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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Ideas for Staying Active and Being Productive Among Shelter in Place Orders

Ideas for Staying Active and Being Productive Among Shelter in Place Orders

We know that there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding this unprecedented time as we deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. The CDC and Nevada government officials have encouraged people to stay home and avoid contact with others to help minimize the spread of the virus. With schools closed and many businesses shut down, we wanted to share with you some of our ideas on how to stay active and productive while sheltering in place and practicing social distancing: Take a walk in the park or a hike on a trail to get fresh air. Remember to always keep at least 6 feet of distance between you and others.  Rekindle a creative outlet, such as painting, puzzles, sewing, etc. This will help pass the time and keep you busy! Try a home workout (use YouTube to search for an easy at home workout and use whatever you have at home) Take on a home cleaning project that you've been putting off Read a book Cook a delicious recipe Reorganize a closet, drawer, or shelf Clean out your car In resp ... read more

My Brake Pedal Sits Lower Than Usual - What's Wrong?

Your vehicle's brake system is extremley vital to the overall safety of your car. After driving your vehicle for a while, you get used to how your car works and will notice when something strange occurs. If you notice that your brake pedal is sitting lower than it used to, or even appears to be "spongy" when you press it, this is definitely a cause for concern.  Your brake system actually works on hydraulic pressure, which is activated when you press on the brakes. Brake fluid is responsible for transferring this pressure from the brake lines to the brake pads/rotors to slow and stop your car when you need to. The master cylinder is what creates the pressure that initates the brake pads to press down on the rotors after you press down on the brake pedals. So, lets look at some of the reasons why you brake pedal may be sitting lower than it usually does.  There is air in the hydrualic system, which is preventing the proper pressure from being created. If this i ... read more

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