Don’t you wish life worked just like your steering wheel on your car? If you saw trouble up ahead on the road of life all you had to do was steer away and that situation was now out of your life.

Significant other bitching and complaining: Steer to the left and go to your ex’s house just for a drink and just to talk.

Boss at work, wanting to know why a deadline was not met: Steer to the right and go to the nearest bar and then to the nearest un-employment office.

Your steering wheel is one of the most important features on your car. Without your car’s “tiller” your vehicle would be rendered useless. And your power steering fluid is the life blood of this cool wheel of life! If your car was made in this millennium, power steering or electronic power steering for the more fanciful car’s, comes as a standard feature. And checking your power steering fluid is as simple as catching herpes on Bourbon Street. First; look underneath your hood and find the belts. The power steering reservoir is a pulley-driven pump, usually plastic or metal as opposed to mosaic tile. The cap of the reservoir will say “power steering” if you drive a Jeep Wrangler bought in California it might say; “power steering, dude or dike” this is so you can’t miss it! Unscrew the cap and check the dipstick, not the one you married but the one on the cap. The dipstick will say “Full Hot” or “Full Cold” check the fluid with the indicators. Add brake fluid as necessary and make sure you use the right kind of fluid for your car. If you are not sure, check the owner’s manual or look online. (power steering fluid?… OF COURSE!) Oh…and one more thing, make sure you close your hood ALL the way, otherwise you might wind-up like a particular dumbass (who maybe writes these blogs) and didn’t latch the hood correctly so it came off as he was driving on a freeway in Fort Worth, Texas….and had to go to Wal-Mart and buy some underwear.

Check in with me again next week and I’ll have some valuaable information. Until then…

Take care and be safe-

Danny Keaton