2015

Tips For Protecting Your Auto Glass In Winter

The cold Canadian winters can put additional stress on your windshield and other auto glass. Cracked windshields are especially prevalent this time of year. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to safeguard your auto glass, even if it's not possible for you to park in a garage or under cover at home or at work. Start your defroster on low. Sudden changes in the temperature can cause glass to break, in your car as well as in the kitchen.

Making Sure You Get a Fair Estimate at the Auto Body Shop

Having to take your car in for repairs may cause some anxiety when it comes to the price you'll have to pay. Knowing a few tips and tricks about how to make sure you are getting your money's worth can help you to ensure you are getting the best repair job at a fair price. Before you agree to have repairs performed on your vehicle, consider the following points. Understand the Estimate

The Pros And Cons Of Aluminum Auto Body Modifications

Aluminum has become more and more popular in recent years due to its recently low cost and light weight, both of which save money for the car owner. On the other hand, there are also several detriments to using this high-tech alternative to steel which can, in some cases, negate the positive attributes of the material. Here are the major pros and cons of sourcing your next body modification with aluminum parts.

6 Historical Facts You Didn't Know About Limousines

Whether you are riding to the airport or to a top executive conference, hiring the services of a limousine company can take your exciting experience to the next level. And while you're enjoying the ride and festivities that go along with it, you'd never realize just how far back the use of a limousine goes. Consider these obscure facts about limos and you will never think of your special event in the same way again.

Two Questions Concerning Auto Detailing You May Need Answered

If you are like most other people, you have a strong sense of attachment to your car, and considering this is one the most expensive investments you may have made, it only makes sense to keep it in good condition. To this end, a professional detailing may be the best ways of ensuring that you car stays in as good of condition as possible. Paint correction is just one of the services provided by detailing services.

What Every Driver Wants To Know About The Frequency Of Their Vehicle's Oil Changes

When it comes to the fluids in a vehicle, many drivers consider oil to be the most important to keep track of. There could be a possibility that old oil-changing habits need to change. While most drivers still religiously change their oil at the 3,000 mile mark, it has been suggested by Edmunds.com (for one) that with more modern vehicles, this is not always necessary. To get down to the facts, it is a good idea to take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about these more modern claims about the basic oil change.

Have A Streaky Windshield When It Rains? Learn How To Replace Your Wipers Quickly And Easily On Your Own

If you notice that your windshield wipers are no longer thoroughly clearing your windshield when it rains, it may be time to replace them. Over time, windshield wipers can become damaged and worn through the wear and tear they are put through when they clean water from the windshield. Replacing them as soon as you start to notice that they are not working as efficiently will ensure you are always able to see the road clearly when you are driving.

Pros And Cons Of A Dual-Clutch Transmission

Dual-clutch transmissions have been used in racing for a long time. Recently, this type of transmission has been used in regular cars because it combines the convenience of an automatic with the speed of a stick shift, just without the clutch pedal.  There are several advantages and disadvantages to having a dual-clutch transmission in your vehicle. What is a Dual-Clutch Transmission? A dual-clutch transmission is different than a manual because it has two clutches instead of one.

Safety Tips For Your First Trailer Tow

Learning how to tow a trailer can take some time. You likely already know that you'll need to drive at a slower rate and brake faster in order to have a safe experience when hauling a trailer behind you. There's no shame in hiring a professional towing company if you feel like the haul is more than you can handle. With that said, here are 3 tips that every rookie hauler should keep in mind when towing a trailer behind their vehicle for the first time:

2 Basic But Important Auto Body Repair Questions Addressed

Being involved in even a minor fender bender can leave your car with substantial body damage. In addition to impacting your car's appearance, this type of damage can also lead to performance reductions. While there are professionals with the experience and tools needed to repair almost any type of damage your car could have sustained, car repairs can be extremely stressful to most people. However, understanding the answers to the following auto body repair questions should help you have a much better understanding of what you can expect from the repair process.