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Customize Car Seat Covers

Tie and dye

This is ideal when you are operating on a tight budget. You should buy white car covers and large rubber bands. You should also buy at least four colors of your favorite dye.

While sectioning off large and small areas of your covers, you should place each of your favorite dyes in a large bucket and dip each section of the cover in the bucket. For ideal results you should ensure that the car cover is saturated with the dye.

Applique

This is where you customize the seat cover using your favorite sports team logo. You can also customize it using your favorite cartoon character or flower image. You should start by buying a fabric with images that you like. To make your work easy, you should choose a fabric with images that are large enough.

Once you have found the fabric, you should cut the images out and identify where you want to place them on the covers. You should then iron the image on the seat cover.

For ideal results

About Wheel Balancing

It is the distribution of the weight of the vehicle across the four tyres. If the vehicle is not properly distributed across all the tyres, it causes the vehicle to be unbalanced or out of balance.

If the wheels are unbalanced, then it could cause a vibration when you drive which makes it a very unpleasant experience. The first sign that indicates unbalanced wheels is when your steering wheel starts to wobble when you reach a certain speed. It can also cause the premature wear of the tyres, the suspension, and the steering components. So it is quite important to have it checked when you notice that wheels are unbalanced.

The solution to this problem is relatively easy. When you feel the vibration, take your car to a wheel and fitment centre that makes use of superior equipment. They will take the car for a test drive to monitor the vibration and the sounds. Then they will conduct a test in the fitment centre. With the selected equipment, they will balance the wheels. They

Take Care Of Car

You should check the oil and change it on time. You can’t extend the life of your vehicle without changing its oil and filter. On the other hand, if you want to destroy your engine, you should stop changing its oil.

Although washing the exterior of the car is recommended, you should do it anyway. Aside from this, hosing off road grime and winter salt is also a great idea.

You should flush your cooling system and then change the coolant every year. If you want to maintain your cooling system, we suggest that you create a mixture with an equal amount of distilled water and coolant. This is to prevent deposits and corrosion from accumulating in the cooling system.

You should change the differential oil and transmission. Although these fluids don’t require frequent service, they must be changed based on the service frequency. What you need to do is use gear oil and transmission fuel of the right viscosity and type.

keep in mind that every vehicle with parts that move requires grease in order to stand the

Buff a Car

Choose a Buffer

For fine results, it’s better to work with a high-speed buffer as they are better at eliminating blemishes and scratches thoroughly. However, make sure you practice using this type of buffer.

Orbital buffer: for better results, we suggest that you try out a random orbital buffer. The great thing about these buffers is that they are not hard to use. Moreover, random orbital buffers make use of less compound relatively. Therefore, they are cost-effective.

Manual buffing: if you can’t bear high costs, use manual buffing. However, keep in mind that manual buffing requires a lot of effort, and the results won’t be impressive. On the other hand, manual buffing doesn’t require lots of equipment.

Compound or polishing product: you can also buy a compound of polishing product for best results. If the finish has deep scratches, you should go for this option. On the other hand, polisher is used when the body paint is good but needs better shine. Actually, this decision will vary based on the model, age and condition of the car. With the buffer, you can use either of the products. You can ask your friends, or good

Remove Carbon Fiber Decals From Vehicles

Much like the application process, it is best to start with heat. Most professionals will use a heat gun, but a hair dryer will suffice if need be. You need to work in sections when heating the decal, it’s pointless to heat the whole space up as you won’t be able to work fast enough to remove the entire thing before it cools down. Heating up the decal helps to soften the adhesive making it easier to remove. However, be sure not to overheat as it can make the adhesive too sticky, making more work for you in the long run.

Once you have heated up the decal, start in a corner spot and gently begin peeling back the decal. You can typically do this with your finger nails, but you can also use a plastic scrapper or old credit card if need be. DO NOT use metal; this will damage the paint job underneath. Smaller decals may come off in one peel, but for larger spaces, you will need to work at it, and it may rip off in spots.

When peeling, be sure to work at about a 120 degree angle, meaning pull the material

Car Audio Installation Options

Materials Needed

Some of the materials you need to install a stereo include a socket wrench, a screwdriver, voltage meter, a solder or crimper, and a small battery. You may need some wire ties and electrical tape to keep the wires of the system tied in one place.

