Pornhub reveals what women are searching in honor of International Women’s Day


Friday is International Women’s Day, and Pornhub is on it.

They’ve just released some new findings about  what women seek out when it comes to porn. Using anonymous data collected by Google Analytics, Pornhub is able to determine where women users are coming from and what they’re looking for. 

According to their data, the top category searched by women varies across the world, but the overall most popular category among women was “lesbian.” according to Pornhub’s internal data. 

Pornhub for women worldwide

Worldwide, the “lesbian” category was the most popular across North and South America and well as most of Europe. “Hentai” dominated Russia while “anal” and “ebony” were also popular in other corners of the globe. 

Pornhub’s full report goes even further, detailing top categories in each country relative to other countries. For example, and not surprisingly, women users in France are over 1,000% more into the “French” category than the rest of the world and women users in Germany are over 1,200% more into the “German” category.

Pornhub also broke down the top categories per state relative to other states in the U.S. For instance, South Dakota’s top category compared to the rest of the nation is “vintage” while Utah’s is “striptease.”

Pornhub's map of women's top category by state, relative to other states

Pornhub’s map of women’s top category by state, relative to other states

Even more enlightening are the top searches by state compared to other states. For instance, South Dakota’s top search compared to the rest of the U.S. is “cartoon” while Idaho’s is “my little pony.” There are other nuggets to dig up as well: that Pennsylvania’s top result compared to other states is “Philly” is the most Philadelphia thing ever.

top women porn searches by state

They’ve also broken down searches by age group. Women ages 18 to 24 are 81% more likely to search for “hentai,” while women age 45 to 54 are 39% more likely to search “mature.” Here’s the full breakdown: 

18 to 24: Hentai (+81%)

25 to 34: Tattooed Women (+32%)

35 to 44: Double Penetration (+29%)

45 to 54: Mature (+39%)

55 to 64: Vintage (+78%)

65+: Handjob (+143%)

The entire report is available to read through here and is filled with even more revelations for better understanding what women are seeking in their porn.

from Mashable!

10 of the Best Wide Angle Lenses For Stellar Astrophotography Images


Astrophotography season is right around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere, so we thought it would be great to take a look at some of the best wide angle lenses that are well suited to this genre of photography. In the past, astrophotography was really only for those who could afford wide angle lenses (primes and zooms) that had apertures of at least f2.8, but now you can get some truly stunning lenses that are perfect for this genre for very little outlay.

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You Should Take Your Kid to the Eye Doctor Sooner Than You Think 


My husband and I have both been eyeglass/contact-wearers since childhood, so I’ve always assumed it’s only a matter of time before things start to get a little blurry for our son. But he hasn’t started squinting or complaining of headaches, and he gets a yearly vision screening at school, so I figured all is well for…

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How I started traveling the world on my own, thanks to Google


I took my first solo vacation in June 2017, and the experience changed my life. After countless searches of Norway’s beautiful landscapes on Google Images, I decided to make the trip there all by myself. The following year, I took my second solo trip, this time to New Zealand. After that, I knew I didn’t want to wait until my retirement to travel—I wanted to do this full-time. So I decided to quit my job this past June, exactly one year after my first solo trip, to make travel my career. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

My post-corporate journey has been nothing short of thrilling. I toured Europe for 58 days, visiting 15 countries while making a living as a social media and branding consultant. Even though the experience has not always been easy (I got my phone stolen in Paris, for one), I’ve kept going, attending conferences and seeing the most scenic islands in the world.

Skydiving in Switzerland

Skydiving in Switzerland.

On my first solo trip, I became a Local Guide on Google Maps, writing reviews of restaurants in Norway from the perspective of a solo female traveler—and one who kept a strict vegetarian diet. Throughout my travels, I continued adding photos and reviews about my experiences and reached Level 8 out of 10 in the Local Guides program. I wrote a post on Local Guides Connect sharing what I learned from various trips, and used the Local Guides Connect forum to ask for suggestions on places to visit.

