Daylight Savings Time Starts Today.....At Least Your Car Might Think So

Mortgage and Lending with Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 NMLS #151088

When you get in your car today, you might want to check the time on your clock.  Many cars mistakenly set time back one hour this morning.  Why is that some might wonder? 

From 1987 through 2006, the beginning and ending dates for DST were the first Sunday in April and the last Sunday in October.  Beginning in 2007, most of the United State and Canada changed their observances dates for Daylight Savings Time.  With the Energy Policy Act of 2005, DST was changed.  Since then, DST starts the second Sunday in March and runs until the first Sunday in November.

If you car is more than 3 years old, then you might encounter this premature change.  You can then decide to live with it for the next week or to go ahead and change it.  If you do change it today, then don't forget to re-set the clock next week with DST actually does take effect on Sunday, November 7, 2010. 



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Gay E. Rosen
Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY
As Real as Real Estate Gets!

Hi Rodney - so true - my computer is an hour behind.. do I have an excuse today? Ha! Gay

Oct 31, 2010 05:10 AM #1
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

I had no idea!

Oct 31, 2010 05:12 AM #2
Lisa S. Mullins
Glen Allen, VA

Thanks for the reminder.... i still always think it happens end  of October!  But you did not sya WHY we started DST...:)  Do you know?

Oct 31, 2010 05:15 AM #3
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

I wish they did not have this. . it changes so many things in our business and lives. .

Oct 31, 2010 05:20 AM #4
Indera Coggins
Re/Max 100 - Dunkirk, MD

Wow. I didn't even realize how many times DST was changed. Thanks for reminding me that next week we set the clocks back.

Oct 31, 2010 05:26 AM #5
Stephanie Reynolds
Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. - Santee, CA
East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408

Thanks for the reminder! I would be so screwed up if my clock was the wrong time for a week! I wouldn't be able to get anything done on time or would I be done early? I don't know!!

Oct 31, 2010 05:33 AM #6
Rodney Mason
Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 - Atlanta, GA
VP of Mortgage Lending - AL, FL, GA, SC, & TN would actually be early.

Catherine....everyone seems to forget. is hard to keep up with when it changes.

Fernando....time is no different when it comes to change.

Indera....just don't forget next weekend. would be early this week if you were looking at the wrong clock.

Oct 31, 2010 06:08 AM #7
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Rodney - Good to know, I'll have to check that on my car (almost 10ys old).  Have a good Halloween.  :)

Oct 31, 2010 07:42 AM #8
Rodney Mason
Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 - Atlanta, GA
VP of Mortgage Lending - AL, FL, GA, SC, & TN

Donne....Hope you had a great one too.

Nov 01, 2010 10:58 AM #9
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

HA!  Can't wait for this to actually happen.  Since we are on the eastern edge of a time zone our sun doesn't rise until 7 AM right now!  I need early sun to do BPOs!

Nov 01, 2010 12:13 PM #10
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

My car is so old I have to change it mannually, but that's okay with me.  No car payment.

Nov 05, 2010 03:22 PM #11
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