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November 23, 2023
History Of Michigan Auto Industry
Michigan is known for one special thing, and that is the auto industry. Detroit is called the motor city for a reason! Anyone who lives in Michigan knows how serious the residents take their cars and the auto industry. The auto industry in Michigan provides so many jobs for the people and a long history to go behind it too. It’s not always perfect because there is a high rate of poverty and sometimes a lack of jobs but at one point, Detroit was one of the most successful cities in the U.S.
The first big event to happen for Detroit was the first test drive. In 1896 on June 4th, Henry Ford test drove his first automobile, The Quadricycle, on the streets of Detroit. Sadly, Ford only lasted 3 years with the Detroit Automobile Company only producing 2 cars before the company failed. However, Henry Ford did not quit right then but rather opened up a second car company in 1901 that eventually became the Cadillac Motor Company. Then in 1903 started the Ford Motor Company working with John and Horace Dodge, who were brothers. Do these names sound familiar to you now? All of the big American Car brands started with these men.
Ford was not the only one with a big name that started in Michigan. Chrysler, General Motors, and Buick also had a hand in making Michigan the home of the Motor City. General Motors was founded by William Durant and Charles Mott as a holding company in Flint for Buick in 1908. 17 years later, Chrysler was started in Detroit by Walter Chrysler in 1925 and is no longer headquartered in Detroit, but Auburn Hills now. Now, GM is the only major auto company that is still headquartered in Detroit. The automotive industry is what gave Michigan it’s reputation and nickname Motor City and Motown!
In 1913, Ford created the first modern-day, moving assembly line. This assembly line really came in handy a few years later. All of the motor companies that were in Michigan had a really big role to play in 1917, once there was a war happening. Packard, Cadillac, Lincoln, and Ford at this time began production on The Liberty Motor. This was a new and powerful airplane engine that was designed to be faster than other engines and more lightweight and funded by the Federal Government. This engine was America’s most celebrated industrial innovation. Ford and Packard made a lot of money off of this innovation and used that to train their engineers further.
The history of Michigan is a long one with a lot of ups and downs. The main part is that Michigan always recovers. The Motor City is innovative, enduring, everchanging, and adaptable and so are its people. Michigan Day is January 18th and knowing a little about the automotive history is a great way to celebrate. Another great way to celebrate would be to get a Free Quote with L.A. Insurance. L.A. Insurance has been around for over 30 years.
As Thanksgiving approaches, the scent of roast turkey and the allure of pumpkin pie fill the air.
But beyond the delectable dishes and family gatherings, this cherished holiday holds a profound message – one of gratitude.
At LA Insurance, we believe in the power of thankfulness and want to share why Thanksgiving is about more than just a feast. We’d also like to express what we, as a company, are grateful for.
The Importance of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a time-honored tradition that encourages us to pause and reflect on the many blessings in our lives. It’s a day to express our appreciation for the people we love, the opportunities we’ve been given, and the simple pleasures that often go unnoticed. But why is gratitude so important?
Positive Mental Health: Gratitude has been linked to improved mental health. When we focus on the positive aspects of our lives, we reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. It’s a reminder that even in challenging times, there are things to be thankful for.
Strengthening Relationships: Expressing gratitude can strengthen our relationships. When we acknowledge and appreciate the people in our lives, it fosters deeper connections and understanding.
Increased Happiness: Gratitude has the power to make us happier. It shifts our perspective from what we lack to what we have, fostering contentment and joy.
The True Spirit of Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving, as we gather around the table to share a meal and create lasting memories, let’s also remember the deeper significance of the holiday. It’s an opportunity to cultivate gratitude, appreciate the present, and connect with those who matter most.
Why LA Insurance Is Thankful
At LA Insurance, we’re not just in the business of insurance; we’re in the business of protecting what matters most to you. This Thanksgiving, we’re grateful for:
Our Valued Customers: We’re thankful for the trust you place in us to protect your assets and loved ones. Your loyalty drives us to continually improve our services and provide you with the best insurance options.
Our Dedicated Team: Our team is the backbone of our company. We appreciate their hard work, commitment, and the expertise they bring to the table. It’s through their efforts that we can serve you better.
Community Engagement: LA Insurance is dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve. We’re grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact by supporting local organizations and events.
Innovation: The insurance industry is ever-evolving. We’re thankful for the chance to innovate and offer you the latest solutions to meet your changing needs.
We encourage you to take a moment to reflect on what you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving. Whether it’s the support of loved ones, good health, or the warmth of your home, gratitude has the power to enrich our lives in meaningful ways. From all of us at LA Insurance, we wish you a Thanksgiving filled with joy, love, and an abundance of reasons to be thankful.
In the great lakes of Michigan there are many things you can find in the water; some are good and some, scary. A few of the things that can be found in Michigan’s great lakes are boats, jet skis, floating tubes, plants, fish, but most of all, invasive species. Invasive species are species of organisms that cause harm in environments where they do not belong. Some of the invasive species that live in the Michigan Great Lakes have been taking a toll on the economy and the ecosystem. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there are 25 species of invasive fish living in the great lakes, including zebra mussels. The EPA also states that there are 7 different species of invasive plants that are cutting off the food supply for wildlife in the area and promoting erosion.
With all these invasive species being able to infiltrate boats and other water vehicles, it’s important to know how to manage them and keep them in check. The types of fish and plants that are invasive species create a lot of damage for owners of boats, jet skis, and other Personal watercrafts. Damage includes jammed propellers, broken propellers, obstructed water lines, and pump failures (Corke, boatus.com). All these damages are really expensive to manage and keep up. To avoid these damages to a boat or other personal watercrafts, there are a few things that make it easier.
Cleaning the boat regularly is the first easy way to keep invasive species from damaging the boat. If there is mud or plants that have stuck to your boat, they must be removed and cleaned off the surface until it is smooth. Another solution is to make sure there is no remaining water inside the boat. If you would like more information you can visit the EPA website.
Inflation is taking an effect on the auto industry. Not only for the big companies, but also for the consumers. The price of auto repair in the United States right now is increasing week by week, month to month. This issue is stressing out a lot of car owners, and the few folks out there who have car leases. Since inflation is such a big issue right now, there are ways to prevent any auto damage to your car or lease. Preventative measures to save money on auto repair costs are important to car buyers, owners, and people who are leasing a car. Keeping costs down and using these preventative measures will help save you money and keep your car working longer.
There are a few simple things you can do to keep your car in good condition and make sure that any future possible auto damage won’t happen. Making sure that your tires are properly inflated is one of the preventative measures to keep your car in good shape. Making sure your tires are at the right tire pressure can improve your gas mileage up to 3% in some cases, depending on the model of the car (EPA). No matter how much you try to avoid auto repair costs you will always have to change your oil when the light comes on. It is recommended that you use the right grade of motor oil for your car when you need an oil change. Using the correct grade of motor oil for your car can increase your miles per gallon by up to 2% (EPA).
Auto repair costs are not completely avoidable so it’s good to know that there are some things you can do to put off paying the prices. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) suggests not ignoring regular maintenance of your vehicle. Making sure that you are checking your oil, tire pressure, and even checking your coolant regularly (FTC) will save you a lot of money on repair costs. Why spend a lot of money on a huge auto repair if you can prevent it by spending it on regular maintenance instead and saving lots of money?
With inflation rising to historic levels, the specter of economic uncertainty looms over auto repair costs – just like the rest of the economy! L.A. Insurance offers affordable insurance solutions to help you save money so it’s available for when you really need it. Get started on a free quote on a policy customized to your specific situation by clicking (here).