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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Why San Francisco Loves Food Trucks

Why San Francisco Loves Food Trucks

When people think of San Francisco, they think of amazing food. Only in San Francisco can your taste buds be taken on a culinary trip around the world through various curries, pastas and meats. With the high-cost of rent in San Francisco, many entrepreneurial chefs are taking their business to the streets in the form of Food Trucks. For about half the price of a restaurant meal, you can eat well, really well. Food Truck fare ranges from crème brûlée to tamales to even sushi. Events such as “Off the Grid” allow the all-stars of the Food Truck world to showcase some of their tastiest cuisines. Over 50 Food Trucks join together on a weekly basis to give San Franciscans a meal that is heavy on the taste buds and light on the pockets. Some of our all-time favorites include the “Rib Whip,” the first gourmet BBQ truck, and “Bacon Bacon,” the city’s very own bacon truck. Another is “Cupkates,” San Francisco’s first mobile cupcake truck. So where did all ... read more

What To Look For When Buying a Used Car

What To Look For When Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car could be a great deal, but it also carries some risks. The vehicle might have been seriously damaged in an accident or not properly maintained. So, to avoid purchasing a bucket, you should make sure to check a few things. Check the car body and interior – Walk around the vehicle and look for rust, dents or inconsistencies in frame alignment. Also, make sure that the wheels are vertically straight. On the other hand, the condition of the vehicle interior is another good indicator of how the vehicle was taken care of. Examine the interior for tears in upholstery, sun damage and general appearance. Also, make sure to check all the seat belts, the driver’s belt in particular. Service Records – When purchasing a used car, whether it is from a private party, dealer or friend, you should always ask for auto repair service records. It is critical that you verify if the vehicle was serviced regularly and if the ca ... read more

Risks of Going Too Cheap for Your Auto Repair Needs

Risks of Going Too Cheap for Your Auto Repair Needs

In the past five years, we have noticed that more and more people are trying to find ways to save money on car repair services. From the do-it-yourselfers who prefer to repair the car themselves to those who seek used parts, people are trying to make auto repair as cheap as possible. Unfortunately, this is something around which you do not want to cut corners. The first example is the tech-savvy generation. These motorists will Google a car’s symptoms, watch a couple of “how-to” videos on YouTube, suddenly feel like they are an ASE Certified technician and attempt to repair the car themselves. In the majority of the cases, they risk not only causing more damage to the vehicle but making the repairs even more expensive and also compromising their safety. Another way motorists try to save on their auto repair needs is by shopping at the big-box auto parts stores. Here the vehicle is carelessly diagnosed and customers are first given a trouble code and then sold a ... read more

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