What Happens Inside The Car, Stays Inside The Car

In the privacy of your own car you could do some things that are… well, strange. If someone spots you mid-boogie, there is no need to panic—we all do it! The front seat karaoke and AUX cord battles are not your unique battle. What happens in the car is coming out of the trunk in this blog!

Sniff sniff–let’s take care of that

It’s been a long day in a stuffy office, so before you go out to dinner with you friends, you do a sniff check at the wheel. You don’t want anybody to know you were sweating in your boss’s office today, so you grab your emergency deodorant from the glove compartment, and give your left and right an even swipe. Does anyone have to know? No. Does everybody do it? Yes.

Love at first sight

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The highway can mean a lot of things for different people, including a place to set eyes on a true love. For you believers in love at first sight, you’ve probably experienced the brief eye contact as your cars drive at the same speed for just a moment. You imagine growing old with the person in the carpool lane, but before you know it, they’re gone, and it is likely that you’ll never see them again (sorry not sorry).

Put some boogie in it

No, not that kind of boogie, although some of us may be inside-the-car nose-pickers. This boogie begins when you find your dad’s Earth Wind and Fire CD and discover disco behind the wheel. Car seat dancing is something we all do, but may be a bit shy to admit.

The AUX cord is mine

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The struggle for ‘shotgun’ has come and gone and left us with a new thing to wrestle for: the AUX cord. It begins a little like this: “Have you listened to Father John Misty’s new song on SoundCloud?” to which your friend replies, “No, but I was just about to show you this Fiona Apple song that reminds me of my ex.” Now, who deserves the AUX when you’ve only got a 4 minute cruise to Liliha Bakery?

Hello self, how are you?

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Some say that any conversation is worth having, but what about an exchange with yourself? Perhaps you’re plotting out a chat you hope to have with your celebrity crush, or a confession to your mom that yes, it was you that broke her vase in ‘98. It’s normal. There are definitely weirder things you could do.

 

Celebrate National Donut Day in Honolulu

Donut get your swim trunks in a twist. On the holiday of holidays, Honolulu delivers with funky flavors and glazed perfection. National Doughnut Day is very near and dear to our hearts here at Cutter Auto. Not only does this holiday make our day, week, and even month sweeter, it gives us a chance to explore the best of donuts in donut heaven.

Kamehameha Bakery

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The early bird gets the worm and poi glazed donuts from Kamehameha Bakery. Open at 2 am, these decadent taro and poi donuts sell out fast. Why? They taste better than they look and, well, they look heavenly. If you plan on rising early on National Doughnut Day, Kamehameha Bakery is your place and the poi glazed donut is your solace.

 

Mr. Donuts & Bakery

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A donut daydream may send you into a deep fryer, but not at Mr. Donuts & Bakery. Mr. Donut bakes his donuts rather than sending them to the fryer producing a flavor that’s all unique to this bakery. Other than that, these donuts are as true to the classic American donut as you can imagine.

 

Regal Bakery

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This bakery keeps it fresh with flavors like cotton candy and maple bacon, but are they delicious? Yes, yes, and yes. Seventh heaven isn’t far away as Regal Bakery has several mouth-watering locations on the island. So, are you feeling adventurous this National Doughnut Day? If you answered yes, bump Regal bakery to the top of your list.

 

Leonard’s Bakery

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Deliciousness can fit a tight budget and Leonard’s Bakery proves that with its light and sweet malasadas. Simple on the outside, these puffs of  tastiness bear sweet island custards and jams inside, making them the perfect donut to pair with your morning coffee.

 

Watanabe Bakery

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These donuts are so cute you won’t want to eat them, but who can resist the adventure of a green tea donut? Not us. This Japanese bakery offers sweet and savory donuts to satisfy any craving. In addition to delicious donuts, all the edible animal shaped breads you could ever want are baked here.

Fix Your Flat in Nine Steps

We love the scenic route just as much as another Hawaiian local, but what happens when you a flat tire strikes outside of town? You pull up your sleeves and take care of it yourself! We’ve laid out nine simple steps to help your car go from flat to fabulous!

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1. Pull over & turn on your hazard lights! Drive your vehicle as far onto the shoulder as possible while avoiding areas that traffic may be difficult to control.

2. Gather your tools! We recommend you keep a jack, wrench and spare tire in your car at all times.

3. Loosen the lug nuts! Turning the iron left will turn these loosen them while refraining from removing them completely.

4. Use your jack! Place the jack under the frame of your car near the tire you are going to replace and raise your car about 6 inches.

5. Remove the lug nuts! It’s time to take that tire off. Simply pull the tire towards you until it’s free. Don’t forget to put your lug nuts in a place where you can’t lose them like your pocket.

6. Put on the spare! To assure that the tire is placed straight, line it up with the lug nut holes. Don’t be alarmed if your spare is smaller or even narrower than your other tires—this is completely normal!

7. Return the lug nuts to their home! Don’t tighten them completely, just enough to hold the tire in place.

8. Bring your car back to earth! Slowly and carefully lower your car to the ground using your jack.

9. Tighten up! Work your way around the wheel gradually tightening the lug nuts—be sure not to tighten them all at once. Once they are all fairly tight, make your way around the wheel to twist them as tight as they will go.