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Be kind to your car’s engine: check the oil

Apr 16 2018 The host of the British TV series “Fifth Gear” conceded that what he was doing was “cruelty to cars” and should be an arrestable offense. But he did it anyway. He drained the oil from a car’s engine and then took to the highway. “So now it’s just a question... more

Driveway sealing: coal tar or petroleum asphalt

Apr 2 2018 With your paved driveway in need of refreshing, you’re presented with choices: namely, do the work yourself or hire a professional for the job. If you opt for the latter, you also have options: use a traditional coal-tar sealant, or go with a petroleum-... more

You are getting very sleepy: the dangers of drowsy driving

Mar 19 2018 If an extended rest isn't an option, a 20-minute nap can help prevent drowsy driving. It’s late at night, and the car ahead of you is driving erratically, swerving in and out of its lane, even running over rumble strips on the road’s shoulder. The person... more

That rotten egg smell could be a sign of a natural gas leak in your home

Feb 20 2018 In July 2017, a natural gas explosion in Manor Township, Lancaster County, killed a UGI worker, injured three other people, and destroyed a home. Four other nearby homes had to be condemned. “I just saw pieces of plywood and roofing and everything just go... more

Identity theft recovery coverage can help with costs and services to restore your credit

Feb 5 2018 Lost wallets are one contributing factor to identity theft. In 2016, identity thieves stole $16 billion from 15.4 million U.S. consumers, according to the 2017 Identity Fraud Study, up from $15.3 billion and 13.1 million victims in 2015. Among states, ... more

Steer Clear Law: slow down and move over in emergency response areas

Jan 22 2018 The law went into effect in 2006 and was toughened in 2017. On a Sunday night in December 2017, a police officer was standing outside of his cruiser on Route 202 in Chester County, Pa., writing a traffic citation. Meanwhile, a passing car driven by a 67-year-... more

If you really want to know about a car, find its Vehicle Identification Number

Jan 8 2018 Every car manufactured since 1981 has a 17-character Vehicle Identification Number. It has been described as a car’s fingerprint or DNA. It is a Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN, and every car or truck made since 1981 has one comprising 17 characters (a... more

To be organized and productive in the new year, hand write a to-do list

Dec 26 2017 Even with all his super powers, Santa needs help keeping track of who’s naughty or nice. That’s why he makes his list (and checks it twice). Billionaire businessman Richard Branson, whose Virgin Group owns more than 400 companies, swears by lists and always... more

Mixed signals: Do RFID chips pose a big risk for identity theft?

Dec 11 2017 Credit cards embedded with RFID chips bear four curved lines that look like wifi symbols. Thumbing through a holiday catalog chock full of modern gadgets, we were struck by the presence of no fewer than three wallets purporting to block RFID signals. First,... more



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