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A Little Friday Evening Funny for Fellow Atlanta Commuters

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Fellow Atlanta commuters, sometimes enough is enough and we need to blow off a little steam and release continuous hearty chuckles that can be heard from across the street because … Atlanta! Here, at the Law Office of Neil Flit, we get a little overwhelmed with heavy case loads and feeling slightly preachy when we continuously enogucarge Atlanta drivers to be safe drivers every chance we get on this blog and just before the day came to a close, an email thread with a story linked to the Facebook page called “Georgia on My Mind” began to float around the office. The title of the story is called “How to Drive in Atlanta” and truer words have never been spoken! For example – “Road construction is permanent and continuous. Detour barrels are moved around for your entertainment pleasure …” We all got a kick out of it and figured we’d share the laugh! Just little Friday evening funny for our fellow Atlanta commuters! Check it out! We dare you not to laugh your way into the weekend!

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HOW TO DRIVE IN ATLANTA:

1. You must first learn to pronounce the city name, Atlana. Old-timers are still allowed to call it Alana.

2. The morning rush hour is from 5:00 am to noon. The evening rush hour is from noon to 7:00 pm. Friday’s rush hour starts on Thursday morning.

3. The minimum acceptable speed on I-285 is 80 mph. On I-75 and I-85, your speed is expected to at least match the highway number. Anything less is considered ‘Wussy’.

4. Forget the traffic rules you learned elsewhere. Atlanta has its own version of traffic rules. For example, Ferraris and Lamborghinis owned by sports stars go first at a four-way stop. Cars/trucks with the loudest muffler go second. The trucks with the biggest tires go third. The HOV lanes are really designed just for the slow Floridians passing through who are used to hogging the left lane everywhere.

5. If you actually stop at a yellow light or stop sign, you will be rear ended, cussed out, and possibly shot. Unless there is a police car nearby.

6. Never honk at anyone. Ever. Seriously. It’s another offense that can get you shot.

7. Road construction is permanent and continuous. Detour barrels are moved around for your entertainment pleasure during the middle of the night to make the next day’s driving a bit more exciting. Generally, city roads other than the main streets have more potholes and bumps (usually speed bumps) than most dirt roads in the countryside.

8. Watch carefully for road hazards such as drunks, possums, skunks, dogs, barrels, cones, furniture, cats, mattresses, shredded tires, squirrels, rabbits, and crows.

9. Be aware that spelling of street names may change from block to block, e.g., Clairmont, Claremont, Clairmonte.

10. If someone actually has their turn signal on, wave them to the shoulder immediately to let them know it has been “accidentally activated”.

11. If you are in the left lane and only driving 75 in a 55-65 mph zone, k, e.g., you are considered a road hazard and will be “flipped off” accordingly. If you return the flip, you’ll be shot.

12. For summer driving, it is advisable to wear potholders on your hands

Car Seat Safety Guidelines

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The rules and regulations of toting child passengers have morphed so hugely over the last 20 years or so – as they’ve gone from nearly no federal rules and guidelines to ticketing and, in some cases, arrest if you’re driving a car with a child who is not riding in a FAA approved car seat that meets the height and weight mandates. Sometimes, however, we may not be fully aware of the car seat safety rules and guidelines. For example, even though a child might be under the height requirements, he or she may be at max weight. Or, in another case, you might have a taller toddler who needs to be in a specific forward-facing seat before most kids his or her age. The variation of circumstances are always specific to individual needs and, as with anything else, it’s best to do the research to make sure your child is riding safely. We’ve put together the latest car seat safety guidelines for your review below! kid-in-car-seat-babyfurniturewis-com

Infants & Toddlers: Rear-Facing The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all infants should ride rear- facing starting with their first ride home from the hospital. All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car seat until they are at least 2 years of age or preferably until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car seat’s manufacturer.

Rear-Facing Only Seat:

  • Are used for infants up to 22 to 40 pounds, depending on the model.

  • Are small and have carrying handles (and sometimes come as part of a stroller system). Usually come with a base that can be left in the car.

  • The seat clicks into and out of the base so you don’t have to install the seat each time you use it. Parents can buy more than one base for additional vehicles.

  • Should be used only for travel (not for sleeping, feeding, or other uses outside the vehicle).

