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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 show's 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 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 Hairstyle Inn answering all the hair questions ..and there were lots - Laddie donated some hair straightener and product along with a Hairstyle Inn Gift Cert!

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 submitted and the 3 partners will answer all the questions in later blogs ..so If you didn't get answered on the show they will be answered by the experts...enjoy!! 

  

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!

 

Perfection Plumbing a Trusted Saskatoon Plumber shares a helpful Saskatoon Plumbing tip on your hot water tank!

Perfection Plumbing was founded in 1996 and is locally owned and operated. They are different than any other plumbing company in the area. In 2001 they became affiliated with a national plumbing association called Plumbers Success International. Through this affiliation, they are able to bring valuable products and services to clients that they cannot obtain from any other plumbing service company in the area.

Perfection Plumbing are Trusted Saskatoon Plumbers on the Saskatoon Directory

 

Why is my Hot Water Tank running out of Hot Water?

There are always variables when answering this question but here are a few of the top reasons:

1/ Age of Tank - Sometimes the obvious answer is "The tank is just old". When tanks are older and haven't been maintained, they collect a lot of sediment within the tank, reducing the volume thus creating a smaller amount of hot water available.

2/ Faulty Dip Tube - Inside your tank is a tube that directs the incoming cold water to the bottom of the tank. The cold water is heated at the bottom of the tank and as it heats up it rises to the top, ready for use. If the tube is broken or has deteriorated, the cold water will than mix with the hot water at the top of the tank and create water that is delivered to the homeowner at a lower temperature.

3/Too Many People - The family has grown or is growing up. Hot water tanks (When properly sized) should give the number of people in the house the appropriate amount of hot water when called for. If the family is growing or growing up (teenagers and their "short" showers) the hot water tank that you have may have done the job in the past but the capacity just isn't there for the growth of the family.

Make sure if getting a new Hot water tank the your contractor provides a proper analysis of the situation so that you aren't left standing in cold water!

 

Did you Know? We offer up to One Year deferred payments on new hot water tank installs. Payments as low as $27/mo. o.a.c.

 

Find Perfection Plumbing on line here , on Facebook here - where they run  contests and offer more handy tips or go and check out their listing in Saskatoon Plumbing on the Saskatoon Directory to read what their many happy cliemnts had to say to us at here at the Trusted HQ.

 

  

Tammy Wandzura a Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage broker expert shares a Mortgage tip

Purchasing your home is one of the biggest and most important decisions that you can make. Tammy Wandzura your Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage broker and the team at Elite Mortgage Choice  believe that buying a home should also be an exciting experience with little to NO stress. By trusting your Saskatoon Mortgage Broker, you are ensuring that any stress you may have had in previous encounters can be eliminated!

Tammy truly believes that all you should have to worry about is opening the door to your new home for the very first time.. Heres Tammys Latest Mortgage Tip

As a Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Broker it is important to me- that I not only provide the best service when you find your dream home but I am also assisting in giving back knowledge It’s also important for me to assist in educating consumers on how their credit works- and what you can do to create the strongest credit profile so that you qualify for the best terms, rates and lending the banks in Canada allow

Trusted Tip:

 I highly suggest that consumers avoid buying or leasing big ticket items or increasing debt while trying to prepare to qualify for a mortgage Purchasing a new car furniture, boat, ski-doo or major appliances can worsen your Debt vs Income ratio, which can make clients ineligible for the best loan terms.

The Mortgage Broker industry is fairly new compared to other industries. For many year the major chartered banks had a tight grasp on mortgage lending As a Mortgage Broker our industry has forced lenders to compete with rate, product and service levels. In the last year, 86% of bank customer used online banking. This data comes from a new J.D. Power and Associates report. It’s also reported that customer satisfaction has dropped a significant 5% at the major banks. It is getting to be very convenient to do as much of our personal banking over the phone, email, internet, fax etc.

We are here to work with you. We have been working with thousands of clients over the past 10 years positioning their mortgages quickly, effectively and efficiently over phone, fax and email. As your Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Broker it is important that I have the best service available on the market. I have the continued experience & Knowledge directly related to everything “Mortgage” It’s our goal to assist you throughout the life of your mortgage. Giving you flexible lending solutions- and contacting you throughout the term(s) of your mortgage to ensure that you have the opportunity to change things if you need to.

I recently attended a CMHC (Canada Housing and Mortgage Corp) meeting It is always interesting to get CMHC’s perspective directly; as there is a lot of media that leads us-as consumers- to worry about the Canadian Housing market As we know the Media needs to sell –so some of the information can be exaggerated to make a good story CMHC indicated some really interesting information to us. First of all- the majority of clients that are buying CMHC insured homes have a 720+ Credit Score (that is very good), they are putting 20%+ downpayment (this is an average across Canada), and the average mortgage is $175,000.00.

Arrears (late payments) are well under control. In Saskatchewan we have had a strong and healthy market for the last 5-10 years – and the future is looking very positive Alberta had a little slow down, but they are also coming back strong. The fact that the Western provinces are holding strong- and stats across the country are showing that the Canadian Banking system is in good shape – is all very good news !!

Although the roller coaster of mandated changes to the mortgage rules in the past 12-24 months has seemed fast and many of us haven’t been able to understand some of the reasons to the changes…. It seems that the Canadian government has a good handle on what is best for us now and the future. We have seen rules tighten and loosen year over year. Depending on what is happening in the Global market will also determine what we see here in our back yard. AS a first time home buyer or an experienced home buyer I highly recommend hiring a Mortgage Broker We will be here to listen and to guide you in the right direction in everything mortgage related

Best Regards Tammy Wandzura

Call Tammy Wandzura today at 933.3386 for all of your Saskatoon mortgage needs OR visit www.elitemortgagechoice.com

Make an appointment with Tammy Wandzura at TMG, 506 Queen Street or check out her listing on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY in the SASKATOON MORTGAGES Category..she is a Trusted SASKATOON MORTGAGE BROKER Expert!     

Listen to Tammys current Radio ad here! http://www.elitemortgagechoice.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/SP0085.mp3

 

 

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