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.
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 … Read more
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.
dent can be repaired if it
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.
technique applied by the beater panel will vary depending on which part of the
car has a dent and available access.
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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.
- 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 … Read more
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
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 … Read more
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.
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
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.
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 … Read more