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When Do You Need a UTV?

ATV ModelA forest trail, trees all around, branches and small rocks underfoot, you need to haul a chainsaw out and that firewood in, all in a day’s work. You may think it is a job for a quad but this is more work than an ATV may be ready for, much less survive it.

Vehicle provider Shank's Argo a UTV can negotiate the most difficult of terrains, from the wilderness to a first response area, from exploration to agriculture. There are reasons you should visit a UTV dealer and get your utility vehicle.

Here are a few of them.

You need haul space

A capable ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) – lovingly referred to as a “quad” among enthusiasts – can haul some reasonably heavy loads using a trailer. With a UTV, you do not need a trailer. There is enough room in its pick-up-like “truck bed” to carry significant load, and there is enough power in the engine for that too.

You are not riding alone

Like a regular truck, you and a passenger can ride side by side in reasonable comfort and safety. If you have more people with you, there are UTVs that allow for up to six persons. You can even use the rear cargo hold for transporting people if they do not mind sitting there.

You are in the cab

Especially during a rainy day, your ATV is not likely to protect you from getting wet and cold. A UTV, on the other hand, will. There are even UTV enthusiasts that customize their rides with in-cab heating and cooling.

Moreover, because you are riding comfortably on a car-like seat, you can wear a seatbelt for extra safety.

You want a sporty workhorse

People who prefer a quad typically want more sportiness in their rides. In the old days, UTVs were not famous for this. Today, however, you can UTVs that are sporty enough, if that is what you want, and can still perform when you are just out to kick up some dust in the forest.

These days, enthusiasts can customize their UTVs with cab kits and stereos. You can even install some new HIDs or LEDs if you do a lot of work in the night. ​

A Buyer’s Guide to Inspecting a Used Side by Side

A car salesman handing the keys of a side by side to a customer The UTV (utility task vehicle) market in Salt Lake City is growing. And as pioneers give up their old side by sides, new enthusiasts can make their entry into the UTV world with not as much cost.

However, research and careful evaluation are key if you want to make sure you land a high-quality, second-hand side by side. Here are the things you need to look out for before you lay your money down on a used UTV.

1. Give it a test ride.

Does the UTV start immediately? Do you see smoke wafting from the exhaust? Does the belt feel tight and does the vehicle move in a stable, straight line? These are the issues you need to look out for when you give the UTV a test drive.

2. Check the oil.

Although dirty engine oil isn’t a deal-breaker, it tells you a lot about what future problems you may encounter. Very clean-looking oil that smells bad should be a red flag, but you can do with slightly dirty oil that doesn’t have a scent.

3. Check the coolant.

If the engine is run with low or dirty coolant, it may have caused overheating problems. Coolant must be green or orange at all times. If it looks oily or diluted, you may have a problem on your hands.

4. Inspect the driveline.

Take a look at the CV boots on the differentials and outside near the wheel. Damaged CV boots are a recipe for disaster and must be replaced. Also, if the UTV has been lifted, the stock axles must be replaced with new ones.

5. Look at the frame.

Another sign that a UTV has been worn down by its previous owner are cracks and bends in the frame. A deceptive seller might use body panels to cover up signs of a collision, but frame damage will always tell the truth.

When in doubt, it pays to ask for help from a mechanic. When you meet with a seller to check out a UTV, ask the mechanic (or even a friend with experience) to go with you so he can help you inspect the vehicle thoroughly.

The Good that Medical Technology Changes Continue to Bring

In today’s time and age, technology has become so important that almost, if not all, Medical Technologyindustries can no longer function properly without it. The same goes true for people and their everyday lives. And of the many different industries wherein technology has a considerable contribution, health care continues to dominate most of them.

Used properly, technology in the healthcare industry can save lives and improve the overall quality of personal living.

The strong ties between technology and medicine

Without technology, the field of medicine can’t keep up with the increasing health care demands and requirements of people. The overall health and well-being of individuals will greatly suffer, doctors will lose many patients, hospitals and other healthcare facilities will go to waste, and lives will be lost.

This said, one shouldn’t underestimate the innovations made by providers like Hallmark Surgical in even the seemingly smallest medical equipment and supplies in NZ hospitals, clinics, and other similar organisations. From biotechnology to medical device/equipment manufacturing and from pharmaceuticals to IT, all the improvements and modernisation they’ve undergone played major roles in bettering human lives.

