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By priorityone40196442, Nov 11 2016 04:07PM

In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.

In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Ford returned Veterans Day to November 11, due to the important historical significance of the date.

Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). In Europe, Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.

In all the American wars there have been 651,008 Battle Deaths; and about 1.2million deaths during service in war time.About 42 million people have served in the military during wartime. About 1/50th of the people serving during a time of war have died. REMEMBER..... Freedom is NEVER Free!!! Thank God For Our Veterans!!!!!

By priorityone40196442, Oct 14 2016 05:39PM



First responders' duties bring them into harm's way every day. Police officers, firefighters and paramedics put themselves on the front lines of dangerous and traumatic events, and it's common to wonder how you can thank these individuals, perhaps lessening the emotional burden of their work.

The following list is just a sampling of the many ways you can show a first responder that you care. These are good ideas to start with, and apply at any time of the year.

1. Cook a meal

Bringing home-cooked food to the local police or fire station can show the local first responder community that you care. Day-to-day life as a police officer, firefighter or paramedic can be stressful and the schedule irregular, meaning that home-cooked meals may be a luxury that will make these first responders grateful. And if you take the meal over yourself, you have a great chance to say a verbal thanks as well. Of course, since an alarm can sound at any time, it may be best if the meal is one that can be returned to later if the diners have to leave off in the middle.

2. Donate to a good cause

There are numerous charity drives in any given community to support the fire departments, police forces and more. A gift to one of these causes can make a material difference in the lives of first responders and the family members. Even if you don't possess the material means to make a big donation, there are plenty of ways to help charities, including organizing or volunteering at a drive or other event.

3. Send a letter of thanks

These days, many people don't take the time to write letters - electronic communication has driven paper out of favor. This means that sending a physical letter thanking first responders for their service may take on greater importance, feeling more personal, permanent and heartfelt than email. If you gather multiple letters from the community and deliver them all at once, the impression on the recipients could be significant.

The first responders in your community will be grateful for your thanks and support.

4. Send a practical gift basket

A gift basket is a classy way to express thanks. If you customize one of these presents to suit the tastes and needs of the local fire department or police force, it could be an incredibly thoughtful choice, one that will make your gratitude clear. Such a basket could include gift cards to restaurants in the area, allowing first responders to relax and unwind with good food between their high-stress assignments.

5. Use word of mouth

When you have a good experience with local first responders, spreading the word either online or in person can do a great service to the department. It's not a direct thanks to the police, fire and paramedic personnel, but speaking well of these individuals is a gesture of gratitude, one that is easy and impactful.

6. Just say 'thanks'

Just about every day, you likely pass police officers, firefighters and paramedics going about their daily business. Just saying a simple "Thank you for your service" can be a great way to show that individual you respect and appreciate what he or she is doing for the community. It's extremely simple, and could make a first responder's day.





By priorityone40196442, Oct 6 2016 04:51PM

Friday, August 26, 2016

10:05 AM

Lack of transmission maintenance can lead to a Roadside Emergency. Resulting in Tow Years ago transmission shops worked on a handful of different transmissions with common symptoms. Today there are dozens of different transmissions in use with new ones coming out every year. All of today's transmissions are computer controlled, Potentially meaning the cause of the failure could be something other than the transmission, even though the transmission has failed. This is why a proper maintenance is so important. If you do have a transmission problem properly diagnosing the transmission's condition and getting a accurate estimate for repairs avoids time and money wasted on guess work and necessary repairs. Your mechanic will need to perform tests with the latest technology and state of the art equipment , this is not a job for a shade tree mechanic or a friend of a friend that says he works on cars. They must first identify and confirm your complaint, the transmission type and version must be determined and then any codes present will be recorded. Then use these findings to determine what pinpoint testing of systems and components will be needed to make a accurate service recommendation. Once your technician makes his service recommendation an accurate explanation of the vehicle's condition can be given as well as options for repairs and warranties. There are times when the transmission has a mechanical failure internally and may have to be inspected to give proper estimates. There is no way to properly diagnosis this type of problem over the phone so beware of any shop that tells you a transmission is needed and gives a price over the phone without seeing your car first.

