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$200 Per Hour Opening Cars — How To Become A Lockout Specialist

If you haven’t yet locked your keys inside your car, you will someday. The odds are heavily against you, because this is one of the most common slip-ups to haunt the civilized world. Personally I’ve done it no less than ten times myself over a period of, say, twenty years…and I’m a Locksmith!

Now, how can you turn this into a benefit?

If you happen to be looking for a high profit, super interesting career you could do a lot worse than to consider becoming a Lockout Specialist. I know whereof I speak, because as a working Locksmith since 1983 I’ve opened (literally) countless vehicles and I’ve had many instances where I made upwards of $200 per hour over several hours at a time. I can recall one incredible day in which I serviced twenty-three lockouts, at an average price of $40 and an average labor time of 10 minutes per vehicle — for most of a day. This was near Christmas in 1995, in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was self-employed and doing very well as a full service Locksmith, but the bulk of my business during Holidays has always been in the form of lockouts.

It is important to make a distinction here, to avoid confusion. I am not proposing that you will make that kind of money day after day. There will be average days, and there will be busy days. But if you set up a business, in a fairly large city or base yourself at least near one, you stand to make unconscionably easy money once you get settled in and your business becomes visible. Opening locked cars is as easy a profession as ever has been conceived. It takes some skill, of course, and you will have to do some studying before you break out the lockout tools and advertise yourself — but compared to many other professions it just can’t be beat for simplicity. You will also have to do some homework with respect to legality. Some states require Lockout Specialists to be registered Locksmiths, but most do not! This is something you have to determine before you take another step.

If you find that you are living in a jurisdiction that requires registering, it is not that difficult to do. You will have to gain a wider knowledge of Locksmithing, but this certainly is not a detriment as it will likely lead to a fantastic career that goes well beyond opening locked mini-vans. If on the other hand you are fortunate enough to be living in an area in which Lockout Specialists can be licensed without having to be full-fledged Locksmiths, the path to a cushy career sprawls before you.

I started my business in Salt Lake City when I was 37 years of age. Up until then I had never so much as dreamt of being involved with locks, car openings or keys. I was in dire straights, having just lost most everything I owned through a business failure that occurred as collateral damage from a divorce. Someone suggested I go door to door and sell “door viewers” — those little peepholes people put in their front doors. This actually worked well, but only because at that time I had no bills (everything got disposed of). After a while I was being asked to install locks. I started doing that and was buying deadbolts at a local Locksmith shop one day when the guy behind the counter, who by then had gotten to know me, suggested I start a Locksmith business. I thought he was kidding me, seriously. But he told me that Locksmiths make incredible profit from most everything they do, especially doing lockouts. He sold me a few tools — which in Utah is perfectly legal (or was at that time at least) — and also a small book on opening cars.

That was a turning point in my life. I went on, within six months, to taking on small Locksmith jobs and teaching myself. I put a small ad in the Yellow Pages, hoping against hope I wouldn’t go bust in the first few months because those ads can’t be canceled, and I soon realized there was enough business out there that I was opening cars almost every day. I got better at it the more I did it (there were nightmare jobs in which it took me hours to open a single car, but that was in the very early days). Eventually the calls started coming in quite regularly and I started making good money, doing something I enjoyed. The feeling of helping others who really need your specialized service is a great one, and knowing you are working for yourself and no one else is beyond description.

I had to do all this without a road map. There was nothing available to beginners in those days, not like there is today. The explosion of information that is the Internet has made all the difference. I wish back in 1983 I’d had the advantages available to career seekers today. There are many self-help manuals and DVD courses now that can teach you to set up a Lockout Specialist business, or a full-fledged Locksmith business. The prices are surprisingly affordable, and the information in at least some of them is staggering. In many cases, you can actually earn certification by purchasing one of these courses.

It is worth considering if you like the idea of working for ten minutes, assisting a motorist in need, and putting up to $50 or $60 dollars in your pocket for your trouble.

Are You Storing Your Car The Right Way?

If you think that park, lock, and leave is all you need to do to store a car, then you are wrong! You can do this if you want to leave the car parked for a few hours or overnight, but doing the same for an extended period can cause serious damages to your vehicle. For whatever reason you stay away from your vehicle, you must put your car in storage and for that, knowing correct storage techniques is important as you may return to a dead battery, ruined tyres, or worse a damaged engine on leaving your car parked on the street or in a garage for a long time.

