Posted by J L on January 19, 2013
Posted in Automotive • Shopping • Technology and gadgets | Tagged With: car, flat tire, safety
Guest post by Gary Walterson
I recently used a product that I had seen advertised called fix a flat. While it worked great on my 1995 ford Taurus, it did not work at all on my 2002 ford ranger. I have mixed feelings about the product and the job it does. While it can come in handy, I need to know that it will work.
The product costs around $10.00 dollars and can be found at any car supply store. I bought some as I wanted to use it for safety, as I did not want to have to change a flat on the highway. I still have a can of it in my car, but I don’t know if it will work or not when I need it.
Another concern of mine about this product is that some people that work in the tire department of Wal-Mart have told me that if I use that product once, and then the tire gets another flat later the tire can not be patched up. Usually when I have a flat tire I will replace it with the spare tire and go to Wal-Mart to have the flat tire patched up. Sometimes the flat tire can be repaired. Sometimes I’m not so lucky and have to buy a new tire. If the problem is so severe that the tire cannot be repaired, then the fix a flat product will not work.
Posted by J L on January 9, 2013
Posted in Automotive • Home and garden • Life • Money and Finances • News • Opinion • Politics • Sports • Technology and gadgets • Travel | Tagged With: car, Clutter, conditions, house, junk, life, money, opinion, property, technology, travel, violation, yard
At the town council meeting the subject of junk cars came up and a law to prohibit keeping junk cars on your property has been proposed. Of course, in the South, the right to have and display “yard cars” is something taken very seriously. So a concerned citizen spoke up and asked for a clear definition of the junk cars that will be prohibited if this ordinance is enacted. This is the list of conditions used to define a junk car: Damaged or defective in that it is inoperable or unsafe to drive – Have flat, missing or totally disassembled tires and wheels – Have extensive body damage or are missing essential body parts – and/or are on the ground surrounded by vegetation.
The ordinance will allow people to have these vehicles only if they enclosed in a building and not visible from the street or any abutting property. Violators will be fined $50 per day for each day the property owner is in violation. It would be nice if they allowed a junk car to be covered by some type of tarp or other covering, like they do in some towns that I have resided in, but they didn’t want anything to do with that idea at this time.
Posted by J L on October 26, 2012
Posted in Life | Tagged With: car, detail
This is a guy thing, although some women might like it too. When you want to do something really nice for someone, like for Father’s Day or a birthday, take their car to get it detailed. Don’t throw away anything from their car – put it all in a big box or plastic tub. But having someone else thoroughly clean your car is almost always appreciated and its pretty unique, too. Much better than a tie or something boring. And an extra nice touch is to fill it up with gas before you take it back to them.
Today my 22-year-old niece came over for a visit and I was trying to think of something to do with her that wouldn’t break either one of us. I decided to take her for a scenic drive and we ended up at a local winery that happened to be holding a wine tasting event. So we went inside the winery, found where they were offering free samples of their wine.
I’ve never been much of a wine drinker but I always enjoy tasting and sampling new foods and drinks. So it was a fun way to spend the afternoon with someone who I love and would really enjoy spending more time together as long as we don’t go sampling whiskey or tequila, I just won’t go there!
Anyone who knows me at all knows that I happen to like cars – a lot! One of my hobbies is to go to car shows and take lots of pictures of the cars at the show. Another hobby is rebuilding cars in my garage in my spare time. My next car that I want to restore is a 1970 Chevy Chevelle with a 409 big block! The torque on these babies is tremendous! It’s just like getting on a roller coaster!