Turf Vehicles for Any Terrain

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Whether you call them turf vehicles, utility vehicles, or even golf cars, these powerful and rugged machines can handle some very trying terrain. Of course, one of the most common places you see turf vehicles is on golf courses, whisking players around the greens so you can really enjoy your game. You’ll also see other kinds of turf vehicles on the course when the food and beverage carts trolly by. However, turf vehicles are very multi-faceted and can be found on nearly every type of terrain being used for a number of tasks.

Mehta_Turf GolfYou’ll find turf vehicles like the CarryAll series and XRT 1500 series tackling landscaping projects and sometimes even on construction sites. Available with a variety of hauling power capabilities, they’re used to transport branches, mulch, and fertilizer, large shrubs to be planted and sometimes even kindly caught pests like raccoons! From deep muddy soil to frozen and frosty terrain, there’s no such thing as an offseason for construction and renovation projects.

Turf Vehicles for Luxury

Turf vehicles capable of carrying large groups are spotted on college campuses, retirement communities, and any type of campus (including corporate) that’s too big for everyone to easily walk. If you’re on a tour, perhaps checking out your child’s future university, you don’t want to spend the entire time huffing and puffing across campus. Turf vehicles help make tours and transportation easier, faster and much more comfortable. With heating, cooling and a number of coverage options, you’ll also be able to avoid inclement weather.Mehta_Turf Taxi

Airports are another place where turf vehicles are a staple and a reminder that these machines aren’t just for the outdoors. Easily able to transition from the indoors and outdoors, you might want a turf vehicle for very large and spacious interiors. Additional options include mega malls and some corporate buildings, although your imagination is the limit.

Bumps, Hills and Sand

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Turf vehicles have the ability to easily get where you cannot. This can include sand dunes, very steep and trying hills, deep mud, and navigating across the icy or snowy terrain. Some can navigate surprisingly deep water, and others are designed with very hot temperatures in mind. Matching your turf vehicle to the job you have in mind is critical, and something a reputable terrain vehicle company can help you with.

Those on a budget can always check out used turf vehicle options, or consider a variety of model types to handpick which features you don’t necessarily need. A turf vehicle for every owner, budget, and terrain is sure to make life much simpler. Get started on your turf vehicle shopping process now!

 

The Value of Winter Tires

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Winter tires are specialized tires. Unlike all-season tires, winter tires are made specifically with winter conditions in mind. When it comes to the value of winter tires, the cost is not the only thing that should be considered. Winter tires provide a level of safety that may be the difference between life and death. Below are things that should be considered if you live in an area where snow or ice make moderate to regular appearances throughout the winter.

  • Built for Snow:

When it comes to snow, winter tires provide optimal traction. This is due to the rubber and design used to manufacture them. Winter tires are built from a different type of rubber than all-season or summer tires. The rubber used to make winter tires remains flexible in extreme cold. This allows them to grip the road evenly. In comparison, the rubber used for all-season and summer tires will stiffen. This decreases their traction and increases the likelihood of sliding. To complement the type of rubber used, winter tires also have deeper treads. Coupled with more biting edges, this helps to increase traction and channel snow away from the tires. All-season and summer tires are less effective. Their shallower treads can accumulate snow or ice. Once these treads are filled, they become unreliable and again, can cause tires to slip. Because they lack the increased biting edges that winter tires have, they are not able to easily grip the slick surfaces found created by ice and snow.

  • Built for Safety:

Drivers who use winter tires increase their safety. Traction, as noted above, is increasingly important in the winter. Snow and ice can create dangerous conditions quickly. In the day, these things are hazardous enough. However, at night, black ice can go undetected until your car is driving over it. Tests have proven that winter tires increase braking abilities in the snow. In fact, when compared to new all-season tires, winter tires actually improve braking by 35%. This is especially important when you consider wear on your all-season tires. An all-season tire that would be considered “half-used” but still safe during the other seasons is a danger during the winter. In snowy conditions, these half-used tires are as useful as a bald tire would be. They provide no traction and lead to accidents.

