News For This Month: Products

June 29, 2016 Category :Health & Fitness Off

A Safe Weight Management Pill

Overweight bodies are unhealthy and therefore not desirable. Humans beings use different methods in their journeys to control the amount of weight they have.Various strategies have been used by different people as they try to manage their weight. There are many factors that play in the game to determine how one succeeds in the quest to control weight. The method applied, and the commitment shown by the individual are some of these elements. The health condition of the person involved plays a major role the success of the program. Another factor that is vital is the lifestyle adopted by the participant.

Weight management procedures adopted by various people include aggressive physical fitness programs and various prescription drugs. Some people also control the diets they consume or even reduce food intake. One of the methods that have always shown success is the use of pills. However many pills sold in the market may not work for each person. This implies that people take these pills on experimental basis. There are times when the reaction of the drugs with certain people’s bodies may not be good. As such, one needs to understand the drug well before taking it. This makes it a necessity to look for a physician’s guidance before committing oneself to a weight management program.

The weight management process has been turned around by use of Garcinia cambogia. The difference is the fact that it is not a drug but a food supplement. The pill is manufactured from a certain fruit named Garcinia which has been used as food flavor for many years. People who consume Garcinia as food flavor are known to be healthy. For this reason, scientist has made a resolution to ensure that the advantages of this wonderful fruit can be enjoyed by a wider population. They have processed extracts of the fruit into a pill form that can be accessed by a wider population. The pill has not been shown to have major adverse effects on user probably because it’s a food supplement. Diet pills are better since they have fewer health costs when compared to other weight management drugs.

The pill operates by increasing the rate of fat breakdown. This is why the pill is a must use for people who want to lose weight. The pill also operates by inhibiting fat making enzymes. This is essential in controlling the process of fat generation. The pill is also known to reduce food cravings. With inhibition of cravings, one will consume less food meaning there will be less build up of fats.

It is also known to boost body metabolism. Thus, the sure will experience increased body activity and productivity. The application of the tablets have proven useful for most users. The effects, however, are progressive and not overnight. The supplement stands out among others since it can be used at any time with no fears of side effects.


Supplements – Getting Started & Next Steps

June 29, 2016 Category :Health & Fitness Off

Getting Acquainted with Tribulus Terrestris

Most people are aware of the fact that they have started to become more critical on matters that talk about health. A lot of times, people would try their best to keep their bodies healthy all the time. People are willing to eat nutritious foods in order for them to stay away from possible diseases. In order for people to keep themselves healthy all the time, they will try their best to obtain the right vitamins and minerals their bodies need. One of the most common vitamins people need in their bodies would be the tribulus terrestris.

It is important for you to be informed of what a tribulus terrestris can do to your bodies before you decide on buying these drugs. A tribulus terrestris is actually a natural substance that is known to be anabolic. With this in line, taking tribulus terrestris will not risk the lives of anyone in this world. If you would understand how tribulus terrestris work, you will know that you can easily obtain the right vitamins and minerals your body needs.

There are two reasons why tribulus terrestris is used by people. You have to be aware that the testosterone levels in the bodies of people are being increased when they get to use tribulus terrestris. Most individuals are aware of the fact that testosterone is actually a good hormone that can help people build more strength and mass in their bodies. You have to know that the body does not really produce hormones in the amount that we need in our bodies. It would be best if you take a natural supplement that can help you in the goals you have set for your body.

The sexual activities of people are actually being enhanced when they take in tribulus terrestris. In order for people to become more active in their sexual lives, they will need to take in tribulus terrestris supplements to make them more motivated to work.

The extract of the tribulus terrestris is actually one of the reasons why they become more sexually active in the process. There are many considerations that you have to bear in mind as you decide on buying tribulus terrestris supplements.

You do not need to worry about anything because tribulus terrestris supplements are actually very affordable for a lot of people. It is definitely worth the risk if you try tribulus terrestris supplements to make your body more vibrant in the process. It is important that you check the brand of the supplements that you will buy to make sure that you are choosing the right brand. As you know all these things, you will figure out how tribulus terrestris supplements are important in your life.


