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About Car Covers

· Indoor – These are required when parked inside the garage. A light car cover can be used for frequent usage with easy on and easy off; heavier material, if it is parked in a garage which sees a lot of movement of children, pets etc. to protect it from bumps and dents and if it is not taken out too often. In addition, they should be mildew resistant.

· Outdoor – These are usually waterproof, high strength polyester fabrics that are built in with special polymers to shed dust, bird droppings, pollutants, water and tree sap. They are also UV resistant and breathable, allowing any heat or moisture trapped between the car and the car cover to escape easily.

· Custom – They are specially tailored for your car. They fit every contour of your car and don’t rub and slide against your paintwork

· SUV and truck and caravan covers are a category that are larger than car covers, but are basically made of the same material

· Universal car covers – These are

Keeping Tyres In Good Condition

Keep your tyres align:

Suppose one of your tyres has worn down and you need to replace it with someone else. If the new tyre is not in sync with the rest three, the tyres will wear down at different times! So you need to make sure that tyres are aligned and at least you can curb down the chance of accident while driving on the roads!

Check the tyre pressure:

We all know that it is important for us to maintain a certain tyre pressure in the tyres we are using. Depending on the distance we are going to travel and the number of people travelling the pressure requirement changes. But it is important for you to make sure that there is a certain pressure exists in the tyre! The wheel and tyre companies of your locality can help you with it. He will be the best person to tell you the perfect air pressure that needs to be in the tyres.

Keep the second one:

While you are travelling to a good distance, it

When to Get Oil Change

Trust Your Monitor

Recently, manufacturers have been installing oil life monitors, which are based on mileage and alert the driver via a maintenance light when the vehicle reaches that predetermined mileage range. In more advanced versions, the monitors are continuously tracking information via sensors located throughout the car and then utilize an algorithm to predict your oil life. Depending on your driving conditions and behaviors, the frequency of your car’s lubricant can vary daily. All guesswork is eliminated about when your next tune up is and you are free to just drive until the maintenance light alerts you. It is important to remember that these systems are created to work with the factory-recommended brands. As high-tech as they may seem, they are not advanced enough to distinguish if you choose to upgrade to a higher brand. So, it actually pays to save your money and rely on the factory fill.

Obtain an Oil Analysis

Every mechanic and dealership service crew may seem to have their own rationales for their recommendations. The most reliable way to determine

Right LED Light Bars for Vehicle

Type of beam –

Bars are available in three beam types or patterns: spot, flood and combo. Spot beam light heads are ideal for use as a takedown light to illuminate suspects or want focus on specific area or see long distance. Normal light heads have a spread of 40º to 160º and this feature makes them effective for general warning use.

Flood light bars have anywhere from 90º to 180º wide beam pattern which makes them best for the occasions when you want more light and a broader focus for illuminating a large area at night.

Combo bars are a combination of both the patterns, making it unique for narrow and broader areas, both. In the same bar you get both the beams, and the switch at the dashboard helps changing over the beam.

Choosing the right beam pattern is all about your preferences, requirements and budget. The size of the bar also depends on your budget and the aesthetics of your car.

The location –

In which area of your car, a specific LED bar should be installed is another imperative question. The location matters, as installing it at a wrong

Best Tire Changer

Consider a tire changer with an air assist arm if you are going to work with low profile tires, the assist arm should have the ability to follow the tire as it rotates to assist in holding the tire bead in the drop center of the rim to allow mounting the tire without damaging the tire bead. The arm should be equipped with an adapter to allow the rim to be depressed downward while clamping to allow the rim to be clamped externally without damage.

The side shovel to break down the bead should have the capacity of the largest wheel you will be servicing, some truck and performance wheels get very wide.

Other options and features to be considered are:

Motor size to provide enough torque to service low profile and truck tires.

Mount/dismount head design, make sure polymer inserts are available or a polymer head is available.

Tire clamping jaws have protective covers available for rim protection or choose a center clamping design that will not damage the wheel.

The inflation system is capable of inflating all types of rims, the inflation jets must be properly aimed at the tire

Electric Fuel Pump Run Longer

Do not run on less gasoline/diesel for longer period

As the electric fuel pump is mounted inside the tank, it is important to keep it submerged in gasoline or diesel to avoid overheating and to keep it cool. If the level of gasoline or diesel in the tank is low, it will expose the fuel pump out and its temperature increases as it operates and results in burning and premature failure.

