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More car detailing tips

More car detailing tips

  For many drivers, their worst fear is vehicle collision. The auto collision is at times very exhausting and an emotional experience to the drivers. Many drivers will try drive defensively or even go an extra mile to take driver educational courses to prepare for such cases. However, collisions still occur. After a collision life still moves on, and the car has to be repaired and put back in shape. After the repair of a car to make sure the car is as good as new it is important for the car to go through a car detailing process. The car detailing process is important as it ensures the car doesn’t look dingy after a crash.  Here are some car detailing tips to ensure your vehicle gets that perfect detailing.   1. Start with Interior Detailing   It is important for auto detailers to initiate the detailing process with the interior and then finish off with the exterior. Starting with the interior helps as the exterior can get dirty during the interior detailing process.   2. General clean up   The general cleanup of the car should involve pulling out the floor mats and vacuuming. If the floor mats are made of rubber, then they should be cleaned thoroughly with soapy water and scrubbed with a cleaning brush. The other carpeted surfaces, trunk, seats and floors can be vacuumed in a top to bottom cycle. The top to bottom cycle is important as the dust generated during vacuuming higher places fall into the lower areas.  In interior detailing, this is referred to as phenomenon gravity.   3. Fabric seats...

Ways to Improve and preserve the value of your vehicle

It is very well said and agreed that any vehicle which has been driven out of the lot loses half of its value. While this might be a subjective estimate to its best, truth being said, the cars devalue each time the odometer goes past another digit. It does not mean that you can’t manage the depreciation of your car and get help over time on minimizing the loss of value just because your car is constantly depreciating. Below are a few tips to that help you do that effectively. Tips improve the value of your car The inside of the vehicle should always be kept clean. The coffee rings in the cup holder are probably kept clean however what about the key areas which can be completely overlooked and where the car can deteriorate. The foot carpet builds up dirt and debris. It’s often wet and gets the ground into the carpet, thus damaging the carpet fibres and deteriorates the metal below. Rubber mats do help however by regularly vacuuming the interiors will significantly preserve the vehicles floor.     Always keep the engine tuned up, this might seem to make no sense for some, however the cost of not doing so will be even higher than you may imagine in the near future. Keeping the engine tuned up will not only improve the mileage of your car but will also ensure on increased life of the engine. It will also help the engine to work less. The less efficient the engine is the more hard it will work on traveling the same distance. More the wear and tear...

Best Driving practices for spring

Being in Canada you can face the most extreme weather! The winter can go as low as -40 C and even colder along with wind chills. Talking about summer the weather can go as high as +40 C and that makes a difference of 80 C, this can be hard for us on the roads and for our vehicles. There are new challenges in each season, since you will have to get used to quirks and driving challenges during that season. In winter you can hardly maintain the control on icy, snowy roads and in summer you will have to face the blazing hot heat of the blinding sun. Though spring is a short season in Canada still it can present some unique challenges, below are few tip for safe driving during this time.     Safe driving tips for spring Remember the difference in temperature between day and night. The day time is usually warm and sunny while the nights can still be comparatively cold. As a result you can find the roads to be icy in the morning, even though it’s just“jacket weather”, adding to the challenge melting ice turns into water running from the lawns off to the roads for the entire day and again freeze into deadly ice during the night.    During the day time, large amount of melting ice turning into water can lead to flooding on the roads and this can cause your vehicle to hydroplane and also can put a mask on the potholes on the road. So when you see standing water, be very careful with your driving. Even though...

How to Increase Safety of Your Road Trip

Safe and experienced drivers make wise decisions to drive safe. They remain cautious, watchful and focused while they are driving and are able to proactively anticipate what other drivers can do on the road. They do not easily get rattled about unexpected things. However they look far down the road to know what can happen the very next moment and they are always ready for it. Qualities of a safe driver: Safe drivers do certain things that unsafe drivers don’t. They plan well ahead choose upon routes that can increase the likelihood that they can arrive to the specific destination safely.       A safe driver will always do some research work before they start with the journey, they will go online to check about the weather conditions, road conditions, news, report on constructions and accordingly assess the best route to go on. They will also check the maps, news reports and social media to determine what will be the roads going to be like. They will know that a particular road will be with plenty of construction and thus it may require traffic to be diverted or to merge and will get congested. They know turning to the left across a busy road at an intersection where there are no lights will be riskier and will possibly consume more time. They know at what time of the day there will be more impact of the vehicles on the road. They know due to heavy rain the route may get flooded and with the temperature drop driving on the hills will be treacherous. They house fire can block off a...

Avoid Towing Scams

Be informed. If you require the services of a tow truck driver, know your rights. Here are some tips to help you. 1. Make sure the tow truck has a municipal license number on its side before you use its services. 2. Check if the tow truck is affiliated with a reputable company 3. Ask if the tow truck has a police contract. 4. Listen for obvious clues. Does the driver recommend a particular repair facility without being asked? If he/she does, this might be an indication that a referral fee arrangement exists. In Toronto, making such a recommendation may be illegal under the Municipal Code, Chapter 545. 5. Carefully read everything the tow truck driver asks you to sign. 6. Ask that your vehicle be taken to a secure location where an adjuster or appraiser from your insurance company can have access to it. Some municipalities require that your vehicle be taken to a Collision Reporting Centre or police station before it goes anywhere else. 7. Contact your insurance company, if possible, for information on towing and where to take your vehicle to be repaired. 8. Consider having your vehicle towed to a preferred vehicle repair shop. Some insurance companies use preferred repair shopswhere they have an agreement that guarantees your vehicle will be repaired to the highest possible standards. For more information, contact your insurance...
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