5 Key Takeaways on the Road to Dominating Health

June 29, 2016 Category :Health & Fitness Off

Daily Living Help with Health and Fitness

With old age, comes a higher risk of getting exposed to various health problems and ailments, which can impede our ability to work fast.Our living standards would most definitely end up getting changed up, no matter how major or minor these health issues may be.

For a select few, this change may be nothing beyond habits and lifestyle. There are plenty of people, unfortunately who may end up using help like medication and other apparatus on a daily basis.

These aids or forms of help come in a variety of forms.

These changes vary greatly, and can include shifting furniture positions to prevent bumping into them and bruising, having to do exercises to improve strength of the bones and muscles, or even adding certain facilities like bars and benches for support.

The more extreme cases may cause you to move to another house or hire some sort of external help, and this is all for a richer, better life.

The aids that you need in order for you to have a better life are not necessarily the ones stated above, however, as a greater life could simply be achieved by how all these needs are communicated.

The following are some crucial factors you have to consider when choosing the means through which you can live independently. If there are issues you may encounter with the effectiveness of your medication, seek the advice of your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Inform your healthcare practitioner the moment you experience discomfort with having to follow your medication schedule or diet plan which was originally intended for better health.

Prior to going on a brand new exercise and diet routine, always consult your healthcare provider. It’s always best to purchase or get stuff which make life easier. Putting safety first by looking for tools built for such should be made with no shame.

Do you intend on losing weight? Then take the right steps for you to do so. Not only will your doctor approve of your decision, you will reap the benefits as well! A new activity might help you smile a little bit more than you do!

Are you smoking on a regular basis? Seek guidance on how to effectively quit.

There are a lot of items created to help you deal with that problem of yours.

One could easily employ the use of various aids, such as slip-proof flooring, specialty tools, and monitoring from healthcare providers, all for better daily living.

Too many visits to the doctor are far from being enjoyable for your “golden years.”, after all.


The Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon, Warwickshire, England Becomes The British Motor Museum

March 21, 2016 Category :Uncategorized Off

Throughout all our tours of the UK and Europe the best motor museum we have ever been to has been the VW Autostadt (Car Town) in Wolfsburg in Germany. This has the benefit of being funded by a major motor manufacturer who at the time we visited were the 3rd largest manufacturer in the world. They briefly passed GM and Toyota to take the number 1 slot, before slipping back due to the current diesel defeat device issue. We spent a good few hours at Autostadt and it would probably take at least a whole day to do justice to its 69 acres and seven pavilions – one for each of the main brands in the VW Audi Group – VW, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Skoda, Porsche and Commercial Vehicles.

The French Schlumpf museum at Mulhouse probably comes a pretty close second in quality if not in scale. The Porsche and Mercedes Benz museums aren’t far behind both being well laid out and professionally presented and as with VW they have the luxury of being manufacturer funded.

We have two local motor museums in our neck of the English Midlands – The Transport Museum in Coventry and the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon. Coventry Transport Museum is funded by Coventry City council and occupies a numbers of warehouses and commercial buildings fairly close to the city centre. Its displays cover everything from the Coventry bicycle industry, bus and truck making, through to the car industry. This has been extended over the years and in July of 2015 they renovated, and now occupy, the 12th century grammar school building next door, which has lain virtually derelict for almost 40 years.

The Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon hasn’t really changed much since its inception 24 years ago. It was originally built to house the collection accumulated by the MG Rover Group (what remained of British Leyland) and is run as a charitable trust. It stands on land next to the Gaydon Proving Ground which has changed ownership a number of times. Since the demise of MG Rover the land has been owned by BMW, then Ford and latterly Jaguar, Land Rover (JLR). BMW never really did much with it other than adding a BMW Dixi to the display (a BMW version of the Austin 7, built under licence) and changed the name of the bar to ‘Tankstelle’ (filling station). During Ford’s stewardship a few Fords appeared and under JLR the displays of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles have increased a bit. But everything has always been in the original building. I have long thought the museum had scope for more displays to be added covering other parts of the British Motor industry, preferably in other buildings à la Autostadt.

The Heritage Motor Centre have now done something about this and in a big way. In the biggest change in their nearly 25 year history they have recently announced a re-branding, a remodelling of their main collection and the opening of a 2nd building, all at the same time.