I even made a ton of friends from the program along the way through, thanks to taking part in conversations on the forum. My fellow Local Guides have helped me check out national parks to visit in Italy and places to visit in Portland, Oregon. And this past October, I was one of 151 Local Guides selected to attend the Connect Live 2018 conference in San Francisco.

Throughout my time as a full-time traveler, and as a Local Guide, I’ve picked up some tips on how to experience the world, even when you’re alone. Here’s my advice on how to plan a successful solo trip, with help from Google.

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Visiting Hobbit houses in New Zealand.

Plan your itinerary wisely.  

Start off by creating a list on Google Maps of all the places you want to visit. Once you have your destination in mind, use the Google Trips app to plan your travel and organize your itinerary. And if you want specific recommendations while you’re there, check out the Local Guides Connect forum.

One of the best parts of my Europe solo trip was meeting a Local Guides Connect moderator, Ermes. I was in Venice and had messaged him the previous day about my travel. In spite of the short notice, he drove down and met me! I got a Local Guide to show me around Venice, and it was so helpful and memorable. If you can’t get a Local Guide to be your personal advisor, try signing up for organized tours. You can relax and enjoy the scenery as a tour guide shares stories of local places, and navigates you through a new city.

Save money wherever you can.

If you use a travel agent, have them get you itineraries, but plan and book the places yourself to save some cash. Use public transportation wherever possible, and try staying at a hostel for a cheaper stay that lets you meet, mingle and share your travel experiences with other visitors. And if you need to apply for a visa, do it yourself, so you have more money for that kayaking trip of yours.

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Taking in the sights in Paris. 

Stay safe.

Download an area of the city you’re visiting on Google Maps so that it is available offline. That way, you don’t have to worry about finding your way when you don’t have an internet connection. Share your real-time location on Google Maps with someone your trust, like your family or close friends. This way they know where you are. (My parents love this feature.)

Make the most of the daylight by waking up early and visiting places you want to see in the first part of the day. And ask someone at your hotel, hostel or vacation rental whether it is safe to walk in your neighborhood at night, or use public transportation after dark. And use the Google Translate app when you are in a foreign country and don’t understand the language.

Keep an eye on what’s next.

The most rewarding part of solo travel is the luxury of designing your own itinerary and seeing your travel plans come to life. For me, the next place I hope to visit is Banff, Canada, and I’ll bring my knowledge as a solo traveler (and Local Guide) along for the ride.

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This Company Claims To Be Selling The ‘World’s First Flying Motorcycle’ And It Goes 150 MPH


If you’ve got a tiny fortune sitting around and want to roam the skies on a ‘flying motorcycle’ capable of reaching 150MPH and 15,000 feet then you need to check out what California startup JetPack Aviation is up to.

They’ve just released a trailer video for THE SPEEDER which claims to be the world’s first flying motorcycle. The company claims their flying motorbike can get up to a roaring 150MPH which is a hell of a lot faster than the Hoverbike S3 MAV which was announced a few years ago and claims to top out at 65MPH.

THE SPEEDER is powered by four ‘turbojet engines’ which are powered by a self-stabilizing fly-by-wire control system. Riders will be able to get up to 20 minutes of flight time depending on the weight of the rider, and it runs on diesel or kerosene fuel.

If this sounds outrageous and too good to be true, I’m right there with you. But there is a reason to be optimistic here. THE SPEEDER is the brainchild of the same company who released a personal jetpack capable of reaching 100MPH.

Here’s the catch: THE SPEEDER isn’t cheap. The price tag’s listed at $380,000 so this is definitely going to be a toy for the super wealthy. Pre-ordering on their website right now for $10K will get you access to a bunch of add-ons, and there is only availability for 20 units to be pre-ordered at the moment so I imagine these will sell out.

If you’ve got the cash, you can pre-order THE SPEEDER on their website. Only 20 will be available to the public with the rest of these flying motorbikes going to the government and military, according to their landing page.


