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Fall Car Care Checklist
September 5th, 2016
Labor Day’s over, the days are getting shorter and soon there’s going to be a snap in the air.
You know that the tough winter months are coming up, so here’s a quick checklist of things to go over before winter gets here:
--Oil change: If you’re using conventional oil, it should be changed every 5,000 miles. For synthetic oil, a 10,000 mile interval is acceptable. Oil changes are vital to keeping your car’s engine clean and protecting it from sludge and wear. While you’ve got it up in the air at 5,000 miles, that’s the perfect time for a…
--Tire rotation: Tire rotations are essential to ensure even tire wear and get the most service life out of your tires, and a 5,000 mile interval is perfect. Not only that, they’re mandatory for t ...
Things to Do Around Boise
August 21st, 2016
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 lot 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 ...
Trip to the Beach? Sand in your Carpeting?
July 31st, 2016
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 up 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 ...
Spring is In The Air – Time for Auto Repair (Hey, That Rhymes)
March 25th, 2016
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 auto 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.