With winter seasons and cold seasons a regular part of life an people having to move through life going to work, travelling and so on, we can’t help but use our cars in the cold, even if the fact has been established that cars and the cold don’t mix.
You couldn’t possibly stay home the whole of winter and not go to work although in the coldest of days, you just want to spend your time lazing about in bed. For these times that you must and have to go out, you can winterize your car to ensure that you’re on the road safe, you ensure that you’re keeping your car in a good condition and you keep yourself away from expensive repair costs. Continue reading →
Cars and vehicles are a very big investment and they’re also very expensive investments. The key to you having a good return on the investment you put into a car is by taking care of your car. The better you stick to a car maintenance schedule, the longer the life of your car will be.
With so many things to look out for and so many ways to take care of your car, the question now is where do you start and what do you do at certain points in time. With a car maintenance schedule, you’ll make sure that every part of your car is looked after and you’ll know exactly which part to have checked up at specific times. Continue reading →
Sometimes if you have a car that sits around outside, you’ll end up with a lot of moisture inside the car. This moisture, if left, will turn into mold and can damage a car’s interior quite badly, damage your health, and also turn off anyone else from taking a ride in your… ride.
There are a few solutions to the problem of mold inside your car however that are pretty easy, and can clean up the mold pretty quickly.
The first thing to remember, is that bleach is a bad idea. Bleach doesn’t work well on porous surfaces, and thus will not work on your car upholstery. Also, you run the risk of damaging the colour in your car’s interior.
One of my favorite home remedies for mold on the inside of your car is white vinegar. Specifically distilled white vinegar because it’s stronger and you will need less of it.
How to remove mold in your car seats with white vinegar:
Take your distilled white vinegar and put it in a clean spray bottle… make sure your spray bottle is VERY clean.
Open up your car to let it ventilate for at least 5 minutes. You don’t want to work inside a car that is filled with mold spores.
You’re probably going to want to find a paper mask (like a 3M mask) to protect your lungs during the removal of the mold. This of course depends on how much mold is in the car, but it’s always better to be safe.
Spray the white distilled vinegar on the mold, and about 1 foot around the mold (the spores can be growing before they’re visible).
Make sure the area is completely saturated. This will obviously make your car smell of vinegar, but it will go away once we remove the mold and let the car air out.
Let the vinegar sit on the mold – DON’T WIPE IT OFF – for at least 10 minutes. This will kill the mold.
After the vinegar has sat on the mold for some time, you can wipe off the residue left by the mold.
Use a mold testing kit to make sure there are no more airborne spores in your car. If there are, it may be damaging to your health to continue to use the car.
Everybody wants some form of entertainment in the car, and having a car stereo just does it. However, the stereo receivers we have nowadays have much more to offer than simply being able to play music. Whether you are buying one to replace your old deck or just to add some entertainment on your ride, here are some things that you can look for in a car stereo receiver.
Car Stereo Features
It all comes down to what the receiver has to offer. The old ones can play audio CDs, cassette tapes and radio stations but there are more forms of media supported by the latest car stereos. MP3 and WMA files are also now supported. You just insert a disk with these files and most receivers can read and play the content. Even other multimedia formats are now supported such as JPEG for photos and AVI or DVD files for videos. Many portable and mass storage devices such as MP3 players and iPods are also now compatible with car stereos, thanks to the USB ports that are now available. One plug and your music library suddenly expands it can last you days, even weeks, to finish your entire playlist. Continue reading →
It is good to keep you car at optimum performance by taking good care of its engine, exterior and of course, interior. Your car deserves proper care and treatment as it is a considerable investment on your part. It can sometimes be tiresome to keep your car spic and span but it is well worth the time and effort. You can always go with the more expensive option on having your cloth car upholstery repaired, or you can go and do it yourself.
Repairing your cloth car upholstery can really be easy if you know what to do, and depending on the specific situation. The most common problem your cloth car upholstery gets is stains. Yup, just like your clothes, your cloth car upholstery can get those too so you better be careful.
If you have kids, then you’ve got to be extra careful as kids can sometimes be rough on your upholstery. There are a lot of affordable and efficient cleaners out in the market, why not try out a few and see what works best for you? Just be sure to carefully read and follow the instructions to avoid further complications. Continue reading →
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