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Preparing a Car For Spray Paint

Spray painting a car is relatively straight forward if the correct steps are carried out. Here is a quick guide on how to prepare a car so that it is ready to be sprayed. It’s recommended to spray paint a car in the summer. Aerosols tend to work more effectively in warmer climates, and the heat helps to speed up the paint drying process. If it’s not warm and dry, a well-ventilated garage is the next best option. Overalls and old clothes, as well as disposable gloves... Read More »
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Tips For Charging A Car Battery

Charging a car battery may seem straight forward at first, but there are a few important considerations to make that will make the charging process easier and extend the lifespan of the battery itself. When charging a battery remember that the energy put into the battery should be used immediately. Without doing this the battery will begin to sulfate which can affect its performance and longevity. All car batteries are attached to an alternator. This charges the battery and works best if the battery is not deeply discharged. The alternator also tends to... Read More »
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Tips For Driving On Icy And Snowy Roads

It can be difficult to drive on roads that are hit by unfavourable weather conditions, arguably the worst of which are icy and snowy roads. Luckily with the right knowledge before hand it can be much easier to tackle these tricky roads. One of the most important things to remember is to drive at the right speed. Maintain safe stopping distances between the car in front at all times. In wet weather, you should leave double the distance you normally would, and in snow and ice this can be up to 10 times... Read More »
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Top Quick Car Maintenance Tips

An important part of owning a car is making sure it works properly. Nobody wants to be left stranded by the side of the road waiting for a repair if something breaks. Fortunately this can be avoided, in large part by checking a few things on your vehicle every once in a while. Manufacturer’s Advice All cars come with a handbook which describes how different parts of the car work, as well as what needs to be checked and maintained. This should be the first thing... Read More »
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Why It’s Important To Change Your Car’s Oil

Engine oil is a crucial part of a car engine. All cars that have an internal combustion engine make use of it and no matter how good the engine is, or how high quality the oil, eventually the oil is used up and it begins to degrade. It’s when this happens that the oil in the car needs to be changed. When the oil needs to be changed can depend on the type of car, what oil is used, and how often it is driven.... Read More »
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Why You Need To Change The Oil In Your Car

Changing the oil is a regular part of car maintenance, doing so keeps the many components of the engine working efficiently. This alone is why the oil should be topped up, but there are other important reasons as well. The oil is part of the car engine, it keeps it running smoothly and also helps to reduce the accumulation of varnish and carbon from collecting inside. A car engine can get very hot from the thousands of small explosions taking place every minute; oil helps pull the heat away from... Read More »
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Maintaining a Car Windscreen

The windscreen of the car is one of the most important parts to keep maintained. Damage to a car windscreen can be potentially very dangerous to anyone inside. Cracks can form, expand and eventually form a break, which should be avoided at all costs. Major scratches will not come out of a car’s windshield, but minor scratches can be fixed with a rubbing compound and an abrasive window cleaner. Use a polishing compound to remove scratches from a car windshield with help from an ASE-certified mechanic.... Read More »