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Mini Car Collection Great Gift Idea and Souvenir

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While on our way to visit our folks one fine evening, we stopped by at a small restaurant along I-20 to have some supper.  I was fascinated to see this huge collection of collectible cars.  It interests me to see collections like this especially on display to the public to see.  I wonder how many collectible cars there are in the display cabinet.

Do you like collecting souvenir items, too?  My husband and I do.  In fact, he started collecting fridge magnets. 🙂 On the other hand, my cousin is collecting souvenir spoons from different states in the US.  Three more souvenir spoons and her collection is complete.

How about you?  Do love collecting souvenir items? What do you collect?

 

New Travel And Car Accessories

New travel companion.

New travel item – headphones.

New car plates frame for my car.

New car plates frame for my car.

Hyundai Elantra Sport Is Our New Baby

Hyundai Elantra Sport

Hyundai Elantra Sport

My family and I were happy that we were able to take this new baby home this afternoon.  My dear husband was shopping for cars since the Silverado truck broke down on his way home three weeks ago.  His stress and worry levels were very high that he’s not sleeping good.  My father-in-law was helping him on car shopping in Tyler, too.  In fact, we visited a car dealership in Tyler a week ago and looked at particular car models, recent Hyundai Sonata and Elantra models, that my husband was interested in.  Although we saw nice looking ones, the listed prices were still high.

While surfing auto dealerships online, my dear husband found a couple Hyundai cars and he visited the dealer’s three days ago.  But this pre-owned Hyundai Elantra 2014 Sport in Huffines in Plano got his attention.  The listed priced was a bit high but he was watching it. The price was reduced the other day.  Then this morning, it’s price was reduced again.  Huffines wanted to get it out of their lot.  🙂  Anyway, we all went to Plano because my husband wants me to drive it around and make sure that I fit right on the driver’s seat because I sit on a pillow whenever I drive the Toyota Scion.  Gladly I fit perfectly for the Hyundai Elantra Sport has an electric seat adjustments which, I think, is a very big advantage for this car model.

Alright, so we got a good deal.  Huffines is our bank’s preferred car dealer so the transaction didn’t take more than two hours.  And, we got to take our new car home.

 

Fix The Flat Tire Immediately

This is what caused my car's flat tire.

This is what caused my car’s flat tire.

My car had a flat tire. It’s the left rear tire.  The amazing thing was that the inflation warning lighted up on my dashboard while we were on the Interstate driving home from visiting my ‘in-laws over the weekend.  And we’re like 45 minutes close to our house and the flat tire still managed to work.

I panic on alerts like these especially when I am in long distance driving. I wonder if we’ll be stuck on the road.  I don’t what that to happen…ever.

Helpful Tips

  • It is highly recommended that you familiarize yourselves to the alert and warning icons on your vehicle.  This way you will be aware of the occurring problem and you will have the immediate time to solve it.  Always refer to your vehicle’s manual for more helpful information about alerts and warnings.
  • Take your vehicle to the nearest automotive repair shop or tire shop near you as soon as possible.  You will never know when your flat tires will give out so the sooner you take your car there the better.
  • Ask the maintenance guys to give you the thing that causes the tires flat.  We always do so we know what it was.

Since the tire shop in town is closed on weekends, I took my car there yesterday.  And the cause of the flat tire was a long nail.  About 2 1/2 inches long.