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Removing Secret Sauce and Catsup from Your Car Interior – Expert Detailing Advice

Cleaning stains from the inside of your car is no easy job. Here are a few Auto Detailing and Onsite Detailing Tips and Secrets of the Trade.

Knowing how to remove stains like Catsup, Mustard and Secret Sauce from Ultimate Cheese Burgers, Whoppers, Big Macs, Famous Stars, Double Doubles and Classic Cheese Burgers is not as simple as it might seem.

First go lose some weight by exercise and the Presidential 30 minutes a day workout. Now you are ready to jump in a car wash or detailing unit and go to hell week.

If you have ever seen the commercials for the SIX DOLLAR Burger or the Super Star where the actress dumps all kinds of stains on her blouse you know this can happen and often does.

As a detailer it is your job to clean it up, make it look new and clean it up perfect for the customer. The first thing you do is take some Folex Spot remover and a terry cloth towel and see if that works, if not use some spray and wash aerosol foam spray and wipe it. If it is leather saddle soap or Lexol works well.

 

If this does not work try concentrated dove or palm olive dishwashing soap and then mineral spirits and soak it up and wipe it. It may take several wipes to get rid of the concentrated dishwashing soap.

After you are sure the suds are gone put you high powered shop vac hose on the blower side and air dry it, roll down the windows and let it air dry.

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Auto Insurance

A Great Looking Vehicle Can Bring You Comfort and Respect – Your Local Car Electronics Shop Can Help

Protect your vehicle from the elements and from ridicule! Call your local auto customization shop today to learn about glass replacement, car detailing, custom car audio video, and more vehicle enhancements!

Has something like this happened to you before? You’re standing at the coffeemaker during lunch break when Greg, the office loudmouth from accounts payable, comes into the room and bellows: “Get a load of this! I was driving on I-95 this weekend and I saw this loser with his convertible roof stuck halfway open! And it was raining! Hahahaha…”

You offer a playful response and a stiff smile, but as Greg’s laughter echoes through your brain, you can feel your insides churn with embarrassment. You know that the person with the challenged convertible roof was you. Not only that, but as a result of that faulty roof, your entire interior is now smelly, moist, and more reminiscent of a bed of moss than car upholstery.

You shouldn’t have to fret about the condition of your vehicle’s interior or put up with jabs from workplace jerks. If you need quick repairs and enhancements to improve your vehicle’s aesthetics, make your time in the car more comfortable and make yourself feel like the boss of the highway–call your local auto support shop. The dedicated professionals at your local shop will keep those raindrops from falling on your head with convertible roof repair, sun roof repair, and even auto glass replacement for dinged and cracked windshields and windows.

When your vehicle can once again boast a functional roof and intact windows, it’s time to address your car’s interior. If your interior requires serious attention, call your local auto customization shop to ask about their car detailing services. They’ll have every inch of your vehicle vacuumed, scrubbed, and shined, looking just like it did the day the car rolled off of the assembly line!

 

Once your vehicle is looking great inside and out, it’s time to start the real fun! Ask your local auto customization shop about their mobile video and car audio installations, and discover a whole new way to enjoy your daily commutes and road trips. After a visit to the shop, you’ll be able to bring Sylvester Stallone with you wherever you go! Make your entire office shake with your pumping new bass, and show that Greg character who the loser really is! With the help of your auto customization shop, you’ll never be the laughingstock of the road again. After all, your vehicle is like a second home. Treat it with respect, and you’ll be respected in turn.

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Auto Business

Honda Accord Hybrid Medium Prepare to Indonesia

Despite the small sedan market in Indonesia seems not dampen PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) to continue to launch new products. HPM reportedly preparing to launch Accord hybrid in the country.

Marketing & After Sales Service Director HPM Jonfis Fandy said that the plan to be considered, and that direction is currently in preparation resistant.

“Accord hybrid we are preparing,” said Jonfis briefly in a special interview with the media on the sidelines of the launch event in Jakarta Accord.

Unfortunately Jonfis still reluctant to reveal deeper information. He just said it was in preparation and waiting time. “Just wait. We prepared first,”

Meanwhile, on Earth Dream Technology Jonfis also said that the future not only 9th generation Accord is holding the technology but a new Honda cars to be launched in Indonesia also will carry the technology.

