Car Detailing

Car Detailing Services In OKC

auto detailing servicesYou are probably aware that car detailing is a crucial part of maintaining your car’s value, but might not understand why it’s so important. We reached out to a car detailer in Oklahoma City to get a better understanding of the process and the benefits from detailing your vehicles. Continue reading to find out more about the significance of car detailing, and get an estimated idea of how often you should be getting your car detailed.

Exactly What Does an Auto Detail Comprise Of?

Car detailing is the art of cleaning the interior and exterior of your car, truck, or boat to maintain it’s value and keep it looking nice. Many car owners run through the wash, but few take the time to have the vehicle thoroughly inside and out.

Not every vendor providing the service uses the same chemical treatment or same techniques, but most will clean your motor, headlights/taillights, and brakes — while eliminating any unwanted debris which could be hiding on either inside and outside your vehicle. Basically, any component of your automobile that requires cleanup, will get cleaned.

Why Are They Significant?

Not only will a detailed cleaning make your vehicle look sharp, but it also helps to remove any funk that might be stinking up the interior, it’s also beneficial for stain removal. That beer your buddy spilt in the backseat, or that wild Friday night you had back there with your lady – there might be some stains to remove.

Taking care of your vehicle should be a priority, for some, it’s the second biggest investment behind a home. By keeping the exterior clean and waxed you can prevent sun damage and any damage that may occur from tree sap or fallen debris that may stain your paint surface. Also, engine issues can be costly, which explains why it’s far better to keep up your car or truck today so that you can reduce the odds of something going on later on. Full engine details keep unwanted debris out of the vehicles engine compartment.

All this is also added benefit for maintaining resell value. When it is time to sell, any potential buyer will take notice of a well-detailed car and your asking price should be met with approval if valued fairly.

How Frequently Should You Detail?

Most specialists recommend a complete detail every four to six months, which equates to 2-3 times annually. However, that is only a guideline, there are obviously other variables to consider like weather conditions that may dirty your car quicker than normal, and any unexpected interior spills that would require detailed attention.

Bottom line, the more frequently you can detail your car, the better shape your car will be in. People who wash, wax, and clean their car on a constant basis will require less detailing than someone who neglects the vehicle. If you are a generally tidy person, detailing your car annually ought to be good enough for you. All you pigs out there that can’t keep your car clean, time to pay attention!

Ultimately, it is never a bad idea to get your car detailed before selling it. Details are comparatively cheap, and also a clean car may make a significant difference on how much somebody is willing to pay for it.

Wash And Wax

When you get the opportunity, take some opportunity to wash and wax your vehicle. Not only can this help to make your vehicle look newer for longer, but it will also make sure that any contaminants which might have stuck to the surface of your vehicle are properly removed and the surface gets sealed to protect it against unwanted debris and chemical contaminants.

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Many people who see chiropractic doctors swear by their care; there are others who believe chiropractic care is not even medical care. How do you know if a chiropractor is the right choice for your particular situation, and what should you believe and not believe about chiropractic care in Owasso, OK? We will explore the many myths surrounding chiropractors and their care, and hopefully point you in the right direction!

Probably the biggest misconception about chiropractors is that they are not “real” doctors. A chiropractor is a doctor, just not a medical doctor. A chiropractor is a specialist; just like you wouldn’t want a chiropractor working on your feet, you don’t want a podiatrist working on your spine! Chiropractors endure an extremely challenging educational process, similar to that of a medical doctor with the absence of surgery and pharmacology classes. As a matter of fact, some chiropractic majors also require 2 to 4 years of premed undergraduate classes before they begin the next 4 to 5 years in chiropractic college. Classes include radiology, neurology, physiology, pathology, bio-mechanics as well as the proper chiropractic techniques. Additional health care classes are required for graduation. In all, chiropractic students attend more classroom hours than medical students while both are in school!

Next, a chiropractic student must finish several hundred hours of real patient management in a clinical setting, much like an externship. The student is supervised by a professional chiropractor as the student chiropractor hones his or her skills. At such time the student is prepared to graduate from the program, the new chiropractic doctor must complete four sets of national examinations and the state board examination. If the student passes, he or she has achieved their license to practice, also known as a DC degree, or Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. Chiropractors are considered licensed health care providers and they must complete continuing education classes to stay abreast of the newest technology and techniques.

Once a doctor of chiropractic care is licensed in his or her state, they are subject to additional testing, licensing and monitoring by state and national boards. Chiropractors, like their medical doctor counterparts, can write sick leave certificates and are sanctioned by federal and state programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Workers’ Compensation. The biggest differences between medical doctors and chiropractic doctors is that the former can prescribe medication and in some instances, perform surgery. If you have an illness or require surgery, a medical doctor would be your best bet. If you have soft tissue damage, an injury to the spine or a misalignment of the spine, a chiropractor would be your best option. Chiropractors are excellent at healing back pain, spasms and headaches by enlisting muscle and massage therapies, exercises and of course, spinal adjustments.

Another misconception? That medical doctors and chiropractors aren’t on the same team. While some medical doctors feel they are superior to chiropractors, and vice versa, both sets have come to acknowledge that patients can benefit from various kinds of treatment, and that the patient’s well being is the most important aspect of their jobs. Hospitals now employ chiropractors on staff, debunking the myth that chiropractors aren’t real doctors.
And what of chiropractic care itself? There are many misconceptions about chiropractic care, including the thought that it is painful. Just the opposite is true. The release of pressure of the spine—the “cracking” or “popping” of the back—is a pleasurable experience when administered by a chiropractor. Many people believe that chiropractic care is reserved for just the neck and back, when it is actually useful in many areas of the body. Chiropractic care can be used to treat all types of soft tissue disorders and joint problems, as well as headaches, allergies and in some specific cases, even ear infections.

