Care and Maintenance of Lawn Mowers and Parts

Taking proper care of lawn mowers and parts is important for ensuring that your mower not only works properly, but lasts for years to come. Just like a car, your mower is an intricate system of moving parts, and each of these parts can become rusted, damaged, and then unusable. To prevent this, educate yourself on how your mower works, and the appropriate maintenance procedures you should take-before your grass starts towering!

Prior to the first time you cut your grass in the spring a thorough inspection should be performed on all lawn mowers and parts. Before starting it up, make sure to fill it with gas, check the blades to make sure they are not dull and need either sharpened or replaced.

Check the pull string for any fraying, and if you have a bag, make sure there are no holes or wear spots. Check all metal parts for rust or wear. If it turns out there is a component that is broken or damaged, you may need to take it in for repair, or replace it entirely-this, of course depends on which parts are damaged, the size of the mower, and how old it may be.

You can find lawn mowers and parts easily, using a huge variety of resources around you. The internet is a great venue to find inexpensive repair parts, accessories, or upgrades. You can also find tutorials and manuals for mower repair-which could save you money if you’ve got a knack for mechanical work.

Electric Cars and Hybrid Cars To Save You Money

Electric cars are designed to run by the use of a battery or ‘electric’ parts rather than from fuel like gasoline. Electric cars don’t pollute like gasoline ones do so that makes them environmentally friendly. I believe in the future of electric cars. But there are some draw backs.

Costs

Are they expensive? Yes. The return on investment is not there. A hybrid runs on dual fuel of battery and gasoline. It runs primarily on battery but when the batteries get low, they will switch to gas. I saw one site that listed hybrids ranging from $40,000 to $60,000. You can buy 2 or 3 trucks for that but you won’t get the mileage. The Volt gets really good mileage. Since it’s a hybrid – both gas and battery for fuel, it works on both worlds.

By changing to a hybrid vehicle, it will help erase some of your gasoline bill while helping the environment. If you spend $300 to $400 a month (or more) on fuel, multiply $400 a month times 12 months, that’s $4800 a year on fuel. It would take several years to pay off the Volt. By that time, the car may be shot. You won’t erase your entire gasoline bill – because you use both battery and gasoline – but it will help reduce it. I think purchasing a hybrid is a good thing but it’s too long for a payback. I know the technology is available but the ROI, return on investment, is not there. If you spend $40,000 to $50,000 you may not be able to get that back within 5 years or longer.

Batteries

A hybrid car running on batteries need to be plugged in to recharge your car batteries. So, you are using your house electrical power to recharge your batteries in your car. You probably use 15 amps over a period of 3 to 8 hours. I know you can use solar to recharge. It depends how far you drive during the day whether you would need to recharge them every night.

Do batteries need to go completely dead before recharging? No, the batteries will deplete to 80% of their discharge rate before it will automatically change to gasoline fuel. Most batteries even though they say they don’t have memory, they do – even lithium-ion batteries. They are very good but I’ve recharged some that do have a memory. Some people say they will forget and have no memory but you must run them 100% down before recharging. I have power tools that can run for 10 minutes before needing to be recharged. Then, I have some tools that can run for hours before needing a charge. I know it has to do with the rate of discharge on the lithium-ion. Even though they say they don’t have a memory, in my case, they do.

Return On Investment

Electric cars are great but the ROI is not there. Should people hold off on purchasing them? That’s your decision. The gas industry is a lifeline for many people. But the gas industry is making record profits on hard-working people. If fuel was cheaper, we could be driving our big gas guzzlers and SUVs. But the gas industry is making it more difficult for small businesses especially in a time where they can’t hold on in this economy. The gas companies say it’s due to government industry standards. But they knew about the standards years ago. In fact, they know when government is changing the rules and regulations because they have lobbyist they try to block them.

Solar has come a long way. The electric cars use too much energy too fast so it has to be recharged quickly. We use too much power in too short a time. We want to drive 60 or 70 miles an hour on a highway everywhere we go. In order to get up to that speed and keep the energy going, it uses a lot of power. In order for you to get the recommended MPG on a vehicle, it would depend upon your driving speed. So a gasoline car for the dollar is still worth the money now, unless they improve on the electric cars. And I’m hoping they will!

Dodge Brother Car and Truck Accessories

Trucks are big wheeled carrier automotive vehicles with huge compartments or trays to transport goods and other bulky objects. There are many kinds of trucks and it has three classifications namely light, medium and heavy. It specializes in hauling and transports over-sized objects or load use in mining and construction.

Some of the most popular trucks include Dodge, Chevy, Ford and Toyota. You are guaranteed of their quality parts and accessories that stand out among the other brands. These accessories enhance the functions and visual value of your car or truck. Choose those parts that will be functional and not merely beautify the physical appearance of your vehicle.

Dodge truck automotive brands began its manufacturing car and truck accessories, interior and exterior parts and complete form of vehicle in 1914. They are award-winning for their durability and even top the highest rank in market sales. Dodge introduces features similar to car accessories to its first limited edition of wagon and van.

It then started making up new designs and accessories fitted for their trucks and other lightweight vans and cars. Dodge truck accessories understand the significance of purchasing parts and accessories for your vehicles to make it last long. It will be a practical utility.

Dodge Brothers Company was originally founded and managed by Dodge Brothers Horace and John Dodge in the year 1900 in Detroit. They have seen the fast paced needs for car and truck chassis and engine so they produce and compete in the cities’ growing number of automobile production and sites.

In 1914, the brother decided to make a new creation, the four cylinders Dodge Model30. It was the first and pioneering model that lasted until 1927 and features high quality and steel panel framing, 12 volt electrical system, and sliding gear transmission that remains to be the best and most popular design.

Dodge brothers owned exceptional awards and well-deserved reputations with their creations. Their cars and trucks were even getting the second placer in United States in terms of sales, production process and long lasting durability of the vehicle.

Dodge cars continued its success until 1920 when Dodge brother died in the same year leaving their company into the hand of their widow’s brothers. The Model30 evolved and soon became the new Series116, retaining its basic structure and engineering features. They also emerged and entered into agreement to produce light truck under Graham Brothers.

After a long time of stagnation in development and producing new cars and trucks, soon the Dodge fell down into fifth and seventh place in the industry. The company was then totally sold to a well-known investment group by the widows in not less than US$ 146 million, and changed the company’s name into Dillon, Read and Co.
Dodge truck accessories are very convenient and fun to use and helps your truck to be more useful and durable. Some of their popular interior design accessories are dash kits, driving accessories, sheepskin seat covers, modified gear boxes and car care products.

Their exterior accessories include body kits, roof racks and roof bags, deflectors, bumpers, suspensions, truck bed accessories, exhaust, truck tool boxes and mufflers and tips, using this accessories will help your truck becomes more dynamic, brings renaissance and progress.

Although many kinds of truck accessories are now out in the market it is still best to plan and buy for the branded accessories to make sure that your truck will have the most functional and durable equipment and accessories. You can also ask for assistance to know which are best used for your type of vehicle.