Toddlers & Preschoolers: Forward-Facing Any child who has outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit for their convertible car seat should use a forward-facing car seat with a harness for as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height allowed by their car seat manufacturer. It is best for children to ride in a seat with a harness as long as possible, at least to 4 years of age. If your child out-grows his seat before reaching 4 years of age, consider using a seat with a harness approved for higher weights and heights.

Types of Car Safety Restraints:

  • Convertible seats—Seats can “convert” from rear-facing to forward-facing. These include 3-in-1 seats.

  • Forward-facing-only seats— Seats can be used forward-facing with a harness for children who weigh up to 40 to 80 pounds (depending on the model). Although manufacturers are not currently making any forward-facing only seats, many remain in use from previous years.

  • Combination seat with harness—Seats can be used forward-facing with a harness for children who weigh up to 40 to 90 pounds (depending on the model) or without the harness as a booster (up to 80-120 pounds, depending on the model).

  • Built-in seats—Some vehicles come with built-in forward-facing seats. Weight and height limits vary. However, do not use built-in seats until your child  is at least 2 years of age. Read your vehicle owner’s manual or contact the manufacturer for details about how to use these seats.

  • Travel vests—Vests can be worn by children between 20 and 168 pounds and can be an option to traditional forward-facing seats. They are useful for when a vehicle has lap-only seat belts in the rear or for children whose weight has exceeded that allowed by car seats. These vests may require use of a top tether.

School-Aged Children: Booster Seats Booster seats are for older children who have outgrown their forward-facing car seats. All children whose weight or height is above the forward-facing limit for their car seat should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle seat belt fits properly, typically when they have reached 4 feet 9 inches in height and are between 8 and 12 years of age. The owner’s manual that comes with your car seat will tell you the height and weight limits for the seat. As a general guideline, a child has outgrown his forward-facing seat when any one of the following is true:

  • He reaches the top weight or height allowed for his seat with a harness. (These limits are listed on the seat and also included in the instruction booklet.)

  • His shoulders are above the top harness slots.

  • His ears have reached the top of the seat.

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TMJ as a Result of Whiplash

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

The resulting pain of even a minor car accident can take some time to articulate and sort out. From neck and back pain to slipped disk, a lot of times what’s overlooked is a condition called TMJ or temporalmandibular disorder and it goes hand-in-hand with whiplash, however, many people who suffer from this disorder are unaware are unaware of this fact. If you’ve recently been injured in a car accident and was diagnosed with whiplash, chances are you may have TMJ.

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If you are involved in a car accident, even a relatively minor one, your body is subject to tremendous forces. Although the car is designed to absorb much of the force, and accident countermeasures like seatbelts and airbags are designed to prevent you from suffering impact trauma, your body is still subjected to what is known as whiplash, the forceful acceleration and deceleration of your body using only the tissues of your joints. Whiplash can cause substantial injury to these joints, which were never meant to withstand that level of force. It most commonly results in injury to the neck, whose tissues are twisted and stretched by the weight of the entire head. But it can also cause injury to your temporomandibular joints, the joints that support your jaw. TMJ after car accidents has been wrapped up in controversy over whether it’s a common phenomenon or something lawyers trumped up to attempt to get more compensation for clients. Worst of all, science doesn’t help us much in showing how common this type of injury may be.

For example, a 2009 review that looked at data from 1966 forward said, “because of lack of homogeneity in the study populations and lack of standardization of data collection procedures and outcomes measured, this review cannot conclusively resolve the controversies that exist concerning this relationship.” The main problem with the studies seems to be that they take very different approaches to defining TMJ, and come up with very different answers. Part of the problem with scientists trying to resolve this issue is that the question they ask determines the answer they get. For example, one 1992 study that concluded “the incidence of TMJ pain and clicking following whiplash injury is extremely low” limited its questioning of patients to just those two issues: jaw joint pain and clicking of the jaw joint. TMJ is a complex condition, and not all patients experience those symptoms. On the other hand, a study that examined patients and asked them about dysfunction as well as pain, found that TMJ was found in about a third of all whiplash injury patients.

