Archive for July, 2018

Different Types of Hammers and Their Uses

Written by cartalk on . Posted in Kubota vacuum bags, Oem tools tool box, Xtra seal

When you look around your shop you may wonder how you ended up with so many tools and if they are all quite necessary for what you do. Certain job duties require certain tools and sometimes a variety of tools. Organizing all of these tools can leave you wonder if they are all quite necessary. While things such as an OEM tool cart or OEM tool box is a good place to store your OEM tools, other storage options are necessary for larger objects. Things such as a wrench organizer and hammer organizer not only organizes your tools, but shows you what tools you have to work with. This is where you may be wondering if you actually “need” all your wrenches or hammers, so here is a helpful list of different types of hammers and what they are used for.

Claw

This is the hammer that most people think of when they hear the word ham

Using DIY Auto Touch Up Kits to Preserve Your Car’s Paint Job

Written by cartalk on . Posted in Auto touch up paint kit, Honda accord touch up paint, Mercedes benz touch up paint

Small nicks and scratches on the surface of your car’s paint job don’t just look unsightly. They can also open the way to greater damage if rust gets a foothold and begins to spread under the paint. It can be expensive to take your car to the repair shop just to fix those scratches, but there is some good news. You can get a do-it-yourself vehicle touch up paint kit and do the job yourself. Many manufacturers can even help you match the exact color of your car by make and model. So if you happen to be the proud owner of a vintage 1972 model, you can buy a Chevrolet touch up paint kit by the year and model of your car and be sure of getting the right shade.

How paint scratches and nicks happen
Your car’s paint job can pick up nicks and scratches in many different ways. Tree branches, other car doors in tight parking lot spaces, gravel and small rocks on the road – all of

How You Can Touch Up Your Car Paint Like a Professional

Written by cartalk on . Posted in Automotive touch up, Dodge paint options, Mercedes touch up paint

Every car will eventually develop small scratches, dents, and dings. While deep gouges and cuts will need to be seen by a professional auto body shop, it is perfectly possible to fix smaller eyesores yourself. The process of painting over little scratches is not overly complicated. But there are a few key points that need to be known ahead of time to produce the best results.

Want It to Look Professional? Try Thinking Like a Pro.

Do-it-yourself jobs are often less expensive than taking the task to a professional. With that said, it would be a mistake to think like an amateur. Take the time to plan out the process. Professionals know that each automotive touch up job requires careful preparation, from the tools used to the paint chosen. To ignore the preparation to to set yourself up for failure.

Prep: How to Get Prepared For Fixing the Small Scratches.

Let’s say you need to fix a few scratches on your Chevrolet. Don’t pick up a Chevy touch up

Three Things You Need to Do Before Buying a Car

Written by cartalk on . Posted in Addison car dealers, Addison used cars, Auto loans addison tx

You did it. Maybe you’ve scraped and saved enough for a down payment on your first car, or you’re replacing a beloved beater that has outlived its reliability. Either way, buying a car is one of the largest investments you’ll ever make. Before buying a car, it’s important to research the make and model you want, get a pre-approval letter, and test drive the car you want.

Rearch, Research, Research

There are many outstanding car buying sites that also have links to interest rate calculators, reviews, and quality ratings for both dealerships and the cars themselves. Use these tools to your advantage. The last thing you need is some serious “sticker shock” when that first payment comes due, for example, or realizing the car of your dreams is a dud.

By thoroughly researching several models in your price range, you’ll gain a realistic view of how much you can really afford (don’t forget to obtain several auto insurance quotes) in a car. Ask friends and co-workers for a re

Floor It Auto Carpet and Flooring

Written by cartalk on . Posted in Car floor mats, Sound deadeners, Vehicle sound deadeners

The United States has one of the largest automotive markets in the world and is home to many global vehicles and auto parts manufacturers. Each vehicle has its own look and sometimes, that look isn’t right for everyone. What if that used SUV is perfect for the family but the trunk carpet is dirty or discolored? What if you’ve purchased an old school you’ve dreamt about but the flooring is a bit tattered? The carpet and flooring of all vehicles are important in maintaining a clean, unique or classic look and should be considered when restoring, replacing or purchasing a vehicle.

Replace Auto Carpet if 10 years or Older

Americans spend an average of 87 minutes a day in their cars. With so much time in the car, your vehicle is exposed to some pretty messy situations; mud from soccer cleats, juice from sippy cups, mud from rain and much more. Car carpets can get pretty nasty over time

DIfferent Types of Car Lifts and Their Pros and Cons

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There are a number a different car lifts available to the amateur car mechanic. As you talk to tool distributors, it can be hard to decide the best lift for your needs. Do you want a Quickjack BL 5000 or a QuickJack BL 5000slx? What about the Quickjack 7000? Do you have a use for the Ranger motorcycle lift? What about the standard two-post workhorse? Here’s a quick rundown of some car lifts and the pros and cons of each.

Two-Post Lift

What Is It?

The two-post lifts are still the staple in the commercial automobile industry. They offer excellent access to the undercarriage and are able to go up enough that the mechanic can sit or stand. The typical two-post lift can handle