Removing the Original Radio or Stereo

You need to remove your old radio before you can install the new one. This is where the screwdriver comes in handy. Start by removing the screws that hold the front panel of the system. Be sure to keep the screws in one easy-to-reach place where you cannot lose them. Take the front panel of the system out. Inside the CD player housing, you will find another panel that you need to gently pull out until it unsnaps. Unscrew all the screws and bolts holding in the system. Pull out the CD player and unplug the cable that connects it to the automobile.

Wiring the New Radio

Take the cable of the new stereo and plug it into the car. Put the stereo where it needs to be and screw it into place. Make sure the screws are screwed

Keep Tyres Looking Good

Did you know that there is a practical way to get your tyres to be glossy? This is known as dressing or protectant. Many car dealers will apply this substance on the tyres to give the car a glossier and more attractive appearance. It also protects the rubber from the UV lights of the sun and the toxic air pollution that degrades the quality rubber surface. The dressing or protectant also adds a layer to prevent any oil or dirt from sticking onto your tyre. This chemical isn’t greasy so it won’t cause you to spin on the road. Rather it is more of a non-stick surface that can grip onto the gravel or tar road.

Sunlight has the harsh ability to age and damage the rubber on the tyres. Over time you will start experiencing the tyres to be brittle and it can break with the slightest hit. However, you can avoid this from happening.

When cleaning your tyres you need to use a cloth, a high pressure hose and the cleaning detergent of your choice. You always start with hosing down the tyres to remove any dirt, oil or residue. This shouldn’t take long

About Car Waxing And Car Polishing

Compare polishing and waxing to a family portrait. Everyone wants to capture a beautiful moment and protect it with a nice frame. You may have an expensive, solid gold picture frame, but it can’t change a bad picture where your aunt and cousin’s eyes are closed.

Likewise, if a driver is seeking the best paint job possible then polishing may have to be done before waxing. Many paint jobs have deep defects that wax merely hides. As mentioned before, even a brand new car will need paint correction after just one bad wash. The swirls, scratches and air contamination that lay on an untreated car make waxing a stopgap solution at best. A contaminated paint job won’t gloss, and once the wax compound wears off, the defects will still be there. To properly eliminate those paint job defects, claying and/or polishing with an abrasive is necessary.

What’s An Abrasive?

An abrasive is any compound or instrument that has the ability to “cut” into your vehicle’s paint job and level out the defects. When a vehicle is fresh from the manufacturer, there is (hopefully) one top coat of paint evenly distributed along it. Over time, scratches,

Should Pump Your Tyres

If you’re not sure what your car’s tyre pressure should be, or how to check the tyre pressure then refer to your car’s manual. The information may also be marked on the driver’s door pillar, or on the inside of the petrol flap. In most cases, two different sets of pressures are given; one for normal driving conditions and the other for a loaded vehicle with extra people or heavy items on board. Driving with incorrect tyre pressures can affect the vehicle’s handling, and can seriously compromise safety or lead to accidents. You need pump your tyres if the pressure is too low.

To check your tyre inflation pressure you will need a tyre pressure gauge or use the gauge on the inflation equipment found at most wheel and tyre fitment centres and petrol stations. Low tyre pressure can affect your vehicle’s endurance, road holding and your braking system. Having the correct tyre pressure on your vehicle is one of the easiest and most important things you can do for your car. The economic and safety benefits are huge.

When you have the correct pressure your tyre wears longer and is not required to be changed

Right Decals for Jeep

Think of Who You Love

Love, like belief, is another great source of strength. Again, many might say that love has more potential for heartbreaks than it does for giving one strength, but the fact is, love does create a lot of hope and optimism in one’s life.

You can turn your jeep into something truly inspiring for yourself by getting customized decals that are dedicated to the special ones in your life. It would also make them happy to know that you care for them so deeply to have their names etched on your jeep.

Think of What You Like/Love

You might be a hardcore Game of Thrones fan, or you might have been inspired deeply by the Fast and the Furious series of movies, and you want to show the world how much these things mean to you every time you rev up your jeep and leave your house. But how do you do it?

Vehicle Wraps

1. Dibs on grabbing the attention

Colorful vehicle wraps with brightening textures – who wouldn’t turn back twice and look at these beautiful colors?

Nobody would make an effort to turn and admire a black or grey passing van, but as soon as they are a vehicle passing with colorful graphics sprawling over a sheet covering the fan – obviously the particular company will be a witness to more of the attention and admiration from every next passerby. It’s eye catching and entrancing and gets bonus points for the particular company.

