There's no car section so I'm putting this here.
Just to get out of the house I was out driving today when my low tire light came on. I pulled to the side and held the Low Tire Light down until it blinked three times and went out. A few miles down the road it came on again. Crap, it must be losing air fairly rapidly. Thinking of Gina's experience, I head to a local shop that is also a junkyard. I sure didn't want to change a tire. It's just past 8:00 AM so I wondered if they would be open. When I entered the office I see the good ol' boys sitting around and talking in the office.
I walk into the office and say, "Alright, it's time to put some of you folks to work." They chuckle. I tell them it's the left rear tire that's going low. I keep a gauge in my car. I call it the baby boomer gauge because the numbers are large.
They get right to it and I chat up a storm with some of the others. For a tire repair they did an enormous amount of work. As it turns out it wasn't seated along the bead very well. They grab a grinder and lightly polish the rim and then added some type of goop to help it seal.
When I arrived, the place was cold. I think the temperature was below 30 degrees outside. The owner before starting to work on my car climbed a step ladder to turn on turn on the heater. As worked on my tire the temperature warmed up rather fast and this was a large garage with high ceilings. The owner then told me that the heater runs on used oil. I said wow, that's impressive. Then added that with a yard full of junk cars you probably never run out of fuel. What a great source of energy for this shop. Clever if you ask me.