By priorityone40196442, Sep 26 2016 03:08PM


Tuesday, September 06, 2016

1:58 PM


A car breakdown can be pretty annoying, to say the least. You’re in the middle of town after an exhausting shopping trip, you’re ready to get home and your car won’t start.


As annoying as they are, many a car breakdown could be avoided if you take a few simple measures. We will go over them one at a time, In a nutshell, treat your owner’s handbook like the bible and keep the car professionally maintained. In addition, here are our top tips of some basic thing you can do to avoid a car breakdown and keep your machine running like a dream.


Service intervals


Make sure you are aware of the recommended manufacturer service intervals for your car, and get your car serviced with the appropriate service (major or minor) when your manufacturer recommends you should. A car breakdown can easily result if you car is not maintained according to schedule.


Fully functioning dashboard warning lights


With most cars, the key warning lights should all come on when you turn the car’s ignition on. Check your owner’s handbook to see otherwise.


Water and oil levels


You need to check these are at the correct level. Make sure you have the anti-freeze content of the cooling system checked regularly, especially in winter.


Battery levels


If you have an old-style unsealed car battery, check the water levels carefully and top up with distilled water if required. Check battery connections ensuring they are free from corrosion. Also be careful of battery acid as this can corrode the skin. Most modern car batteries are sealed units, so this is less of an issue these days.


Inspect your toolkit



You should be confident using the spare wheel, jack and wheel brace, and they should always be present in your car.


Tires


You should check the tread depth (minimum legal requirement is 1.6mm tread depth) and pressure. Check your owner’s handbook for recommended tire pressures. They should also be clearly printed on a plaque, usually inside the driver’s door.


Remote key fob


You will normally need to change the batteries twice a year to maintain optimum performance from your remote car key. Depending on your car, you may still be able to get into and start your car even if the battery has died.


Warning light iIlluminated


Don’t ignore warning lights! Park in a safe place as soon as possible and find out what the light means. Your owner’s handbook will give details. If, for example, you car is overheating and you ignore the warning light this could result in a very costly job to fix the engine.


Dead battery


The leading cause of car breakdown is a dead battery. If you do come to your car and the battery is dead you may still be able to get it started. If the engine tries to turn over but wont start, leave it. Leaving the battery for 20 minutes may just give it enough time to regain enough power to start. It is important to turn off all devices, however, (eg – car radio) and try not to turn it on for those 20 minutes.


Flooded engine


If your engine turns over quickly but wont start there could be an excess of fuel in the engine. Try pressing your foot on the accelerator as far as it will go and crank the engine for 15-20 seconds. This should give enough time for the engine to clear.


Diesel engine cold start


Once you turn the ignition on in your vehicle be sure that the glow light has turned off before you start to crank the engine until it starts. This is less of an issue with new diesel cars and mainly confined to older models.


Water leaks


Don’t be immediately alarmed if you find a small pool of water under your car. If your car is fitted with air conditioning, it is probably water from system condensation and is perfectly normal. If your car is not fitted with air conditioning or the water has a blue or green color, it is probably from the radiator or coolant system and it could be a coolant leak. Do not attempt to drive the vehicle and seek professional advice.


Lost keys


Many people lose keys or accidentally lock their keys in the car. If you don’t have a spare set, get one cut and keep it in a safe place (but not in the car). Many modern cars require at least one set of keys to be able to create a spare set, so if you lose both sets of keys you could be in real trouble.


Remember "Luck Favors The Repaired" So follow theses tips and be safe out there on the road.



By priorityone40196442, Sep 16 2016 04:10PM

Flatbed towing is but one way to go when you're trying to get your car from point A to point B. This type of towing often involves a specialized truck that has -- you guessed it -- a flat bed in the rear. You've likely seen a flatbed tow truck if you've ever been stranded on the side of the road and called a tow service.

Flatbed towing is one of the safest ways to transport a car. There are plenty of services that offer long-haul towing of your vehicle. Some services pick up several cars in one region that are all headed to a similar destination. Adding your car to a large haul can save you money, but hiring a hauling company can be extremely expensive.

From <http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/vehicle-towing/car/car-towing-options1.htm

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