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Showroom Condition With Diamondbrite Car

After making what is likely to be one of the most extravagant purchases of your entire life, you are right to be proud of your new set of wheels. New or second-hand, you push the thought to the back of your mind that your car will probably never look this good again. You try to forget that the foreseeable future holds only scratches, chips, sun bleaching, acid rain erosion and bird poo damage for your beautiful paintwork. Wouldn’t it be great if your car remained in its showroom condition for years to come? Well now it can!

Don’t dismiss paintwork scratches, chips or erosion as inevitable. Spillages on your upholstery and dirt on your carpets don’t have to be a ‘fact of life’! Manufacturers have developed high-tech car protection systems to keep your car in showroom condition. Protect your paintwork, wheels, alloys and soft furnishings with a professionally applied protection system. Car exterior and interior protection won’t only keep your car looking great for years to come, but help preserve its value if you choose to sell in the future. Washing and cleaning your car will be less strenuous and be required less often, saving you time, money and effort!

Diamondbrite is a product which makes preserving your car’s appearance and value effortless. A system like Diamondbrite, Supagard or Autoglym LifeShine can be applied by trained experts in your own driveway, in a specialist centre, or wherever is convenient for you. Suitable for any make and model, these protection systems usually involve an temporary paintwork glaze being applied and removed, leaving an invisible protective layer which will guard against scratches, chips and erosion for years to come. Wheel protector, and carpet and upholstery protector are included in your protection package, as is a warranty and aftercare pack. Independent specialists apply the same top brands just as professionally as car dealerships – but for a much lower price.

Trusted systems like Diamondbrite are a real investment for your vehicle. The cost of applying the system will be returned as the value of your car is preserved and you are able to leave longer between washes. And all of this while enjoying a car which looks just as great as the day you purchased it! So, if you want to keep your car looking showroom-new, make the sensible choice and ask for a Diamondbrite protection system. Your car (and your wallet) will thank you for it!

Ultimate Car Paint Protection are trained experts in applying car protection systems. Their mobile team of approved technicians can apply Diamondbrite in your driveway, at addresses across the UK, or in their Leamington Spa or London centres. Click here to learn more about keeping your car in its best condition.

There Is More Volume In Multi-Tenant Buildings Than At Corporations

They will look at the parking lot, realize the company will give them an exclusive to the washing and detailing, and they think they’re in fat city, and they’re going to get rich. It doesn’t exactly work that way, and let me explain why.

First, you must realize that only a small percentage of the employees are going to want to have services each and every week, and many of the employees who own those cars will only want service every other week. Depending on your price points people may forgo the cleaning of their car, and only get their car cleaned once a month, by then it is much dirtier, and it takes you more time anyway, therefore you are not making quite the profit you thought you might.

Next, I would submit to you that you can get more business out of a multi-tenant buildings than you can just parking your detailing rig at one large corporation. Not long ago, I was challenged by an auto detailer on this point and rightfully so he asked me; “Why?”

Well, it’s hard to say exactly, but I have many theories on this having worked with Standard and Central parking services in a number of downtown metro-areas, park-n-flies, and also at all the large corporate offices. My thinking is that if you can send someone into an office with a clip-board and sign-up sheet, then if one person signs up, generally you get two, then two more.

Then when you take the keys back others want it too. Then it becomes a regular deal, “people talking about it at the water cooler” motif. Now then, in Las Vegas, Tunica, Laughlin, and at the Scottsdale and Coachella Valley Indian Casinos we did well giving a tip to the valets for making the sale and parking the cars in car wash row.

These are real issues, and must be considered. Now without pulling rank on you, or telling you that you are wrong, and I am right, let me just explain that before I retired I was franchising mobile auto detailing units around the country, also mobile car wash units. Our franchisees have cleaned cars in over 450 cities in 23 states. This is just a reality, and how things work. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

Lance Winslow has launched a new series of eBooks on the Mobile Auto Services Business. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a The Oil Change Guys, a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank

A Favor Through These Four Tips To Properly Maintain Cars

They can also get sick and like babies, when they get sick, they will require more of your attention, not to mention money to make them well. The best way to avoid being inconvenienced by your car is to take care of them but the big challenge for most car owners is how to properly care for their car. Here are some maintenance tips.

