Reasons You Need Roadside Assistance…

We all know how expensive insurance can be these days – you feel as though you are constantly paying out for maybe this will happen or maybe that will happen’. But one occasion not to skimp on coverage is when you purchase vehicle insurance. There are many benefits of roadside assistance so if your company offers this coverage it’s recommended that you take that. If they don’t offer it, you can get it from a range of companies (Consumer Report’s recommendations), at differing prices, dependent on the level of coverage you require.

There are many reasons why people need the benefits of roadside assistance; here are just some of them:

Run Out of Gas?

This is a nightmare, especially if it’s the middle of the night and you are on a country lane somewhere. It’s even worse if you happen to be a female traveling alone. While it’s easy to say that you should check fuel before you leave, I imagine this has happened to many of us at some time or another. Most roadside assistance companies will make lone females a priority, but even so, it can be a frightening experience. When in doubt, call  Modesto Towing Service who offers 24/7 roadside assistance. You may have to pay a little bit out of pocket, but it’ll be worth it knowing you are taken care of!

Tire Goes Flat?

Another nightmare scenario – you’re all ready to go out for dinner, (complete with dinner suit and shiny shoes!) or you’re taking the kids to the beach for the weekend and they’re clamoring to get moving, (are we there yet?’!) and you have a flat tire. The chances are that you could change the flat if you wanted to but what about your clothes? What about the children who are excited and want to go? Can you cope with the but you said…’? Do you really want to get the jack out and start crawling around on your knees? What if you have a flat on the way to a venue and you need to change a tire on a highway? That can be pretty dangerous. It’s much better to call your roadside assistance company and they will be with you as quickly as possible.

Dead Battery?

We’ve all made the mistake of leaving the radio on in our car, or forgotten to turn the lights off and then come to start the car in the morning only to find that the battery is dead. This can happen quite often, especially during the colder winter months and it is essential that you are not left without the ability to have the heating running. When you are covered by roadside assistance, they will come out to you, (even at home) and jump start the vehicle for you within minutes.

Lock Your Keys in The Car?

This is probably most people’s worst scenario! Locking the keys in the car can leave you in an extremely vulnerable position, especially if you are in the middle of a town and it’s at night! Or you just seem to remember taking your keys with you but you actually left them with your wallet and you can see them sitting there, on the passenger seat, almost mocking you? Many would probably have to fight the urge to break a window to get at the keys but that will leave you with additional expense to repair the broken glass as your insurance would not usually covered for that. Calling a locksmith is another possibility but you will find that the bill will be extremely steep for the small amount of time it would take them to help you. It’s far better to use one of the benefits of roadside assistance and call them out to help you. That would feel much better than having an unnecessary bill from a locksmith, wouldn’t it?

Need Family Coverage?

Many roadside assistance companies will offer additional coverage for family members at a greatly reduced cost. This is useful if you are a 2 car family, or one of your children has just started driving and you want to make sure that they could get assistance if they needed it.

When you work out the per-week cost, it really makes sense to receive the benefits of roadside assistance for as little as a daily Starbucks coffee would cost! It also gives you additional peace of mind when your loved ones are driving on their own, late at night. You can’t buy their safety, but you can get pretty close to it with roadside assistance. And like the good old saying goes, nobody wants it to happen, but it pays to be prepared.

Residential Pest Control: What Services Should You Be Offered?

Do you think that your home has become infested with pests and that you are unable to deal with the problem on your own? Having pests at home is a sign of neglect and this problem can easily snowball out of control. Pest created problems vary according to the species of the creature that is involved but they are uniformly difficult to handle without professional help. You’ll need to hire a really good pest control company to deal with the problem before there is a lot of damage to your health or property.

If a pest control company offers the following services then you can be sure that it is a reliable one:

  • Detailed inspection of the premises before making a quote: A really good professional exterminator will always start off by inspecting your home from top to bottom. A company that makes a quotation without even checking to see what the problem is cannot be trusted to do a good job. The inspection of your property will also throw light on various infestations that you might not even be aware of.
  • Extermination of all common pests: A good pest control company will be able to deal with all types of pests, enabling you to get all your infestation problems handled by one company only. Each type of pest has unique habits and has to be destroyed using specific products. What works on ants will not work on rats or spiders.
  • Follow up inspections: The company will send qualified people to your home to check whether all the pests have been exterminated or not. This is very important because the problem will crop up again unless every last creature has been eliminated.
  • Help to prevent further infestations: A professional pest control company will give you advice on how to make your home inhospitable to pests. You’ll save a great deal of trouble and money if you can just prevent pests from setting up home in your house.

You should be very particular when selecting a Modesto pest control company to make your house free of unwanted creatures. Be sure to select a company that offers you all the above services at a very good price, without cutting back on quality. It is also a good idea to hire the company to visit your home every 6 months or so in order to ensure that your home is completely free of pests.

