Month: October 2016

Top Ten Must-Have Wardrobe Pieces

We might as well admit it—as women, our clothing often makes a statement about ourselves before we even admit it. While fashion trends seem to come and go, there are certain fashion pieces that no woman should be without. Stocking your closet with these ten timeless items will mean that you’ll always be covered.

Little Black Dress: No woman should be without one of these. Stylish enough for a cocktail party, flirty enough for a big date, and appropriate for almost any other social gathering. The LBD is essential for every wardrobe.

Tailored Slacks: Any occasion that requires business attire can be handled with a great pair of tailored slacks. By pairing them with a matching jacket or tailored shirt, your pants will always be available for any important business meeting.

Fitted Jeans: One good pair of fitted jeans is all you need to see you through any occasion. Dress them up or down with the right shirt to look right for any situation.

Buttoned Blouse: A classic blouse in white can be matched with anything from skirts to fitted jeans. Dress up your look by adding classic and stylish jewelry to make this piece go even further.

Maxi Dress: These summer dresses aren’t just for formal occasions. Wear them to the beach, the mall or a summer wedding.

Tailored Skirt: No wardrobe is complete without a tailored skirt. You can decide to select quite a few skirts in varying lengths, but if you only purchase only one be sure it is knee length and tailored.

Trench Coat: A classic coat is important. Keep the coat uncomplicated by selecting a black one. Your Philipp Plein outlet coat will work for any occasion and can be paired with any item in your wardrobe.

Suit: Worn mainly for business, a suit is a brilliant addition to any closet. Keep the color simple to allow for different pairings. Match a black suit with a pink coat, baby blue blouse or a white button blouse will allow you to get more use from the piece. Black Pumps: No outfit is total without a pair of black pumps. Perfect with the little black dress, they can also be paired with a suit, slacks, or jeans.

Every Occasion Shirt: Choose one top that is flexible enough to be worn with any bottoms. Select a neutral color that can be worn under your suit or with a pair of fitted jeans.

Top Ten Must-Have Wardrobe Pieces

We might as well admit it—as women, our clothing often makes a statement about ourselves before we even admit it. While fashion trends seem to come and go, there are certain fashion pieces that no woman should be without. Stocking your closet with these ten timeless items will mean that you’ll always be covered.

Little Black Dress: No woman should be without one of these. Stylish enough for a cocktail party, flirty enough for a big date, and appropriate for almost any other social gathering. The LBD is essential for every wardrobe.

Tailored Slacks: Any occasion that requires business attire can be handled with a great pair of tailored slacks. By pairing them with a matching jacket or tailored shirt, your pants will always be available for any important business meeting.

Fitted Jeans: One good pair of fitted jeans is all you need to see you through any occasion. Dress them up or down with the right shirt to look right for any situation.

Buttoned Blouse: A classic blouse in white can be matched with anything from skirts to fitted jeans. Dress up your look by adding classic and stylish jewelry to make this piece go even further.

Maxi Dress: These summer dresses aren’t just for formal occasions. Wear them to the beach, the mall or a summer wedding.

Tailored Skirt: No wardrobe is complete without a tailored skirt. You can decide to select quite a few skirts in varying lengths, but if you only purchase only one be sure it is knee length and tailored.

Trench Coat: A classic coat is important. Keep the coat uncomplicated by selecting a black one. Your classic black coat will work for any occasion and can be paired with any item in your wardrobe.

Suit: Worn mainly for business, a suit is a brilliant addition to any closet. Keep the color simple to allow for different pairings. Match a black suit with a pink coat, baby blue blouse or a white button blouse will allow you to get more use from the piece. Black Pumps: No outfit is total without a pair of black pumps. Perfect with the little black dress, they can also be paired with a suit, slacks, or jeans.

Every Occasion Shirt: Choose one top that is flexible enough to be worn with any bottoms. Select a neutral color that can be worn under your suit or with a pair of fitted jeans.

How can providing free phone calls help your business?

It turns out that free phone calls are an excellent addition to any business. There is no man or woman who doesn’t want to save some money on phone calls or completely avoid paying for this kind of service. In case you allow potential and existing clients an opportunity to use a free 0800 phone number, you’ll definitely attract more clients and make the existing ones more loyal to your brand.

As a matter of fact, it is a well-known fact that a business providing a service like free phone calls for customers gets 300% more phone calls compared to the one that doesn’t have such option. What is even better is that the process of choosing and using such free phone numbers is very simple, easy and cost affordable.

Every expert in this field can confirm that providing free phone calls to your clients make you business look more reliable and professional and at the same time increases its efficiency. Without any doubt, free phone numbers make clients dial your number more frequently leading to the establishment of strong, long-term relationships.