“Not only is this Accord alone but later we will apply in some other models that will go to Indonesia. Wait and see,” he concluded.

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Auto Service

I Want to Open a Detail Shop

Are you a car lover? If you are a car lover and are considering a business of your own, perhaps you might consider starting an automobile detailing shop. Generally there are two types of customers who will want to use your service. There is the retail detail customer and the wholesale auto detail customer.

Both of these two types of customers can be lucrative if you’re careful which services you offer and how you go about marketing your company. The retail detail customer would be the private car owner who loves their car sometimes more than their own children. Much of their love of the American automobile is tradition and some is ego driven. Neither of which should matter to you as you were should be more concerned about making money.

If your auto detail shop has a great reputation around town and plenty of referrals you may find yourself able to charge upwards of $180 to detail and SUV or $135 for a regular car. The wholesale auto detail customer would be a car lot, which has used cars that are traded in and need to be brought up to show room condition. Some auto dealers will go to the auctions in order to put used cars on their lots. Many used car lots will also go to the auto auctions and they will want those cars detailed so they can put pristine automobiles in their showroom and on their lot.

Additionally new car dealerships often have customization requests from customers such as pin-striping, special sealant protectors and custom graphics. All of these aftermarket auto accessory type services can provide your shop with more profits. An auto detailing shop is a very labor-intensive business and you’ll have to watch management issues, but it can be lucrative business if you are careful with the market mix, the services you offer and the quality of the services you perform. Consider all this in 2006 and good luck.

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Auto Service

Definition of Terms and Concepts in Mechanical Engineering Automotive

For those who are studying automotive engineering course often find some unfamiliar terms our ears. Below, I will share some of the terms commonly used in the world of mechanical engineering / automotive.

Bleeding Definition: Discharging air in the fuel system.
Understanding Dry type: dry type. One type of cylinder liner.
Damper Definition: Retention.
Definition Feed pump: The pump prime. Ie inline injection pump at the pump is used to suck the air fuel and eliminate the fake on the fuel system.
Governor Definition: The component that serves to automatically control the fuel delivery according to engine load.
Understanding Oil movie: The film is formed by oil.
Understanding Over size: Magnification sizes. Generally on cylindrical objects.
Understanding Priming pump: The pump prime. Ie pump the distributor injection pump is used to suck the air fuel and eliminate the fake on the fuel system.
Understanding Separator: Bulkhead (the fuel tank) that keep the fuel level remains stable.
Definition Thermostat: A component that regulates the flow of cooling water. Work will get hot if the thermostat itself membukua saluranpada.
Definition Under size: Shrinking size. Downsizing is on the crankshaft.

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Auto Insurance

Garage Insurance – Used Car Dealers and Repair Shops Watch Those Symbols

Garage insurance is a much misunderstood policy form. Many professional insurance agents are confused about exactly when to use it and more importantly exactly how. You can use a garage liability policy to protect a used car dealer, often referred to as dealer’s insurance, or you can use this same form to protect an automotive repair shop or to set up body shop insurance. The trick is to know the symbols. If you own a car dealership or an automotive repair shop and are purchasing insurance for your business, it is advisable that you find an agent who specializes in the garage insurance form to help you with this purchase so you don’t end up with the wrong form and perhaps find yourself without coverage after a large loss.

As I mentioned earlier, both types of businesses, auto repair and or body shops and used car dealers both need the garage policy. But exactly what kind of operations are covered in these policies is driven by the symbols shown on the policy. This is very important. If your business is automotive repair or body work but your policy is set up with symbols that would apply to a car dealership, you could find yourself without coverage in the event of a liability loss.

