2018

Fixing Chipped Car Paint By Yourself

It's so easy for the paint job on a car to become chipped. A stone gets kicked up and dings your vehicle. Someone opens their car door into yours. No matter how it happens, a paint chip is a bigger deal than it may seem at the time. What starts as a small chip can eventually grow to a large patching of missing paint and rusted metal. Shops that offer auto body services are happy to repair chipped paint, but in minor cases, you can often repair the chip yourself given enough time, patience, and the right materials.

4 Things That Contribute To Car Rotors Warping

When you're driving and you use your brakes, your steering wheel should not shimmy back and forth as if you're driving during an earthquake. When you apply pressure on your brake pedal, your car should come to a smooth, controlled stop. If you are constantly replacing the rotors on your car because the rotors have warped, there's something happening to overheat the brakes causing the damage. Here, you'll learn about four issues that will result in warped rotors.

Should I Remove Power Locks And Windows And Install Manual Versions Instead?

Power door locks and windows have become standard on most new cars, and if you look back at older models, you'll see many that have some sort of power connected to these items (e.g., door locks that you can open both manually and by pressing a button on the door, linked to the car's power system). But for a number of drivers, these powered amenities are actually annoying. One option is to retrofit the car -- remove the power connections to the locks and windows and install manual handles and locks.