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.


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

Relining Your Truck Bed? Keep These 5 Tips in Mind

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Relining your truck bed can be done by just about anyone. It can be a tricky task but it can also be a lot of fun and end up looking great if done correctly. There are so many options available for customization of truck bedliners.

There are a few things you should know if you plan on beginning a do it yourself truck bed relining project.

12 Apr 2016

Benefits of Traveling with Charter Buses

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When you want to travel, you have a lot of options. You can fly, drive or take chartered buses. There are a lot of benefits to renting charter buses when you travel.

Motor coaches can keep cars off the road and are good for the earth.

Cars are some of the main reasons for global warming. New research shows that they add more to raise the energy level on the planet than planes. Motor coaches, being one of the more environmentally methods of transportation can cut down on the pollution from cars. Chartered buses can have triple the fuel efficiency of commuter trains and six times more fuel efficient than city buses. Each motor coach on the road today will log more then 200 miles of passenger travel per gallon. When you compare that with cars, which get about 27 passenger miles (more…)

12 Apr 2016

5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Purchasing a Used Car

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Purchasing a used car, when done properly, can be a fantastic money-saving alternative to buying new. For less than half the price of an average new car, you can buy a three-year-old vehicle that has more features and runs just as well as a small, bare-bones new one. The estimated average price of a new car sold in the U.S. in 2015 was $33,560; however, the average cost of pre-owned cars was around $16,800.

Despite the number of affordable used cars on the market, some people simply can’t secure a good detail. There are five common mistakes buyers make when shopping at a pre-owned car dealership.

Common Mistakes Made By Buyers When Considering Pre-Owned Cars

  1. No research: Like any (more…)

04 Apr 2016

Machine Tools How They Have Developed Over Time and How to Keep Them Working

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Human will and ingenuity have birthed some incredible feats of architecture, technology, and mechanization. As we continue to develop newer, more efficient technology we gain the capacity to make even more detailed, durable, and intricate pieces that can be used in thousands of applications — all of this is thanks in part to machine tools which allow us to craft, shape, and mold raw materials to our liking. Understanding the technological depth and the history behind these tools can help us gain a greater appreciation for the products they make and the ingenuity behind them.

The Development of Modern Machine Tools

The first machine tools ever made were handcrafted around 1,200 BC in Egypt and Mesopotamia — these likely took the form of bow drills or pottery wheels. By their (more…)

31 Mar 2016

A Car for Every Purse and Purpose

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In 1911, a new car company was born. When a Belgium-born race-car driver named Louis Chevrolet teamed up with the then ousted General Motors founder William C Durant to form the Chevrolet Motor Car Company, a new kind of car company burst onto the scene that would change the dynamic of cars for sale on the American landscape.

The first Chevrolet was called the Classic Six and was a premium car with a price tag of $2,500. This model failed to turn a profit, but that didn’t stop the new company. Never give up! That was Louis Chevrolet’s motto and Durant believed it too. Durant soon managed to work a reverse merger to reclaim control of General Motors in1917, and soon after established the Chevrolet model as GM’s affordable brand. This move would take the car company to the top. By 1927, Chevrolet (more…)

31 Mar 2016