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Five Uses For Rust Inhibitor Spray You May Never Have Thought Of

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Rust inhibitor spray has always been an auto accessory. Applied either in the factory before the cars are sold or after the sale of a car, it prevents rust and seals the underside of the car’s doors and tire wells. However, there are many more uses for rust inhibitor spray, some of which you probably never considered before now. Bicycle Protection If you commute to work by bicycle or you are a cycling enthusiast, then you know that your bike gets battered by rainstorms. Although you may use a plastic bag to keep the seat dry, you do...

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Considerations When Buying A Motorcycle

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have decided you would like to purchase a motorcycle, you will need to evaluate a few things in advance to be able to get the best bike to suit your specific needs. You want to make sure you get a bike that will perform to your standards for a cost you can afford. Here are some tips to use when deciding which type of bike you want to buy for yourself. Consider The Size Buying a bike that is too big or powerful is one mistake you will want to avoid. You will need to consider your stature and ability to handle a bike when deciding on its...

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How To Handle Your Auto Body Damages

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Have you just been involved in a car accident? If so, you have likely experienced some damages to the body of your vehicle. Before you go out and have these damages fixed, you will want to know which step to take when it comes to using your insurance coverage or paying out of pocket. You may not know, but using your insurance coverage to pay for the repairs can potentially cost you in the long run, as filing a claim to cover costly auto body repairs can spike your insurance premium. So, before you utilize your insurance coverage, you will...

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3 Reasons To Always Use Genuine Parts When Making Repairs To Your Car

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Genuine name-brand parts from a manufacturer, often called original equipment manufacturer or OEM parts, are often more expensive than off-brand parts. They may even need to be purchased or ordered from your dealer, whereas off-brand parts are readily available at auto supply stores. Since they are more expensive and may be more difficult to get, why should you invest in these parts when making repairs to your car? There are many good reasons why these parts are worth the investment; consider just three of them here. 1. Your warranty may...

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Air Bubbles In The Cooling System: Not As Harmless As They Sound

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re a new trucker, still getting used to being out on the open road by yourself, you know that keeping an eye on how everything in the truck is working is essential both for safety and for your own peace of mind. No matter how much training you have, finally driving a semi truck can still be nerve-wracking, and knowing that your truck is running well can keep you calm. So if you see something alarming start to happen, you’re going to want to know what it is and why it’s happening. One thing you might see is a sudden...

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To Tip Or Not To Tip The Tow Guy?

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether you’re stuck in a snow bank, on the side of the road with a blown tire or in a parking lot with a dead battery, a tow truck driver from a company like Exit 48-24 Hour Repair is always there to get you out of a jam. As a result, many appreciative drivers feel obligated to give their drivers a tip for their troubles. But before you tip your tow truck driver, you might want to find out if it’s necessary at all. If you choose to tip anyways, it’s a good idea to find out how much you should tip. Is It Normally...

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Auto Body Repair: Two Ways To Repair Hail Damage

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you live somewhere that sees freezing cold temperatures in the winter, you might have to worry about hail. Hail is made up of large balls of ice that can be disastrous for your car. Not only can they scratch your shiny paint shop, but large pieces of hail can actually cause dent and other types of damage. If you have small dents from hail, these two ways may help you repair the damage on your own: Dent Repair Kits The first thing you can try, which happens to be the more successful of the two options, is a dent repair kit. You can get...

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Used Car Owners: 3 Important Maintenance Steps

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Buying a used car is a great way to save money, but it’s important to make sure that the car is in good shape. Here are a few maintenance steps to take to ensure your used car is in good condition: Check PSI Range of Tires One of the most important steps to do is to check the PSI (pounds per square inch) of each tire. If you don’t and they are not aired up correctly, your used car may have handling problems on the road. Use a digital tire pressure gauge and put it on the valve stem of each tire. Take these readings and compare...

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3 Mistakes You Might Be Making That Can Ruin Your Car

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your car is a major investment, and it is a machine that needs to be properly maintained in order for it to function properly. However, if you’re like a lot of people, you are doing a few things that can lead to expensive repairs and extensive wear and tear. Here are four mistakes you might be making that could ruin your car over time. Waiting to Get an Oil Change Even though many new cars have a dashboard indicator to alert drivers that their car needs an oil change, people wait to get them done. If you’re one of those people,...

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