Put a Drum Heater in the Trunk of Your Car

Many of the people living in Washington, D. C. are learning about the many benefits of stashing a drum heater in the trunk of their car. People are interested in doing this because transporting chemicals within industrial drums sitting in the trunks of their cars is not as infrequent an event as you might think in our nation’s capital. This is true because times are tough and one of the best ways to earn some extra cash on the side is in the transportation of chemicals from one end of town to the other. In fact there is an Uber type app designed just for this purpose!

EARNING EXTRA CASH WITH A TRUNK DRUM HEATER

Now getting the job transporting chemicals from one end of Washington, D. C. to the other is actually the easy part. The more difficult aspect of this job is in keeping the chemicals at their proper temperature. This is where the heater of the drum in the trunk comes into play. Many industrial chemicals need to be kept at a specific temperature in order to prevent their spoilage or loss of potency. This is why a heater is required in certain specific instances and specific chemicals.

Washington, D. C. is a city that experiences a wide range of temperatures throughout the year. Although sitting below the Mason Dixon line, Washington, D. C. can get very cold in the winter. By contrast, Washington, D. C. can also experience some of the most swelteringly, sickeningly hot summers you would ever not care to experience. It is for this reason that special care must be taken to make sure that the chemicals you are transporting in the trunk of your car be kept at an even temperature. You are in the business of earning extra cash and the people receiving the chemicals will not want to pay you that cash if the chemicals spoiled en route.

Signs and Banners of a Good Time in Washington D. C.

There are signs and banners of good times to come in the city of Washington, D. C. The trees are beginning to bloom and harkening the more pleasant weather of springtime. We need to take advantage of this short window of good weather because before we know it the sweltering summer will be upon us. It is a cliche to say that Washington was built upon a swamp but it was (as far as I know). For some reason that makes it hotter here. Perhaps that is because the city is located on a low lying area and the humidity seems to sit here.

THE SIGNS AND BANNERS SAY JERRY THE GEEK IS BACK IN TOWN!

That is right my friend. Jerry the Geek is back in D. C. and he fixing to crash on your couch. This assumes that the reader of this blog post lives in D. C. and has a couch in their house or apartment. But that is a reasonable assumption to make because why would someone other than a person who lives in our nation’s capitol be reading a blog about automobiles in Washington, D. C.? The simple answer is that there is no reason. The more complex answer is that people who do live in Washington, D. C. probably are not reading this blog either.

None of that matters. I write my blog because I enjoy writing. I do not write my blog because I expect to gain a fan base doing it. Although if that happened I would not be opposed. My only point is that gathering an audience is not the primary reason for my writing this blog. It is not even in the top ten reasons for writing this blog. I am reasonably certain that it is in the top twenty reasons, however.

Using Vehicle Wraps to Advertise

The D. C. Auto Geek blog editorial board would like to discuss the use of vehicle wraps to advertise your business on a car or truck. When a person uses this technology to advertise they are essentially transforming their vehicle into a mobile billboard. The advantages to this type of advertising are legion. First of all the owner of the vehicle can transport his advertising to the location where he anticipates his potential audience to be. Second of all, the owner of the vehicle can take advantage of multiple locations on a single day or over an extended period of time.

VEHICLE WRAPS TAKE YOUR MESSAGE TO MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

The power of advertising is simple yet nuanced at the same time. Advertising is simple from a conceptual standpoint in that it is (typically) a visual display that is designed to influence a specific audience to perform some act such as purchase a product or service. In order for advertising to be effective it must contain an effective message and it must be positioned in a location where its intended audience is likely to see it and then to act upon its message. An effective message is one that is displayed in such a way that it catches its intended audience’s attention and is persuasive to that intended audience.

When a vehicle owner uses a wrap on his or her vehicle to advertise a particular message he or she is in a position to effectively convey his or her message. This does not necessarily be for the purpose of convincing a potential audience to purchase a product or service. This can be used (for example) to disseminate useful information. There are many situations such as a public service announcement where this might be a desirable outcome for any owner of a vehicle employing an advertising wrap.

Feel the Heat Trace Auto Geeks!

I Jerry have climbed to the top of the Washington Monument in order to make my most awesome proclamation which is for all auto geeks to feel the heat trace today! You know very well what I mean so do not even pretend that you do not. In fact, you have been pretending not to know this very fact for some time now and that is precisely why you find yourself in the predicament that you do. But you must cast your fears aside in this matter and do what I tell you to do. It is the only thing that will set you free. Believe me.

