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April 2012 This free issue of Braking News is being sent to you from your friends at 1STOP TRUCK & CAR REPAIR. Thank you for being a valued customer! Keeping Your Mind in Tip-Top Shape…Not Just Your Car! Pain at the Pump – Gas Prices April Events It’s not the Spring present you wanted … higher gas prices! Do you knowApr 1: April Fool’s Day the factors that can lead to poor gas mileage? Here’s a list:Apr 1: Palm Sunday 1. Spark plugs and fuel injectors – gunk building up on the plugs and fuelApr 6: Good Friday injectors keep them from operating optimally so fuel gets wastedApr 7: Passover 2. Air and fuel filters – it’s like smoking to the lungs. Your car can’tApr 8: Easter breathe as well as it should!Apr 11: Eight Track Day 3. Check engine light – don’t ignore the light! It couldApr 17: Tax Day be something really small and easy that’s costingApr 18: Jugglers Day you miles (and MONEY!)Apr 22: Earth Day 4. Tires – worn or underinflated tires can cost you around 4% at the pump. 5. Wheel alignment – poor wheel alignment causes excessive tire wear.The Funny Bone 6. Brakes – un-tuned brakes may not let go of the brakes completely whileA Cup of Tea… driving so gas is burned fighting against the brakes.One day Grandma was out, and 7. Wheel bearings – loose bearings lead to excessive tire wearGrandpa was in charge of Sally, the 8. Emergency brake malfunction – if your emergency brake doesn’t fully2 1/2 year old. release, it drags against the brakes and hits you in the wallet!Sally was enjoying a tea party inher room while Grandpa was in the We’ve Been Duped by the “Close Doors” Button!living room engrossed in the On most elevators the “Close Doors” button is essentiallyevening news. Sally brought him a a dummy button.little cup of tea, which was just But it’s not as if elevator manufacturers are installing anwater. After several cups of tea andlots of praise for such yummy tea, extra button just to give you an illusion of control. TheGrandma came home. button can be activated, but only by certain people. “The close buttons don’t close the elevator doors in most elevators built inGrandpa made her wait in the the United States since the Americans with Disabilities Act,” explains anliving room to watch Sally, becauseit was just the cutest thing! elevator manufacturer. “The button is there for workers and emergencyGrandma waited, and sure enough, personnel to use, and it only works with a key.”here comes Sally down the hall Even knowing this, I’ll probably keep impatiently pressing it.with a cup of tea for Grandpa, andshe watched him drink it up. Have a Question About Your Car?Then she said, (as only Grandma Just give us a call! We always enjoy hearing from our valued customers.can), "Did it ever occur to you that Whether you have a question about vehicle maintenance, a repairthe only place she can reach to get question, or just want to call to say Hello, we’d love to hear from you.water is the toilet?" Feel free to give us a call at (941) 485-4061 Our exclusive Saturday Car Care Club is OPEN for Hours 8am – 12pm Membership RIGHT NOW! See insert for details …
Skillet Chicken with Green Chile Sauce Thanks for the Kind Words 4 medium (1 1/4 pounds) skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves Salt and pepper ~ 1 tbsp olive oilI have known John and Rich since 1 can (4- to 4 1/2-ounce) diced green chiles 1997. That’s when I bought my 1 cup grape tomatoes, each cut in half 97 Honda Hatchback. These 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth brothers are the only ones that 1/2 tsp ground cumin have taken care of my car. They 1 clove garlic, crushed with press are very dependable and have 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro been very good to me. I can’t say Place chicken-breast halves between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. With meat mallet or enough good things about them. rolling pin, pound breasts to an even 1/2-inch thickness; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper. - Jacqueline Schmidt In nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add breasts and cook 6 to 7 minutes or until browned on both sides and chicken loses its pink color throughout, turning over once. Transfer breasts to platter; cover with foil to You Are The BEST! keep warm. To skillet, add green chiles, grape tomatoes, chicken broth, ground cumin, garlic Thank you to all of our amazing and any leftover juices. Cook 3 minutes to reduce sauce slightly, stirring clients that have referred us occasionally. Stir in cilantro. business time after time. Our business depends on the positive Juggling Puzzler comments and referrals frompeople just like you. Every month BALLS we take a moment to thank the CRASH ARC clients that have sent us the DOUBLE DOGgreatest number of referrals over EXCHANGE DROP the past month! PRACTICE EYE FOCUS FIRE Bob Karsokas HAND PINS Scott Zacharias JUGGLE Gail Joyce KNIVES RELAX SCARF Client of the Month THROWEach month, we are thrilled to WALLselect one special client who hastouched our hearts and brought asmile to all of us. Thank you to 3 Drinks That Are Diet Approved (and Not Water!)this month’s Client of the Month! 1. Sick of water? Add a tablespoon of sugar-free cranberry juiceThank you for your support of our to one of your glasses. Its a natural diuretic and helps you shedbusiness and we look forward to water weight fast.seeing you soon! 2. Tea drinkers are 20 percent trimmer, according to a 2003 study in the This month’s journal Obesity Research (now called Obesity). Black tea is OK, too, but a Client of the Month is compound called EGCG in green tea gives you the best fat-burning results. 3. COFFEE! Consuming caffeine 45 minutes before your workout will help you Sal Parrella burn more calories. Just make sure your daily cup of joe is cream- and sugar-free. Want to Win??? Make sure to call in with the answer to the trivia question on page 3! (Hint: the answer’s in this month’s newsletter!)