SpaceX’s new spaceship for people has returned to Earth, completing its first and ‘absolutely critical’ mission for NASA


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  • SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, just completed the first flight of new spaceship designed to fly people.
  • The ship, called Crew Dragon, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean near Florida on Friday following a six-day mission in space.
  • Crew Dragon is designed to fly NASA’s astronauts to and from space, but this experimental mission, called Demo-1, carried only cargo and a crash-test dummy.
  • However, the administrator of NASA said Demo-1 "is a critically important event in American history," before its launch last week.
  • Data recorded by Crew Dragon will be used to improve the ship’s design. If all goes well, SpaceX may fly its first astronauts as early as July.

While many Americans commuted to work Friday morning, SpaceX sent the first commercial spaceship designed to carry people screaming back to planet Earth at hypersonic speed.

The 14,000-pound vehicle, called Crew Dragon, is a seven-seat capsule that’s designed to fly NASA astronauts to and from orbit. It launched on March 2 aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, linked up to the International Space Station for five days, then departed Friday morning, ultimately splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean around 8:45 a.m. ET.

“Dragon has returned to planet Earth, it is now back home," a SpaceX commentator said during a live broadcast of the landing.

No people rode Crew Dragon into space on its first demonstration mission, called Demo-1 — only a crash-test dummy named Ripley, 400 pounds of cargo, and a fuzzy toy Earth flew inside. The three-person crew of the space station did work inside the ship over the past week, though, then sent the dummy back along with scientific samples and other research results.

But ahead of its launch, docking, and landing, NASA heralded the Demo-1 as an historic mission. That’s because the agency, and more broadly the US, is desperate to restore its ability to launch astronauts after nearly eight years of relying solely on Russian spacecraft.

"This is a critically important event in American history," Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s administrator, told reporters last week in Florida. "We’re on the precipice of launching American astronauts on American rockets from American soil again for the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle."

As SpaceX commentators also pointed out during a live broadcast of landing procedures, the human-rated spacecraft’s splashdown was the first in nearly 50 years; the last was NASA’s Apollo 9 mission on March 13, 1969.

Read more: NASA picked these 9 astronauts to fly SpaceX and Boeing’s spaceships for the first time

With one of SpaceX’s most important missions to date now back on Earth and due back to port someone on Saturday, Musk’s company appears poised to launch its first human passengers.

If all goes as planned, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will fly the first Crew Dragon mission with people, called Demo-2, as soon as July.

Why NASA desperately needs an American commercial spaceship

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Demo-1 is part of a larger, roughly $8 billion effort called the Commercial Crew Program.

Since its inception in 2010, the effort has pushed to resurrect NASA’s ability to launch astronauts to and from the space station. The agency lost that privilege after launching its 135th and final space-shuttle mission, flown by Atlantis, in July 2011.

NASA retired its shuttle fleet at behest of lawmakers and agency leaders, who had concerns about its safety and cost. With the losses of Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003, fourteen astronauts lost their lives. And according to estimates that include the shuttle’s launch and development cost, each mission cost taxpayers roughly $1.5 billion.

Looking to keep future costs of accessing the space station down, the program tapped private companies for help and fed them awards for hitting various milestones in hardware development. Out of dozens of companies, SpaceX and Boeing came out on top.

SpaceX earned a $2.6 billion contract to develop Crew Dragon and launch six operational missions. Boeing got $4.2 billion to create its CST-100 Starliner spaceship, which may rocket to orbit for the first time in April. Similar to Demo-1, that launch won’t have people, but a follow-up mission with three crew members is loosely slated for August.

soyuz ms 10 rocket launch flight photographers expedition 57 crew nasa reuters 2018 10 11T091619Z_1854069770_RC17A46851B0_RTRMADP_3_SPACE STATION LAUNCH.JPGThe need for Crew Dragon and Starliner has only increased as the Commercial Crew comes within striking distance of completion. NASA has exclusively relied on Russia and its Soyuz spaceships to fly American astronauts since 2011, but that arrangement has become increasingly fraught in recent years.

Russia has nearly quadrupled its prices for NASA over the course of a decade. In 2008, a single round-trip flight for a NASA astronaut cost about $22 million; by 2018, that price had soared to about $81 million.

Also, despite about half a century of mostly flawless Soyuz launches, questions of reliability and safety are now an increasing area of concern.

