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Easy Car Maintenance you can do yourself

 

Easy Car Maintenance You Can Do Yourself

Easy Car Maintenance you can do yourself

Here at A Girl Rocks Life, we are big advocates of do-it-yourself projects and car maintenance falls into the DIY category.  Learn how to do simple car maintenance to help keep your car running smoothly. You will learn how to check your tire pressure, and how to check the fluids under the hood (Windshield Washer Fluid, Oil, Transmission, Power Steering, Brake Fluid, and Radiator). It is easy car maintenance you can do yourself.

This is created in partnership with Carscom. All opinions expressed are completely my own

Easy Car Maintenance

Learn how to check your tire pressure and the fluid level of the windshield washer, oil, transmission, brake, power steering, and the radiator. You will see how simple it is to care for your car. This is easy car maintenance you can do yourself.

 

How to Check the Tire Pressure

Properly inflated tires are crucial to your safety. You can find the recommended PSI (Pounds per square inch) for your tire written on the tire.

  • Locate the valve stem on the tire and unscrew the cover.
  • Take your tire pressure gauge and place the fitting on the valve stem of the tire, (allowing the meter to slide freely)
  • Read the gauge to determine the tire pressure.
  • If your tire pressure is low, use an air compressor to add air to your tire
  • Recheck the tire pressure to see if it’s at the recommended PSI
  • Replace valve stem covers
Easy Car Maintenance You can do yourself

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How to Check the Fluid Levels

When checking the fluid levels in your vehicle, it is best to check it when your car’s engine is cool, unless noted differently.

 

How To Fill the Windshield Washer Fluid

  • Locate the windshield washer fluid tank.
  • Remove the cap.
  • Check the level of windshield washer fluid.
  • If the fluid is low, add windshield washer fluid to the reservoir tank (In colder weather use a washer fluid with a de-icer).
  • Screw the windshield washer cap back on the tank.

 

How To Check the Oil Level

*** WARNING*** Never check your oil when the car is hot, wait for it to cool down before checking oil levels.

You will get inaccurate results from a hot engine. Grab a rag to use to wipe the dipstick clean.

  • Locate the Oil Dipstick on the engine block.
  • Pull the dipstick out of the holder and wipe clean with a rag or napkin
  • Replace the dipstick back into the holder.
  • Pull the dipstick back out of the holder and read the oil level line on the dipstick.
  • If the dipstick level is low, add oil to the engine.
  • Find the oil cap on the engine, and remove the cap.
  • Add oil to the proper quart level that your dipstick indicated was needed
  • Replace the oil cap on the engine
  • Check the dipstick again repeating the steps above, to make sure you added the proper amount needed

How To Change Your Oil

Changing your oil is an easy task to complete. I could explain the steps but I found a detailed guide that can explain it better than I can. To learn how to change your oil, you can find the more detailed, step-by-step guide here on Cars.com

Easy do-it-yourself car maintenace

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How To Check the Transmission Fluid

***WARNING*** Never check a cold transmission.

You should check your transmission fluid after your car has been running or while running.

  • Locate the transmission fluid dipstick on the transmission
  • Pull the dipstick out of the holder and wipe clean with a rag or napkin
  • Replace the transmission dipstick back into the holder
  • Pull the dipstick back out and read the transmission fluid level line located near the bottom of the dipstick
  • If the transmission fluid is low, add transmission fluid to the transmission

How To Check the Brake Fluid 

  • Find the Brake fluid reservoir tank
  • Remove the cap
  • Check the fluid level
  • If the level is low, add Brake Fluid Only to the reservoir tank
Easy Do-it-yourself car maintenance

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How To Check the Power Steering Fluid 

  • Locate the Power Steering tank
  • Remove the cap and check the fluid level
  • If the power steering fluid is low
  • Add Power steering fluid and replace cap

 

How To Fill The Radiator

  ***WARNING*** NEVER Remove the RADIATOR CAP from an overheating vehicle wait until your car is cool 

Seriously, you can do some serious damage to yourself or others by opening a hot radiator cap. Just thought I’d put that little warning in there because I have seen first-hand the damage an exploding radiator cap can do to a person. Believe me, it’s not pretty.