Dollar Value:

Many car owners believe winter tires are unnecessary. They also feel they are expensive investments for only a single season of use. (After all, winter tires should not be used once temperatures remain above 40 or 50 degrees.) However, these tires can last for numerous winters when properly used and stored. Not only does this help distribute the cost over several years, but it also helps to prolong the life of your all-season tires as well. Because you will use them less, your all-season tires wear through slower.money-2724241_1920

Conclusion:

The safety of you and your loved ones is critical. As a responsible driver, public safety should also be a concern. Winter tires increase the safety for everyone. This reduces the likelihood of accidents in inclement winter conditions and saves you money in the long run. They prolong the life of your all-season tires as well.

Mustang Mondays: Stripes and Decals

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Stripes and Decals

Ever since that first black on gold job on the first generation muscle cars, enthusiasts have been hooked. In the world of muscle and racing car parts, stripes and decals are perhaps the most personal. Nothing says, “This machine is built for speed,” like a racing or rally stripe. Selecting the right detailing might be as difficult as asking a child to choose only a couple of sweets in a candy shop, but that’s all part of the fun. The options are nearly limitless.

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Adding some extra horse emblems in the form of a decal can make it seem like there are a few more horses under the hood if you’re a Mustang fan. Unlike some of the competitors (if you can call them that), the Mustang logo is – for lack of better words – simply cool, classic, and instantly recognizable. Show some pride without breaking the bank. There are a number of colors and designs to choose from.

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Applying stripes yourself definitely saves some cash, but it’s also a painstaking process. This is not a, “hope for the best” kind of situation. Follow some simple steps for perfect results. Make sure you start with a freshly cleaned car – you’re going to want to show off the modded ride immediately, anyway. Do not wax it, but do make sure any wax residue is completely removed.

Preferably undertake the process in a garage, but if that isn’t an option it’s important to park away from debris or falling leaves. Mark the center of the hood with electrical tape, which is right at the tip of the Mustang’s mane on the grille. Carefully measure and re-measure again. Electrical tape will not damage the paint, so be liberal and be exacting. If working from a kit that supplies soap and decals, use as much soap as possible while working out the bubbles of the stripes.

Not the DIY Type?

It takes commitment, patience, and a little bit of OCD doesn’t hurt, in order to tackle striping yourself. One option is to have a professional body shop do the work, or there is always the possibility of finding a skilled pro yourself via Craigslist or asking around on Facebook. Working with these particular Mustang accessories is a tricky beast, so consider if the cash saved is worth the potential stress.

Color Combinations

If you don’t plan to give your car a complete paint job overhaul, consider the existing color and what works best. Many fans with black vehicles opt for the timeless gold stripes (an homage to the original is always in good taste). White stripes on blue, black on gray, black on red, and black on white are all popular options. Spend some time considering what color combinations say to you to decide on the perfect fit.

 

Keeping the Car Safe This Flu Season

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By Paul Wimsett

Despite being nearly Christmas it’s also the time of year when flu and colds spread. But maybe the clues to why you start sneezing or coming down with a fever are closer than you thought. They might well be found in your vehicle.

It’s recommended that you empty your garbage frequently this time of year to remove all used tissues so no flu or cold germs spread easily. Given the smallness of the space though, if your passenger has the flu, chances are you will come down with it as well.Wimsett_Christmas car2

It’s also mold season and the presence of molds can make the place seem stuffy. symptoms are exacerbated by the air conditioning so it may be better to open a window for short sprints to air out your car. Molds also collect as a film on the inside of your window which can make it difficult to get the inside of your windshield to clear up. We recommend making your own solution of rubbing alcohol and vinegar (equal parts) to clean your window with. This will often kill the scum that normal cleaners seem to miss.

Once you start to take an interest in your car as regards germs and viruses it may be that you will never stop! After all, there’s no one time fix for the problem. A regular disinfecting shampoo of car seats and carpets is recommended. For the health of those in the vehicle replacing air filters will make the experience much more pleasant.

Something we might also do more at this time of year is eat in cars, may also cause problems. With 70% of drivers admitting to eating something in a car it seems shocking that we don’t consider how unhealthy an environment it is.  It seems that we don’t care about our cars in the way we should.

Wimsett_Christmas Car3It should come as no surprise that the worse place for germs in a car is a trunk’s carpet or liner. 300 to 400 germs were found in each square inch. Most of it comes from dead skin cells from humans or animals. Unsurprisingly, given the amount of garden rubbish that is transported by cars, there were traces of fecal matter found in some trunks.

Many scientists believe that cars should be disinfected or deep cleaned to get rid of germs. Certainly keeping hand wipes in your car and using them regularly will help.

