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  • Drive only if it’s absolutely necessary. I know you have probably heard that over and over again, but it’s true. If you don’t go out in the bad weather, you can’t get in trouble on the road.

Is your journey really that important and necessary? What harm would come if you were delayed for an hour or so? Chances are for most of us… nothing would happen. Stay home and have an extra cup of coffee or a nice breakfast with your family. That will give the road crews more time to clear the roads.

  • Clean off all the snow and ice from your vehicle. If you don’t have a garage then by all means clear off all the snow
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SUV Gas mileage

There are many things that you have to keep in mind when you are looking at SUV gas mileage. First of all, in order to get the best SUV gas mileage you have to be sure you are only using the SUV for the things it is intended to be used for. Make sure that you are using your SUV for only the most essential errands & activities. Also you have to be sure that you are buying the right kind of SUV for the type of driving you’ll be doing. For example, you don’t need to be considering purchasing a Ford Expedition, one of the largest SUV’s, when a Ford Explorer will fill your needs. Also, you have to … Read the rest

Government Seized SUV

The government acquires several thousands of cars every year from transactions ranging from customs to importation to appropriate ownership. The government will seize vehicles that are illegally acquired, transferred or owned and after some time, stocks will rise so agencies will have to let go immediately to control the number.

Some of the government seized SUVs you find may be in excellent condition with minimal mileage and brand new parts. You may feel free to ask the history of the car and the government will be more than happy to provide you with legitimate papers and documentation to successfully and legally transfer ownership to your name once you purchase. Since the government plans to resell as quickly as possible, prices … Read the rest

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Proper Car Care

Washing Paint

Oxidation (starvation) occurs when paint loses its natural oils. Even mild soap accelerates this condition and detergent based commercial car wash products can dull the paint work.

For years, manufacturers of fine automobiles have recommended using only plain, cold water to wash their cars. To avoid paint damage use an extremely mild, low PH, essential oil based car wash that totally disperses in cold or warm (not hot!) water. Surfactants lower the surface tension and increase the natural solvency of the water. The essential oils will dissolve into micron diameter drops. These ‘drops’ will capsule surface grit and allow the grit to be washed away without scratching the surface wax. Wash top down in small sections rinsing frequently. … Read the rest

Autonomous Cars Work

An autonomous car will feature a 360-degree vehicle monitoring system with an evolving Safety Shield, leaving the car monitored at all angles. The vehicles will feature two of the current released technologies.

Automatic lane centering and cruise control. Automatic freeway exiting, lane changes, stopping at red lights, and overtaking a slow or stopped vehicle will be new features on these vehicles. All of that will be implemented without driver involvement for these features to be activated. The all-around sensors will also warn the driver of any surrounding hazards so that the driver can react.

Also these vehicles could monitor incoming traffic while turning and overtaking, and side distance control (the latter works to avoid obstacles and steer away to avoid … Read the rest

Cylinder Heads

In my experience, most consumers could save themselves costly repairs to their motor vehicles by recognising the common signs of cylinder head damage. A cylinder head can blow up from something as simple as the car overheating on a hot day. Another common cause for damage to a cylinder head is to let the motor run dry without water on a long drive.

The signs that something is wrong with your cylinder head can be white smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe. Maybe the motor won’t start as easily if the cylinder head is damaged. Have you ever heard a car misfire when it is started. This is another sign of cylinder head damage. When you check the water … Read the rest

Colors for Car

Classic Appearance

You can pick basic colors like white or black if you do not want your car to look too vibrant. Absolutely no car will look boring in these colors. Just make sure that the paint is finished properly.

Sporty Appearance

If you want your car to achieve a sports car look, then pick bright colors such as sporty yellow, blazing red, green, orange, etc. You may also opt for white or black for this specific purpose.

Vibrant Appearance

If you want your car to have colors other than the standard ones, there are various shades available such as beige, maroon, red, silver, blue, brown, etc. These colors scream for attention, if that is exactly the effect you wish … Read the rest

Protect the Exteriors of a Car

Aim for a Spotless Exterior

First and foremost, one must wash away the external debris using water and hose. The biggest enemy to the exteriors of a car is bird droppings, which being acidic in nature, may ruin the car paint. In order to remove boulders & squirrel remains, one must pre-soak the vehicle using a mild liquid soap, spray, and a car wash sponge. Thereafter, each section must be taken and rinsed off thoroughly for about eight to ten minutes. This will help in keeping the color of the car intact.

Prevent the Vehicle Against Sun Damage

The sun rays may cause oxidation and premature fading of the paint of the vehicle. Hence, it is advisable to always park … Read the rest

Choose Reputable Used Car Dealer

The positive is that competition forces many to build their businesses on reputation, which means that you are often likely to find many helpful and very honest sales people in these areas. Again due to competition, however, prices can be driven down significantly, with some garages potentially embellishing the truth rather a lot just to get a sale.

Many people look for their vehicle based on seeing an advert for a vehicle online or in a local newspaper before they look at the reputation of the garage, and this is a perfectly normal way of approaching the situation. If you choose to find your vehicle in this manner – and you have found a car that you are seriously interested … Read the rest

Dinghy Towing

Using a Tow Bar

When you see, for example, an RV hauling a sedan with all four tires making contact with the road, this is dinghy style towing using a tow bar. It is connected to the front bumper of the towed vehicle, and then trailer lights are attached to the back bumper. Although reliable, using a tow bar to haul cars can become complicated since cars are meant to drive on their own power, rather than be hauled on the ground.

Also, transmissions are designed to be turned by the car’s engine. But when a car is being hauled on the pavement, the tires will cause the transmission to turn instead, which could possibly lead to transmission damage. On … Read the rest