Winter Tire
Autumn means apple cider, leaves floating to the ground, Halloween decorations — and falling temperatures. You probably plan to get your family ready for cooler weather by taking that winter…
Jumper Cables
As a teenager, I was lucky enough to have my very own car — a 1988 burgundy Pontiac 6000 STE. It was very reliable — until I left the headlights on…
Smart DIY: Using the Right Safety Gear
Homeowners are courageous folks. Because of the economic downturn, the growth of home improvement stores and the way so many cable TV shows make project look so easy, more and more home maintenance…
Landscaping
Most of us know that a key element of selling a home is curb appeal, and a huge part of that is landscaping. It’s the first impression potential buyers get…
Motorcycle
Even though it was pretty cold here in Michigan a few weeks ago, I took my motorcycle out for my first quick ride since the winter. Sure, it was cooler then…
spring home maintenance
After a long hard winter, spring is finally, hopefully, maybe even desperately, expected to arrive. And with it come thoughts of  that just might help throw off those winter blahs. Here…
Fluids: The Lifeblood of Your Ride
Your vehicle has a lot of different fluids running through it to keep it working properly. Keeping an eye on these vital fluids and maintaining them at healthy levels will…
Emergency Car Kit
No one enjoys being stranded on the side of the road, but when you have a well-equipped emergency car kit packed away in the trunk, the situation can be more…
5 Things to Consider Before Taking a Loan for Home Repairs
The National Association of Home Builders reports that the Remodeling Market Index, an important indicator of remodeling robustness, climbed 5 points in the third quarter of 2012 (up over second-quarter…
Adapt Your Home for Elderly Parents with a Home Safety Checklist
Earlier this year, my 84-year-old mother slipped and fell. Her accidental fall left her with a broken pelvis – and me with the realization that my aging mother could simply…