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Protect Your Cylinders: The Proper Storage Method

Posted by on July 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Protect Your Cylinders: The Proper Storage Method

Because hydraulic cylinders are so expensive, you probably want to make sure that they are stored in a manner that will keep them safe and protect them from damage. Many components of a hydraulic cylinder need to be covered and the cylinder needs to be stored in the right position to be safe.  Keep Cylinder Retracted Always store hydraulic cylinders fully retracted. Check with the manufacturer’s instructions for exactly what state the cylinder should be in because cylinders that are not stored properly could prevent the oil from...

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Types Of Tires

Posted by on July 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Types Of Tires

Whether you’re a new driver looking to replace your tires for the first time, or another seasoned road-warrior looking for a change, researching tire types and picking a suitable type can be daunting and a bit intimidating for the unprepared. Fortunately, things don’t have to be that complicated. Below are the major tire types, summarized for your convenience. Summer Tires As the name suggests, summer tires are designed to excel in spring and summertime driving applications. Traction is tuned for warm roads, with much wider treads...

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Improve Your Car Stereo’s Sound With Three Simple Steps

Posted by on July 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Improve Your Car Stereo’s Sound With Three Simple Steps

When you get in your car and turn on your radio, you don’t expect quality or clarity to be lacking. However, in some cases, the stereo sounds so bad, you’d rather not even have it on at all. Often times, there are small adjustments you can make to rectify this situation on your own. Adjust Music File Compression Levels In some cases, your low-quality audio isn’t the fault of your car stereo. This is especially the case if you play your music on a music player, such as an iPod or MP3 player. Generally, in order to get more...

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The Best Upgrades You Can Add To Your Trailer

Posted by on July 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Best Upgrades You Can Add To Your Trailer

The great thing about a trailer is that it often has a flexibility that other options, such as a dump truck, do not provide. However, the utility trailer you purchased may not be everything that it could be. With a few upgrades, your trailer will be more durable and will also have characteristics that will make it safer and easier to pull. Switch To LED Tail lights The bulb filaments of traditional trailers will usually corrode and break. Therefore, it would make more sense to replace the old light with an LED light. Make sure that the...

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8 Point Summer Motorcycle Maintenance Checklist

Posted by on June 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 8 Point Summer Motorcycle Maintenance Checklist

Before you start enjoying the great summer weather on your motorcycle, you need to perform some maintenance on your motorcycle, especially if you didn’t use it regularly during the spring and winter time. Here is an eight-point motorcycle maintenance checklist that will help you get your bike ready for the summer road. #1 Fuel System If it has been multiple months since you last rode your bike, and you didn’t add fuel stabilizer to your gas tank before you stored your bike, the fuel inside of it may have turned gooey. When the...

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How To Apply Auto Body Filler To A Dent In Your Car Before Your Car Gets Painted

Posted by on June 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Apply Auto Body Filler To A Dent In Your Car Before Your Car Gets Painted

Spring is a good time to get your car painted now that the harsh winter weather and road conditions are done for another season. If your car has some little dents in it, you should have them removed before the car is painted to make sure the car looks as good as it can. You can save a little money by fixing the small dents yourself with auto body filler before you take your car to an auto shop to get painted. Applying auto body filler to small dents is something many car owners can do in an afternoon in their garage. If you are a car owner...

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Tools You Need To Do Basic Auto Repairs On Your Vehicle

Posted by on June 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tools You Need To Do Basic Auto Repairs On Your Vehicle

If you want to start doing basic auto repairs on your vehicle, you need to make sure that you have the right tools. Here is a basic rundown of some of the tools that you are going to need in order to do effectively perform minor repairs on your vehicle. Safety Equipment The first thing you need to do is invest in equipment to keep yourself safe when you are working on your vehicle. You’ll want to purchase work gloves that you can wear while you work. You should also purchase protective eyewear to keep your eyes safe. It can be helpful...

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Big Rig Broken Down? Why You Should Choose Mobile Truck Repair

Posted by on June 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Big Rig Broken Down? Why You Should Choose Mobile Truck Repair

Few things can throw a monkey wrench in your plans like a malfunctioning big rig.  You need to get your truck back on the road as soon as possible, because each minute that ticks by means that you’re losing money and could possibly even lose a client if the load is too late.  That’s why it’s such a good idea to reach out to a mobile truck repair service when your big rig needs to be repaired.  Learning more about the benefits of mobile truck repair can help you see why it’s the perfect choice for you....

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Debunking The Biggest Misconceptions About Vehicle Undercoating

Posted by on June 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Debunking The Biggest Misconceptions About Vehicle Undercoating

If you take a look at the bottom of your car, truck, or SUV, you will see that there is really not a lot in the way of protection in a lot of cases. Because the underside of your vehicle is in the closest proximity to the roadway, it can be most vulnerable, but a lot of vehicle owners completely disregard this fact. While you may hear of having your vehicle treated with undercoating for added protection, you may never really consider the idea thanks to some fairly common misconceptions. Here are a few of the biggest misconceptions about car...

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3 Creative Uses For Old Car Parts

Posted by on June 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Creative Uses For Old Car Parts

Owning and operating an automobile comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility. Regular maintenance and repairs are vital to maintaining the functionality of a vehicle, and many drivers find themselves investing in replacement parts for their vehicles each year. Finding creative ways to use the car parts that are no longer viable can help eliminate landfill waste and give you a unique item to display in your home. Here are three creative ideas to help you put your old car parts to a new use. 1. Create a wine rack. Enjoying a glass of...

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