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May 2016

Aftermarket Truck Parts

Aftermarket Truck PartsSo you just got your new truck or maybe you have had your truck but wanted more of an agressive look to it. The best way to personalize your truck appearance is to invest in some aftermarket truck parts. You can purchase any thing from aftermarket headlights to aftermarket performance parts.

What should I buy first?

You have to ask yourself two questions, am I looking for performance or am I looking for looks? The decision is all up to you. My personal opinion is you should definetly go for looks first opposed to performance. Reason being is that you still have to obey the speed limit and I really dont see a point to go all for performance, my opinion. But maybe you are one of those group of people who are really into speed and would like to bring your truck to the drag strip. By all means go ahead and go for performance. For the average Joe I would go with looks, plainly because your truck will look good.

Ok I want to purchase some aftermarket truck parts, but where do I buy it?

This is a really good question. You can go to your local autoparts store and pick up some performance truck parts there but chances are you aren’t going to like their ridicoulosly high prices, also there isnt very much to choose from. The best place to go to is the Internet hands down. You have a lot more selection and not only that the prices are going to agree more with your wallet.

Great websites to check out truck parts and accessories

Amazon.com is one my favorite websites to purchase aftermarket car parts. I think you’ll like this website because they have a wide variety parts you can choose from and a lot of the listings offer free shipping witch will save you even more money.

Ebay.com is number two on my list. Ebay has many advantages and disadvantages compared to amazon. The advantage is their bidding system. You bid on an item and the winning bidder purchases it. The great advantage is that you have a chance of winning on a item for the fraction of the cost if nobdy out bidded you.

The disadvantage is that some listings have product from foreign countries like Japan or China and will take 15-20 bussiness day to recieve the item.

Also please check out my blog and watch me personaliz my truck along the way.

Pros and Cons of shopping online for performance truck parts

The good. Shopping online gives you a widder variety of products at a very decent price wich is very hard to ignore.

The bad. Although shopping online is great and saves you some money they’re some disadvantages. You have to wait for your item to be shipped to you. Time varies on your location, you shoud be expecting anywhere from 5-10 bussiness days. Theres also the risk of getting your item lost by the postal service while it was being shipped. Although Amazon and Ebay offers lost item insurance for a fee it still sucks.

Car Problems What Should You Know Before You Drive A Car?

What Should You Know Before You Drive A CarA wise man once said that no one should ever get behind the wheel of a car if they didn’t have at least some vague idea of how to handle car emergencies as well as some very general car care tasks. For instance, this wise man thought that you should always be able to change your own tire when the need arose. He also thought you should be able to check the tire pressure, check and change the oil and of course, fill your own gas tank. Learn these things or stick to the bicycle was the guy’s mantra. Thanks a lot, Dad.

Most of us can agree that troubleshooting car problems can be easily stuck in one of two categories: the oh my God, why today and the meh, I think I can fix this. Here is the truth for those categories for most people: if you are totally unprepared, the former might very well be the latter and if you are overly confident the reverse might be true. Simply put, learn the basics of troubleshooting car problems and some basic car maintenance and you won’t find yourself dealing with issues that will leave you stranded on the side of the road.

Okay, first things first: all cars sound and feel different from one another, especially after they get a little bit of miles on them. The older the car, the more likely they are to be hiding some potential issue under their hood and the more likely they are to have little squeaks, creaks and squeals of protest when you goose the gas. Just like your knees pop and crack when you heft your backside off the couch, the car might have some interesting sounds when going from standing still to moving. Learn what sounds are normal for the car when it is in motion.

While you are at it, learn what smells are normal for this car. A bad seal can give you just the subtle whiff of gas before it gets bad enough to need repair work. One of the best ways to learn hot to start troubleshooting car problems is by knowing what is and is not normal for your car. Another is to keep up with all of the maintenance of the car. A well maintained car is less likely to cause you problems in the first place.

Call it Murphy’s Law of the car, the farther you are away from any kind of help, the more likely you are to break down. The minute that you are out of range of your cell phone or walking distance to a garage or even a working phone, your car will chug to a stop. What happens before that clunking, clattering stop can help you determine what might be wrong with your car. Your instrument panel should give you some indication of what is wrong, but that is not always the most reliable key to follow. Your car care manual should give you some solid hints for troubleshooting car problems. It may also give you some good tips for how to safely but temporarily remedy some of the most common issues that can happen with your particular model of car.