You may be asking yourself—is chiropractic care safe? Chiropractic spinal adjustments are extremely safe but only when administered by a chiropractor. There have been countless research studies to confirm that the risks of serious injury or problems resulting from spinal manipulation are rare; as a matter of fact, it is recommended that this method be used in the majority of lower back pain problems, as opposed to a more invasive solution, like surgery. To quash the rumor that chiropractic care is “quack medicine”, it has been around for over 100 years, and numerous scientific studies have been conducted to provide chiropractors with the safest and most effective healing methods available. Ongoing research provides the doctors with the newest diagnostic methods and treatments, ensuring the most up-to-date, scientific measures for patient care.

Once you commit to Frisco chiropractic center, don’t worry; it is not a lifelong commitment! Many patients see a chiropractor to ease an ailment or injury, while others maintain an ongoing relationship with their chiropractor, engaging in preventative care. While preventative care is best—just like well check-ups with your regular doctor or cleanings and exams you’re your dentist—regular adjustments to your spine would be most beneficial. Your spine experiences normal use by walking, sitting, driving—all can take their toll. By continuing chiropractic care, a patient is less likely to sustain an injury because their body is adjusted for it. While this may not be true for every instance, it is just like preparing your muscles for a long run; the likelihood of injury is diminished due to preventative care. This proactive care can help you avoid problems in the future and help you feel better, move with more freedom, and stay healthier throughout your lifetime. While it is not necessary to continue chiropractic care once you start, it is a recommended part of the preventative care of your body.

To round out the misconceptions about chiropractic care, many people believe it is very expensive. Quite the contrary; chiropractic care is often very affordable and very worth the cost. Just like anything else of value, there are maintenance costs involved and none more important than your body! There are some insurance plans that cover chiropractic care costs and many doctors accept payment plans, depending upon your situation. Overall, the cost of chiropractic care versus the care of a medical doctor is substantially less.

The myths about chiropractic care are commonplace and often just that: myths. It is important to know that manipulation of the spine is best left to the professionals and that “cracking” your own back or having someone press on your spine can cause more harm than good. As with any major life decision, from buying a house to contemplating health care, make sure you have conducted ample research to make informed choices.

Note from Ann: Last week I shared a dataviz how-to guide. Paul Denninger has a great alternative solution to share! He uses hidden bars, also known in the Excel community as floating bars or white bars, to build “two” charts in one. Enjoy!

Getting excel to do complex work is easy; making the output look nice is a different matter. I took the challenge to recreate Ann’s graph because I’m always looking for better ways to display information.

The solution required a stacked bar chart, so the only problem was lining up the starting point for the second dataset. A buffer needed to sit between the end of the first set of bars and the start of the second so that it would force the second set to line up correctly. Hidden data had to fill the gap. Here’s how I did it.

First, start by inputting the original data. Sorting the rows from large to small will help make the chart easier to build.

Original Data

First, input the original data

The next step is creating the dummy data. Insert a column between the two existing datasets and populate it by subtracting the first column from “1.” This gives you a series of percentages that start at the end of the first bar and end at “1.” The problem of lining up the second dataset is solved at this point.

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Create a column of dummy data

With all of the data in place, creating the chart is easy. Use a stacked bar and include all 3 columns.

Setting Chart

Insert a stacked bar chart

Once the chart has been built, it’s time to hide the dummy column. Highlight the red data series and choose the format menu. Fill the series with the same color as your background. This makes the bars blend into the background and leaves them invisible. Do the same for the data labels. The dummy information is now hidden and your second dataset lines up properly.

Removing Dummy Bars

Make the dummy data invisible

The y-axis still needs to be fixed since the values are organized from low to high. Invert it by highlighting it and opening the format axis menu. Tick the “categories in reverse order” radio button to have the bars arrange themselves from high to low.

Fix the vertical axis

Flip the y-axis

Here is the primary display difference between this solution and Ann’s. Due to the hidden data, the x-axis begins at 0 and goes up to 200%. Since it’s a big challenge to make repeating axes in one chart, and one that I haven’t solved, it’s probably best to remove the x-axis altogether. Since the data values are shown in the bars, removing the axis should not make data interpretation more difficult. In fact, it will be easier for people looking at the chart since they don’t have to rescale the second data series in their heads.

Finally, decrease the gap between the bars and invert the fill and text colors for the overall bar. This makes it stand out from the other series. It’s personal preference whether you want to make the data labels bold or not.

Expand, invert the colors and remove the x-axis

Expand, invert the colors and remove the x-axis

Your chart is finished and you have improved on excel’s built in data presentation immensely. Other than the problem with the x-axis, this solution gives the same result as Ann’s. It’s a visually appealing way to compare two or more groups across the same categories.

When he isn’t playing with Excel and learning to use R better, Paul Denninger is trying to start a company. He currently manages investments for people and is on a constant search for data to analyze. He spends enough time working with nonprofits that he might make a career change and do it full time. You can see more of his work on his blog, Risk Assets.

Two weeks ago, I challenged readers to re-create the “after” version of a side by side bar chart. You can read the full post here.

Congratulations to the 9 contestants! Click on the contestant’s name to see their chart.

  • Regan Grandy
  • Sara Vaca
  • Alex Kadis
  • Katrina Brewsaugh
  • @CaptainCane64
  • @PD_ssp
  • Will Fenn
  • Angie Ficek (Check out how she used her own data!)
  • James Coyle (Check out how he used his own pre-post data!)

Now it’s time to post the how-to guide.

Step 1: Study the chart that you’re trying to reproduce in Excel.

We’re trying to re-create a side by side bar chart like the one shown below. We’re comparing how Coalition A and Coalition B scored on Innovation Network’s Coalition Assessment Tool.

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Step 2: And the secret to making side by side bar charts in Excel…

…is that we’re going to make two separate bar charts, one for Coalition A and one for Coalition B. When we copy and paste the charts from Excel into PowerPoint or Word, they’ll look like a single cohesive chart.

