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Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair & Services Pros at Phobia Auto Tip On Shop Rates

The Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair & Service Experts at Phobia Auto are based in Martensville and they are a Trusted source for honest advice and qualified auto service and repairs. People ask all the time how the price of an auto repair is determined, usually phrased something like, "Why does my car repair cost so much?" This is a question worth asking, especially if you've been given a repair quote that runs into the hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Steve at Phobia answers the question in this auto tip! 


Why Can Shop Rates Be So Expensive?

Today’s vehicles are not what they used to be. The average vehicle today had dozens of modules and computers. Training on these takes countless hours and often cost a lot of money. In training, technicians learn about manufacture specific software, and the diagnostic tree for that specific vehicle. Because no two vehicles are the same (rolls such as storage, temperature, road type, driving style, towing etc play a huge roll in wear and tear on a vehicle) Diagnostics on a particular item can be difficult without the proper training. Because every year manufacturers are trying to make vehicles more reliable, safe and efficient, the evolution of vehicles is changing rapidly. It’s important to keep the latest software and training up to date.



A shop that specializes in a particular area usually charges higher labour rates for their service than a general service shop. While a specialist may charge more, this type of shop can often wind up being cheaper in the long run. A specialist is more likely to diagnose and repair a problem in a laser-like fashion, fixing the vehicle in less time and using fewer new parts. Shops unfamiliar with a type of problem can end up muddling around, wasting the customer's money on unnecessary parts and long hours of labour just trying to find a solution.







Contact Steve and the team today- check out their reviews and see all they do on their listing here : 
Phobia Auto A Trusted Saskatoon & area Auto Repair & Service Shop
Phobia Auto Are Your Trusted Saskatoon & Area Performance Vehicle Specialist 


Why Choose Choice Payment Solutions As Your Saskatoon Business Payment Solution Providers

Choice Payment Solutions are your Trusted Saskatoon payment solution provider. In his latest Choice business tip, Nelson, the owner, shares his thoughts on the reasons why we should do business with a specific business or individual.


Why Choose Choice Payment Solutions? 

With any transaction we do, we need to make a decision about why we want to purchase a specific product from a specific business. This can be for a transaction as small as a pack of gum, tank of fuel or larger purchase such as a vehicle or home renovations.  All of the transactions you make, while different in size can each cost slightly more or less depending on which company you choose to make your purchases. So if the price is important to you, then shopping around is the smart option! 


What If You Could Save Money and Get Better Service From Your Payment Solutions Provider?


Choice Payment Solutions are a Trusted Saskatoon point of sale provider. If you are a local business looking to run your operations efficiently as possible, we encourage you to contact Nelson and make an appointment to meet up. It costs nothing, and they will take the time to understand your business and see how they can help save you time, money and stress. Choice is a Saskatoon payment solutions company and they are committed to learning and growing with their valued clients, they are local and available to there to help and they have various payment solution options. 

Nelson and his team understand that the payment processing and point of sale industries are jam-packed with companies from all over North America soliciting their business over the phone. Their telesales people use various tactics to obtain information in an attempt to convert local businesses to their products and tie them into long term fee-laden contracts. While some of these companies legitimately wish to help, they are not locally owned and accountable like Choice Payment Solutions are. In the age where buying and shopping local is more important than ever to help our local economy thrive, have you ever considered that a local payment solutions company might be able to serve you better? 

Do You Value Local Friendly Service? 

A face to face conversation and a handshake is refreshing in the payment solutions industry. Time is precious to everyone, however, it is still nice to put a face to a name. Nelson's goal is simple! His team want to learn about your business and understand what you LIKE about your current point of sale solution and also what you DON'T LIKE. 

They are confident that they can provide you with enough information and real reasons that will lead to you choosing to partner with Choice Payment Solutions, they understand that some things take time and moving from one provider to another seems like a hassle - but they excel and making the transition as smooth and stress free as possible! 




Choice has been a great company to work with, and Nelson has been very helpful in transitioning us to a system that meets our current needs and can grow with the business. The local customer support is an amazing benefit that has made learning the new system very smooth." - Victoria, Trusted Saskatoon & Trusted Marketing Services (Saskatoon)




They are ready when you are... they are not going anywhere. If you are interested in learning more about Choice and what they do, contact Nelson, conversations are free. You have many options when it comes to card acceptance. They want to be your LOCAL CHOICE! 


If you already accept credit cards, take advantage of a complimentary statement analysis to find out how Choice Payment Solutions compare to your current provider.

  

Choice Payment Solutions are your Trusted Saskatoon Payment Solution Providers! 

