April, 2017

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Don’t Just Buy A Tyre; Make Sure It Fits Your Requirements

During car maintenance, tyres are often overlooked because car owners simply leave all the details to the mechanic. In most cases, the only maintenance work done on tyres is to add air when it is about to go flat or clean them from mud and dirt after driving on unpaved trails. There is a lot to know about tyres because it makes a big difference on the length of their usable life.

The first thing you need to know is the code that can be found on the side of the tyre. The number and letters have a meaning which you should know in case there is a need to replace your tyres. For example, the code may look like this 225/55 R 15 97 W.

225 is the tyre width that is expressed in millimetres. In the example, it means that the tyre is 225 millimetres wide.

55 is the aspect ratio of the tyre’s section height or in layman language, the height of the sidewall expressed as a percentage of the tread width. In the example, the sidewall height is 55% of the tread’s width.

R refers to the internal construction of a tyre or radial type construction. Most tyres today are of radial construction where the plies of tyre cord extend across the casing from the bead.

15 is the inside diameter of the tyre or the rim height. Diameter in the example is expressed in inches.

97 is the maximum load capacity of the tyre or the maximum load that it can carry once it has been inflated to maximum safe pressure.

W is speed rating or the maximum speed that the tyre has been certified to carry a load safely. W also means 270 kilometres per hour. Speed ratings range from A the lowest to Y which is the fastest.

When you buy tyres in Gold Coast, make sure to check the code so that the tyre you will exactly match with your requirements. However, you will always be assisted by a sales person who has the experience and knowledge to help you choose a tyre that will enhance your car’s performance and safety.

Factors To Consider When Buying A Portable Spa

Instead of installing a permanent fixture, a better solution is a portable hot tub to sooth the tired and stiff muscles. The soothing warmth of the water will reduce your stress and allow you to have a good night’s sleep. However, you do not just choose the first portable spa that you find in the store; you have to consider several factors to determine whether it suits your requirements.

It is important to know what size best fits your needs because portable spas come in a range of sizes. Portable hot tubs are usually smaller than permanent fixtures but there are models that can accommodate 6 adults at the same time. Make sure you measure the desired location for the portable spa with adequate room for people to enter and exit the unit comfortably.

Portable hot tubs include safety features like maximum heat capacity to prevent scalding. Some models come with locking lids so that children and pets cannot access the tub when there are no adults to provide supervision. Another important feature is the water filtration system to ensure water quality particularly for children.

The number of jets in the portable spa is a matter of personal preference. You can opt for one jet to generate mild water turbulence. If you prefer stronger turbulence, you can choose the model with 4 or more jets. There are also features like multiple speeds that allow you to control turbulence.

If you have a busy lifestyle, it is better to choose a model that is easy to clean. Checkout the model carefully whether it has to be manually scrubbed or wiped regularly. Most of the inflatable models are made from thick vinyl with some form of foam-based insulation to hold temperature longer. Ask the vendor how the portable spa is supposed to be cleaned and maintained and what kind of cleaning substances to use.

One of the ideal ways to rejuvenate and relax your body at the end of a busy and tiring day is to soak at the portable spas in ACT. The jets are precisely controlled so that a specific group of muscles can receive therapeutic massage.

Essential Computer Literacy Skills

With the digital age moving developing as it is, many businesses are incorporating digital technology and computerization into aspects of their work processes, to the point that, odds are, a job will probably require a certain degree of computer literacy. But simply being able to stay on your computer for hours on end doesn’t necessarily mean you are computer literate.

So, if you’re wondering if that Microsoft Word training is the only skill you’ll be learning on your way to computer literacy, here’s a list to help get you started.

  • Search engine use. Utilizing the search engine to its fullest is surprisingly complex, far more than typing in an address or keyword. Finding the best results from a search engine requires having some understanding of what makes them tick. Advanced search and other functions need to be learnt, and certain minutiae have to be understood. For example, the difference between google.com and scholar.google.com
  • Word processing (or the principles). One of the first uses for the computer, word processing has stood the test of time, staying relevant throughout the years, even in spite of the fact that many of what it does is already present in numerous other applications. That Microsoft Word training is still important; the principles stay the same, and so too, do the basic functions, just with different ways to make them work. Spell check, header editing, text alignment, regardless of what software you use, these are important.
  • Spreadsheets allow for a myriad of analysis-related functions, and is quite the handy tool. Of course, it’s still a tool, which means whoever’s using it has to know how to operate it. Figuring out how to get something like Excel to solve formulae, generate mean, median and mode, and the like is important, especially for particularly number heavy businesses.
  • Browser basics. Using a web browser is more than simply typing in a website, indeed, some people goof that up too, it’s also about managing the whole of the browser itself. Opening links in new tabs or windows, bookmark use, navigation by URL, etc. can maximize the utility of the browser and grant unlimited access to the internet.
  • Virus/Malware control. Whilst, yes, your antivirus can and will scan for malware, you still have to know and understand how it all works. Computers miscalculate (which is basically fancy-talk for “they make mistakes too”), which is why having the user be aware of the computer’s state is important too. Knowing the signs of malware attack, knowing how to set up manual scans, etc. are important, on top of knowing how to avoid malware in the first place.
  • Common keyboard commands. Ctrl+V? Ctrl+Y? Knowing what keyboard input commands will save you the trouble of right clicking a text to copy, going to the program you will then right click to paste it to may not sound like the fanciest thing ever, but it’s a must for anyone who’ll work with a computer.