Fortune at the Bottom of the Sea Do You Want A shipwreck hunter says he has found the wreck of a World War IImerchant ship that was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Cape Cod To Win Ourwith a load of platinum now valued at $3 billion — perhaps the richest GRAND PRIZE?hoard ever discovered at the bottom of the sea. Take the trivia challenge andGreg Brooks of Sub Sea Research, in Gorham, Maine, you just might win!said the wreck is the Port Nicholson, a British vessel sunk Every month, look for the new triviain 1942. It’s in 700 feet of water 50 miles offshore. question. If you are one of the first 15 people to call us with the right answer youBrooks said the Port Nicholson was going from Nova Scotia to New will be eligible to win the prize. Your nameYork and carrying 71 tons of platinum when it was torpedoed. The will be entered into the monthly drawing.platinum was intended as payment from the Soviet Union to the United The winner will receive this month’sStates, he said. GRAND PRIZE: $25 Gift Card for “A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more Bonefish Grill! skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more Congratulations to last month’s winner of a $25 Gift Card for Bonefish Grill: than three.” - Marilyn vos Savant Janet Wyda Here is this month’s trivia question: Learn to Juggle Which one of these is NOT a diet approvedTake just one ball and cradle it in the palm of your hand. With your beverage?elbows close to your sides and your arms extended in-front of you at A. Green teaabout waist height, toss the ball repeatedly from one hand to the other. B. A tablespoon of sugar-free cranberry juiceIdeally each throw should peak at about eye level, with the throw coming C. Coffeefrom slightly towards the centre of the body and the catch slightly D. Frappachinotowards the outside. Repeat this throwing and catching action a number Call right now with your answer of times until you feel comfortable with it. As you make each catch, let the ball fall into your hand, cushioning its to (941) 485-4061! landing and in the same circular motion send it on its way The Funny Bone again. Practice this lesson over-and-over until you feel relaxed and each throw is under control. Next, take two balls, one in each hand. Using the same technique, throw one of the balls to the other hand. At thepoint when that ball reaches its peak and starts its descent, throw thesecond ball just inside the arc of the first using the same technique. Youshould find that the balls land in your hands one after the other and thatthey have exchanged places (called an exchange!).Now, pick up all three juggling balls. Place two in one hand and one inthe other. Starting with the hand that holds two balls throw one of theseballs in an eye level arc, as the ball peaks perform an exchange. Now asthe second ball peaks perform an exchange again and finish by catchingthe third ball leaving two balls in one hand and one in the other oncemore. You’re juggling! Dog Juggling! 20 Years! Get a Tax Day Tax Break 1Stop is celebrating with HUGE SAVINGS … 20 years in business but you have to HURRY! all year in 2012! See insert …
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Do You HATE April 15th (or I guess April 17th this year) as much as we do? Let’s take a Tax Day Tax BreakIt’s one of the toughest days of the year. First, we all have to fill out those darn taxforms. GRRRR!!! What a pain! Those forms never make sense! Or we have to getsomeone to do it for us and we just have to trust that they did it right. It’s kind of likegetting your car repaired, isn’t it? Don’t you wish you had someone to trust with your taxreturn like you trust us with your car?Well, we don’t know much about doing tax returns, but we can take care of your car thismonth!In fact, we’re offering you a Tax Day Tax BreakFor the first 15 people who call and make a “Tax Day Tax Break” appointment in April, weare offering 7% off ANY SERVICE YOU NEEDThat’s right,From oil changes … to brakes … to tires … to engine replacements … to flushes …whatever you need. It’s like a tax break. Since you already have to pay to thegovernment this month – we’ll help fill the gap so you don’t have to pay for your car too! We can’t afford to do this for everyone, we have a tax bill to pay too, so CALL RIGHT NOW!!! Tax Day Tax Break Save 7% off ANY SERVICE Call RIGHT NOW to make a Tax Day Tax Break appointment!! This is for the month of April ONLY and only the first 15 people! Call right now!!! 401 S. US 41 By-Pass Venice, FL 34285 (941) 485-4061
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