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TrustedSaskatoon.com Talk to the Experts- The Trusted Saskatoon Health & Beauty Show

Trusted Saskatoon.com THE Saskatoon Directory   is proud to be hosting a Talk to the Experts show " The Trusted Show' Monthly on Newstalk 650 ..the first show aired June 9th.  Find them all here in our tips library or on our Trusted Channel on You Tube which is a fabulous resource of Tips , Interviews, Demos and Tours.

What this means is you can listen to all the shows ON DEMAND, you can share them with friends who may be interested in the shows subjects and this makes sure you never have to miss a Trusted Show - we think out of the Box when it comes to marketing, so we can provide the BEST Possible service for YOU the public- we are the Ony Local Directory that works for you...and the only  place to offer this kind of service in Saskatoon !  

This latest show we are featuring is the TRUSTED SASKATOON  HEALTH & BEAUTY SHOW

The show that aired on Newstalk 650 CKOM inDec 15th 2012 starts with Sara , the Trusted Directory Founder, chatting to Brent Loucks about Trusted and how it works, along with some of the the Saskatoon Trusted Partners on the Saskatoon Directory of excellence. 

All of the questions on the show have been submitted by our wonderful Trusted Saskatoon Facebook Fans  and one lucky fans question was chosen by Brent to win the Prize package submitted by the 3 Trusted Businesses worth over $500!

 

 

This months ' Trusted Saskatoon Experts' are:

Laddie from Trusted Saskatoon Salons The Hairtstyle Inn answering all the hair questions ..and there were lots - Laddie donated some hair straightner and product along with a Hairstle Inn Gift Cert !

Melissa owner of Spa Ahava & Edgewatrers Spas - Trusted Saskatoon Spas answering all your spa questions. Melissa provided an amazing treatmnet package . 

and Garret from Fitness Focus a Trusted Saskatoon Gym - Garret is a fitness expert and he provided a great Package from Fitness Focus as a prize. 

We had over 100 questions submited and the 3 partners will answer all the questions in later blogs ..so If your didn't get answered on the show they will be answered by the experts...enjoy!! 

 

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Part 2

 

 

it always pays to be a fan or a follower  ( on twitter @Trustedcanada ) of Trusted! 

Contests and things to be won all the time!

 

Jeff from OK Tire a Trusted Saskatoon tire and auto repair expert shares a tip on digging out your car!

The four OK Tire and Auto Service stores in Saskatoon are locally owned and operated, and have been providing superior service in Saskatoon since 1989. They provide honest advice and fair prices meaning you can count on them for the right advice and helping you with any questions. All locations provide a variety of tire, wheel, and mechanical brands to offer their customers, ensuring that all your needs can be met.

OK Tires are your Trusted Saskatoon Tire Experts and here they provide a great Tip on How to dig your car out after a snow storm!

This article details how to get your car out of the snow build-up after a blizzard or a big snow storm. It's a big job, so using the right tools and knowing what to do can help the task run more smoothly. And if you're inwardly groaning at the task, at least it's a great workout in winter!

1. Find your car.

After a snowstorm, locating your car can be tricky sometimes when a row of cars in the street or a car park look the same under the snow! Always know where you last left your car to make it easy to find again during the winter. If you need to carve out a path to get to your car, do so, as you'll want firm footing when clearing the car. If you're at work or in a general car park, wait for the car park owners to help clear the driving areas.

 

2.Gather the snow clearing gear.

You don't need much but what you do need must be capable of doing the job without scratching your car. Shovels have a tendency to scrape cars, even if you're careful because it's easy to slip and it's hard to know where the snow ends and the car starts until you've cleared enough snow. Only use a soft bristled broom Use a broom with feathered, soft bristle tips to do the main removal work. Don't use gardening bristle brooms or corn brooms as these will scratch the car. Also take an ice scraper for the windshield. A very careful approach to removing the snow from the car itself would be to use an old towel, and shake it out from time to time. Dress warmly. Be sure to wear gloves as your hands will get incredibly cold otherwise and you won't be able to keep clearing the car. Wear layers of clothes, as you might need to remove the snow jacket if the going gets too hot while clearing off deep snow.

3.Start digging out the car.

Depending on your personal strength, the amount of snow piled up on a car, and the temperature, this task can take anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour. It will be much faster if you can get a helper or two on the job. The following method is recommended: Start by digging around the wheels and the sides of the car, especially the driver's door. A snowblower could be great for this and for getting rid of the snow later removed from the car itself to the ground. Don't throw the snow--and whatever junk might be mixed in with it--at the car, people, or anywhere else it could cause a problem. Shovel the removed snow well away from the car, other cars, and pedestrian walkways. The intention is to clean your car without creating more snow hazards. Brush the snow off the roof onto the ground. Brush the snow off the roof onto the ground. Since much of this will fall onto the hood of the car, also brush it off the hood. Don't leave snow on the roof or hood of the car. While it seems easier, it's a road hazard because it can blow onto your windshield blocking your view, or large chunks can blow onto other driver's windshields and block their view. If your vehicle is higher than you, use a small step ladder and a broom to push off the snow. Use a scraper to clear the windshield, side windows, side mirrors, back window and any parts of the roof and hood that are not yet free of ice. Use a scraper to clear the windshield, side windows, side mirrors, back window and any parts of the roof and hood that are not yet free of ice. Do not pour warm water on the windshield as this will cause the glass to crack!