Clean fuel tank regularly

It is important to get the tank cleaned and filtered regularly to ensure optimal performance of fuel system of your car. Over time, tanks accumulate particulates like dirt, mud or dust and moisture. Make sure that the tank is properly cleaned on regular basis.

Regular servicing

Regularly getting your vehicle serviced is very important to maintain the condition of your vehicle and to ensure that it runs efficiently. Choose a licensed and authorized service center as the service will be carried out by a professionals and according to the recommendations of the manufacturer. Generally, servicing is recommended every 12 months or every 12,000 miles, whichever is sooner. Cleaning or replacing the filter between every 3 to 6 months

Pajero Sport Automatic

Pajero Sport is not a new car. It was earlier available as a vehicle with manual transmission. However, things changed last November, when the company decided to launch a new version of the vehicle. It’s needless to say that the new version, instead of having manual transmission, came equipped with automatic transmission. The name Pajero Sport Automatic was derived from this newly added feature of the vehicle.

A large share of the people who were in love with Pajero Sport decided to replace their old vehicle with the automatic version of this Mitsubishi creation. As a result, within a jiffy, authorized dealers of the company saw all the pieces of the newly launched car disappearing from their showrooms.

The automatic transmission is not the only feature that separates Pajero Sport from the Pajero Sport Automatic. The new car comes with a range of other modifications. Particularly, its exterior is significantly different from that of its predecessor. However, that doesn’t mean that Mitsubishi has kept its interior intact.

The Japanese automaker, known widely for its innovations, has included all the features it added to the limited edition Pajero model some time back into the Pajero Sport

Info of Preventing Car Lockouts

If you seem to leave your keys behind a lot in the car maybe you should have a spare key made. This is a key you can always have on you in case this happens so you aren’t locked out. You can just use the spare key to unlock the car and get in easily. Many people keep spare keys to their house but they are often under a mat or under a rock, this key you need to carry with you at all times. If it’s just a simple key with no ring or other keys you can simply just keep it in your wallet.

Not always do car lockouts occur because of forgetting keys, you can have a lock that just won’t budge. Anyone with this problem should get it fixed pretty soon, if it’s not fixed you may need to contact a locksmith just about every time you lock your car and want to get back in. Another option is just leaving your car unlocked but you shouldn’t risk it. If someone finds out your car is unlocked you could either lose your car or some belongings in it. If you have a defaulted

Vehicle Locksmith Service

1. Security is the pivotal aspect while choosing a safety solution. They provide computerized security thus losing the bunch of metal tools is not on the scene, and you can be relaxed without the constant worries regarding car security

2. Remember after sending the item to servicing or repair; you can be relaxed as they will never tamper your vehicle and you can change them instantly to secure your possession from any theft.

3. Apparently, the security patterns of your garage door can protect your valuable four wheeler but if you have opted for a Vehicle locksmith service then even on the road your possession will be safe because decoding the pattern and steal your car will nearly be impossible for the thieves.

If you are eager to know more about the approach then placing a keen eye on the internet and finding out some portals that provide car solutions can be a great help. There are certain amounts of sites that give ample amount of information to give you the details about the pros and cons of the security approach. Delve into the details and explore the essential things.

Difference between professional and

Use Push Button Start

Step 1: If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, in order to start the engine, shift your vehicle into the Park or Neutral position. In case of a manual transmission, shift the vehicle into neutral.

Step 2: Press down on the brake pedal.

Step 3: Press the push button start until a green indicator light turns on. Let the engine idle for about 10-20 seconds after starting.

Stopping the Engine

Step 1: To stop/kill the engine, shift the automatic transmission back into Park or neutral. For a vehicle with manual transmission, shift into neutral.

Step 2: Firmly push the ‘push button start’ to turn off the vehicle’s engine. The indicator light turns off, telling the driver that the engine has been shut off.

How to start the engine with a dead key fob battery

Step 1: Take the remote/fob in your hand and place it on the sensing area on the vehicle’s windshield. There is a passive sensor chip inside the remote/fob and the car will automatically unlock.

Step 2: For an automatic transmission, shift your vehicle into the Park or Neutral position. In case of a manual transmission shift the vehicle into neutral.

Step 3: Press

Vehicle’s Cooling System


Check the exterior of the radiator for leaks and corrosion, damaged tubes and clogged fins. Also, inspect head gasket regularly. You can identify blown out head gasket with signs of oily deposits inside the fill neck of radiator.

