DIY Car and Auto Glass Maintenance Tips

American Windshield Replacement Blog

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Routine car and auto glass maintenance is boring, yet they are simple tasks that we can do ourselves to save time and money. Anytime we repair or replace something we automatically get a strong sense of satisfaction…and a little boost to the ego.

To make your life easier and your wallet heavier, follow these simple car and auto glass tips.

Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades: There is absolutely no need to hire a mechanic to replace the wiper blades on your windshield. Once you get the hang of it, this is about a 5 minute job. To make it easier, make sure the blades are in a vertical position when removing and replacing. Also, make sure you purchase the entire wiper blade kit. Your blades won’t last as long if you only buy the wiper strips.

Learn to Change your Oil: The new school way of doing this is to…

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Can Peanut Island and the Port of Palm Beach coexist?

The Opinion Zone

An aereal photograph of Palm Beach, Palm Beach Shores, Peanut Island and, to the rear, the Port of Palm Beach, shows just how many interests have a stake in the Port’s plan to dredge. / Courtesy of the Port of Palm Beach An aereal photograph of Palm Beach, Palm Beach Shores, Peanut Island and, to the rear, the Port of Palm Beach, shows just how many interests have a stake in the Port’s plan to dredge. / Courtesy of the Port of Palm Beach

It’s unfortunate that two seemingly incompatible jewels of Palm Beach County sit in such close proximity.

Peanut Island, a county park restored with $30 million in taxpayer money in 2003, has become an eco-tourism destination. It boasts two beaches, a man-made reef and nearby seagrass beds, where manatees nibble and snook spawn. Recreational boaters, as well as charter boat divers and fishermen converge there, keeping nearby bars, restaurants and ferries busy.

Its industrial nextdoor neighbor is the Port of Palm Beach, supplier of groceries to the Caribbean, home to Bahamas-bound cruise ships, and shipper of bulk sugar and molasses to refineries in New York.

Tourism, agriculture and shipping…

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SOCL Sub Stumbles Onto Sub Net

Waterbank News Weekly

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SOCL got a surprise today when one of their deep sea subs exploring the Blake Sea found an unexpected barrier. The Dutch Harbor sub net is a secret that few know, but is one of the ways that Dutch Harbor maintains its beautiful port.

“Deep draft ships with large displacement cause all manner of problems,” said a local fisherman, “pollution, scaring away fish, throwing flotsam – Dutch Harbor’s not open to sea traffic – just boaters.”

Another sailor joined our conversation. “Aye, na ya canna be ta carefll wit da water. All mann’r o’ t’ings liff undah dere!”

Dutch Harbor is home to several businesses, including the award winning Bandit Boats. Bandit Boats has been in the news recently for several new projects that are near completion. Visit the harbor using the link at right (ports).

Bandit50The Bandit 50 is one of the popular models from Bandit Boats, and available…

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Motorcycle TV: Reminder Biker Battleground Phoenix

I JUST WANT 2 RIDE!!

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History Channels newest motorcycle related TV show, Biker Battleground Phoenix, premiers 10PM (EST) on the 1st of July.

I wrote a post earlier (read it here) about how I hoped this was not a “Devils Ride” version of build show. After watching more of the commercials, I still hope this is not a builder version of that show.

Fingers crossed!

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