If you’ve been hit, call The Law Office of Neil Flit in Atlanta, we handle each case with maximum care to meet your needs in a time of hardship. With our small team of highly knowledgeable attorneys, we pride ourselves on our ability to guarantee the personal attention necessary to handle your claim in a timely fashion and hold liable parties responsible for their actions to secure the settlement you deserve!       FLIT

To Flush or Not To Flush: That is the Question

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Fellow Atlanta car drivers, now that winter is approaching we must make sure our vehicles good and prepped for the winter months and cold weather and now is the time many car mechanics will advise you to get a fluid flush and charge astronomical prices to do so but here’s the twist – you may not need to! So, the question begs, to flush or not to flush, that is the question and we have the answer! Take a look! cap-blog-coolant

Automakers, in a move to improve their market share, have leaned out their recommended service guides and stretched time and distance intervals to position their products in the “low-operation-costs” bracket. Improvements in materials and assembly for most mainstream vehicles have upped their reliability scale and this lends credence to the maker’s position. However, for all the advancements in late model technology and engineering, most of an average vehicle’s fluids haven’t evolved at the same rate.

Dealership service departments were looking to expand their offerings as recent downturns in warranty and customer-pay repairs left them with spare capacity. They were also employing methods of retaining clients who might have moved to independent and chain shops after their relatively short automakers’ warranties expired. And they were pleased to be able to offer added value as several of the top treatment suppliers include extended auto component/system warranties to consumers who became regular users of their services. As the average Canadian vehicle owner operates his or her daily driver for a substantial amount of time and distance past manufacturer’s warranty coverage, being able to obtain a low price guarantee on some of the most expensive-to-repair components can be an attractive offer. Here’s a look at some of the most common “recommended” services.

Transmission flush services. Servicing an automatic transmission can be completed in two manners; removing the drain pan and replacing the fluid and filter or power flushing the fluid with specialized circulation equipment along with a filter replacement. Automakers only recommend the first method even though it only removes about half of the fluid. A great deal of the transmission’s fluid will remain in the torque convertor, and oil cooler and lines during a simple drain and refill process. A power flush will circulate all of the oil fluid out before pumping in new. The flush system will also remove more solid and metallic debris thus extending clutch plate and moving-component life. It also prevents oil cooler or line blockage. Carmakers recommend an auto transmission fluid change between 50,000 and 100,000 km on average.

Engine cooling system service. As many of today’s vehicles are using long-life or five- to 10-year coolant, its replacement interval has been substantially extended from what it was when ordinary green antifreeze was common. As with transmission fluid replacement, there are two main methods of replacement. And as with drain vs. power flush on transmissions, power flushing an engine’s cooling system will remove more of the old fluid and debris as well as introducing a water-pump lubricant into the system. Long life coolant service intervals are usually between 100,000 and 150,000 km for most makers and those still using the old-style green coolant should replace it around the 70,000 km mark. Individual manufacturer intervals may differ.

Brake fluid replacement. This fluid seldom has a recommended replacement interval with carmakers. The main concern that brake fluid replacement addresses is the reduction of the water content in the fluid. With age, water is introduced into brake lines and hoses via condensation on the steel portions of the lines and the cast metal parts of the wheel brake units. This accelerates corrosion leading to fluid leaks. One hidden benefit of this process is that every bleeder screw on the system must be opened to complete it therefore reducing the risk of them seizing with age leading to the replacement of a caliper or two down the road.

Power steering fluid service. This is another fluid that carmakers consider “lifetime” with no replacement recommendation. Power steering systems are rather simple in design with only engine bay heat and sub-zero winter temperatures to provide any extreme operating conditions. Flush treatment suppliers claim to reduce the risk of steering gear seals, pump and hose failures. Opting for a treatment supplier that provides a system warranty with purchase can help alleviate the often expensive and common repair costs of steering fluid leaks.

Fuel injection/intake service. There’s a multitude of opinions both pro and con on this service, only matched in numbers by the count of different treatment suppliers. Carmakers never recommend injector service or fuel system purges in their maintenance schedules. But many vehicles have been prone to carbon buildup on engine valves and varnish coatings on throttle plates. The two main reasons can be grouped into poor fuel quality and low-speed vehicle operation or stop/start driving on short trips. Repair shops can accurately predict the demand for this service based on fuel price increases. As the cost of fuel goes up, the weight of the driver’s gas foot gets considerably lighter. When high-efficiency engines, designed to run at higher RPMs are subjected to pokey driving and/or poor fuel, deposits will occur. A good quality fuel system cleaning treatment, when properly applied, can reduce these buildups.

