This was one very log, very hard winter. The cold, the wind, the snow, and the length of time we endured it, seemed as though it would never end. In addition to being hard on us, the winter was hard on everything. My snow shovel may need to be retired. My sidewalks show the effects of too much salt. My rainspouts will never be the same due to the weight of the ice and snow.
All of my other April blog entries dealt with specific insurance issues. I wanted to take this time to remind you that you should pay particularly close attention to all aspects of your car and home to assure that they are returned to a good state of repair following the crazy weather. Remember to have your car serviced. Remember to have your heater serviced. Taking care to make sure that things continue in good working order will reduce the possibility of a claim.
Do you know how to properly jump start a dead battery? I bought a new set of jumper cables over this past weekend. There were instructions attached to the cables. Just to be sure, I am including them here for you…
Connect the positive (+) cable to the discharged battery
Connect the other end of the positive cable (+) to the charged battery
Connect the negative clamp (+) to the charging battery
MAKE THE FINAL CONNECTION ON THE ENGINE BLOCK OF THE STALLED ENGINE, BUT NOT THE NGATIVE POST OF THE BATTERY. BE SURE IT IS AWAY FROM THE BATTERY, CARBURETOR, FUEL LINE, OR ANY MOVING PARTS.
Start the charging car and remove the batteries in reverse order of how they were applied.