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How It Works: Vehicle Fluids

There's a lot of liquid in your vehicle besides just gasoline. Many have scheduled maintenance changes -- brake and transmission, for example -- that will keep your vehicle running longer. And electric cars have an important one, too. Find out more in my "How It Works" column at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Maintenance, Autos, Jil McIntosh


Glutton for punishment

Every time I change a tyre I run into some little issue and end up saying "never again." The easy bit... But, the WR is only a little bike, how hard can it be? Let's get to work Turns out it is tricky and tubes can be pinched.  Something to be said for tubeless tyres alright... Got there in the end And then tonight. Remove axle nut and that's it... Then after much sweating... [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Tyres, Andrew Thomson, Mighty Mouse, WR250R


Out with the old...

So, on getting home from the TT2000 the rear E-07+ on the Tenere was looking reasonably second hand and just prior to meeting the Aussie Invasion it decided that it would generate a slow leak.  At 5,500km I was not that impressed - the previous Dakar versions of the E-07 wore a lot better and gave me all the "off road" performance I needed. So, with not more Dakars available I decided swap [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Tyres, Dakar, Andrew Thomson, Super Tenere, Tenere


Super raises $20M to fix the home services and repairs market with its subscription service

Home owners in the US spend upwards of $300 billion annually on home repairs and maintenance — a huge sum that often comes with another, more hidden cost: the stress of finding reliable tradespeople, managing those jobs, and (in the worst-case scenario) picking up the pieces if things go wrong. Now, a startup called Super has built what it believes is a “fix” for that problem: a subscription service for maintenance and repair services for your property. Today, it’s announcing a Series B of $20 m...
Tags: Amazon, Verizon, Lyft, Real Estate, England, Collaborative Consumption, Funding, US, Maintenance, Tech, Repair, Aol, Qatar Investment Authority, Liberty Mutual, Home Services, Bay Area


How It Works: Timing chains and timing belts

Do you know which one your engine has? It matters, because while a chain is pretty much maintenance-free, a timing belt will eventually need to be replaced. Find out why in my "How It Works" column at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Maintenance, Autos, Jil McIntosh


Don’t Make Me Wait, Call or Think: Millennials and Auto Care Part I

2019 is the first year in US history that the number of millennials surpassed the number of baby boomers. Today, there are about 79.8 million millennials in the U.S. (ages 23 to 38 in 2019), while the total number of baby boomers (ages 55 to 73 in 2019 ) is 74.1 million . As baby boomers reach their maximum earning potential and enter or approach retirement age, millennials are still young in their careers and are only getting started in their accumulation of wealth. By 2030, ...
Tags: Google, Auto, Technology, Cars, Digital, US, Maintenance, Tech, Repair, Automotive, Millennials, Tips, Autos, Gen Y, Cost, Millennial


Tesla Raises Prices, Eliminates Maintenance Plans, Claims EVs Are Too Reliable

Over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk asked the world to “please note” that prices on all Tesla inventory would rise by about 3 percent on April 1st. While it sounds like the setup to a particularly bland April Fool’s prank, Musk followed up by saying, “To be clear, this doesn’t affect Tesla website order prices. Existing […] The post Tesla Raises Prices, Eliminates Maintenance Plans, Claims EVs Are Too Reliable appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Maintenance, Tesla, Reliability, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Pricing, Tesla Motors, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model X, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, News Blog


You Should Save 4% of Your New Home's Cost for Repairs

A surprisingly large number of new homeowners are feeling regret after their purchase, largely because of unexpected costs associated with the purchase, reports a new survey of 1,500 homeowners from personal finance website Bankrate.Read more...
Tags: Money, Repairs, Housing, Maintenance, House, Mortgage, Lifehacks, Person Finance


Look How Disgusting Your iPhone's Lightning Port Probably Is

Around six months ago, I really started dreading the sense that I would have to buy a new phone soon. The iPhone 7 I’ve had in my pocket and hand for the last three years was beginning to have problems charging, and I could no longer use my Lightning connector headphones. It was really pissing me off.Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Science, Maintenance, Shame, Apple Iphone, Apple iPhone 7


How to show your camera some love this Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again. That time where we show those nearest to us how much we love them. Perhaps you’ve been neglecting them a little recently? Maybe it’s time to show them a little affection and give them a good scrub? This video from the folks at COOPH offers up some good care […] The post How to show your camera some love this Valentine’s Day appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Maintenance, Gear, Tips And Tricks, Cooph


Fresh ergs

So at just under 54,000km (that's 83,000km sooner than on the Connie), I've been forced to invest in a new battery for the Tenere.  I blame the previous owner... For a few weeks starting the bike has been a little more feeble than normal (the bike has always sounded like it was slow cranking - two big slugs to spin I 'spose) and on one after work start it sounded particularly sluggish and the [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Andrew Thomson, Super Tenere