The use of free 0800 phone numbers is the ideal way of eliminating the limitations set by your current geographic location. This is also a perfect way to gain access to clients who are not using the Internet and their number is not small. Even though using the Internet and your own website to reach clients is a good idea, this should not be the only method you are using.

There is a wide range of reasons why your business should use free phone calls. For instance, this practice helps you handle the costs. Furthermore, it also helps business owners to redirect phone calls wherever you want in any place in the country. Many companies use this option to encourage the client to provide helpful feedback. Lastly, it is not unusual to use these free phone numbers to enhance the effects of your marketing activities, promo campaigns, and special loyalty programs.

Free phone calls have the ability to improve the business profile of any company and enhance the enquiry rate too. Keep in mind that whenever someone is using your website, they are probably looking for a phone number to call you and if they see a free phone number it is more likely that they will make this call.

Maintenance, Tips, and More!

It is common knowledge that a vehicle’s quality, is the sum of it’s parts. No matter the style or body of the car, the weakest link is what determines the reliability of the automobile.  Today, modern cars bring much more to the table than a ride to work, embedded with blue tooth communications, navigation systems,  back-up cameras, and much more. This calls for more and more parts on the vehicle to serve purposes aside from transportation. Ford’s engineers have brought a very broad line of cutting edge accessories, allowing your truck or car to surpass the accessibility way beyond what it used to be a decade ago. In this brief overview, we will go over some of these cutting-edge accessories and see what they bring to a truck or car. All the below accessories can be viewed HERE for pricing and ordering.

Protection –

Ford builds their automobiles tough, to last decades, however many cars and trucks, especially in the New England area, endure a lot of muddy and salty conditions that may accelerate the degradation of certain susceptible parts. Therefor, some owners prefer to spend a small amount of money in advance to protect their vehicle on the outside, inside, and sometimes even the under body to decelerate the rate devaluation.

Aeroskin Hood Protectors by LUND –

The Aeroskin Hood Protector by LUND is a cutting edge product that stands out due to the lack of need for any hardware! This acrylic protector has an adhesive that sticks to the front of the hood, protecting the hood from the vast majority of impact from road debris. Since factory original paint is of high importance to the value of the vehicle for resale, this significantly stunts the rate of devaluation and adds great value to the vehicle. As our parts team has observed, cars with such hood protections installed can go a decade without any imperfections caused to the hood. Effective, practical, and simple this is a great choice for most consumers looking into a new car.

Hood Deflectors –

This more generic hood deflector is installed with the use of hardware, needed to bolt down the protector. However the more primitive installation method, this deflector carries out the full function of protecting the hood from the vast majority of road debris, just like the Aeroskin Hood Protector by LUND.

Side Window Deflectors –

Side Window Deflectors allow air to enter through your windows while keeping any rain, snow, and road debris from entering your vehicle. These acrylic deflectors use an easy adhesive installation that does not require or need any hardware. A very inexpensive addition for those that seek such protection for their vehicle.

Splash Guards –

A very common investment among truck drivers, the splash guard is often a need-based accessory. Especially for trucks, that are intended to handle reliably in off-road, muddy conditions, splash guards are needed to keep mud, salt, and other corrosive elements from having too much contact with the under body of the vehicle, which in-turn preserves the under side of the vehicle. This small investment will prove to be worth much more than it’s monetary value.

Heavy Duty Splash Guards –

These premium Heavy Duty Splash Guards are often selected for their aesthetics and their superb functionality. Molded to the underside of the vehicle, these splash guards are extremely effective at deflecting corrosive elements away from the truck. Suitable for any Ford truck model, these Heavy Duty Splash Guards are a great pick for drivers that are willing to pay that extra money for the premium, stylish quality.

Vehicle Security Systems –

Vehicle Security Systems speak for themselves. Don’t bother with the hassles dealing with an insurance companies with “

Stolen Vehicle” claims. Simply invest in a system that will send thieves running the other way at the blink or a red light. This system gives off a short soft tone for minor impacts, and a longer louder tone for stronger impacts. A very standard and common accessory that begs the question, “

Why not?”

Spray-in Bedliners –

Bedliners are a very omnipresent accessory for Ford trucks, with our Sales team constantly requesting the upgrade before even introducing the vehicle to the market. This bedliner makes the bed of the truck much more rugged, refusing to chip or scratch at common impacts of cargo in the bed. Furthermore, since this specific bedliner is spray-applied and factory installed, the final product lacks any imperfections.

