June 2007 A Free Monthly Newsletter From Your Friends At Kwik Kar Lube & Tune Happy Father's Day How To Avoid Mosquitoes That Carry When we say the words Father's Day, many pictures of The West Nile Virus fathers can flash in front of our eyes. To keep mosquitoes out of your yard: Perhaps the scene is a father holding on to his daughter's Stock your pond with goldfish that feed on mosquito bike as she weaves down the sidewalk the first time. Or maybe larvae, says the Environmental Protection Agency. the view is that of a teenage boy, his father beside him, driving Use yellow bug lights outside to discourage insects from the car around the block as he takes a step toward getting his swarming. license. A father walking his daughter down the aisle, a father Mow tall grass and weeds where bugs like to hide. showing his children how to catch a ball, a father tenderly holds Change water in bird baths twice a week. a child in tears. These are glimpses of the fathers that we honor Crush marigold leaves and petals between your fingers on June 17, and rub the oil on our skin for a mild repellent. They come in many guises. Fathers can be natural fathers, Empty collected rainwater from plastic tarps on firewood stepfathers, or fathers by adoption. We may not call them by and equipment. the name father, but refer to them as pa, papa, padre, dad, or Toss rosemary and sage onto your grill to act as a daddy. But however they came into our lives and whatever we repellent. call them. We know how special they are. Keep trees and shrubs well pruned to bring sun and wind That is why June 17 is a perfect time to do something nice into the yard. Bugs like shade and hate wind. for fathers. To take the time to tell them how much we Water grass and gardens early in the morning so water appreciate them and how dear we hold them in our hearts. doesn't pool. If our fathers are no longer living, we can leaf through our memories and our photograph albums bringing them back into our lives for a few precious moments. Peach Melba Here’s a recipe for this summertime treat: Feeling Blue? ☺ 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream 3 peaches, skins removed ☺ 1 tablespoon corn starch It’s Time For An Act Of Kindness ☺ ☺ 2 cups fresh raspberries ☺ 1 tablespoon lemon juice ☺ 1/2 cup sugar ☺ 1 cup almond slices, toasted If life is getting you down, and you’re wondering what the point of all the madness is, it might be time for a quick fix. A In saucepan, mash down raspberries and mix with the sugar, sure way to change these kinds of feelings is to set your sights corn starch, and lemon juice. Cook on medium heat, stirring on another. Pick a person and make him or her, the recipient of constantly until sugar dissolves and berries are cooked — 3 to 5 a random act of kindness. Small acts often work wonders. Give minutes. In a bowl, place one or two peach halves, a scoop of a compliment, offer help to someone struggling with their vanilla ice cream, and top with the raspberry sauce and sprinkle work, give an inexpensive treat you know they like. You’ll with almonds. Serves 6. likely lift the spirits of the other person as well as yourself. June Events Do You Have A Question About Car June 1st National Leave The Office Early Day Maintenance That You Want Answered? June 3rd National Cancer Survivors Day We love to hear from all of our good friends and clients who June 10th National Write To Your Father Day enjoy reading our monthly newsletter. If you have a question June 14th National Flag Day about anything related to your vehicle, feel free to give us a June 17th Father’s Day June 21st Summer Begins call at (817) 459-4229 or visit us online at June 21st Recess At Work Day www.kwikkarnortharlington.com June 23rd The Great American Backyard Campout Let Us Know And You May Win A $25 Gift Card To Starbucks Deadline 6/30/07 Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Microwaving Plastics Special thanks go out to all of our clients and friends who graciously referred our shop to their friends and neighbors last The U.S. Food and Drug Administration offer these month! Our business is built based on the positive comments guidelines on using plastics in the microwave: and referrals from people just like you. We just couldn’t do it Use plastic containers only if they are labeled for without you. microwave use. Don’t use plastic storage containers, such as margarine tubs, Mr. Roger Breau take-out containers, whipped topping bowls, and other one- time-use containers. They can warp or melt, possibly causing harmful chemicals to migrate into the food. Things You’ll Never Hear Microwave plastic wraps are safe to use, but don’t let the plastic wrap touch the food during microwaving. Dear Old Dad Say Don’t use thin plastic storage bags or plastic grocery bags in the microwave. 1. Darnit … I’m lost. Can you believe that? I’ll just stop here and ask directions. 2. Sweetie, now that you’ve turned 13, I think you should Need More Brain Power- 3. be allowed to do whatever you want. I really like the attitudes of your friends. They seem Eat Some Chocolate angry and disrespectful and I see the value in that. Consumption of a cocoa drink rich in flavanols—a substance 4. I just want you to have my credit card and new car so found in dark chocolate—gives the brain a boost of blood flow that you can have a great time. No curfew. Go ahead, go for two to three hours, a University of Nottingham study has wild! found. 