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10% of drivers of all ages under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash.
At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010. Engaging in visual-manual subtasks (such as reaching for a phone, dialing and texting) associated with the use of hand-held phones and other portable devices increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times. This basic kit is great for any shop not wanting to spend much money on preparing for aluminum repairs.
Perfect for both industrial and vehicle service work, the new 2135TiMAX delivers maximum power and control, along with unmatched reliability. Next up is a “powerful, durable and reliable workhorse whose reputation is built on helping you build yours, because you don’t do a job halfway, and neither do our tools”. The 2235 Series is a finely tuned workhorse, from its components to its technology, to be the impact wrench you can always count on to get real work done.
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The wire feeler gauge is a series of round wires with different thicknesses in a holder usually bent into a U shape and are less flexible than the Blade Feeler Gauge.
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If you’re anything like me, I never know what to get him.  I’m searching on the internet, taking hours in stores, walking around in circles until I finally just give up and buy something last minute. The Meguiar’s Gold Class Wash & Wax kit is the perfect way to wax the exterior of his vehicle and clean the interior. Another great detailing gift pack for the enthusiast is made by Wizard…it even comes with a super cool hat!
The Milwaukee M18 2 tool combo kit is the perfect set of compact drills for those around-the-house projects.
With 2014 right around the corner, I thought it would be a lot of fun to write a post about the hottest new cars for 2014.
Featuring bold and elegant new styling, it comes powered in the S550 version by a 455-horsepower twin-turbo V8 or a 5.5-liter twin-turbo 577-horsepower V8 in the higher-performance S63 AMG 4MATIC model. It packs a powerful 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that puts out either 340 or 380 horsepower, depending on the version.
Replacing the former Liberty model in Jeep’s lineup, the new midsize Cherokee SUV features a new Jeep that should brighten up the faces of traditional Jeep enthusiasts.
Mercedes says it will be among the most-aerodynamic car designs among production cars, with a coefficient of drag at just 0.23.
The midsize Cadillac ELR coupe is essentially a luxury-minded two-door version of the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric car. The new leading sedan at Chevy is an aggressively styled rear-drive model that comes by way of General Motors’ Holden subsidiary in Australia. Fully redesigned for 2014, General Motors’ full-size pickup trucks come with myriad structural and engineering revisions to enhance their already decent ride and handling characteristics. For 2014, the former BMW 3 Series coupes and convertibles get a major redesign and are reclassified as 4 Series models. A third-generation CTS sedan debuts for 2014 that’s longer, lower and lighter in weight than before, with more athletic-looking exterior styling that’s highlighted by an striking new front end treatment that announces its arrival with authority.
Kia, a brand known more for its budget-minded models, takes a step deep into luxury-car territory with its new Cadenza sedan. Posted in General, Mechanics Blog & Mechanics Tools, Sports Cars, What Car Should I Buy? If you have a new washer pump then place the new pump into the tank and install everything in back into the engine compartment. To assemble, be sure to insert armature back into pump housing (can) with the notched end of the armature axle at the bottom.
Carefully line up the top half of the pump housing with the pump leads and secure the top half to the bottom half. If you have a battery charger or a 12VDC power supply you can test the washer pump motor before installing into the tank.
Now add washer fluid to tank, key on (position 2) and activate the windshield washer system. We all know we need headlights to drive at night, in bad weather, garages, tunnels and etc. With the wiring out of the way, you should be able to pull the bulb out by holding onto the base. This only takes 10-20 minutes and the only costs you will have will be the price of the air filter.
Replacing your windshield wipers is another simple maintenance task you can do on your own in about 10 minutes. Checking your battery connection to make sure you battery is being properly maintained takes about 20 minutes to do and will cost around $5 (the price of a wire brush). Installing new break pads can be a little more complicated and may take up to an hour to complete. Changing your spark plugs can take anywhere from 20-30 minutes depending on how many plugs you have. Be sure you give your engine time to cool before you take on this task, otherwise you may burn yourself! If you happen to be driving and suddenly your headlights go out, chances are you blew a fuse. Locate the 2 caliper mounting bracket bolts, and use a wrench to dislodge the bolts and remove them, by turning the wrench counter-clockwise. Take away the brake rotors, or use a hammer to tap them loose if they are stuck, then remove them. Put some lubricant on the sliding plates for the brake pads, which will help them to move easily and decrease noise. Use brake cleaner to spray the new rotors in order to get rid of any excess grime, as well as the protective coating on the rotor to prevent rust. Lubricate the backs of the replacement brake pads to decrease noise that is caused when the brake pads vibrate.
Place the replacement brake pads into the caliper mounting bracket, and wipe away any excess lubricant from the rotors. Replace the caliper by placing it over the brake pads, line up the holes and replace the bolts you removed previously.
