Household Tips – A Cornucopia of Car Tips, Part 1

A car that is clean, that smells good, and that drives well is not only safer and more enjoyable for you and your family; it will also retain more of its value. You will be able to get more car for your dollars when you next upgrade your vehicle, so it is important to keep your investment in good shape!

Here are a few, low-cost tips to help keep your car in the best shape possible.

A winning routine – Check the windshield washer level, the engine oil level and the tire pressure on a regular basis and before going out-of-town or on a long journey. Replace the blades of your windshield wipers every year before the start of winter.

One-step wash – No matter how dirty your car is, simply wash it with a solution made from one cup of kerosene dissolved in one bucket of plain water. Wipe it thoroughly with a soft cloth and voilĂ ! There is no need to rinse or wax. The treatment helps prevent rust and rainwater will actually bead off the car.

Kitchen aids – Sprinkle baking soda onto a damp sponge to remove dirt and grime from windows, headlights, chrome accessories and trims; rinse and dry. To remove dead insects from your windshield, rub it with a ball made from plastic net bags (the kind onions come in).

A cocktail of sticker removers – You have the choice of using nail polish remover, lighter fluid, lemon extract, salad oil or hot vinegar. Saturate, let set a while (if needed) and then gently scrape with a razor blade or a knife.

Speedy camouflage – Hide scratches and small nicks by delicately working a matching colour crayon into them. Remove tar spots by soaking them with raw linseed oil until soft; wipe with a soft cloth dampened with the oil.

Remember that as cars and trucks go, prevention is the key. An issue that could’ve cost $2 to fix may end up costing you $500 because you waited. So take the time to deal with little problems before they become big ones!

Cars and Their Urban Troubles

Purchasing a car has become an inevitable consideration to working people once they have achieved a certain measure of financial flexibility in their lives. Originally when the car, next to the television, was seen as a luxury item, many people could not help but resign their transport needs to mass transport especially in big cities. In contemporary times the case has a new face.

The urban setting has changed since then where large cities have seen an influx of personal vehicles on the thoroughfares and car ownership has plummeted to millions of vehicles in any given large city. In cities where interchange ways are not sufficiently developed, and the metro system is unaccommodating, the large number of personal vehicles on the streets on certain times of the day especially in the morning and the evening has continued to cause gridlocks and overlapping traffic situations on major streets.

It is inevitable then that city authorities have premiered many modern measures to curb the effects of this vehicular revolution by installing traffic laws that include parking rules and the creation of non motorized zones. The latter step has led to restrictions to car drivers from accessing certain districts of large urban centers where only pedestrians are allowed to use. In certain cities the drivers are advised to leave their vehicles in designated spots and access their working places by the electric train or the public metro system to minimize the traffic congestion in the busy commercial district. Car owners who find entry to the heart of the city are required to pay a daily parking fee.

Car ownership has risen partly due to the reduction of commodity prices and the permeation of many subsidiary motor companies manufacturing vehicles cheaply from spare parts obtained from world class car makers. This has made the car recede from the horizon of being a piece of luxury to becoming a city bug.

Care and Maintenance of Lawn Mowers and Parts

Taking proper care of lawn mowers and parts is important for ensuring that your mower not only works properly, but lasts for years to come. Just like a car, your mower is an intricate system of moving parts, and each of these parts can become rusted, damaged, and then unusable. To prevent this, educate yourself on how your mower works, and the appropriate maintenance procedures you should take-before your grass starts towering!

Prior to the first time you cut your grass in the spring a thorough inspection should be performed on all lawn mowers and parts. Before starting it up, make sure to fill it with gas, check the blades to make sure they are not dull and need either sharpened or replaced.

Check the pull string for any fraying, and if you have a bag, make sure there are no holes or wear spots. Check all metal parts for rust or wear. If it turns out there is a component that is broken or damaged, you may need to take it in for repair, or replace it entirely-this, of course depends on which parts are damaged, the size of the mower, and how old it may be.

You can find lawn mowers and parts easily, using a huge variety of resources around you. The internet is a great venue to find inexpensive repair parts, accessories, or upgrades. You can also find tutorials and manuals for mower repair-which could save you money if you’ve got a knack for mechanical work.