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About Exclusive Car Detailing Services

Car detailing is the performance of thorough finishing, restoration, and cleaning of a vehicle to come up with the highest level of cleanliness as well as polish. The car detailing can be done on the interior and/or the exteriors of the automobile. Professional services, as well as product sales to hobbyists and professionals, are a representation of a high presence commercially where the vehicles are the primary transport mode. This industry enjoys a very high revenue as compared to other auto areas. Car detailing can be split into the interior or exterior categories. There are some services and products that focus on the specific areas. Exterior detailing usually involves the restoration and cleaning of the finish on the car surface. This usually has to do with paint followed by a glossy finish. It also has to do with all the visible components on the exterior of the vehicle, including the tires, the wheels, the windows, and even the chrome trim. When handling the exteriors, many techniques and products are used and this is usually based on the surface of the vehicle as well as the condition. It also has to do with the preference of the detailer. Products used include…

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Types of Car Oils

Premium Oil This is the conventional oil that is available in different levels of viscosity. This type of oil is largely used in light-duty vehicles, and needs to be changed/replaced once in every 4 months, or at least twice a year. It is highly recommended that the oil is changed as soon as the oil-change indicator in the car lights up. Synthetic Oil This type of oil is specially formulated for sophisticated engines, such as those found in Mercedes-Benz. They promise a high degree of performance in aspects such as protection against deposits and viscosity index. They are considerably expensive than the conventional oils but are completely worth the money spent on them as they perform well across a wide range of temperatures. Synthetic Blend Oil As the name suggests, synthetic blend oil consists of a dash of synthetic mixed with the conventional oil. This type of oil is formulated with the aim to offer protection to vehicles enduring heavy loads and/or working in high temperatures, especially SUVs. Given that the synthetic blend oil doesn’t evaporate as easily, they reduce the loss of oil and increase fuel efficiency. Yet another benefit of this is that it costs much less than…

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Transmission Trouble

Basic transmission care is so simple, it just takes a few minutes and it will extend your vehicle life by years. 1. Change the Transmission oil and filter at least once every 50K miles. 2. When you start your vehicle let it set in neutral to the count of 20 before you put it in gear every morning. 3. Come to a complete stop before you shift into neutral, reverse, or drive. 4. Check transmission fluid frequently and NEVER over fill it. 5. Never spin your tires on pavement, this causes wear and tear on your transmission. Taking care of your transmission is not difficult, but it does require serious thought as to drive patterns, behaviors, and habits of the driver. You must consider your vehicle and never expect more than it should be able to provide mechanically. Overextending the simple uses wear on engine and transmission parts. Keep your tires aired to regulation levels and carefully consider your driving habits. Do they need to change? Becoming a good driver also means being a safer driver. Extending the life of your vehicle with good driving habits may actually save your life. Consider the alternative to bad driving habits. * lower…

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Repairing Windshield Cracks

Windshield cracks and blemishes can be troublesome. You can never really guess what is going to happen; they almost always start small and end up spider webbing across the remaining windshield. Some rock blemishes only leave chunk of glass missing. If not treated correctly it can turn into a large crack as well. Taking care of small chunks or blemishes is the easiest fix for a windshield. There are professional companies that will come out to your vehicle and use a resin mixture to fill the star or crack that is existing. By filling the mark the crack is aesthetically more pleasing, and more importantly the resin prevents the crack from spreading further. This method is great for prolonging the life of your windshield and saving you money up front. However, eventually the windshield will need to be replaced. If your windshield has a large crack, the best option is to replace the entire windshield instead of attempting a repair kit. Repairs are meant for smaller stars and chunks, but larger cracks are uncontrollable. The most important thing to do is prevent the crack from getting larger. Avoid temperature change. Do not wash your car; the cold water from the…

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Used or Refurbished Fuel Injectors

Used Fuel Injectors The shop may install a used fuel injector into your car as replacement for an inefficient or broken injector. Offhand, this can be a great solution as you can readily observe some improvement in the way your vehicle runs. However, used fuel injectors are not always the best choice and cannot guarantee the best performance. At most, it is a hopeful attempt to remedy your car problem. Refurbished Fuel Injectors On the other hand, refurbished fuel injectors are parts that have been restored to the original manufacturer’s specifications. They are old fuel injectors that have been subjected to rigorous diagnostic testing to determine spray patterns, flow rates and overall performance. They are then recalibrated to ensure efficient handling of the specific type of fuel they will be used with. A “refurbished” fuel injector is almost like a new part without the sheen of those newly manufactured parts. However, its components have been checked and regulated to meet the standards. And they are often sold with a warranty. With a refurbished fuel injector, you can be sure to obtain marked improvements in your fuel line system, exactly what you want to achieve when you decided to change the…