Zumo install #3

Yeah, that's right #3... Except it's more like: the continued work of Heath Robinson. I needed to get the GPS up higher on the Tenere as it was blocking the very top line of the gauges.  And because of the little bump in the cradle it wasn't as simple as using the little plate that Dad made up for me for the 550.  Here's what I came up with: Yeah, the bolts are still too long... And no, [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Farkles, Concours 14, Andrew Thomson, Heath Robinson, Zumo, Super Tenere, Tenere


Zumo install #1

Right, time to get my hands dirty... Annoyingly, though unsurprisingly, the Zumo only came with one motorcycle mount/cradle so that has meant buying an extra one so both bikes can use the flash new toy.  But that's getting ahead of myself - first bike to get the new unit was the Tenere. The first steps were of course, removing the old Zumo's cradle and fitting the new one to the SW-Motech mount [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Farkles, Andrew Thomson, SW Motech, Zumo, Super Tenere


Tyre Wrangling

Man, how I hate it...wrestling Adv tyres on and off is a serious wrestle when done in my shed... Anyway, got a wee ride coming up next months and the bike also needs a WOF so today was the day to finally put on that front E-07 that has been in my shed for over a year and also to chuck one of the new E-07+'s on the rear. Here's a couple of pictures to try and show what a new E-07 front looks [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Tyres, Andrew Thomson, Super Tenere


Zumo install #2

Thanks to E-Bay (cheaper), a second cradle for the Zumo turned up just before Xmas.  So Xmas Eve seemed like the right day to install it on the Connie... The job turned out a bit easier than on the Tenere but I did have to do some improvising... After removing the old cradle off the Connie's Projekt D mount I noticed a wee problem. Crap design!  (Tenere's mount pictured) The mount is [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Farkles, Concours 14, Andrew Thomson, Zumo, Tenere


That little stone...

The blighter in question You may remember the little trouble maker above from my Four Points excursion.  It successfully stopped the LHS radiator fan and then because some idiot didn't remove the stone, killed said fan.  Arrrgggggh! Anyway, I've dragged the chain a bit sorting the issue out but finally I tracked a second-hand one down in Oz - new ones appear to be made of gold or something... [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Concours 14, Andrew Thomson


Indigo to open Bangalore Airport’s first MRO facility

InterGlobe Aviation (Indigo) has signed an agreement with Bangalore airport to build a Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facility. The 20-year agreement will see InterGlobe build a 13,000 sqm hangar on five acres of land. The facility will be able to accommodate two narrow-body aircraft and support infrastructure, including an engine QEC shop warehouse and … The post Indigo to open Bangalore Airport’s first MRO facility... >>> To read the full story click on the headline above.
Tags: Maintenance, Repair, Aviation, Bangalore, Indigo, MRO, InterGlobe Aviation IndiGo, Bengaluru International Airport, Bangalore-Kempegowda International, Kempe Gowda International Airport, InterGlobe, Bangalore Airport, QEC


That little stone...

The blighter in question You may remember the little trouble maker above from my Four Points excursion.  It successfully stopped the LHS radiator fan and then because some idiot didn't remove the stone, killed said fan.  Arrrgggggh! Anyway, I've dragged the chain a bit sorting the issue out but finally I tracked a second-hand one down in Oz - new ones appear to be made of gold or something... [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Concours 14, Andrew Thomson


Tyre Wrangling

Man, how I hate it...wrestling Adv tyres on and off is a serious wrestle when done in my shed... Anyway, got a wee ride coming up next months and the bike also needs a WOF so today was the day to finally put on that front E-07 that has been in my shed for over a year and also to chuck one of the new E-07+'s on the rear. Here's a couple of pictures to try and show what a new E-07 front looks [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Tyres, Andrew Thomson, Super Tenere


This is how they clean camera sensors at the Leica Camera AG service centre

Cleaning our sensors at home is a fairly straightforward thing to do. I’ve been doing it since I was shooting with a pair of Nikon D100 bodies back in 2002 because sending your camera off to be cleaned was prohibitively expensive back then. These days, most camera stores will offer some kind of cleaning service. But […] The post This is how they clean camera sensors at the Leica Camera AG service centre appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Maintenance, Customer Service, Nikon, Leica, Leica Camera AG, Sensor Cleaning


The Economics involved in Golf Course Maintenance

Golf is a thrilling sport that links executives doing business and wealthy retirees. For this reason, investing in a golf course can be a lucrative idea. However, you need to… Read more » The post The Economics involved in Golf Course Maintenance appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, Maintenance, Tips, Golf Course Maintenance, Golf Business