In August, a Soyuz began leaking air into space while attached to the space station. A small hole was found and investigated by cosmonauts. Russian authorities now believe the hole came about as a manufacturing accident caused by a drill, then hastily covered up.

Then, on October 12, a Soyuz rocket failed during its launch. One American and one Russian crew member on board had their space capsule automatically jettisoned during the event, enabling them to walk away uninjured.

‘Welcome to the new era in spaceflight’

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SpaceX’s Demo-1 mission racked up a list of firsts for the company, NASA, and spaceflight in general.

Crew Dragon launched at 2:49 a.m. ET on March 2 from Kennedy Space Center. This marked the first-ever flight of a orbit-class commercial spaceship.

"Tonight was a big night for the United States of America, a great night for NASA. But what today really represents is a new era in spaceflight," Bridenstine said during a post-launch press conference.

Then, about 27 hours later, Crew Dragon hit another milestone: the first commercial ship to autonomously pull up to, and dock, with the football-field-sized space station. SpaceX’s vehicle berthed with the station’s Node 2, where NASA’s 100-ton space shuttle orbiters often used to attach.

The symbolism was not lost on the space station’s three-person Expedition 58 crew, who opened the hatch, floated inside Crew Dragon, and held a greeting ceremony for the ship.

"On behalf of Ripley, little Earth, myself, and our crew, welcome to the Crew Dragon," Anne McClain, a NASA astronaut who’s part of the space station’s crew, said from inside the spaceship while holding the toy planet. "These amazing feats show us not how easy our mission is, but how capable we are of doing hard things. Welcome to the new era in spaceflight."

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Canadian astronaut and fellow crew member David Saint-Jacques called the docking "a beautiful thing to see," adding: "This is a good day, a first day of a new era for the next generation of space explorers."

Oleg Kononenko, a Russian crew member and commander of the orbiting laboratory, said Crew Dragon represents "a historic step … on our way of human beings [moving] beyond low-Earth orbit to the moon, and Mars, and the future."

Read more: Elon Musk says he would ride SpaceX’s new Dragon spaceship into orbit — and build a moon base with NASA

Crew Dragon undocked at 2:31 a.m. ET on Friday morning, orbited Earth for more than five hours, and — when it was in the right position — fired its engines at around 7:50 a.m. ET, slowing down the ship and allowing it to fall from the sky.

The spaceship reached hypersonic speeds of nearly 20,000 mph (about 25 times the speed of sound) in the planet’s thin outer atmosphere. Hot plasma attacked Crew Dragon’s back-shell, or rounded underbelly, but a heat shield protected the ship from the heat of atmospheric reentry.

Once it slowed down to hundreds of miles per hour, the vehicle deployed two drogue parachutes, followed by four main parachutes. After splashdown, SpaceX crews raced out to meet the ship bobbing in the cold Atlantic waters and retrieve their prize.

Once Crew Dragon is back at port, the vehicle will be unpacked, its data downloaded, that information modeled by computers, and its performance scrutinized in exacting detail. NASA said information gathered by sensors on the crash-test dummy, Ripley, will go a long way in demonstrating Crew Dragon’s core requirement: safety.

"We’ve done tons of water-landing testing, parachute testing — all of these individual pieces. But actually having a reentry with Ripley in the seat, in the position is critical," Kathryn Lueders, the manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, previously told Business Insider. "We’ve instrumented the crap out of this vehicle."

NASA expects there will be a need to make final tweaks to the ship before any astronauts ride inside.

"I guarantee everything will not work exactly right, and that’s cool, that’s exactly what we want to do," William Gerstenmaier, NASA’s associate administrator for human exploration and operations, said before Crew Dragon’s launch. "We want to maximize our learning so we can get this stuff ready, so when we put crew on, we’re ready to go do a real crew mission."

Musk and his aerospace company, meanwhile, now have human passengers to worry about instead of a dummy with Behnken and Hurley’s upcoming Demo-2 mission.

"I expect it will be extremely stressful," Musk told Business Insider shortly after Crew Dragon’s launch. "But doing this test flight, I think it goes a long way towards feeling good about the flight with Bob and Doug."