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Step 3: Type the data into Excel.

Make sure you choose a purposeful order to your data, like the highest percentage on top and the lowest percentage on bottom.

Excel often flips the data table upside down when creating charts, i.e. if you want the overall scores to be at the bottom of the chart, then you need to put the overall scores in the top of your data table. (Or, you can reverse the order of the categories later on.)

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Step 4: Create the first bar chart.

You know the drill: Add data labels inside the end of your bars. Choose a color palette that matches your client’s logo or your own logo. Use an action color to draw the reader’s eye where you want it (in my example, the overall score). Delete unnecessary ink like the tick marks, grid lines, and border. Use gray to de-emphasize things like (n=7) and the axis labels. Reduce the gap width.

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Beginner Excel users: If you need extra instruction, check out how to make a basic bar chart and my Excel for Evaluation chart tutorials.

Step 5: Copy the first chart.

Rather than re-create the wheel when making the second bar chart, let’s save some time by simply copying the first chart.

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Step 6: Populate the second chart with Coalition B’s data.

Use the “select data” feature to put Coalition B’s percentages into the chart.

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Step 7: Adjust the second chart’s bar color and title.

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Step 8: Delete the second chart’s axis labels.

Yep, you’re right, the second chart’s bars are going to get waaaaaay too long. We’ll fix this in Step 9.

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Step 9: Re-size the second chart.

Here’s my super scientific secret for making sure each chart is the same size: I measure the plot area with a business card.

First, adjust the first chart's plot area so that it's the width of a business card or post-it note.

First, adjust the first chart’s plot area so that it’s the width of a business card or post-it note.

Next, I adjust the second chart's plot area so that it's the same width as my business card.

Next, I adjust the second chart’s plot area so that it’s the same width as my business card.

Step 10: Paste the charts into PowerPoint or Word.

Select both charts and paste them into PowerPoint or Word at the same time. Here’s what it looks like on a slide. Looks like a single chart!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the first and second dataviz challenges! I hope these challenges give you a chance to practice and build upon your Excel and visualization skills.

Last time, we made a streamlined version of the basic bar chart by adjusting Excel’s default settings. Basic bar charts are great when you’re just looking at simple patterns, like one series of data at a time.

However, sometimes we need to compare several series of data at one time. For example, the Innovation Network team and I recently compared the capacity of 12 different coalitions using our coalition assessment tool. We calculated coalition capacity in 7 different areas, such as Basic Functioning and Structure and the Ability to Cultivate and Develop Champions. To learn more about the tool, check out some materials from a recent presentation here.

The “before” chart: Here’s a clustered (aka cluttered) bar chart based on fictional data from the coalition assessment tool. The default Excel chart to compare Coalition A and Coalition B might look something like this:

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A default clustered bar chart in Excel. Bleh.

Or, you could use the switch row/column feature to make a default chart like this:

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Another default clustered bar chart in Excel.

These default clustered bar charts work… kind of. Well… not really. Actually, no, they really don’t work at all! My brain needs a couple minutes to read the default charts and really think about comparisons.

The “after” chart: Luckily, with a little Excel elbow grease, we can make the patterns pop out even faster. Here’s a side by side bar chart:

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Now, my brain can see the patterns almost immediately: Both coalitions scored highest on Basic Functioning and Structure. Both coalitions scored lowest on Sustainability, with Reputation and Visibility scoring pretty low as well. Coalition A scored higher than Coalition B on every section of the assessment. The overall scores were 80% for Coalition A and 50% for Coalition B. Phew! This is much easier for my brain.

The dataviz challenge: Re-create the “after” version of the side by side bar chart in Excel, R, or some other free software program. When you’re finished, email me or tweet a screenshot to @annkemery.

Tips for beginner Excel users: First, learn how to make a basic bar chart. Then, check out this powerpoint for tips on making a side by side bar chart.

Bonus for advanced Excel users: Instead of copying this dataset exactly, think about how you might use a side by side bar chart in your own work. Can you re-create this chart using your own data or your own color scheme?

The prize for playing: Beer or coffee, my treat, the next time you’re in DC; a professional development opportunity; and bragging rights.

I’ll post the how-to guide in two weeks, on June 10, 2013. Happy charting!

Two weeks ago, I challenged readers to re-create the “after” version of a basic bar chart.

Congratulations to the 9 winners: Molly Hamm, David Napoli, Susan Kistler, Jon Schwabish, Ethan, Mike, Sara Vaca, Samantha Grant, and Kevin Gilds! You’ve officially won bragging rights and a beverage of your choice, my treat, the next time you’re in DC.

Now it’s time to post the how-to guide!

Step 1: Study the chart that you’re trying to reproduce in Excel.

We’re trying to re-create a basic bar chart like the one shown below. We’re examining how a nonprofit has grown over the past six years. This is a simple metric so we don’t need anything more complicated than a basic bar chart.

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Step 2: Type your data into Excel.

Here’s how I typed my data into the spreadsheet.

Hot tip for advanced users: I wanted to abbreviate the years (i.e., ’07 instead of 2007). If you type 07, it will turn into 7, because Excel automatically removes zeros at the beginning of numbers. To fool Excel into keeping the zero, you must add an apostrophe; typing ’07 will turn into 07. So, if you want to get ’07 as your final result, you must add two apostrophes; typing ”07 will turn into ’07.

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Step 3: Insert a bar chart.

Highlight or select the data table. Go to the Insert tab. Click on the Column icon. Select a 2-D Clustered Column Chart. For additional help with inserting charts, check out this tutorial.

Now we’ve got our default bar chart (shown below). There’s nothing technically wrong with this bar chart. However, with a few small tweaks, we can really improve the formatting.