Last year Gaydon received ‘Designated’ status from the UK government recognising their national and international significance and the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust have decided to re-brand. The re-branding to the British Motor Museum is not just a matter of changing their logo and letterhead, there are about 1,000 brown tourist road signs around the county that will also need changing.

At the end of November 2015 the museum closed for nearly four months to re-furbish the main building and re-present much of their collection. An introductory gallery within the new visitor entrance sets the scene and flows into distinctive new themed zones, including ones for movie cars, prototypes and sports cars. The popular ethos of allowing visitors to get up close to the exhibits will not change, but there are now different ways to view the cars, with many on raised plinths and some at eye level. Families and enthusiasts alike are able to stroll along the Time Road, look under more open bonnets, and enjoy new interactive content including sound, film and touch screens.

Construction of the 2nd building – the Collections Centre is complete and houses around 150 cars from the Jaguar Heritage Collection and many of the unseen vehicles from the museum’s own collection. The Jaguar museum used to be based at the Browns Lane factory site in Coventry, but Jaguar needed more space and moved production to Castle Bromwich on the edge of Birmingham. A manufacturer’s motor museum in the middle of what became a housing estate was a bit pointless and Jaguar closed it down in 2012. To my mind moving the collection to a bigger, better, new building at Gaydon is the ideal solution both for Jaguar and Gaydon.

During my visit they had already moved in around 30 of their cars, with another 30 or so follow. I have always liked the way Jaguar look after their collection as they aren’t treated as museum pieces and are still used at major classic events like the Mille Miglia or as Jaguar PR cars. The 30 that were in place had been driven there under their own power, not loaded onto transporters. These include such historic Jaguars as a 1933 SS1, an SS100, their Le Mans winning C-Type, the last e-Type ever built et al.

The new Collection Centre also houses workshops which can be viewed from above so visitors can see the cars being worked on. Most museums operate on the iceberg principle where only about 10% of their collection is visible and the rest is below sea level, or at least either in storage or work in progress. The purpose of this floor is to show off more of the hidden part of the iceberg.

The collection includes all sorts of unusual cars, concepts, prototypes, last off the line etc, many of which have never been seen by the public before and need quite some explanation.

For many years the main museum has displayed the 1,000,000th Austin which was retained by the factory and the bodywork had been signed by all the workers onsite on the day. The varnish over the signatures is now cracked and they are all but illegible, but the varnish cannot be cleaned or restored. Following this theme the last of the Montego line and Metro line are on show, complete with signatures in fading felt pen. One signatory on the Montego even thought to add the date 9-4-2008 (9 April). A date to store away for a future pub quiz trivia question.

Next to this is what looks like a battered van version of the Austin Metro with rear panels pop-riveted into where the windows would have been on the car. Stickers with a local phone number make it look like it was used as a pizza delivery van. Looking carefully through the bonnet vents it is clear that there is no engine in the front. In fact this was the test ‘mule’ for the mid engined MGF sports car and the engine is behind the front seats mounted in a sub-frame.

A number of safety prototypes are also on display, some with rubber bumpers that would have put 1970s Volvos to shame. On many new cars you can now order rear facing cameras which will display on the satnav screen when reversing or can be used to enhance the capability of the rear view mirrors. In the 1970s the technology didn’t exist to miniaturise either the cameras or the screens, so as a way of improving the rear view on an MGB GT they tried mounting a rear facing periscope on the roof. No surprise that it never made it into production.

The Heritage Motor Centre has always been well worth a visit and now there are more reasons for even the most arden of classic car anoraks to include the British Motor Museum in any trip to this part of the Midlands.

Tony Merrygold of The Open Road is an expert in classic car hire having been in business in the UK since 1997 running The Open Road. Tony runs courses telling people how to start up a car hire company, having trained over 200 people over the past ten years.

