I'm pretty religous about monitoring my tire pressure....normally.
It's been damn hot this summer. About 2 months ago my MPG average dropped from 49MPG to 40MPG at best. I assumed it was the hot weather and increased A/C usage. About 2 months ago I got an oil change.
The dealership adjusted the tire pressure to the manufacturer setting of 35PSI. This is for "optimum ride comfort and gas mileage".
I'm an avid reader of car forums. There is a huge community at Priuschat.com . I've been involved in forums for EVERY car I've owned.
I found a 40 PSI give me much better gas mileage with only a slight hit in comfort. After increasing the PSI to 40 in each tire last week from 35 PSI my avg MPG increased from 40.4 to 46.5. Not too shabby. I should have done this months ago.
I think I found a solution to using cheaper, yet better quality, security cameras with my IP based software.
Computergeeks.com sells a box that allows 4 "normal" security cameras to be converted to IP cameras. The box is $80. Most IP cameras are $90+ for a good unit. The normal cameras go for as low as $40 to $70 for a very nice camera. Gonna go this route soon.
My allergies are going nuts with the Texas wild fires and ragweed. Ugh. When I traveled a lot it wasn't an issue. Now that I'm home studying for a bit it's bad. Boo allergies.
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