I Love My Car
Nothing like a song to celebrate love, and in today's post we are celebratiung the upcoming National Automotive Service Professionals Day on 12th June. The lyrics of the 1975 song I’m in love with my car by Queen, the British rock band, were inspired by one of the band's roadies, whose Triumph TR4 was said to be "love of his life”.
Our cars are frequently the cause of great passion, as in the 1986 British film Car Trouble, starring Julie Walters. Without giving away too much of the plot, it centers around a man in the midst of a ‘mid-life crisis’ who buys a new Jaguar, which becomes his new love… what he doesn't realize is that his wife is equally besotted with the Jaguar salesman!
Top Car Names
According to Micah Wright, Author at MotorBiscuit.com, “When you choose to name something, more often than not it's because that thing means something to you. Bestowing a name signifies that importance and closeness, so it's no wonder why some people choose to dub their cars.” A study found that 19% of women and 9% of men named their cars. Here are the top most popular car names in the year of 2020:
Quiz: 10 Classic Car Songs
Can you remember who made these 10 great car songs famous? (orrect answers are at the end of this post)
1. Drive my car
2. Racing in the Street
3. Fast car
5. Car song
6. Highway to Hell
7. Route 66
8. On The Road Again
9. Born to be Wild
10. She’ll drive the Big Car
However, I believe that one of the most emotionally evocative songs of the1980s was "Drive" by The Cars, which was played over a montage of images of the Ethiopian famine during the London ‘Live Aid’ concert in July 1985.
7 Cars that became ****** Stars:
Here are some of the most iconic cars ever! How many of these can you recall?
• Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: a magical flying car that appeared first in a story penned by Ian Fleming, and was later turned into both a movie and stage production.
• The 1982 DMC DeLorean: fitted with a flux capacitor to enable time travel in the "Back to the Future" trilogy
• Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder: starred in "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off", was one of three replicas built for the 1986 cult classic
• Batmobile: used in the original TV series "Batman" that ran from 1966 to 1968. The original Batmobile was sold for $4.6 million on 19th January 2013, and the buyer Rick Champagne, a business owner from Arizona.
• FAB 1: the pink Rolls-Royce saloon car owned by Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward (Thunderbirds) and driven by her chauffeur, Parker
• Volkswagen Beetle: the 1963 pearl white Classic that became Herbie, the iconic striped "Love Bug"
• The Aston Martin DB5: featured in the third James Bond movie, "Goldfinger"
Common Car Problems
Whatever the sentiments expressed by Freddie Mercury and Queen 45 years ago, our cars are not always our best friends. As we all know, the weather – hot, wet, cold, icy, snowy, or windy – can cause unexpected car problems.
Have you recently noticed squeaky brakes? Do you need an instant oil change service that you can rely upon? Are you in need of oil change services or emergency roadside service?
Do you know how to check whether your brake fluid level is low or when to get a brake fluid flush? Do you know what happens if you don’t change your differential fluid?
Do you know where to go for brake line repair or to replace brake rotors? Are you worried about brake change cost? Or brake line repair cost?
Is it safe to patch a tire, in an emergency? Who should you contact for 24-hour roadside assistance nearby?
For a reliable car repair service that will get out to you fast, our experienced local car repair specialists from FIXLERS will not let you down! We provide emergency roadside assistance, for example, changing a flat tire, carrying out an express oil change or working to replace a rear wheel cylinder; providing a brake fluid change or transmission fluid check, changing brake pads or fitting a new disc brake, etc.
At Fixlers, we can provide a speedy service at your location, even if you are watching a game at home or working hard at your office during the day.
18 Emergency Items to Carry in Your Car
It is always worth having emergency items in the car when a long journey is planned, or the weather forecast is less than ideal for driving.
• Reflective vest
• Warning triangle
• Emergency blanket
• Snow shovel
• Snow chains
• First aid kit
• Fire extinguisher for cars
• Electric car battery charger
• Jumper cables
• Escape tool: seat belt cutter/ safety hammer
• Empty poly gas can
• Bottle of water
• Energy bars
• The phone number of fixlers for emergency roadside assistance: 888-683-8483
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Quick quiz answers:
1. The Beatles
2. Bruce Springsteen
3. Tracy Chapman
4. The Grateful Dead
5. Woody Guthrie
7. Chuck Berry
8. Canned Heat
10. David Bowie