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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-06-20

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Prepping Your Car for Summer

By Kenny the Car Guy

Kenny Walters owns Mufflers and More, kenny@mufflersandmore.net

An Israel-Michigan
Economic Gateway

Ready for your summer road trip? Don't forget to
plan for the most important part: the car itself.

Goal of Gov. Snyder's mission to
Israel is to bring back jobs.

Jackie Headapohl

grounds in the private sector;' he said.
"We had a great discussion on how to
grow economies:'
Snyder also met with Naftali
n the first leg of his nine-day
Bennett, Israel's minister of economy,
trade mission to Israel, Michigan
which concluded with the signing of
Gov. Rick Snyder spent time tour-
a letter of intent between the state
ing Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem,
of Michigan and the State of Israel
including the new Sarah Wetsman
Davidson Tower; met with Nir Barkat, to establish bilateral cooperation in
industrial research and development
mayor of Jerusalem; had meetings
that will create the frame-
with companies in the life
work for future cooperation
sciences and water industries;
between companies from
and laid a wreath at Yad
Michigan and Israel.
Vashem on behalf of the state
"And, after a briefing with
of Michigan, an experience he
the Ministry of Foreign
describes as "very moving:'
Affairs, Gov. Snyder has
He also met with Israeli
a better understanding of
Prime Minister Benjamin
the geopolitical challenges
Netanyahu and members of
Israel faces in its 'neighbor-
the foreign ministry.
Kaufm an
hood:" said Scott Kaufman,
The governor left Friday,
CEO, Jewish Federation of
June 14, on the nine-day
Metropolitan Detroit, which
trade mission, his fifth since
is hosting the trip. "The
taking office and his first to
governor seems to really be
the Middle East. Other mis-
4 bonding, and he's represent-
sions were to Canada, China,
ing our state very well:'
Italy and Germany, and
Snyder is traveling with
Japan, China and Korea.
Kaufman, Dennis Bernard
In a Monday morning call
and Evan Weiner, longtime
Hannan Lis
to the IN, Snyder expressed
Federation Government
enthusiasm at the startup,
Relations chairs; Pam Lippett
high-tech entrepreneurial
and Hannan Lis of the Michigan
culture evident in Israel.
Israeli Business Bridge, which helped
"Because of Michigan's cultural ties
to arrange the meetings with Israeli
with Israel, we have a great opportu-
businesses; and members of Michigan
nity to be the bridge between Israel
Economic Development Corp., includ-
and the United States:' Snyder said.
ing CEO Mike Finney. The trade mis-
The governor also commented on
sion was paid for by donations to the
his meeting with Netanyahu. "We
MEDC Foundation.
found we had a number of things
Snyder said he had met with Israeli
in common, including strong back-

I Managing Editor


• Check the air pressure in your tires. Grab a pressure gauge from the gas station,
and don't forget your spare tire — make sure it's in good condition!

• Change the oil if it's time, and factor your road trip miles into the equation.

(Mufflers and More is a great place for a quick and thorough oil change!!)

• Fluids! You wouldn't let your kids get dehydrated during summer fun, and you
shouldn't let your car, either. Along with oil, top off your car's fluids. Washer
fluid: topped off to clear your sightline of pollen bursts and insect goo.And, have
a look at your coolant (air conditioner), brake and transmission fluid levels.

• Eyeball your engine for wear-and-tear. Does anything look frail? Check the
radiator cap for cracks. If it's more than five years old, you might want to replace
it as a preventative measure.

• Look at your wiper blades, making sure they fully connect to your windshield.
If spotty, replace.

• Clear out anything you don't need before packing the car.A heavier car means
more money at the pump (and less spending cash on the road).

• Reserve space for an emergency kit: a flashlight, flares, a blanket, first aid kit, a
water jug and jumper cables. Hopefully you'll never need it, but in a bind, you'll
be glad it's there.

• Check your oil when you fill up.
If low, top it off.

• When you gas up, take the
time to clean your windshield
of dead insects. Unexpected
cloudbursts can result in
harrowing seconds of lost
visibility as your wipers clear

• Go through your pre-trip
checklist again to prepare for
your return to everyday use. This
way, if a spontaneous road trip
appears, you are ready to hear
the call of the open road!

• Remember, life is not about the destination but the journey. Get there safely,
happily and without any roadside stumbles!

Kenny Walters,
a Temple Israel member,
owns award-winning

Mufflers and More

490 N. Pontiac Trail
in Walled Lake

Full Service Auto Repair & Maintenance



Snyder looks at a car equipped with technology from Mobileye in Jerusalem.



18 June 20 • 2013


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