So how do you know if you have the correct symbols and thus the correct form? Pull out your garage policy and look at the first page.   Beside each type of coverage, usually to the left, there will be a least one two digit number between 21 and 31. These symbols will describe what is protected by the coverage shown beside that symbol. Here is a list of the most common symbols and what each one protects:

Symbol 21                 Any auto
Symbol 22                 All owned autos
Symbol 23                 Owned private passenger autos only
Symbol 24                 Owned autos other than private passenger
Symbol 25                 Owned autos subject to no fault laws
Symbol 26                 Owned autos subject to Uninsured Motorists law
Symbol 27                 Specifically described autos
Symbol 28                 Hired autos only
Symbol 29                 Non-Owned autos used in the Garage Business
Symbol 30                 Autos Left for Service/Repair/Storage
Symbol 31                 Autos on Consignment

As you have probably figured out, if you are an automobile dealer and you have symbol 30 on your policy, you would find yourself without coverage. So why not just put symbol 21 on all coverages? Well, since code 21 is the broadest coverage, you would have to pay more for this insurance policy and in some cases you might be purchasing insurance protection that you didn’t really need.

Take some time to look at your policy carefully and review the symbols for each line of coverage to make sure that they are appropriate for the work you do. If you need help with this process, consult your agent. If you agent doesn’t specialize in businesses needing garage policy, ie dealers insurance and auto repair shop insurance, then find one who does. This protection is just too important to leave up to an agent who is practicing on the job learning on your policies.

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Auto Modification

Stand Out Among the Crowd With Car Graphics

When it’s time to sweeten up your ride and stand out among the crowd, nothing individualizes a car like custom car decals. Whether you prefer the simplicity of stripes or a complete custom wrap, the graphics can be as straightforward or as complex as you like. If you’re looking to drop that stock paint job and create a stir the next time you hit the streets, then read on.

Body graphic kits are probably the most cost effective way to beautify your vehicle. With the technology available for printing on vinyl, custom graphics can be individualized to the point where a custom car decal shop can take your own personal design and apply it to any part of your car. These custom car graphics can be created to fit anywhere on a vehicle, from the hood to the rear spoiler and everywhere in-between. Graphics of this nature can even be “wrapped” around an entire vehicle creating the illusion of a complete custom paint job.

Compared to a custom paint job, car decals are relatively inexpensive and require less time to apply. A highly detailed complete custom wrap generally costs just under $3000 for an average sized vehicle. A custom paint job utilizing the exact same design would cost well over $15,000.

There are also many benefits to having custom car decals and graphics applied to your vehicle. The most obvious is beautification. A car decked out with gorgeous custom graphics turns heads wherever it shows up. Individualization is another benefit. Imagine showing up to a car show in a vehicle that has your own personal touch. Everyone knows who owns the car just by looking at it. Safety is another key benefit of custom graphics. Reflective vinyl lettering or graphics could save your life by helping to diminish the chances of a crash at night. If you own a business, one final benefit of having custom graphics created for your vehicle is self-promotion. Since custom decals can be created using nearly any type of graphic, they are the perfect medium for your logo or brand name.

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Auto Service

Removing Secret Sauce and Catsup from Your Car Interior – Expert Detailing Advice

Cleaning stains from the inside of your car is no easy job. Here are a few Auto Detailing and Onsite Detailing Tips and Secrets of the Trade.

Knowing how to remove stains like Catsup, Mustard and Secret Sauce from Ultimate Cheese Burgers, Whoppers, Big Macs, Famous Stars, Double Doubles and Classic Cheese Burgers is not as simple as it might seem.

First go lose some weight by exercise and the Presidential 30 minutes a day workout. Now you are ready to jump in a car wash or detailing unit and go to hell week.

If you have ever seen the commercials for the SIX DOLLAR Burger or the Super Star where the actress dumps all kinds of stains on her blouse you know this can happen and often does.

As a detailer it is your job to clean it up, make it look new and clean it up perfect for the customer. The first thing you do is take some Folex Spot remover and a terry cloth towel and see if that works, if not use some spray and wash aerosol foam spray and wipe it. If it is leather saddle soap or Lexol works well.

 

If this does not work try concentrated dove or palm olive dishwashing soap and then mineral spirits and soak it up and wipe it. It may take several wipes to get rid of the concentrated dishwashing soap.

After you are sure the suds are gone put you high powered shop vac hose on the blower side and air dry it, roll down the windows and let it air dry.

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Auto Products

DIY Auto Detailing

There’s no other feeling like driving a clean car. Anyone can clean a car, but it takes a lot of effort to make it look like it just came off the showroom floor.

