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Dealing with a bad brake at church

In September, I wrote about electric emergency brakes. At the end of the column, I told everyone to read their owner’s manual to have a better understanding of their brakes if they encounter a problem.

The Yellowstone experience

Photos by Gary Anderson/special to the Town Crier
The Andersons’ recent bus tour included stops at Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful Geyser.

With winter approaching, it’s a good time to start planning next summer’s family vacation.

How to steer clear of deer on the road

Town Crier file photo
Deer – like these in Los Altos Hills – are most active after dark, making them even more dangerous to drivers.

Deer activity is greatest from October through December, according to animal experts, which means drivers need to be especially alert in more rural areas – like Los Altos Hills – where plenty of deer roam the roads.

Often, a deer colliding with a car can result in significant property damage and even life-threatening situations. According to the nonprofit Insurance Information Institute, on average, deer-vehicle collisions cost $2,800 per insurance claim, and the cost increases to $10,000 if there is an injury involved.

Breaking down a problem with brakes

I recently had a customer bring in the family’s 1998 Lexus LS 430 for a major service. During the vehicle inspection, we noticed that the antilock braking system (ABS) warning light was on.

A getaway to Glen Ellen in sporty new Audi TTS

Gary Anderson/Special to the Town Crier
The 2016 Audi TTS Coupe, parked at the Glen Ellen Inn near Sonoma, has a fuel efficiency rating of 25 mpg in combined driving.

Sometimes the best break from work is a short getaway to a quiet spot.

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