Automobile Money Saving Tips – How To Conserve Fuel

ID-10048207Why put money into your gas tank when you could be keeping in your pocket?  Check out these tips to help you do just that – conserve the gasoline and save money.

Prepare Ahead of Time for Travel

Plan your day and plan your route. Google Maps, Map Quest and GPS systems allow you to see where the traffic is heavy and where you can drive smoothly without a lot of stopping and going. Use these tools to pick out a detour that may be shorter and smoother to get to your destination. Even if the route takes you a few minutes out of the way, you still are better off then wasting your fuel sitting in traffic.

If you do find yourself in a situation where you will have your car in idle for a long period of time, it is better to turn it off. You use less fuel turning the vehicle on then letting it sit and idle.

On The Open Road

Traveling on the open road it is a good idea to use your cruise control. This way you are maintaining a steady speed that will help you save on gasoline. Also keep your windows up, so there is not drag that can use up to 10% of your fuel.

Do you Really Need the AC

If you are heading out to run around town early in the morning and its cool outside, roll down your windows and enjoy the fresh air and the savings on fuel. When you reach your destination try to park in a place that will give you shade so you can keep your vehicle cooler. When its time to leave, your air conditioner will not have to work so hard. In the summer here in Florida this is not so easy to do, so take advantage of the spring cool air while we have it.

Best Time To Fill Up

Keep close to your local news during the week for when gas prices are rising and falling. Usually you will notice by Friday that gas prices go up for the weekends and also may notice a spike in price on the holidays. Try to fill up during the week to get the best prices.

What Lane Do You Drive In?

If your on a road with say three lanes, then you know that the right lane is probable for people turning off to the right causing you to slow down, and speed up. The braking and acceleration of slow down and go uses up more fuel. Passing someone even uses up more fuel. Try the middle lane and cruise until you have to be either the left or right lane.

How Fast Are You Going

Doing the speed limit helps you greatly save on gasoline and possible keep you from getting a speeding ticket.

Carpooling

If you know of a neighbor or co worker nearby you, offer to carpool. Going to the store, gym or to work, this has always and can help you save on gas.

Maintain The Vehicle

Keeping up with the maintenance of your vehicle is really important all around. Dirty air filters, old spark plugs and low tires can use up more fuel.

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2017 Hurricane season is here Are you Prepared

As of June 1, 2017 Hurricane season has started. If you grew up in Florida or another state where hurricanes are prevalent and went through a hurricane, then you know how brutal they can be. If you have never been in a hurricane, you need to know to what to do.

A look back into the 1990’s brought us devastating Hurricane Andrew at a Category 5 to hit south Florida. 2004 brought us Ivan, (September 2004) Charley, Francis and Jeanne. Charley (August 9th – 15th) a strong Category 4 hurricane came in from the west coast of Florida to our neck of the woods, then we were preparing twice more within weeks of each other for Frances (only three weeks after Charley) and Jeanne (Sept 25) to come on in from the east coast and made landfall just 2 miles from where Frances came on land and three weeks after Frances hit.

Charlie’s winds uprooted trees and left debris all over the place with about 7-8 days without electricity after the storm left. After the clean up from Charlie, Francis came through with more clean up to do and just when you thought you had enough, Jeanne roared her ugly head a and peeled back roof tops and created 9 days without electricity. A crazy couple of months, of preparing and cleaning up from one hurricane and another would be on the radar.

The one thing that got people through the storms was the essential preparation for their home and family. With today’s technology we have the gift of knowing well in advanced when a storm is forming in the ocean and what direction it will be headed.  When the weather people tell you to keep an eye on the news for updates, pay attention and follow you local news daily.

This time of year you can find updated booklets about how to prepare for a hurricane from your local news weather departments in the grocery stores and other places. Pick one up or go to your local news station online and find out how to get one. There is also a mass amount of articles and tips online that are helpful. Hurricanes are no joke. This is not a storm you want to ignore or not be prepared for.

Click the link below for helpful articles; what to do in case of a flood, how to prepare your children for a hurricane, how to put together a hurricane kit, and very important as well, hurricane insurance coverage..

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Enjoy your summer and please be prepared…

 

 

 

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60 Memorial Day Recipes and Party Ideas

ID-100103314Memorial Day Weekend is almost here and its time to pull out the BBQ and have a party. We have done our homework and have sixty recipes to choose from to make your party fabulous! There is certainly something for everyone to enjoy from BBQ to Desserts and more.
Head on over to our Memorial Day Recipes Page on Pinterest and get your shopping list ready!

Honoring The Fallen – Memorial Day Facts
This is a holiday to honor those in the armed forces who died serving our country.

It originally was called Decoration Day to honor those who died in the Civil War.

Coming into the 20th century, all Americans who died while in the military service are now honored with Memorial Day holiday that takes place every last Monday of May.

On this day, many people visit cemeteries of armed forces family members and national cemeteries, and honor the soldiers by placing American flags at their graves.

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Have a great and safe weekend!
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How to Fix a Squeaky Belt On Your Car with ChrisFix

Can’t stand the sound of a squeaky belt or pulley when your driving? Let ChrisFix shows you how to figure out is it the belt or the pulley. He also shows you good versus bad belts and has easy techniques to help you solve this problem.

 

 

 

 

 
Thanks Chris!
 

 

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Celebrating Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico, celebrating the battle in Puebla de Los Angeles a small town in Mexico that is remembered for this battle on May 5, 1862. The Mexican Army battled the French Army over Mexico. Read more about this battle at Wickpedia and what impact it had on the United States during the Civil War and why we celebrate it in the USA today.

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated with parades, music, dancing and of course great food.

Check out our Pinterest Cinco de Mayo Recipes Board for delicious festive recipes.

Enjoy:}

 

 

 

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How to Diagnose and Replace a Starter With ChrisFix (video)

ChrisFix over at YouTube.com shows you how to Diagnose and Replace a Starter in your car or truck. He goes over common causes of why your vehicle may not start and how to make replacing a starter easier. He also has a special trick to get your car to possibly start and get you where you need to go to get you home or a shop to replace the starter.

ChrisFix has many video’s which are very helpful for a  mechanic to someone just wanting to understand what is wrong with their vehicle and fix it themselves.

 

Thanks again Chris for another helpful  video…

 

 

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Mother’s Day DIY Homemade Gifts and Poem Idea’s

ID-10064569May 14th we celebrate Mom for Mother’s Day. Here are some great sources you can go to for a DIY homemade, handmade gift made with love…

50 Mother’s Day Crafts That She’ll Treasure from CountryLiving.com

28 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts Mom Will Love from HGTV.com

50 FMake abulous Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Make For Under $20 from DIYnCrafts.com

19 Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts That Kids Can Make from ParentMap.com

Let her know how much she is loved and appreciated with a special poem as well, that you can include in a card or gift card with her gift.

HandmadeGiftsMadeEasy has put together a wonderful collection of short Mother’s Day poems you can use to personalize any card or gift card for Mom.

Happy Mother’s Day :}

 

 

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