We’re going to manually adjust 9 settings in Excel: the axis labels, the data labels, the border, the bar color, the font size and color, the gap width, tick marks, the legend, and the grid lines. We’ll go through each of these steps, starting with the axis labels and working around counter-clockwise. These tweaks just take a few seconds each to make. When added together, they can make a big difference.

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Step 4: Delete the axis labels.

Click on the axis labels themselves. Then press delete on your keyboard. I do not advocate for removing the axis labels on every chart. This is a matter of personal preference. In this example, the data are so ridiculously straightforward that we really don’t need the axis labels.

step4Step 5: Add data labels.

Data labels are the numbers inside the bars that show how many participants were served each year. To position the data labels inside the bars themselves, we need to use a 2-step process. First, right-click on one of the blue bars and select “Add Data Labels.” Second, right-click on one of the labels and select “Format Data Labels.” You’ll get a pop-up screen like the one shown below. You can tweak the label position. In this example, I selected “Inside End.” Then, you can simply click on one of the data labels and change the text color to white. For more help with data labels, watch this tutorial.

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Step 6: Remove the border.

Right-click on the border and select “Format Chart Area.” Click on “Border Color” and select “No Line.”

Removing the border is also a personal preference. I started deleting my borders after reading one of Edward Tufte’s books in which he advocates for charts being situated inside and alongside the narrative – rather than sticking charts in the appendix or adding awkward “Figure 1.4″ labels. Border-less charts tend to help the reader’s eyes glide down the pages of your report a little more seamlessly.

Step 7: Adjust the bar color.

This chart was originally designed for an Ignite session. You can view the slides here.

After giving the presentation, there were a few audience questions. One man, with his (first? second? third?) glass of wine in his hand, asked how I selected the turquoise color scheme. He was laughing (with me? at me?) because I was wearing a dark turquoise shirt, a light turquoise blazer, a turquoise necklace, a turquoise bracelet, and turquoise earrings. Yes, even my toenails were painted turquoise. I mumbled something like, “I guess I just really like turquoise!” and promptly ran off the stage. #npfail

The correct answer would’ve been that colors should be used strategically so that the reader’s eyes are naturally drawn to certain patterns in the data. For example, I purposefully drew the reader’s attention to the 2012 bar. The key is to select a plain color (e.g., gray, or light turquoise in this example) and what Stephanie Evergreen calls an action color (e.g., dark turquoise). For examples of plain colors and action colors, check out Stephanie Evergreen’s post on assigning a color system for graphs.

I like to professionalize my charts by tweaking Excel’s default color scheme. During fun projects like this, I select color schemes from Design-Seeds and use the Instant Eyedropper to determine each color’s RGB code. I selected the Cherry Palette for this Ignite presentation (shown below). During real projects, I match colors to the client’s logo.

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Sometimes I save my color palette and RGB codes within the Excel workbook itself for safekeeping and easy reference.

So how do you adjust the bar color? Click on one of the bars. Click on the paint can icon. Select “More Colors.” In the pop-up window, select the “Custom” tab. Type in the RGB codes for your plain color and the action color.

Step 8: Adjust the font size and colors.

Here’s another spot where personal preferences come into play. When I’m going to be pasting my chart into a report, I often match my chart’s font to the report (e.g., Calibri size 11, which we typically use for the body text). When I’m going to be pasting my chart into a single, standalone handout, or into a powerpoint slide, I use much larger font sizes (e.g., 14, 16, or 18 point font). When I’m using data labels within the bars (see Step 5), I often use bold font to make the text pop.

Gray can be used strategically to dull-down the least important features of the chart – like the horizontal axis labels (’07, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11, and ’12).

We’re getting closer! Not there yet…

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Step 9: Adjust the gap width.

Gap width is a lesser-known, but very cool, feature of Excel. The gap width is the amount of space between the bars. The default setting on most computers is 150%, which means the distance between the bars is 1.5 times wider than the bar itself.

To adjust gap width, right-click on one of the bars and select “Format Data Series.” In the pop-up window, you can increase or decrease the gap width, as shown below. I often use 50-75% rather than the default 150%.

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Hot tip for advanced users: The gap width feature is also very useful for histograms. You can decrease the gap width to 5% so that only a sliver of space remains between the bars.

Step 10: Remove tick marks.

For help with tick marks, watch this tutorial.

Step 11: Remove the legend.

In this simple chart, the legend doesn’t serve any purpose. To remove the legend, simply click on the legend and press the Delete key on your keyboard.

Step 12: Remove the grid lines.

Again, because this chart is so simple, we don’t need the grid lines. For help removing the grid lines, watch this tutorial.

We’re all done! Here’s the finished product.

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Step 13: Add a caption (optional).

Charts are inserted into a variety of communications modes: within the body of a report, as a standalone chart that’s printed out and hung on a bulletin board, as a standalone chart that’s printed and used as the handout at a meeting, on a powerpoint slide…

This particular chart was flashed on the screen for 15 seconds during my Ignite session, so there was no need to add a caption. My voice served as the caption.

However, when creating standalone charts, you’ll want to add contextual details so that the reader who passes by your chart on your organization’s bulletin board can quickly grasp the chart’s key takeaway message. One of the best ways of adding contextual details is to add a caption within the Prime Real Estate at the top of the chart. For an example, check out this post by Cole Nussbaumer.

Bonus

I hope this was helpful! Click here to download my Excel file. Thanks again to the dataviz challenge winners, Molly Hamm, David Napoli, Susan Kistler, Jon Schwabish, Ethan, Mike, Sara Vaca, Samantha Grant, and Kevin Gilds!

Discussion Questions

What are your favorite tools for selecting color palettes and determining RGB codes? When do you add captions to your charts, and what are your strategies for selecting the most important findings to emphasize in that caption? Have you adjusted the gap width for any of your charts, and if so, in what situations?

What Makes Concrete Worth Spending?