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Be Prepared: What You Need in Your Car for Your Fall Break Travels

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Being that the school year starts hellishly early in Metro Atlanta, we have adopted what is called a balanced schedule – meaning we get a week off of school in the middle of each semester. Now that it’s fall break in many counties across the city, several of us are going to hit the road and hang ten on the nearest beach one last time before the weather turns cold. While we don’t plan for emergencies, we can certainly be prepared for one should we find ourselves in a bind. So, in order to do that, we’ve compiled a list of what you need in your car for your fall break travels. Take a look!   DSC_0777-001-1024x685

Blankets Even if the weather is nice, you could wind up having to spend several night-time hours in your car. A blanket makes it possible for you to curl up, keep warm, and sleep.

Battery-powered radio (and extra batteries) If weather conditions are atrocious, a battery-powered radio (or, even better, a crank-powered one) can provide you with basic information about what to do.

Bottled water This is necessary for sustenance if you get stuck somewhere and have to wait for a while.

High energy snacks and/or MREs Similar logic to the water; high-energy foods are essential. I usually keep some nuts and some jerky. I know of at least one person who would not go on any trip without a couple MRE (meals ready to eat) in the car – you just pour some water in the pouch and they self-warm and are ready to eat.

Maps Keep a detailed map of the state you’re in in your car at all times – or even a current atlas if you have room. Don’t completely rely on a GPS navigation system.

Booster (jumper) cables These can enable you to get your car started with a dead battery (if a good Samaritan comes along) and also enables you to help someone out in a fix.

First aid kit (and manual) This can be vital if you’re in an accident and someone has injuries. Slowing down bleeding quickly can mean the difference between walking something off and going into shock.

Fix-a-flat If your tire has a pretty rapid leak, Fix-a-flat can often provide just enough to get you to a repair station. I recommend at least two cans.

Tire repair kit If the tire has deflated rapidly, a tire repair kit makes it possible for you to patch up the tire well enough for a short period.

Tire air gauge This one isn’t so vital for emergencies, but is absolutely essential for preventive maintenance – keeping your tires fully inflated not only improves gas mileage, but reduces the risk of tire explosions.

Road flares These are invaluable at night so that others can see you if you need to change a tire or such things.

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Watch Your Back: Maintain the Benefits of Your Treatments

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

If you’ve ever been in an accident and had to undergo chiropractic treatments to realign your neck, back and hips, then you’re fully aware of how uncomfortable it is to be in pain for an extended period of time. But most importantly the end result is what we’re after and it should be one of relief and a renewed sense of restoration and wellness. After completing your treatments as advised by your chiropractor and medical professionals, it’s a must that you maintain your adjustments and therapeutic treatments as time goes on.

According to The Specific Chiropractic Center, here are a few tips to help you maintain the benefits of your treatments.

Take some time to let your body “settle” into the new adjustment. Do not undertake any strenuous activity in the hours immediately following your appointment. In general, avoid putting unnecessary strain on your spine. Don’t bend at the waist to lift objects; instead, keep your spine straight, bend at the knees and use your leg muscles to hoist heavy objects.

Support your newly straightened spine by engaging in an exercise routine that encourages strengthening the core and back muscles. Yoga and pilates are both good options. If you lift weights, avoid leaning forward at the neck. Do sit-ups on an exercise ball instead of on the floor. If you’re doing lower back exercises, don’t extend the spine beyond 180 degrees. Avoid any stretches that force the body into unnatural positions.

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As we go about our days, we participate in a number of activities that may cause spinal havoc. Using computers and driving both force our shoulders and arms forward, thus causing the neck and spine to curve. Take time away from these positions every 20 to 30 minutes to stretch. If you sit at a desk all day, make it ergonomically friendly in order to properly care for your spine and all other effected extremities. Sitting is very hard on the lower back so if it’s possible, sit on an exercise ball or choose a chair that encourages core strength to hold your spine straight.

Make good decisions about the shoes you choose. Regardless of their purpose, the shoes you wear should be well balanced, flexible and comfortable. At night, sleep on a firm mattress, and choose a pillow that supports the head so that the neck vertebrae are level with the rest of your spine. Avoid sleeping on your stomach.

