Archive for July, 2015
Some parts of the United States and Canada measure their annual snowfall in feet, rather than in inches, and it’s costing us. Holes in city roads, on highways and near businesses can impact the average person’s budget by more than $300 a year, double that in larger cities.
Costly repairs, wear and tear to vehicles, and bulky snowplows that seem to have a talent for plowing in cars right before people have to leave for work: this is winter in America.
What is exciting is that a compact tractor snow pusher can be used to great effect in businesses and residential areas. There are often surfaces such as sidewalks and mixed-use green areas that are highly sensitive to the steel blades that are typical of heavy duty snow plows
If you stay behind the wheel of your hybrid car long enough, then you can easily save yourself money thanks to your improved fuel economy. Unfortunately, a busted hybrid battery will eat into those savings, and fast. Buying a hybrid battery replacement can cost you thousands of dollars, up to $4,000 for certain makes and models. For some hybrid drivers, the cost of a new hybrid battery replacement sends them looking for cheap alternatives.
And some of those hybrid drivers will find cheap, used hybrid battery replacements on Craigslist for a fraction of the price. While that might seem like a good d
When was the last time you bought a new car? Remember the great feeling as you drove it off the lot? Did it feel powerful? Did you feel just a little bit entitled? The new car smell, the spotless interior, the way the car nearly shimmered across the parking lot as you walked to it from the grocery store. And that’s when it happened. Just two weeks into your new car purchase, you saw an aberration in that new car shimmer. Even though you attempted to park far out in the lot, some how, some way, something must have hit your car. The small dent half way down the passenger side door might not be too noticeable to anyone else, but to you it matters. And just like that the car doesn’t feel quite as new any more. It hardly seems worth bodywork for such a small thing so you live with the scratch. The nex
If you are an automobile enthusiast, then it’s likely that you have ogled over a Shelby cobra at one point or another. The Shelby cobra is one of the most popular and highly coveted muscle cars out there. First released in 1962, the AC Cobra was designed to out perform Corvettes, while weighing approximately 500 pounds less than an average Corvette. The custom roadster was invented by a man named Carroll Shelby, a world renowned American race car driver.
Once released the Shelby cobra became massively popular, and effectively helped to change the reputation of American performance driving cars for years to come. When editions were cobr
Snow. You either love it or hate it, but depending on where you live, it is often impossible to avoid. In some places it is harder to avoid than others. Three cities, Salt Lake City, Utah, Anchorage, Alaska, and Denver, Colorado, have accumulated eight feet or more snow in their record setting years.
While not all parts of the country see these extremes, many parts of the U.S. are seeing snowfalls for the first time in their otherwise warmer climate areas. In 2014, several winter days in Shreveport, Louisiana, were colder than Anchorage, Alaska.
In 2014 $2.3 billion insured losses were incurred because of winter storms. Combine this extreme weather with the aging of our population and you begin to see the importance of quick and quality snow removal. Population studies predict that the number of
Hose clamps are devices generally used to attach a hose onto a fitting, but they are often used as a more permanent substitute for duct tape or zip ties.
What Should I Know About Hose Clamps?
There are multiple types of hose clamps, but they are all designed to do the same thing. Hose clamps can come in a variety of shapes, material, and sizes to complete any specific project you have in mind. For example, automotive hose clamps are generally used to ensure there are no fluid leaks on a vehicle, while some smaller hose clamps can be daisy chained to create a larger clamp. Although you can purchase an adjustable hose clamp, they are designed for moderate amounts of pressure, so it is import