Automobile

Cleaning the back of the truck

This was the thing that I did late afternoon today. I started cleaning the back of the truck yesterday but I didn’t finish it. So, today, when the weather was a bit cool, I tried to finish this so that the back of the truck will be clean for this year. Mostly, I will just clean this during summer time. And I used warm water, a blade (scrapping carefully), a butter knife to scratch the dirt, non-scratch pad, cleaning vinegar, baking soda, dish soap, automobile cleaner, and lots of gloves to protect my hands.

Now that this is clean, I don’t want to make it dirty again by putting the trashes for several days. I need to double the trash bags or maybe put a small basin at the back of the truck so that it won’t be sticky and dirty again because of the oil mixed with dirt. Cleaning the dirt and the oil was tough.

Anyway, I am glad I’m done with this thing. Tomorrow, I’ll be doing other chores and hope to be more productive then.

Operate your own automotive franchises and be your own BOSS

You might have been toying with the idea of starting your own business for a long time. However, you are nervous about doing so because it would require leaving the security of your current job. This is normal for people who find themselves in the same position you are in. However, you need to take some risks in life if you are going to reap large rewards. Starting your own business can be an amazing experience that can enrich your life in a wide variety of ways. Here are some of the best reasons to start your own business.

1. Control your own destiny

This is one of the biggest reasons why many people decide to take the plunge and start their own business. They have become tired of someone else getting all of the praise and benefits from their hard work. You might feel the same way. You will be able to decide the direction you want to take your company if you are calling all the shots. This can be an exciting and refreshing change of pace from what you are used to. You will no longer need to have the path of your life determined by a complete stranger. There are many different types of businesses you could choose to start. Many people have experienced success by operating their own automotive franchises.

2. Make your own hours

Running your own business means that you will no longer have to work hours that someone else sets for you. You will now be able to dictate when you open for business and how long your day is. You can also take vacation whenever you feel like it. You will not be limited to a fixed amount of vacation time that your employer gives to you. This type of personal freedom will allow you to spend more time doing things that truly matter to you.

3. Be your own boss

Some people are lucky enough to have a boss who they enjoy working for. Unfortunately, there are many people who dread going to work every day because of the tyrant boss who awaits them at the office. Starting your own business will give you the chance to be your own boss. You will not have to take orders from anyone ever again. You will be the person giving the orders. You may wonder why you did not start a business years earlier.

How to change Chinese to English – 2.5 Full HD 1080P Car DVR Vehicle Cam Recorder

Press Menu and remember that the record button is also the Okay button.Then find all the Chinese Characters shown in the video or shown on the photos until you can find the English Language. Then change press the okay button to change the language of your 2.5 Full HD 1080P Car DVR Vehicle Cam Recorder.

Operation Of The Piston Pump

The piston pump operates by using a plunger device in order to move liquids and other products through a cylinder. Some of the piston pumps are called service pumps or well pumps as they look like a small well instead of a pump device. These pumps can deliver high pressure through a small area. They come in various sizes and can perform various jobs. They are most often used with water. Some of the pumps can be used with solid materials.

There are a few advantages in using a piston pump. They have a wide pressure range in that they can be used with either very low pressures or very high pressures as needed. The pressure of the material that flows through the pump can easily be changed without the operation of the pump being affected. The pressure usually has very little effect on how the pump operates and can easily handle a minimal flow without slowing down. The pump can often handle materials that are abrasive, making them ideal for jobs that require the use of hazardous materials that need to be pumped from one area to another.

The operation of the pump is rather simple. It is considered a positive displacement pump. Cavities in the pump will contract and expand in order to move the materials through the system. These cavities either move up and down or back and forth. They usually don’t move in a circular fashion, making them different than other pumps. A reciprocating motion is often used along an axis. Pressure is built in the cylinder, forcing the gas or other material to build and then move through the system. This pressure will move the valves at the end of the pump.

An axial pump uses several pistons that are in a formation that looks like a cylinder. The pressure in the system can be controlled internally. A radial pump has pistons that look like they are in the shape of a wheel. There is a drive shaft in the center of the circle that rotates and forces pressure on the pistons so that they will expand.

Top Car Maintenance Tips

For your car to work properly, you need to carry out preventative maintenance. Though the maintenance schedules differ, all cars need proper maintenance. This will make your car have a long life. Regular maintenance according to the owner’s manual is not always easy because of the costs it involves, and also because of our many commitments and obligations in life. However, it is possible to maintain your car to a satisfactory level, and here is the list of things you can do to achieve that.

1. Don’t ignore the Check Engine Light

This is easy to overlook because sometimes when it comes on, the car seems to operate as normal. You may then promise yourself to have it checked later. But as you push it further, the car ends up breaking down. When this dashboard light comes on, get your car checked by a mechanic as soon as possible. The longer you take on checking this problem, the higher the costs you will incur to get your car repaired. But the time you spend having the car checked will save you lots of money on repair.

2. Check the tire pressure

Failure to check the pressure of your car tires is a common mistake most people make. This is often because the tires look properly inflated. But looks can be deceiving; the tires could be low on pressure. It may not blow the tires, but it will contribute to poor fuel economy, which translates to higher fuel costs. It is easy to lose pressure in the tires just by going over a pothole. The weather also has an effect on the tire pressure. The tires lose up to 2 lbs of pressure for every 10-degree temperature drop outside. Thus, check your tire pressure regularly because you don’t want a flat tire or poor gas consumption.

