automotive

Five Mistakes That Can Detract From Efficiency In Diesel Tractor Trailers

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Small efficiency advantages with your diesel truck fleet could drastically improve your bottom line. Fuel consumption is likely to be an expense of primary importance with even smaller fleets. That’s why you need to do everything you can to maximize efficiency and avoid mistakes that increase your fuel costs. The following are five mistakes to avoid to improve the efficiency of your diesel tractor trailer trucking operation: Running a tractor trailer with an incorrect gear ratio…

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3 Reasons To Consider Installing A Sunroof

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A sunroof is a very popular and versatile addition to any vehicle, mostly because of the many benefits that it can provide. Listed below are just a few of the reasons to consider installing a sunroof on your vehicle. More Light One of the biggest reasons to consider a sunroof is that it can make the interior of your car brighter, which can make the entire vehicle feel much more open.…

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Don'T Get Left Stranded! Don't Let Car Repairs Catch You Off Guard

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When the vehicle works, it is easy to not give it a second thought. However, when it stops working, drivers can be stuck in a difficult situation. Here are some ways to make sure you don’t get caught off guard with car repairs.  Save Money Each Month Monthly car payments, insurance and fuel are not the only costs of having a vehicle. It is inevitable that a car owner will have to spend additional money on their vehicle eventually.…

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Safety Hazards Of A Cracked Car Windshield

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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?…

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3 Transmission Problems You Need To Watch For

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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.…

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How To Polish And Seal Paint Holes

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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.…

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

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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.…

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Why Buying A New Car Still Makes Sense

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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.…

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4 Aspects That Could Affect Your Final Repair Shop Quote

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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: …

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3 Things That You Should Do Before Having Your Car Towed

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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…

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