Manufacturers work hard to maximise your car’s fuel economy, but if you drive with under-inflated tyres then you will undermine a lot of their efforts and spend more money on petrol or diesel. Having the correct pressure is a simple way to optimise economy and reduce emissions, plus the tyres will wear evenly and need replacing less frequently. Your car will also handle and stop better if the tyres are inflated to the maker’s recommendations.
It pays to look after your tyres. Low pressures cost you more in fuel and lead to poor handling and braking, while a low tread depth will cause a loss of grip, especially in adverse conditions. Checking how the tread is wearing will keep you on the right side of the law and can highlight problems with the car’s steering or suspension. A tyre must have more than 1.6mm of tread depth across the middle 75 per cent of its width; anything less is illegal.
It may not give the ultimate power of a pressure washer, but fitting a spray gun to your garden hose can massively increase your cleaning capability. Guns offer a variety of modes, from a fierce jet, to a finer spray for rinsing the car after washing and a mist for close-up work. So, if a pressure washer is beyond your budget or you can’t get mains power to where you clean the car, then a spray gun is a good, low-cost option. But which one will make your car cleaning easier?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".