To be completely honest, even the hardest working do-it-yourself-er cannot do a perfect paint job. The secret of an excellent homemade paint job is in the quality and time you take to get the car and the painting environment ready.
There is just one thing that ruins an existing paint job to the point where you will need to repaint the car, and that is rust.
If you want to get a near perfect paint job, you will end up spending so much time with an oscillating tool in your hand that you will grow to feel naked without one. If you are to have any chance of actually coming close to a flawless paint job, you will need a good quality paint gun, and, since those only work with air compressors, you will need to get one of those too.
Buy fresh: Look at the sidewall of a tire for a series of letters and numbers beginning with DOT (for Department of Transportation). Choose the right tires for you: There are three basic types of tires—car, truck and winter—and each category has a few choices. They generally provide better handling and braking, and usually have a lower profile (shorter sidewall height) and a wider footprint.
These tires are designed to provide good handling and responsive steering in wet and dry conditions, but the tread tends to wear out quickly, and ride comfort can be a compromise.
If you drive often in wintry or icy conditions, then winter tires might be the right choice for you.
Whichever tire type is right for you, the most important thing—where the rubber meets the road—is safety.
You can try wiping the dirt and hard rubber off with a wet rag, which can lengthen the life of blades before buying new ones. How often you change your blades depends on the conditions of where you live, here is some general information about when to change your blades. Line the hook over the hinge and push them together, you’ll hear a click when it is snapped in. Once you have finished this step lower it back down to the windshield and repeat on the next one.
Remember, windshield wipers are a necessary evil and you don’t want to get caught in a rain storm with sub-par wipers. Check your tire pressure – If your tires are under-inflated, this will cause the tire to bulge which will add pressure to the sidewalls of the tire. Check hoses, belts and filters – It is very important to keep the engine cool when driving in the summer heat. Keep your battery clean – Dead batteries are common in both winter and summer due to the extreme temperatures.

Maintain your AC – Most of the time, the cause of a malfunctioning AC is because of low refrigerant. The cabin air filter, a feature found on most late-model vehicles, cleans the air that comes into the interior through the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Recommendations on when it should be replaced vary by manufacturer — some say every 12,000 or 15,000 miles, others longer — and how often can depend on how much you drive and where.
Note that when it is too hard to push, instead of pushing both sides, you might want to try to push against the back of the glove box, while pulling on the front. This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking.
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Eating, drinking, talking to a passenger, texting, changing the radio station or using a navigation system are just a few examples.
When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded. 20 percent of teens and 10 percent of parents admit that they have extended, multi-message text conversations while driving.
If your shop plans on doing aluminum repair on all vehicle makes and models then this is the kit for you! Although it is currently only required by Ford, this kit could bring any shop closer to their aluminum certification in other OEM programs. National Tool Warehouse is now offering pre-packed aluminum kits that have most everything you will need to properly repair aluminum intense vehicles. Do this by spreading them out making sure they rust-free, but slightly oiled for easy movement. A set generally comes in a holder and contains a series of blades with different thicknesses that are stamped for easy identification.
This speaker is LOUD, portable, has a long battery life and comes with a box for storing it safely.
Hopefully, this list will help you, and lessen your stress, during the upcoming holidays.  Now it’s time for me to figure out which of these items will be perfect for my perfect man. As most of us know by now, I am a speed junkie with a soft spots for the classics but I won’t let that cloud my judgement when looking at these cars. Over-the-top-shelf options include rear seats that simulate a hot stone massage, heated armrests and an ionizing and perfuming feature for the climate control system.
A 208-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine comes with the base CLA250, while the high-performance CLA45 AMG variant packs a specially tweaked hand-built 355-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo four. The ELR features distinctive styling that borrows cues from other Cadillac models, with a posh high-tech-looking interior and assorted amenities, though its electric powertrain and engineering largely carries over from the Volt. In homage to classic SS-designated models from the 1960’s, this bad boy goes fast with Corvette’s 6.2-liter 415-horsepower small-block V8 engine, and can go from 0-60 mph in around five seconds. We have to admit being disappointed with the Silverado and Sierra’s only modestly revised exterior designs that seem dated from day one.
Fresh exterior designs borrow front styling cues from the sedans, but they otherwise resemble smaller versions of BMW’s 6 Series models. While it sits about five inches longer than Kia’s popular Optima, it affords only equivalent interior room.
Be careful NOT to break the armature coil wires or damage the communicator (small brass piece atop the electromagnets). Be even with the pressure and gentle so that you don’t force the top half farther than it needs to be or you might end up cracking it. If the oils on your skin get on the glass bulb, it can burn out prematurely, in some cases the same day.
