Good Text Size on an Instrument Cluster

I find the text and icons are too small on many instrument clusters, and poorly placed off to the side.

This cluster’s is large and clear, and placed directly in the centre. Proper.

(the above appears when Lane Departure is switched on/off)

This can be read using your peripheral vision,
leaving your eyes where they belong – on the road.

Found on the fully-redesigned 2016 Honda Civic.

Blog tag = instrument cluster



It’s Nervous Driving Freshly-Painted Rims

We’re real busy with rims, so had to help with delivery. 

Can’t wrap them up tight because the paint is fresh, but a road bump could send them moving, one tiny hit would nick them, now they have to be re-done, bye profit and happy customer.

The nervousness comes from that I’m a driver a heart, everywhere I go it’s with sprit… but I’m also a complete airhead sometimes… no fast movements stay focused Keri, nice and easy onto the offramp… hey a new Golf R, oh cool how the caliper’s R shows through FOCUS Keri here comes a bump…

Non-car nerds: one tiny nick on a rim is unacceptable. If you’re not into rims this may seem extreme; it’s not.

18″ AMGs colour-changed to glossy black.

They came out beautiful; we produce high-quality results.

(Related: The thing about nice rims is this)



About the First 2 Weeks of my New Job

Short answer – I LOVE it. The pace, the people, the company is very good to us, and just the nature of it – fix the dent, the end.

Remember I was excited for a world that’s not social media based? Is it EVER the opposite; these people barely touch their phones let alone laptops, haven’t seen anyone take a selfie.

It’s truly like the ad says – 9-5 & no weekends.  So this is what life balance feels like… To be honest though, I’m still a bit, “so… when’s the afternoon couch-&-Netflix break?”

Look, real outfits!  Had to sort that out.

Below is a paint booth.

All this preparation for one little dent!  When I learned this my breath sucked in, “and we charge HOW much? I want to raise the prices.”

Better join now before I figure out how to.

Dent removal tools are colourful.

As of last Wednesday- got my first new client, and made my first sale!

Went to Halifax for a week.

Screwed up pretty good on both Mondays so far…

1 – my very first day, my boss is waiting to pick me up at the press car company, and while filling up with gas I locked the keys in the car… the only set of keys, plus my phone, laptop, wallet, the works. Ya

2 -second Monday I land in Halifax for the week, out to dinner and… got food poisoning. Phone my boss Tuesday morning, “hi hi, I realize you just invested a bunch to ship me here and people are waiting but…”

Remember the 4 Core Values of Dent Wizard I said I liked?

Saw a more detailed diagram hanging in the body shop.

Can you eat alone?

In sales, you have to.

Every night by 9pm I’m in bed.

I’m just vibrating “ok whaaaat just happened… here is a car and a new email; oh I’m in Halifax now; I have a team to manage okaaaay; the marketplace is saturated but no problem right, it’s totally achievable; better be because I’m in charge of a _lot_ of revenue oh boy; woah I’m a commuter now…”

Game ON.