  • Locate the water reservoir tank next to the radiator
  • Check the fluid level inside the tank
  • If the fluid level is low add antifreeze/water to the reservoir tank, not the radiator, until its full
  • Replace the cap to the water reservoir tank

How to Properly Install a Car Seat

I know child car seats are technically not apart of car maintenance, but yet they are apart of the interior of the car. A car seat provides protection for a child while riding in the car, so I’m including car seat safety tips to keep your child safe. Every car seat is different in how it is installed, so it hard to give detailed instructions.

Some car seats can be confusing to install, so start by reading the manual. Make sure you read the car seat’s manual and the car owners manual section on car seats. You will be more confident that the car seat is installed correctly, if you actually read the manuals. Don’t forget to register your car seat so you can be alerted if there happens to be a recall. If you still are not sure how to install a car seat, ask for help. You should also check out how Cars.com properly installs different models of car seats. If you’re unsure if you’ have installed your child’s car seat correctly, schedule a car seat check in your area.

You have learned a few tips on easy car maintenance, next time you can do-it-yourself to save money and a trip to the service department. Doing regular maintenance on your car will keep it running smoothly for many more miles.

 

 

Hollywood Darlings

Interview with Hollywood DarLings on PopTv

Hollywood Darlings

Hollywood Darlings

Hollywood DarLings is PopTv’s newest original comedy series starring our favorite stars from the 90’s. Jodi Sweetin (“Full House,” “FullerHouse”), Christine Lakin (“Step By Step”), and Beverly Mitchell (“7th Heaven”). The premiere is Wednesday, April 12, 8 pm ET/PT. 

Hollywood Darlings turns the camera on real-life friends, who are bonded by a sisterhood that only they can share, as former child stars who grew up in the 90’s limelight. In this improvised comedy, the three ladies play exaggerated versions of themselves in their current Hollywood lives. With the support of one another, This girl squad can take on anything when it comes to parenting, friendship, marriage, careers, and life in LA.

We will also see cameos from Soleil Moon Frye, Andrea Barber, Lance Bass, Patrick Duffy and a few more of our favorite 90’s stars.

Hollywood Darlings

Coverage of the POP TV series HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS
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We recently sat down to interview the cast of HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS on PopTv. Jodi Sweetin, Christine Lakin, and Beverly Mitchell. We talk motherhood, their careers and of course the show, Hollywood Darlings. I really enjoyed this interview.

 

The Interview with HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS

What did you exaggerate about yourselves to make the show funnier?

Jodie: I am more cynical and dark on the show than in real life. I’m pretty positive on things and motherhood but needed some sort of contrast between the other characters

Beverly: I am a Type-A personality, a super organized and frugal mom, who is prepared for EVERYTHING. But don’t think I’m that uptight, I do know how to relax.

Christine: I am the lovable fool and hippy dippy of the group. I’m the free spirit who goes out on a limb to make these two crazy in their own respective ways.

 

Will your children be on the show at all or is it just about the three of you?

Beverly– The Show centers around Hollywood Darlings. Who Christine, Jodie and I, Yes we are mothers, but we are also business women and friends. It’s more of us as adults.

Jodie– The content of the show is not really appropriate for children. There is cursing and inappropriate jokes, so we wanted to separate our children from that sort of stuff.

Christine– My daughter appears for a brief time in an episode only because I am breastfeeding, but otherwise, no our children are not in the show.

 

Who is your core demographic that you are trying to reach the 90’s fans? or the new generation of moms?

Beverly– I think both. The show is about friendship. Everyone is going to find we’re incredibly relatable. You will be ale to connect with us and be like “Oh I’m like that”

Jodie– Yes, definitely we have this shared history together, but I’m still the cleaning lady, do laundry. At the end of the day, you will see that we are just like you.