Open your hood and locate the air filter in your car (typically housed within a black case with metal clips on either side).
Pull the wiper away from the windshield and press the small tab on the underside of the wiper to slide the wiper off the wiper arm. Line up the new wiper with the wiper arm and lower it onto the arm, making sure the open end of the hook on the arm is facing the plastic clip on the wiper. Clean the posts using a wire brush and corrosion removal fluid, which is basically a mixture of baking soda and water. The only cost with this maintenance task is the cost of the new headlight, which can run anywhere from $20-$100 depending on what kind of bulb you need. Using a clean rag, wipe down the new bulb, hold it by the plug end, and stick it into the back of the headlight. Depending on the type of car you have, you will pay at least $40 to do this task on your own (the price of new break pads).
Remove the bolts that are attached to the break caliper so you can slide the break pads out through the top. Using a c-clamp, compress the brake piston to the point where it is easy to put the caliper assembly back over the new brake pads. First and foremost, relieve the fuel system pressure by locating the fuel pump fuse on the fuse box. After relieving the fuel pressure, you can use two wrenches to disconnect the fuel lines from the fuel filter. Start at the end of the row of spark plugs, pull the wires off the plugs by grasping the wire as close to the engine as you can then pulling or wiggling it a bit. It takes about 30 minutes to perform a radiator flush on your own and costs about $25 (the price of radiator flush solution, a coolant receptacle, and coolant). After your engine cools down, unscrew the drain plug and empty out the contents of the radiator into your coolant receptacle.
Luckily, this is an easy fix that should only take five minutes and cost you nothing if your car came with spare fuses. If there are no blown fuses in the fuse box under the dashboard, locate the fuse box under your hood.
But don’t feel bad about it, because there are even some specialty workshops that cannot do that.
For one, you will need a shed or a garage of some sort that you can empty out completely and get it so clean that you could have an operation in there and not worry about infection. If your car is completely rust free and the paint is just faded you may want to consider simply giving the car a good polish. First, you will need to use the oscillating tool or the orbital sander to clean away the excess filler that you have used on the previous stage. You cannot really count on one of those electric spray guns because they do not have the ability to spray a thin enough layer of paint – perhaps this is where we should tell you that the paint needs to come out more like a mist than an actual layer of paint. Ask your mechanic or dealer if the tires that came standard with your vehicle are the best ones for you. The tread is designed to bite into snow and ice, and the rubber is formulated to stay pliable at freezing temperatures, so they typically wear faster than all season tires. Make sure your tires are in good shape and that you choose the best one for your driving style and conditions. As important as it is to prepare your vehicle for winter, it is just as important to prepare it for the hot summer temperatures. You know, when you get impatient waiting for the windshield to defrost so you use your wipers to speed it up?
It catches dust, pollen and other airborne material that can make riding in a car unpleasant. Squeeze the sides of the glove compartment together and pull to move the tabs past the edges, to the front of the dash. Place the glove compartment container back on its hinges and push it in so the tabs snap back behind the dash.
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Unfortunately, approximately 424,000 people were injured, which is an increase from the 421,000 people who were injured in 2012. This kit has a wide range of hand and powers tool all packed in their own tool cart to avoid cross contamination.
You can repair and replace body panels and structural supports with the 19 different hand tools it has to offer.

There are 3 kits currently available; starting off with the basic kit and going up to the deluxe kit for the pros.
There are two types of units that the feeler gauge uses to measure, the imperial (thousandths of an inch) and metric (millimeter).
34788 also boasts the ability to add a printer, USB data sharing, refrigerant identifier and wireless module for Wi-Fi or Bluetooth® communication. Not only does it charge phones, laptops, cameras and other personal devices, but it can also jump start his vehicle! All engines come mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission that includes a manual gear-select mode with steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifters.
The Cherokee offers many high-tech safety features, along with niceties like a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats and a wireless charging pad for portable devices. The only available transmission will be a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual, with Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel-drive optional on the CLA250 and standard with the CLA45 AMG. It’s powered by an electric motor and a plug-in chargeable battery pack, but once the battery runs low (it should run in full electric mode for about 35 miles on a charge), a small gasoline engine engages to run a generator that, in turn, powers the motor. Meanwhile, a new Vsport version features Caddy’s first ever twin-turbo V6 that delivers an eager 420 horses, along with other performance-minded steering, braking and suspension upgrades. But if you have a lot of fluid still in the tank it would be best to drain it or be quick with the tank removal so that all that fluid does not wind up all over the place.
If the impeller is still working you will hear a whirling noise as well as see the movement of the white plastic piece at the inlet port.
Make sure tank seats properly at the bottom (there are small alignment tabs that go into the metal). In today’s post, we will share with you the best way to change the headlights in your car.