FEEL THE FREEDOM THAT IS THE HEAT TRACE

You shall never know what your life could have been without following my instructions. There is something insulating about saying no and sticking one’s proverbial head in the proverbial sand. In that place you can cultivate a comfort zone. But somewhere deep in your heart where the truth is kept under lock and key you will know. And a creeping sense of dissatisfaction will begin to pervade your life in subtle ways. At first you will find yourself becoming irritated with small things. New you will observe yourself acting out passive aggressively.

You will find that the people in your life will begin to draw away from you. You will sense an absence of love but you will blame them for it. Never consciously realizing that all the while the fault lay with you. All because you choose not to follow my advice and do what I have instructed you to do. There is always a time for forgiveness until the time runs out. So I would advise you not to wait too long. There is the temptation to put things off until the next life but there are no guarantees there.

Signs and Banners of Spring

It is February now but already in North Carolina I am seeing signs and banners of the coming spring. The trees are starting to bud. There are flowers poking through the soil. The birds are making an appearance. Although they never really disappeared in this area. The air has a certain sense of spring about it as well. This is a quality that is difficult to describe. But if I had to describe it in words I would say that there is a certain fragrant softness to it. There is also a pleasant and moist sort of quality to the air as well.

SIGNS AND BANNERS OF THINGS TO COME

I grew up in Connecticut and am still adapting to this warmer, southern climate. I am used to a cold and long winter where it starts to get cold in October and stays cold until the end of March. In the south, one day can be thirty degrees but the next day can be seventy degrees. I find it a little unsettling. There is something refreshing about a long and cold winter and making it out the other side in the spring. It is a feeling of rebirth in a sense.

I suppose eventually I will become accustomed to my new, adopted climate. Then again maybe I will not. I have been living here for four years and it still feels a little strange to me. The summers are brutally hot. In a sense, the summers in the south are like the winters in the north. It starts to get hot in May and it stays hot all the way until September. Yes, that is it. Winter is the dominant season of the North the way Summer is the dominant season of the South. I wonder if it will ever feel normal to me.

Signs and Banners of the Season

When I drive my auto around the District of Columbia during the holiday season I keep a special eye out for any uniquely festive signs and banners I might happen upon. The holiday season is a wondrous time of the year when abundance rejoices. This abundance is reflected in the spirit of giving, in the food we eat and the people with whom we gather together. It is reflected in the lights and other decorations that sprout up all over our nation’s capitol. But most of all it is reflected in the various signs that hang about our fair city extolling the blessings of the seasons.

Signs and Banners Extoll Merry Christmas

Now it does not take a D. C. Auto Geek or even a reader of the D. C. Auto Geek Blog to know that there are certain sensibilities one must be aware of when choosing to display a sign that reads “Merry Christmas.” We live in politically correct times and there is a certain segment of the population that becomes uncomfortable and dare I say offended upon the sight of such a sign. I suppose the thinking is that the non Christian peoples who do not celebrate Christmas might be somehow put upon or otherwise marginalized by such a display.

Part of me can understand this sentiment. It comes from a place of politeness. That is the intention is not to offend, insult or otherwise step on the toes of another. On the other hand, I cannot help but be a bit annoyed by the P. C. culture. Who are these people who feel so entitled to be offended at every little gesture? Who are these people who feel so entitled to be offended on another person’s behalf? If it were up to me, I would take the P. C. out of D. C. if you know what I mean.

Merry Christmas from all of us at D. C. Auto Geek!

How to Get Around the Doppler Effect

If you live in the Washington D. C. metro area and love autos like I do then I assume you also employ signs and banners to get your message across. The reason I assume this to be the case is that Washington D. C. is a town where everyone is trying to get their message across. Moreover, if you are driving past a another person to whom you are trying to communicate you probably need a sign to communicate effectively because your voice will not be an efficient means of communication. This is the unfortunate situation because of a little thing called the Doppler Effect.

The Doppler Effect is defined as “an increase (or decrease) in the frequency of sound, light, or other waves as the source and observer move toward (or away from) each other. For example, the effect causes the sudden change in pitch noticeable in a passing siren, as well as the redshift seen by astronomers.” Because of the Doppler Effect, the sound of your voice will sound distorted to the person to whom you are attempting to communicate as your car passes by them. This distortion might be enough to make the substance of your communication incomprehensible to the intended object of your communication. For this reason it would probably be more effective to communicate with this person through the use of signs and banners.