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Re Conditioning Vehicle

The most appealing part of a vehicle is the appearance. For the most part it helps if you have minimal body damage ie: dents, scrapes, dings, scratches etc. I usually recommend having major dents and body damage professionally repaired. It may cost more upfront but in the end it will retain the value and aesthetic demeanor of the vehicle over time. 1) A Good Wash Go to your local automotive store or and buy a wash bucket, microfiber wash mitt, a good car wash soap and a good medium grade clay bar. Most stores you can find these items in a kit or kits ranging from anywhere from $20-$50. You can also get this step done at your local detailing shop costing upwards of $250-$500, but if you are trying to keep costs down a DIY is the way to go! Use warm water and clay bar the vehicle first. you may have to repeat this step 2-3 times to get all the dirt and grime off that is not visible to the naked eye. Let’s say its like a facial cleanser for the surface of the body panels. Get your bucket use a generous amount of soap and add…

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Remapping Tools

Car remapping can be defined as the process of adjusting settings of engine control unit (ECU) chip that is installed in your car. The reason due to which car owners opt for the remapping is due to standardization of car’s original settings determined by the car manufacturers. Because driving standards in all the countries are not same and therefore keeping those standards in concern the parameters of ECU are determined for each countries. You would have also noticed that whenever any car is launched in the international market different types of engine configurations are determined for different regions. This is mainly because the driving standards applicable in one country and not feasible in another country. That means we can say that in real terms no ECU is adjusted to perform according to fullest of its efficiency. Going through the problem, the car which you used to drive, might be generating high power and fuel efficient performance in comparison of the original car manufactured by company. As an impact of this to get rid of this problem the best way is to remap the engine of car according to actual standards of the engine or according to your requirement. Apart from…

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Replace a Clutch Kit

The hydraulic clutch system is comprised of many pieces. This includes the clutch plate, the pressure plate, a release bearing and release fork, the operating cylinder and master cylinder, a hydraulic line, the joint and the pedal. Firstly, you will need to check the flywheel. Sometimes the problem may be that the flywheel will need to be machined. Before changing the clutch, you will also need to remove the gearbox to avoid damaging that part. Changing most components would require you to jack the car up. Where the clutch is, is where you should place the jack. You will then need to remove the transaxle by unhooking the clutch cable and the battery cable that is blocking the kit. Now, you will have to remove the bolts that are holding the engine mount. This is also useful when removing the transaxle easily. You will only need to remove one of the engine mounts in order to do a clutch kit replacement. Removing the transaxle will also require you to remove bolts around the flywheel bell housing. You have now removed the transaxle and are ready to reach for the damaged component. You will need to loosen the bolts of the…

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Winter Auto Detailing

Seal the paint work A paint sealant like a synthetic wax is a practical option to apply to your car if it is likely to be left exposed to the extreme winter conditions. Use a proper paint sealant to give the desired protection against road salts and water. Many of the modern sealants are very effective at creating a useful barrier to stop oils, chemicals or other contaminants from causing damage to the paint work. A single application of a top-rated paint sealant has the potential to last the entire winter season. Keep the car clean Driving on the road in the winter can increase the risk of the car getting chipped or scratches because of the many items of debris on the road. Any deep scratches that are left in the car’s paint work can lead to moisture penetration which will continue to freeze and thaw. Over time this will start to weaken the local paint work and oxidation will start to set in. A regular car wash is a great way to minimize the risk of paint related oxidation. Also, the entire body of the car should be checked for paint scratches and chips. If any defects in…

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Fix Cracked Leather

So, with that said I’m going to give you what I call the “quick fix”. A temporary fix to get you by until the car is sold or you get enough money to do it right. Now I’m not going to give you some substandard way of fixing your leather seat, remember I do this for a living and from time to time I have been asked to do the “quick fix” to get someone by. Although I don’t like doing that for the people I do work for. To me thats my name and reputation that is on that repair, but when someones in a pinch you got to help them out. Supplies…. you will need some stuff before you start this project and most of them you can get from your automotive paint store. Denatured alcohol – used for prep sandpaper – used for prep and sanding of cracks in leather 240 grit and 400 grit a couple of sheets of each will be good. 1 aerosol can of Sem Plastic and Leather Prep – if not available not really necessary but nice to have. helps to open the pores of the leather to help the adhesion of…

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