Yes, you read that headline correctly. The man told Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies that the reason he rolled his Chevy Suburban into the river, is because he just changed the thermostat on it and needed to fill the radiator with water. I'm no mechanic, but I think you're supposed to fill your radiator with coolant. I guess he couldn't find a giant coolant pond to dunk the vehicle in, so the Yakima River would have to do. Read more on that story HERE, but in the meantime, I've come up with some other helpful tips for those who aren't mechanically inclined:

**Your vehicle needs oil to run properly. Open the hood and pour a few quarts all over the engine to keep it lubricated. Be sure to do this on your neighbor's driveway.

**Good shocks mean a smooth ride. Hook your jumper cables to the battery and then to a door handle on each side. This will give good shocks.

**See how much tire pressure you have by sticking an ice pick into the side of each tire. If a lot of air comes rushing out, you had good pressure.

**Now you need new tires, so cut your own catalytic converter off and sell it to a scrapyard. I hear they go for pretty good dollars.

HAPPY MOTORING!

 

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

 

LOOK: Here are 25 ways you could start saving money today

These money-saving tips—from finding discounts to simple changes to your daily habits—can come in handy whether you have a specific savings goal, want to stash away cash for retirement, or just want to pinch pennies. It’s never too late to be more financially savvy. Read on to learn more about how you can start saving now. [From: 25 ways you could be saving money today]