Global Toyota Recall

In the most recent vehicle issues, Toyota recalls about 6.39 million vehicles globally due to several issues that could cause potential safety risk and injury for the driver or passengers. The only good thing is that, there have been no reported crashes and injuries related to the various problems of the recalled vehicles according to the published reports. Although there two fires that are linked to one of the reported problems of the vehicles which is a defective engine starter.

So if you have a Toyota vehicle in the following models, then make sure to contact your dealer and have it check if it is part of the Toyota recall 2014. There are 27 Toyota models that includes Corolla sedan, RAV 4 SUV, Matrix, Yaris subcompact, Highlander and Tacoma that may have defective engine starter, faulty steering column bracket, driver’s seat rail defect, airbags that might no inflate, faulty power window switches and some issues in the windshield wiper motors.

It has been reported that the defective seat rails may cause the seat to slide forward in a crash, the airbag may fail to inflate due to a spiral cable that could be damaged when the steering wheel is turned and the engine starter defect that can keep the motor running that may cause fire.

And here are the figures of the Toyota recall across the world, 1.09 million in Japan, 2.3 million in North America, 810,000 in Europe and 62,000 in China. And the rest of the numbers are scattered among the regions of Africa, South America and the Middle East. So if you have one of the models and are currently in the above mentioned country then most likely the car that you are driving could be included in the recall.

But that’s not all there is, as the said defects were also found in Pontiac Vibe and the Subaru Trezia. The models mentioned are affected as it was produced at Toyota’s US factory which was jointly owned with General Motors and uses common parts of its entire vehicle lineup. So I highly urged you to stop reading now and give your dealer a call.

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Importance of Regular Dental Visits

According to the American Dental Association, people should visit the dentist every six months for cleaning and routine checkup. But unfortunately, many do not even visit the dentist in years and only do so when they have toothaches and or need tooth extractions. This is because a lot have great fear of the dentist. It cannot be stressed enough how essential it is to go to your dentist regularly for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. It is likewise important to maintain good oral hygiene in between those examinations.

While during a tooth cleaning session, the dentist will do a thorough dental examinations and check for tooth decay though this is rather not true to all dentists. Using specialized equipment, all the plaque and tartar are removed. Along with that is the assessment of the gums and sometimes a head and neck examination. They will likewise examine the mouth for any symptoms of oral cancer. They will then give tips and recommendations (again may vary from dentist to dentist) in keeping the teeth healthy which includes following regular dental care routine of thrice daily brushing and flossing.

It is important to regularly visit your dentist as it can lessen the possibility of high risk dental infections. Aside from being painful, the infection from cavities may place a person’s life in danger. Infection can spread to the bloodstream and may cause sepsis. Early diagnosis will save the patient from any discomfort, probable serious health complications brought by oral problems, but on top of that, money. More to it, the build-up of tartar can irritate the tum tissue which may then lead to gum disease and other health complications. There are other forms of dental care as to speak like periodontitis, tooth loss and gingivitis and yet many still don’t know that persistent oral problems can and may lead to a complicated heart related disease and disorders.

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Sustainable Green Materials

If you are looking for synthetic free bedding, eco-friendly bamboo blankets may be just what you are looking for. Bamboo material creates wonderfully soft, quality blankets that work well to keep you warm and cozy without the itchiness of synthetic materials.

With the movement to use more sustainable green materials and become a green friendly world, fibers such as bamboo have become popular clothing and bedding materials. Besides being Earth friendly, they are also softer and more durable than most man made materials.

If you are allergic to synthetic fibers used in most bedding these days, bamboo can be a great alternative to regular blankets. Bamboo is also a breathable material, which means that you won’t sweat when using them. Bamboo blankets are also very good at wicking moisture from the body, which means they stay fresh longer than blankets made of other materials.

Since bamboo is hypoallergenic, they are a perfect solution for those who suffer from allergies. Bamboo material also has anti-bacterial properties than other materials do not offer. Each time you cover up with a soft and cozy bamboo blanket, you will know that you are not only going to sleep comfortably, but it is good for your skin as well.

With all the qualities they offer, bamboo bedding is quickly becoming as popular as cotton and even cashmere. Since bamboo products are so affordable, there really is no reason why everyone shouldn’t cover up with these amazing blankets.

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Benefits of Eco-Friendly Vehicles

Global warming is an issue of utmost importance that was considered by many climate experts and environmentalist that should be seriously addressed now. Some believe that stronger typhoons and unusual weather disturbances are a direct result of global warming and because of this; many lives and properties are often lost. Proper and immediate measures should be taken to decrease the effects of greenhouse gases. Scientists have determined that most of global warming is caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases that are man-made, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion, cement production, and deforestation. One sure way of helping the environment by reducing the pollutants entering the atmosphere is by using an eco-friendly vehicle.

There are many benefits in using this type of vehicle. You are helping the environment stay greener because they use less gas or no gas at all. Not only does it give you better fuel effectiveness which will give you more miles to the gallon, it will also decrease your carbon footprint or the sum of all emissions of greenhouse gases like CO2 which were induced by your activities in a given time frame. Eco-friendly all-electric vehicles or hybrid vehicles use even less gas and produce minimal amounts of harmful exhaust emissions even when driven at different speeds.

Another advantage is that you will be able to save more money because these vehicles require lesser maintenance. And since they use less gas, you will not be spending too much on gasoline. Last but not the least, using eco-friendly vehicle will reduce our dependence on foreign fuel and will probably have a direct result in decreasing the energy prices. What we all need right now is the push to use and develop this technology in order to get rid of our dependence on fossil fuels although it may not be totally eliminated but at least it can cut a big chunk of its effect to the global warming.

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