Tag Archive for 'maintenance'

Do the batteries last long enough?

Here’s a simple tip that could save you just a little bit of money and stress. When you replace the batteries in home electronics (like this smoke alarm), write the date on the battery:

Smoke detector with battery

Next time you replace that battery, this date helps you determine whether the batteries lasted as long as you expected.

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Taking a break from repairing the kids’ toys

Today I’ll be repairing my toy! I got this remote-controlled car as a birthday present, and it’s very nice. On the last run, a suspension part came loose, causing oil to leak. No big deal! I’ll just take it apart and fill some fresh oil, then tighten all parts properly, just to be sure. It took an hour, and it was fun! wpid-wp-1428441982191.jpeg Continue reading ‘Taking a break from repairing the kids’ toys’