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SpaceX splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean, completes historic crew capsule mission


The Dragon has returned to Earth. 

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule parachuted down to the Atlantic Ocean Friday morning, successfully capping the first test of a commercial spacecraft that will likely bring astronauts to the International Space Station — possibly in the next year. 

The Crew Dragon capsule gently splashed down off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida at 8:45 a.m. ET after spending five days docked to the space station. The demonstration mission — which carried no humans but a dummy covered in sensors — is the first of at least one more test that NASA will use to determine if the Dragon capsule passes the space agency’s rigid safety standards. 

But it’s a big first step. 

After the capsule reached the space station last Sunday morning, NASA astronaut Anne McClain recognized the event on a live webcast: “We knew how significant it was and how important it was, really for the whole history of spaceflight. I’ve said it before: It is a new era,” said McClain. 

Indeed it is. Only NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos have ever delivered astronauts to the space station. Now, commercial providers — specifically SpaceX and Boeing — are set to fulfill the role, while offering considerably cheaper seats ($58 million per seat rather than $81 million).

After landing in the ocean, SpaceX boated out to the capsule, and now plans to retrieve the spacecraft, lift it onto its recovery ship, and return to the Kennedy Space Center where the company houses rockets in a 54,000-square-foot hangar. 

SpaceX accomplished three main objectives during this test mission, called Demo-1: A takeoff, space station docking, and landing — though NASA will certainly scrutinize the spacecraft’s performance, in part by assessing how the SpaceX test dummy, nicknamed Ripley, experienced the high-speed flights. 

As Dragon parachuted down to Earth, it deployed four parachutes, which SpaceX commentators called “healthy parachutes.”

Still, NASA expects that there will be kinks to work out.

“I’m very comfortable with where we’re headed with this flight. I fully expect we’re going to learn something on this flight. I guarantee you everything will not work exactly right. And that’s cool,” Bill Gerstenmaier, the associate administrator for NASA’s human spaceflight program, said during a briefing before the launch, The Washington Post reports

The next date for NASA’s second crew capsule demonstration, a mission dubbed Demo-2, is undetermined, but SpaceX has the launch listed as a future mission on its website. 

from Mashable!

Supercar fantasies at the Geneva Motor Show


Most of us will never have the cash for a supercar, but we still want them to look cooler and go faster every year. At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, automakers were happy to accommodate, with a fresh crop of electric and gas-powered super- and hypercars. Models from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pininfarina, Koenigsegg and Aston Martin tick all of our boxes: Ever more wild and futuristic looks, insane speeds and higher prices than a nice house.

Ferrari F8 Tributo


With 720 horsepower and 568 pound feet of torque, the F8 Tributo has Ferrari’s most powerful V8 engine ever. This propels the Tributo to speeds up to 211 MPH and has a 0-60 mph time under 2.9 seconds — not bad acceleration for a non-EV. Ferrari calls the styling "a bridge to a new design language," with quad taillights, new air ducts and a dished hood that adds 20 percent more downforce. And as usual, there’s a clear Lexan cover that lets you ogle that beautiful engine. Ferrari has yet to announce the price, but the F8 Tributo will arrive early next year.

Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder


Lamborghini‘s convertible Huracan Evo Spyder is the mildest car in this roundup, and that’s saying something. It packs a 5.2-liter V10 engine with 640 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, enough to launch it from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and hit 202 MPH — nearly on par with the hard top EVO. That kind of raw power can be difficult to handle, so it also comes with very advanced traction and stability control software. That way, if you can scrape together $287,400, it should keep you out of the ditch until you master all that power.

Aston Martin AM-RB 003 hypercar


When dropping over one million dollars on a car, you might expect some kind of dashboard display. However, Aston Martin’s AM-RB 003 hypercar was not made to coddle, so you’ll need to bring your own device. What you will get is power. It’ll pack an unspecified twin-turbocharged engine that will likely produce around 1,000 horsepower, more than keeping up with rivals. The "FlexFoil" morphing wing will also keep it on the road at speeds likely well in excess of 200 MPH. It arrives in 2022.