4.After a major blizzard,

Snow may have filled the engine compartment. If so, prop the hood open, remove the snow, dry the spark plug wires and leave the hood open to let everything dry off. Also check your windshield washer outlets to make sure they are clear as you may need to clean your windows often during winter driving.

5.Try to unlock door with the key if the car doesn't have a remote.

As soon as you can get into the car, if your locks aren't frozen, start the car and turn on the heat and defrosters. The heat from the heater and defrosters will help the car to warm up and melt snow and ice while you continue to clear it off. Make sure the exhaust pipe is clear and only have the engine on while clearing snow when the car is outside, never when the car is in shelter as the build-up of carbon monoxide is toxic. If it doesn't open, use lock de-icer or clean and try another door if you don't have any de-icer on hand. If you don't have any de-icer on hand, using a lighter or match to heat up your key before attempting to unlock your door. This may work as the heat will melt the ice; try several times if needed.

6. Clear snow away from the tailpipe.

The exhaust must be able to flow freely from the tailpipe or it may build up in the car's interior.


7. Free up the wipers, if frozen.

Free up the wipers, if frozen. If they were running when you stopped the car, it may damage the wiper motor if you start the car and they are not free to move.

8. For where it gets really cold and your car's sluggish

Start the car. Turn on the heat and rear defroster. Wait a few minutes for the car to warm up. Then get in and drive the car as usual, provided your driveway is clear.

 

This video shows someone digging out their car - took 3 hours but they get there eventually!!

 

Thanks OK TIRE Saskatoon!! Check out their listing in Saskatoon Tires and Saskatoon Auto Repair & Service on the Saskatoon Directory of excellence to read what their many happy clients have to say about them!  

 

 

 

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Wiseguys are SASKATOON'S Trusted MATTRESS Experts..share a Trusted tip on buying a mattress

Wiseguys Mattresses Saskatoon offer incredible value to their customers through a boutique style shopping experience, customized service and unbeatable prices. They aim to have every customer leave the store confident in their decision to buy, and with a guaranteed good night's sleep on their best SASKATOON MATTRESS.

Mark from Wiseguys Mattress, is Saskatoons Mattress expert and here he shares a Trusted tip

With the holidays coming, maybe you are in need of a new mattress for company? Before buying that spare room mattress, ask yourself this. If your mattress is 7 or more years old, or simply not as comfortable as it used to be, maybe make your mattress the spare room one and get a new one for yourself. It might cost a few dollars more now, but in the long run saves you money as you only have to by one mattress and not two. A good quality mattress, by Sleep Council Canada standards, should last on average 8-10 years. So if your mattress is 7 years old or older, you will likely be replacing it in a few years. You will be able to get many more years of use by using it as a spare room bed.

Whatever you decide, here are some myths about mattresses you need to know.

Top mattress myths:

1. Firmer is better

The truth is that the best mattress for your back is the one that feels best to you. A mattress provides both pressure relief (the top portion of the mattress provides this) and back support (the bottom part of the mattress provides this) and the best combination of that feeling is what you are looking for in a mattress. The best bed is the one that’s most comfortable to you.

2.High Coil count is critical

The truth is that there is way more to it than that. Type, gauge, tempering, etc are FAR, FAR more critical and important. High coil counts absolutely does not mean a better bed. people who talk nothing but coil counts know nothing about mattresses.

3. Silk, cashmere, and wool make a bed more comfortable

The small amounts usually used in the upper padding only make a bed more expensive. When you cover your mattress with a pad and sheets, you can’t directly feel the surface anyway.

4. Stores sell the same mattress under different names

Retailers often claim that their mattress A is comparable to a competitor’s mattress B. Though you may find beds that are truly alike, most “comparables” had little in common.They may look exactly the same on the outside, but will have different foaming, foam amount, and/or different grades of foam. Unless it's the same manufacture, and the bed has the same name at both locations, there will be a difference

5. I save a lot of money when mattresses are 50% off

Ever wonder how some stores can always be having a half price sale all the time? It's because their "regular retail price" is sky high. Then it's "half off" to give you the illusion of saving big. Companies advertise like this because it works. I had a mattress I retailed for $899 taxes included, I had a competitors full page ad for the same mattress saying they were selling it for 70% off. Their retail price was $3200. Same bed!!!

6. The higher the price of the mattress you buy, the better quality sleep you will get.

Look at reason 4 to see why this is false. However, price differences can also reflect the expense of the foam from bed to bed. Higher grades and densities simply cost more. However expensive foam doesn't mean more comfort. Again, you purchase what you find comfortable, not what is more expensive.

