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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Does my car need a radiator flush?

Does my car need a radiator flush?

As our cars get older, things start to erode and age. This is where periodic oil changes and tune-ups preventing erosion and breakdowns of engines and other operational needs. Another maintenance task is a radiator flush that can also provide some worthy protection, helping your car last longer. What is a Radiator Flush? A radiator flush is replacing your old coolant with new coolant, to get rid of any contaminants, rust, or other harmful particles in your cooling system. The radiator's job is to maintain the temperature in your car, preventing your engine from freezing or overheating. The flush is done by removing the cap from the bottom of the radiator releasing the old coolant, filling the radiator with a flushing agent, removing the agent, and then adding the new coolant. How Often Do You Need It? It is best to look at your car owner's manual to see how often you need a flush. Your owner's manual can tell you wha ... read more

Now Is The Time To Reflect On A Remarkable Year

Now Is The Time To Reflect On A Remarkable Year

December is a time of endings. There are so many faiths present in San Diego. And most of the religious observances  around this time of year are about renewal, in some way.    For Islam, it’s Mawlid el-Nabi, the birth of the Prophet, which ranges from small and sacred, to carnival-like processions, celebrating one who lead the way. Judaism has Hanukkah, which is a festival of lights to celebrate the triumph of faith in a very dark hour. Christianity has Christmas, which celebrates the coming of a messiah to redeem the world. And many of the Christmas rites we know come from the Winter’s Solstice, the darkest night of the year, which is a Wiccan (Pagan) tradition, celebrated with a spiced log on the fire to ward away the evils.   This past year, our community in San Diego has endured a lot. Fires destroyed a lot of homes and turned San Diego’s air difficult to breathe. Internet communication has polarized us instead of uniting us. There’s ... read more

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