Check Car Before a Road Trip

There are particular factors to take into consideration when checking your tyres for a road trip and those details are included in this Article.

  • If the car “wanders” from side to side at highway speed that means the steering wheel is off-center. If the car pulls to one side, the wheel alignment should be checked.
  • Ensure that all shocks, CV joints and springs are in good working order. If there is any sign of damage on any of the parts then it needs to be replaced immediately.
  • Checking the fluids in your car may help you avoid an accident or an unnecessary breakdown, this includes oil, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, antifreeze, windshield washer fluid and brake fluid.
  • Ensure that all pipes and belts are tightly secured.
  • Ensure that all lights and signals are functional on your car and replace bulbs as necessary. Also take note that occasionally, lights may not work because a fuse needs to be replaced.
  • You need to ensure that your wipers give you a smear-free view and if they don’t, it is time to put on new wipers.
  • Your car’s brakes are your last line of defense and you need it to be in top-notch condition.
  • The air filter

Fixing Windshield Cracks

If you are going to use the kit these are the steps that will need to be taken.

  • The first step is to remove any loose debris in the crack and any glass. You can use a razor blade to scrape out the crack gently to make sure noting remains inside.
  • Wash your windshield to remove any leftover loose particles and shards of glass
  • After reading the instructions that came with the kit because each kit differs slightly. The main tool has suction cups, which are put over the windshield crack but make sure that you can still see the crack through the center of the tool.
  • Once you have the tool firmly in position apply resin into the center of the hole. The kit may contain an extra tool that will properly apply the resin and remove any air bubbles that appear after applying.
  • After filling in the crack it needs to completely dry. Do not remove the tool. You can let your car sit in a dry warm area to help harden the resin. The resin will be a clear thick mass after it has hardened that will stay firmly stuck

Car Paint Protection

Nano ceramic coating is suitable for protecting painted motorcycle and car surfaces. It is a very thin coating of 700 to 1000nm and is soft from inside and very hard from outside. It is available in liquid form and is applied using supplied applicator. Usually, it requires a curing period of 48 hours to deliver unrivaled shine for the next three years. The nano-particles of the car paint protection liquid prevent sheen abuse due to natural, external, or chemical factors. In addition, this coating is appropriate for new as well as used cars and motorcycles.

Nano Ceramic Coating Benefits – More Than You Expect Ever
Nano ceramic coating like Nasiol ZR53 is suitable for applying on surfaces like car body paint, plastic trims, or bumpers for that matter. Applying the coating is easy too with its one-step application. Some prominent advantages of applying the coating for car paint protection are

Superior Application – One application of coating serves up to three years offering the ultimate shine and fullest returns on the money spent. Surface of the car always look clean and glossy just as it was when you bought the car.
Resistant to Environmental Fallouts –


How Much Should Inflate Tires

Short and simple, it is the amount of air, measured in pounds per square inch (PSI) that fills a vehicle’s tires. The right amount of pressure in car tires is important for safety. Tires are a key safety factor in all vehicles, second in importance only to car’s brakes.

Correct tire pressure manages stability, braking and the capacity to take corners safely – all critical aspects of driving safety. On top of this, correct air pressure affects comfort while driving, the lifespan of the tire, as well as fuel economy.

When the pressure is too high, less surface area on the tire touches the ground and the car may bounce on the road. This impacts traction and the ability to stop quickly. All that bouncing also makes the ride more uncomfortable.

On the other side of the spectrum, when tire pressure is too low, more of the tire’s surface area touches the ground than necessary. This generates friction and can cause tire to wear much earlier than normal. They may also overheat.

The worst case scenario with over and under-inflated tires is tread separation. That is when the tire tread separates from the tire’s


Maintenance of Classic Cars in Winter

Being prepared

It is every vintage car owner’s nightmare to find the vehicle being affected by corrosion. However individuals are not able to clearly identify issues that can happen on the interior. They only see the exterior of the vehicle and recognize scratches, chips and corrosion. It is no doubt mandatory to correct these issues; however it is also true that most of the problems affect the interior of the vintage cars. The most common issue is the formation of rust caused when air combines with water and steel. It should be noted that the water in the air is also sufficient enough to cause corrosion.