Faster diagnosis, quicker and better results

One of the biggest contributions technology has brought to medicine is the hastening of diagnostic procedures. Supplies and machines designed to help health care professionals come up with diagnosis now allow them to reach an accurate one in a shorter amount of time. Because of this, doctors now have the power to develop the best possible treatment plan, which can pave the way for patients to see significant improvements in their health sooner.

Greater quality of life

It is also because of innovative medical technology that many people, despite having developed major health problems or sustained severe injuries, continue to live on. And they haven’t just survived; they also enjoy a good quality of life.

The healthcare industry can’t overstate its reliance on medical technology, seeing that its brilliant contributions let health care professionals succeed in their respective fields.

 

4 Ways to Keep Priceless Jewelry Pristine

Priceless JewelriesYour jewelry pieces are some of your most prized possessions. If you consider their sentimental value, then all of them are priceless. Make sure you're taking care of your accessories to ensure they last through generations.

Wear them well

Be mindful of the products your pieces will come in contact with. Some lotions and perfume might contain harsh chemicals that could damage your jewelry. Prolonged exposure to chemicals could damage moissanite vs diamonds that are only damaged by the high impact.

Make sure your pieces fit the wearer well. If they start feeling too tight or too loose, take them to the jewelers for adjustment. This avoids unnecessary strain on chains and the likelihood of accidental loss.

Splurge on storage

Your precious gems deserve luxurious storage. Exposing them to the elements or chemicals in the air can corrode stones and deplete their value.

If redoing your closet or cabinets for jewels are out of the question, simply store your jewelry in the packaging they came in. Even inexpensive jewelry boxes are lined with material that can protect your items.

Set a cleaning schedule

The more you wear particular pieces, the more often you should clean them. Items worn daily should be cleaned every two weeks, or even on a weekly basis.

For jewelry worn infrequently, cleaning it twice a year is a good habit to keep. Even jewelry pieces that are kept rather than worn should still be cleaned at least once a year.

Trust the professionals

Family heirlooms and pieces that you intend to pass down to generations should be entrusted to professionals. A jeweler is more equipped to remove any stain or dirt while preserving the make of your pieces.

If you own delicate jewelry, avoid attempting to clean or repair them yourself as you could end up causing more and irreparable damage. Taking care of your priceless gems may require investment, but it will be worth it when their value only increase through the years.

Emergency Dental Care Whilst on Holiday

Root Canal Treatment When you head off on holiday, your dentist is quite possibly the last person you think about. Maybe if he or she has just created your perfect holiday smile makeover, you’ll remember them fondly as you beam broadly for photographs, but in most circumstances they will be the furthest person from your mind.

Until something goes wrong. Dental emergencies don’t respect holidays, or any other type of boundaries. They can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Whether you slip over on a night out and knock out a tooth or you wake in the morning with a sudden, unbearable toothache, we don’t need to tell you that when you need an emergency dentist, you’ll want to get treatment as soon as possible.

If you’re staying away from home, whether for business or for pleasure, the last thing you want is a dental health problem getting in the way. You can hardly give that important business presentation with a painful dental abscess driving you to distraction, and won’t enjoy your weekend break with the kids if all you can think about is your broken back tooth.

Polwarth Dental Clinic in Edinburgh offers same-day emergency dentist appointments whenever possible. If you are a visitor to the city you should still get in touch with the practice; they will endeavour to get you out of pain in a single appointment.

Some dental emergencies can be dealt with in a single appointment (for example, if a toothache is caused by dental decay your dentist may be able to remove the decayed area and permanently fill the tooth) but in many cases you will need follow-up appointments either at the practice you visit or at your own dentist when you get home to fully treat a condition.

Patients with infected teeth usually present with unbearable toothache in the first instance. This may or may not be accompanied by a dental abscess, and will require root canal treatment to cleanse the tooth of infection.

Root canal treatment will take at least two appointments to complete. It is usually carried out under local anaesthetic, and should feel no different to having a regular filling, although it may take longer as it is a complex and delicate procedure. 