Radiator pressure cap test

The radiator caps are a critical part of the cooling system and are prone to fatigue and wear, and this may lead to loss of pressure control. Therefore, check the radiator pressure cap for the recommended system pressure level at regular intervals.

Check thermostat if it is properly opening and closing

The thermostat controls the amount of coolant being released into the engine. It should open and allow coolant to pass once the engine is adequately heated. Sometimes thermostats can wear and they remain closed. A thermostat that is stuck in the closed position will result in poor circulation of coolant and this leads to overheating of the engine. It is important that the thermostat opens and closes to regulate the engine coolant temperature.

Pressure test to identify external leaks

You also need to check and identify any external leaks and damages to any of the components of

Techniques to Driving in Rain

pace, while coping with the probability of heavier traffic.

2. The headlights need to be turned on, even in light rain, to see and be seen.

3. Front and rear defoggers must be kept on to keep the windows clear.

4. The crash avoidance space must be increased.

5. It takes longer to stop in the rain, so the pace should be slower than it normally is.

6. Brakes must be applied earlier and with lesser force. The stopping distance between you and your car is thus increased, signaling the car driving behind you to actually slow down.

7. Drivers need to have a sharp lookout in regards to pedestrians. Rain is that time of the year when even the most attentive people can lose their attention span. Distraction to ordinary people can come out of sudden opening of an umbrella. Rushing out of the way to get wet, it is usually harder for people to hear the sound of your approach over the sound of the rain.

8. If the rains are stopping you, from looking at the car or road in front, and in case you are feeling too

Car Breakdown During Long Road Trip

• Make sure you check oil and coolant levels. If you are not familiar with doing this, you can follow the instructions on your vehicle manual.

• Check your car’s cooling system as well. Look for signs that it is leaking or if the cooling fan is not working properly. A leaking cooling system or inoperative cooling fan can cause your car to overheat and it can also cause damage to the engine.

• Closely inspect all wiper blades for any signs of wear and tear and cracks.

• Make sure that you also check the windscreen washer fluid level and that the washer jets are adjusted correctly.

• Check the condition of all the tires as well. And this includes the spares. Make sure all the tires have the right pressures and legal tread depth.

• Check the jack and wheel brace to ensure that they working properly. If the locking wheel nuts are fitted, make sure that the locking key is securely stowed away in the vehicle.

• Make sure that all dashboard warning lights are fully and correctly functioning.

• Keep your spare set of car keys in

Deploying Strobe Lights

Stroboscopic Light –

The energy the flash of these lights comprises is between 10 and 150 joules, depending upon the application and purpose, they are being used for. 150 joules is a considerable amount of energy that is sufficient for disorienting an individual, at a crime scene. The very first version of strobes was typically an aide in the practice of photography, but with the changes and advancements in their production method, these lights now stand as a help during police operations.

In the recent past, popularity of these lighting systems had been very high because of their performance and their price. The below subsections of the article discuss some of those benefits, keeping in view the purposes of police and first responders.

Disorienting of a suspect –

Strobes blast a very high intensity flash of light, which creates a temporary visual effect on the mind of the suspect, through his/her eyes. This visual effect affects the suspect in a way that his/her mind becomes unable to adjust and react very quickly. This temporary disability varies with the intensity, frequency and duration of light. The frequency could be adjusted as per requirements. That is

Car Door Actuator

Location of the Device

The device is located on the door of your car-below the latch. In some modern cars, you can find it integrated into your car system thus you can’t easily locate it.

The device receives voltage from the control switch. When it receives the voltage the door latch is activated and electromagnetism is generated. If your actuator has an electrical motor design, there is a gear set which unlocks and locks the doors of your car.

How To Install The Actuator

If your car doesn’t have the actuator you should consider installing it. You should start by prying the power lock switch and the power window switch from the door panel. You should then unplug the door switch before you put the switch aside.

While removing the door panel from the door, you should lift the panel upwards in order to clear the top of the door. You should then reconnect the window switch and close the window. After closing the window you should remove the switch.

