Automobile – type in your make and model, the site will come up with a maintenance schedule tailored to your car’s needs!

 Fill scratches with a syringe – the little brushes auto shops sell are so hard to paint with. Buy a syringe at a medical supply store or Put the paint in the syringe and you’ll be able to fill scratches seamlessly.

 Oil care for older cars! Synthetic oil is vastly superior to blends when it comes to protecting your engine from extreme temperatures. Once your car hits 70,000 to 75,000 miles, switch to a higher viscosity oil (like Penzoil High Mileage Vehicle Motor Oil; $35 at A thicker grade oil coats and cushions your car’s valves.

 Filters – Change air filter once a year or every 10,000 to 15,000 miles. Also change the cabin filter, which keeps dirt and pollutants out of the cabin of your car.

 Wiper Blades – replace your wiper blades twice a year in the spring and fall. For a two-minute tutorial on how to replace your wiper blades, just go to

 Headlights – need replacing every four or five years. Also, pick up an inexpensive headlight cleaning kit such as

3M 39008 Headlight Lens Restoration System $11 at Auto Expert and contributor for

 Lauren Fix – “The Car Coach” author of Lauren Fix’s Guide to Loving Your Car.

 Jody DeVere – website and blog dedicated to providing automotive education to women consumers.

Went to the movies today and saw Identity Thief with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.  Having a little tummy/digestion thing going on.  Not sure why.  It’s making a mess.  Hope it is very temporary.  Otherwise, had a really good day.


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