Playing the battery rotation game. During this short video, I cover such topics as an Everyday Vehicle Bag for people who do much of their own vehicle roadside assistance, symptoms of a failing camshaft sensor in our PT Cruiser, and demonstrating the speed in which a VP Racing Fuel can actually pour because of its design. I also briefly introduce our candle company’s new logo and sticker art for our amazing candles. A truly unique gift idea to share with someone.
I carry an Everyday Vehicle Bag with me on road trips, but as cars become more integrated with sensors and computers working on them without a computer is becoming more difficult. The older vehicles I can generally repair on the side of the road, by diagnosing the problem, and calling someone for a lift to the auto parts store if close enough to home. However, our newest vehicle makes it more difficult. If it’s a belt needing replaced, alternator, radiator or starter, I can still make that happen. Unfortunately, I do not have a computer program or connector to read the On Board Diagnostic Computer 2nd Generation aka OBD2. Fortunately, with the newer car when a problem arises, I can usually limp it into a repair shop when needed.
One day I will probably purchase a OBD2 scanner, but I will have to educate myself on how to use it, and it’s just one more thing to complicate my life. I enjoy technology to some extent, but I really dislike computerizing everything we seem to touch these days. Once it shorts out, there is no way to fix it. Much of this technocracy is completely unnecessary and creating an over-reliance upon it.
On a side note, I don’t pictured in the video our 12 Volt air compressor in case we have a flat, which came in very handy this season. Four flats with our car’s studded snow tires this winter season alone. The tire company is warrantying them and replacing them all, so we will once again have new studded tires for the next winter season. That was very nice of them.
Thanks for joining us for… Just another day on the homestead.