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Five Ways to Travel More Eco-Friendly in 2016

Traveling more eco-friendly

Traveling is one of the best ways to see the world, experience new cultures and broaden your horizons, but it can also be one of the most damaging activities to Mother Earth. Luckily, there are some quick changes you can make to ensure your next vacation is fun AND eco-friendly. Find the Best Destination Finding a new and exciting destination to explore is the best part of vacation, but getting there is also the part that can do the most damage to the environment. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, 40 percent of the nation’s fossil-fuel related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is related to U.S. travel. Selecting a great destination is key to traveling eco-friendly. Look for a location that not only meets your vacation criteria (beach, a big city, etc.), but one that doesn’t require you to travel

Easy Fixes to Upgrade your Car Audio

Audio Speakers

We spend a lot of time in our car each day, running errands or driving back and forth to work, so making sure it’s a good experience is key. That means making sure your seat is comfortable, you can easily see out the front window and rear view windows and of course, having the radio to entertain you while you cruise along the road. Can you imagine a car ride without having music or talk radio? It’s one of the safest ways to stay entertained while driving – because we all know how dangerous texting and driving can be! If you spend any amount of time in your car, you may benefit from upgrading your car audio system. Luckily, there are a variety of upgrades available to make sure you’re hearing your favorite song or radio host perfectly. Upgrade your

What To Do If Your Car Won’t Start This Winter

What To Do If Your Car Won

Cold weather slows the chemical reaction inside car batteries, which can leave you stranded with a dead car battery in the middle of winter. If your car won’t start this winter, follow the steps below to get running again:   If you think your battery may be drained from sitting unused for several days, shut the car doors and turn off all accessories (such as the heater, radio and lights). This will maximize your starting power. However, if you have driven your car recently and it still won’t start, you may need to exercise the battery for a while before attempting to start the vehicle again.   To exercise your battery, turn the key to start and hold it for no longer than 10 seconds (because overworking the starter can cause it to overheat). If the engine doesn’t crank, wait

How to Avoid a Dead Car Battery This Winter

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There’s nothing worse on a cold winter’s day than getting in your car, turning the key in the ignition, and…nothing. The cold weather can wreak havoc on your car battery, because low temperatures slow the chemical reaction that occurs inside the battery. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything you can do to protect your battery from the cold. Follow the simple tips below to help avoid a dead car battery this winter: Install a Battery Blanket: A battery blanket is wrapped around the battery and fits inside the battery cover, with a cord running from the blanket to a wall outlet. The purpose of the battery blanket is to produce enough heat to keep the battery fluid from freezing. You can also mount a trickle charger on the battery to deliver power to the battery while the vehicle is

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