Professional Auto Detailers utilize great time and effort to ensure that your car’s appearance looks it’s finest.

No one knows for certain where the art of auto detailing began, but it is believed to have started in Southern California, and this art has become more than just a fad, as there are currently more that 50,000 detailers in the U. S., and these professionals rake in about $100,000 a year in detailing sales.

Many people have their car detailed just because they want a clean car. Sometimes detailing becomes serious business, especially when the person having their car detailed intends to enter it into a car show. In car shows, the vehicle is often judged on how well-kept and clean the vehicle appears. One such car show that is devoted mainly to the appearance of car is the Concours d’Elegance, sometimes referred to as the Concours.

There are 3 different methods of auto detailing.

 

  • Exterior Detailing
  • Interior Detailing
  • Engine Degreasing

Exterior detailing includes: waxing, claying, correcting paint defects and polishing the exterior of the vehicle.

Interior detailing includes: Interior detailing typically involves liquid cleaners and brushes. Every surface within the interior of the car must be cleaned, from the dashboard, console and visors to the instrument panel. Vacuuming is included as well.

The third type of detailing is degreasing the engine: This process involves removing grease and dirt from the engine bay with all-purpose cleaners and de-greasers.

The purpose of detailing is to bring out the vehicle’s appearance potential by the polishing and waxing of the exterior paint, wheels and chrome, and by giving the upholstery and seats a thorough cleaning.

Depending on the detailer, a customer may also be able to purchase undercoating services (including rust-proofing) and interior sealant, a fabric protectant also known as Scotch-Guarding.

Though detailing covers every aspect of cleaning a vehicle, it does not include upholstery work, painting, body work, or mechanical repair.

Mobile Auto Detailing has become increasingly popular, as it allows the owner to have his/her professionally detailed without ever having to leave their home or office.

A full detail will increase the value on a used car. When the vehicle is presented to the potential buyer, they will see the car in the best possible condition. Of course when selling a vehicle, there are other factors to consider, such as mileage and poor mechanical condition. The mileage is of course a factor you do not want to touch, unless your willing to face criminal charges.

Besides keeping your car clean, another benefit is the trade-in value. If you want the asking price, and the car is in good running order, get a professional detail, or, if you can do the job yourself, there are various top quality products for you to use.

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Enjoy cabin space Mitsubishi Mirage

Bali-Driving with a total time of about 5 hours of Tanjung Benoa, Bali Candidasa and headed back to Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, it is enough to assess the cabin atmosphere Mitsubishi Mirage.

As per the theme test drive held by PT Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors (KTB), “Eco-Smart Drive – The Reality Challenge”, then just go ahead assessed according realities that exist in this car. Previously been alluded to some of the features embedded in this car.

Starting from the dimensions, it’s the size of the cabin is spacious enough even somewhat cute body. Front area has a wide 900 mm, while at the rear a little smaller so 750 mm.

Space head to the ceiling is relatively roomy, especially in the front. While the back is a little tight, but quiet, posture still 170 cm can sit upright with ease without worrying head stuck roof.

Two benches in the front offers a limited head rest can go up and down. Setting back and forth and enforce backrest can be done easily.

To set the low height turn the console on the front side. Women also feature pampering the driver with height is not too high. Its fun, leg room still feels relieved.

Foam padded seats indeed, but to travel more than two hours, the soreness was over. We recommend that you take a break if you must travel during it.

Console front row seats around quite a lot. In the console door enough to hold a few bottles of mineral water. In the front seat was also left a bit of space that can accommodate a cell phone or place paper towels.

Minimalist impression felt in the second row bench. Console only in the back of the left front seat, currently only available on the door hand rest without any console.

Seats were thick with the feel of the city car. Small head rest without being able to be positioned so the standard tool. The exterior also looks flimsy, but the wrapping soft leather material and added comfort. Specifically the type that exceed our tests, finishing beige color makes it look more luxurious.

Oh yes, for safety, seat belt in the four seat, two front and two rear. At the helm seat is equipped with a seat belt pretensioner. Mirage specifically Exceed type is also equipped with airbags on the driver’s position also features antilock brake system (ABS) and electronic brake distribution (EBD)