By way of comparison, washrooms have been found to have 60 types of bacteria, while car interiors have 700; this is according to the Queen Mary University in London, reported by USA Today. 

The worse culprits could possibly not be privately-owned cars at all, but the taxis and the Ubers. Measuring the amount of germs that formed colonies or Colony Forming Units, a study in South Florida found that a ride-hailed car had on average 6 million CFUs per square inch whilst rentals had 2 million CFUs per square inch. Taxis did the best though, with just more than 270,000 CFUs per square inch.

It seems nowhere is safe, your car keys, the upholstery of the carpet, the door handle, the steering wheel, the gear stick, the window button and so on. It might give you a complex thinking of the places that germs might hide, though it’s hard to reach a conclusion to the problem beyond just being paranoid about where the germs might hide.

Just don’t forget the little things this Christmas…

 

Fall Maintenance Checklist for Your Car

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Preparing for the winter does not just affect your wardrobe. Winter weather provides additional safety concerns. This is especially true when it comes to your car. The fall is the best time to prepare for winter weather. Below are several important things you should cover in your fall maintenance. Some may require a professional technician, but many you can do yourself with little to no cost.

  • Batteries:

Check the terminals and posts for corrosion. Make S Larson_Fall Batteriessure they are secured too. AAA recommends you have the battery and charging system checked as well. A trained technician should do this part for you. In winter weather, a fully charged battery is necessary to start your engine. Be sure to replace your battery if needed to ensure your car starts in any situation. Being stranded in your vehicle the freezing cold is unpleasant. Being stranded in a car that will not start in the freezing cold is even worse.

  • Engines:

For those who are not mechanically inclined, the engine may seem like a scary thing. However, much of your engine can be easily examined and maintained with a few tips.

Air Filter: The condition of the air filter is quick and easy to determine. Remove it and look through it at a 60-watt light bulb. If a light is visible, the air filter is good. If the light is blocked out, it is time to replace your air filter.S Larson_Fall Motor

Drive Belt: When it comes to the drive belt, a visual inspection can quickly determine its state. Look for any cracks and frays in the belt. Be sure to rotate the belt manually to view all sides. If you note any cracks, consider visiting a professional for replacement.

Hoses: The hoses that support your engine’s cooling system can also be visually inspected. Check them for cracks and leaks. Be sure to tighten them should you notice they are loose. Gently squeezing these hoses can tell you a lot as well. Hoses that feel brittle or spongy likely need to be replaced.

  • Fluids:

Your car contains many fluids. More than you may realize. Be sure to check all of them before the winter sets in. For your coolant, check levels while the engine is cold. Coolant contains antifreeze. Be sure to add a 50/50 mixture of water and coolant to ensure your antifreeze levels remain optimal. (Auto-part stores often sell inexpensive testers if you are unsure.) Washer fluids should also have antifreeze in them if you live in a zone that has snowy or icy conditions. Verify that your washer, transmission, brake and power steering fluids are all at safe levels.

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Your tire type, tread, and pressure should all be checked prior to winter. Winter tires provide the best grip during the colder months. However, having the right tread depth is vital. Whether you have all-season tires or winter ones, make sure your tread is at least 3/32” thick. (You can quickly check this with a penny. Insert your penny with Lincoln facing you, head down. If the tread ends before reaching the top of Lincoln’s head, you need new tires. If it goes above his head, your treads are good.) Be sure to check your car’s manual for proper tire pressures. In general, tire pressure decreases in the cold (typically 1 PSI for every 10 degrees).

  • Extras:

Brakes: A professional may have to help on this. Be sure to check your brakes. If you have heard any squealing or grinding noises, your brake pads may have become too worn. Stopping your car is important in any season. However, it becomes increasingly important in winter conditions. Aside from physical noises, a professional can inspect your brake pads and replace them before it is too late.

Emergency Kits: Every owner should carry an emergency kit in his or her vehicle. This is particularly true during the window. Dangerous conditions increase the likelihood of incidents. Being prepared can save your life.

Lights: Makes sure all of your lights are in working order. Ice and snow can make stopping harder. In inclement weather, your lights serve as bright designators that let other drivers know where you are.