1. Cleaning the interior and exterior. Your car can be a reflection of you. If you are messy, it will reflect on your car. If you decide to own one, make sure you take full responsibility of its cleanliness, not just the exterior but the interior parts too. Remember, others may get the chance to see it too. Also, not cleaning your car will only attract dirt and grime into it that when left for a long time can eventually cause a huge damage on your car. There are a lot of car cleaners in the market so it should not be an excuse for not cleaning your car.

2. Changing your oil. No matter how cheap the car’s oil can cost, it plays a huge role in your car engine. It can help in keeping all the engine components work smoothly, draw heat away from the combustion chamber, and prevent carbon and varnishes from piling up in the engine. You have two options in changing your oil. You can either do it yourself or let the car services do it for you.

3. Checking your tires. Tires are very important components of cars. Without it, the cars won’t run. If there is something wrong even on just one tire, the car won’t run smoothly. It is important that once in a while you check the tire’s pressure in order to avoid any future inconveniences such as flat tire, poor breaking, and others.

4. Checking your lights. Your car’s lights play a very important role in keeping you and your passenger safe. Driving with busted lights can lead you to emergency situations or to the police station. It is important to check it every now and then to avoid being caught in unfortunate circumstances. Changing it is also easy. Car experts share that you can either do it yourself or entrust it to car services.

There are a lot more ways to maintain your car and doing it does not only give you one advantage but multiples of them. By maintaining your car, in the end you are not only doing your car a favor but also yourself.

How to Avoid the Industry Cowboys?

When the nozzle automatically clicks into the off position he knows his vehicle is full to the top with fuel and he pays at the forecourt shop. He returns to his vehicle and turns on the ignition, the engine starts but sounds rough. Nick puts it down to the cold damp morning and drives away from the forecourt. As he is driving the vehicle engine is starting to sound worse until he comes to a juddering halt at a busy junction and the engine cuts out altogether. There is just enough room to one side of his vehicle to allow other drivers to pass as Nick tries to get his vehicle started again, but without any luck. He then has a moment of recall and realises what may have happened, with a feeling of impending gloom he checks his fuel station receipt and confirms his suspicion that he has filled up with vehicle with the wrong fuel type. He has put unleaded petrol into his vehicle instead of diesel.

At this point, Nick is about 500 metres away from the forecourt and he can’t risk leaving the vehicle where it is because it’s in a dangerous position. As he is thinking about what to do, a bus arrives behind him and there is not enough room for it to pass safely so, he has to push the vehicle to the right to make enough room leaving his vehicle in the middle of the junction with traffic manoeuvring around him. He checks his smart phone which has some charge in it so he calls his roadside assistance company who tell him that they can be with him within an hour as they are very busy so, Nick says he will call them back if he needs to. He then quickly searches the internet for help. He enters the search phrase “wrong fuel in car Gloucester” and chooses a website at random from the page as he is conscious that he could run out of charge at any moment. The site is for a company who claim that they will come out to the vehicle and remove the wrong fuel. They will then replace the fuel with the correct type and send you on your way for a small charge. This looks ideal to Nick and he calls the number and speaks to someone who says a van will be with him in 30 minutes.

Monday 13th April 2015 7.45 a.m. – The Long Wait for the Wrong Guy

An hour later there is still no sign of the wrong fuel removal company and Nick is causing a major headache for the other motorists at the junction. Eventually, at 8 a.m. a scruffy, beaten up old van pulls up behind him and the driver sits in the van apparently in the middle of a heated phone call. After 10 minutes or so, when Nick is beginning the think that the van driver is not his assistance but just a random driver who has stopped behind him, the occupant of the van gets out. He’s wearing a dirty, torn tracksuit and a baseball cap and speaks to Nick in a thick Eastern European accent that he can barely understand.

