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.
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