Showing posts with label Automotive. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Automotive. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

4 Signs Its Time To Replace Your Car


Is it time to send your old motor to the great scrapheap in the sky? Sorry to say it but it might be!

While you might be tempted to hold onto it forever, perhaps because of the happy memories it has given you, or because of the expense of a new car, you might have to admit to yourself that now is the time for a replacement. 

Of course, you don't have to break the bank and buy something brand new. Used car dealerships akin to Indi Car Credit can often offer you something that won't derail your finances, so it is worth shopping around. And you might want to do so at your earliest opportunity, especially if the following signs relate to you.

Signs It's Time To Replace Your Car

#1: You have a breakdown company on speed dial

Cars are great...until they break down! They tend to break down at the most inconvenient of places too, such as in the middle of the highway or in places that are miles away from a service station. So, if your car has started breaking down with alarming regularity, then it's clearly time to consider buying something new. 

#2: Your local garage is like your second home

This is really a follow on from the last point. If your car is often in need of repair, you are going to spend more time in your local garage than you might want to. Minor repairs are natural, but if you're regularly having to book your car in for engine faults, exhaust problems, and radiator issues, these are signs that your car has long since past its prime.  Now, you could set yourself up in a corner of the garage with your own armchair and a kettle if you're never away from there, but instead of making yourself home, you might want to replace your car instead. Despite the initial expense, it will work out cheaper for you in the long-term. 

#3: Raindrops keep falling on your head

The best place for a shower is in your home and not in your car. But if your car is rusting, it might be that holes have opened up where they shouldn't. For this reason, you might be subject to a sudden shower if the heavens open up and rain starts coming through. If your car is corroding, there could be holes in the floor too, and pieces of your car could fall off when you're journeying from A to B. These are not good signs, so protect yourself and your passengers by ditching your crumbling motor.

#4: Your family won't get into the car with you

It might be that you're a less than careful driver, in which case, we wouldn't blame them for steering clear of the passenger seats. On the other hand, it might be because your car is falling apart, so they might be embarrassed to get in there with you. And if your family has grown in size, they might struggle to fit in there anyway, regardless of the state of the motor. So, consider their needs as well as your own, and if there are any practical reasons why they won't get into your car, consider replacing it soon. 

So, is it time to replace your car? It might be, especially if you have related to the signs we have listed. Consider the option then, and bless your life with something that won't derail your finances or your personal happiness. 

Take care and thanks for reading!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Car covers for indoor and outdoor uses

A car cover is a product made from large sheet of fabric and is used to cover a car to protect it against the surrounding elements. A car cover is needed when the car is not in use for a certain period of time and needs to be kept from dirt and dust. Even if a car is kept in a garage, dust and dirt can still settle on the car surface. If a car is kept outdoor, then it should be covered with a custom car cover to prevent the sun rays, weather elements, and surrounding elements from damaging your car.

An indoor car cover is great for keeping dust and dirt off the car surface. And if you have young children playing in the garage, it could protect from the little hands and fingers, and against scratches or knocks. If you are shopping for indoor car covers, look for custom indoor car covers that are breathable and with good ventilation to allow moisture to escape. If it is not breathable, moisture trapped under the car cover could cause molding and could be damaging to the car.

Even if you are using a custom Chevrolet indoor car cover, it is good to check frequently or uncover the car to prevent any mold or mustiness from forming whenever possible. Before covering your car with an indoor car cover, always make sure that the car surface is clean and dry.

An outdoor car cover will be able to protect a car against paint fading but an improper fitting car cover could cause more damage than protection. A loosely fitted car cover could easily move about and rub against the paint surface to cause fine scratches whenever there is strong wind blowing. Outdoor car covers are designed to be water resistant and the covers could easily trap dirt and moisture if it is not properly fitted. With the outside heat and moisture soaking under the car cover could promote fading of the paint surface.

Some car owners would suggest that a good cleaning, drying and proper waxing of the car before putting on the car cover. A good quality custom fitted car cover that allows ventilation or designed to allow vapour out from under the car cover, can effectively prevent damage to the car. Depending on your preferences, there are car covers to go over only the top of the car to protect the leather inside the car from the strong UV light.