3. Don’t ignore the TMPS light

You need to check the tire pressure when the tire Pressure Monitoring System light comes on. This light comes on as a warning when the tire deflates beyond what is considered safe by the manufacturer. So, if this light comes on while you are driving, pull over at a safe place, preferably at a gas station, and verify the tire pressure. And if necessary, add some air to the tires. Sometimes the TMPS sensor may need replacement. If it indicates low pressure when the pressure is sufficient, you need to replace the sensors. Balanced tire pressure will enable an even wear on the tires, and this will give your car long life and good fuel efficiency.

4. Don’t skip an oil change

The engine and motor oil technology has advanced over the past few years. Depending on the manufacturer, you may not be required to change the oil every 3,000 miles. Most of the today’s cars have an average engine oil life of about 7,800 miles. The good news is this equates to less time and money spent on changing the oil. But this does not mean you avoid changing the oil. Every engine needs oil to function properly. Without it, the engine will die. The oil should not be too old. If it is left for too long, the engine will develop nasty sludge and deposits. And instead of lubricating, the oil will destroy the motor. So, change the engine oil regularly.

If you own a BMW Isetta, you need give it proper care by regularly checking the tire pressure and changing the engine oil. And don’t ignore the warning lights such as the Check Engine light and the TPMS light.

My review for USAA Insurance – one of the best with Al Serra Body Shop and Enterprise rent a car

Now, this review of USAA is up. It took me a while before writing this as I was too busy at work. I am not compensated on this. I just want to give them some good credits of how good they are in taking care of their clients.

This is my story:

I had a car accident last July 11, 2015 as what I’ve wrote here in my blog article. I filed a claim with USAA Tuesday July 14, 2015 at around 11:51am or so and it took me around 42 minutes and few seconds to speak with Mr. Austin B as he had a recorded conversation with me.

By July 16, 2015, Ms. Teresa called me up and she said to me that there will be a person who will visit me at my place to see my vehicle for estimate. I waited for it and I am grateful that on July 20, 2015 Silvester N. visited me at my place to check my vehicle. I told him that it is different this year than last year as I visited Al Serra Body Shop for the estimate and it took me around 2 months for the repair of my vehicle as I also had a car accident with a USAA insurance holder last year. But this year and I am praying that this will be the last (with God’s protection), this year is quicker. It is just matter of days for me to have some repairs of my car.

Anyway, Mr. Silvester N. estimated my car damages around 4k+ and he said that USAA will send the check to me and so that I can pay it to Al Serra. I thanked him for helping me out. After he gave me a printed copy of the estimate, I immediately called up Al Serra for the repair and the man that I spoke with asked me to visit them by the next day.

 

 

 

So on July 21, 2015 at around 8:19am I arrived in Al Serra Body Shop with my vehicle, left my key and my estimate paper. I spoke with the lady in Al Serra and she said that USAA is one of her favorite insurance companies coz they are big and they are one of the best. I was happy to hear about it but I said to her that I hope this would be my last car accident as I don’t want to have a fear in driving around.

I am thankful for the free car repair and I couldn’t ask for more about it. But the fear of having an accident, no one will give me a fee for it. And even if there’s a fee for that, the fear and the trauma will still be with me for quite a while. Like the time I had my first car accident in the parking lot, and so right now, I am very cautious in finding a parking space away from other vehicles anywhere I will park. And for this one, I am very cautious and fearful in crossing left most especially if I’ll see some huge traffic cones.

Anyway, going back to USAA, Al Serra, and all, I’ve waited for enterprise rent a car to pick me. And it took me just few minutes in waiting for the free SUV car rental. It’s a Jeep Cherokee. I had it July 21, 2015 until July 29, 2015.

To sum up, I am thankful to God, my Angels, and to all who helped me in fixing my vehicle as quickly as possible. I am so thankful to USAA and its employees for everything. I am also thankful to Al Serra for the good job in fixing my car. And thanks also to Enterprise for the nice SUV and for the free pickup.

I am praying that this would be the last accident that I have had. I am praying for safety every day for myself and for everyone else.

Thank you so much oh God!

 

(Getting my car at Al Serra Body Shop)


Returning the SUV at Enterprise

My Malibu 2012 is fixed now

I returned my rented vehicle to enterprise last August 28 as my blue car was fixed on that day. I was so excited to drive to the rent a car place but at the same time, I was kind of lonely as I would be missing the F150 XLT that I’ve been using for more than a week. I turned over my keys to them and then there was a woman who checked for some damages on the truck and then checked for the gasoline. I filled it with $35 worth of fuel so that I would not pay it when I’ll get there with me hoping to get some refund for my $50 deposit on the day that I rented it courtesy of USAA. But I wasn’t refunded yet. Maybe it took days before I’ll get the refund (though, I’d be calling them next weeke).  Anyway, I was being transported to Al Serra Collision Center and I was so excited to see my car fixed. It’s so beautiful as if nothing happened to it. I was thankful to this repair shop as they did a good job in repairing my car. Also, I was thankful to Charlie who helped me with my claim and thankful for USAA insurance for paying all the fees (car rental and car repair). Thanks to all good people who helped it. Most of all, I thank God for helping me solve my problems. Thank you God!


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