I'm a little frustrated at the moment with the users of Craigslist, and by that I mean the entire population of this country. Its bad enough that when placing an ad we all have to worry about the flood of spam we know is going to come, and don't want to list our phone number lest we get robocalls. Then when the shoes on the other foot we have to call and call or email again and again and get no response. So I figured I'd set out a few guidelines, and also vent my frustrations.
Last week I talked about tire sizing and helped you figure just what all the numbers mean when shopping for tires. Today I'm digging deeper into the alpha-numerical alphabet soup on marked on the wall of the tires.
Tires being one of the largest contributors to the safety of a vehicle, and the only thing that touches the ground, there are a bunch of rules and regulations that manufacturers need to meet in order to sell them in this country.
My daily-driven truck needs tires. Also the race car I've been shoveling time and money into needs a set of tires as well, because the factory specified tires for a 1979 Ford Futura are not the tires you want for hours of fast driving on a road course.
So, since I've been looking a a lot of tires online, I figured I would share some tire basics with you folks.
Then when the time comes to replace your car tires you'll have a better idea of what you are getting into. Forewarned is forearmed, as they say.
More and more people today are looking for ways to save money, and buying things at a garage sale is one way to help your finances. There are some things, however, you just do not want to buy at a garage sale. These items could eventually cause you health issues or put your health in jeopardy.
Batman drives the coolest car of all: The Batmobile. Of course, it is hidden in a secret cave. However, when Batman gets the call to fight crime, even the criminals cannot help but drool over his uber cool ride. Did you ever stop to wonder how Batman keeps his car so shiny? It is plausible that he would ask his butler Alfred to shop for car care products at Autogeek.
So what products would Batman use to wash and shine the Batmobile?
I was planning on writing about toilets that run on after you flush them, but something came up. I walked out to my truck this afternoon, turned the key and...nothing. So, this is the perfect opportunity to talk about the other big "car trouble" issue still with us today--other than flat tires.
We have banished vapor lock to the junkyard of history when we got fuel injection. Modern ignition systems and computer controls have eliminated fouled spark plugs and flooded engines. Computer designed cooling systems and electric fans have practically eliminated overheating issues. But batteries still go dead like mine did today. One minute everything is normal, then you come out of the grocery store and nothing happens when you turn the key.
Your car's battery is a simple device made of mostly lead and acid, first invented around 1860. There are new, slightly different formulations of the acid--and different configurations of lead plates--but the batteries we have today haven't changed much since the days of the Model T.
Here's more info than you ever could want about car batteries.