Concrete is a chemically combined material. It is a mass of different materials. In concrete, the binding materials act as the binder, and the insert materials work as the filler. The insert material is known as aggregates that include brick, chips, sand, shells, gravel, stone chips, and many more. When it comes to binders, the common materials are lime and cement. You can find concrete in Norman OK in both residential and commercial properties.

The material is considered one of the most preferred choices due to its durability and cost-effectiveness. Even if you have a restricted budget, you can consider using concrete. As concrete is versatile and flexible, it can enable you to convert your dream project into a reality without hurting your budget.  Also, you can reinforce concrete with steel to build earthquake-proof solid structures. The material does not demand much maintenance. The repair is also easy. You can repair any concrete work and save a lot on the replacement. If you want to know more about the benefits of concrete, you can have a look at the following.

Less Expensive

Concrete will cost you less compared to other construction materials. The production cost is low, and that will enable you to complete your project within a limited budget. Also, the material is easily accessible. All the major ingredients that include aggregates, binders, and water are widely available. The easy availability will reduce the end cost. You can complete your project fast as well.

Good Option for All Weather Conditions

Concrete can harden and get its strength even in unfavorable weather conditions. You can use this construction material at an ambient temperature. All the credit goes to the cement. It is a low-temperature bonded material. It will help to harden the construction regardless of the weather condition.

Flexible

Concrete is super flexible. You can use it for any construction project. The material can be poured into different sizes and shapes. It can be the best option for complex configurations and shapes.

Energy Efficient

Concrete is more energy efficient compared to many other construction materials. Its temperature control ability, thermal efficiency, and air tightness will minimize the influence of the outside temperature.  As a result, you will have to spend less on energy consumption.

Recyclable

The industrial waste of concrete is recyclable. Most of its wastes can be recycled. Therefore, the impact on the environment will be less.

Durable

Concrete is extremely durable. Concrete can last long. Also, the material is easy to repair. Whenever there is any damage, you can fix it fast.  The repair will be affordable and lasting as well. However, if you consider other materials, you might need to spend more on the replacement or repair.

Versatile

Concrete is versatile. You can use it for all types of construction projects including residential and commercial. As it is flexible, you can choose any impressive design and style to boost the curb appeal of your home or office’s exterior or interior.

Concrete can be a perfect choice to get any shape. The material is flexible, versatile, affordable, and durable.  More importantly, it demands minimal maintenance.

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Top Benefits of Renting a Yacht in Cabo San Lucas

When it comes to the summer season, most people who do not own a boat, prefer renting a yacht in Cabo San Lucas. The purpose can be fishing, water skiing, or just leisure, renting a boat make things easier. Also, when the purpose is a holiday, it’s the perfect thing you can opt for.

 

Renting a yacht in Cabo San Lucas is very easy, as there are so many options out there. After renting the yacht you just have to spend the time in comfort and have fun. Let’s check out the benefits of renting a yacht in Cabo San Lucas.

 

Rejuvenate

 

There are other ways to have fun in Cabo San Lucas fishing trips but yachting is the best way. It will refresh your mind and body and you can relax from the work and daily life stress. Fishing or water skiing will free your mind from everyday hassle. Also, having a tour on a yacht will give you some peaceful and fun moments with your loved ones. The refreshments from the yacht crew will rejuvenate you and it will be one of the best memories.

 

Best comfort

 

A yacht rental in Cabo San Lucas provides several options to their guests. You can hire luxury, racing, and fishing boats. A rental service is very convenient as they offer several options. These offers apply to everyone who intends to hire a rental service. Other than this, you will get amenities of your choice.

 

Freedom

 

You can just be yourself on a yacht. Leave all your worries behind and live in the moments. When you rent a private yacht at Cabo San Lucas, the ride will give you the freedom to unwind and have fun. As you will be away from the hustle-bustle of the city, you can breathe the fresh sea air and engage your free time in various relaxing activities.

 

Smooth and enjoyable ride

 

A yacht tour in Cabo San Lucas not only helps you unwind and relax, but you will get a smooth, hassle-free ride. Make sure to gear up in light clothes and fishing gear if you want to catch some fishes. While you catch the fishes you will get a continuous supply of refreshments and they will be included in the yacht rental price. There will be boat amenities like a spa, massage, and even a swimming pool if you have hired a super charter. Other than these, normally you will get food and drinks.

 

Delicious foods

 

When you rent a yacht at Cabo San Lucas, you already pay for the food and other amenities. You will get a preference sheet where you have to fill in the things you need. This way the crew of the yacht will prepare for the same. In the case of the foods on board, you can add the restrictions you have, and the things you’d prefer. Based on your recommendations you will be served delicious meals and refreshments. If you request alcoholic beverages, you will get the same upon request.

 

Cabo yacht rental is the best holiday option you can opt for. This will be the perfect getaway for you and your loved ones.

 

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Alignment in OKC – Don’t Ignore Wheel Problems

Those who are driving vehicles will always be aware of the care it requires. No matter if your vehicle is old or new it will always require proper serving and alignment of its wheels. If you notice that your vehicle is pulling towards the right or left, then it is the time you need to get the wheels aligned. It is after the alignment is done you will be able to drive your vehicle without any problem.

 

Drive safe and be safe

 

There are many problems that might be encountered in your vehicle. One such problem is the alignment of wheels. You will come across many repairing shops in OKC. Thus, after satisfying yourself to the fullest chose the wheel alignment in Oklahoma City Ok. It is required when the tires are new or you have got some repairing done on the wheels. Taking proper care of the wheels is going to increase the life span of your vehicle in every manner.

 

Choose a good service center

 

It is very important to choose a good service center so that all the problems in your vehicle are solved. It is vital to ensure at the technicians that are working in the service center are experienced and well-trained. You can also make a personal visit so that you can see the way the service is done there. You can also clear your doubts by looking at the way the vehicles are managed. There are many service centers that will offer you a pick and drop facility. So, there is nothing to worry about if you are not able to drop your vehicle at the center.