You should unplug the pigtail from the base of the power lock and unbolt the actuator from the door using the socket

Types of Brake Pads

In the past, the most popular brake pad is the organic brake pad, which is made from asbestos. Asbestos is effective in absorbing and dissipating heat from friction. However, when it breaks down, a lot of brake dust will show up, which is harmful to people’s health. Thus, asbestos is gradually abandoned by most of the manufacturers. Instead, the manufacturers have created the nonasbestos organic brake pad, which is made from natural materials like rubber, glass, and resins. The main advantage of this kind of pad is that it’s environmental-friendly and is easier to be disposed of. Nevertheless, the disappointing fact is that since it is much softer, it wears faster, creating even more dust than the ones made from asbestos. Besides, although nonasbestos organic ones work well in normal street driving, once exposed to high temperatures or heavy load, they lose their high efficiency in stopping the car. Thus, they are only suitable for small cars that don’t do much aggressive driving, with limited hard stops and the light weight of the car being the necessities as well.

A metallic brake pad is another option for your car. Made from iron, copper, steel and graphite, metallic

Portable Car Tent

Whenever you need to park your lovely beauty outside. Your car will thank you for this. If you are waiting for someone in your car, it can never get better than this. If you are planning outdoor activities, your car definitely needs the car tent. Also, it is helpful when you go on business trips. All in all, you can use this car protection almost everywhere because it is useful for different occasions. This tent can protect your automobile from ta variety of elements. For example, your vehicle will stay protected from things like dust, sap, acid rain, and bird droppings. Ultimately, this equals fewer car washes and your car stays looking great longer, saving you time and money.

It is made up from a superior kind of material which does not hurt the surface of the vehicle at all. The bottom is made up of soft TPU circle which allows no scratching. The high-tech frame is made up from military grade hardened material fiberglass. The frame is made to be tough, strong and aging resistance and to ensure the stability of this item. It comprises of a battery which is required to charge once a month,

About Kids and Auto Safety

It has also been found that children learn auto safety habits from their parents. Nearly 40% of children that are riding in a vehicle where their parents didn’t bother to put on their seatbelts also did not have their seat belts on. Simply teaching your children to never get in a car without putting on their seat belt can be life saving.

Another big issue with child safety in automobiles is incorrectly used car seats, booster seats and seat belts. When using a car or booster seat, it is critical to read the instruction manual. The manual will give parents the details for proper installation of the seat into the vehicle and its proper use, not to mention the appropriate ages and heights that the seats are used for. It is estimated that over 45% of typical child restraint devices are used incorrectly by parents, thus reducing their effectiveness and even putting the child in harm’s way.

The fact is, proper usage of child restraint devices such as booster seats, car seats and seat belts is the #1 way to protect your child from fatal and serious injuries while you are driving. Proper use of a

Right Fuel for Vehicle

Octane number is very crucial
The octane number is crucial for the optimum performance of the engine. The regular grade gasoline recommended for most vehicles has an octane number 87. High performance cars need premium grade gasoline or octane fuel with a rating of 89, 91 or 93. Many people think using premium grade gasoline gives better mileage and the vehicle moves faster. Fuel with a higher octane number helps the engine only if it is suggested by the manufacturer.

If the octane number is too high, it can adversely affect the fuel efficiency of the vehicle. The engine in a car designed to use 87 octane produces less power burning 91 or 93 octane. This makes the engine consume more fuel to perform at the same level.

Avoid using low grade or super fuels
Low grade fuel contains impurities and is not good for the engine in the long run. These impurities result in clogged filters and fuel lines. This, in turn, results in low fuel economy and poor performance of the vehicle.

Super fuels are not recommended unless suggested by the manufacturer. They contain additives that may clean the injectors, but can spoil

LED Strips

DOs: The LED strips are flexible so they can be bent accordingly, within its limits of course. The strips can be bent no less than 90 degrees; you don’t want to snap them in half and break the circuits now. They’re great to trace as a border around your headlights because of the smooth and curved surface. You would have to know the limits of these LED strips so you don’t somehow bend them awkwardly or anything. When you bend the strip, the radius must be more than 20 degrees before you risk damaging them. As a car enthusiast, that’s probably the last thing you want to do.

DON’Ts: The LED strips may be flexible, but that doesn’t mean that they can be abused either. Don’t bend the LED at an extremely sharp angle or bend them horizontally, as these should be a given. While it may not be like the world is going to end if you somehow snapped your LED light strip, it’s still somewhat of a hassle to replace so it’s better not to test the strip’s limits. These harsh actions may damage your new strip’s circuit board and will result in the whole