Yeah, and you probably know some states allow the traffic stop just for cell phone use. Impaired is impaired. Studies have shown folks can be just as impaired by cell use while driving as they are by alcohol. My anecdotal evidence of just watching idiots trying to use their phone and drive at the same time seems to prove the studies. If I recall correctly, the fine in OR for driving and using the phone is something north of $200.Probably also a good number pulled over for what the cop first thought would be a DUI.
Well said. In the institutions where I ply my trade, democratically governed I might add, people will pass a budget with a five-figure deficit without discussion or even questions. Then, they will get obsessed over an extra pencil that someone walked off with.I can't believe some of you people are trying to reuse old filters by blowing them out, washing them, shaking them, beating them up against the wall, or trying to make your own filters by chopping up furnace filters that aren't designed for automotive applications. You are driving a 25-38 thousand dollar Honda Ridgeline - not an 8 thousand dollar used Kia. Loosen up the purse strings and put the right bleepin' filter in the thing for crying out loud! I'm all for making reasonable efforts to save money or "go green" where appropriate, but... Give me a break!
Okay. I feel better now.
Not sure about your age or knowledge of automotive history, but cabin air filters didn't appear in volume until the late 90s and early 2000s. Automotive HVAC systems were made for 60 years without filters - and are still designed that way today. A good example is the current generation Silverado/Sierra. I was amazed to find that my 2009 Silverado had no cabin air filter when my 1999 Regal did. The previous generation Silverado had them, but they were not implemented (even as an option) in the next generation. In reality, the primary purpose of a cabin air filter is to reduce the amount of dust and pollen entering the cabin to increase occupant comfort and to give dealers and filter manufacturers an additional profit stream. Anything else is just a bonus.After all, the filter's main job is to keep the dust, dirt, msc. crud and bugs out of your heater coil saving you several hundred dollars to have the plugged heater coil R&R'd. The cleaner cabin air is just a nice bonus.