Are you OVER paying your mechanic?

Written by Austin C. Davis

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Because this customer thought she had expensive transmission trouble, she would probably be happy with a bill for $350 and she will also thinkrepparttar shop did her a favor. Her first mistake was to diagnoserepparttar 101856 problem herself. I wonder if she goes to her dentist and tells her which tooth to pull or if she thinks it is time for another root canal? You take your car torepparttar 101857 repair shop to have someone else diagnose and repair your car; so let them do their job. Her second mistake was to tellrepparttar 101858 shop how much she was willing to spend.

Most ofrepparttar 101859 mechanics and service writers that I know of work on commission, and inrepparttar 101860 example above, an additional $150 would sure be a nice tip. I see this happen allrepparttar 101861 time and it is so easy to prevent. Sometimes it is better to simply describerepparttar 101862 symptoms torepparttar 101863 service writer, remain quiet about your budget dollars and letrepparttar 101864 shop diagnoserepparttar 101865 problem with your car and how much it will cost to repair.

Ifrepparttar 101866 problem you are having with your car will require a test drive forrepparttar 101867 mechanic or service writer to hear make sure you ride inrepparttar 101868 car with them atrepparttar 101869 time you drop off your car for repairs. If they can't hear it or feel it they can't fix it, and you will probably just get frustrated and discouraged by them not being able to repairrepparttar 101870 problem you want them to fix. Have you been over-paying your mechanic?


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Some Tips on Time Management - How to Better Manage

Written by Craig Lock

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If you can't sleep, don't waste time lying in bed. Get up and do something.

Use an answer phone.

Walk out of a poor movie or show. You've already wastedrepparttar money - so don't wasterepparttar 101855 time as well.

Plan your leisure. Don't expect your free time to fall into place by itself. Plan your weekends as carefully as you plan your weeks...and it's OK to do nothing.

Don't read a book, just because it has been given to you- if it doesn't interest you, give it to someone who would be interested.

Stop going to social events you would rather avoid - life's too short. Onrepparttar 101856 other hand, don't miss a social event you would enjoy just because you feel tired. If you enjoy something it revitalises you. But remember - there is usually work tomorrow!

"Never hurry - and don't worry - and don't forget to stop and smellrepparttar 101857 flowers." - Walter Hagen, American Golfer

"What I do with this day is important, because I have exchanged a day of my life for it."

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop. - Ovid

I likerepparttar 101858 words ofrepparttar 101859 Simon and Garfunkel song: "Slow down, don't you go so fast" from 'Feeling Groovy'. Not that I feel that way here in "Sleepy Hollow" inrepparttar 101860 beautiful country that is Godzone!

So just take and plan your time carefully. Always remember,

"Yesterday is a cancelled cheque, tomorrow is a promissory note, today is ready cash - use it well."

WHEN YOU TAKE CONTROL OF TIME, YOU TAKE CONTROL OVER YOUR LIFE. Craig Lock "Information and Inspiration distributor"

Author's Note: This extract is from Craig's first published book HANDBOOK TO SURVIVE - a collection of writings on various subjects to help every man or woman survive in a rapidly changing, uncertain world.

Craig's books are available at: and

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