For any home or business owner, controlling pests and insects is a major source of headaches. If insects are allowed to get into your property, they can cause damage in a matter of weeks or even days. Not to mention the fact that insects can be very bothersome to guests in your home or customers of your business. So, it is only natural that many property owners would like to know some methods that they can use to cut down on the chances that they will develop an insect problem.

The University of Minnesota provided a resource of insects to keep an eye out for in May 2016.



In the next few paragraphs, you will learn a few simple methods that you can begin utilizing immediately to cut down on the probability that insects will make a home out of your property. Remember that the most important aspect of residential pest control is asking questions and understanding what you are really up against. So, you are taking a good first step by reading through some of these techniques that you can apply yourself.

Food, Water and A Place to Live

In order for insects to make a home out of your property, they need to have a source of the necessities of life. Just like you and I, insects need water, shelter and food. If you leave organic material (like food in the trash can or half empty soda cans) around your home, the chances that you will face a pest problem will increase exponentially. Keep your home and property free of litter and loose food items by keeping floors and counters clear.

Proper Food Storage

Anytime that you store food in your home, you need to take great care in making sure that pests cannot reach it. So, always make sure that your food is sealed in plastic or glass containers. If you ever throw away food scraps, be sure that your trash can be tightly covered or that you place the food scraps into a container before you throw them away. On this same note, be always sure to remove your garbage at regular intervals. The longer your garbage sits around your home, the more likely that you will have a pest problem.

No Standing Water

Standing water is very attractive to many types of insects that might invade your home. So, always make sure to fix any leaky plumbing so water does not accumulate anywhere on your property. One spot in many homes where this happens is in the trays underneath houseplants. Be Always sure to soak up the water from underneath your plants after it drains through the bottom of the pot.

No Places to Hide

Pests and insects love dark places where they can hide. The more clutter that you have around your home, the more difficult it will be to get rid of insects. Stacks of magazines or newspapers are common areas where insects will multiply and you will not be able to see.

At the same time, there are places that insects hide which may be a little bit more difficult to get rid of. For instance, cracks or crevices around the base-boards of your home or cabinets in your kitchen will give insects another great hiding spot. Use some inexpensive caulk to cover these cracks. You might also find that you can use steel wool or wire mesh to fill spaces around pipes or holes in your walls.

9 Business Books To Read in 2016

An article by Stanford Business shows the top 9 Business books to read in 2016 for young graduates…

We wanted to give you our thoughts on the 9 books and tell you about what top books out the 9 we recommend:


  1. Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson – 9/10. Great book, fun read, definitely recommended by us!

  2. Zero to One by Peter Thiel – 7/10. Good book, a lot of great takeaways, but not as information packed as we thought it would be.

  3. High Output Management by Andrew Grove – 8/10. Amazing book. Andrew gave some high quality advice. Must pick up!

  4. Value Proposition Design by Alexander Osterwalder – 4/10. We do not recommend this book. Did not have enough real life examples for us to feel a connection with.

  5. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – 10/10. AMAZING book! Pick this up right away if you’re done with procrastination and want to do awesome things in your life, right now!

  6. First Things First by Stephen Covey – 8/10. Good book. This will appeal to some people and not others. Maybe read the excerpt and see if you’ll get some good nuggets out of it.

  7. The Everything Store by Brad Stone – 2/10. Not our favorite book…that’s all we’ll say.

  8. The Hard Things About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz – 6/10. A decent book for some people, but we didn’t find it particularly interesting.

  9. The Filter Bubble by Eli Pariser –  9/10. Great book! Must read!

Need Your Tree Removed?

Tree removal is an important step and should not be considered as a small deal. A tree should be removed for safety, aesthetic and health purposes. Sometimes, a live tree should also be removed if it in any way interferes with the surroundings like buildings, the other trees, wires or driveways. But always remember the number of years it takes for a plant to turn into a tree. It takes several years to replace a single tree. Tree pruning is, however, an important factor to keep the tree healthy.

Remove all kinds of trees by just calling tree service experts such as Tree Service Modesto. They effectively help you remove dead trees, decrease tree crowding, get rid of dying trees, trees that could cause a safety hazard, trees required to be removed from construction land and also trees that have been subjected to storms and hurricanes lying on the ground.

Examination of the Tree is a must.

The moment you feel the need to remove a particular tree growing on your land for reasons you feel obvious, you shall call in for a tree service organization to come and examine the tree before carrying the action forward. They closely examine your tree for treatment of diseases, cutting, pruning or trimming, whatever might be required and then take the process forward. Most of the times, tree removal is the best option and is the most common service offered, after tree pruning.

