The Unique Benefits of a Spray Bedliner

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If you were to take a peek into the back of almost any truck there would be a sturdy layer of polyurethane protecting the bottom and sides of the bed. Have you ever wondered why? Truck bedliners come in two types: drop-in and spray bedliner. A drop-in bedliner is installed as its name implies; the polyurethane liner is ‘dropped’ right into the back of the pickup truck. It is easy to remove for cleaning and replacement. A spray bedliner is a little different.

What is the Purpose of a Spray Bedliner?

A properly applied spray bedliner can actually add years to the life of your truck. Whe (more…)

20 Jun 2016

Hybrid Car Battery Replacement Should Involve Research

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The luncheon was about ready to begin when you pulled in just a few minutes before noon. Even though you were arriving a little later than you wanted, you could not help but pause and notice the contrast in vehicles that were parked in the driveway and on the street. One other guest, like you, had arrived in a family mini van. the other three cars were Honda Insight hybrids. You knew that two of the teachers who were attending today’s lunch had been driving a hybrid, but you did not realize that a third had joined the Honda crowd. You looked forward to the days when you time of hauling small children and their friends were behind you and you could get rid of the mini van for good.
Not surprisingly, when you entered the luncheon the whole group was talking about Honda hybrid batteries and the dif (more…)

20 Jun 2016

What is the Key to Car Repair?

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Nearly 12.8 million cars sold in the U.S. last year, and most people who made those purchases know that having a car is a lot like having a baby — it’s a lot of work. If you have a used car especially you are likely to be in and out of the automotive repair shop on a regular basis.

The secret about car repair is the same as for your own health: practicing regular maintenance is the only sure fire way that you will avoid making a lot of costly repairs on your car.

Indeed, car breakdowns really can be avoided by periodically checking vehicle belts and hoses and replacing them when worn. At least one belt was reported as unsatisfactory in nearly one-fifth of the vehicles inspected (19 percent) and 17 percent of the vehicles required at least one new hose.

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17 Jun 2016

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Auto Shops

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Finding the right auto body shop for you can be a difficult task. There are so many out there and each one has varying levels of employee experience. Some are only in business to fully take advantage of you, not perform high quality work, and get make a quick buck. Some auto body shops, however, are truly there to help with all your vehicle needs.

There are many things that you can do during your search to find quality auto body shops, but here are a select few that should really help.

Surf the Web

Looking online for quality auto body shops can help at least narrow down your search. If a company has a horrible website and only offers one or two services, you might be better off finding another body shop to take your vehicle to. You’ll be able to read plenty of online reviews about body s (more…)

15 Jun 2016

Tips to Insure Your Party Bus Isn’t a Party Bust

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Imagine this, you are leaving your wedding ceremony, getting ready to head to the reception in style. Outside, there is nice white stretch limo from the limousine service ready to take you to the reception venue. One of the chauffeurs opens the door and lets your party in, you sit down and notice that the interior of this seemingly gorgeous limo is filthy. The cup holders have half finished drinks, the floor has odd stains on it and the at first seemingly clean cut chauffeurs smoking what you can only hope is a cigarette while driving. As you can imagine, this experience would probably detract from the luxury appeal of hiring from a limo rental service. While this may seem like a horror story, this actually h (more…)

06 Jun 2016

4 Creative Uses for Different Kinds of Hose Clamps

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If you’ve ever used heavy duty hose clamps stainless steel is probably the most common that you have come across. This is because stainless steel while very strong and durable is still flexible and heat resistant. There are many different types of hose clamps that can be used for different applications, depending on what you need it for. The quality and the strength also vary. The great thing about hose clamps is that they can be used for many different things, you aren’t limited to only what they were intentionally manufactured for. Let’s take a look at a few uses for hose clamps.

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23 May 2016

Do it Yourself Projects Don’t Have to be a Hassle DIY Made a Little Simpler

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As a home owner, you’re probably always looking for ways to save a little bit of money, especially when it comes to simple repairs. One of the most popular ways to do this is to pick a project and do it yourself. However, some of these projects can go awry much more easily than you might think! So before you start any DIY project in your home, make sure to do your research first.

One of the most common household problems is plumbing. Whether its a sink that constantly drips, or a shower head that leaks cold water right on your head while you’re showering, these little annoyances can prompt a quick and sometimes improvised solution. While the improvised solution might seem like a good idea at the time, duct tape does not, unfortunately, fix everything. However, there are other solutions that are ju (more…)

13 May 2016

Dealing With A New Teen Driver? Read This

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Whether you’re the parent of a new driver or a teen driver yourself, there are no ifs, ands, or buts about it — night driving is far less safe than day driving. In fact, 40% of fatal car accidents occur at night despite there being significantly less traffic on the roads during the small hours. Teen drivers face a 50% greater chance of dying behind the wheel if they drive at night, particularly between 9 and 12 pm. So, how do we combat this occupational hazard of night driving? Well many parents and municipalities for that matter simply forbid it, and restrict night driving until a teen is an adult.
If this isn’t feasible for you or your child however, then there are other things that you can do. To our minds, the number one preventative measure you can take is to make sure the headlights of the car the (more…)

04 May 2016

Four Tips for Getting the Greatest Fuel Economy From a Hybrid

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Everyone knows that a hybrid cars fuel economy what makes it one of the most popular choices for new car buyers. A hybrid cars fuel economy is as much as 35% more efficient with gas than the gas-powered version of the exact same make and model.

If you could crunch the numbers, it adds up like this: the average American uses about 500 gallons of gas per year in a gas powered vehicle. Meanwhile, drivers with the exact same driving habits who drive vehicles that are powered by hybrid batteries only use about 325 gallons of gas. If you’re wondering what that looks like in dollars, the average gallon of gas in 2015 was $2.64. If we multiply $2.64 by 500 gallons of gas that a gas-powered (more…)

26 Apr 2016

Three Ways to Ensure the Future Value of Your Car

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The American life has been forever changed since the introduction of the first widely affordable automobile, the Model T, over a hundred years ago. The average American household has nearly three cars today and the automotive industry continues to drive new car sales forward with the latest in new car tech and luxury. Ensuring that your automobile remains on the road is an exercise in good car ownership that requires continual attention to maintenance schedules; here are some ways to increase the life, comfort, and value of your car.

Regular Maintenance

Some people’s idea of regular maintenance includes making repairs as they are needed — with proper vehicle maintenance many car owners can avoid the need for such costly repairs in the first place. The long-held model of having your (more…)

21 Apr 2016