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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.

Ethanol

Ethanol is a cleaning agent and is harmful to your engine and its components. It will do considerable damage to your lawnmower, snowblower and any small engine. We are forced to use it in our vehicles and in 10% by volume it will not do a lot of harm. The problem comes when that is increased and I don’t think todays fuels are closely regulated and many times we buy a higher percentage.

The clean fuel program is pushing for a 15% and I feel that is too high and will cause harm. Time will tell how it all works out with the new administration. If you must use ethanol blended fuels in a small engine I recommend the addition of Sea Foam in the fuel.

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