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Things You Can Do to Give Your Car a Boost in Performance

In these days of high gasoline prices, it may seem ridiculous to consider ways to increase your car's performance as they are almost always associated with increased fuel consumption. However, there are four ways to increase performance that do not have to negatively impact your gas mileage. Let's take a closer look at each one. 1. Reusable Air Filters. Landfills are stuffed with items we use once and then throw out. Auto air filters are one such item and through the life of a car you can go through 6-12 of them with no problem. For approximately three times the price, washable and reusable air filters are a great alternative. When you purchase one it likely will be the last air filter your car will ever need. Reusable air filters enable you to gain slight increases in horsepower and acceleration as well as to impact the environment in a positive way. 2. Performance Chips. All new cars are operated by a computer chip that tells how much torque and horsepower can be displaced. Performance chips or recalibrat...

 


Car Interior Upgrades - How to Install Car Seat Covers

Most people see their car as their pride and joy. It is often a place that you can upgrade to what you want. One way that you can upgrade your car's interior is through seat covers. There are many different types of seat covers out there and reasons for why you will want to have these. If you are going to get these covers then it is important that you know how to properly install them. Why would you want car seat covers? The first thing you may be wondering is why you would want to get car seat covers. There are many reasons for why people get covers instead of simply changing their seats. One reason is that covers can be changed easily if you ever get tired of the colour. Maybe you want to upgrade the drab interior of your car to something a bit more to your liking. Maybe you have noticed that your car seats are not looking that good and want to cover them up. These are just a few of the reasons why people look into buying car seat covers. What seat covers should you get? Once you have decided to get sea...

 


Car Interior Cleaning and Detailing - A Full-Service Solution

Car detailing includes more than just dusting the interiors with a piece of cloth and cleaning the exteriors with water or cleaners. The process is not as easy as it seems to be. When performing detailing job, you have to take a number of things into consideration, especially the tiny details that add up to make your car look show-worthy and visually appealing. The entire detailing job can be categorized into exterior and interior detailing. Exterior detailing includes proper washing and cleaning the car exteriors as well as removing swirl marks, scratches, stains, dents and other surface imperfections from the body. On the other hand, car interior cleaning and detailing is an entirely different job and requires utmost care and high perfection. This is so because interiors of cars are usually made from different materials, such as leather, plastic, glass, fabrics, fiber, rubber and more. Each of these materials need to be cleaned with different techniques and cleaning agents.If you own a car, you must be look...

 


Simple Ways to Get Your Auto Ready For Winter

Want to save money on car repairs and costly emergencies? Make it a point to schedule into your calendar a winter booster check for your car. Keep these tips in mind for your winter travel, and you’ll have a safer winter travel season all around! A gas tank which is kept filled helps keep moisture from forming. Make it a habit to go ahead and fill up when your tank is half empty. Change your oil and oil filter every 3,000 miles or so if your driving is mostly stop-and-go or consists of frequent short trips. It will save you loads of trouble in the long run. Go ahead, schedule it into the planner. Wiper blades are one of those things we usually never think about until we need them, and they're not working! Have you ever tried driving in sleet and snow with impaired visibility, thanks to dud wipers? Talk about nerve-wracking! Go ahead and replace old wiper blades. If your climate is harsh, purchase rubber-clad (winter) blades to fight ice build-up. Stock up on windshield washer solvent, you'l...

 


Discover Cheap Ways To Add Car Interior Accessories

There are many different car interior accessories available on the market. These items are a fantastic way to add chic and elegance to your vehicle. For those who require customization and organization, there are endless possibilities to help you achieve this goal.For individuals who spend most of their time driving to and from events, it's no wonder you would prefer your vehicle to be a representation of who you are. Whether it's driving the kids to soccer practice, commuting to and from the workplace, or simply a run to town, adding these accessories is an inexpensive way to show off your style.A fun and creative method is seat coverings. Not only do they hide stains, tears, or other damages, but they're an excellent reason to add a new look. There are many varieties available which makes the possibilities endless. Choose a material and color scheme that works for you and simply apply them to your old seats. Fabrics that are comfortable throughout the year are a great idea. Some are even sold in fade resist...

 


Essential Advice for Every Car Owner

After you get recommendations for honest mechanics, call around to check out the prices for certain jobs. It's always smart to get a second opinion. How about some preventative medicine? Keep your gas tank filled. This will help you avoid the gas line freezing up in cold weather. Also, driving on fumes allows little pieces of dirt at the bottom of your gas tank to run through the fuel lines with the last drops of gas. This debris clogs up the fuel filter and can cause carburetor damage as well. Sometimes a problem with your car's electrical system results from a simple blown fuse. Check to see if you have any blown fuses before investing in a tow truck! Keep track of how much oil your car uses. A sudden change in oil consumption means you need to see a technician. Save your brakes by having your brake fluid changed every 30,000 miles. Check your tire pressure once a month. This simple maintenance check can add up savings at the gas pump! Stop and go traffic causes excess wear and tear on your vehicle. G...

 




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