Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
June 24, 2005
Albany - Before you head out on your summer vacation, make sure your car is as ready as you are for the trip. Auto mechanics suggest getting a "Road Trip Check-Up."
D.J's Two auto mechanic Butch Hegle says inspect your car from the bottom, up. "Visually inspect the tires. Do you have any wires showing, gashes in the tires? Those are the things to be concerned about and have checked," said Hegle.
Check the air pressure of the tires and fill them up if needed. Then, pop the hood and check all the fluids. "First of all, they need to make sure the oil is in good condition. Change it if needed. Transmission fluid is important, make sure the transmission fluid is up to par." And, check out the coolant and brake fluid. "Abnormal use of brake fluid is sometimes a sign you have some kind of brake problem," said Hegle.
Change out old air filters, and don't forget about the windshield wipers. "Make sure your wipers aren't brittle or have any frayed ends on them."
If you start traveling without preparing your car for the trip, you many not get to your destination at all. "You could be along side of the road, and it gets quite expensive to get a wrecker to come pick you up and take you to a service station," said Hegle.
A smooth running car not only keeps you from breaking down, it also helps you get the best gas mileage. With gas at more than $2.00 a gallon, that's reason enough to get a road trip check-up.
Hegle says you can check the fluids and tire pressure yourself. He suggests visiting a mechanic, who's skilled at car repairs, if you're taking a long road trip.