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How to Clean Car Windows and Mirrors

How to Clean Car Windows and Mirrors

Dirty windows and mirrors increase the risk of you missing something important and make long journeys more tiring as your eye and brain try to cope with the interference to your vision, especially at night. Dirt on the inside also makes demisting take longer. Outside Don’t use household window cleaning preparations on the outside of […]

How to Choose Quality Car Cleaning Products

How to Choose Quality Car Cleaning Products

There is a massive market in car cleaning preparations. It is often a false economy to buy cheap products because you need to use more of them and they can make the job harder. For example, cheap car shampoo often leaves a waxy bloom on the paint which must be polished off. Essential products Car […]

How to Check Your Car Electrical System

How to Check Your Car Electrical System

Batteries are dangerous. They may only be 12 volt but it is direct current so if your body or tools make a connection between live and neutral terminals (which includes the bodywork) the current holds you instead of jolting you away like the alternating current in your house would. Remove watches and jewellery when working […]

How Seatbelts Work

How Seatbelts Work

The most obvious safety features are seatbelts, whose use is now compulsory in most western countries. Only the very oldest cars are likely to have static belts which can be very awkward to adjust so that they are close enough to work but not to restrict movement. It may be wise to see if inertia […]

How Does a Car Battery Work?

How Does a Car Battery Work?

Battery problems are the most common reason for breakdown organizations to be called out. This is frequently down to human error, like leaving lights on, but often it is because of preventable faults due to poor maintenance, damage or simple old age. Please note that we are talking about conventional petrol and diesel engined cars […]

Basic Car Detailing Equipment and Tips

Basic Car Detailing Equipment and Tips

It is not vanity to clean your car because it is a big investment and cleaning protects that investment. If you look after it, especially the interior, it will be worth more when you change it and you will not have to get it professionally valeted to get the best price for it. It is […]

When to Replace Tires and How to Extend their Life

When to Replace Tires and How to Extend their Life

Tires are a vehicle’s reaction point to the road surface. They are the final link in the driver’s chain of commands. There are different circumstances that would make it necessary to replace your tires. Mileage. Normal wear and tear on a tire wears down its tread. Sometimes this wear is uniform across the treads and […]

Potential Auto Mechanic Scams to Watch Out For

Potential Auto Mechanic Scams to Watch Out For

You pull in for gas and the attendant offers to check your oil. He does and says you need a quart. He grabs one from the case and proceeds to pour it into your engine. But what does he pour in? If you were not watching you may have just paid for nothing. The container […]

Using Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel in Old Vehicles

Using Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel in Old Vehicles

In recent times new advancements are made in fuels for diesel engines such as ultra low sulfur diesel fuel. The new fuel that is produced and introduced at local pumps is called ULS (Ultra Low Sulfur), often tagged as ULS 500 ppm. The new technology in this fuel has removed the use of sulfur, which […]

Using Bug Deflectors for a Safer Ride

Using Bug Deflectors for a Safer Ride

For a safer ride you require a clear view as one of the essential factors, and for this you have to keep the windshield of the car clean and use bug deflectors. This can be easily achieved with the deflectors and the drivers can also use aerodynamics at the sides. The technology that is used […]