Tree Removal Services

The best tree removal services eradicate the tree from their roots. They also, precisely deal with the taller tree’s lower sections. Keeping in mind the surrounding and unanticipated falling of a tree, they work on this with all the safety precautions they can take. They also leave the space waiting to be turned into what you want it to be (a garden, a plain land, etc.) by stump-grinding and land patch up. In the case of a dying tree, the team makes sure the branches don’t fall easily hampering your safety, which is of utmost importance. When looking for certified arborists for you tree removal it is also important to put the following tips into account:

Cost of the Service

You also need to take the cost of the service into account. Tree removal can be very expensive, and also, remember that every tree is very different. You need to make sure that you are looking at the price before you make any obligations. Because every tree is different, some companies will tell you that they need to quote you on the service after they have inspected the property and have a good idea of how much time and effort it will take them to complete the task.

Customer Service

As with any purchase, you need to make sure that the company that you choose is going to be able to provide you with top-notch customer service. You do not want to decide on a company, and then find out that they are not going to be able to provide you with what they say that they will. Make sure that you speak to them on the phone before hiring them, and have a good idea of how they treat their customers. Also, remember that reading reviews from previous customers can be a great leg up when evaluating companies.

When should you call for a tree removal or tree pruning service

You need to call for a service if a tree is uprooted by the wind, has potential to damage people or property around you. In case the tree in your area is infected or has some other problems connected to it, tree removal is not the solution.

When you are looking to get a tree removed, start by making sure that it is necessary. Once you have decided that the removal of the tree is needed to continue, then you can look at evaluating the company. Make sure that the company is going to be able to give you top-notch customer service, a reasonable price for the work, and overall will make the transaction smooth and swift as possible for you. Because most people do not have the necessary tools are known to remove trees from their property themselves, often it is a requirement that the entire company did the work. This is especially true in urban areas where there are various laws and regulations associated with it.

How To Win an Argument: The Right Way

We all want to win arguments, but how many of us knows how to do it the right way? Luckily, there are those out there that ARE smarter than us and can give us some insight on exactly the “do’s and don’t” to winning an argument, effectively.

Thanks to Business Insider for sharing this video which will hopefully help all of you win the next big argument you’re bound to have:

Do you think these are superior strategies to winning an argument every time? Do you have some of your own tips and tricks? Let us know in the comments!

DIY Moving

An article by Warren from Pro Movers Modesto CA

If you are planning for a DIY move, you might be set up to exchange cost for accommodation. Nonetheless, there are numerous approaches to guarantee that your DIY move is simple and anxiety free. To maintain a strategic distance from disaster and pointless bother for your up and coming move, simply take after these basic steps:

  • Book your truck in advance

Much the same as movers, truck rentals book up quick. Creator, beyond any doubt you reserve your spot no less than a few weeks ahead of time. On the off chance that you are moving amid crest season- – among st May and September- – you ought to hold the truck two or three months before your booked moving date.

  • Give yourself enough time.

A DIY move can take days to execute if you are moving long separation. While neighborhood moves may just require one day, numerous migrations will require no less than a few days to finish. Make a point to dispense enough time to finish your turn without hurriedly surging. You might need to arrange a couple of more days than you anticipate that you’ll need will be erring on the side of caution.

  • Downsize your belongings.

The more you move, the additional time it will take to pack and load your truck. Make your DIY move simpler by alleviating your burden and taking out pointless garbage that will just mess up your new home. Have a moving deal to profit for your turn, give undesirable things to philanthropy such as the GoodWill, offer them on the web, or pass them on to friends and family. On the off chance that you incline toward just to discard your pointless assets, try to reuse suitable things legitimately.

  • Get help.

Despite the fact that it is called “do-it-yourself” move, it is hard to finish alone. You ought to dependably enroll the guide of a couple of muscular companions to help you with the truly difficult work. Moving substantial things can bring about damage if not done effectively, and you ought to never endeavor to convey more than you can deal with. Numerous massive assets, for example, furniture and machines can’t be securely conveyed by one individual, particularly up or down stairs.

  • Pack from the least important to most important.

If you are taking care of the move yourself, that implies pressing undertakings too. Since you won’t have the capacity to pack up the substance of your whole home in one day like proficient movers, you will need to handle the employment a little at once.

To keep your pressing procedure from meddling with every day life, dependably pack minimum vital to generally critical. The things that are fundamental to your schedule -, for example, toiletries, bedding, and cookware- – ought to be put something aside for last. Start with pressing your slightest critical things – out of season clothing, improvements, knickknacks, books, and motion pictures.

  • Load the truck properly

While you may think you can simply pack your rental truck to limit and hit the street, there is a legitimate system for stacking to guarantee your products stay stationary and don’t maintain harm. Continuously pack your heaviest apparatuses to start with, towards the front of the truck (the region nearest to the taxicab).

  • Plan your route

Before starting your trip to your destination, ensure you have your route mapped out. If you are moving long distance, assign your stops for food and rest in advance for the most streamlined and productive outing. Arranging your travel way ahead of time will permit you to get ready for street weight limitations or keep away from low extensions that won’t suit your truck.