Road Trip ATO – On da Island

Jeep long island road trip across the ocean

So, we made it!  The Jeep was there a week before us and had been moved from the dock to a patch of sand underneath a ficus tree at G & G Shipping. Now, I know that we are used to house plants called ficus trees, but this tree had been planted on the island over-top of an old water …


Road Trip Across The Ocean

Jeep to Florida Road Trip ft lauderdale Lousiana

It all began with a rented U-haul trailer. We loaded up my rather old, beater of a Jeep Cherokee and took off from Texas, through Louisiana, another state that I slept through, then Georgia and ultimately a very long trek down to Fort Lauderdale through Florida. Now, keep in mind that I am rather old and really have no business …


Tips for keeping your car clean

By guest blogger Kevin Pearson with Pearson’s Carpet Care There’s nothing worse than buying a new car and realizing a couple of weeks later it is already filthy. Food and drinks get spilt, the dog rides with you, kids are sweaty when getting picked up from ball practice and then bam your car is dirty.  By maintaining the appearance of …


Planning for Your Summer Road Trip

Posted on March 25, 2011, 4:36 pm, by That Car Lady While it may seem early (yes, I know it’s only Spring), now is a great time to start planning for a summer road trip. Here are some things you can do now to make things smoother on the road and at your destination: – Do any needed car repairs …


Innovations in Air Conditioning

As vehicles are downsized it means that traditional components need to be downsized also.  In keeping with that, check out the new flat climate control system by Visteon.  It is featured in their C-Beyond concept car.  In addition to the new HVAC technology there are all sorts of groovy gizmos and gadgets featured. Read about it in Motor Magazine by …


My air conditioner blows hot

As the days get warmer we all start to turn on our air conditioners both at home and in our cars. Climate control systems have changed over the years.  Their basic operation is still based on the same principles, but the newer systems hold a lot less Freon than the old ones did.  The rubber hoses and various fittings have …