Find more information and reviews on their listings here :



Trusted Saskatoon Furniture Store Palliser Rooms EQ3 Celebrating 75 Years

Palliser Rooms EQ3 is an independent furniture store that has been operating in Saskatoon for over ten years. The store specializes in offering a generous selection of contemporary furnishings (predominantly Canadian brands) and a personalized service that is forward-thinking and client-focused. Customer reviews describe Palliser Rooms as a "great shopping experience," "with exceptional sales staff," "best displays and best furniture in town," and the kicker: "great delivery service." The comments reflect the company's commitment to providing excellent customer service and speak to their impeccable taste and attention to detail. 

Palliser EQ3 is a Trusted Saskatoon Furniture Store 


In 1944, Palliser originated as a producer of simple wood products in the basement of the home of founder A. A. DeFehr, transitioning to a chicken barn and then the first factory in 1948. Products changed from unfinished wood items to finished furniture and to custom coloured bedroom and occasional tables. The design and value paralleled post war developments. Founder A. A. DeFehr was an early adopter of European technology and modern fashion. The Canadian economy prospered and the DeFehr family participated in this growth. The business survived a catastrophic fire in 1961 that resulted in the building of their first modern factory.

Since their humble beginnings, Palliser has evolved and grown, and in 2016, Palliser was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015 for Business Performance Excellence. Canada's Best Managed Companies is the country's leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian owned and managed companies:

  • with revenues over $10,000 000; and
  • who have implemented world-class business practices in the areas of strategy, capability, commitment, and financial strength.
Palliser was built on values representing the faith of the founders and the importance of community. Palliser is committed to retain and represent these values. The design of Palliser products will continue to evolve to reflect our changing world but will demonstrate a special emphasis on the contemporary and modern designs that require more attention to detail and precision. Whatever the future holds, the people of Palliser will continue to work together to produce high quality products that provide consumers across North America the opportunity to GET TOGETHER.

At Palliser Rooms / EQ3 we are celebrating 75 years of Palliser, and we want to make it even easier for you to add a touch of Palliser to your home with our 20% anniversary store-wide event. We have many great deals available with 20% off on most of our brands.


Find Palliser online at www.pallisereq3.com - they are one of your best choices when it comes to choosing a  SASKATOON FURNITURE Store. Visit their massive showroom on Faithfull Ave, Saskatoon.

Palliser EQ3 is a Trusted Saskatoon Furniture Store


TrustedSaskatoon.com Celebrates Huge Milestone - as over 350,000 visitors visit Saskatoon's Number 1 Online Directory

The Trusted Saskatoon team are excited to share we have had over 350,000 people visit Trustedsaskatoon.com since we launched in 2011!! This is a monumental milestone for our small Saskatoon women-owned business and we are so proud of our dedicated local team. Of course huge kudos must go to the amazing locally owned and accountable community of Trusted Saskatoon businesses. They are run with integrity and  we are proud to promote and support their efforts. They are our product!! 


Many of the Trusted Saskatoon partners bought into the Trusted directories concept nearly 8 years ago - with ZERO results - look at the community we have now! I will be forever grateful for their trust and their investment in the concept and my dream to create a 'better option' for consumers looking for local businesses! Sara Wheelwright, Trusted Founder
 

Local Buyers With Local Needs Supporting Local Businesses!  

 

Nearly 60% or just over 215,000 of the visits 350,000 + visitors to TrustedSaskatoon.com were from people in Saskatoon, 85.25% from Saskatchewan and 98% from Canada!  

How do we know this? 


The website analytics tracks each IP address that visits the site. IP is short for (Internet Protocol) address, a numerical label assigned to every device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet. We can also see what kind of device the site was accessed on, what browser they used, what pages each visitor looked at on the directory, how long they spent choosing and reading the information, and even how they got to Trusedsaskatoon.com (EG: Google Searches, Google Ads, Facebook or Trusted Partners websites!)  

 

Tougher Times May Be Over in Saskatoon as Directory Visitor Numbers Trend UP in 2019. 

You can clearly see in the data above, 2017 and half of 2018 were tougher and visitor numbers were down. Although we still invested the same $ in marketing and had well over 35,000 people visit in our slowest calendar year.  We believe this effect was due to the ‘boom' ending. It seems most consumers were nervous to spend their hard earned money on anything but the products and services they actually needed at that time. 

Just look at the upturn in visitors that begin in the fall of 2018 and is really taking off in 2019 - over 18500 visitors ALREADY this year!! A record year may be in store for Trusted in 2019! 


Trusted Saskatoon Trivia


Wonder what the Top 5 categories have been since we launched? 


What about the last 12months? 


As a local online DIRECTORY, Trusted Saskatoon's primary role is to connect consumers who are actively looking for products and services, to local businesses they can trust. The directory listings are extremely comprehensive - including verified customer reviews, images, and video. We also have a HUGE library of nearly 1000 articles right here in our Trusted Tips Section - these helpful articles (blog posts) are mostly supplied by our local Trusted Saskatoon partners, who are the local experts in their industries. They are extremely well read and provide a unique local resource of information. 