Zumo install #3

Yeah, that's right #3... Except it's more like: the continued work of Heath Robinson. I needed to get the GPS up higher on the Tenere as it was blocking the very top line of the gauges.  And because of the little bump in the cradle it wasn't as simple as using the little plate that Dad made up for me for the 550.  Here's what I came up with: Yeah, the bolts are still too long... And no, [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Farkles, Concours 14, Andrew Thomson, Heath Robinson, Zumo, Super Tenere, Tenere


DIYers Take Note – the 2019 Ford Ranger’s Oil Change Procedure Contains a Big Extra Step

Ever swapped out the battery in a cloud-car Chrysler, or maybe an old Sebring or PT Cruiser? You’ll be reminded of that when the time comes to change your new-generation Ford Ranger’s oil, assuming you’re a proud member of the DIY crowd. Job One for those looking to freshen the Ranger’s internal lubricant, besides heading […] The post DIYers Take Note – the 2019 Ford Ranger’s Oil Change Procedure Contains a Big Extra Step appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Diy, Maintenance, Ford, Autos, Chrysler, Trucks, Ranger, Ford Ranger, News Blog, Oil Change, 2019 Ford Ranger, 2.3-liter Ecoboost


DIYers Take Note – the 2019 Ford Ranger’s Oil Change Procedure Contains a Big Extra Step [UPDATED]

Ever swapped out the battery in a cloud-car Chrysler, or maybe an old Sebring or PT Cruiser? You’ll be reminded of that when the time comes to change your new-generation Ford Ranger’s oil, assuming you’re a proud member of the DIY crowd. Job One for those looking to freshen the Ranger’s internal lubricant, besides heading […] The post DIYers Take Note – the 2019 Ford Ranger’s Oil Change Procedure Contains a Big Extra Step [UPDATED] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Diy, Maintenance, Features, Ford, Autos, Chrysler, Trucks, Ranger, Ford Ranger, News Blog, Oil Change, 2019 Ford Ranger, 2.3-liter Ecoboost


Zumo install #2

Thanks to E-Bay (cheaper), a second cradle for the Zumo turned up just before Xmas.  So Xmas Eve seemed like the right day to install it on the Connie... The job turned out a bit easier than on the Tenere but I did have to do some improvising... After removing the old cradle off the Connie's Projekt D mount I noticed a wee problem. Crap design!  (Tenere's mount pictured) The mount is [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Farkles, Concours 14, Andrew Thomson, Zumo, Tenere


Zumo install #1

Right, time to get my hands dirty... Annoyingly, though unsurprisingly, the Zumo only came with one motorcycle mount/cradle so that has meant buying an extra one so both bikes can use the flash new toy.  But that's getting ahead of myself - first bike to get the new unit was the Tenere. The first steps were of course, removing the old Zumo's cradle and fitting the new one to the SW-Motech mount [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Farkles, Andrew Thomson, SW Motech, Zumo, Super Tenere


Decoding the Mysterious Check Engine Light

‘Tis the season for holiday lights so merry and bright – unless it’s your check engine light! Some are solid and some may flash, but this is no time to ignore the lights on your dash! When your dashboard twinkles, it may be tempting to put off finding an auto mechanic for diagnosis, but it’s important to the life of your vehicle to understand what this light means and whether it’s time to have your vehicle serviced. A little knowledge about the mysterious check engine light can mean the differen...
Tags: Advice, Uncategorized, Maintenance, Autos, Sensor, Ownership, Vehicle Maintenance, Mechanic, Car Care, Auto Repair, Openbay, Car Repair, Auto Care, Car Maintenance, Check Engine Light, Maintenance Tips


Repairs at an auto dealership: Here's how to be prepared

No one wants to take a car in for service, but there are some things you can do to make the visit go smoother. See what they are in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Maintenance, Autos, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, Auto Repair, AutoTrader


Are you forgetting your vehicle's wear items?

You know that some things will wear out on your vehicle, but do you know what all of them are? Ignoring worn shocks or hoses could really ruin your day...find out more in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Maintenance, Autos, Jil McIntosh, Auto Repair, AutoTrader


Your vehicle needs this holiday road-trip maintenance checklist

This Thanksgiving, AAA projects that roughly 48.5 million Americans will travel by automobile or more towards their destination. That’s the highest volume in over 12 years. Before you head out, make sure your vehicle is ready to go by checking this quick holiday road-trip checklist. If needed, make an appointment to have your car looked at by a professional mechanic. Quick Road-Trip Checklist Battery: Measure It’s Strength Car batteries draw more energy while operating in the winter months. ...
Tags: Travel, Thanksgiving, Advice, Cars, Holiday, Maintenance, Traffic, Automotive, Tips, Autos, Truck, Lincoln, North America, Travel Tips, Seasonal, Road Trip