Brakes for Breasts
Motorworks in conjunction with PDQ Autoparts. Conducted a Brakes for Breasts promotion during October of 2014. This morning, in the Motorworks office, we presented a check to the Robert Wood Steeplechase Cancer Center in Somerville, NJ a check for $ 1,800.00
|In the picture left to right are: Greg Burchette of Motorworks, Bob Petrusky of Motorworks, Donna Castronovo of Robert Wood, Pat Dorsey of Motorworks, Bryan Natale of Motorworks and Al Pankowski of PDQ Auto Parts.
5 Things Every Driver Should Know if Stuck in a Winter Storm
Unlike some other natural disasters, blizzards and severe winter storms don't usually come out of nowhere. This means that a quick check of the weather in the morning can help minimize your chances of being caught unaware and limit the chance you will ever be stuck in your car during a snowstorm. However, if you are on the road while it is snowing, there is always a chance that the snow will fall faster than predicted, that the plow trucks won't be able to keep up with the storm
Have a dead car battery? Here are step-by-step instructions on how to safely jump start it.
Step 1: ALWAYS carry jumper cables in your car. The longer, the better - at least 12 feet (15 is better) and they should be thicker, at least 8 gauge, 6 is better. The lower the gauge, the thicker the wire and the more power goes through and the faster it will charge. The clamps should have teeth for better grip and the handles should be solid rubber-coated.
Step 2: Read your owner's... manual (before your battery dies). Some manufacturers do not allow jump starts and others have fuses that need to be removed.
Step 3: Park the car with the good battery close enough to the car with the dead battery (preferably facing each other) so the jumper cables can easily reach from battery to battery. Make sure the vehicles are NOT touching
Step 4: Shut off ignition in both cars.
Step 5: Identify the positive/plus (+) and negative/minus (-) terminals on each battery.
Step 6: Lay out the jumper cables on the ground and do not allow the clamps to touch.
Step 7: Connect first red clamp to dead car battery's positive terminal/post
Step 8: Connect second red clamp to good car battery's positive terminal/post
Step 9: Connect first black clamp to good car battery' s negative terminal/post
Step 10: Connect second black clamp to unpainted metal surface on dead car's engine
Step 11: Start good car. Slightly rev the engine if needed.
Step 12: Wait a minute or two, then start the dead car.
Step 13: Disconnect cables in opposite order, starting with second black clamp on unpainted surface.