Drop-in Bedliners –

A more simple bedliner, the drop-in bedliner is installed as a separate piece that lines the majority of the truck bed. Just like all bedliners the purpose is to protected the paint coated bed with a much more rugged material, commonly rubber/plastic that is not prone to damage, and if damaged, wont devalue your vehicle. In general, a very wise investment, made by many truck owners.

Wheel Well Liners –

Wheel Well Liners are custom molded pieces for Ford F-150 and Super Duty trucks, installed in the rear wheel wells to further protect the under bodies of these trucks. Often also consider an aesthetic accessory, it is undeniable that it serves that role as well, giving the F-150 and Super Duty trucks a finished, premium look. Protection and style in one, a tempting combination for most accessory consumers and definitely worth looking into.

Comfort & Accessibility –

Whether the vehicle of one’s choice is a base model or an option full model, Ford has certain products on the market to increase the accessibility of the car. Accessories from remote start, to collision avoidance systems are all accounted for and can be installed here, at Acton Ford where our technicians have been trained to install and maintain such systems.

Accent Lights by ECHOMASTER –

The Accent Lights by ECHOMASTER, is a Ford Focus specific accessory, and includes 5 powerful LEDs to illuminate the road in the night, allowing better visibility and in-turn a safer drive. Working at 50% after ignition, the LEDs are capable of their 100% setting upon activation. A very helpful feature, with other model specific counterparts also commonly distributed and sold. Clearly a tasteful feature, combining style and safety for a highly desired product.

Warning Sensors by ECHOMASTER –

As any driver can attest, the modern road is littered with hazards, and sometimes, being a defensive, attentive driver may be not enough. ECHOMASTER presents a helping hand with it’s front and rear Warning Sensors that have a 3 tone audible alarm that warns the operator of objects and their proximity to the vehicle. A customer that is looking to improve the maneuverability of their large vehicle, would definitely benefit from such a feature.

Remote Start Systems –

During New England’s brutal winters, vehicles become extremely cold with temperatures falling to below freezing during the night. Such temperatures are not only unpleasant to the driver, but also not optimal for the vehicle it self. Remote Start Systems allow the operator to start their vehicle from afar, allowing the engine and interior of the vehicle to reach ideal temperatures before operation. This comfort/performance orientated accessory will prove to be a wise purchase for almost any Ford model on the market. Furthermore, this accessory will soon be available as an app on smartphones, allowing the operator to start his vehicle from his phone!

Rear Seat Entertainment by INVISION –

A few decades ago, an accessory such as the Rear Seat Entertainment by INVISION was something of fiction. Today, however, such systems are common in large family vehicles such as the Ford Escape. This feature allows the driver to entertain his kids while on a family road trip, avoiding bad behavior that would otherwise result from their boredom. A very thoughtful modern feature will keep everyone sane, no matter the length of the ride.

Step Bars –

Unlike most cars, trucks require much more clearance between the under body and the ground to serve their off-road performance and avoid “bottoming out”. However, raising the body higher means that the driver must exert more effort entering and leaving the vehicle. Here at Acton Ford, we believe that entering a car should not feel like leaping onto the back of a horse. Step Bars, installed durably to the under side of the truck, provide the operator with a convenient step allowing easy entrance into the vehicle.

Cargo –

Ford Truck owners are not foreign to the concept of optimizing cargo space, a concept that will forever be improved and revised. Ford engineers have brought some simple, yet exciting products that will help any truck owner optimize, organize, and increase cargo space.

WeatherTech Cargo Liners –

An omnipresent accessory, Weather

Tech Cargo Liners do an excellent job keeping the carpets clean and protected. Designed for easy installation and removal, these cargo liners may be easily cleaned when needed, and take minutes to install. Custom molded to the vehicles interior, each cargo liner is model specific, providing optimal protection with no compromise.

Hard Folding Tonneau Covers by REV –

Hard Folding Tonneau Covers, installed on the bed of the truck allow the operator to safely store their equipment or cargo. Capable of folding, this Cover can be easily stored, or folded back on the bed to provide the driver with the needed accessibility. Capable of locking by key, this accessory grants the truck driver a peace of mind while away from his vehicle.

Hard Painted Tonneau Covers by UNDERCOVER –

Hard Painted Tonneau Covers are made of up of one solid piece that is installed to the bed, providing superior protection against theft, while also giving the truck a stylish complete look. Unlike the rest of the covers, these Hard Painted Covers are extremely rigid, and require significant abuse to break, making it suitable for storing expensive equipment or possessions.

Soft Folding Tonneau Covers –

Soft Folding Covers, are made up of a weatherproof material, softer than its Hard Folding counterpart, this cover shares the same storing and folding qualities. Being lighter, it is more maneuverable and accessible, yet provides less protection against piercing. In general, a great compromise between accessibility and protection for the majority of truck drivers.