Pininfarina Battista

Pininfarina is best known as a design studio, but this year it launched a debut car of its own, the Battista. It’s an elegant, less macho hypercar than others in this roundup and evocative of Pininfarina’s many designs for Ferrari and others. The headline feature, however, is the 1,900 horsepower motor that matches the Rimac Concept Two, and propels it to over 217 MPH and 0 to 62 MPH in under 2 seconds. Only 150 will be built (exactly like the Concept Two) so you can expect an equally exclusive price tag.

Koenigsegg Jesko

The Koenigsegg Jesko (top) is the polar opposite of the Battista, powered by gasoline instead of electrons and with a hyper-aggressive, race-track design. The end result is the same, though: speed. With a 5.0-liter turbocharged V8 and nine-speed, seven-clutch transmission, the Jesko can produce 1,600 horsepower motor using E85 fuel, or a mere 1,280 horsepower with regular gas. The company claims the Jesko can hit 300 MPH (not a typo), a reasonable claim consider its last car, the Agara RS, went 278 MPH on a Nevada highway. The price for all this performance? Just $2.8 million — so you’d better get going on that startup.

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10 things your car mechanic won’t tell you



  • Everybody needs a trustworthy auto mechanic with all the required professional certifications to keep a car in tip-top shape.
  • But there are some things mechanics avoid telling customers.
  • It never hurts to be educated when dealing with car mechanics.

Unless your car is brand new and under warranty, it’s likely to need some maintenance during a given year. This could range from minor stuff, such as a routine oil change, to deeper dish repairs.

Most car mechanics — independent or employed by a dealer or repair chain — are ethical people who won’t steer you toward needless work. But they might also insist that you hire them to perform maintenance that isn’t entirely necessary.

Their arguments are sound: Why wait until a small problem becomes a big one?

But it’s also your money, and you should know about the things your mechanic will never tell you. 

For the record, I had a mechanic in Los Angeles for years who was a model of being up front about what absolutely needed to be fixed on my cars — and what could wait, or even be ignored. But such a mechanic is quite rare. So the best thing you can do is educate yourself.

Here are ten tips about what even the best mechanic might not tell you:

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1. You can change your oil yourself.

An oil change is to a skilled mechanic what making brunch omelettes is to a talented chef — something of an insult. That said, oil changes are the most common maintenance need for cars. You can buy an oil-change kit at an auto parts store for less than $40, while having a mechanic do it will run you around $75 (yes, I know some shops are much cheaper, but I don’t think you should expect a mechanic to do the dirty work effectively for free just to keep your business).

Oil changes are easy money for repair shops and dealers, so not only will they steer you toward them, they’ll endorse the "every 3,000 miles" standard, even though modern oil can last much longer, with some synthetics requiring a change ever 10,000-20,000 miles.

You CAN stick to the tighter schedule — and to be honest, fastidious oil changes in certain cars can help with resale value down the road, as some buyers want records to fussy prior ownership.

However, in my book, if you don’t mind getting dirty and having to deal with disposing of the used oil, an oil change twice a year is the classic DIY option.

2. You can probably ignore that check engine light for now (unless it’s flashing)

The check engine light strikes fear in the hearts of inexperienced owners, but it usually just indicates a non-serious problem with the vehicle’s exhaust system. 

In many cases, you can ignore it, unless you have a very old car whose emission components could be wearing out. 

You can’t ignore it forever; a trip to mechanic is warranted at some point. But you car isn’t going to blow up if you wait.

There is one exception to this guideline: if the check engine light is flashing, you need to get to your mechanic as soon as possible.


3. You should do your own brake job.

Once you start changing your own oil, you might think about doing your own brake jobs. This is one that mechanics often don’t like talking about, because changing brake pads and rotors for them is like printing money. It’s easy to do, but it takes while, so the labor costs bring in serious coin.

You can do it yourself, but it’s both tricky and dirty — not to mention a bit exhausting if you don’t have a repair-shop hydraulic lift. Using a jack, it will consumer several hours, and that’s if you don’t encounter any problems and are dealing only with swapping worn brake pads.

Do it once, however, and you might do it yourself forever.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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