Top 5 most read blogs in the Trusted Saskatoon Tip library over the last 12 month?


We are excited to continue our growth, as we welcome diverse and new Trusted Saskatoon partners every month to our community. In 2019 so far we have welcomed:

Occasionally we do part ways with businesses and sometimes we are asked why they leave. Some retire, close their business, move, change their business ownership or they simply choose to go in a different direction with their marketing. Occasionally we do have to make the tough decision to end the partnership.  We do this if we feel that the fit is not right and that they are no longer in line with our overall mission,  or that they are not committed to upholding the 5 Trusted Guarantees. 

We like to view this as an opportunity, as it allows us to meet new prospects, nominated business and also follow up with those on the waiting list of companies who are interested in joining the community. We have a maximum of 3 policy - This means we only allow  3 businesses in competition at any time in each of the 40 categories we provide. Also in 2019, we added Non - Profits to the directory and gifted 4 Saskatoon Non - Profits listings and free promotion

2019 is destined to be an amazing year, we have SO many amazing things coming your way Saskatoon! So watch this space! Thank you for your continued support of our Trusted Directories concept and our community Saskatoon!! 

Supporting Saskatoon businesses, consumers, and the community is what we do BEST!


Want More Information on Trusted Saskatoon?  


If you want more information on what it takes to join Trusted Saskatoon and if there is room for your company check out the JOIN TRUSTED page here and contact us to arrange a meeting. We can show you how we can help you grow your business alongside ours in 2019 and beyond! 

Trusted Saskatoon Water Experts Culligan Saskatoon Tip On How Hard Water Affects Us

From simple bottled water to Reverse Osmosis Systems and Water Softeners, Culligan Saskatoon has water solutions for you –The Culligan team are hard-working, honest and understand the value of relationships and excellent customer service. Culligan Water Saskatoon are your Trusted Saskatoon Water Experts!


How Hard Water Affects Us. 

As your go-to water filtration experts Culligan Saskatoon get asked the question “what is hard water?” on a regular basis. 

In short, water hardness is defined by the amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium in water.

The water that runs through your house and in public buildings in Ssakatoon has varying levels of hardness based on calcium carbonate concentration. According to the Canadian Water Quality Association, water containing 0-1 grains per gallon (gpg), slightly hard water contains 1.1-3.5 gpg, moderately hard water is 3.6-7 gpg, hard water is 7.1-10.5 gpg and very hard water contains over 10.5 gpg. The numbers may not mean much if you don’t know what the effects of hard water are. So Culligan Saskatoon water experts are available to fill you in on the impact that hard water has on your health and your daily living situation in Saskatoon, SK, and how soft water may be the better way to go.

Is Hard Water Safe To Drink?

Drinking hard water is generally safe. In fact, it may actually be beneficial for your health. The benefits of hard water include fulfilling your dietary needs of essential minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. Some other possible hard water health effects have been linked to lower cardiovascular disease mortality. Although there may be a few benefits to drinking hard water, you might actually be better off switching to soft water. It has far more benefits, not just when it comes to consumption, but soft water also benefits the pipes it runs through, your hair and even your skin.



How Else Does Hard Water Affect The Body?

While hard water may be safe to ingest, the effect of hard water on hair, skin and outside of the body is a different story. Taking a hard water shower can cause “hard water skin” and “hard water hair”—where the water can reduce moisture and leave behind a film, making both feel less clean to the touch. This may cause dandruff in your hair and irritate and instigate dry skin problems such as eczema.

How Does A House Hold Up On Hard Water?

Hard water does have a more negatively viewed impact on items within the household. While doing laundry, washing clothes with hard water can cause the clothing fabric to break down more quickly over time—hard water laundry syndrome tends to happen when hard water runs through the household appliances. Additionally, dishwasher hard water can leave spots on dishes, and cleaning with hard water can leave residue on your surfaces. As for your actual water piping, hard water can cause mineral build-up in your pipes and eventually clog them. You may also see rust or build up on your sink faucets and showerhead.

Finding A Solution Through Culligan Saskatoon

Now that you know the pros and the cons, you can decide what kind of water you want more of in your life. Culligan can help you find the appropriate balance by testing your water and providing a fitting solution. A whole home water softening system from Culligan Saskatoon can help to correct the negative effects of hard water. And although you may be getting your daily dose of calcium and magnesium in hard water, it may potentially contain contaminants that a water softening system could get rid of. You can go about treating hard water in a more holistic way with a whole home water softening system, leading to better water for your house and your health.


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