Enjoying Life During Orthodontic Treatment: Tips and Tricks

 Orthodontic TreatmentA lot of people think orthodontics puts restrictions on your life during treatment. Whilst there are some things that are best avoided, and whilst you will need to be meticulous in your oral hygiene and vigilant for any unexpected changes in your dental health, life doesn’t have to challenging whilst you are having orthodontic correction.

Surrey Braces in Weybridge offers orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages, using both fixed and removable appliance. The type of appliance you choose will determine what special advice you need to follow.

Fixed appliances

Fixed orthodontic appliances – braces – need efficient dental hygiene. Once your braces have been fitted, you should book an appointment with a hygienist to learn how to brush your teeth effectively, as well as how to use special tools such as floss threaders to clean under the brace wires.

If you don’t clean both around and under your brace wires efficiently, you risk developing dental plaque, which will stain the teeth and can also lead to gum disease and tooth decay. You should clean your teeth after every meal – wait an hour after eating to do this.

The use of plaque disclosing tablets can be useful during treatment with braces. These use a safe dye to colour any hidden areas of plaque, so that you can instantly see any areas requiring extra attention.

You need to watch what you eat with a fixed brace. Sticky and chewy sweets should be avoided, whilst hard foods such as nuts or raw vegetables could break your brace. It’s safe enough to eat cooked vegetables or to cut fruit into small pieces. Carefully check your teeth after eating to make sure there is nothing trapped under brace wires.

It can take a little time to get used to a fixed brace, and if you play a woodwind or brass instrument you may need to adapt your technique during treatment. If you play sport you should wear a mouthguard.

Removable appliances

Removable appliances can be taken out for instrument and sport playing, but should be replaced quickly afterwards.

You should still brush your teeth an hour after every meal, and should also make sure you clean your appliance at least twice a day.

How a dentist can restore chipped, worn, or damaged teeth

Dental VeneersChipped or broken teeth can affect anyone, regardless of their oral health or any underlying conditions. Trips, falls, cycling or road traffic accidents can all result in broken or damaged teeth, as can biting something hard such as a nut or a pen. The cause isn’t the most important issue; that is ensuring you visit a dentist to get it put right promptly.

PS Dental Care in Soho offers a number of solutions to chipped, worn, cracked or otherwise damaged teeth. The perfect treatment option will depend upon a number of factors, including:

  • The type and amount of damage
  • The location of the affected tooth
  • The general condition of the affected tooth
  • Your oral health
  • Your personal preference.

Whatever solution a dentist offers, they will make it as aesthetically pleasing as possible. Any type of dental restoration can be matched to the natural colour of your teeth. One of the fastest ways to repair a damaged front tooth is with composite bonding, which uses tooth-coloured filling material to reshape and rebuild affected teeth.

Another alternative for mild chips affecting the front teeth is to have one or more porcelain veneers fitted. These are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that can be made thicker where they cover the chipped area, providing your tooth with extra reinforcement. Veneers are also suitable for improving a range of other cosmetic dental issues, and can create a beautiful smile makeover.

Larger areas of damage may require a filling. A tooth-coloured composite filling is a good option for the front teeth, whilst if additional strength or reinforcement is needed, a porcelain inlay, onlay, or crown may be used.

White fillings usually only need one appointment, whilst inlays, onlays, and crowns usually require two or more appointments to ensure that they fit perfectly. Your dentist can place a temporary filling or crown whilst the permanent one is being made.

If dental decay or gum disease have played a role in the damage to your tooth, you will want to get these treated promptly, to help your teeth stay healthy and strong in the future.

Ski Holidays in Les Arcs: Planning the Ideal Family Ski Holiday

Family Ski HolidayLes Arcs offers “Paradiski,” one of the largest skiing areas in the world. With the Les Arcs 2000, Les Arcs 1800, Les Arcs 1600 and Les Arcs 1950, many activities can keep you and your family busy for the entire duration of your trip.

Here is a guide on how you can happily spend your family ski holidays in Les Arcs:

Know the Right Time

The Yuletide Season, along with Easter and the half term in February, is peak season. These likewise coincide with school holidays, so these are the most costly days to spend on. If your children are of pre-ski age, it is a good idea to book during the off-season when you can grab lower travel and accommodation rates. The warmer months of March and April have longer hours of daylight, which is better for kids.

