My first car. What a clunker. After realizing the lessons it taught me, I think it should be a LAW that your first car be very used, fail to start a few times, and overheat on occasion. Teaches character.
It did teach me to btake care of my stuffb. The feeling of breaking down, coupled with the embarrassment of course, is a feeling you DO NOT want to revisit. I can honestly say that Ibd never heard or cared a whit about bpreventive maintenanceb until that experience.
Now, I do it and preach it. Ibll spare you the fire and brimstone version but I do have a couple points that can help you.
To me, the more expensive it is to replace, the more important it is to maintain. People always think of their home, or cars here, and thatbs good. But I have bdividing lineb on these items.
If it has an boperating costb, like a car, itbs even more of a priority to maintain it. But if doesnbt, like say a roof (which is REAL expensive) then all you do is fix it quickly if it leaks. I mean, what else can you do?
You expect me to get to this part, but your homebs heating and air conditioning system has HUGE operating costs. For the next several weeks, I will be visiting The 5 MOST COMMON PROBLEMS that keep your heating and cooling system from delivering comfort. Among the bCOMFORTSb we will visit will be:

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