Trapster: Never Get a Ticket Again!

Getting a ticket can take a huge bite out of your wallet.  I'm sure you are careful and safe driver.  (Aren't you?)  Nowadays though many municipalities are installing red-light cameras and speed-cameras to generate revenue, by catching you unassumingly disobeying the law.

Luckily there is a solution.  It's called Trapster! How it works is that you load the software onto your cellphone or GPS device.  Trapster maps show you where all the red-light cameras, speed-cameras, and cop hang-outs for catching people speeding.  It will alert you if you are driving up to one of these Traps!

Essentially Trapster is a online version of a friend warning you about a speed trap.  Accept it's used by thousands of people, and those people warn you.  This does cause some issues, as sometimes it's not completely accurate.  Sometimes a person might mark a red-light camera that isn't there.   Of course the concept is still pretty cool.

The best part of Trapster is that it is Free! Also it's completely legal. Some states have banned the use of Radar Detectors, but no such law exists for sharing Speed Traps online!

Premature Brake Wear

A few days ago my Mom complained that her Van was making “A loud noise!”  I took it around the block, and after hearing Screeeeech coming from the front….. I immediately knew it needed new Brakes.

Yesterday I replaced the Front Pad and Rotors.  Pictured below you can see I clearly marked the Left- Side and Right-Side Rotors.  As you can see in the pictures, the Left-Side Pads and Rotor were completely worn out.   You should be able to see the grooves in the Rotor, which happens when your Brake Pads wear down and are Metal to Metal.   If you notice on the Right Rotor it is smooth, the way it should be.  The Left had Premature Brake Wear, due to a seizing caliper.

Premature Brake Wear is serious.  If your Brakes get Metal to Metal, your stopping power seriously decreases.  This is a good example of what happens if you don't get your Brakes checked and maintained frequently!


 The Rotor has grooves in it, and the top Pad is seriously worn down!


 These look ok, but needed to be replaced as well!

Welcome to Adam’s Auto Advice!

Welcome to my blog! My name is Adam, and I will be giving advice about cars. I've found that even though people have intimate relationships with their cars, many are lost when it comes to any real knowledge about their car. The advice I will write will help educate and inform. This blog will be geared toward the “Average Person” who knows little about the vehicle they drive. I will do my best to explain in simple terms.

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