Monthly Archives: March 2018

Spring Break Fun In Chattanooga

What are your bring plans for spring break this year? Just because the kids are off from school, doesn’t mean you need to plan a vacation out of town. Avoid the crowds and instead play “tourist” around Chattanooga. Here are some of the things your family will love to do on spring break:

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Ruby Falls

There is a lot happening underground that you’ll never know about unless you explore the caverns at Ruby Falls. The trails into the caverns will take you down to a 145-foot underground waterfall that you just have to see to believe. On Friday nights, there are lantern tours throughout the caverns.

Coolidge Park

If the water turns hot and there is no swimming pool around, then the water fountains at Coolidge Park are just the thing to cool everyone off. Bring your swimsuits, pack a picnic and make a day of it.

Tennessee Riverpark

Does everyone in your family bike? Then the paths along the Tennessee Riverpark at where you should be pedaling. If you don’t feel like loading up the bikes, then you can rent some and take in the eight miles of paved bike paths. Great scenery around every bend.

Tennessee Aquarium

You don’t need to put on scuba gear to go under the sea. At the Tennessee Aquarium, you’ll be able to explore all kinds or marine life along with macaw and penguins. There is also two-hour guided river excursion from the Chattanooga Pier on board the River Gorge Explorer.

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Every kid loves a train and at this museum, you’ll see a lot of them. There is plenty of history to take in before you climb about an actual operating steam train for a one-hour trip. It’s a terrific way to see the countryside.

You’ll enjoy the fun adventures ahead if you can come home to house that is free of junk. Don’t take up your spring break handling that junk hauling task you’ve been putting off. Give that to Junk King Chattanooga instead. Try to visualize all the things you want to get rid of. Now imagine them gone from your home from good. Junk King Chattanooga can make that happen on this spring break.

Tips for New Car Buying

Has you old ride finally driven its last mile? You know there is trouble when you find yourself at the mechanics at least twice a month. If you’re ready to buy a new car, then you need to prepare yourself for the challenge ahead. This is a major investment and you’ll want to get it right. Here are some proactive tips for new car buying.

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Always Test Drive the Car

According to surveys, 90% of people test drive a car before they buy it. That means 10% have no idea what they’re getting into. Don’t be in that group. You might not be able to tell a lot about a car’s performance in a short drive around the block but you can certainly get a sense of how comfortable (or uncomfortable) a car will be.

It might help to bring the kids along, too. After all, they’ll be spending a lot of time in the back seat and if they can fit in, then you’re setting yourself up for a world of trouble.

As part of the test drive, you should also see how the car idles and if the views from the mirror work for your perception. Finally, work through all the controls to see if they are what you expect and easy to use.

Buy a Car You Can Afford

The best time to buy a new car is when you’re not currently making any payments. An even smarter approach would be to take a year of payments and put them aside. If you’re used to paying $300 a month, that bank that cash starting today. A year from now you’ll have a nice down payment for your new car. That in turn can help keep those monthly payments down.

Get Inspected by a Mechanic

This tip only applies to a used car. If you’re buying through a dealership, then you might have a warrant which would help. But if you’re buying from a private seller, then you most certainly want to get the car inspected because it will be an “as is” sale.

A final consideration will be where you’re going to park your car. Will it be on the street or in your garage? Obviously, the garage is preferable but it might not be practical if your garage is full of clutter. One session with Junk King Chattanooga can fix that. These are the junk removal pros who can get your garage totally cleared out in a matter of minutes. You just need to tell the team what you want gone. Let Junk King Chattanooga help you get your garage clear of clutter to make room for your new car.