Car Maintenance You Shouldn't Try at Home

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Car Maintenance You Shouldn't Try at Home

In a troubled economy, many people look for ways to cut costs by doing household tasks themselves. Some automotive jobs can be done fairly easily at home, particularly if you know something about cars. However, taking on the wrong job on your own will only cost you more time, stress and money in the long run. My name is Jill, and I want to tell you about which car maintenance tasks you can safely tackle on your own and which really do require some help from a pro. I'll break down the needs of a typical car and tell you exactly why you might need to ask for help sometimes.

3 Tips To Protect Your Camper From Rodent Damage This Winter

Many people enjoy taking their campers out to the campgrounds and spending time with their loved ones.  While this makes a great activity during the warmer summer months, it isn't something you can do during the winter when the snow sets in. At that time, you end up storing your camper and waiting for the spring and summer months to roll around again. However, you don't want to end up with your camper getting destroyed by pests and rodents during the cool months. Here are a few things you can do to make sure they stay away from your camper.

Kick food to the curb.

Pests are always on the lookout for food. If you have food inside of your camper, they are going to come inside and try to eat it. Your best bet is to take everything out of the camper and put it inside of your main home. Even if you think the food items are sealed up, you shouldn't leave them inside. You might be surprised at how easily pests can claw, chew and scratch their way through food containers

Seal off any entry holes.

Look inside of your cupboards for any holes that pests could use to get into your camper. Even the tiniest of holes should be sealed off with some type of expanding foam to keep the critters out. Mice don't need a very large hole to begin with, so spend adequate time going through everything and securing the area to the best of your ability. Look underneath of the camper as well. The best way to find holes is to look for little beams of light shining through in areas that they shouldn't be.

Eliminate any walkways for pests.

Don't put things underneath of the camper that serve as a ramp for pests. If you give them an easy way to climb up and into your camper, they are going to keep coming back time and time again. You want to make it as difficult as possible for pests to get inside. Don't put anything underneath of the camper that would give them the extra boost they need to get inside.  

By going through the three things above, you can make sure your camper is taken care of this winter. Don't leave anything to chance this winter. If there are any openings whatsoever, spend time sealing them off to make sure there aren't any holes left behind. For more information, contact a company like Crowder RV Center, Inc.