Advice From the Emergency Breakdown Experts

A Stressful Experience

Filling up with the wrong fuel can be very frustrating, these things rarely happen when you have time to spare and more often than not they occur when motorists are most distracted, such as on the way to work in the busy rush hour traffic with their minds on the day ahead and not on their current activity of filling up with fuel.

Motoring has also changed dramatically over the last 20 years and there are now few motorists with mechanical knowledge outside of topping up water, oil, tyre pressure and filling up with fuel. This lack of understanding means that, very often, your first reaction may be panic as the possibility of a huge repair bill looms.

Why is filling up with the wrong fuel type such a problem?

Diesel fuel contains lubricants which ensure that all metal components that come into contact with each other in a diesel engine fuel system, work together smoothly with no build-up of friction or heat. Unleaded petrol, on the other hand, is a solvent with no lubricating qualities. When unleaded petrol is put into a diesel fuel system and the vehicle engine is started, it will run for a short while until the friction between moving parts causes over heating which in turn causes the vehicle to stall. This is especially the case with modern vehicles which will detect a problem quickly and the ECU will shut off power to the engine to prevent potential damage.

There is also the possibility of a build-up of tiny metal fragments sheared off the moving parts that come into contact with each other without the necessary lubrication. These can make their way through the fuel system to the injectors causing potential blockages.

Once the vehicle engine has stalled, if the motorist has not noticed their mistake and has driven away from the fuel station forecourt, it cannot be restarted until all traces of the wrong fuel type have been removed from the fuel system. Many incidents attended by wrong fuel recovery engineers tend to be where a vehicle has stalled on a main road or at a busy junction so they will always arrive with the correct equipment needed to tow a vehicle to a safe place before any remedial action can take place.
What do the wrong fuel experts suggest?

The experts suggest that, in fact, there is no reason to panic. In reality, it is very rare for a vehicle fuel system to be so badly affected that an expensive repair is required. Unfortunately, there is an awful lot of contrary information on the internet and in the media written by authors with little in depth knowledge of the consequences of putting the wrong fuel in a vehicle and the chances are that a motorist may have seen or heard some of this scare mongering. It is very easy for an unscrupulous mechanic or main dealer to pull the wool over a customer’s eyes and suggest a costly repair as the intricacies of modern vehicle fuel system operation are not usually common knowledge.

The Best Parking Spot for Your Car

Make sure you are comfortable with your ability to park in the spot. The worst thing you can do is try to squeeze your car into a little space when a steady flow of traffic is trying to get by. If you cannot parallel park very well, then it is a good idea not to try it during rush hour traffic. Only attempt to take a spot if you know you can confidently do it quickly and safely.

Check to make sure you are not putting your car in an unauthorized zone. Sometimes signs are a little obscure, but you need to make sure you are allowed to place your car in the space. Some spaces are only available between certain times of the day, or they may be reserved for someone else. You do not want to return to where you left your car only to find out that it has been towed away.

Be aware of any parking fees that you may have to pay for using the space. Sometimes you can find a very decent space for your vehicle for a fee. Always carry a little bit of money with you in case you need it for this very reason. Sometimes you will find yourself in an area where there is absolutely nowhere to park except for these types of spaces.

Choose a place that is well-lit. For your own safety and the safety of your possessions, you should never put your car in a dark place if you can avoid it. Light deters crime. When walking to or leaving your car even when it is parked under a light, you still need to be aware of your surroundings and use common sense.

In crime-ridden areas, choose to place your car in protected lots for a fee.These places may have a guard on duty or have the lot enclosed within a fence to keep unwanted people from entering the lot. It may seem a little more expensive, but your possessions will be safe and you will not have to worry.

Make sure you will not run over a protected space. Always look before attempting to pull your car into a space for objects that may be blocking the way. You could damage your car if you run over anything, including a device that is meant to keep people from using their personal lot. These devices are highly visible, but you still need to be careful and pay attention to where you are navigating your vehicle.