Things You Need To Know About Installing A New Garage Door Motor

March 21, 2016 Category :Uncategorized Off

When it comes to garage door motors, the saying ‘Local is lekker’ certainly fits the bill. It doesn’t matter what motor you buy, eventually it will need a repair, and when that time comes you want to have purchased a motor with good backup support, and long-term sales of parts and spares. Cheap Chinese imports are constantly on the market, their lower prices may be attractive, but when no spares are available for a simple problem, it means buying a whole new machine. The truth is that all garage door motors have parts made in China, but there are more well-established companies that assemble their motors here in South Africa, and/or have offices in most major cities. So do your homework, or call us to find out more about the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Battery Backup:

Let’s face it, we’ve all been left stranded in some way or form by our friends at Eskom, and the truth is that load shedding is here to stay, on and off, for the foreseeable future. So what can you do to ensure you don’t get trapped in or out of your garage? The first option, and a necessity with any automated door installation, is to have an emergency release mechanism installed. An emergency release mechanism is mounted into the curtain of the door, with a key hole facing outwards. A steel cable is then run from this mechanism to the motors emergency release leaver. When the power goes out, you’ll need to insert your key into the mechanism, give it a twist, and a pull, and this will in turn pull the steel cable and release the door from the motor. Although emergency release mechanisms are highly effective, they still require you to leave the comfort of your car or home in order to unlock the door, and then you will have to physically lift the door by hand. This can be problematic if the door is very heavy, and if it doesn’t want to stay in the open position, you’ll need someone else to hold the door open while you move your car.

The second option is to have some sort of battery backup system powering your garage door motor. This allows you to stay comfortable and safe in your car or home, but still able to access your garage during power outages. Just like gate motors, your garage door motor will need to automatically switch between 220v and 24v, and have the ability to charge your batteries while 220v is on. Unfortunately not all motors are designed to work off 24v, and all older model motors will fall into this category. Motors like the Digi 2, Gemini, Brano, Alladin, or the Pro Alpha 2000 are all 220v motors, and are therefore not compatible with 24v battery backup. Advanced UPS systems with the use of inverters can be utilized for these motors, but the expense of these systems are far too high to warrant going this direction. So unless you have a battery, charger, auto switch, and inverter setup currently running other devices in your house, then the only other option is to purchase a new model 24v garage door motor.

Modern 24v motors actually have a higher power rating than older 220v motors, they also have built-in battery protectors, auto switch functionality, auto close option, extensive sensitivity settings, and auto charging. Not to mention a one year warranty, and most come with two new remotes. Contact us today to learn more about battery backup in garage door motors, and to find out about our free door service when purchasing a new 24v battery backup motor.

Which motor do I use for which door?

The various types of garage doors work in different ways, so the manner in which they open and close is important to consider when deciding which motor you get, and how it is set up.

Roll Up Doors:

Require either a vertically mounted motor such as the Digi 2, or a shaft mounted motor such as the ET Blue Roll Up Motor. As mentioned above, the Digi 2 cannot accommodate conventional battery backup, but it’s a strong and reliable motor, and can even be used to operate two roll up doors simultaneously. Using a strong wormdrive mechanism much like a cork screw, this tried and tested motor has managed to outlast the competition, and I have even come across a few that are pushing on 20 years in operation.

The shaft mounted motors can only operate one door at time, and are not suited to large double size roll up doors, or very old stiff doors. However when used with new doors or those in good working condition, shaft mounted motors like the ET Blue Roll Up can give many years of battery assisted, silent, and smooth operation. An added bonus is that this motor comes with two very good quality remotes.

Sectional Garage Doors:

Sectional garage doors vary greatly from door to door. However, regardless of the size of the door, or materials used, every door should open smoothly, and without too much effort. Steps should be taken to check the door, and fix any issues before a motor is installed. This will ensure your motor is not put under too much strain, and will prolong it’s life greatly. A variety of motors are available for sectional garage doors, but they all work in exactly the same way, unlike with roll up doors. Selecting the best combination of power, compatibility, features, price, and backup support, is our specialty.

Tip Up Doors:

Tip up doors operate in a manner that is a little awkward for motor installation. The motor shaft needs to be hung at an angle, sloping towards the ground. This allows for the natural action of the door while opening and closing, and ensures a smooth operation. Some of the older tip up doors operate with counter-weight mechanisms, instead of the more modern spring setup. These counter-weight doors cannot be automated, as the door needs to be pulled/pushed at different angles through its operation. It is however, possible to upgrade the door to a spring mechanism, and then automate the door as usual.

Extra Height / Caravan Height Doors:

Different length motor shafts are available for doors that are higher than usual. If you have an extra height door and need some advise on automation, why not give us a call and we’ll come inspect, measure, and provide you with a free quote for your new motor.