 

Different services offered by centers

 

Apart from wheel alignment, there are other services like Auto Service Oklahoma City OK, batteries check-up, A/C check-up, brakes check-up, oil change, tire change, and overall inspection that is carried out. Some centers also offer discounts on the services so if you are lucky enough you can also benefit from it. If you think that your vehicle has not been serviced for a long time you can get it done along with wheel alignment.

 

Contact information

 

It is always necessary to keep the contact details with you so that you do not have to worry at the last moment. In case if you do not have you need to open the site and view the contact details. You will be able to see the phone number, email id, address, live chat, privacy policy, etc. on the site itself. Nowadays, many websites are active on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, etc. Anyone who wishes to get the latest updates and read what others are saying about the particular service center can gather information through social networking sites.

 

To be on the safer side it is better that you fix an appointment so that you are saved from the unnecessary hassle of waiting. You can also request a quote so that you are aware of the payment as well. If you are satisfied with the amount you can proceed and finish the booking.

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Business Coach In Oklahoma City – Facts You Need To Know

In the present date, every second individual is trying to set up their own business. It is a great way to succeed in life and also earn money. Everyone wants to be successful in a business but it is so easy? People who have not studied business and business are also that easy for them to set up a successful business without having the proper knowledge?

 

This is where you need a business coach. It does not matter whether your business is small or big you would be needing a business coach at any point in your business. Here is an article that will help you understand more about the business coach in Oklahoma City.

 

Business Coach

 

A business Coach is a professional and experienced business owner or entrepreneur who has knowledge of business and can use that knowledge and skills to help you in growing your own business. They act as a guide and can help you in making your business successful and can also make sure you take correct decisions for your business. Their experience and skill can help you in getting an unbiased overview of your business, and can later sit with you to rectify each problem.

 

Responsibilities Of a Business Coach

 

There are a lot of responsibilities of a business coach but about all, they are responsible for helping you throughout your business planning and execution. They are required to create a progressive structure so that you can learn and develop skills to finally improve your business. They are also responsible for providing you with support, perspective, and also accountability. Their main goal is to make your business successful and to help you out throughout the initial stage of your business.

 

Reasons Why You Need To Hire a Business Coaches

 

Here are a few reasons why you should be hiring a business coach for your own business.

 

  • They can help you know more about your business.

 

  • They can help you in setting up important tasks for your business.

 

  • They can make sure you reach your estimated goal faster.

 

  • They will be able to give you an unbiased view of your business.

 

  • They can help you with new ideas to grow the business.

 

  • They can help you reach your goals faster and complete challenges.

 

  • They can show you the path and guide you through the path of success as well.

 

  • They can help you grow your business with their knowledge and can also make you understand about the competition

 

  • They can make sure you do not get diverted from your goal.

 

  • They can help you in finding loopholes and blind spots in your business.

 

 

Final Words

 

Oklahoma business coach is blooming each day with new businesses and firms. Small scale businesses are in abundance. And at this time the most required person is a business coach in Oklahoma city to assist people with their business and help them become better. Oklahoma City has recently come up with 539 new business associations and this industry is constantly developing.

Tips to Get the Best Deal on Moving Companies

If you are planning to move to a new apartment in Oklahoma City then along with focusing on amenities and space available you should also focus on hiring a moving company at the best deal. The tips provided here under will help you to save a lot of money while dealing with Oklahoma City moving companies by hiring one of them at a very affordable price.

Pack it yourself: Most of the moving companies offer service to pack your belongings to give you peace of mind but charge extra for this service. You can actually get peace of mind by packing your goods yourself as you can pack everything safely and need not struggle to find them when unpacking.

Negotiate: You can deal with the best Oklahoma moving companies and choose the most affordable one by negotiating them. Moving companies can lower their charges as there is much competition in this business.

Do not get defrauded: Saving some money by finding an affordable moving company can sometimes cost you high. There can be fraudsters in the company that can cover up their loss due to their low cost by stealing some of your properties. Though it is important to find a moving company within your budget but you should also check a few other things while hiring one like insurance and license of the company, reasonability of the low price, professional attitude, online reviews, and referrals from family and friends to avoid hiring a scam mover in Oklahoma City.

Compare quotes: Collect quotes from various Oklahoma City moving companies so that you can compare them to find the most suitable one for you. You should ask for item-wise quotes from different movers. But, while comparing their quotes you should focus not only on their prices but also on the facilities provided by them.

Book early: Instead of hiring a moving company at the last moment, you should start this procedure well in time as most movers charge additional fees when you book them at the eleventh hour. The prices quoted by some of the movers can be reasonably low if you can adjust your moving schedule as per their convenience. You can also reduce the cost of moving by keeping your belongings ready before the arrival of the mover as some of the movers may charge for waiting to let your goods ready to load and move. You can also reduce the time of waiting by calling the landlord on the moving day beforehand.

Ask about any kind of extra charges: Usually, movers charge a bit extra for moving some special or larger items which can increase the overall cost of hiring Oklahoma City moving companies. If you ask the mover to pack and move appliances even then they may charge additionally.  In such a case, it can be ideal to sell your appliances if you do not need them in your new apartment as it can reduce your cost to move to a new location.

Thus by following the tips discussed in this write-up you can get the best deal on Oklahoma City moving companies to hire one at the best price.

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Ailments That Are Treatable through Chiropractor in Frisco

People who wish to get relived from back pain mostly select the renowned chiropractic treatment. Around 22 million Americans annually visit chiropractors. Of around 7.7 million or around 35% look for getting relieved of back pain due to sports injuries, accidents, and muscle strains.

Best Chiropractor in Frisco, TX, specializes in treating conditions related to the structure of your body. Chiropractors work with the main objective of relieving pain and providing better function. They don’t do surgery and prescribe drugs. Instead, they can manipulate or adjust the spine with other body parts for positioning them in the right manner, or in the right alignment.

