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Best Windshield Repair Kit for car

Best Windshield Repair Kit for Car Owners

Have you ever heard of windshield repair kits?

You may have seen video demonstrations on TV shopping or the internet wherein cracks disappear like magic.

They seem too good to be true, but yes there are windshield repair kits that really work and make the cracks and chips almost disappear. You just have to find the best product and use them properly to get the best results.

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How Long Does It Take To Replace A Windshield

How Long Does It Take To Replace A Windshield

If you have a cracked or smashed up windshield, then it is about time that you replace it. Leaving it cracked may cause you more problems such as leaks or it may even crumble under pressure.

Replacing a windshield is not an easy task. Some car owners opt to buy a windshield repair kit, but it is still a complicated task. If you are not comfortable doing so, leave it to the experts’ hands.

My customers who bring their cars in always ask me, “How long does it take to replace a windshield? I’m not sure how long I can do without my car.” I always give them the same answer.It could take just a few hours depending on how complicated your windshield is.However, I tell them to give me 24 hours to make sure that the windshield is sturdy enough once they use it.

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How to Make My Exhaust Sound Deeper

How To Make My Exhaust Sound Deeper : Tested By Me

Recently, I have been getting many inquiries from people asking me how to make my exhaust sound deeper. For those of you who are new in the world of automobiles, you might wonder why there should even be a need for your exhaust to sound a certain way.

Your car’s exhaust has different functions. A deep-sounding exhaust indicates that the engines are performing correctly. The exhaust system is one of the parts that work the hardest. It is composed of a series of pipes that control noise and directs the exhaust fumes away from the car’s interior.

When the exhaust does not function well, the engine feels exhausted and choked. Therefore, the engine’s horsepower is negatively affected. You also sacrifice fuel consumption due to a faulty exhaust system.

The engine’s horsepower changes drastically as soon as you fix your exhaust. The sound of the exhaust will remind you of how fast and powerful your engine could be.The sound determines your car’s capacity in general.

Let’s explore the ways on how to make your exhaust sound deeper.

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How Long Does It Take To Charge a Car Battery

How Long Does It Take To Charge a Car Battery

There may be instances that your car’s battery got discharged because you haven’t used it for a long time. You may have accidentally left a light on which caused your car battery to drain.

​I purchased both a portable jump starter and a car battery charger. It is better to have these tools for emergency purposes.

 Also, someone might be in need of them and I could lend them a helping hand. In fact, I bought a car battery charger for my wife, too, and taught her how to use it. I also recommend to my customers to get one, especially when they have cars that they don’t use for a long time or when it’s winter season.

There are two ways to restore your car’s battery charge. You can either jump start it and drive it for a few minutes if you need to use it right away. Otherwise, you may use a car battery charger to recharge if you don’t plan to use your vehicle yet.

Using a car charger takes longer. So, if you need to use your car, a jump start is the best option. So, how long does it take to charge a car battery anyway? Will you have enough time if you have an appointment in a few hours?

Let’s explore the timelines and see how long the process takes. We’ll also discuss some factors related to charging your car’s battery.

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how to disable airbag system

Tips on How to Disable Airbag System

Airbags are meant to provide safety in cases of collision. It prevents the driver and passenger from injuries such as head and neck injuries during accidents. The airbag system was installed for a purpose so vehicle owners should not disable them.

However, there are instances wherein you need to know how to disable airbag system.

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how to customize your car

Tips on How to Customize Your Car

I have this 5-year-old car that I am thinking of customizing. When I bought it, I thought that it had all the things that I needed. But I realized that as I use it every day, there are things that I want to upgrade or change to make it look and feel better.

I’m not into car racing or displaying my car in car shows, but I would like to have the perks when it comes to my car. You know - great sound system, amazing mag wheels, maybe a few designs on the hood.

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how to jump a car

A Car Owner’s Guide to Jump Starting a Car : 3 Ways and More Tips

Your car’s battery is the life of the car – without it, your car will not function. This is the reason why we need to take care of our car’s battery and even how we use our car. Our driving habits may hurt our car’s battery.

At some point in our lives, we need to learn how to jump start a car. Even if we properly maintain our car, you’ve not ever know when you may need to jump start your car or lend a helping hand.

Not only that but it would also be a good idea to purchase jump starter products such as a jump starter cable and a portable jump starter. Who knows when you may need to jump start your car or lend a helping hand? You’ll be thankful that you have the knowledge on how to jump start a vehicle.

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Why does My Car Idle High and How to Solve the Problem?

An engine’s idle is like the heartbeat of the human body. Just one abnormal or unusual sound, and you know that there is some problem with it. Cars tend to idle high, low, or rough. But in this article, I’m only going to talk at length about the most frequently asked question. Why does my car idle high?

A problem under your vehicle’s hood is not good news. During such times, the chances of the car’s idle speed along with quality being subjected to damage are highly likely. This means that issues related to idle speed are warning signs.

So let’s find out the causes and everything else you need to know about idle speed problems.

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Car Shuts off While Idling

Car Shuts off While Idling: What is the Problem and How to Solve It?

The car shuts off while idling, doesn’t it? Now, this can be quite irritating to deal with whenever you stop at a red signal. It is when your vehicle decides to stall out randomly. So this time, it’s you that’s keeping the line of cars on hold at the traffic signal.

If it happens on a regular basis, then you have to take it as a warning sign. There’s something wrong with the engine. It doesn’t have the ability to control the idle speed anymore. And when something like this happens, you wonder what the cause might be, right?

So it’s time to find what’s causing the car to shut off while idling!

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Choosing the Best Mini Jump Starters : You Should to Know

Choosing the Best Mini Jump Starters : You Should Know

I had the misfortune of needing a jumpstart because my car’s battery froze so it wouldn’t start. At that time, I was at a relative’s house, so I didn’t have my tools available. Good thing somebody had a jumper cable and I was able to give my car’s battery a boost.

So, it got me thinking, what if I was in a parking lot or somewhere else and there were no other people who can help me jumpstart my car? I made a mental note of purchasing a mini jump starter for emergency cases.

A mini jump starter is a very helpful emergency tool for drivers. There are certain situations wherein a car’s battery gets discharged for a number of reasons. Some of the reasons are when you start your car, and you forgot to turn on the air conditioner, radio, and lights. It could be due to extremely cold weather and your battery drained (like in my case).

The Best Mini Jump Starter

Via amazon.com

What I did was to research about 20 mini jump starters and tested 10 of them in order to find the best mini jump starter. Along with my team of mechanics, we recommend the NOCO Genius Boost Pro GB150 4000 Amp 12V UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter because it has the highest starting current, highest battery capacity, warranty, safety features, and better quality of materials.

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