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2008 A Free Monthly Newsletter From Your Friends At Lauck Motors

Some Frightfully Good Facts For Halloween Retailers
Boo! Halloween is here once again—and, commercially speaking, the holiday seems to gain popularity as each year passes. Last year, the National Retail Federation released the following projections about the 2007 celebration based on its research: An estimated 36 million trick-or-treaters would be knocking on doors for ghostly treats. The average U.S. consumer planned on spending $64.82, adding up to the chain-rattling figure of more than $5 billion. More than 70 percent of consumers were expected to hand out candy. Almost 50 percent said they planned on decorating their yards or homes. More than 40 percent planned to carve a pumpkin. Nearly 30 percent said they were planning on throwing or attending a Halloween bash.

Use Your Converter Box Coupon
If you have an older television in your home and it receives its signal through an antenna, it will go dark in February unless you install a converter box. The government's $1.5 million coupon program can help. About 8.5 million people have requested coupons, two per household. They offer a $40 discount toward the purchase of a converter box. Call 1-(888) DTV-2009 for your coupons. Some who have received the coupons are having a difficult time finding the boxes at retailers. They should be available at stores such as Best Buy, RadioShack and WalMart. Coupons expire within 90 days, so it's important to use them immediately. Of coupons that recently expired, only 42 percent were redeemed.

Adjust Head Restraints So They Protect Your Neck
Properly adjusting the head restraints in your vehicle will help to protect you from whiplash injury during a rear collision. Even as manufacturers improved head restraints in recent years, many drivers don't reap the benefits. In one study, only one-third of restraints were in the proper position, which may give only 48 percent of the designed protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recommends: The head restraint should be even with the top of your head or at least level with your ears. There should be just a little space between your head and the head restraint, preferably less than four inches.

Testosterone Helps Prevent Osteoporosis In Men
Men with very low testosterone levels are at an increased risk for thinning bones. They may be able to improve their bone density with testosterone replacement. Testosterone appears to be an important factor in the development and maintenance of bone strength in men, say researchers at the Mayo Clinic.

October Events
October 6th October 8th October 13th October 16th October 18th October 26th October 31st Child Health Day Yom Kippur Columbus Day National Boss Day Sweetest Day Mother-In-Law Day Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve

Do You Have A Question About Car Maintenance That You Want Answered?
We love to hear from all of our good friends and clients who enjoy reading our monthly newsletter. If you have a question about anything related to your vehicle, feel free to give us a call at (770) 992-1313 or e-mail us at

lauck@lauckmotors.com.

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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Special thanks go out to all of our clients and friends who graciously referred our shop to their friends and neighbors last month! Our business is built based on the positive comments and referrals from people just like you. We just couldn’t do it without you.

Eyes On The Goal
Florence Chadwick was an ace swimmer. She set a world record in 1950 when she swam across the English Channel from France in 13 hours and 20 minutes. The following year, she swam from England to France and made history as the first woman to swim the channel from both shores. But in 1952, Chadwick learned a powerful lesson when she decided to swim the 26 miles between Catalina Island and Palos Verdes, Calif. The water was frigid that day and sharks trailed her. But these factors didn’t diminish Chadwick’s resolve; something else did. After 15 hours of swimming in rough waters, there was no sign of the coastline—there was no sign of anything because fog had shrouded the area. With her goal out of sight, Chadwick lost the desire to continue and climbed aboard an escort boat— not realizing that she was less than half a mile from shore. When asked why she decided to stop, she explained, “It was the fog. If I could have seen land, I could have finished. But when you can’t see your goal, you lose all sense of progress and you begin to give up.” Her failure was only temporary, though, and a few months later, she made another attempt to swim the same waters. On that day, the sun was shining. And with her goal clearly in sight, Chadwick set another new swimming record.

Bill Price

Rebuild Your Brain
Up until about 10 years ago, it was believed that we were born with a fixed number of brain cells that eventually died out. Now scientists know that brain cells regenerate throughout our lives. And one thing seems clear: To keep the sharpest memory you can for as long as you can, get moving. Aerobically, that is. Studies have shown that people who engage in aerobic exercise perform better cognitively and show increased brain volume. In another study, participants who exercised showed lower rates of dementia. That’s because exercise actually encourages neuron generation in the part of the brain that processes memories.

Old As The Hills
If you had to guess the age of the world’s oldest living tree, what would you say? Five hundred years? One thousand? Try 9,550. The spruce was discovered in Sweden in the Dalarna province, along with a cluster of about 20 other spruces all more than 8,000 years old. The tree’s age was determined by using carbon-14 dating. It would have been a seedling in about 7500 B.C. Before the spruce was found in Sweden, the oldest living continuous standing trees believed to exist were pines in North America which were determined to be about 5,000 years old.

Got A ‘Skeleton In Your Closet’?
Hundreds of years ago when English physicians wanted to learn about the human body, it was difficult because there were numerous regulations to follow. Doctors were typically allowed to dissect only one body over the course of their education— and once the dissection had been accomplished, the physicians were reluctant to relinquish their prized skeletons. But it wasn’t socially acceptable to keep the skeletons, according to Webb Garrison in Why You Say It (Grant Press). Consequently, doctors often hid them in a dark corner of a closet where they wouldn’t be discovered easily. Eventually the phrase came to mean hidden evidence of any kind.

