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Automotive Tips Posted on 01-15-2009
C Nels

Do you have any tips or suggestions that we all can use for our vehicles? Know any tricks of the trade? Know of a product that works wonders? Post your automotive tips here and pass your knowledge on!
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C Nels replied on 01-15-2009 09:01AM [Reply]
I'm a fan of Rain-X products because they actually work! The first product I like is their Rain-X De-Icer (or De-Icer & Bug Remover 2-in-1), this stuff REALLY works! If you're tired of scraping ice off your windshield, this is for you. Just replace your blue windshield wiper fluid with this and you're set! If you're in a cold region, get yours today. One note, it may not be found in your area. It's not sold here in Albany, GA b/c they say folk use it to get high! So ask for it in your automotive section or auto store. And it's only like $2 Another product I use is their Glass Treatment to repel rain while you're driving. You hardly have to use your wipers if you have this on your windshield when it rains. The water just rolls off! Nothing much to explain about this one. It takes a little elbow grease to apply but the results are worth it. It comes in various containers so the price varies.
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C Nels replied on 01-23-2009 08:57AM [Reply]
To minimize scratching the paint on your vehicle while hand washing it, wash the bottom of it all the way around first. Most big particles of dirt/rocks are collected down there and if you wash from top to bottom or bottom to top you're more prone to have some of those pieces in your sponge/cloth. So wash the bottom first, empty and rinse out your wash bucket and use a clean sponge/cloth to finish washing the rest of your vehicle.
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C Nels replied on 02-13-2009 10:44AM [Reply]
Driving fast on the expressway? Keep your windows closed to cut down on drag and save on gas.
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ecepeda from Hialeah, FL replied on 02-13-2009 12:58PM [Reply]

Rain x does work. I use it myself. Who the heck wants to go through all that trouble of making fresh water for a carwash? Not me. But wouldn't the rocs and scratchy stuff collect on the bttom of the bucket? I'm in Florida so I can't try driving with my windows up and if I did I would still be wasting gas with the A/C on...probably more.
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C Nels replied on 02-13-2009 01:03PM [Reply]
ecepeda wrote:
Rain x does work. I use it myself. Who the heck wants to go through all that trouble of making fresh water for a carwash? Not me. But wouldn't the rocs and scratchy stuff collect on the bttom of the bucket? I'm in Florida so I can't try driving with my windows up and if I did I would still be wasting gas with the A/C on...probably more.
Wise woman! Someone who cares about their paint job perhaps? You failed to read the last sentence...."So wash the bottom first, empty and rinse out your wash bucket and use a clean sponge/cloth to finish washing the rest of your vehicle" You may have a point!
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C Nels replied on 04-28-2009 09:37AM [Reply]
Be sure to have the proper air pressure in your tires, it helps prevent blowouts. I saw a truck the other day leaning to the front b/c the front-driver side tire was so low, an accident waiting to happen. It was so low that I was surprised that the rim hadn't separated from the rim already.
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C Nels replied on 03-31-2010 03:08PM [Reply]

Have fabric seats?

Scotchgard em!

Protect your seats, headliners, mats, etc from stains by using Scotchgard! Nuff said! I use it and it saved me a few times from my little one. 0

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