Repair Dents and Save Money

DIY Car Dent Repair Can Save Money

Car dents are never fun. We’ve all seen them appear on our cars, trucks and SUVs. Just last week a news report was featured how consumers lose up to $500 in car value for every dent. Ouch.

One of the worst parts is when you try to repair even the smallest ding, they always look worse. A northeast car owner actually tried to repair his car dents filling them window caulk. Bad idea; first of all, the temperature variations in the northeast vary from 90 to -22 degrees Fahrenheit. So when your car begins to adjust to colder temperatures, the caulk falls out.

Recently an article on a popular automotive site suggested that only authorized car dealerships should make these types of repairs. Although it’s good advice, don’t forget to bring your wallet. Prices can range from $250 – $400 to get just a few of your car dents removed. Who has that kind of money? Most consumers struggle making their car payments every month. When you add insurance costs and gas, it adds up fast.

Do you drive a high-line import such as Mercedes, Lexus or BMW? If so, be prepared to spend even more money fixing your car body; usually they employee mechanics and body shop staff who are required to pass rigid manufacturer training for repairs. Guess who pays for that training? You do. Expect to fork over anywhere between $92 and $150 per hour.

There’s a better way. In fact, millions of consumers are looking at less-costly ways to repair their dinged, dented and scuffed cars using new technologies. For years the epoxy industry has been advertising repair putty. Although it’s been known to work, the technique is older than your father’s first car.

Powder coating has proven to be useful as well. However, what most car owners don’t know is you need to pull their dents out of the body before repairing. This is critical for a repair that will last for years. Many dent technicians don’t want you to know this next secret. For dents on doors and quarter panels, industrial-strength suction cups work nicely.

Warning: avoid trying to hammer dents out of your car body. Doing so will result in small creases in the metal which will only cause more damage to repair. Be smart; invest in learning more about how to pull dents yourself before working on the cosmetic repair process.

Keeping Your Car Looking New

Applying New Ultra Shine Technologies

Ever had a dream where all the cars are super shiny as if you’re in a car expo? There is a secret to that and it doesn’t involve buying a new car. It’s not just the car wax, but all the steps you do before applying it. What you need to do is follow the steps below;

Clean the car. The first step is always a crucial ingredient to get the desired output at the final part. Cleaning the car means making sure there is no debris or dirt left on the surface. If you don’t do this, the polishing and waxing part may cause hairline scratches on your car paint. Also, it’s best to do all these steps in an indoor garage to protect it from any dirt from outside wind and passing cars.

Rinse and spray any dirt off, and then use car wash soap and sponge to clean off any sticky materials, or mud off the hood. Be meticulous on this part, examine and wash off any signs of bird droppings, insects or anything on the paint. After that, let it dry for couple minutes. Buff each area using microfiber towels.

Apply your secret car glaze. This shine-enhancing oily liquid will amplify the paint color and clarity. Most car repair shops use car glaze to restore old paint jobs. Some have formulations and fillers can even hide small imperfections. Use a polishing cloth, apply per section but don’t overuse.

Use car cleaner wax. Any imperfections on the surface can by masked by car wax. Apply it using circular strokes, one section at a time. Let it stay on the surface like you’ve applied white lotion all over it. After making sure each square inch is covered, let it dry. Buff the surface again using dry terry cloth.

Use Polymer car polish. There are several car polish brands in the market , choose one that has high number of positive reviews.  Apply the liquid evenly using the terry cloth again. This will seal the car wax you applied earlier. Let the car polish dry, and buff again. Repeat the car polish steps again. You’ll need at least three coats.

Apply Carnuba wax. After buffing with coats of car polish, apply high grade carnuba car wax. This is the final ingredient in getting that ultra-shiny wet look on your car. Apply first coat, let it dry, and then buff with terry cloth. Apply the second coat, and do same steps again until you get that deep shine you’re looking for. Normally you’ll get that deep glossy finish after 2-3 coats.

Groundbreaking Automotive Technologies

New and Exciting Automotive Technologies

As the technology within our home appliances and handheld devices rapidly advances, so does the technology of automobiles. The year 2015 marks a significant year for the automotive industry due to the abundance of technologies that have been implemented within a variety of vehicles within the past year. This will set the standards for the type of technologies that will be included within a wide selection of vehicles in 2015. Here are 3 must have automobile technologies to look out for in 2015.

Adaptive Cruise Control

If you plan on purchasing a car for your child this year, this technology is sure to appeal to you. Adaptive cruise control consists of a radar system that is embedded in the front of the vehicle that can tell the driver the specific distance between their car and a car in front of them. What makes this technology so intriguing is that it will automatically maintain a preset distance between the drivers car and a car in front of it by continuously adjusting the speed of the vehicle. In some cases it may even bring the car to a complete stop, in order for it to maintain that preset specific distance. This can prove to be especially useful for new and inexperienced drivers.