If you’ve been hit, call The Law Office of Neil Flit in Atlanta, we handle each case with maximum care to meet your needs in a time of hardship. With our small team of highly knowledgeable attorneys, we pride ourselves on our ability to guarantee the personal attention necessary to handle your claim in a timely fashion and hold liable parties responsible for their actions to secure the settlement you deserve!

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Here’s What You Need To Know When You’re a Victim of a Hit and Run

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

There is nothing worse than being involved in a car accident but being a victim of a hit and run incident easily tops the inconvenience of a minor collision or fender bender. To be clear, a hit and run is, by definition, any accident in which a driver intentionally leaves the scene without providing contact information. This includes situations where someone hits your unattended parked car and leaves no contact information.

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This is obviously tricky because there is no way to hold anyone accountable for your property damage or injuries! If you ever find yourself in the throws of a hit and run accident, here’s what you need to do according to the DMV.

Having more information:

  • Increases the chances that the police will catch the driver who hit you.
  • Helps your car insurance company make decisions about your claim.

First, get as much information as you can about the car that hit you, such as:

  • Model.
  • Make.
  • License plate number.

Also, look around for any possible witnesses to the accident, and ask for their names and contact information.

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Finally, take the following steps before leaving the scene:

  • Write down the time and location of the accident.
  • Take pictures of the accident scene.
  • Take pictures of your car, especially if another car’s paint is visible on it.
  • This will help you prove that you are not attempting to defraud your insurance company.*

If the hit and run occurred when you were away from your parked car, jot down as much information as you can, such as:

  • Time.
  • Location.
  • Damage.

When someone hits you and drives off, you may feel compelled to chase him in your car. But beware: this can cause you to drive recklessly and get into another accident, or to be the victim of retaliation from the other driver.

A better idea is to call the police as soon as possible and file an accident report that includes the names of any witnesses and other important details.

Even if the police do not find the driver who hit you, having a police report on file can hasten the auto claims process and give you an official document to rely upon later.

If you’ve been hit, call The Law Office of Neil Flit in Atlanta, we handle each case with maximum care to meet your needs in a time of hardship. With our small team of highly knowledgeable attorneys, we pride ourselves on our ability to guarantee the personal attention necessary to handle your claim in a timely fashion and hold liable parties responsible for their actions to secure the settlement you deserve!

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Think You Have Whiplash? Here’s What It Feels Like

Monday, August 31st, 2015

If you’ve ever been in a car accident, chances are your adrenaline rushed and your body and mind went into fight or flight mode. A lot of times when this happens, people often feel as though they’re physically unharmed because there are not obvious signs of injury like open wounds or broken bones. It’s not until a couple days later, however, one might wake up with neck and back pain which could be indicators of a case of whiplash or spinal injury. While it could very well be a little soreness and stiffness, you want to get checked out immediately to rule out the possibility of extensive neck and spinal trauma. If you’re not sure if you have whiplash – an injury causes by severe jerking of the head – here are a few symptoms to look for. According to WebMD, Whiplash symptoms are as follows.

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  • Pain, decreased range of motion, and tightness in the neck. The muscles may feel hard or knotted.
  • Pain when rocking your head from side to side or backward and forward.
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  • Headaches at the base of the skull that radiate towards the forehead.
  • Sometimes, the pain of a neck strain is immediate. In other cases, it can take several hours or days before your neck begins to hurt.

The blow that causes neck strain can sometimes cause a concussion, too. Since concussions can be serious, you need to see a doctor right away. You need emergency medical care if you are confused, dizzy, nauseous, excessively sleepy, or unconscious.

To diagnose neck strain, your doctor will give you a thorough examination. You may also need X-rays, CT (computed tomography) scans, and other tests, to rule out other problems.

If you’ve been hit, call The Law Office of Neil Flit in Atlanta, we handle each case with maximum care to meet your needs in a time of hardship. With our small team of highly knowledgeable attorneys, we pride ourselves on our ability to guarantee the personal attention necessary to handle your claim in a timely fashion and hold liable parties responsible for their actions to secure the settlement you deserve!

