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Chipped Paint? You Can Fix That Yourself

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have had the misfortune of having a piece of your paint job become scratched, you will most likely want it to be repaired so that it is unnoticed by the human eye. You can fix a paint chip rather easily if you wish to try it yourself. As long as you have the correct tools and take your time, your finished product should look just like new. Here is instruction on how to repair an unsightly chip in your paint. Materials You Will Need An unabrasive cleaning agent A clean cloth A paint pen in the color of your vehicle Sand paper Sponge...

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What Your Spark Plugs Say About Your Vehicle

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Looking at how car parts accumulate wear and tear can tell you a lot about the car’s current state. Likewise, a quick glance at your car’s spark plugs can tell you about your engine’s health, including any problems that may be on the horizon. The following offers a brief guide for deciphering your spark plugs’ appearance. Knowing Where to Look The spark plug’s appearance can tell you how your car’s running, but you’ll have to know where to look first. It’s not that hard – simply turn the spark...

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How To Move An Elephant (Or Something That Weighs Just As Much!)

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The average weight of most adult elephants is somewhere between 9,000 and 26,000 pounds. Even at four and one half tons, an elephant outweighs most passenger vehicles and some lightweight trucks. If you have to move an elephant, or something that weighs just as much, you will need and need to do the following. Specialized Heavy Haul Service This could be a tow-behind trailer, equipped with tie-down straps or chains that you can ratchet into a nice tight fit. Granted, it does not work very well for an elephant, but it is a reasonable for...

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Title Washing And Curbstoning : Used Car Scams To Avoid

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

All vehicle documentation laws are not created equal and the lack of uniformity from state to state, not to mention the inability of state motor vehicle registries to access a common record, has allowed the practices of title washing and curbstoning to thrive in the used car market. Learn more about what these terms mean, and how to protect yourself. What Is Title Washing? Title washing happens when the seller takes a salvaged or flood damaged vehicle, fakes the title and moves the car to a new state for registration, usually under a name...

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4 Car Maintenance And Safety Tips For Those Who Know Nothing About Cars

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have a car and would like to get some ideas about car maintenance, here are four suggestions for keeping your car in great shape. Following these tips will help your car last and up its resale value if you ever want to sell or trade it in. A car is a costly investment, so it is wise to keep it in good condition to get your money’s worth and for your safety and comfort. 1. Check the oil. If you do not keep enough oil in your car, it could cause irreversible damage to your car and even cause a breakdown. Get your oil changed...

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Having Trouble With Trailer Lights? Tips For Troubleshooting The Source Of The Problem

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

One of the most important safety considerations when you connect a trailer to your car or truck is ensuring that the trailer lights are working. Since your car or truck’s rear lights will typically be blocked by a vehicle in tow, the trailer’s lights are the only source of light for others on the road. Here are some tips to help you troubleshoot your trailer lights if they aren’t functioning properly. Testing the Power Supply You’ll want a standard voltmeter to test the lights. Set it in the 12-volt setting, then...

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3 Tips For Welding Safety

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have some sort of damage to your car, you might find that it needs to be welded. Welding is a great way to repair many metals and many people can easily learn to successfully weld. However, if you choose to weld, it is incredibly important that you are clear about safety concerns. Here are 3 things you need to know about welding safety. 1. The Fumes Can Be Toxic Fumes occur when solid particles are heated up into a gas state. These gases and fumes are admitted into the air, so it’s possible for you to inhale them. If you are not...

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3 Ways To Cut Costs When Replacing Your Windshield

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether you were involved in an accident or simply fell victim to a piece of flying debris on the road, dealing with a broken windshield can be a real pain. One thing that you are probably worried about is the cost of replacing your windshield, but you shouldn’t worry. There are a few ways that you can cut costs, so keep these three tips in mind. If you do, you might be surprised by how much cheaper your windshield repair can be. 1. Take it Directly to a Glass Shop Although you might be tempted to take your vehicle to the dealership for...

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Comparison Of Brake Pad Materials: Which Is Right For You

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Is it time to replace your brake pads? If so, you should carefully consider which type of brake pads are best suited for your type of vehicle. There are material differences in brake pads that can affect their life span and other factors. Read on to learn about three brake pad materials.  Metallic Brake Pads If you opt for metallic brake pads, you may find that they wear down sooner. This is because of the friction that is caused when people use their brakes. This material is still considered a viable option for people who are shopping...

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Tips Before You Store Your Car Away

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do you have a high-end car that you don’t intend to drive when the weather turns cold? It might be best to store this car away either in your garage or a professional storage facility to protect it during the winter months. But if you’ve never done this before, you might not know where to begin. Here are some tips to follow to get your vehicle ready to go into long-term storage. Give It Fresh Oil and Other Fluids If your car is going to sit in storage for months, it’s a good idea to take it into an auto repair shop for an...

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How To Design A Vehicle Wrap For Your Car

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A magnetic sign on your car or truck door can show the name and contact information of your business to people on the street, but a vehicle wrap can catch their attention and really tell them what type of business you’re in. Vehicle wraps are made out of flexible vinyl sheets that are attached to your car or truck using a high-grade double-sided adhesive. You can design a message about your business that runs from the front bumper to the back bumper and all the around the car to catch the attention of potential customers. Here is how...

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