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Water, Food and Rest. Cars and Humans aren’t that Different

October 7, 2010

I had a really scary episode this weekend after taking a class at the gym.  The class was called Peak Performance Training and it was hard workout.  After the class, I was driving home and started getting tunnel vision.  I am 41 and healthy so I’m not used to my body giving out on me.  After about 15 minutes of it getting worse and worse, I asked my husband, Rob, to call our friend, Rich who is an Emergency Room doctor.  Rich, being the amazingly caring guy that he is, came right over.  He said I hadn’t eaten enough and I was dehydrated.  The blood was pooling in my legs causing vasovagal reaction.  He had me lie down with my feet above my head and drink, drink, drink.  I eventually came out of it.  But, it kicked my butt.  I was absolutely exhausted from the experience.  I spent most of my weekend recovering.  The body’s ability to protect itself is incredible.  At the same time, I am amazed at how just too little food, water and rest and too much exercise came really close to creating a medical emergency.  Very strange! 

 That episode made me think about how we care for our cars.  Most cars, including Hyundais, will keep on ticking with little or no maintenance for a period of time.  But, one day when you least expect it, something will give out and then the problems will cascade.  Cars are like humans; an ounce of prevention goes a long way.  I encourage you to follow your owner’s guide and do your automotive maintenance regularly on your car.  Get your oil changed, your fluids changed and rotate your tires.  Regardless of make or model, Key Hyundai can service your vehicle.  Visit http://www.hartfordhyundaiservice.com/ for more information on Key Hyundai’s service department.

P.S.  Oh, one more thing, make sure you drink eight glasses of water a day. 

P.P. S. If you ever need automotive advice, email me directly at jillcares@keycars.com

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