7. Salespeople are always objective

In a perfect world maybe, but manufacturers dangle financial incentives known as SPIFs (for “sales person incentive funds”) to push various brands and models. Again, nobody knows whats best for you other than you.

If nothing else remember these simple rules... The only thing that matters in a mattress is comfort, comfort, comfort and durability.

Nobody knows what is right for you, except you. Everybody has different comfort levels. Let your body tell you what's right. 

 

Listen to Mark...he's " Da Boss"  after all..and he works in YOUR best interests..guaranteed!
 
Find Wiseguys Mattress , Circle Dr. E. Saskatoon,fan them on Facebook or check out their listing here in the Saskatoon Furniture Category on THE Saskatoon Directory of excellence. They are YOUR Trusted SASKATOON MATTRESS Experts !

TLC@home Trustedsaskatoon Salon Hairstyle Inn, Global Saskatoon and Cameco step up to help Saskatoon kids

Our Trusted Partners across the province as a group seem to have the same idea and many have made many small, large and ongoing commitments to hundreds of small local non profits in Regina and Saskatoon aswell as some of the larger fundraising initiatives going on that get alot of media attention.

We would like to draw attention to Hairstyle Inn a Trusted Saskatoon salon and their ongoing commitment to helping the kids of low income families in Saskatoon to have a better and more magical Christmas with their TLC @ Home program( Facebook page here)

This was filmed on December 7th 2012 at St Frances Elementry school, Saskatoon

 

Superior Autobody your Saskatoon Autobody expert give some great Winter driving tips to help avoid an accident!

Superior Auto Body has been in business since 1961, and SGI accredited since 1982... There are many reasons they have so many loyal longstanding clients from all over the city, but mostly it is the small, personal touches that they offer to people who have been unfortunate enough to require their services. They offer newer model courtesy cars and vans for their clients..and to help out they will actually pick up your vehicle and take it to your SGI appointment for you and deliver the courtesy car to you at home... Superior take pride in their workmanship... as they always say, "When we get through it's just like new".

They are your Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body Experts

 

While Superior Auto Body Saskatoon appreciate your business, we know it's never fun to get into a collision in the first place.

So here are some great Smart Winter driving tips to help you get to where you're going safely.

  

Driving in Snow and Ice.

The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it. Don't go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination. If you must drive in snowy conditions, make sure your car is prepared, and that you know how to handle road conditions. It's helpful to practice winter driving techniques in a snowy, open parking lot, so you're familiar with how your car handles. Consult your owner's manual for tips specific to your vehicle.

Driving safely on icy roads

1. Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.

2. Brake gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the brake.

3. Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists.

4. Keep your lights and windshield clean.

5. Use low gears to keep traction, especially on hills.

6. Don't use cruise control or overdrive on icy roads.

7. Be especially careful on bridges, overpasses and infrequently traveled roads, which will freeze first. Even at temperatures above freezing, if the conditions are wet, you might encounter ice in shady areas or on exposed roadways like bridges.

8. Don't pass snow plows and sanding trucks. The drivers have limited visibility, and you're likely to find the road in front of them worse than the road behind.

9. Don't assume your vehicle can handle all conditions. Even four-wheel and front-wheel drive vehicles can encounter trouble on winter roads.

Even the experts sometimes strugle on ice!

 

If your rear wheels skid...

1. Take your foot off the accelerator.

2. Steer in the direction you want the front wheels to go. If your rear wheels are sliding left, steer left. If they're sliding right, steer right.

3. If your rear wheels start sliding the other way as you recover, ease the steering wheel toward that side. You might have to steer left and right a few times to get your vehicle completely under control.

4. If you have standard brakes, pump them gently.

5. If you have anti-lock brakes (ABS), do not pump the brakes. Apply steady pressure to the brakes. You will feel the brakes pulse — this is normal.

If your front wheels skid...

1. Take your foot off the gas and shift to neutral, but don't try to steer immediately.

2. As the wheels skid sideways, they will slow the vehicle and traction will return. As it does, steer in the direction you want to go. Then put the transmission in "drive" or release the clutch, and accelerate gently.

If you get stuck...

1. Do not spin your wheels. This will only dig you in deeper.

2. Turn your wheels from side to side a few times to push snow out of the way.

3. Use a light touch on the gas, to ease your car out.

4. Use a shovel to clear snow away from the wheels and the underside of the car.

5. Pour sand, kitty litter, gravel or salt in the path of the wheels, to help get traction.

6. Try rocking the vehicle. (Check your owner's manual first — it can damage the transmission on some vehicles.) Shift from forward to reverse, and back again. Each time you're in gear, give a light touch on the gas until the vehicle gets going.

 

 

 

 

Find Superior Autobody Online at http://www.superiorautobodysk.com/  or go to their listing in AUTO BODY here, or Go visit them at Ave Q South ... they are on THE Saskatoon directory of excellence ..they are your Saskatoon Auto Body experts!

 

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