Here is the list that you need to follow before leaving your car in the garage for a long period.

Clean the interior and exterior of the vehicle: Cleaning the vehicle before leaving it for a long time may sound lame, but it is one of the important steps to remember. Bird faeces and water stains can damage your car’s paint if left for long. Make sure to clean the car as well as the tyres thoroughly. Coat the car with wax for added protection.

Change the oil and coolant: You can skip this step if you are leaving the car just for a week or two. But, if you have longer plans, then you must change the oil and coolant of the car. Contaminants present in oil can damage the car’s engine. The damage will either make you put the car for sale or pay huge bills at repair shops.

Keep the gas tank full: While leaving the car for more than 30 days, keep the gas tank full to prevent moisture accumulate inside the fuel tank and keep the seals from drying out.

Keep it charged: Remove the battery and keep it in a safe place to save the battery life. Put the car on a trickle charger and if you cannot remove the batteries, simply disconnect them.

Avoid using parking brakes: There are chances that the brake pads and rotors may fuse when kept in contact for a longer time. Better to buy a tyre stopper instead.

Keep the tyres inflated: Neglecting the tyres and leaving them stationary for a long period will develop flat spots on them. Inflate the tyre and find them in a better shape on your return.

Spread mothballs inside and outside the vehicle: Don’t forget to put moth balls or cotton balls dabbed in peppermint oil to avoid rodent attack.

Putting used vehicles on sale is not that easy, it is therefore recommended to maintain your vehicle if you want its best resale value. You never know when you may get tempted to buy a new car.

More Information About Payment Protection Insurance

Payment protection insurance is well-known as PPI, credit protection insurance, or loan repayment insurance. It is an insurance product that is designed to cover an outstanding debt.This debt is in the form of a loan or an overdraft, which is sold by banks and other credit providers. One can receive various PPI policies along with a variety of financial products like different segment loans, credit cards etc. The borrower against an accident, sickness, unemployment or death, circumstances is covered in it that may stop them from earning a salary/wage by which they can service the debt.

Payment protection insurance is made to make sure you can carry on paying a lender what you owe each month if you lose your income because of accident, illness or redundancy. For the purpose of providing the lender enough safeguard, this Payment protection insurance policy is especially cut out where borrower is unlikely to make the repayment of the loan amount. Many people want to take loan without giving much thought to their repaying capacity because the fragile financial situation across the Europe is contributing in the credit default cases. Borrowers have to pay a particular amount of premium under the scheme of PPI claims. This amount is pay on the monthly basis together with the installments of borrowed amount.

The concept of payment protection insurance is made with the purpose to protect the uncertainty of life which can make a person unable to complete his/her financial promises.This policy is profitable arrangement for the lenders, banks and other financial institutions. It is very easy to get this facility along with most of the financial loans. Payment protection insurance is one of the useful insurance, but numerous PPI policies have been mis-sold beside loans, credit cards and mortgages. There are many possibilities of Reclaiming PPI in this case and can either be started on your own or by the use of a PPI Claims companies.

7 Documents You’ll Need When Consulting With a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered an injury that was caused by a third party and wish to receive compensation, it is important to quickly schedule a consultation with a personal injury lawyer as many states have statues of limitations, which limit the amount of time you have to file a claim. When you attend your consultation, you should bring the following seven documents, so your attorney can properly assess your case.

1. Your Notes About the Accident

As soon as you have the time, write down everything you remember about the accident. Be as detailed as possible. It is easy to forget important details that may have an effect on the outcome of your claim.

Try to answer the following questions about the accident when you are writing down your notes.

– What was the date and time of the accident?

– What happened before the accident?

– What happened during the accident?

– Where were you?

– What was the condition of your surroundings?

– Were there any witnesses to the accident?

– Who did you talk to at the scene of the accident, and what was said?

Be sure to write about any pain you are feeling and any conversations you had with your doctor.

2. Accident Report

Possibly, the most important document you should have at your consultation is an accident report.

