“It is better to prevent than to cure.”

“It is better to prevent than to cure.”

—Hippocrates, 3rd Century BC Greek Father of Medicine

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I live and work in Southeast Michigan, where Detroit—also know by its legendary title of The Motor City—is at the hub.

Over the years, car manufacturers have added all kinds of technological safety features to our vehicles. Perhaps one of the most useful and least celebrated is that little yellow maintenance light that alerts us to the need for preventive care. An ounce of prevention eliminates our need for a pound of cure.

We love our cars and celebrate them each year with a multi-week party called The North American Auto Show, drawing participation and car buffs from around the world.

Please join us June 20, 2020, for the great vehicles, and our terrific summer weather!


What areas of your daily life would benefit most from far more rigorous prevention strategies?

What actions will you take today to install a few more yellow lights in your world, as a reminder to yourself?

preventative maintenance

“Whoever said, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,’ probably never heard of preventative maintenance.”

—Steve Kasper, retired Canadian Hockey Player

Image of a Honda Acura

Image from HondaReference.com

My primary mode of transportation is a 2005 silver Acura TL. I am pleased and proud to tell you it now has over 204,000 miles on it, and is still going strong.

A key reason for this automotive longevity is the yellow maintenance light which prompts me to immediately schedule routine preventative repairs to keep it running optimally.


Where are things breaking or beginning to show considerable wear in your world? Where would a preventative maintenance approach keep your world operating on all cylinders well into the future?