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Safety Hazards Of A Cracked Car Windshield

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Safety Hazards Of A Cracked Car Windshield

According to CarWindshield.com, repairing a cracked car windshield can cost anywhere from $50 to $150, depending on the size of the crack or chip. This cost is little to nothing when compared with the cost of your life. Replacing the windshield altogether is more expensive, but still manageable. The hazards of not replacing or fixing your windshield when it is cracked significantly outweigh the cost of repair. So, what exactly are the risks? Fines and Tickets In some states, driving with a cracked car windshield is a ticket-able offense. You...

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Benefits Of Alloy Wheels

Posted by on Jan 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Benefits Of Alloy Wheels

When it comes to wheels for your car, your two most basic choices of material are steel and alloy. And, while steel is typically the more common and popular option, alloy wheels actually have quite a few advantages. So, if you’re trying to decide what types of wheels to outfit your vehicle with, you’ll definitely want to at least consider alloy and its many advantages. Smooth and Lightweight To begin with, alloy wheels are much lighter in terms of weight than their steel counterparts. And, what that lightweight quality means for...

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3 Transmission Problems You Need To Watch For

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Transmission Problems You Need To Watch For

Transmission problems can happen at any point in time. There are no set times or places for them to occur. They just happen. However, there are warning signs that tell you something is wrong and needs to be addressed. Ignoring these signs is what will get you in trouble and end up costing you a small fortune in repairs. Here are some of the common transmission problems and what you can do to correct them. Fluid Leaks Transmission leaks are often due to a problem in the main component causing the fluid to leak. It could be something like a...

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How To Polish And Seal Paint Holes

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Polish And Seal Paint Holes

Chips, scratches and peels in your car paint are inevitable. There is nothing you can do to prevent small rock chips, but you can fix them as soon as possible. If you let a hole in your paint job remain, it could end up being very difficult and costly to fix. Many people are reluctant to try and fix paint chips because they are worried about creating further damage. However, if you have the right tools, you can learn to patch and seal your auto body before it becomes problematic. This article will explain how to buff out paint defects and...

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3 Things To Consider Before Getting Your Vehicle’s Glass Repaired

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Things To Consider Before Getting Your Vehicle’s Glass Repaired

Crack! If you own a vehicle, chances are you’ve experienced this painful sound first hand while driving down the road as a rock or other piece of debris has slammed into your windshield. Far from being just unsightly, a small dink in the windshield can rapidly become a huge fracture across the entire sheet of glass, destroying its integrity. Time is absolutely of the essence when getting it repaired, otherwise you might be left with costly replacement being your only option. However, there are some basic things to know before looking...

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Why Buying A New Car Still Makes Sense

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Buying A New Car Still Makes Sense

As the Canadian economy struggled in the last few years, many people switched from buying new cars to buying previously-owned vehicles. The conventional wisdom was that not only were such vehicles less expensive, but they didn’t have the steep depreciation that you find with brand new cars. However, there are still many good reasons to buy your car new from the factory. Benefits of buying a new car 1. Customization. One of the best reasons to buy a brand new car is that you can have it built just the way you want it. You don’t...

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4 Aspects That Could Affect Your Final Repair Shop Quote

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Aspects That Could Affect Your Final Repair Shop Quote

After the body of your car has become damaged, you’ll take it (or have it towed) to an auto body repair shop. Obviously, you’ll experience anxiety, partially because you’ll want to know what the damage is going to cost you.  In a perfect world, a technician would give your car a quick inspection and a firm repair quote, but there are usually other factors involved in how a repair technician arrives at a final repair quote, such as:  How Many Procedures Need To Be Accomplished During The Repair Ideally, all...

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3 Things That You Should Do Before Having Your Car Towed

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Things That You Should Do Before Having Your Car Towed

If your vehicle is inoperable, you are probably planning on calling a towing company to come out and get your vehicle. However, there are a few things that you should do before your car is loaded up on the tow truck. Make sure that you do these things first, and you can help things go as smoothly and well as possible. 1. Find Out if Your Car Can Be Repaired On-Site First of all, you should find out if the tow truck operator can repair your car on-site rather than towing it and taking it to a repair shop. For example, some tow truck operators...

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Sticky Brake Syndrome: What You Should Know About Stuck Calipers

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sticky Brake Syndrome: What You Should Know About Stuck Calipers

Your car’s brake system consists of many different components, but one of the most important aspects of your braking system is the caliper. Calipers use hydraulic pressure, created by the brake fluid, to push the pad to the rotor when you press the brake pedal. Stuck calipers can cause your brakes to function poorly, or not function at all. Here are a few common causes of caliper issues as well as some warning signs that indicate you might need brake service. Causes of Caliper Trouble There are a few common issues that can lead to...

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What Type Of Dent Does Your Car Have?

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your vehicle was recently damaged, and you now have a dent somewhere that you need repaired, chances are you are going to call-up some local auto body shops for repair quotes. Before you start calling up your local auto body shops, make sure you know what type of dent you have in your vehicle. The more accurately you can describe the dent, the easier it will be for the auto shops you call to provide you with accurate information about how long and how expensive it will be to repair the dent to your vehicle: Smooth Dents A smooth dent is...

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