August 2, 2021


Crazy about car & automotive

Tips to continue to keep FasTrak transponders on the windshield

Q: My partner and I have FasTrak, but the glue for the stickum pieces (I’m guaranteed there must be a far better technical expression than that) melts off. I bought a roll of alternative tape, which also melts off. Any tips for how to keep my FasTrak transponder on the entrance window?

Karen Brenchley, Sunnyvale

A: Oh, yes. In this article is what other people advocate:

  • Set the transponder in the ideal corner of the entrance windshield out of the route of direct sunlight.
  • Buy ¾” rubber bumpers at the components retailer and established the transponder on the dash. If you never hotrod through a toll booth, the transponder normally stays put.
  • Use industrial adhesive to glue the strips to the transponder.
  • Use suction cups. Once in a while, a person will drop its grip on the windshield, but it only happens a handful of occasions and readily goes back again on.
  • Mount the transponder flat on the prime of the dashboard. It is effective fine there and does not slide off or obscure the watch.
  • If you can’t stand the transponder on the windshield, retain it in the pocket of the driver’s doorway. When you want to use it, slide it onto the sprint deal with up, allow it slip down subsequent to the glass and permit it sit there right up until you get to your desired destination.
  • Get automotive Velcro at an automotive paint supply shop.

Q: Driving from El Sobrante to Orinda, I acquire San Pablo Dam Highway. It’s a two-lane highway and until lately there ended up just double yellow lines to let drivers know there was no passing. The street has a historical past of speeding and drivers passing many others. And there have been mishaps.

Lately Contra Costa County additional Chandlers — essentially, plastic yellow rods glued into black bases hooked up to the street within just the yellow striping. Inside of two months, above 100 Chandlers have been hit and are now on the aspect of the highway or in the roadway. The fallen Chandlers create an extra driving hazard and an unpleasant mess.

To me, it’s a big squander of taxpayers’ pounds. I marvel if persons are hitting the Chandlers on intent in protest.

Karen  Fisher, El Sobrante