By using a sign to communicate your message to the person you pass in your vehicle you will be more likely to effectively communicate your message. I think the Washington D. C. metro area would definitely be a better place if we were all more effectively communicating our unique messages. I hardily believe this to be true because it can be frustrating to try to communicate and fail in the endeavor. Happy Holidays from all of us at the D.C. Auto Geek Blog!

 

Questions Related to Vehicle Wraps

Many businesses in Washington, D.C. employ the use of vehicle wraps to get their message across. A vehicle wrap is a type of advertising that can be applied to the exterior of an automobile. It has the appearance of an actual paintjob but is actually an applied graphic that can be removed once it is no longer needed. Any auto geek living within the city limits of Washington, D.C. who owns a business as well as a car and is willing to advertise their business upon the surface of their car would almost certainly be interested in this type of service.

There is certainly a question as to efficacy of vehicle wraps. The question (put more specifically) is to what extent does the appearance of an advertisement displayed upon the exterior of a vehicle actually influence its intended audience. The answer to this question depends upon a number of factors including but not limited to (1) how clear is the advertising displayed, (2) how compelling is the advertising displayed, (3) is the advertising displayed in an area where its intended audience will be in a position to see it, and (4) will the appearance of advertising displayed upon the exterior of a vehicle annoy its intended audience?

In addition to the question of efficacy there exist other questions related to the use of vehicle wraps as advertising. Among these questions are (1) how durable is the vehicle wrap, (2) how professionally has the advertising been applied to the exterior of the vehicle upon which it is displayed, (3) to what extent does the use of vehicle advertising relate to the content of the advertising, (4) how much does the vehicle advertising cost, (5) are there any additional services provided in conjunction with the application of the vehicle advertising, and (5) is there a better or more effective means of advertising?

Use Your Car in DC to Persuade With Power

The ninth speech in the Toastmaster’s Competent Communicator manual is entitled “Persuade With Power” and focuses on using a speech to persuade the audience to adopt a particular point of view. The first objective of project number nine is to persuade the listeners to adopt the speaker’s viewpoint or ideas or to persuade the listeners to take some sort of action. For example, if  the speaker is attempting to persuade his or her audience on the virtue of outsourcing a business’s IT functionality to an IT support Austin he or she might want to argue that maintaining an in house IT department can be a major headache.

 

The second main objective to project number nine is for the speaker to appeal to the audience’s interests. Presumably if the speaker is speaking to an audience of people who manage businesses with in house IT departments he or she is probably speaking about something that will interest them.

 

The third main objective to project number nine is for the speaker to use logic and emotion to support his or her opinion. In the example we are working with this objective can be easily obtained by discussing details regarding the various frustrations involved in managing an in house IT department. This can involve the need to maintain a help desk on call twenty four hours a day and seven days a week for example. Clearly when a business outsources its IT functionality to a managed IT services Austin these frustrations will largely be alleviated.

 

All of these points and more should be made by the speaker without the use of notes. Once a speaker reaches project number nine he or she will likely be able to deliver a speech without the use of notes. Most speakers learn pretty early on that notes can actually be an impediment to effectively delivering a speech because when a speaker refers to notes while speaking this usually works to break the flow of the message being delivered.

Psychological Advantages to Used Car Dealerships in Salt Lake City

Many people are well aware that there are very strong psychological advantages associated with purchasing used cars Salt Lake City as compared with purchasing a new car. For example, the owner of a used car will often not have to worry about accumulating minor scratches and other esthetic forms of damage to their car in the same way or to the same degree that an owner of a new car is likely to experience. Moreover, the owner of a used car might not have to worry about where he or she parks his or her car for the very same reason. This is true because a brand new car exists in a more perfected state. As such a minor scratch does more to remove the car from this perfected state which has a strong psychological impact. By contrast a used car is already not in a state of perfection and therefore a scratch will not have the same psychological force.

However, these psychological advantages associated with used cars Utah often do not serve to motivate people to make the choice to purchase a used car as opposed to a new car. Clearly the greatest force of motivation behind the purchase of a used car is the price. A new car simply costs more than a used car. What is more, a new car will begin to depreciate far more rapidly than a used car will depreciate after it is driven off the lot.

The psychological advantages of purchasing a used car touched upon in the first paragraph serve to reinforce the emotional satisfaction the purchaser of the used car will feel after the transaction has occurred. As such even though these advantages do not serve to motivate the purchase this does not mean that the advantage is not a powerful or valuable force.