2. Protection assurance

Vehicle wraps always protects the body from scratches and road debris forming holes and dents. These large sheets of vinyl can easily be removed whenever you want without fading the color of the vehicle and causing any alterations. This vehicle wraps help to keep the vehicles in appropriate conditions to get sold in the future. It does not cause any damage and thus the vehicles can be used for a long time without any replacements.

3. Cost is not an issue

When it comes to advertising, you need to continuously keep paying money for as long as you

Custom Powder Coating

On top of offering a better environmental footprint, a custom powder coating simply looks better. Unlike, so many opportunities out there to do the right thing by Mother Nature, then, this is one that doesn’t actually involve any real sacrifice on your part. These coatings can reach every nook and cranny on your product, plus you won’t lack for options in terms of the appearance you end up with. Everything from candy paint to copper is available.

A custom coating is also extremely durable. Even the above benefits wouldn’t amount to much if you had to constantly keep reapplying the coating (this would definitely hurt its environmental benefits, too). However, there’s a reason satellite dishes, traffic-light casings and even heavy duty machinery have all been treated with powder coatings in the past. Despite the relentless wear and tear these objects are up against, a solid coating will not give up.

Lastly, there are countless applications for a powder coating, only a few of which we already mentioned. People have used this process to help their automobile or motorcycle stand out. It’s also been used in combination with stencils to make an eye-catching advertisement that ensures an

Waterless Car Wash

An easy, economical, eco-friendly, and quick way to clean your vehicle between washes is to use a waterless car wash. A waterless car wash uses a pre-prepared lubricating spray that is used to thoroughly saturate each section of your car, which later gets wiped, one section at a time. Then any light dirt or grime can be carefully wiped off, section by section. Ideally, you would use microfiber cloths, which will not hurt the car’s finish. Waterless car washes should really only be used on cars without heavy dirt build-up. Too much dirt, and you risk scratching the car’s finish.

Finding the Right Product: You can choose to buy various wash formulas, which you can purchase online or at an auto parts store. There are ready-to-use formulas, or you can purchase a concentrate, which you must dilute before using. Some waterless car washes even include wax to protect the vehicle as you wash it. It takes an average time of 15-20 minutes to wash your medium-sized car using this method. If you are concerned about the chemicals, just be sure to pick a VOC compliant product, which is considered safe. You can find one with the main ingredient

Advantages Parking Systems

These products offer vehicle safety, which is very important in today’s environment. Many of such are designed with a barrier that lifts into place, enabling the driver to maneuver into the bay and then put up the barrier in front of their vehicle, eliminating any risk of anyone trying to steal the vehicle.

Because most of such parking systems come with remote-control access these days, it improves driver safety dramatically. In the past these parking barriers were manually lifted or put down, resulting in drivers having to leave their vehicle to lift or lower the system. With remote control, the driver remains in their vehicle until they are securely parked, once parked they are able to get out of their vehicle and go where they need to go.

Many of these parking systems available on the market today are visually appealing, they are not ugly pieces of metal that are in place and barely used. They are stylish and modern, blending in with the aesthetic appeal of the building without compromising on the functionality they give.

Another of the many benefits of these parking systems is how they cut frustration and anger for those who

Some Items To Keep Car Completely

Backseat Organizer

Helping your kids in keeping their toys, water bottles, umbrellas, coloring books etc in a good backseat organizer in your car can be a great idea. This will be quite beneficial in taking good care of your kid’s belongings and thereby help you in keeping your car fully organized, neat and clean.

Waste Bag

Make sure that you must have a small waste bag inside your car. This will benefit in gathering all the litter inside your vehicle, and ultimately disposing of at a suitable place. It is also necessary to train your children about using the trash bags, and guide them to throw all the garbage, empty bottles, packets, wrappers, etc, inside the trash bag. Don’t heap the litter for long and empty the waste bag, wherever you find trash bins.

Invest in a good vacuum

The inside of your car is just as important as the outside of it. A good vacuum will benefit you in keeping the inside of your car clean and easily remove the dirt from the covers. It is recommended that you purchase a wet or dry vacuum to help take care of stain and

Combustion Engine Works

The entire process only takes four strokes of the piston.

