Archive | January, 2016

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Why Your Windshield Cracks When It’s Cold Out

Your windshield is a delicate combination of sand, sodium carbonate (soda ash), and calcium carbonate (limestone). It’s beautiful, but also incredibly fragile – especially in the winter. Here’s why some windshields crack during the cold weather, and how important it is to have those cracks fixed. Cold weather and glass The cold is hard on […]

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Is Winter Finally Coming to the Triangle?

Did this December feel hot to you? According to this year’s Accuweather.com’s climate calendar, the average temperature throughout December 2015 was a high of 65° and low of 47°. Which, compared to Raleigh’s normal December temperatures, is pretty atypical. Between 1961 and 1990, December in Raleigh felt an average temperature of 54° for the high, […]

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How to Safely Handle a Car Fire

The only place you ever want to see flames coming from your car is the tail pipe. Anywhere else is bad news. Car fires, while relatively rare, are incredibly dangerous. Between 2003 and 2007, there were an average of 287,000 car fires per year, which resulted in 480 civilian deaths, and 1,525 civilian injuries on […]

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