Stop! With the Right Brakes

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Replacing your vehicle’s parts is critical, but perhaps none so much as the brake system. This is one part of your Pony where you don’t want to skimp on quality. Unlike high-performance tires, factory brakes are good but not great. When it comes time to replace brake pads, it’s likely you’ll want something better than what you had before.

Racers should look into replacing factory brake systems right away in order to ensure a safe sport. Replacing brakes just doesn’t mean a safer ride – it can also increase performance. Choosing higher quality brakes means these Mustang accessories will last longer, perform better in adverse weather conditions, and lessen the time it takes to stop (which is important when dealing with those “brake riders” you might get stuck behind).

Building a Racing Machine

A lot of people get their chosen car for the power – up to 600 horsepower is standard on some newer Mustang models, for example. Add “super snaking” options into the mix or upgrading the engine can make these machines perform even faster. It’s critical to remember that when enjoying the speed and power of your Pony, upgrading the brake system at the same time is crucial. There is absolutely no point in adding power without balancing it with an adequate braking system.

Remember that factory brakes are designed with the “average” driver in mind. This means that these brakes are good enough for an average commuter or trip to the store. The minute you start doing things out of the ordinary, even if that’s pushing the horsepower regularly on a stretch of open road, you’re going to need stoppers that are up for the task.

Top of the Line

One of the most lusted after brakes are the braided stainless steel brake lines – these bad boys give drivers extremely high performance. However, there is a downside. They can fail if not replaced on a regular basis. Unless you’re very on top of things and have the cash to routinely replace a fairly expensive brake system, this isn’t for you.

Another straight-off-the-track option is the cross-drilled rotors and slotted rotors. These rotors are designed to quickly remove heat. This is an easy upgrade that can help racers (or even regular folks with lead feet) improve performance and safety.

Still Want More?

Sometimes replacing “just” the rotors isn’t enough for avid performance fans. A disc brake conversion kit may be the answer. There are conversion kits for a number of models. Keep in mind that going for a full conversion is going to be considerably costlier. You should expect to spend at least $1,500 on these kits. Of course, that’s still not a high price to pay for more performance and more importantly, the safety of you and your passengers.

Month in Motion

 

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OP-ED by A. R. Bunch

If you take a quick look at the news lately (aside from the daily inappropriate workplace philandering of the latest celeb or politician) a trend is emerging. The world is changing, rapidly, and vehicles/transportation is right in the middle of it.

Here’s just a brief list of topics that are trending according to Linked In just this week:
1,500 Holiday Flights without Pilots
Uber Ex-Employee Alleges Covert Tactics to Steal Rivals’ Secrets
Sweeping Tax Reform to be debated
Bitcoin surges through $11,000 less than 24 hours after topping $10,000

What we’re seeing is a hyper-change of culture and how we move goods, services, and people around is changing just as quickly. Frankly, we’re all getting some intellectual and emotional whiplash. I wanted to dash off this quick update because it’s the holiday season and I for one hear my heart crying for me to refocus on what’s really important, while at the same time my instinct is telling me there’s a theme to all this change and I can’t really step down until I’ve sifted out the potential impact on my life.

 

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I happen to live in a midsized town across the bridge from a midsized city that’s growing by leaps and bounds. Property values are skyrocketing as builders can’t keep up with demand. As I drive around town I notice a strange trend. Developments and apartment complexes are being built miles from other infrastructure. If I drive north on a rural road toward the next small town, which is also growing quickly, the area between is “filling in” as you might expect. What is different is that the infrastructure isn’t filling in–only the dwellings. One grocery store might be next to a dairy farm and beyond that a large apartment complex, then empty fields, then a high-density development. It hit me, we don’t need as much business support as we used to. The nearby strip malls sit empty and all those grassy fields were supposed to become more “shopping” which we won’t need because of the internet and “HOME DELIVERY.”

City planners still haven’t accounted for internet shopping so the only thing really being built are places to live. Lower density means more dependence on roads to connect us. We’ll soon need more capacity and upkeep and savvy city planners might be wise to plan ahead when budgeting, but that’s another topic.

I looked for a common thread both in my observations and the news topics listed above to see if there are forces behind what we’re seeing and I’ve come to a set of interesting conclusions.

#1 Technology and automation are making life more complicated and stressful, at least in the short run.

