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Taking Care of Your Car's Windscreen Properly

The windscreen is one of the most delicate parts of a modern car, despite the fact that it’s usually made with durability and sturdiness in mind. It still requires a lot of careful attention during repairs and even cleaning jobs, and it’s never a bad idea to familiarize yourself with the way a windscreen is built and how it works if you own a more expensive car. That way you’ll be able to avoid some common issues that may arise if your car is ever involved in an accident that requires a windscreen repair.

Even if it’s not about a repair, but a cosmetic fix-up like a tint job; you’ll still want to be crystal clear about what a windscreen requires in terms of quality service, and how to find the best company to work with as well. The first feature to look for, obviously, is that the company can work on modern cars and their special windscreens. This might sound a bit redundant as you’d expect that every company on the market for windscreen services is like that, but the truth is a bit different. If your car’s windscreen is a modern variant that features some strange, complex type of technology, you may find that not so many companies out there are willing to work on it.

Once you’ve found an appropriate company to do the job for you, you should also prepare your car accordingly. There are usually various things that you could do to make the vehicle more suitable for a windscreen repair or tinting job, and the company you’ve chosen to work with should be able to tell you all about that. Just listen to their advice and prepare the car accordingly, and make sure you let them know if there are any specific details about this car that they should know about before they get started (e.g. if you’re using custom-made windscreens).

If you’re tinting your windscreens, another thing to keep in mind is to obey your local laws and regulations. Most places have some limits to the amount of tint you can apply to your car’s windscreens, and this varies from one jurisdiction to another. So before you get started, make sure you familiarize yourself with your local laws and the restrictions they place on you. The windscreen tinting company you’ve chosen should be able to help you out on that if you’re feeling lost, as after all, they should be the ones that are most familiar with those regulations.

Don’t be in a rush! You should set aside some time for your window tinting job and contact the company to get it done once you feel your schedule has cleared up a bit. You shouldn’t rush them to complete the job faster, because that might compromise the quality of the final product a bit. And with window tinting, something that’s more or less permanent, you really don’t want to mess up the job. Once it’s done, you can enjoy your new tinted windows for a long, long time!

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About Dedicated Automotive Diagnostic Tools For Luxury Cars

Basically speaking, there are several modules in the vehicle need the online programming during the maintenance and repair process of the vehicles: KEY ELV F BCM R BCM DME; other parts don’t need it. And, the auto diagnostic tool plays a vital role in the programming process, which now has become a must buy in the garage. Compared to the general auto diagnostic tools, the dedicated one is able to bring more stable diagnostic process and result, especially for the luxury vehicles. So, the followings are some detailed instructions to the dedicated automotive diagnostic tools.

MB Compact 4 is the dedicated auto diagnostic tool for the Mercedes Benz vehicles, which has a lot of new functions compared to the old XP-Star. The XP-Star is also called MB Compact 3, it supports the detection and diagnosis of all the MB vehicles produced after 1989. Although the MB C3 is still available in the garage, there is no doubt that the upgraded one BM Star C4 performs better. Why?BM Star C4 have a better, more powerful detection features, performance, and more excellent,security is also worth you to own one.

The MB C 4 is the upgraded version of the XP-Star car diagnostic tool for the MB vehicle diagnosis, and the new MB Star C4 offers many new functions in the original basis. Unlike the old XP-Star, the new MB Star Compact 4 supports the UDS diagnostic protocol in addition to the KL diagnosis and 3-line CAN BUS diagnosis, so that its hardware can be upgraded at any time. Besides, the wireless diagnosis of the MB C 4 is also available.

Since time is limited, there is more detailed information about the dedicated auto diagnostic tools like Porsche piwis tester 2 and BMW ICOM will be introduced in the next articles, if you want to know more about them, please follow the next articles. Or you can also visit this online shop to know more information about this auto diagnostic tool supplier, and then you may finally find out the device you want at a reasonable good performance, high quality.

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Routine Vehicle Maintenance

Basic routine auto maintenance is something that many people put off until they break down, or the car refuses to start. But by keeping up with various tasks, you can head off problems at the pass, and avoid unnecessary and expensive trips to the car repair shop.

When maintaining a car, most people remember major things like changing the oil. This is a task that sounds major, but can be accomplished with a minimum of tools and equipment, in about an hour. But between oil changes, it’s a good idea to check the oil level periodically. This will ensure that if there is a leak, you catch it before it becomes a major problem. Also, some older vehicles burn a little oil, so if the level is down every time you check it, but not down very much (a quart every month or two or less), there is no cause for alarm. Just fill it back up.

Automatic transmission vehicles should have the transmission fluid levels checked regularly as well. The dipstick for this will look similar to the one used to check the oil, but will probably be longer, and have a tube instead of being just a hole on the engine. This fluid should be pinkish in color. If it is brown or smells burned, it might be time to get a transmission flush. If the level on the dipstick is low, add fluid.

Check the power steering reservoir. Unlike the oil level, a continual drop in power steering fluid almost always indicates a leak, and a leak is always problematic. If the fluid levels are down, fill it back up, and attempt to locate the leak or see a mechanic. A drop in power steering fluid will also normally be associated with increased difficult in turning the steering wheel.

The battery should be inspected when doing this cursory automotive exam. Wearing protective goggles, carefully pry the covers off the top of the battery with a flat-blade screwdriver. Peer into the three holes under each cap. Each hole will have a tab that protrudes downward toward the acid inside. If the level of acid is too low, the tab will not reach the top of the liquid. If the level is too low, the battery can lose power, possibly failing to start the car. Using pure distilled water, fill each port on the batter with an eyedropper or similar tool. Be careful not to get any dirt from the top of the battery inside it, and avoid touching the battery, battery acid of cables.

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How To Paint and Install a Body Kit

I decided that it was best that I learn how to paint a car from start to finish and installing the body kit. This was due to the high prices of professional auto body stores and the fact that I enjoy learning about cars. Normally, my interest was reserved to how they drive and how fast they go, but I was intrigued at that thought of learning how their paint jobs are applied. I decided to do some net searching and came upon a number of do it yourself websites. The one that stood out amongst these was . Here’s an awesome video that shows how to paint and install a body kit!

When buying body kits you basically have 2 options.

1. Spend more and get a quality polyurethane kit so you have less body work.

2. Save on cash… get a Duraflex type of kit and do some body work and paint to getting looking like a quality kit.

Most fiberglass body kits are NOT perfect.

They have waves, thin spots, thick spots, and you really need to do a good job with your body work and prep stage if want to get it looking like a decent kit (and also have the girls impressed).

Have you seen some kids or grown men on the streets in their cars with a body kit on it, but when you look closer, you see waves, ripples, paint blemishes etc… and it just looks like crap?

That’s because all they did was prime it and paint it. And it came out looking like crap.

If you want the easy way, Polyurethane kits are the way to go. They are much more expensive but will save you the process in having to do a complete skim coat to remove all of the imperfections.

So, what did we did to the BMW 545i project?

We did (option 2.).

We got the cheap kit, customized it and made it look like a MILLION DOLLARS! and yep! again, we recorded the ENTIRE step-by-step process so YOU can C O P Y and apply the same techniques to your specific projet no matter if your doing this to your car, truck or bike!

And if you’re spending the extra bucks and getting a Polyurethane bodykit or a quality fiberglass kit like the Bomex body kit (made in Japan).