Top 5 Reasons Your Check Engine Light May Come On
Here are the top 5 reasons why your check engine light may come on:
1. Oxygen Sensor needs replacing. It only costs a couple hundred dollars to
replace and ignoring it can cause your catalytic converter to fail, in addition to
definitely lowering your gas mileage.
2. Loose or Faulty Gas Cap. It silly but a broken gas cap can lower your gas
mileage and increase emissions. At just a couple of bucks to replace, it’s a must do!
3. Replace Catalytic Converter. This is the big one. Your catalytic converter
should never fail if you’re keeping up with regular maintenance.
4. Replace Mass Airflow Sensor. Your mass airflow sensor shouldn’t fail if
you’re getting your air filter replaced once per year as part of your regular
maintenance. If it does fail, you will have increased emissions, decreased gas
mileage and you could stall!
5. Replace Spark Plugs and Wires. Plugs and wires wear out over time. It’s an
inexpensive part of your regular maintenance to get them replaced according to
your factory recommended maintenance schedule.
Whatever the cause, get your car in quickly if the check engine light comes on,
because it could be an easy fix that will save you on a BIG repair.
Article compiled from Lifehacker.com
Men and Women See Color Differently
Ladies, don't blame the men in your life for failing to distinguish between
eggshell and ecru, and men, take heart: it's not your fault. Scientists have found
that women were significantly more capable of discerning subtle differences of
None of the researchers can readily account for why such neurophysiologic
differences exist between genders, and it remains for future studies to explore
what effects the color imbalance between men's and women's brains might have
on everyday life. It does, however, explain why couples have so much trouble
choosing what color to paint the nursery.
shade along the color spectrum, especially in the mid-range of
yellows and greens. Men's vision was also apparently skewed
relative to women's, as male participants who saw light of
identical wavelengths as their female counterparts consistently
perceived it as lower on the spectrum, e.g. orange appearing
yellow, green appearing blue.
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Football Season is Back…
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noticed that the seat next to him was
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other side of the empty seat whether
any one was sitting there.
“No,” the man replied, “The seat is
“This is incredible,” said the first
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The second man replied, “Well,
actually, the seat belongs to me. I
was supposed to come with my wife,
but she passed away. This will be the
first SuperBowl we haven’t been
together since we got married in
“Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. That’s
terrible. But couldn’t you find
someone else … a friend or relative,
or even a neighbor to take the seat?”
The man shook his head. “No,
they’re all at the funeral.”
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Oatmeal’s Secret Medicinal Use
If you suffer from eczema, you can find a great remedy in your kitchen pantry:
oatmeal. But instead of eating the oats, the trick is to add them to the bathtub.
"Oatmeal is one of the natural remedies that acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and
soothes the itching caused by eczema," says Badreshia-Bansal, of the University of
California, San Francisco. According to Reed, of the Denver Skin Clinic, add 2 to 4
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C. Oxygen sensor needs replacing
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Bionic Cockroaches to the Rescue!
A new wave of first responders is being created at North Carolina State
University's iBionics Laboratory: biobot cockroaches. These biological
robots (hence the word "biobots") are live insects with high-tech
upgrades: electrodes are inserted into their antennae, and magnets are
glued to their backs to hold a pack containing a wireless control system
The packs carry a locator beacon and tiny microphone
to pick up, for example, cries for help in an emergency
situation. The cockroaches can be steered remotely
through electric pulses in the electrodes that stimulate
the antennae, making the insect think there's an obstacle in the way that
it has to maneuver around.
These cyborg cockroaches could be used as first responders in
situations too dangerous for humans to enter. Their biological,
autonomous survival instincts make them "really useful in uncertain,
dynamic environments," according to assistant professor of engineering
Alper Bozkurt, who led the project. He also hopes that this project will
help people appreciate these hardy little insects.
Cut Your Workouts in Half and Lose MORE Weight!
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Corn on the Cob Cupcake Recipe
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September Client of the Month- Diane Robarts
Diane Robarts is a mother of three grown children, a grandmother to an
adorable little granddaughter, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) and a
small business owner.
“I moved to Florida 31 years ago,” Diane said. “I grew up in a small town
in Indiana, so when I decided to open a business I chose Venice, because it
reminded me of the small-‐town feeling I had in Indiana.”
Diane is both state licensed and board certified and has been practicing
acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Venice since 2006 at her office
located at 312 E. Venice Ave.
“A lot of people go through a midlife crisis, I went through a midlife career
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condensed into a 3-‐year program with over 3,000 hours, including
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As a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Diane covers the areas of Chinese herbal
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“It’s a very rewarding career,” said Diane. “I’m a people person. All of my patients are wonderful. To see
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When not at her practice, Diane plays trivia every Thursday night at the British Open Pub. She likes to
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“I don’t fit the typical female profile,” Diane said. “I hate shopping and I love sports. I follow the Bucks, but
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When Diane first moved to Venice in 2006, she asked around for a good mechanic.
“Of the first four people I asked, three told me to come to 1 Stop Car and Truck Repair.”
Diane has learned through personal experience that the staff at 1 Stop has integrity.
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Most service places don’t do this.”
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