Handling areas difficult to access

The only solution to prevent areas difficult to access from corrosion is by proofing them from rust. The most appropriate way to do this is by applying wax based coating to the interior panels of your classic car. Some areas are harder to access and these require holes to be drilled specifically to reach them. The exterior of the cars can use a bit of the same coating as well. A very common rust causing agent is mud because it comes with a lot


Spray Paint Your Car

Before starting, park the car in a well-ventilated area which would make drying easier. Use duct tape and plastic sheets to cover portions of the car which won’t be painted like windows, lights and mirrors. You could also choose to remove these parts. Rub the entire surface of your vehicle with medium-grit sand paper. Ensure that you don’t miss a spot and that the surface is even. Wipe with a dry towel to remove any foreign particles.

Onto the surface of the car, apply a layer of primer. Use a brush to ensure that the primer is spread thinly and evenly. Leave it to dry for as long as it takes, which should not be more than three hours. Using fine grit sandpaper, rub the surface of the car. Do the sanding in a back and forth motion, and ensure that the surface is completely even. Now you can remove any dirt and sand particles using a dry towel.

Before using the can of spray paint, remember to shake it properly. Make sure that the can works well by spraying the paint over some old newspapers before using it on your car. After checking, spray the


Preparing Car for Winter

Take your auto in for a tune up before the first snow fall. Having the peace of mind of a well maintained vehicle all year is an excellent idea, but it’s particularly essential during the winter when driving conditions are impaired.

Ensure you have the right oil for your vehicle. In general, thinner oil like 5W30 works better in cold winter conditions than 10W30 or 10W40, which are thicker. Thinner oils circulate easier, which makes lubrication of your engine easier in cold temperatures. To find the right oil for your specific vehicle, check your owner’s manual.

Keep your gas tank full. A full gas tank lowers the chances of running out of gas and being stranded. In addition, it brings down the possibility that your gas lines will freeze up because of condensation or water vapor buildup in extremely icy climates.

Ensure your battery is in great condition. Being stuck in remote areas and being unable to start your car is dangerous. Check that your battery’s connections are corrosion free and for batteries older than 3 years, consider testing its capacity to hold a charge.

Ensure you keep a winter emergency kit in your


Car Noises

Because vehicles are composed of many different complex systems, they have the potential to make a wide range of sounds… “clicks”, “ticks”, “pings”, “bangs” and “pops”… to describe a few. Some are more serious than others. There are a few questions to ask oneself in this situation; where do I hear the noise? What sound is it making? Does it continue when you stop driving? Does it occur during braking or acceleration? Does it happen then the vehicle is motionless? These are good starting points which can point to certain issues – or at least help you to identify which system is in need of a repair.

Exhaust sounds. In most vehicles, the engine is located in the front of the car but the engine’s exhaust travels the length of the vehicle so anywhere along that system, noises can be created through defect or vibration. The further back you hear the noise, the less serious the problem is said to be. So with today’s front-wheel drive vehicles, any noise from the driver’s door to the back of the car (while the car is motionless) would not hinder you from driving to a service station, or home for


Toyo Tyres

Night time is always present in the woods. The trees block every bit of light and help the predators with their hunting. A little girl bearing a red cape runs away from the wolf that has spotted her in its territory. Toyo sees this and distracts the wolf long enough for the little girl to run away to safety. The sidekick pops out from the other end of the dirt path to assist the hero. The wolf will have to find a different dinner tonight.

Meanwhile, a young woman is being enslaved to do her step sisters chores. She is noble, too, and shouldn’t be working this way. She wants to go to the yearly function that takes place in the castle upon the hill. The Toyo guardians drift around the corner and give the noble girl beautiful white shoes that will surely not break. Their magic also gives her a lovely purple ball gown that will make her the most beautiful lady at the dance.

They drift around the wealthier part of town and scare all the nobles because they treat the less advantaged badly. In this part of town, they have benefits such as


Safely Drive Through a Tire Blowout

Prevention

A tire blowout is a special kind of flat tire. The side wall has ruptured, leaving a huge tear in your tire that cannot be repaired. While many believe that a blown-out tire is caused in part by over inflation, the true culprit is actually the opposite: tires that are underinflated. It’s not the rubber and steel that makes a tire able to carry the weight of a car and its passengers. It is the air. Without enough air, the components inside the tires flex and heat until it all snaps and a blowout occurs. If the car is carrying a heavy load, then the likelihood of a blowout is compounded. This is why it’s important to regularly check tire pressure. The proper pressure for a car’s tires is listed in the driver’s side door jamb.

Another common way to get a flat tire is by driving on very worn, very old tires. After a while the rubber starts to thin, and a blowout becomes more likely. To see if your tires are too worn, use the penny test. Stick the edge of a penny into your tire’s tread so that Abe Lincoln’s head is