If your accident occurred at your workplace or a business, an incident report should have been completed by the business owner or supervisor. Ask for a copy of the incident report. If the business refuses to give you a copy of the report, contact an attorney. It may be necessary to file a claim before the business will give you a copy of the incident report.

If you had a vehicle accident, an accident report should have been filled out by a police officer. The report should name the individuals who were involved in the accident, how the accident happened, the insurance information for the individuals involved in the accident, the names and contact information of witnesses, and any citations that were given.

3. Pictures

Pictures can help your attorney determine the extent of damage that was caused by your accident.

If you were in a car accident, you should take pictures of your vehicle, any other vehicles that were involved, the place where the accident occurred, license plates, and your injuries.

Remember to take pictures of your injuries as they heal because the pictures can help your attorney estimate the cost of future treatment.

4. Pay Stubs

If you had to miss work due to your accident, you will need to take pay stubs with the contact information of the company that performs your payroll to your consultation. Your pay stubs will be used to verify the amount of wages you will lose.

5. Hospital Records and Bills

You will need to take your hospital bills, discharge papers, prescription receipts, and any other medical documents you received because of your accident. Your medical records and bills will be used to determine how much your treatment is expected to cost.

6. Health Insurance Policy or Card

Your attorney will need to know if you have health insurance to cover the cost of your medical treatment. If you have insurance, your attorney will also want to know how much of your medical care the policy will cover.

7. Auto Insurance Policy

If you were in a car accident, you should take the declaration page of your auto insurance to your consultation. The declaration page gives details about your insurance policy and coverage.

When you have gathered all the necessary documents, you are ready to schedule your consultation with a personal injury lawyer.

Top 10 Recital Rules For Audience Members

With summer fast approaching many studios are preparing for end-of-school-year recitals. An important aspect of a successful piano recital is the observance of proper recital etiquette. Below are the top ten rules that audience members should observe when attending a recital.

The Audience:

(1) Arrive on time, or a little early. When audience members arrive on time it provides the best opportunity for the performance to begin on time. Arriving a few minutes early will also allow for time to get a program and to get seated. In fact, those who arrive early usually get the best pick on seating.

(2) Limit perfumes or colognes. While perfumes, colognes and scented body lotions do smell good, in a recital/concert setting it is NOT considered appropriate to wear strong smelling scents. Many people have allergies to perfumes. So, out of respect to the other members in the audience it is considered proper etiquette to limit, or refrain from, applying scented items on your body or clothing.

(3) Sit QUIETLY and listen to the performances. The role of the audience is to provide appropriate support and encouragement to the performer, and to receive enjoyment from the performance. As such, it is expected that audience members follow some basic rules:

* No talking, loud whispering, or humming along during a performance. Additionally, noisy candy or cough drop wrappers should be avoided! This can be very distracting to the performer and can (especially in young students) cause problems in the performance. It is also quite distracting for audience members.

* Remain seated during the performance (no wiggling or walking about), and only leave between pieces if absolutely necessary.

* No gum. Smacking and chewing noises can distract other audience members. And, gum dropped in a recital venue can create a “sticky” mess. It is best to use (quiet) breath mints instead.

* No whistling, yelling, or other loud methods of congratulations should be done, especially prior to the performance. If a performer is focused and ready to play, but becomes distracted with the “cat-calling” and “whooping” it can really throw off his performance. While boisterous congratulations are meant to show support for the performer, it may actually cause unintended problems instead. The best way to show appreciation for the performance is with thunderous applause, and an occasional “bravo” at the end of an especially great performance.

(4) Go to the bathroom BEFOREHAND. If it becomes absolutely necessary to leave the hall during the recital it should be done quietly and between pieces rather than in the middle of a piece.

(5) No flash photography. If pictures or video are allowed in the recital it is best to stand in the back and be as unobtrusive or noisy as possible. And, cameras should have the flash turned off. Random and/or unexpected flashing of cameras (along with the clicking noises) can really distract a performer.

(6) Turn off your cell phone or other electronic devices. It’s obvious enough that phone ringing and beeping is very distracting to the performer and the audience alike. It is necessary to save the texting and talking for after the recital is over.

(7) Attend the entire recital. Leaving early is not considered proper etiquette. All of the performers have worked hard to prepare for the event and all deserve equal respect and courtesy (i.e. a full recital hall).