The chiropractic care in Frisco works on the idea that when the body gets properly aligned, you get a better chance of healing. You get an overview of common ailments. Most of these are related to the spine but not all.

Lower Back Pain

Among the most common reasons for which people seek chiropractor support is lower back pain. The spinal manipulation techniques by chiropractors in Frisco mostly emphasize lower back pain. Some people having lower back pain benefit a lot from visiting chiropractors, according to National Center for Integrative and Complementary Health. According to some research, it is suggested that people facing lower back pain get the most relief from visiting a chiropractor compared to consulting the family doctor.

Migraine Headaches

Chiropractic manipulations on the spine are known to lessen the frequency of migraines and minimize the requirement for the medication of migraines. The occurrence of this isn’t known exactly. The study authors suggest that chiropractic care leads to lessening of stress, which in turn leads to reduction of migraine effects. Migraine headache triggers include certain foods. The chiropractors also provide advice on nutrition with changes in diet for treating migraines along with other headache types.

Neck Pain

Professional chiropractors often use manipulations for treating neck pain. These are commonly known as neck adjustments. For some cases, such neck adjustments in addition to exercises work well for fixing neck pain compared to pain medications. You can consult a chiropractor when you’ve got neck pain for a long time because of an injury. The neck pain can respond well to chiropractic care.

Shoulder Pain

You’ve most probably thought of neck and back pain when discussing chiropractic treatment. However, chiropractors in Frisco, TX, also help for fixing painful and stiff shoulders. People having frozen should show more movement and lesser pain after getting treated through a chiropractor in Frisco. The chiropractor stretches muscles that surround the shoulder and also shows the right way of performing stretches at the house.

Knee Pain

The Pain is most often from, wear and tear on the knee joint that leads to knee osteoarthritis. The condition is quite common. Chiropractic care works well for the problem. Sometimes Chiropractors make basic knee adjustments as well. The treatment can work well compared to only knee exercises. People who get treated in this way feel less pain with better function post few weeks.

All treatment methods through professional chiropractors in the Frisco, TX area based on an accurate diagnosis of the type of pain you’re facing. Prior to treatment, a chiropractor has to be informed about the medical history, including present medications, ongoing medications, lifestyle factors, and surgical/traumatic history. For being on the safe side you can check with the medical practitioner for ensuring that your condition has significantly benefited through treatment from the best chiropractor in Frisco, TX.

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Benefits of a Call Tracking Software

Handling business these days has become very easy. As you are responsible for the retail work of your organization, you have to pay attention to the marketing section. This will go smoothly if you can track your clients and customers.

 

For your benefit, you can now install a tracking system with your telephone system. It will help you run your business properly. Also, it offers a call forwarding feature. This will forward the calls to the responsible departments. There are other benefits of such software, let’s take a look.

 

You can track ROI

 

With best call tracking software you can track the return on investment. You can track the calls from the customers who have purchased from you. Also, you can give reminders to your clients about any product delivery or a deal. You can keep track of every transaction made and the profits you have gained.

 

Determine the peak call time

 

Call tracking allows you to track the peak time of most calls. You will get the entire information on the calls made at some hours. You will get the information of most customers received at a certain time. This will help you reach out to the customers, and your staff will be able to handle the calls.

 

Make a fast decision

 

Tracking software will assist you to make better and faster decisions. When you get to track the calls, it allows you to know about the caller and other information about them. Once you start the tracking you understand the type of customer has called, and it will lead you to better advertisement strategies.

 

Better call forwarding

 

Tracking the calls will help your staff to forward the same to the responsible departments. For example, you have a customer service department, and it has different sections. Once the calls start to arrive, it will give information on the type of customer they are. This way the call can be diverted to the responsible department in the office. If it’s a client call, you already have information about them, then it will directly go to the management department.

 

Targeted advertising

 

You will get a lot of information from the software. It will show you the name of the person and where they live. This demographic will help you build a better marketing strategy. You can create advanced and targeted advertising.

 

Call recording

 

You can even record the incoming calls. This is one of the best benefits of call tracking software. This way you will get to know the kind of issues your customers are facing. Also, you will have information about the demands of your consumers. This way you can build better strategies for your products.

 

Effective website handling

 

Using tracking software for calls will also help you get efficient website handling. With the system, you will understand which landing page is prompting the calls. This will assist you to learn more about the operations of the page, and you can easily optimize it to a better site.

 

Call Tracking software reviews is also helpful for SEO. You can generate pay per click system to understand which keywords are prompting more calls. It will allow you to make better keywords and make them useful for your customers.

What Should Include In Cute Golf Clothes For Ladies?

Ladies playing golf at a municipal golf course can wear any type of clothes they like and feel comfortable in. Women golfers usually wear T-shirts and jeans while playing on local small golf courses. But while playing at semi-private, private, or resort-type golf courses they cannot wear whatever they like. They will have to follow a dress code set by the management of the golf course. They may expect their players to wear cute golf clothes for ladies so they not only look properly dressed golf players but also improve the reputation of the golf club. Though the standard of these dress codes can vary with each golf course still the players have to follow them to maintain harmonious looks on the golf course.

Commonly used cute golf clothes for ladies 

Bottoms: Generally, women on the golf course wear various types of bottoms as per the dress code of the golf club but slacks are the most commonly worn bottom in the fall or early spring. During summer, they are recommended to wear short slacks like crops, shorts, golf skirts, or capris. The length of short pants should be up to the knees or a bit more. However, in some golf clubs, golf dresses or skorts are also permitted for ladies to wear while on the golf course. But normally they are not expected to wear sweatpants, athletic pants, jeans, or sunglasses while playing golf.

