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Well it is that time of year to give the old vehicle a check over before the snow flies

Remote locks, lube them all including the trunk and glove box.

Check that all locks are locking with the remote this is new but have learned that it is a larger problem then thought.

Tires check the tread and pressure also if you have locking lug nits or hub caps check where the wrench is.

Check your spare and tools to change a tire

Check your wiper blades, give then a wipe with a little alcohol hand sanitizer works great for this.

Check all the belts and hoses cracks in a serpentine is time for replacement any hard or swelling hose should also be replaced.

Check all fluids, antifreeze protection. Many different ways to check trans fluid and different fluids, check owner’s manual.

Check the lights including the license plate.

If you have leather treat it, including the dash and door panels, vacuum all the little crevices and a good hand wax.

Put a sign on you dash NO DISTRACTED DRIVING.

 

Well it is that time of year to give the old vehicle a check over before the snow flies

Remote locks, lube them all including the trunk and glove box.

Check that all locks are locking with the remote this is new but have learned that it is a larger problem then thought.

Tires check the tread and pressure also if you have locking lug nits or hub caps check where the wrench is.

Check your spare and tools to change a tire

Check your wiper blades, give then a wipe with a little alcohol hand sanitizer works great for this.

Check all the belts and hoses cracks in a serpentine is time for replacement any hard or swelling hose should also be replaced.

Check all fluids, antifreeze protection. Many different ways to check trans fluid and different fluids, check owner’s manual.

Check the lights including the license plate.

If you have leather treat it, including the dash and door panels, vacuum all the little crevices and a good hand wax.

Put a sign on you dash NO DISTRACTED DRIVING.

 

Wasted Time

I know I need a sign like this for my garage, I think I spend more time cleaning however. It is a shame how we tend to clean our work space and then get it all dirty again. Although a clean and tidy space allows you to be more productive, but a dirty one makes you look busy, I always said never bring your car to a spotless repair center they don’t have any business so they clean.

The Sky Is Falling

Not really but with Dale Earnhardt Jr announcing his retirement at the end of the year it is going to seem like it to his fans, It does not surprise me as I don’t think he ever fully recovered from his concussion, sure he passed all the tests but a sliver of a second on the track cannot be tested for. I am not saying he lost his ability to drive a NASCAR just slipped a bit and that sliver of a second is what separated him from the rest. I think he will start his own cup team and drop his JR motorsports.  he may receive some broadcast offers but I see him staying close to his roots and being active in the sport.

I think Jimmy Johnson is not far behind on the retirement trail depends on how bad he wants # 8 title. He is still in contention at every race and a lot of this is due to Chad Knaus and the rest of his team.

We will, probably see a few other drivers contemplate giving up there helmet as the older drivers can hear hoof beats of the younger drivers