Trucks For Improved Productivity And Safety

This requires you to choose the right truck accessories for hauling a considerable amount of gear. Following are several important ways to enhance your business trucks for greater safety and productivity.

Consider installing high-quality bed liner in all of your fleet vehicles. This is a great way to prevent nicks, dings and other aesthetic damages in the bed interior, in spite of the heavy duty items that might be installed. These additions can be especially important for companies that haul lots of heavy or metal products such as steel lintels or landscaping rocks.

Have each auto wrapped so that your drivers are effectively advertising for your business everywhere they go. These wraps can include your business name and contact information along with your logo or a picture of your products or services. This is one of the most efficient and cost effective ways to take care of your local outreach.

You want to be sure that all drivers have access to a GPS system in-vehicle. This will make it easier for them to navigate their way through all of the stops on their respective routes. If unexpected service calls arise, they can also use the included mapping features to get clear and cohesive directions.

It is important for company owners to have access to GPS information as well. With a tracking program, you can know where each of your drivers are and where they have been. This is great resource for determining whether or not employees are wasting company time or resources while using their work vehicles. The information that you collect from these systems can ultimately be used to justify any major hiring or firing decisions.

Each vehicle should additionally have an emergency roadside kit. Although drivers may have access to emergency roadside services, they still need to have a way to let other motorists know that they’re trucks are impaired. Deploying flares can prevent further auto damage and protect your employees from harm. Other items in the kit may enable them to resolve their own automotive problems.

All trucks should be fitted with mounted toolboxes that have locking closures. This way, people can lock their tools up as needed in order to prevent tool theft. This far safer than simply leaving company equipment lying unprotected in the truck bed. No matter where your employees go, they will always have an easy way to keep these costly resources safe.

The Care And Maintenance Of Tires

Good tires can mean faster acceleration, shorter stopping distances and better performance and handling overall.
These products can also play a major role in determining both driver and passenger safety. The tips that follow will help you take good care of your tires and extend their longevity.

It is important to always have four tires that are exactly the same in size and weight. Thus, if you have replaced one or two tires at different time and have not got the exact same specifications all the way around your vehicle, you should take care of this right away. Doing so will improve overall safety and it will also ensure that your tires wear evenly all the way around. When you can, always try to have all four tires replaced all at once rather than one at a time.

Make sure that you are getting your tires rotated regularly. If you aren’t, then these aren’t wearing evenly and you are not getting maximum value from your investment in these products. Your mechanic can help you get a manageable schedule in place for this essential and highly beneficial form of maintenance.

If your treads are starting to wear low, go ahead and pay for replacements rather than putting this off. Otherwise, you run the risk of having a blowout or a flat at the worst possible time. It is always best to have proper fitting and high quality tires in place as this will ensure that you are able to stop quickly and take fat and evasive action whenever you need to.

When getting your oil changed, have a mechanic check to see that each tire has been properly inflated. You can also bring your own gauge and ask this professional to show you how to check air pressure levels on your own. These should never be over or under-inflated. When you go to get fuel, take a minute to check them, especially if you plan to travel any significant distance.

Think about investing in better rims. Believe it or not, these can also play a role in determining overall handling, acceleration times and stopping distances. For instance, an alloy rim will e much lighter than a steel design and can therefore lead to better performance in these areas overall. New rims will also give your vehicle a much more appealing look overall and some can even add to the resale value of your auto as well.

Junk Cars

Buying cars that were constructed in the past year or more can certainly give you huge amount of savings. Especially in a very fast-paced world like the car industry, car properties easily depreciate in value. Thus, explains the big savings. Given the situation, everybody expects to experience optimal financial advantage in terms of automobile purchase. But aside from the most obvious benefit, how can you still get more?

Exhaust you online access

Let’s say you are happy about a price of a certain car model that was posted online. Hey, you’re not expected to do something right away! Just keep calm and continue searching. One good result isn’t enough for you to make immediate conclusions. Research more about the prices being offered by other companies and car dealers. Make comparisons and justify the value according to the features presented. When you find the best deal, grab it.