Tops: Women golfers are asked to wear sleeveless colored blouses or blouses with sleeves at most of the golf courses. But a polo-style shirt is considered among the most popular and cute golf clothes for ladies. You can find these tops in various designs and colors including v-neck, zip-top, and button-down in long sleeves, short sleeves, and without sleeves so that you can choose as per the dress code of your golf club. Many golf clubs also accept tops with a turtleneck as part of golf clothes for women instead of halters, tank tops, and T-shirts.

Jackets and sweaters: During cold days golfers usually dress up in layers like wearing a sweater or vest over a polo shirt or turtleneck to keep them warm and comfortable while playing golf. They are also allowed to wear light jackets, wind shirts, or button-down collared shirt instead of sweatshirts or denim jackets as an additional cover on their golf clothes.

Shoes and socks: The dress code of nearly all the golf clubs includes wearing golf shoes on the golf course but most of them recommend soft non-metallic spikes beneath their shoes. Low socks are popularly worn with skorts, golf dresses, and short pants on the golf course but colored crew socks are recommended to wear with long pants.

Head Covering: On sunny days a visor or cap is advised to wear on the golf course to protect their eyes and skin from the sunrays. You can choose head covers made in different colors, styles, and types of materials. Designer caps like crocheted caps and straw caps are more popular among golfer ladies.

Thus, the tips provided in this write-up can help you to find cute golf clothes for ladies to look more beautiful while playing golf on the golf course.

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Search for the Best High Schools in Tampa Bay

If you are looking for the best high schools in Tampa Bay then you should go through the list created by U.S. News at includes schools from Clearwater and St. Petersburg along with Tampa Bay. Some of the best high schools on this list include:

Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School

The rank of this high school among the high schools in Florida is 43rd. The participation rate of this school in Advanced Placement is 81% as its students were allowed to take courses and exams of AP. This high school is among the 65 high schools of Hillsborough. The total enrolment of economically disadvantaged students in this school is17% whereas 53% is the enrolment of minority students.

Plant High School

The rank of this school in Florida is 39th. Being one of the 65 high schools in Hillsborough the AP participation rate of this school is 82% as its students were permitted to join courses and take exams of Advanced Placement. 22% of its students are economically disadvantaged segment whereas 35% from a minority segment of this region.

Sickles High School

It is another school from 65 Hillsborough High School that has been ranked for 72nd position in Florida. The participation of its students in the courses and exams of Advanced Placement has allowed this school to achieve a 70% participation rate. 37% of the students in this school are from the economically deprived section and 54% frm the minority section.

Land O’ Lakes High School

The rank of this school in the list of the best high schools in Tampa Bay is 84th. It is one of the 28 high schools in Pasco. 41% of the students in this school are from the minority segment and 35% from the economically deprived section. Still, its rate of participation in Advanced Placement exams is 57% as its students were allowed to take courses ad exams of AP.

Palm Harbor University High

In Florida the rank of this high school is 77th. It is one of the high schools in the Pinellas that has a 66% rate of participation in Advanced Placement exams as its students have taken courses and exams of AP. 23% of the total students enrolled in this school are from economically disadvantaged sections and 23% from minority section.

Osceola Fundamental High

In Florida, 73rd is the rank of Osceola Fundamental High. Though it is one of the 38 high schools in the Pinellas but its rate of participation in AP exams is 74% as its students got an opportunity to take courses and exams of Advanced Placement. 22% of the total enrolled students are from minority and 25% are economically disadvantaged students.

Robinson High School

The rank of this high school within Florida is 79th. Its participation rate in AP is 74% as its students were allowed to take courses and exams of Advanced Placement. 53% of the total number of students enrolled in this school is minority whereas 44% from the economically disadvantaged section.

To choose the best high school in Tampa Bay you should check and compare the features of various high schools near you.

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Book for Experienced Pediatric Dentist in OKC

Do not ignore any problem related to teeth if your child is facing it. Take out some time from your hectic schedule and visit the dentist. Tell your child to tell all the problems that he or she is facing so that based on that the dentist can give suggestions for it.

 

There are many dentists for kids in OKC but try to choose the one who is an experienced pediatric dentist in OKC. These dentists are well trained and experienced enough to deal with kids. Your child should also feel comfortable otherwise he or she will not be able to tell the problems properly.

 

Parents – Accompanying a Must

 

No dentist will attend if the child visits the clinic. Thus, it is mandatory for either of the parents to go with the child. Your child will feel comfortable when you are around and shall be able to tell all the dental problems easily. The support extended by the dentist during the first visit will be helpful in developing trust and confidence in the patient. This will inculcate a lasting relationship with the dentist as well. So, if in future any problem occurs your child will tell you to take him or her to that particular dentist only.

 

Prepare your child mentally

 

Dental problem is one such issue that is faced by many kids. So, whenever you are taking your child to the dentist you need to remove the fear from the child’s mind. You should educate your child that if the visit to the dentist is not made on a timely basis it might cause other major problems. Try to explain to your child in such a manner that he or she understands it properly. Do not try to scare your child in any manner whatsoever. Prepare the child mentally so that your child visits the dentist with a smile on his face.

 

Be ready for visits

 

It will take a few visits to the dentist so that the dental problem is solved. During the first visit, the dentist will usually examine the problem, and based on that you shall be given the next date to visit. Try to be on time so that you are there when your turn comes.

 

Helpful Tips 

 

Your child should be neatly dressed so that child does not feel that he or she is going to some scary place. You should build confidence in your child. Tell your child to brush the teeth before visiting the dentist. An experienced dentist will avoid using the words such as a hurt, drill, pull, and needle which might seem scary to the child. They might address it with other names which might seem pleasant to any child.

 

In case if your child has any habit such as thumb sucking or is using bottles for drinking milk should be addressed to the dentist. There might be some problems that can be cured by maintaining teeth. Thus, your dentist might tell you to brush your teeth two times a day to do proper flossing under the inspection of an adult before the next appointment is fixed.

 

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