Vehicle Advice

Car Battery Basic Facts

A car battery is an important part of a car. Without it cant function, so understanding how it works and keeping it maintained can be valuable. This post outlines some basic, informative notes about a lead acid car battery. The Basics A lead acid battery is made up of plates, lead and lead oxide (various other elements are used to change density, hardness, porosity, etc.) with a 35% sulphuric acid and 65% water solution. This solution is called electrolyte which causes a chemical reaction that produce electrons. If a battery needs to be... Read More »
Vehicle Advice

Using Air Tools in the Garage

Air tools are a fantastic addition to any garage. The ability to utilise many power tool combinations, with the safe and direct power of compressed air makes them valuable assets. Their speed and power make car work dramatically easier, allowing for more projects to be completed in less time. Along with a properly sized shop air system, cutting, grinding, polishing, painting, sanding, inflating, and even cleaning up take less time and sweat. Air Compressor Integral to using air tools is the air compressor. There are two... Read More »
Car Storage

Automatic Garage Door Switches

An important part of a garage is the automatic door, and an important part of the automatic door is how it works. Whether it be from a radio remote control. Or a wall mounted automatic switch. Each switch functions differently and each one is suited for a different job. Wall Mounted Switches, Non-Metallic and Metallic Wall mounted switches are available in many variations. With non-metallic and metallic enclosures available for most models. Non-metallic enclosures are made of corrosion resistant material suitable for many environments. Where as metallic versions... Read More »
Car Maintenance

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 »
Car Maintenance

Maintaining A Car Interior

In the last post we looked at some of the reasons why a car interior is important. As we’ve looked at why, its time to look at how. Here are some tips on keeping a car interior well maintained. Keeping the interior clean is one of the best ways to maintain it. A leather interior requires special cleaners and conditioners to keep the leather supple and soft. If the leather cracks or wears out then it may be time for new seat covers. Seat covers and... Read More »
Vehicle Advice

Do Car Interiors Really Matter?

A car is a machine designed to get you from point A to point B. A straight forward, mechanical concept, a car merely makes the journey possible. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. A car is a companion on an adventure, a humble servant making where you go a reality. It’s for this reason that car interiors are so important. The interior is where you spend all your time on this adventure. It is the seat which you experience the world from. You... Read More »
Car Maintenance

Car Colour Paint Codes

When painting a car, either as part of a repair or to improve an existing paint job, getting the right shade of paint right is important. When it comes to car paint, red is not always the exact same red as the one you may need. Different manufactures have different shades of paint, and they are mixed and matched by using paint codes. For example a Ferrari in Azzurro Hyperio (a light, sky blue colour) comes under the code, 512. A Honda in Regent Silver is NH612M.... Read More »