Chipped Windshield Repair

Chipped Windshield RepairA clean and clear windshield is very important to drive safely. Having a chipped windshield will not only look bad from the outside , but from the inside as well. It even worse if its in you line of site and the sun reflects off of the chipped windshield and creates and extreme blinding glare. With the integrity of the windshield already diminished by the chip, eventually if the chip is not repaired it will start to spread in the form of cracks. Once this happens the windshield will need to be replaced, for safety reasons especially.

Things you will need :

-Glass cleaner & towels

-Windshield repair kit

-Straight edge razor

First step:

Make sure the damaged area is thoroughly cleaned. I recommend washing the vehicle, drying the windshield and then cleaning it good with glass cleaner. Make sure the chip is completely dry and there is not lint particles from the towel stuck in the chip.

Step 2:

Make sure to read all the product manufacturers instructions. Next open the kit, it should contain an adhesive disc, syringe fille with repair compound and a pedestal to connect the syringe to. do not connect together at this point. Put the disc over the damaged area the tab should be pointing towards you. The syringe pedestal need to be placed on the tab.

Step 3: Next you need to attach the syringe to the pedestal, at this stage the plunger should be released. The gel compound is going to be forced into the damaged area by using the plunger. This process may need to be repeated 4 to 8 times depending on the brand and exact manufacturers instructions.

Step 4:

Drying times will vary but as a general rule of thumb allow a minimum of half an hour under optimal temperatures and conditions noted by the manufacturer. If you see any air bubble in the repair, more compound should be forced into the chip until you see nothing.

Final steps:

Remove the syringe. If needed use a razor blade to remove the pedestal and disc. If there is any repair compound in unwanted areas of the windshield, use the razor to remove it. Be careful not to scratch the windshield or yourwindshield repair.

Note:

-Always follow manufacturers instructions exactly for best results

-Repair is best done at 68 f ..approx.. or above

-It is best to repair a small chip as soon as possible before your windshield is completely ruined.

-Be sure to choose a good windshield repair kit , remeber cheaper is not always better

-Always take you time and follow these DIY windshield repair guidelines.

Tips To Find Cheap Used Cars In New York And New Jersey

Cheap Used CarsIf you are out of the market for quality used cars in E Orange or other locations in New York or New Jersey yet you’re also on a budget, these great tips will surely help you find what you’re searching for. There are many people seeking for cheap used cars every now and then because of the state of the economy and other personal reasons. If you are a wise buyer, do not just settle for the first thing you would find out of desperation. Try to exert extra effort and spend some time when shopping around as this will help you make a perfect choice.

One of the tips you should always take note is to never fall for scams on classified ad sites. A lot of people run to Craigslist and other similar websites today to look for cheap used cars in Brooklyn, NY. But, there are actually way too many con artists and scammers on such sites now, which isn’t a good idea to find and try your preferred vehicle unless you are willing to risks your money. There are also different kinds of scams on such sites. So, make sure to shop around.

The online market can offer you more than what you are expecting. If you will look for cheap used cars in your local area, you’ll only be able to visit the dealerships, which are closest to you and you won’t be able to see the other options available in some dealers. Due to this, it limits you from a good range of options. However, once you look for a used BMW in NJ or used Benz in NJ, you have tons of options to choose from. The online market can also give you better prices since some dealers have a low overhead cost when doing business over the internet. Buying directly from government auctions online is also a good idea. But, if you want to save some of your money, this isn’t a good choice for you.

There are other tips on how to find cheap used cars online or locally. However, before you start to shop around, make sure to keep some important factors in mind like your budget and your location. Even if used cars are cheaper than new ones, you still need to prepare your budget. In this way, you will be able to limit yourself from choosing those that are beyond your allotted budget.

Your location matters because only few offer buy here pay here in W Orange and other nearby locations. If you don’t like to risk your money, time, and effort on unreliable dealership, seek for the one that would give you the best service. The brand or model of the vehicle is also essential. With this, you will be able to choose easily as you will only have to focus on a particular model or car manufacturer. However, aside from the model, the parts are also vital. Check if the used cars available in the dealership are still in good running condition. In this way, you will be able to save yourself from investing on a cheap vehicle that doesn’t work.