Car Owners Have Love/Hate Relationship


56% of Americans Give Their Cars Names By Good News Network
Does your car have a name?
Do you talk to it regularly or even feel guilty driving another vehicle?
If so, you are not alone.
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Toy Fatalities

Which of your child’s toys didn’t even last a week?!?

Do you have any battle scars from cutting/ripping your child’s toys out of the box over the holidays?

One couple reported, “They have a tiny drone stuck in a tree….it made it 3 days before recovered.

A grand papa, “My grandson’s electric “wheelie” car has already lost two wheels and the driver.

 

Cop Finds Baby in Hot Car, Shatters Window.

Cop Finds Baby in Hot Car, Shatters Window.

By Carolyn Marie of Lifeable

Policeman Pulls Baby to Safety, Learns He’s Made Horrible Mistake.

Lt. Jason Short responded to a 911 call about a baby left alone in a car on a hot day. He rushed over to the Keene, New Hampshire, shopping plaza parking lot to check out the situation.

There was a blanket draped over a car seat. Little feet were sticking out from under the blanket.

It was a 90 degree day, so his next course of action seemed obvious. He needed to break a window and rescue the baby. The baby’s skin was blotchy and pale.

Short hit his baton against the window and pulled the baby out of the car seat. He called an ambulance, terrified that the baby was already dead.

The baby’s skin was blotchy and pale. The scene was starting to draw a crowd of concerned onlookers. Short began CPR rescue breaths. Something did not feel right, though.

He pushed his finger to the baby’s mouth and realized the baby was definitely not alive. The baby was an incredibly realistic looking: doll.

Carolynne Seiffert was the owner of the car and the doll. She was getting her hair cut at Super Cuts while her new car’s window was smashed to rescue her doll.

Short told News Reporters, “I would never assume that it’s a doll. I would always assume that it’s a child. I would never do anything different.”

Seiffert purchased this “reborn” doll for $2,300. The doll weighs 10 pounds, 7 ounces and wears real baby clothes.

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Defrosting Your Windshield in Seconds

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Weatherman Reveals Secret to Defrosting Your Windshield in Seconds (story by Melissa Castellanos)

We all have winter woes, but if you own a car, it’s much worse when you have to defrost and de-ice your windshield in the morning before heading to work.
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Unexpected Places to Hide Your Keys

img_0880It’s always a good idea to have a spare key for your home. Not to mention, it can save you a costly locksmith bill. It takes just a small amount of creativity and time to come up with a few good hiding places for spare keys around your home. Below are seven unusual places you can use for hiding your spare key. (CNET)

  • The fake rock hide-a-key may be played out, but a fake sprinkler isn’t quite as obvious. But instead of watering your lawn, this is just a container that hold your keys.
  • It’s not difficult to find a place inside vinyl siding to hide a key. Alternatively, you can attach a paper clip or short piece of string to the key and slide it in one of the seams.
  • Nailing a spare key to a tree probably sounds strange. But, most people wouldn’t think to check the trees for a key. Pick a tree far from your house.
  • For extra security, apply any of the above methods and store your spare key at your neighbor’s house — that is, if you trust your neighbors.
  • Magnetic hide-a-keys are fairly common and the key isn’t at home. It’s just wise to secure the lid with tape so your key doesn’t fly out while cruising down the highway.
  • A similar, yet more secure option is a hitch receiver lock box. Obviously, it only works if your car has a hitch receiver, but it’s significantly more secure as it locks the contents behind a four-digit combination.

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