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Meet Matte: Getting A Matte Vinyl Wrap Versus Matte Paint

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you are looking for a flashy new ride, you know that you will need to head over to a body shop for good, detailed work performed on your car. If you are interested in making your car unique and still maintaining its professional look, you may be interested in getting a matte coating or paint job for your car. Matte cars are eye-catching because they don’t reflect light the same way that glossy cars do. If you are considering getting a matte job done, you will have to choose between a vinyl wrap and matte paint. Here are some pros for...

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More Than A Few Fumes: Don’t Delay Making Repairs To Your Vehicle’s Exhaust System

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If your car sounds a little louder than usual, you might have something going on with your vehicle’s exhaust system. While the growling-sound that a car with a poor muffler or faulty exhaust might sound a little cool driving down the road, the truth is there are serious repercussions to riding around in a vehicle with exhaust system issues. Some reasons to promptly fix your car’s exhaust are: The fumes. A faulty exhaust will subject you and anyone in your vehicle to dangerous fumes with the potential to make you quite sick. The...

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Three Types Of Machine Shops And When To Use Them

Posted by on Feb 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

 Machinists use tools to create objects out of metal. This may involve machines to cut, sculpt, bend, and fold metal as well as equipment to affix to pieces of metal together. Any well-stocked machine shop will have the same tools—lathes, welders, cutting torches, etc. The difference from one machine shop to another depends on how the machines are operated. There are three main options: human-operated, computers attached to a machine, and machines attached to a computer. Each option serves a purpose and might be a good choice depending...

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3 Reasons To Have Your Wheels Properly Aligned

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

The alignment of your vehicle’s wheels is very important because once those wheels are out of alignment they can cause all kinds of problems. Your wheels can go out of alignment due to simple everyday driving, impacts to the wheels, or simply driving across poor roads or rough terrain. Listed below are just three reasons to have your wheels properly aligned on a regular basis. Keep Yourself Safe A major reason to ensure that your wheels are always aligned is to keep yourself as safe as possible while driving your vehicle. Once your...

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Car Tips: A Few Reasons Why Your Car Won’t Start

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

You expect your vehicle to start when you turn the key, but that may not always happen, which could be scary. The following guide will help prepare you for this situation and share a few possible causes. Diagnosing The Issue The following will not cover all the possibilities that may have caused your vehicle to not turn on, but it will go over some of the common reasons: Battery The first thing you should be concerned with is if the battery is causing your problem. The following are a few signs that it could be your battery: Your car does not...

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4 Ways To Save Money Through Routine Vehicle Maintenance

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you own a vehicle and are looking for ways to cut down on overall vehicle repairs in the long term, you need to step-up your maintenance game. Staying on top of routine maintenance with your vehicle is one of the best ways to reduce your overall costs related to vehicle repair issues. Here are six routine vehicle maintenance issues you need to stay on top of in order to save money in the long term. Check The Tire Pressure Every Other Month The first thing you need to do is make sure that the air pressure in your tires is correct. You need...

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Tips For Troubleshooting Oil Loss In Your Car’s Engine

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

A car’s engine depends on the precision of the balance between the mechanical components and the lubrication. Engine oil is an essential part of that balance, and it protects the engine components from damage caused by friction and heat buildup. It’s important to monitor your car’s oil levels regularly because the oil levels will drop if the car is burning oil or there’s a leak. If the oil level has dropped since your last check, you’ll have to narrow down the source of the problem. Here are some tips to help....

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Three Quick And Temporary Fixes For Flat Tires

Posted by on Aug 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Every driver knows how annoying it is to experience a flat tire on your vehicle. It always seems to happen at the most inconvenient times, too. This leaves you in a bind, but you can learn some quick, temporary fixes to get yourself back on the road long enough to get to a location to get your tire replaced. Compressor Units A compressor unit is connected to your vehicle’s power to refill the tire with air. A sealant is used by the compressor to fix the hole so it doesn’t leak after you have inflated the tire again. Some models...

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Vehicle Acting Funny? Why You Should Check To See If It Has Been Recalled

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you notice that your vehicle feels or sounds like it needs some repairs, your first inclination might be to quickly pop into your local mechanic to get the work done. However, you should always check to see if there has been a recall issued for your vehicle and the particular issue you’re having. You can do so by checking the listings on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.    In 1966, legislation was enacted that gives the NHTSA power to screen cars for safety defects and make the manufacturer fix...

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Don’t Ignore Auto Body Problems After A Collision

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you’ve been involved in an accident, the dents and crunched pieces on your car may seem like a simple cosmetic issue that can be fixed at any time. Unfortunately, there are a few safety and efficiency problems that could make not getting them repaired a very expensive choice. Before driving around with a dented car, consider a few of the dangers that affect your driving and your wallet. Fuel Efficiency Failure Vehicles are designed to be as aerodynamic as possible. This means that the resistance from wind as the vehicle moves forward...

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