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Monthly Archives: November 2019

KEEPING VEHICLE SENSOR’S CLEAN DURING SNOW AND ICE SEASON

KEEPING VEHICLE SENSOR’S CLEAN DURING SNOW AND ICE SEASON

Snow, ice, and salt grime will soon gather on our cars.  Reality is here, it’s wintertime and to be safe this fridged season, many of the sensors that are key to the operation of advanced safety systems that protect us while driving can become blocked and shut down.

Safety systems such as forward-collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems should always be cleared of ice and snow.  Why?  Well these life-saving features rely on radar sensors that are often mounted in the car's grille—sometimes even in the car's emblem—or on its front bumpers. When these critical sensors are unable to identify what's in front of them, they can shut down, illuminating a warning light on the dash.  When this happens, the cars safety systems will not work…at all!

It’s a tricky situation for us midwestern drivers as some automakers say that to work best,  sensors that control things like automatic

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The Thankful Alphabet Game

The Thankful Alphabet Game

Have each person share one thing they’re thankful for, but it has to start with the next letter of the alphabet, starting with A (the next person’s response will start with B, and so on.) Go around the table until the alphabet has been filled—including X and Z!

Click Here to Download Your Game Board!

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