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Things to Do Around Boise

Boise’s a great place and there’s so much to do here year-round! Summer might be winding down and the snap in the air will be coming soon, but there’s still a Things To Do in Boise IDlot to choose from:

--The Idaho Shakespeare Festival  offers more than just Shakespeare, with stage productions of “My Fair Lady” and “Forever Plaid,” as well as a comprehensive art outreach program for people in the Boise area.

--Enjoy 180 miles of trails in the Boise foothills on your bike – it’s just one of the many things that you can explore through Boise’s park system. You can head all the way along the greenbelt to Lucky Peak, or you can detour to Boise’s restaurants and bars along the rive ...

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Trip to the Beach? Sand in your Carpeting?

So you packed up the family for a fun day at the beach...and regardless of how careful you are or what kind of floor mats you have in your vehicle,  you end upInterior Care in Boise ID with sand ground into the carpeting. Sand is more than just an annoyance -- it quickly migrates down through the carpet backing and it's so abrasive that it eats away at carpet fibers, shortening the carpeting's life. And of course, it's so fine that it's very difficult to get it all out of the carpeting again.

What do you do with it? How can you get it out? Here are a few methods you might try: 

-- It's best to start off with the most powerful vacuum you can find. Your little handheld DustBuster probably isn't up to the job, so try to find a wet/dry shop vac or something similar. And speaking of "wet/dry,&qu ...

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Spring is In The Air – Time for Auto Repair (Hey, That Rhymes)

The temperatures are getting longer, the trees are starting to bloom and the days are getting longer. After a long, tough winter, now’s the time to get some autoAuto Repair in Boise ID repair and maintenance out of the way. Here’s a list of suggestions for your vehicle, going into the spring and summer months:

•             Finish: Snow, ice and road chemicals are tough on the finish of any car, and so are the summer sun’s UV rays. It’s a good idea to wax your vehicle a few times a year, and spring is a perfect time for it. Wash thoroughly using a non-detergent car wash solution, then apply a couple of coats of good-quality paste or liquid wax and buff with a soft, lint-free cloth.

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A Brief Rundown of Automotive Fluids

Under the hood of your vehicle, the engine, transmission and several other assemblies rely on fluids to be able to do their jobs properly. Fluids cool, lubricate, Automotive Fluid Check in Boise IDprovide hydraulic pressure and perform several other functions, depending on the type of fluid and what it does. Here’s a brief rundown of engine fluids, what they do and how often they should be serviced:

·         Motor oil: This is the big one, of course. Motor oil provides a film of lubrication between moving parts, reducing friction and wear and helping to disperse heat. Oil becomes contaminated with carbon, metal shavings, acids a ...

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Fall Auto Maintenance - It's Time

The leaves are falling, the days are getting shorter and winter is going to be here before you know it. Considering what winters in Boise, ID can be like, it’s important to schedule auto repair and maintenance to make sure your vehice's ready for the cold weather and wintry conditions to come! Here’s a brief checklist of things to be aware of before the snow auto repair in Boise IDflies:

  • ·         Oil change: Cold temperatures mean that your oil thickens up and becomes more viscous, impeding its ability to circulate on cold startups. A fresh oil change helps reduce wear and makes it easier for oil to get to the upper end of the engine at startup. NOTE: synthetic motor oils retain their flow properties better at all ...
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