Auto Parts – How Not To Need Them

Auto Parts - How Not To Need Them

We live in a generation where people are lazy and so dependent on modern conveniences. We can not even be bothered anymore to push buttons on a machine to get results. In our day and age everything is touch-sensitive – no need to push the button, just touch the screen and get results! We also have remote controls for every type of electric gadget including light switches, music players, TV, car engines, fans, and A/C and heating systems to name a few.

The Laziness

Part of this laziness is that we also don’t rely on our feet to take us around and take us to places. We instead rely on wheels. If it will be a bicycle wheel or even a roller blade wheel it will be good. But not. We rely on motorized wheels. Be it a motorcycle or a car, we want to quickly and efficiently bring ourselves to where we need to go with the smallest effort possible.

From all the motorized wheels available to us, most people like their own personal car best. We like the privacy and convenience of having a car at our beck and call. No longer do we like to rely on taxis, trains, buses or even a friendly hitch. We want to have a car parked right outside in our driveway or in front of our house or apartment building, waiting patiently for the minute we decide it’s time to make use of it. No matter the distance, be it close or far, intricacy or intercity, our private car gets us to where we need and want to go and at the exact time that we want to. We get into our car to drive down the block or around the corner. Many of us would even dig our car out …

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Panel Beaters – Paintless Dent Removal

Panel Beaters - Paintless Dent Removal

Paintless dent removal (PDR) is one of the best techniques available to repair curves and similar damage to the surface of a car body and is now the first choice for many panel beaters.

Quick Repair using PDR

Simply put, PDR is the process of massaging and reducing the metal surface of the dent back into its original formation with the aim of returning the surface of the car back to its perfect results. This process is much preferred over the more traditional method because it is significantly cheaper and requires less effort on the panel shaker because it leaves the paint intact. This is mainly due to the fact that the metal does not have to be forced and pushed back into position, but is gently moved back into place.

When you take your car to the beater panel there are a number of steps that are completed to determine whether PDR is the right choice to repair the damage including looking into the dent’s position, size and how deep it is.

The dent can be repaired if it shallow enough

This means that the dent can be repaired if it is shallow enough with minimal scratches and sharp edges, with optimal dent sizes around the hand size or more. Finally, the position of the dent will play an important factor with access to the dent becoming a major problem. Unlike conventional panel beating techniques that make a hammer curve out of a damaged area, body parts do not have to be removed from other parts of the car, which means it requires less time and won’t damage the coat of paint through the hammer paddle.

The technique applied by the beater panel will vary depending on which part of the car has a dent and available access.

PDR …

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Cellular Mechanics: 5 Reasons For Your Mechanics To Come To You

Cellular Mechanics: 5 Reasons For Your Mechanics To Come To You

Back in the day, the milkman would deliver the milk bottle to your front door. Back in the day, if you needed a doctor, a phone call would bring a local doctor to your home and he would take care of the needs of you and your family. Right now, the closest thing to special home services like that can be your car mechanic. But this mechanic will go wherever your car is located. At your home, on the road, or even at your place of business … and all repairs or services are done on-site.

Talk about comfort

Yes, we are comfortable consumers with the ability to get food out in seconds, change channels on our TV from the comfort of our couch, or make and receive phone calls, not from our home, but wherever we are. Not to mention the ability to send letters, documents and short messages from our computer at lightning speed, and now even from our cellphones. No more running to the mailbox, or waiting days or weeks for that important letter.

Having car problems at an uncomfortable time? Certainly never comfortable. Now meet Cellular Mechanics. Throwback from the doctor’s house call. This new niche can serve car owners in many ways for all of their auto repairs. Here are 5 reasons to look for cellphone mechanics.

  • Convenience
  • Trust
  • Saving time
  • Money Savings
  • Make your life back to normal

Yes back to normal, because without our car, chaos can occur. Hear funny sounds in your car, routine maintenance time, or worse your car won’t start? Now there’s no need for your partner to pick you up in the garage. No need to swap cars, ride a ride or rent another vehicle. Just go through your daily routine, work, school, meetings … and the traveling mechanic …

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Facts to Remember About a New Auto Loan

Facts to Remember About a New Auto Loan

Are you considering buying a new car? Wondering about the various things you have to undergo to finance your car purchase? Do not be so alarmed because a new auto loan is just the thing you are looking for. There are manufacturers, dealers, banks, financial institutions, credit unions, and private lenders to name a few. They are all ready to finance the auto loan you are keen to get. Whenever you are opting for any of the above mentioned options for a car loan, keep in mind some of the aspects related to loan. Some of these are being discussed below to help your understanding.

Credit score: You should have a clear idea of your credit score before you even attempt to get a loan. Credit score acts as a vital factor in getting approval for the auto loan. If you have ignored the financial statements for long, now is the time to take a careful look at it. You should know where your credit ratings stand. However, if you are a first timer, you will have no credit scores to produce. Whereas, if you have very good credit scores, it will be easy for you to get the loan required for your luxury car. But if you have poor credit scores or no credit scores, you might have to pay more. As, the rate of interests and down payment asked for is high as you are considered more risky than others.

Affordability: Before you apply for the new auto loan, check your financial condition. It is essential to know how much you can afford to pay on a monthly basis without turning broke. If you take a loan more than your paying capacity, you will end up in defaults. Your financial strength will weaken and your credit rating will …

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Tools Needed for DIY Automatic Repair

Owning your own car is a proud American tradition that has become a transitional ritual for men and women. Of course, maintaining and repairing your own car is an important part of the same ritual and many people even find deep satisfaction – and also deeper savings – by learning to do the maintenance and repair themselves.

Tools Needed for DIY Automatic Repair

Some are intimidated by working on cars, but in fact most of the maintenance can be easily and easily done with a set of relatively basic tools and a little determination. The tools in this list will allow you to do 90% of the tasks related to self-maintenance and auto-repair:

Socket Set

A decent socket set will save a lot of time of struggle and frustration. You don’t have to damage the bank, but make sure to get a standard set for your American car and a set of metrics for your foreign car.

Wrench box set

Box locks are those with closed ends and open ends. They are very useful for bolts that cannot be reached easily with a socket.

Screwdriver set

You need a screwdriver to remove all types of parts such as fan covers, mud covers, or door panels. Be sure to get a set with variations of Philip’s slots and heads.

Oil filter lock

This is easy to ignore, but changing your own oil is one of the best ways to save money on caring for your car, and doing it without an oil wrench is very difficult.

Jacks and Jackstands

When you are under 2 tons of steel to change oil, having a hydraulic jack to lift it and four solid jacks holding it securely in place makes all the difference.

Mini crowbar and mini sled

You will be surprised how often you need a crowbar to lift …

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