(8) Clap appropriately. In addition to providing applause in congratulations it is also important to remember to only clap at appropriate times. For example, a multi-movement piece should only receive clapping when all of the movements have been played. Also, in piano recitals it is NOT considered appropriate to clap after an especially brilliant passage has been played. Instead, applause is reserved for after the performance is over (or when the performer first enters the stage).

(9) Dress appropriately. Unless otherwise indicated in the invitation the general rule on recital attire is for it to be clean, not have holes or tears, and be more dressy than a tank top or casual t-shirt or other other overly casual clothing (like short jean skirts or shorts). A good practice is to dress as if going to church or on an interview.

(10) Most important of all is to enjoy the music. Creating an environment which allows all audience members to listen to the performances unhindered will result in an enjoyable and valuable experience for all involved. After all music is fun! It should be enjoyed.

There are many benefits to learning, teaching and applying proper recital etiquette. Recital etiquette is an important social skill that audience members should know and practice.

Why to Get Your Car Insured

Almost everyone owns a car now. They have become the most efficient way to commute. With the number of accidents increasing people are getting themselves insured. But what everyone forgets to do is get car insurance. Cars can be very expensive and incase there is some damage is done to them through any calamity the damages cannot be paid for if they are not insured. As people are have come to understand the importance of getting their cars insured they are doing it on a wider scale now.

For this purpose there are many companies that are being opened for the purpose of giving out car insurance. Before getting and insurance the value of the car should be checked and the paper work should be done accordingly. There are many companies that promise to deliver quality services to their members but it is essential to check the reliability of these companies. The internet has a very wide search engine where a person can get their research done on which company will give them the best services.

The amount covered by the insurance differs from vehicle to vehicle. If the car is more expensive than the amount paid to the insurance company will also be more so that there is enough money to cover the damages in case there are any. It is mandatory to get your car insured but it isn’t necessary that you will have to spend a lot for this purpose. The amount to be paid depends upon the cost of the vehicle and how much the repairs to be done will amount to.

Everyone can avail this facility and there are special student discounts for teenagers as they cannot afford to pay more and their cars are also comparatively cheaper. One must read the terms and conditions before finalizing one. These insurance companies repair almost all damages however, one must remember that damage caused due to reckless driving on the owners part is not covered.

Having it insured will give you several benefits and you will not have to bear all expenses on your own. This facility is beneficial to everyone. In case you want to get your car damages repaired through insurance due to an accident then it eminent to submit an FIR copy with the insurance companies.

As it is said it is better to be safe than sorry. this insurance helps to reduce expenses and one always benefits when it comes to availing a car insurance.

Tips to Find an Affordable Dental Insurance

When it comes to planning for the future, the most important thing that is always near the top of the list is your insurance plans, right? Well, when it comes to your orthodontic care, you might be a little reluctant to spend as much as you do on health insurance. So what do you do then? You look for affordable dental insurance!

If the whole process of looking for a good and secure dental company at a low cost is new to you then this can be quite a guide. The best way to score a good policy would be by getting a recommendation. If you don’t get anything you’re satisfied with from friends or relatives then pay a visit to your family dentist and see if they can recommend something for you.

If recommendations don’t work out for you then fret not as there are other ways. Get on the internet and start searching for dental insurance providers and you’ll come across too many to handle. So instead of jumping on the first attractive package you see, take some time to note all the affordable ones down and make a little table stating all the cost and benefits that comes with each company and from there you can pick the one that suits you best.

Also, when it comes to making final decisions, you must be aware of hidden cost and all the added fees in the payment structures as they are not always stated directly. So make appointments to meet the agents of the various companies and don’t put your signature down on anything until you’ve discussed the plan thoroughly. Ask as many questions as you need and get all your answers before you finally make the big decision.

Once you’ve got your dental insurance in the bag, sit back, relax and live in your financial security.