However, you shouldn’t be fully dependent on the price you see on online ads. Here’s what is really happening. Car dealers often project a higher price in their marketing campaigns to give space for negotiations. Learn how to negotiate. Whether you are dealing with cash for junk cars or used cars, it doesn’t matter. Be one step ahead of the marketers and pay the right amount.

Focus on the over-all price

Don’t be deceived by very cheap monthly payments disguised as discounts. The truth is that the value of the money you pay monthly does not hold much essence if the total price costs as equally high as brand new. This is the tricky park! Car dealers are trained smooth talkers. When they start giving their pitch, they never stop until you say yes to seal the deal. But if you truly intend to pay cash for junk cars or used cars that’s within your allotted budget, it is advisable that you compute and estimate certain monetary values ahead of time of the possible deals they may offer you. Do the math in advance and continue it mentally during the negotiation.

Test the vehicle

This one is basic. You can’t give cash to something you have not tested yet. As simple as it seems, you need to feel how comfortable the driver’s seat is. You need to have an initial hold of the steering wheel. You need to have a preliminary feel of the air-conditioning system. And most importantly, you need to know how the whole system reacts to actual drive test. You just have to know where the money goes.

In the case of junk cars, however – since some of them are too broken for transportation usage – the above mentioned suggestion wouldn’t be necessary.

Pick a good timing

Last but not the least, timing. It’s all about the timing. Well, you surely have noticed agents or middlemen who deal the vehicles to you instead of direct contacts from the company. Well, these people usually have quotas to reach every month. Buying a vehicle at the end of the month will most likely give you more savings compared to other dates. Most probably, you get to pay cash for junk cars or used cars at a minimum. Take advantage of that.

More ATV Parts Than Adult ATV Riders

Technically, they are just not as careful as adults and therefore, there are more small mistakes that could prove to be costly. To ensure that you don’t end up changing ATV parts for youth every other week, you can either send them for ATV riding training or you could actually teach them how to take care of their ATVs properly. Knowing how to care for and use their ATVs properly is the first step you should take to save on Youth ATV parts.

If you think youth ATV parts are less expensive that the adult version, you’re wrong. You see, one of the things with youth ATV parts is that they are specialty items which make them all the rarer. And as you know, the harder the youth ATV part is to find, the more expensive they can be.

ATV parts manufacturers offer training for youths
If you’ve just bought your children a new ATV, check if the manufacturer or the TV offer training for youths. These ATV part manufactures are actually giving the training for youths for free. ATV parts manufacturers, like AlphaSports, Arctic Cat, Bombardier, Honda, John Deere, Kawasaki…etc recognize the need to train youths on how to properly ride and take care of their ATV. They also know that it could be frustrating for the parents to have to constantly look for and purchase replacement ATV parts.

So, if you’ve just gotten your youth a new machine, ask to see if the ATV parts manufacturer actually offers training for youths.

How do I know which Youth ATV parts manufacturer is reliable?

The general rule of thumb is that you ought to keep to well-known brands when it comes to youth ATV parts. The more well-known and established the brand is, the higher the possibility that their products are reliable. Youth ATV parts in the market are priced somewhat the same with very little difference between the good ones and the mediocre ones. Cheap youth ATV parts are easy to find too and even though the price is good, they are not as reliable as the more established brands. For one thing, they don’t offer customer support or adequate protection against defects in the product or malfunctioning of the Youth ATV parts that they sell.

It’s better to stay away from used Youth ATV parts

The rate of wear-and-tear on ATV parts used by youths is extremely high, therefore, it’s not advisable for parents to get used ATV parts for their kids’ ATVs. The most important, we have to remember, is the safety of our children. Using used youth ATV parts is dangerous because we do not know the degree of damage to the youth ATV part. The seller, unfortunately, may have stretched the truth a little further, just to sell you the used ATV part. So, to be on the safe side, always get brand new youth ATV parts for your kids. Don’t compromise on their safety….