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To Be Safe: Make Sure You Check Your Tires

Friday, August 21st, 2015

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Altantans, it’s that time of year! While it is still quite hot during the day, we’re going to start to feel some pretty chillly temps in the morning in the coming weeks. As heavy commuters, we tend to overlook the wear and tear we put on our tires on the daily basis and not to mention going from temperatures that are scorching enough to melt tires onto blazing concrete to freezing temperatures in a matter of days sometimes! Ever notice when the cold snap comes you’re tire pressure indicator suddenly shows up on your dash? Your tire lost pressure because the rubber expands in the summer months and constricts when it gets cold. It’s bet to tackle the tire pressure as soon as possible, for riding on a variance of tire pressures is not only dangerous but can really do a number on your alignment if you ride on them this way for too long. If you take your car to a tire shop or mar mechanic garage, they can measure and adjust your pressure in a matter of minutes. Or if, you’re savvy and confident enough to do it yourself with a handheld pressure guage, here’s how you do it!

  • Make sure the tires are cold
  • Look in the owners’ manual or on the inside of the driver’s side door for the standard cold tire inflation pressure suggested by the car’s manufacturer
  • Unscrew the valve stem cap from the valve stem on the tire
  • Press the air pressure gauge evenly onto the valve stem and record the reading given
  • Note that if the reading is the same as the manuals’ specifications, you are done after checking all other tires for the same pressure
  • Replace valve stem cap

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Another thing you want to do is check your tread. When your tread reaches a point to where it can no longer provide traction, your travels could become quite dangerous especially in inclement weather. If the roads are slick from rain or freezing over, lack of tread will make braking safely and efficiently quite difficult and increases your chances of blowouts and collisions. After the “Snowmeggadon” we had a few years back that completely debilitated the city for days, it’s best to be prepared for all types of road conditions including snow and ice. So, here’s how you check your thread – the Penny Test.

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In the United States, tire tread depth is measured in 32nds of an inch. New tires typically come with 10/32” or 11/32” tread depths, and some truck, SUV and winter tires may have deeper tread depths than other models. The U.S. Department of Transportation recommends replacing tires when they reach 2/32”, and many states legally require tires to be replaced at this depth.

  • The idea of the penny test is to check whether you’ve hit the 2/32” threshold. Here’s how it works.
  • Place a penny between the tread ribs on your tire. A “rib” refers to the raised portion of tread that spans the circumference of your tire. Tire tread is composed of several ribs.
  • Turn the penny so that Lincoln’s head points down into the tread.
  • See if the top of his head disappears between the ribs. If it does, your tread is still above 2/32” , If you can see his entire head, it may be time to replace the tire because your tread is no longer deep enough.

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It’s also a good idea to consider your terrain, as we have a variety of landscapes in the state. To be specific, let’s touch on the residents of the North Georgia Mountains. They get a lot more snow and ice and it’s quite hilly as anyone could imagine. Here’s the deal with the mountaineers – no doubt you already know what you need to get where you’re going when the winter weather is in full throttle, however, do you have winter tires for your vehicle(s)? Winter tires could be quite beneficial for snow, ice and hilly terrain as opposed to your all-purpose tires. Winter tires are specifically designed to increase traction, grip and handling on the roads in extreme weather conditions. A tire with sipes or a siped tire would be best in North Georgia. A siped tire is one that has slits and grooves cut into the tire surface to better handle hard packed snow and ice while expelling water and sleet. All-purpose tires should be swapped out for winter tire every year once the cold weather snaps.

Here’s to a safe seasonal transition and even safer travels!

 

 

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Keep Your Car Cool in The Hottest Months of Summer

Monday, August 10th, 2015

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As other parts of the nation are cooling off and the temperatures are starting to level off to a point where it’s starting to feel like fall – not so much here in Atlanta! Here we experience what is called an “Indian Summer” meaning temps really heat up in August, September and sometimes October making the end of summer the hottest months to bare. In moving around through your daily routine, cars become unforgivably hot  and with those of us who gruel through outdoor workouts or soccer practices and sporting events it’s most important we keep our vehicles cool! Aside from the obvious which is never, ever leave your children, elders and pets in a hot car, take a look at these quick tips to keep your car cool in the hottest months of summer!

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  • Use a sunshade or window visor
  • Use a dash cover
  • Cover your steering wheel with a hand towel
  • Park in a shaded areas
  • Park in a garage when possible
  • Keep windows slightly cracked
  • Purchase a solar-powered fan
  • Throw blankets over your leather seats

While most of these items seem more like a hassle than helpful, taking a few extra moments to keep you from overheating before the car can cool off will make a work of difference during these times of record breaking heat!

 

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