Rebuilt Cavalier Engines
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Preparedness is key! You don't expect emergencies, but being prepared for one sure gives you a sense of security. Whether you live near an earthquake line, blizzard territory, twister zones or away from all that where you don't ever see snow; these items are still great to have in your car. And who knows if someone's car engine may break down and you will be there to help!
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that gives you more visuals of these items and how you can store them in a storage tub for your car trunk. These items are simple, unexpected, and you can purchase them all at Wal-Mart.
1. Non-clumping Kitty Liter. Less than a buck for a 7 lb bag, this stuff can save you if you're stuck on ice or in the snow. Throw it under your tires to give traction so pull out.
2. Jumper Cables. This is a necessity to have no matter what the season. You can find these for less than ten bucks.
3. Fix-a-Flat Spray. To get you by in an emergency.
4. Emergency Blanket. Look for these in the camping section.
5. Hand Warmers. These are the best things ever.
6. First Aid Kit. Another total must to have with you for obvious reason.
7. LED Flashlight. Get one that doesn't require batteries, but has a crank to generate the power it needs. They come with a steady light or a flashing light that you can use in an emergency.
That's not so hard, is it? This is a pretty good winter car kit that you can find the items for under forty bucks. Put them in a tub or even in a back pack. You can also add to it with things like:
- Energy / Protein Bars
- Tire Chains
- Water (bottled)
- Ice Scraper, Snow Shovel/Brush
- Paper Towels / Rags
- Window Washer Solvent (Winter Formula)
Put it on your "To-do" list and get one of these in each of your cars for this winter. Who knows, you could save a life, maybe even your own! Safe travels from Southwest Engines
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Have you ever opened your garage door to zoom out for work and been surprised at the weather? Snow, wind, poor visibility not to mention the cold, can all make your commute seem dreadful. Or perhaps you are already on the road and an unexpected storms sneaks up from nowhere and bam! You can hardly see where you're going.
At this point, it doesn't matter if you're driving a brand new vehicle or a vehicle that's been outfitted with a quality used engine from our warehouse here at SW Engines
. What really matters is how you drive and what you do.
The best option is always to avoid going out in conditions when there is ice, snow, rain, or heavy fog. However, sometimes that can't be helped. So here are some important tips to help you get to where you are going safely.
1. Drive Slow
. You need to increase your following distance with the cars in front of you. If the road is wet or icy, it will take longer to come to a complete stop. You might be late and feel stressed to get there but it's most important to arrive safe and sound.
2. Have your headlights turned on
. You want to increase the ability for other drivers to see you.
3. Brake Slowly
. If you begin to hydroplane, take pressure off of the gas pedal and begin to brake slowly. Do not turn or swerve your steering wheel. If you react by turning or swerving, you could lose control of your vehicle and even flip over.
4. Follow Tracks
. If visibility is poor, follow the path of the vehicle that is in front of you. The tires from their car will compact the snow down and help give a clearer path to drive.
5. Avoid Water on the road
. If you see standing or running water on the road, avoid it and look for a higher route. Flash flooding can happen with no warning and well before any alerts can be given.
6. Pull Over.
Don't be afraid to pull off the road If conditions are scary and you have a hard time even seeing in front of you. Find a safe area to pull over, and then listen to the weather stations and see if you can wait it out.
With all the traveling this winter season and through the holidays, the folks here at Southwest Engines ask you to remember to buckle up, slow down and be safe.
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It's not just a religious gesture anymore, now science has shown a link to expressing gratitude and feeling happy. Undoubtedly this is due to the characteristics of gratitude lining up so closely with a sense of well-being, or feeling good. And not only how they line up, but how feeling and expressing thankfulness can impact our health positively and our ability to handle difficulties.
So feeling truly thankful for not only gifts we've been given, but for life itself and all that we have and experience may have awesome long-term effects, but it certainly doesn't come easy for everyone. In fact, one study
shows that men have a more difficult time getting a handle on gratitude. Feeling burdened with gifts they may receive instead of accepting them as no-strings attached acts of love, is truly hard for some guys.
Here at Southwest Engines
, we've found some ways we can all try today to show our gratitude more:
- Smile. It's easy and it's effective. Smile at yourself driving in the car. Smile at everyone you meet. It's the simplest gift you give those around you and it makes both of you feel good.
- Appreciate People and Situations. When anyone does something for you, say "thank you" and be specific with what they did. Even little things are great to acknowledge.
- Opening Praise. We so easily throw out those sarcastic remarks to people, just to jab or get a laugh. Try curbing your impulse to jab or critique and give a few words of praise instead. See what happens in one day when you praise instead of critique!
- Give Back. Now that you are expressing thanks more, take the next step and try giving in return. Give back to society by helping people around you in need, and helping in your community. Look for those you can help every day.
Genuine gratitude requires a certain amount of vulnerability and emotional openness that can be quite awkward for some folks, and so it takes time to purposefully recognize all the things in life that we should not just take for granted. Yet the benefits far outweigh the feelings of being uncomfortable at first. Try increasing your gratitude and your happiness today, and see how it affects those around you.
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