  • Intake Stroke
  • Compression Stroke
  • Power Stroke (Combustion Stroke)
  • Exhaust Stroke

Intake Stroke

As the piston moves down on its first stroke, the intake valve opens and allows the combustion chamber to fill with air and fuel. This creates a space ready to explode even without compression. But add compression and you create a lot of potential energy. It’s possible to add more fuel and more air during the intake stroke to create a more powerful mixture to increase horsepower but be sure to check your tuning if you do add performance parts.

Compression Stroke

When the intake stroke ends at the bottom of the cylinder, the compression stroke begins. The piston moves up and forces the air and gas into a tiny space. A 10:1 compression ratio will compress the air-gas mixture down to 1/10 the size of the compression chamber. The higher the compression ratio the more potential energy which means more power for your pedal. Compress for power. Note that higher compression ratios require higher octane fuels.

Power Stroke (Combustion Stroke)

The power stroke starts when the compression stroke hits top dead

Spray Painting Car

The number of steps involved in spray painting a car can be as simple as four or five to about ten. But the sequencing remains the same.

Preparing the car

The car needs a thorough wash of the exterior surface with water and mild soap and complete drying. Removing fixtures from the interior is necessary. A closed well-lit and well ventilated garage can be used or an open space in the yard where access to air and light is easy.

Sanding the car

The surface of the car should be completely scrubbed with large sandpaper to remove the old paint. This can be back-breaking but once the paint starts peeling off its quite easy. Then finer sandpaper should be used for removing scratches and signs of corrosion. Any minor gaps must be filled with putty and dried before painting leaving the entire exterior smooth.

Masking off and taping

Prevention of over-spraying is essential using masking tape or pre taped film so that outline tape lines are not visible. In case painting is done inside a garage, covering the entire car with plastic sheeting is a good option.

Applying primer

Primer

Fitting Stainless Steel Bumpers

This winter I turned my attention to the Austin Healey’s chrome work, none of which was showing any rust but was becoming a bit dull through many years of being polished. I bought new parts for the bonnet grille and new door handles from AH Spares and fitted these and then turned my attention to the bumpers.

Last winter we repainted our Jaguar E-Type and I had the rear bumpers re-chromed. This turned from a straightforward job into a 3 month saga and cost the same as a new set of bumpers. So rather than go though the same pain with the Austin Healey bumpers I decided to just replace them. While searching for replacements (AH Spares and others) I came across a company which offers highly polished stainless steel bumpers instead of chrome.

The price worked out about the same as new chrome ones and they would have the benefit that the finish can’t develop pock marks, rust through or polish off. The only possible fly in the ointment was that they are manufactured and sold by a non UK company – based in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. This doesn’t mean I am

Automotive Paint Protection Film

The primary purpose of Clear Bra is to prevent scuffs, rock chips and other types of vandalism which cause damage to a vehicle’s paint and body. It is commonly applied on the front facing portions of cars, trucks, and SUVs. It may also be used on the full body of a vehicle to provide maximum protection for the vehicle’s factory paint.

Originally developed for use in military applications, it is now commercially available for public use. The automotive industry took note of the benefits offered by the paint protection film and began applying it to race cars to protect the expensive carbon fiber and fiberglass bodies. Originally the film was thicker and tough to install because the thick film was designed to protect helicopter blades from sand erosion.

The film available on the market today is specifically designed to be flexible and conformable to a vehicle’s body. There are many options available in the market with specific types manufactured primarily with the technical capability to offer top level protection and even self-healing capabilities.

Scratches on brand new or well-maintained vehicles not only destroy the look of your car, truck or SUV, they reduce the resale

All about Drifting With Toyo Tyres

You let the hand brake down and prepare yourself for a fast getaway. You trust Toyo Tyres because they can hold to the ground no matter what. As you edge more forward than your opponent, you can feel the speed pushing you back into your seat. As the road curve approaches you, instinctively you hold tighter onto the steering wheel. With your other hand you prepare to pull the hand brake up.

As you brake, you can hear the tyres screeching as they drift across the tar. Smoke can be seen in your rear view mirror hiding your opponent in the pungent burning rubber smell. You release the hand brake and accelerate to win your victory.

You can hear the tyres move in normal motion. Their smooth rotation makes the race more comfortable and quicker. As you approach the next curve, you notice that it cuts through a tunnel and you realise that you need to have maximum control to avoid knocking into the concrete cave. You lock your hand around the wheel and hold tight onto the hand brake once again. You feel the car slipping too closely to the wall and pull the wheel