5. While your mother and I are away for the weekend, I The increased blood flow could enhance performance, lead thought you might want to have a party. Here’s the key researcher Ian McDonald, professor of metabolic physiology, to the liquor cabinet. says. It can also improve general alertness. The study raises the 6. I think a tattoo of the boyfriend would look great on possibility that ingredients of chocolate could be used to treat you. Let’s go down to the parlor—I’m paying. vascular impairment, such a strokes or dementia, and for 7. You don’t need to work for your spending money. maintaining vascular health. Shoot, I make enough. How much do you need? The study also points to possibly using cocoa flavanols to enhance brain function when people suffer fatigue, sleep deprivation and the effects of aging. McDonald emphasized that Building A Tree House the level of cocoa-rich flavanol beverage was specifically designed for the study and not available commercially. If one of your summertime projects is to help your Flavanols are also found in red wine, green tea and kids build a tree house, follow these safety suggestions blueberries. from tree house expert Patrick Fulton: • Choose a tree with a trunk circumference of 38 inches or more. Swim Lessons Are No Substitute • Any healthy, mature deciduous or coniferous tree will do, but the best varieties are oak, beech, maple, fir, For Supervision and hemlock. While it’s important to teach your children to swim, the • Situate the tree house no more than 10 feet off the American Academy of Pediatrics is concerned that professional ground to minimize injuries from falls. lessons may lead to a false sense of security among parents, especially those of very young children. “Programs for infants Avoiding Airport Delays and toddlers have not been shown to decrease the risk of drowning, and parents should not feel secure that their child is Thunderstorms are a major factor in summertime airport safe in water or safe from drowning after participating in such delays. To avoid delays, travel experts recommend not programs,” the AAP says. “Young children should receive scheduling flights between 7 and 10 pm. Another tip: fly on constant, close supervision by an adult while in and around water. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. These are the least congested Drowning is a leading cause of unintentional injury and death days, resulting in fewer delays. among children ages one and two.” R134A Refrigerant with any Air Conditioning Repair Congratulations To Our The Lighter Side Of 4 & 5 Year-Olds Client Of The Month! ☺ Melanie, 5, asked her Granny how old she was. Granny Every month, we choose a very special client of the replied she was so old she didn’t remember. month. It’s our way of acknowledging our great clients and Melanie said, "Just look in the back of your pants. Mine saying thanks to those that support our business with say 5 to 6." referrals and repeat business. ☺ Brittany, 4, had an earache and wanted a pain killer. She This month’s Client of the Month is tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Her mother explained it was a child-proof cap. Lani Wilborn Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: "How does it know it’s me?" ☺ Susan, 4, was drinking juice when she got the hiccups. "Please don’t give me this juice again," she said, "It makes my teeth cough." ☺ Sunday prayer: "Dear Lord," the minister said, with arms extended toward heaven, "Without you, we are but dust." The little girl turned to her dad and asked in her shrill 4- year-old voice, Dad, what is butt dust? Do You Want To Win A Free Pennzoil Golf Pack including an Odyssey 56 x-Tour Wedge? 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 a FREE Pennzoil Golf Pack including an Odyssey 56 x-Tour Wedge. Here is this month’s trivia question: “Which are the two least congested days for air travel?” (Hint: the answer is somewhere in this newsletter) a) Thurs. & Fri. c) Mon. & Tues. b) Tues. & Wed. d) Sat. & Sun. Call right now with your answer at (817) 459-4229 Congratulations to April’s lucky winner Tom Pederson Thanks For The Kind Words “(Kwik Kar is) managed and staffed by men who care about providing good service. I am very impressed and that is why I have been coming back for many years.” ~ Mr. Ross T. Hallan 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. We are legally authorized to fulfill maintenance obligations on all vehicles, even new ones. We use appropriate parts & procedures and therefore the vehicle’s manufacturer is bound to honor it’s warranty obligations. Your vehicle’s care starts at 00001 miles. is a free monthly newsletter from your friends at Kwik Kar Lube & Tune 1820 Brown Blvd. Arlington, TX 76006 (817) 459-4229 What’s Inside? - Happy Father’s Day - - Swim Lessons Are NO Substitute - - Helpful Tips For Building A Tree House - - A Recipe For Peach Melba - - A Father’s Day Quiz - - Win A FREE Pennzoil Golf Pack - - June Events - - Money Saving Offers - & Much More! What’s The Answer? • Do You Want More Brain Power? • Would Dad Really Say That? • How Does It Know It’s Me? • Do You Know How To Avoid Mosquitoes & West Nile Virus? • What Plastics Are Safe For The Microwave? The Answers To These And Many More Questions Are Inside Vacation Special! Driving somewhere for vacation or a weekend getaway? Then you can’t afford not to take advantage of our Vacation Special!!! Includes: Oil Change, Brake Check, A/C Check & Engine Performance Analysis Regularly $149.99 NOW ONLY $79.99 Good throughout the month of June! 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