I am very big into family, and I have a big family as well. 5 brothers and sisters (I'm the 5th of 6). 14 nieces and nephews (R Russell Patrick II joined us 10/13/13). 5 great-nephews & 6 great-nieces (Brooklyn Grace joined us 10/2/13). And no, with that many family members, I do not keep up with birthdays very well. Not well at ALL! Even with a master list on my fridge.
I'm also married. My husband and I got married here in San Antonio at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel downtown. And we are the proud parents of a 12 year old Alaskan Husky named Moo and three 1 year old kittens: Wicket, Willow, and Winter.
Like all Texas moms, I made my kid pose in the bluebonnets.
If you're like most people and know next to nothing about cars, listen up. The website CarMD.com surveyed a bunch of mechanics to find out what the most costly maintenance mistakes are. In other words, they're all things you definitely should not do, because you'll end up damaging your car, and spending even more money!
Putting Off Recommended Maintenance. Meaning things like your 30,000 and 60,000 mile check-ups.
Not Changing Your Oil. Most people think you have to do it every three thousand miles. But even Jiffy Lube has admitted that's probably overkill. Especially if it's a relatively new model car. If that's the case, a lot of experts say once every five to ten thousand miles is fine.
Not Changing Your Air Filter. It only costs about $20 to replace it. But NOT replacing it can end up breaking your car's oxygen sensor, which can cost up to $250 to replace. Then if that breaks, you might end up having to replace your catalytic converter too, which can coast around $1,000.
Not Checking Your Tire Pressure. Not having enough air in your tires also causes your tires to get hotter while you're driving, which can wear them out faster. And it also increases your chances of getting a flat, which can potentially cause an accident. Plus, low tire pressure makes a car harder to handle in general.
Take a look at other things not to do to your vehicle here.