10 Reasons Why Customers Contact Garageflex for Their Garage Makeover – Reason #9

Here is our penultimate reason why customers have made the decision and had a garage makeover from Garageflex:

#9 Clean it up which then reduces the amount of dust creating a safe place to store any precious items.

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Remember, with Garageflex, we can help you choose the right kind of wall or ceiling storage option as well as resin or tile flooring solution. Our fantastic range of space saving shelves, cabinets, baskets, brackets and racks are all available on our e-STORE for DIY use or, if you would prefer to have your garage designed and installed by us, then why not look at some garage makeovers to give you an idea of what we can do for you

To contact Garageflex:

Email us at info@garageflex.co.uk, visit our website at www.garageflex.co.uk, ‘like’ us on facebook, ‘follow’ us on twitter or call us on 01491 579975

Time To Think Garage Doors, Security and ‘Curb Appeal’!

When thinking of the most important aspects of our home, we usually consider the interior or the garden first and rarely think of our garage and the garage door as being particularly important! It’s understandable that many of us don’t realise how important our garage door is to our home but the condition of the door can have a significant impact on a couple of areas:

Security
You may not think that your garage door will affect your home security but if it is visibly weak, damaged or broken it can draw the unwanted attention of criminals searching for vulnerable properties. If your garage door is broken, you should get it repaired as soon as possible by an expert in garage door repairs.

‘Curb Appeal’
Selling your home can be difficult enough due to the current condition of the housing market and the last thing you need is for your garage door to be damaging your chances! It is as important as your front door, if not more so, because of its size and prominence. If you’re trying to sell your home then you may have heard estate agents talk about ‘curb appeal’; this refers to how appealing your home’s exterior is to potential buyers. Unfortunately, if your garage door isn’t quite looking its best, your curb appeal won’t be having a positive effect on your chances of selling your home for its potential value.

To contact Garageflex:
Email us at info@garageflex.co.uk, visit our website at www.garageflex.co.uk, ‘like’ us on facebook, ‘follow’ us on twitter or call us on 01491 579975

Why Under-Inflated Tyres Could Be Raising Your Chance of an Accident

Did you know that approximately 6% of all fatal motorway accidents are caused by under-inflated tyres?  Research carried out by Michelin found that as well as increasing the chance of an accident, incorrect tyre pressure could also be costing you money and increasing the amount of CO2 emissions being pumped into the atmosphere.

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As part of our safety campaign, Garageflex recommends you check your tyres at least once a month and before embarking on a long journey. 

Need any more persuading?

·         Driving on under-inflated tyres can quickly deteriorate their condition

·         Your steering is less precise

·         Braking distances are increased

·         You use 6% more fuel

·         Less Co2 emissions are released from tyres with the correct tyre pressure

How to check your tyre pressure

  1. Make sure tyres are cold to get an accurate reading.  
  2. Have a tyre pressure gauge handy, inexpensive ones can be found at Halfords.
  3. Find the tyre pressure requirement for your car by looking in your owner’s manual.
  4. Locate and unscrew the valve cap from the tyre.
  5. Once you’ve unscrewed the cap, press the tyre gauge onto the valve stem and hold it down firmly for a second or two.
  6. If you hear a hissing sound, you are letting air out and you need to press down a little harder.  Make a note of the given reading.
  7. Do this with all four tyres and compare the tire pressure reading with the specified amount for your car.  If your air pressure is lower than the recommended amount, you need to bring it up.

How to inflate your tyres

  1. You can either inflate your tyre at home with a footpump or digital inflator, or visit your local garage.
  2. Make sure the hose reaches your tyre and turn the compressor on.
  3. Remove the stem cap from the tyre and set it aside in a safe place where it can be easily found and not roll away.
  4. Press the air hose fitting onto the valve stem, keep a firm grip, and press the lever to begin the air flow. You should feel the air moving through the hose.
  5. To check if you have reached your desired air pressure, release the lever and check the hose fitting. This will show you approximately how much you have. You can also check with your own gauge to be sure.
  6. If you have over-inflated the tyre, press the gauge down enough to hear a hissing sound to let the air out. Or press down on the small needle in the center of the valve with a fingernail or pen.
  7. Once your tyre reaches the correct air pressure, replace the valve stem cap and repeat with the remaining tyres.