Monthly Archives: March 2017

How Can I Take Good Care Of My Diesel Engine?

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What’s the difference between gas and diesel? Ask any car owner and they’ll tell you it’s a pretty big one! With gas prices growing higher by the day and environmentally aware daily habits becoming a common conversation, it stands to reason you should be up-to-date on how to get the most out of your vehicle. Do you change models or brands? How about maintenance? When it comes down to it, you just need to get to the meat of the issue. Your engine is what powers your car and keeps it moving — it stands to reason the fuel you use to power such an engine can mean the difference between a healthy wallet and a frustrated driver.

Gas And Diesel

We all know about the properties of gas. But what about diesel? Studies have shown diesel fuel is a whopping 25% to 30% more e (more…)

14 Mar 2017

Do it Yourself Plumbing Understanding Hose Clamps

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A hose clamp is used to attach and seal a hose onto a fitting such as a nipple or a barb. There are a variety of styles and sizes available to accommodate the diameter of the hose and the fitting to which it will be attached. These are remarkably useful devices in a number of plumbing situations.

Hose Clamp Sizes

To determine the appropriate size hose clamp to use on your project, you must begin by measuring the outside diameter (O.D.) of the item which will be clamped with the fitting inside. It is fine to use millimeters or inches. When it is time to select the clamp, simply ensure the O.D. is between the minimum and maximum range of the selected hose clamp.

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09 Mar 2017

The Dealer Debate for Car Repairs

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At any given moment, millions of cars are on the road. Unfortunately, with so many vehicles on the road, it’s not much of a surprise that there’s a car accident about every minute in the U.S. Cars are convenient, and they’re getting safer and smarter each year. But accidents do happen, and, like the people driving them, cars aren’t immune to damage.

If you get into an accident and you’re fortunate enough to come away with only minor injuries or none at all, then the first thing on your mind after your own health will most likely be the fate of your vehicle. Is it so damaged that the cost of repairs would outweigh the cost of purchasing a new car? Or is the damage minor enough for the car to be fixed and refurbished in a reasonable amount of time? Does the car simply need to be taken to an (more…)

07 Mar 2017

Purchasing Your First Vehicle? Keep These 2 Tips in Mind

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Buying your first car will be one of the most exciting times of your life. As you walk through the dealership and looks for cars for sale, you’ll be overcome by joy and excitement for your first car. Although buying a car is an exciting time, it’s also an extremely important part of your life and you don’t want to make any major mistakes. If you end up making a bad car buying mistake, you could end up having some serious problems in the future.

Here are a few important aspects to consider before you purchase your very first car.

Consider Used Cars

One of the most costly mistakes first-time car buyers do is purchase vehicles way out of their price range. Your first car is literally just for learning ho (more…)

04 Mar 2017

Carpet or Weatherproof? How to Choose the Best Mats for Your Car

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With the average American spending 87 minutes in their car, customizing your interior will make that time personalized and comfortable. While choosing features such as color scheme and a dashboard setup, don’t leave floor mats behind. From installing a vinyl truck mat to selecting the perfect cutpile car carpet, your personal interior needs should be driving your decisions. When choosing the best mats for your car, you will likely need to decide between carpet and weatherproof mats. Knowing the benefit of both will aid in your selection.

Weatherproof Mats

Weatherproof car mats, which are generally available in vinyl or rubber, are for more rugged, functional needs. If you live in an area that is prone to severe weather, or if you transport dirty cargo such as building materials and p (more…)

02 Mar 2017