Has your car sustained damage in the parking lot? Did you come out of work or the grocery store one day to find a new and unsightly scratch marring the paint? While having your paint damaged isn't as dramatic as getting into an actual accident, it can still be heartbreaking. Although you may be wondering how much it's going to cost to take your vehicle to the local paint shop, you could actually take care of the damage on your own by purchasing some auto paint supplies.
You just bought a new – or new-to-you – convertible with leather seats! You probably can't wait to drop the top and get on the highway to feel the wind in your hair. But before you do, take a few minutes to learn how to care for those leather seats so they'll stay clean, comfortable and beautiful for many years of cruising.
Keep Your Car's Interior Clean
Keeping the interior of your convertible clean can be more challenging than keeping the interior of your hardtop clean.
Those who live and drive in the city seldom think about hitting an animal with their vehicle, but this is a common concern shared among people who live in the city. Deer can especially be a concern, given that they often move around at dusk, when the visibility is low. Deer are also a concern because they travel in groups; this means that you might steer clear of the first deer crossing the road but subsequently hit another deer and cause significant body damage to your car that requires you to take it to a collision repair shop.
If your car has been involved in an accident, you need to have it looked at by a mechanic – whether you can afford the repairs or not. Even if your car is drivable after the accident, there may be significant damage that isn't visible to the naked eye. This is particularly true when it comes to the frame. If your car took a significant hit during the accident, the force of the impact could have bent the frame.
When ice forms on your car's windshield, removing it is necessary so as to restore visibility. The problem is that simply using brute force to scrape the ice off the windshield usually exposes it to damage. The fact that the freezing temperatures increase the windshield's susceptibility to cracking only complicates things. And so does the pressure that the heavy layers of ice put on your windshield.
To effectively get rid of ice layers without damaging their windshields, car owners have to rely on various de-icing techniques.