Decide Where to Stay

For groups travelling together, like your entire family, a chalet would be a great option. It offers the chance of a week-long, fun-filled sleepovers without having to worry about spoiling another person’s ski trip. On the other hand, club hotels are a good choice for a family with teenaged kids.

Travelling with Young Children

Airlines that do not specifically cater to families could be an option. They should be able to manage a few kids, and will typically put you in front of the line. When booking a car for hire, check local laws on child seats to make sure you have enough. Likewise, do not forget to tick the options for snow tyres.

Choosing Ski Gear

It would be costly to buy new sets of ski clothes for the whole family. If you are going for the first time, you may borrow from friends or buy used gear. The clothes must be water-resistant, and remember not to skimp on important accessories like gloves, hats, waterproof footwear and goggles.

Going on ski holidays in Les Arcs with your entire family in tow can be a lot of fun. However, it is important to do things right to make sure everything turns out well.

From Wearing to Stain Removing: Cashmere Clothing Care Hacks

 Cashmere Clothing CareCashmere is an organic material, which comes from the undercoat fur of Himalayan goats. Before the wool is ready for distribution and tailoring, the herders ensure the undercoat is well taken care of because it’s a sensitive material.

That’s why Every Cashmere suggests that even as a finished product, you should look after cashmere the same way the herders did, or it will easily lose its quality. Naturally, as part of the cashmere goat’s body, this material is highly absorbent to promote insulation in the fluctuating condition of the Himalayan mountains.

Below are vital care hacks for your cashmere apparel.

On Wearing

  1. Do not wear your cashmere clothing right after putting any chemicals on your body (deodorant, body spray, etc.) because the absorbent property of the wool promotes staining.
  2. It’s also best to avoid any strong perfume, as the agitated cashmere wool may attract legions of moths.
  3. Never wear your cashmere consistently for several days. Wash it after using it twice to prevent bacteria build-up.
  4. Keep your cashmere clothing from any rough or pointed objects, as it can cause pilling or even a gaping hole!

On Cleaning

  1. Avoid dry cleaning your cashmere garment unless there’s a persistent stain that can’t be removed.
  2. Separately wash your cashmere items. Ensure that there’s no harmful detergent residue, as this can damage the wool fibres.
  3. Wash bulky cashmere articles separately because they can be extremely hard to work with once they hold up water.
  4. Do not pick up your cashmere clothing on one side, as the other parts will be stretched out. Hold it in a lump or as a whole to prevent any fibre stress.
  5. Wash it in cold water and use shampoo. Cashmere is basically hair, so use mild detergent only.

On Stain Removing

  1. If unsure about removing stains, it’s better to dry clean it.
  2. Attend to the stains immediately with cold water and a stain remover. The longer you ignore the stain, the harder it is to extract later on.
  3. Always wash the entire garment. Do not wash the stained parts only.

As an organic material coming from goat hairs, knowing how to take care of cashmere can improve its longevity and use. 

Buying Art Online: The Perks and Why It’s Popular

Buying Art OnlineThe Internet has made almost everything so accessible and at reach, and one of these is art. Getting an original piece of art is so easy nowadays, that you can almost compare it to ordering something from the menu. Buying artwork online has a lot of perks, but there are many things to consider before you decide to purchase a particular piece of work. Here's what you need to know about transacting online.

Customization is as Easy as Pie

Websites who offer art online such as TWFINEART usually have a lot of customisation options. For example, you can choose whichever medium and the artworks' placement. Another thing that you can customise is the quantity and the kind of material you wish to put your desired art on. This can be on a mug or a huge canvas. If you're an artist, you can even put your own work on a piece of material! These websites can serve as a vessel to showcase your talents as well.

Why Buying Online is Becoming Popular

They say that buying pieces online is another way for ordinary people to be "part of the elite," as they become curators themselves without shelling out the same amount of money. Art being sold in the World Wide Web is usually cheaper, but with that said there are still some very nice pieces of work available in e-commerce sites. It's up to you whether you deem a piece worth its intended price.

Thankfully, there is a good number of websites who offer high-quality services when it comes to art. You can print your desired art piece, or you can come up and customise it to your heart's content. The world of art is not a closed one, and anybody can be a collector at any cost. All you need is a good amount of passion for it!