula hoops can be great fun at night once the once the music comes to a halt.
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