A Winning Strategy
Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas set many records during his 18-year career. One remains unbroken: During each of 47 consecutive games, Unitas is the only player to have thrown at least one touchdown pass. Unitas’s philosophy is best summed up in his own words. Before the start of a game he was often known to inspire teammates with the simple directive, “Talk is cheap. Let’s go play.”

Turning Art On Its Head
A painting by the renowned French artist Henri Matisse was to be displayed in New York’s Museum of Modern Art for a special exhibit in 1961. The painting hung upside down for 47 days before anyone noticed the mistake. During that time, approximately 116,000 people visited the gallery.

You don’t have to go back to the Dealer for service or maintenance on your new or used vehicle! Federal Law (Magnusen-Moss Act 1975) prohibits new car dealers from implying or denying warranty service because routine scheduled maintenance was performed at an independent repair facility. We can handle your maintenance needs – and you get a live person on the phone when you call. Call us for your 15K, 30K, or 60K Maintenance.

Congratulations To Our Client Of The Month!
Every month, we choose a very special client of the month. It’s our way of acknowledging our great clients and saying thanks to those that support our business with referrals and repeat business. This month’s Client of the Month is

Halloween Chuckles
Q: Why was the skeleton afraid to cross the road? A: He had no guts. Q: How do witches keep their hair in place when they fly? A: With scare spray. Q: What is a vampire’s favorite sport? A: Casketball. Q: What is Dracula’s favorite kind of coffee? A: Decoffinated.

Tom P. Anderson

Everything Old Is New Again
Three-year-old Dylan lived in the Midwest and one morning this past autumn, he ran into his family’s house from the front yard. “Dad! Dad! Quick—come see!” Before his father could answer, Dylan had run back outside, struck with wonder by what he saw at his feet. His father raced after him, worried about what he might find. “Dylan, what is it?” “Look, Dad! These leaves have all fallen on the ground. Why aren’t they on the trees anymore?” Relieved, his father answered, “Because it’s autumn. Do you remember when this happened last year and we talked about?” “Oh, yeah,” nodded Dylan, equally relieved. Oh, if we could always see our world through a child’s eyes.

Do You Want To Win $50.00 Off Your Next Visit?
Take the trivia challenge and you just might win! Each month we’ll give you a new trivia question. The first 10 people to call with the correct answer will be eligible to win. At the end of the month we’ll draw one lucky name. That winner will receive $50 off their next visit! Here is this month’s trivia question: “How old is the world’s oldest living tree?” (Hint: the answer is somewhere in this newsletter)
A) 7,500 years old B) 9,550 years old C) 8,000 years old D) 5,000 years old

Call right now with your answer! The answer to last month’s trivia challenge was, “How much did the standard mileage rate increased on July 1, 2008 for business miles? A) 8 cents.” Congratulations to last month’s lucky winner

Oyster Stew Recipe
1 pint fresh oysters or one 8-ounce can 1 four-ounce can of condensed milk 3 cups milk 4 tablespoons of butter or margarine 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 teaspoons of corn starch 1 teaspoon pepper 2 dashes of nutmeg Place all the ingredients in the top of a double boiler or in a one-quart pan. Heat slowly over a medium heat, stirring constantly. Don't let it boil. Ladle the hot stew into four bowls. Add oyster or regular crackers if you like. It's great as a light fare with your favorite sandwich or wrap.

William Plunkett
Thanks For The Kind Words

“It would have taken 2 days if I took my car anywhere else. Thanks for the 1 hour service!”
Matt Ryan

The material contained in this newsletter is for informational purposes only and is based upon sources believed to be reliable and authoritative; however, it has not been independently verified by us. This newsletter should not be construed as offering professional advice. For guidance on any specific matter, please consult a qualified professional.

Sammy Duckett, Lauck Motors Service Writer, Senior Technician and Owner.
Status: Married to Christine with four children- Ashley, Drew, Stefan, and Faith. 30 years with RBM-Mercedes, Atlanta,GA Master Guild: Highest Mercedes- Benz award received after passing multiple tests and chosen as one of the top 30 technicians in the U.S. Favorite thing about his job: “Every day you get challenged. When you fix the problem you have a tangible accomplishment, and that is very satisfying.” “It is cool to take apart a car to find the problem and then put everything back together so it runs perfectly.” What he likes most about Lauck Motors: “If you work here, you’re one of the best in the country. It’s the core group of people that make’s Lauck Motors run. “Were a very close-knit family, it’s like being on an all-star team with other all-stars. You need to raise your game to compete and people rise to the occasion.” Lauck Motors has the personal touch of a small independent shop, yet with all the resources of a big organization.”

is a free monthly newsletter from your friends at

Lauck Motors
89 Oak Street Roswell, GA 30075 770-992-1313 lauck@lauckmotors.com
The Key People For Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Infinite’ Auto Service Including Auto Glass Repair & Convertible Tops Replacement.

What’s Inside?
- Head Restraint Safety Tips - Preventing Osteoporosis In Men - Ways To Rebuild Your Brain - Keep Your Eyes In The Goal - Don’t’ Forget To Redeem Your Converter Box Coupon - Win $50 Off Next Visit - October Events - Money Saving Offers & Much More!

What’s The Answer?
• How Many Billion’s Does The U.S.A. Spend On Halloween? • Got A “Skeleton In Your Closet”? • What Is Dracula’s Favorite Kind Of Coffee? • How Can You Get Johnny Unitas’s Winning Strategy To Work For You? • Will Your Neck Be Protected From Whiplash In An Accident?

The Answers To These And Many More Questions Are Inside


				
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