Daily Archive: June 28, 2016

Tuning Your Motor Vehicle

Running or driving of a motor vehicle causes wear and tear of it, therefore being an owner of one means you have to look into its maintenance. You don’t have to be a mechanic to look into the maintenance of your car. All you need is a steady set of hands and some elbow grease.
Step one: Check the oil level
Measure the oil level after the car has had time to cool down. The level can be identified using the dipstick included in the engine block. The dipstick has notches on it so it makes identifying the level of oil much easier. If the level is low, replace it with an appropriate brand of motor oil. After checking the level of the oil, check the texture and colour of the oil. If you notice that the oil has sediment in it, it would mean that the car requires an oil change.
Step two: Inspect your tyres
You mainly need to check the air pressure and see if there are any nicks or cuts in the outer rubber of the tyre. The air pressure can be checked at a tyre shop or gas station using a pressure gauge. The suitable pressure level can be found on the driver’s side door on a sticker on the doorjamb of the car, if not, talk to your mechanic. Do not exceed this pressure limit as it may lead to a faster deterioration of the tyres.

Step three:
After you’re done at the tyre shop in Singapore, it is time to check the fluids of your car. Some fluids would include brake fluid, radiator fluid, windshield washer fluid and power steering fluid. These fluids need to be at appropriate levels which allows the smooth running of the vehicle. Transmission fluid needs to be changed approximately every 30,000 to 60,000 miles or so. Radiator fluid basically maintains a cool atmosphere which helps reduce the chance of overheating. Windshield washer fluid mainly helps the maintenance your windshield-wipers.
Step four: Check your battery and your break.
To test your brakes, drive around in your vehicle and occasionally pump the brakes really hard and slowly to see how they react. If you feel like they don’t work normally, get them checked by a mechanic to avoid any mishaps. Next clean the terminals of the battery and re-fill them with battery fluid. This cleaning can be down using baking soda and a toothbrush.
Learning these steps to tune your vehicle will save you money and keep your car in top condition year-round.

Things To Think Of Before Migrating

Many people nowadays go looking for greener pastures in other countries. They may migrate for economic reasons such as better employment opportunities and better wages; higher education opportunities like recognized universities; and for social and political reasons like more liberal cultures or escaping religious and/or political persecution. When we migrate, we often see only the benefits because we believe we’re leaving behind something bad. However, there are several things you need to consider before you migrate as that will determine your future. Here are some factors you should be aware of before you plan to migrate:

Earning and Saving Opportunities

Presumably you are migrating for economic reasons. You have secured a job and the pay is fantastic. But how are the living conditions and cost of living? It doesn’t matter how high the pay is if the living cost is equally high. Many countries face this situation, and as long as the country functions within a consumer culture and market economy, that’s fine. After all, you will probably spend 90% of what you earn on building a life there. But what if you plan to or want to save? What if there are family members back home waiting for you to support them any way you can? Don’t just see the $$ signs and run abroad; examine the socio-cultural environment around that too.

A Future for the Kids

Again presumably, if you are going to settle down abroad, your partner and you may decide to have children who will then grow up in a culture foreign to you. They will need proper preschool education and school education.

While every country has good schools that are up to par, not all of them will be affordable so before you decide on which country is the most profitable or most safe, check up also on the standards of preschool education and school education that will be available for your future children. Curricula should take into account the developmental psychology of the children as well as the social and physical skills they need to navigate the world outside their home.

Permanent Residency or Citizenship

Plans may change in the future, but if for the moment you think you will not be coming back to your country of origin, then look into whether or not you may apply for permanent residency or citizenship in the country you are migrating to. Permanent residency typically allows an individual to live and work in that country forever, however they cannot vote and they cannot apply for office in government institutions. Citizenship is just that: all the benefits of being a member of that particular country. Some countries like Australia and the UK offer citizenship for those who have lived there for a long time while countries like Japan only allows Permanent Residency unless one or more of your parents are of Japanese citizenship.