Secrets of Discount Patio Furniture – An Easy Way to Get the Best

Written by Nicholas Webb

By: Nicholas Webb

Buying discount patio furniture can be a very economical way to obtain quality furniture for your patio ... if you know how. Many department stores offer patio furniture at discounted prices towards or atrepparttar end ofrepparttar 100116 summer season. Many people can obtain quality teak or cedar furniture to enhance their patios by watchingrepparttar 100117 advertised sales from department and hardware stores. You can save yourself hundreds of dollars by just waiting a month or two for that special piece of patio furniture you have always wanted. You don’t have to buyrepparttar 100118 cheapest furniture just to be able to enjoy your patio.

There are disadvantages to buying discount patio furniture. Ensurerepparttar 100119 quality ofrepparttar 100120 workmanship ofrepparttar 100121 pieces you buy so that you are not buying junk furniture that will fall apartrepparttar 100122 first time anyone sits on it.

When shopping for discounted patio furniture, you should always look for chairs or benches made from solid wood. This kind of patio furniture is durable and well worthrepparttar 100123 money you pay. Solid wood patio furniture never goes out of style and matches any décor. Having wooden patio furniture, discounted or not, makes a statement about your patio without you saying a word.

It is also possible to buy discount patio furniture at moving sales. Many people get transferred in their jobs and cannot afford to take all their patio furniture with them, or they may simply not haverepparttar 100124 room for it at their new location. This is a great opportunity to get quality for less. People who are moving generally ask a minimal price forrepparttar 100125 furniture they want to sell, just to get it out of their way. When you buy discount patio furniture in this way, you can be sure to save lots of money.

How to Change Your Car's Motor Oil

Written by Stephen Bucaro

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How to Change Your Car's Motor Oil

By Stephen Bucaro

First, let's answerrepparttar 100117 question; Why should you change your own oil? Because you can save time and money. You don't have to wait in line atrepparttar 100118 service garage or quick oil change shop. For ten bucks you can getrepparttar 100119 best oil and a brand new oil filter. And, it's so easy to do that you could train a monkey to do it.

Changing your cars motor oil is a very simple three-step process: 1. Drainrepparttar 100120 old oil. 2. Replacerepparttar 100121 oil filter. 3. Addrepparttar 100122 new oil. But before we go throughrepparttar 100123 steps, lets answer a few basic questions.

When should I change my oil?

Look in your cars owners manual. Most auto manufacturers recommend changingrepparttar 100124 motor oil every 6,000 miles for normal service, or every 3,000 miles for severe service. I change my oil every 6,000 miles, and my engines run like new when I trade my vehicles in with well over 100,000 miles on them. One thing that I do is change a new cars oil afterrepparttar 100125 first 300 mile break-in period. Then, after that, I changerepparttar 100126 oil every 6,000 miles.

What kind of oil should I use?

You are not going to save money by using an off-brand oil because your engine will wear out sooner. Use oil that meetsrepparttar 100127 American Pertroleum Institute (API) classification SL. I use Valvoline, Quaker State, Pennzoil, or Havoline brand oil. These quality oils contain additives that make them work better and longer.

If you are changing your oil just before winter, use SAE 10W30 weight oil. This number meansrepparttar 100128 oil will have a thin 10 weight viscosity whenrepparttar 100129 engine is cold, helpingrepparttar 100130 engine to start easier, and thenrepparttar 100131 oil will thicken to 30 weight viscosity whenrepparttar 100132 engine warms up, protectingrepparttar 100133 engine better. If you are changing oil just before summer, use SAE 10W40 weight oil. The extra 40 weight viscosity will protect your engine better when it's hot.

What'srepparttar 100134 First Step?

First let your engine cool off. Modern engines run at close to 300 degrees (F) and hot oil will definitely give you a severe burn. You shouldn't have to jack your car up unless you have some kind of ground hugging sports car or low rider. Almost all cars have enough space underneath to reach under and changerepparttar 100135 engine oil.

Step 1: Drainrepparttar 100136 old oil.

Locaterepparttar 100137 oil drain plug and place a pan under it to catchrepparttar 100138 oil. With a box wrench, removerepparttar 100139 oil plug.

Note for newbies: To removerepparttar 100140 drain plug, turn it counter-clockwise.

- If you have a GM dual-overhead-cam EcoTec engine you may have a difficult time locatingrepparttar 100141 drain plug on all that aluminum.

Whenrepparttar 100142 oil stops draining, reinstallrepparttar 100143 drain plug.

Note for newbies: To replacerepparttar 100144 drain plug turn it clockwise. Startrepparttar 100145 plug with your fingers. If it seems even slightly hard to turn, back it out! You are crossingrepparttar 100146 threads.

Step 2. Replacerepparttar 100147 oil filter.

Move your oil catch pan underrepparttar 100148 oil filter. Using an oil filter wrench to get it started, removerepparttar 100149 oil filter. (newbies: counter-clockwise, and you will get some oil on your hand.)

- A strap type oil filter wrench isrepparttar 100150 best kind to use. A socket type oil filter tool is used with a ratchet just like a regular socket. The problem withrepparttar 100151 socket type is that it tends to get stuck onrepparttar 100152 filter. Userepparttar 100153 socket type tool if you don't have enough clearance aroundrepparttar 100154 oil filter to userepparttar 100155 strap type.

With your finger put a thin coat of oil onrepparttar 100156 new filter's gasket to make it seal better.

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