Trucks sit high, and sedans sit low. It’s just a fact of life.
But if you want your truck’s suspension to sit a little higher, there’s a difference between leveling kits and lift kits. Let’s talk first about what a leveling kit does.
Just about all trucks come with a certain degree of “rake” from the factory. This is due to stiffer springs in the rear, causing the rear to sit a few inches higher than the front. When you put a heavy load in the bed of the truck, you want the rear end to be able to drop a few inches with that extra weight. If the rear was the same ride height as the front, an extra thousand pounds of weight would cause the rear end to sag noticeably and would pull the front end up to a point where steering an ...[more]
You rely on your car every day, and you have a lot of money tied up in it. It’s probably one of the more valuable things you own…so make sure you get the most out of that investment:
Oil changes: Changing your motor oil at regular intervals will ensure long engine life by cutting wear and friction and helping to prevent the buildup of sludge and carbon on internal engine assemblies.
Cooling system: Older cast-iron engines could overheat with no serious consequences, but not so with today’s aluminum blocks and heads. Your engine’s coolant has a finite life and should be changed and flushed at regular intervals to prevent accumulation of scale and corrosion in the radiator, heater core and water pump.
Every year, about 290 million tires are discarded; of those, about 233 million are recycled in one way or another. Shredded tires can be used for playground surfaces, welcome mats, hot-melt asphalt, bark mulch and even made into building material for “green” construction.
But what can you do with your old tires? Here are some ideas:
--Fill a tractor tire with sand to make a great sandbox for kids
--Hang a tire from a rope as a tire swing
--Stack a couple of tires on top of each other, bolt them together and paint them a cheerful color, then use them as a planter
--Lay two rows of tires next to each other, somewhat staggered, and use them for broken-field running as part of football conditioning
--Bolt two tires togeth ...[more]