How Gps Vehicle Trackers Improve Navigation & Save Your Time

With more cars on the roads than ever before, managing your everyday commute can be quite a hassle without a GPS vehicle tracker giving you navigation tips and traffic information. What initially started as a safety feature has now become a necessity for vehicle owners, offering so many benefits in so many ways that people don’t want to buy a car without a GPS tracker anymore. The tech does more than just give you a real-time update of your vehicle’s location – it can also help save a lot of your time that would otherwise be wasted on getting trapped in traffic jams on overcrowded streets. Wish to learn more about how this amazing piece of tech can help you with your driving? Read this article and find out:

Route optimization

City roads are always overcrowded, especially during peak traffic hours when even the smallest of commutes can eat up a lot of your productive time. Issues such as constructions, accidents or special events like VIP movement also lead to roads getting cordoned off and traffic getting diverted. Without a GPS vehicle tracker giving you real time information about what lies ahead, you will never know to change your route before it is too late, and you are caught in a traffic jam. The route optimization features of GPS trackers can help you avoid such scenarios and save a lot of time and frustration.

Vehicle maintenance

Many GPS vehicle trackers these days come equipped with telematics features including vehicle diagnostics, engine temperature indicators, fuel gauge, engine oil level displays and more. These are designed to give you a heads up about the health of your vehicle so that you can take necessary corrective action well in time and avoid troublesome and delay-causing consuming breakdowns. The idea is to make your vehicle maintenance and performance more predictable so as to ensure that you are able to extract maximum utility from the machine, as and when you need it.

Better coordination

Whether you run a transportation enterprise with a fleet of different vehicles or have a car meant for family use, knowing where and how the machine is being used can give you better insight into managing the vehicle. Knowing the current location of your car can save a lot of your time that would otherwise have been wasted in making constant phone calls to drivers for coordinating rides.

Improved navigation

For car owners who love taking their vehicles out on exploratory rides, having a GPS tracker can be a major boon as it can give them real time data about their location, which will be extremely helpful in finding their bearings in case a driver is lost, and in charting out the further route to take. Improved navigation and location tracking can help prevent many unnecessary delays and ensure the driver gets to their destination using the best, safest and most time-saving road possible.

GPS vehicle trackers can truly make your rides faster, safer and more hassle free. What do you think?

Reverse Phone Services That Use PayPal

As we all know, PayPal is one of the most secure payment forms on the internet and they provide you with a secure online transaction each and every time. Reverse phone services include this service so you never have to worry about people stealing your identify when you sign up for the service. With that said, here is some more information on why reverse phone services use secure payment forms and why you should too.

The main reason why you should always go though a secure site when signing up for a reverse cell service is due to the fact that your information is safe. When placing your credit card information, name, and e-mail address online without going through a secure site, you may be in a heap of trouble. This could lead to your identity being stolen or your credit card being swiped from someone far, far away.

The next reason why it is important to sign up for a reverse cell service with PayPal is because it makes life just a little bit easier. You don’t have to jump through loopholes or contact someone for support. It is a simple process that only takes a few minutes to complete.

The last reason why people should use PayPal is because they are reliable. ClickBank, the leader in digital downloads has teamed up with PayPal to allow you to have a secure transaction for any service in which you need.

So take the time to find a reverse service that includes PayPal and you will find the information you need today.

Always Have Boogers? Main Causes and Reasons Why!

Boogers are a fact of life; they come into the world with you and typically show up from time to time. For some people that time to time is more like hour to hour. To understand what you can do about boogers you have to understand what causes them and what they are.

What is a Booger?

A booger is the hardened mucus that coats your nose and throat. The point of mucus is to protect you from the dust, dirt and debris that are breathed in. The mucus traps all the debris that you breathe in through your nose and surrounds it so it does not get into your nose. The mucus hardens around the debris and it becomes a booger.

What Causes Excessive Boogers

If you always have boogers than it is very likely that you are breathing in something that you are allergic to. The mucus looks at the speck of whatever it is that you are breathing as a potential health liability, more mucus is formed by your body to protect from the intruder. When you always have boogers than your body is doing its job, if you are an allergy sufferer.

Colds and Infections

You will also produce a large number of boogers when you have a cold or any kind of infection in your sinuses. You will always have boogers if you do not get rid of your sinus infection or are exposed to allergens regularly.


Mucus needs fluids to function properly, if you do not hydrate yourself regularly than you will always have boogers. The mucus in your nose will dry up and leave you feeling crusty.

If you always have boogers and can not figure out the cause you may want to consider allergy tests.