 

What do you say to Moms trying to have a good work/life balance?

Beverly– the idea of perfect balance with your work and your life and your motherhood and all of that, I think there is no perfect balance. You will be focused on one or the other and always feeling like you could be doing more. Stay present in what you are doing and don’t feel guilty when at times you can’t make it. I don’t think balance exist in parenthood.

Jodie and Christine- we agree to what Bev just said.

Christine– I try to find balance, keyword being “TRY” I won’t always do it perfectly and I can feel stressed but I am getting better about self-care and finding some time for myself.

I really enjoyed this interview with the Hollywood Darlings, Jodie Beverly, and Christine. It was like I was talking with my gal pals.

Don’t forget to tune into Hollywood Darlings on PopTv for the premiere Wednesday, April 12, 8 pm ET/PT.

**This is a show that the kiddos should not watch. There is cursing and inappropriate jokes.

This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Decadent Twist on the Classic "Box of Chocolates"

A Decadent Twist on the Classic

“Box of Chocolates!”

Decadent Twist on the Classic "Box of Chocolates"

Give a Decadent Twist on the Classic

“Box of Chocolates”

This year, give her a gift she will love. Most men just stop by the local store and grab a classic box of chocolates, filled with flavors that are hard to identify, a card, and maybe some roses too. It’s pretty much the standard gift from husbands and boyfriends everywhere. It is time to do something different, give her a decadent twist on the classic box of chocolates with flavors she knows and loves.

This is brought to you in partnership with Walkers Shortbread, as a member of the Walkers Shortbread Society. All opinions expressed are completely my own.

Instead of giving her the same old boring “box of chocolates,” give her a decadent twist on the classic “box of chocolates” with Walkers Shortbread Chocolate cookie varieties. Snacking on Walkers Shortbread brings a certain self-indulgence in a real luxurious treat.

t on the classic Box of Chocolates

 

Walkers Shortbread Chocolate Cookies featured in the “box of chocolates” include:

  • Chocolate and Raspberry Shortbread,  A new combination of scrumptious raspberry shortbread, half coated with rich dark chocolate.
  • Chocolate and Toffee Shortbread The perfect blend of Walkers Shortbread and delicious chunks of toffee half coated in smooth milk chocolate.
  • Orange Royals Crisp pure butter shortbread baked with Mediterranean oranges and smothered in rich, smooth milk chocolate.
  • Ginger Royals A unique shortbread, combining the moistness of real stem ginger with the crisp Walkers traditional butter shortbread, covered in irresistible dark chocolate.
  • Walkers Chocolate Chip Shortbread Walkers traditional Scottish shortbread with luscious chunks of dark chocolate

Other Walkers Shortbread Chocolate Varieties include:

Create the “Box of Chocolates”

If you would like to create a twist on the classic box of chocolates for your loved ones you will need the following items:

  • A Decorative Pastry Box (Valentine designed or a regular one, and you create your own designs)
  • Walkers Shortbread Chocolate Cookie varieties
  • Red Tissue Paper (optional)
  • Red Ribbon and Bow
  • Scissors

Twist on the classic box of chocolates

Instructions:

  1. Take your pastry box and line it with the tissue paper.
  2. Place your Walkers Shortbread Chocolate Cookies inside the box stacking in a variety of patterns. Repeat until filled.
  3. Place lid on the “box of chocolates.” Wrap the ribbon around the box and cut it to the proper length needed to tie the ribbon around the box and attach the bow.

Make sure you put a decadent twist on the classic “box of chocolates,” with her favorite Walkers Shortbread chocolate cookies. Believe me, she will appreciate you going the extra mile and the thoughtfulness you put into her gift, over the store-bought classic “box of chocolates.”

You can learn more about Walkers Shortbread or the Walkers Shortbread Society in this post I wrote.

Walkers Shortbread

 

Will you put a Decadent Twist on the Classic “Box of Chocolates?”

Tell me below in the comments.