We all have maps, GPS or navigation apps that come with our smartphones. Take advantage of your smartphone by downloading more advanced driving apps that can help you become a safer driver, block texting while driving, monitor your teen’s driving habits, boost your gas mileage, prepare for a road trip, or help you maintain your car.
Becoming ready for winter is important for all motorists, especially the people who depend on driving to make a living. Whether you just making short journeys or are covering long distances, it’s worth ensuring you’re completely prepared for any issues that can, or will frequently appear in winter weather.
Since the season is fast approaching, you should put some things something in place to relieve you of the possible suffering of winter driving. Winter weather really has the capacity to transform very fast. These are the list of things you can do to keep you going during the winter season.
1. Keep Your Windscreen Wipers In Good Condition:-
Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safe winter driving rules for dealing with winter road emergencies.
Winter driving presents a number of challenges to both you and your vehicle. Your vehicle’s mechanical abilities are tested by the cold weather, and dangerous winter driving conditions test your abilities as a driver.
Here are our winter driving tips to get ready for the sleet and slippery covered roads and polar vortex like freezing temperatures.
Carwise recommends the following winter driving tips:
There is a lot of talk around Rivet applications for Collision Repair.
While attending the SEMA show, Kristen and Larry visited a variety of OEM’s and equipment suppliers to talk about rivets and repair processes.
In this video, they cover the various types of rivets from coated steel to aluminum as well as the variety of tools for performing the needed repairs.
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You’ve heard about Aluminum and Rivet repair procedures in today’s collision repair centers, but have you seen it?
In this episode of Repair University we review the procedures for a rail and apron replacement on the new BMW I3. From proper fixture to preparation of the replacement parts, using a rivet bonding procedure will create new obstacles in today’s bodyshops.
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Today’s cars and car parts are made not just in one place, but many. Toyotas hail from Mississippi, Volkswagens are assembled in America, and Chryslers aren’t just made in Detroit any more. But replacement parts for all these car types and makes come mainly from China. (FAQ: What kind of parts are used to repair my car?)
When a car needs structural repair, parts for a GM, Chrysler, VW, or even a BMW are sourced from factories that have never produced, or likely ever even seen, the whole vehicle.
Replacement body parts often don’t come from the manufacturer that produced the originals used in the fabrication of the car, but very likely will come from a factory that produces only parts for the aftermarket network of buyers and distributors.
That’s because there is a flourishing market in parts manufactured all over the globe, but mainly in China, that represents a billion dollars plus in imports to the U.S. market.
Getting your car to a functioning state should be a top priority for you. Not having a working car can make getting around so hard. Do not assume you will have to spend a fortune to get your vehicle fixed. Keep reading to learn more about the basic repairs you can do yourself or find out more… – Auto Body – http://spokaneautobody.com/tips-and-tricks-for-keeping-your-car-running-properly/
Even small gestures of gratitude can mean a lot to veterans and military families
As an Air Force veteran – and the son of a disabled vet – I understand the sacrifices that serving our country can entail. That’s why I believe in finding ways – large and small – to demonstrate appreciation to military families and veterans.
I applaud, for example, the many shops that donate refurbished vehicles to active military families and veterans in need, and I appreciate efforts like 3M’s “Wounded Warriors” project. But don’t feel like taking on a big project is the only way you can help and honor those serving our nation. A friend of mine who is a hairstylist, for example, goes to Walter Reed Army Medical Center regularly to provide free haircuts to recovering soldiers. I think all of us should look for ways to say thanks.
Some of those opportunities may benefit your business as well. Every branch of the military has a recruitment website where you can look at resumes of people getting out of the military, or you can post a help wanted ad. When I was a shop owner, I used the Army Career and Alumni Program website to recruit employees from among those leaving the Army. After all, these folks are talented and disciplined and used to showing up on time, and deserve a chance at a new career after their service.