Auto Locksmithing

The best thing to do when you get a new car with factory original keys is put those keys away in a safe place; after getting spares made. Use the spares and then every time you need a new key you’re getting it made off an original; rather than copying a copy. It is not unusual when someone’s problem is the spares he had made don’t work and they lost their other set. Or the key they are using works but they have had to play with it and wiggle it, and now even that doesn’t work. The problem is many times that they have a worn out key.

But when you have such problem, locksmith can supply, copy and … Read the rest

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Repairing Car Heater

There could appear some problems if the heater core gets plugged and it will require replacement or flushing from time to time. When the engine is hot, there are 2 hoses from the engine to the heater core and these could cause leaks at high pressure. You can buy flush kits from auto parts stores or you can use even a garden hose to flush the car heater and the car radiator.

When it comes to car heater and radiator problems, the most common one is low engine coolant level. You should always check it before you go on a long journey. Also, if you’ve got an older car you could have faulty engine thermostat and that should be changed … Read the rest

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Smart Car Repair & Motoring

Alter your lifestyle: It has been discovered that if 10% of the population used their Auto one day less a week, that every year 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide would be saved from going up into the atmosphere. So, try staying at home one day extra a week (working, not lazing around!). Alternatively, join a car pool.

Use SMART car repair for damages: Whatever brand your car is, treat minor damages the (Small To Medium Repair Technique) way. Minor car repair can not only save you a fair amount of money, but can help the environment too, as the damaged parts – particularly plastic ones – do not have to be replaced.

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Slip Sliding Away

  • 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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