There seem to be two main camps, those who abstain from the tornado of technology and those who embrace it to the hilt. Camp one, like my own mother, will find it ever more difficult to accomplish the basic tasks they once took for granted like paying bills, getting a paycheck, and buying groceries. Camp two, like me, will find it impossible to keep up with the rate of change that seems to change how we do every simple thing in our lives. We’re also facing a complete life shut down whenever there’s a simple glitch in technology that gets faster, cheaper and more powerful daily but seems not to get any more stable. If you decide to not own a car, for example, how do you get home when your cell phone gets wet and turns into a brick? Just call…well, hail a rideshare…oh, I know, I’ll look up the bus schedule…nope. None of that!

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Of course, most of us find ourselves stuck in the middle trying to survive, and I’m not using the word survive to be dramatic. We must not only learn to use technology instead of sticking our head in the sand, we must also learn how to fit technology into our lives in a manner that brings more life instead of impeding it.

If it seems like I’m talking about nothing new, consider technology change level two. When the PC turned from an expensive paperweight into an indispensable tool of business it didn’t just kill the typewriter, it centralized and automated business practices, we had to learn to remote sign contracts, information became trackable and searchable, online identity eventually became more real than your reputation in your community. It didn’t happen overnight, but it happened rapidly. The shift to cell phones had a similarly profound effect.

I know this has been happening for a hundred years. The invention of the car and the lightbulb and so on, have all had drastic impacts on American culture as well as individual health. (Did we really have wrestles leg syndrome or insomnia before cars, desk jobs, and electric light on demand?) I’m not arguing that it’s different only that it’s happening at a pace we’re struggling to adjust to and that it may indicate a larger mega-shift is at hand.

This doesn’t have to be a scary thing. The industrial revolution did a lot of harm if you view it early on from the perspective of a child forced to work twelve hour days in unsafe conditions to help feed his family. But if we step back and look at the impact of it long term, after we’ve had a chance to adjust our laws and our culture to it. You could make a case that we’re ultimately both better and worse depending on your perspective.

This leads me to conclusion #2.

If we take the same filter and apply it to the things we’re seeing right now, a picture immerges. What if we’re in the early stages of the next great revolution? What if it already started and the next 20 years will decide the quality of life for generations? Are there skills that we can learn now to help us weather the coming turbulence more easily? I think there is.

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Conclusion #3:

Whether you start the industrial revolution at the invention of the cotton gin or the steam engine in the early days the terms innovation and industry were virtually synonymous. If you had a great invention or the money to capitalize on someone else’s invention you could become wealthy. The gap between rich and poor widened until a vacuum appeared where the need for educated workers required the creation of a middle class.

I predict that this new automation revolution will present with similar effect. We’re already seeing overnight success for innovators and wealth for investors. Alongside this jump in opportunity is a widening gap between haves and have-nots. The traditional answer to automation is education. Put simply, more machines will need few but better-trained operators to tend them. But this is the minor theme in this mega-shift.

The surprise side effect of the industrial revolution was that the world got smaller. Cheaper parts make cheaper items including vehicles and the need for cheaper labor means moving jobs to less developed regions. Basically, we traveled more and competed globally, and we earn the same or less. We consumed more and became less self-sufficient–less locally sufficient. Few of us can change our own oil, most of us can’t cook our own food, and that food isn’t grown anywhere near us. We’ve become dependent on glitch technology, unstable economies, and cheap goods and services. Did I mention that our spending power hasn’t gone up?

We’re stressed out and its no wonder. I’m not trying to bring you down dear reader, we’re about to turn it around. I just want to say that conclusion #3 is when you can 3D print a cell phone in your garage with plans you buy off the internet and you just made a ton of money selling a software patch for the operating system of that cell, the company that used to make money manufacturing that phone in Asia, as well as the store that used to sell it to you, are going to go the way of the typewriter. The need to move people and goods around will change radically and the world will, in many ways, get bigger again.

Conclusion #4:

Before the industrial revolution was an age of enlightenment that brought us out of the dark ages. Prosperity and rationality lead to an appreciation for creativity and philosophy. Humans began to value things beyond the end of their fork. If there’s hope for the future it’s that automation will give people time to dream up better perspectives for a higher quality of life.

Rose M. from the company Patagonia wrote a great article on her company’s commitment to using recycled material in their products to reduce the depletion of virgin natural resources (link). While I don’t think environmentalist lobbying government to put us back in the Stone Age to save the planet will truly help the world, I do applaud companies that voluntarily seek market-based answers. Step one of the solution has to be giving people a good option. However, here’s a ridiculously long block quote to illustrate one perspective I think we’ll need to take head-on.