Touchscreen Infotainment System

With the introduction of touchscreen tablets, smartphones, laptops and even television screens that have been rising in popularity, it comes as no surprise that more and more automobile manufacturers are ditching the traditional entertainment systems and instead replacing them with one that can be controlled via touch screen. With a touchscreen infotainment, you can check the weather, movie listings, radio, fuel prices, sports schedule, vehicle settings, enable hands free calling and a wide variety of other settings, via touchscreen interface.

Night Vision/Nighttime Pedestrian Identifier

How many times have you been in a predicament, whereby the illumination from your headlights was rather ineffective due to severe weather conditions such as a rain/snow storm or fog at nighttime. Wouldn’t it have been nice if there was some way for you to see pedestrians and other objects, regardless of how snowy, rainy or foggy it may be at night time? No more worries.

One of the interesting technologies that has been sparking the interest of many car owners is Night View Assist. Said in simple terms, Night View Assist can give the driver a dashboard display of pedestrians, objects and other vehicles that are in front of it, regardless of the weather conditions or level of illumination that is available. Meaning that, the system not only gives you an heads up display of pedestrians and other vehicles, it is so advanced that the dashboard will also display the direction that the pedestrian is going as well.

Run Your Car on Water

Is It Possible to Run Your Car on Water?

7 INCREDIBLE Advantages of “Water-Powered Car” Technology to YOU
Article Summary: No doubts about it, it’s now possible to power your car on water as well as gas, instead of 100% gas. Apart from the many advantages that this technology have on the planet, it also has many widespread advantages to many individuals around the world, including YOU.

Below are 7 of these incredible advantages of the water for gas to YOU:

  1. Improves your gas mileage by up to 35%. This includes both city and highway driving conditions. Imagine how much money this would save you at the end of the month and at the end of the year. It is estimated that this could save you as much as $897.40 per year. If you are two, three or four drivers in the family, this yearly savings increases dramatically. And what if you have a fleet of 50 drivers in your company? Then your yearly savings will multiply to $44,870. More if you have more drivers.
  2. Eliminates harmful exhaust emission that pollute the environment and contribute to global warming. Your engine will ADD oxygen to the environment instead of polluting it. How about doing something good to help the environment for a change?
  3. Greatly enhance engine power and performance. The more gas you use on your car, the more the engine gets battered- thus reducing the performance. But by using water as an alternative, this enhances your engine power instead and improves performance.
  4. Remove carbon deposits and prevent future carbon build up.
  5. Reduce the operating temperature of the engine and waste heat into the environment.
  6. You will notice a calmer, quieter and much smoother engine operation and smoother gearshifts. This is due to the effect water has on the combustion cycle inside your engine.
  7. Enjoy a longer life expectancy of your engine, especially the pistons, rings and valves.

These are just some of the many advantages of water for gas technology to YOU. Remember, even YOU can build the device needed to make this technology work for YOU, from the comfort of your home.

Which Country Has The Most Teslas

Which Country Has The Most Teslas?

That’s right– Norway’s population of 5 million residents just surpassed the United States as the best selling market for the Tesla Model S. Largely due to government incentives, this phenomenon made the Model S the best calling car out of any car, not just electric, in the entire nation. Norwegians typically face rather elevated tax rates compared to the United States and the Norwegian government has decided to waive or otherwise restrict the level of taxes levied on purchases and registration of electric cars purchased by their citizens.

If this doesn’t sound incredible to you, let’s talk about the fact that the price tag on a Tesla Model S starts over $100,000. Could you imagine if a car that expensive was the best selling car in the US? This only goes to show the rising trend worldwide for electric automobiles and generally green transportation technology is real and strong as ever.

The green doesn’t stop at the car’s engine or the dollars in the price tag. Norway’s population is, likely smartly, preparing for a green future without fossil fuels. The country currently gets nearly all of it’s electricity from thermal energy. Also, unlike many debt-laden countries around the world, Norway has an estimated one trillion dollar sovereign wealth fund. Clearly, a role model in many ways, theirs is a society which has much green technology and adoption.

Getting this level of green car adoption in markets all around the world will take time, indeed. It requires infrastructure and a degree of wealth. Eventually, however, prices will come down and accessibility to this technology will increase. Imagine never smelling gas and paying the equivalent of about $5 of energy to fill up your car’s tank with electricity. Tesla is not the only car company to roll out all electric vehicles. Look at the Nissan Leaf and the BMW i Series including the i3 and i8 for two other examples of fully electric vehicles. A future of cars buzzing along highways that charge the cars automatically as they drive along isn’t actually that far off. Many of us might even get a chance to witness the green glory in our own lifetimes.