The Luck o’ the Irish Will Keep Your Car Running
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Ah yes, St. Paddy’s Day; a day where even the least Irish among us claim some sort of Irish heritage. The Irish are thought to have better fortune than anyone else. Over time, because they always seemed to come out on top, the phrase, “Luck of the Irish” was developed and used whenever someone experienced better luck than most people generally did.
We are here to let you in on a little automotive world secret. Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and the only day that these will work. If you implement these today, then you can experience the Luck o’ the Irish for your vehicle. Without further ado, the 5 tips to reduce wear and tear on your vehicle, using Irish luck.
1 – Shamrocks Replace Regular Oil Changes
We all know how lucky a four leaf clover is. That shamrock luck can be applied to your vehicle! In order to not have to change your oil on St. Paddy’s Day, simply paint a four leaf clover on your oil filler cap, and keep a shamrock in the car with you all day long. No fake shamrocks allowed, only the real deal.
2 – Brakes Never Wear Out with a Rabbit’s Foot
You may have a lead foot when it comes to driving, and that’s usually not a good thing. But you don’t have to worry about slamming on those brakes if you implement the power of the lucky rabbit’s foot. Keep one in your center console or glove box and you won’t need to fret about wearing out the brakes today. This usually only works with a rabbit you hunted yourself.
3 – Fingers Crossed to Reduce Tire Wear
Here’s one that requires a little more planning ahead. Every time you get into your vehicle, cross your fingers as you open the door. This simple action will signal the luck fairies to protect your tires from wearing out prematurely. If your tires do wear out, it’s because you didn’t cross your fingers long enough… or maybe too long.
4 – Batteries Never Die with Horseshoes
Horseshoes are powerful luck magnets. That’s why they’re shaped like magnets. What many people don’t know is that if you keep a horseshoe in the trunk of your vehicle, your battery will never die on Saint Patrick’s Day. Keep in mind that the horseshoe must have been used on an actual horse, it must have been in your trunk for more than 2 hours, and you must have asked for the Irish blessing on it for it to be fully effective.
5 – No More Engine Problems with a Lucky Penny
Have you ever seen a penny on the ground, so you stopped to pick it up? Most likely you didn’t think twice about it. But if you take that same penny (no matter when you found it) and keep it in your right pants pocket, your engine will have zero issues all day on St. Paddy’s. This only works if the penny was heads up when you found it.
Bring Your Auto Body Repairs to Big Sky Collision Center
Unfortunately, the lucky items only seem to work on one day out of the entire year. And they don’t work to prevent accidents and auto body damage to your vehicle. So if you happen to get in a wreck, no matter what day of the year, bring your rig to Big Sky Collision Center, where you will get expert collision repairs all year round.