 

But the natural world and we, ourselves, can’t sustain this economy. Just one fact among many: between 1970 and 2012, more than half of the world’s wildlife was lost. The loss happened largely in poorer countries because their resources go to feed wealthy consuming countries. “Extinction,” as the journalist George Monbiot said, “is the bycatch of consumerism.” The consumption economy is destroying the natural world.

It’s also outdated and ineffective. “Capitalism has produced great wealth and helped lift hundreds of millions from poverty,” writes Stephen Heintz, the president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, “But it has also produced deep and growing inequality within many societies and eroded local cultures, traditions and livelihoods. Industrial capitalism, with its reliance on fossil fuels, has heated the planet nearly to a point of no return with potentially catastrophic consequences for all forms of life, and financial capitalism has pushed income and wealth inequality to levels not seen since the Gilded Age.”

The economy isn’t working: it’s not working for the planet and it’s not working for us. Says hedge fund founder Ray Dalio, “… for the bottom 60%, it’s a miserable economy.”

 

If the early industrial revolution conflated the terms innovation with industry, this new digital/automation age is conflating the terms consumerism with capitalism. Perspectives have begun to shift. We’re no longer thinking that cheaper is better, and we’re redefining our definition of better. Is it worth paying more to support products that you believe will bring you better health or a more sustainable environment? We each must answer this question for ourselves, and perhaps on a case by case basis.

But does capitalism automatically equate to rampant waste?

Capitalism is defined as “an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market.”

Consumerism is defined as “the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically desirable; also : a preoccupation with and an inclination toward the buying of consumer goods.”

Isn’t Patagonia Inc. proof that corporations don’t have to be greedy? Isn’t there an answer to be found in our own decisions? Why do politicians take bribes and celebs philander? In part because we don’t hold them accountable, right? Why do corporations soak up cheap virgin resources, treat employees badly, export jobs to places they find cheap labor where they can skirt safety and pollution standards? Because we still buy their cheap products.

Final conclusion:

I promised to come to a more uplifting point and I will. I’m not blaming all our problems on simple greed so I can shake a finger at you and me. I want to empower each of us to learn two skills that will help us survive the coming changes in our society as a result of the shift in technology.

keys-525732_1920I’ve mentioned that are earning power hasn’t gone up and now I’m indicating that we need be willing to pay more for goods that echo our values. I’ve flogged the point that we are stressed and busy, but now I’m saying that we need to become better-informed consumers in order to reward some businesses and punish others. So what’s the answer?

It’s deceptively simple. Think about everything your purchases and be intentional about your use of technology. For the latter, I recommend the books “The 5 Choices” by Kory Kogon and Adam Merrill. It contains a section on making savvy tech choices. You can also find good resources at LifeHacker.com.

For the former, choose quality over quantity at all times. That goes double for anything you’d have to use debt to acquire. Advice for smart use of debt can be found around the internet, I recommend Robert Kiyosaki “Rich Dad Poor Dad.” Bottom line, don’t buy it or put in your mouth or wear it if it won’t make your life better. Just asking the question, “will this bring me more life?” That’s the standard.

What’s all this got to do with vehicles and commuting?

Simple, after houses the most expensive thing most of us will own is a car. Of course, a college education is almost in a tie with home buying and I recommend thinking twice before buying that as well. However, how you get around and how things get to you is a big part of our life. In the wake of the last crash, home buying has become more regulated, with mandatory checks and balances on your financial end as well as physical inspection of the property. Cars…not so much.

If you’re planning a trip please consider having someone look at your vehicle. Get tires rotated every time you get an oil change. Have brakes checked semiannually. For the love of all that’s holy don’t buy a used car without having it inspected. Cars represent a big expense and you need to know its value and have it’s safety verified before you spend your money on it.

Prepurchase car inspection is more affordable than you’d think, click here for more detail.

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That’s it for me on this first day of December. Please be safe on the roads and try not to let the stress get to you. We’re all feeling it. Slow down. Take a break. Listen to some cheery music and enjoy your favorite dessert as slowly as you can eat it. Tomorrow will come and you’ll be okay.

As always, if you think I’m full of it, let me know in the comments below.