March is here and spring has sprung, which means for a lot of people, it’s time to check some things off your list of spring cleaning and maintenance. Here are some spring car prep tips to get you started on taking care of your vehicle.
Wash Your Car
Winter leaves all kind of dirt and grime on cars that you wouldn’t even realize – for example, salt stuck up in the undercarriage, or dirt left behind by snow. Give your car a thorough spring cleaning to make it shine again.
Don’t Overlook Your Wipers
Spring means rain, which means you should probably swap out your wiper blades and refill the wiper fluid reservoir.
Inspect Your Tires
Check tread depth on your tires and also make a point to fill them up to the recommended tire pressure; cold temperatures cause tires to deflate faster.
As with any holiday, there are lots of ideas and preconceptions surrounding St. Patrick’s Day that people don’t know about or just flat-out aren’t true. We’ve decided to bust a few St. Patrick’s Day myths to spread some little-known knowledge.
Myth: St. Patrick Was Irish
Reality: St. Patrick was from Britain, which was at the time a part of the Holy Roman Empire. He was kidnapped at 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave.
Myth: Parades Have Always Been a Part of the Festivities
Myth: St. Patrick Used the Shamrock to Explain the Trinity
Reality: It’s a popular legend that St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to converts in Ireland, but there’s no historical documentation proving this.
Myth: Leprechauns Have Always Been Short, Green-Clad Men
Reality: While the word Leprechaun comes from “luchorpan,” which translates to “little body,” the term originally described native water spirits and eventually got crossed with multiple other legends from fairy folklore.
Myth: Corned Beef and Cabbage is An Irish Dish
Reality: Pork and potatoes is a more authentic, traditional dish. Corned beef and cabbage originated in the United States when poor Irish immigrants used Jewish corned beef to flavor their cabbage by boiling them together.