Soft Roll-up Tonneau Covers –

Soft Roll-up Covers are very easy to install, and are great at keeping equipment safe while driving at fast speeds. Truck operators who neglect such protection may endanger themselves and those driving around them. Unlike its cover counterparts, this Soft Roll-up Cover sacrifices rigidity for accessibility and ease of use, perfect for trucks commonly kept in garages or safe environments.

Racks & Carriers by THULE –

Thule, a Swedish Rack & Carrier accessory manufacturer, has been supplying vehicles with innovative storage and carrier systems since 1955. They have an extensive list of handy storage systems optimal for an active life-style and a superb way to add cargo space to the vehicle of choice.

Most accessories have counterparts that are specific to the use of the vehicle. It is often wise to take a step back and think about how you intend to use your vehicle, for the most cost-efficient result. If style is priority, we supply premium products that concentrate on such a trait, however most value products carry out the purpose similarly well. Last of all, never forget, that with proper protection and use, a vehicle will serve longer and better and is likely to save you money as an end result

The direct telephone number for the online store and web site

If you need to book affordable telephone service for your business, then you need to use high-quality multi-channel number. If you have an online store or web site where you sell certain goods or services, and you need to find the best option to buy a multi-line telephone, then you will approach a service of virtual landline phone. Your potential, permanent and future clients can always call the number listed in your organization in the local fare, and the number will create the effect of presence.

You can publish one contact number on the web-site of your online store and it will have the city code, which you will get. The principle of operation of a direct phone number to the web site and the online store is simple enough: a call arrives at virtual number, and then is forwarded to the server, after which it goes to any other landline or mobile number, Skype, SIP.

A virtual number can be used for business to improve its productivity and for personal purposes, that would be more and more comfortable, and the most important thing that it will allow economically communicate with family and friends.

A list of support services:
ready solutions for call-centres;
the connection to services of the virtual Fax (fax-to-email);
providing a “toll free” number of a free call; assistance in the organization of a virtual office;
IP-telephony for offices (allows you to use the Internet connection to make free business calls); virtual telephone station, PBX IP PBX to create a system of corporate communications without requiring additional hardware;
IVR solution (system voice messages are recorded previously, with the possibility of redistribution of incoming calls);
SIP calls (calls are made using SIP application);
The service Click-to-Call (provides the ability to make phone calls by clicking the button or other active element of the web site);
Call-back telephony for calls around the world (this is quite a popular service today, due to which it is possible for local and mobile numbers to connect a free call from your clients).

Virtual phone number is a service through which you connect one number with the code of a particular country, and accept incoming and outgoing calls at affordable rates.

Does Your Car Battery Need To Be Recharged?

Your car’s battery needs to be strong enough to crank the engine. Unfortunately, there are times when the battery can begin to lose its ability to do so. When turning the ignition, you may notice the engine cranking slowly. If the problem persists, you’ll need to either recharge or replace your car’s battery. Even if your engine eventually turns over and starts, the battery can become damaged over time. In this article, I’ll describe how a battery generates its charge. Then, I’ll explain how you can recharge it when necessary.

Overview Of A Battery’s Charge

Your car battery is comprised of cell plates, lead, and sulfuric acid. Ideally, when you turn the ignition, the lead that is in the cell plates interacts with the sulfuric acid. That creates a current. The battery transmits the current to crank the engine over. However, sulfate will begin to gather and build up on the cell plates over time. When it does, it can hamper the battery’s ability to generate a current.

The more sulfate that gathers, the less capable of creating a current your battery becomes. The build up happens more quickly when a battery is charged and discharged frequently. It can also happen as a result of the battery laying dormant for several days.

Checking The Charge

Even though you can’t technically test your battery without the help of a mechanic, you can still check its “state of charge.” If your battery has a cap on top that can be removed, you can use a floating hydrometer to check the level of acid solution inside. If the hydrometer shows a level of 1.265, it indicates a full charge. If it shows 1.230, it’s 25% depleted. 1.200 suggests that the battery is only charged at half its capacity.

If the top of your battery can’t be removed, it’s likely that it has an internal hydrometer. It will usually suggest only the charge for one of the cells, but it may also provide an average over all of the cells. It’s not a perfect solution, but it’s still useful.

How To Recharge The Battery

In most cases, you can recharge your battery by having someone jump start the engine. Your car’s internal charging system can do the rest. Once the engine has been jump started, drive your car uninterrupted for 20 to 25 minutes. That should completely charge the battery. If it’s already fully discharged prior to the jump start, you won’t be able to do much. At that point, it’s time to buy a new one.