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How smart are “smart cars”

Don’t think for a second by owning a smart car your in the clear. There are always pro’s and con’s to everything you purchase in life. Just make sure when buying a smart car the pro’s outweigh the con’s. Let’s dive in a take a look at some of the benefits to the smart car. Not only does a smart car get 40 mpg, but is also environmentally friendly as well. Did you know what 95% of the vehicle is recyclable materials from construction. Smart cars are so tiny they can basically park anywhere. The smart car is only nine feet long. That’s two feet shorter then the Mini Cooper. The car is so small they even found room to fit four airbags inside.

Now let’s go over some of the con’s. One of the biggest issue to owning a smart car is the limited space. If this car is your only dependent car that could be a problem at times. When moving items from one location to another your may have to rent a truck or count on a friend. The smart car is so small that it makes it hard for other vehicles to see you on the road. Cause it’s smaller it may be able to maneuver out of an accident that an SUV or truck couldn’t avoid. Cruise control unfortunately doesn’t come equipped in smart cars, yet. How smart is a smart car when family can’t drive together? If you plan on going on a road trip or even out to dinner a smart car won’t get you all their together.
Personally, I hope one day they invent the “Smart truck”, in the near future of course.

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Secret behind ceiling fans!

Did you know that ceiling fans work both summer and winter. If you live in a non air conditioned place it’s very important you install a ceiling fan or even multiple if you can. It is also important to have ceiling fans in places with central air conditioning. Not only can you keep the temperature higher in your home but you can keep the electricity bill down. The fan will circulate the cooler air throughout the room.

On the side of the ceiling fan there is a reversing switch. Make sure the switch is in the right spot during the different seasons. If the fan is not marked, just remember that clockwise is for summer. Also, always have the fan stopped before switching the switch. Stay cool in the months to come and hope these tips have helped.

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