You can tell because it will be lined up evenly and none of the bulb’s rubber gasket will be showing. When it comes to routine maintenance, we don’t have to take our cars and trucks to our mechanics.
If you keep a record of your maintenance you will know how many miles your air filter has on it. It takes about 45 minutes to change your own oil and will cost around $20 (the price of oil and a new filter).
Be sure you drain the oil into a recycling container so you can recycle the old oil at your nearest full service gas station, then replace the drain plug. If the holder has a plastic catch, simply press the lever on the top of the plug and pull firmly on the plug.
Look to make sure it’s all the way in by confirming that there is no rubber gasket showing. Be sure to use a rag to cover the lines after you get the wrenches in place just in case there is still some pressure in the lines.
Depending on the number of cylinders in your engine, you will find four, six, or eight spark plugs. Set your ratchet to loosen, slide it over the plug as far as it will go, then remove the old plug. Place a coolant receptacle under the drain, then unscrew the plug and let it drain into the receptacle. Using a funnel, add radiator flush cleaning solution to your radiator and fill the rest of the radiator up with water. Start your car, turn on your heater to the hottest position, then let it run for 10 minutes. Most fuse boxes have a diagram, so if your headlights go out you can easily look at the diagram to make sure you are replacing the fuse that goes with the headlights.
Rather then reinventing the wheel, our friends at WikiHow have a great article which we have shared with you below.
The great thing though, if you would see it, is that you do not have to get a paint job as perfect as the one a factory or one of those car shows on TV would. However, if you are dealing with rust you need to make sure that you can get rid of it all before moving on to a paint job or else you will see that rust coming back in less than 6 months; and that is if you are lucky.
Next you will need to use it to give the entire car a good key and you can do that by using 800 grit wet and dry sand paper.
Also, if you are planning to use paint from a spray can, you might as well just forget about every other step in the preparation process and just go for it because the end result will only be good enough for the scrap yard. A mountain or snowflake symbol on the sidewall indicates the tires passed an industry test for severe snow use. Below I have listed a few tips to get your vehicle in tip-top shape for this summer season.
It is best to have a professional check out the problem since modern AC systems are so complex.
If you drive in heavy traffic in an urban area that has poor air quality, you could need to replace the filter annually or even more often.
You can buy one at your nearest dealership or you can shop around at an auto parts store or online. You may have to squeeze the sides again, as you did when you took the glove compartment out.
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Make sure it is packed properly so that the contents are protected from any shipping damages. Unlike the other two kits, this one is an expansion of the already Ford Approved Dent-Fix Aluspot Repair Station. Plus, you can put all your new hand tools in the tool cart to keep it all self-contained and isolated from steel. Doing routine maintenance on your own is a great way to reduce the amount of money you spend on your car each month.
Hold the wrench that is on the filter while turning the other wrench until the bolt comes out. Just a few gallons of paint, and a lot of hard work, can get a car so close to perfection that no one would be able to tell the difference if you were cruising by.
So you will need to use a rotary tool or a drill equipped with a wire brush and just clean up as much of the rust as you can. After that you will want to paint some sort of primer on the entire car, and give that a good once over with your sander tool of choice.
It’s a good idea to replace both at the same time, if one has went bad it won’t be long before the other one goes as well. Also, n over-inflated tire makes less contact with the surface of the road and can cause you to hydroplane during the spring and summer storms.
Also, always make sure you are buying the correct battery for your vehicle if it needs to be replaced. Please note that we will not accept returns for: Merchandise that is not in its original packaging and used, except in the case of manufacturers' defects. You will get a total of 22 hand tools and the station, which has a 3rd row drawer for storage. When both sides of the gauge touch the gap and it moves with gentle pressure, then you’ve found the correct feeler gauge for that gap. If the Volt is any indication, the ELR should be quick off the line and deliver reasonably sporty ride and handling attributes, though back seat space and cargo room look to be tight. In fact, you can get it so close that even on close scrutiny, as long as the lighting conditions were not perfect, say on a cloudy day or late in the afternoon, most people could not tell the difference. After that you will need to use some chemical cocktail that you can get at your local paint store, to eradicate that rust.
And then, depending on how good you want to get your car to look, you will cover the car with anywhere between 2 and 5 coats of paint.
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Shops considering an Aluspot or equivalent work station can save a step in preparation by getting this! Next you will want to use some filler to smooth out the rusted area, and then you will need to move on to the next tool. After each layer, you will want to let it dry, sand it down, and add the next layer, and then sand it down, a new layer of paint, sander, and so on. Prior to any return please get in contact with us via e-mail, so we can help you quickly and efficiently. A new Drive Mode Selector allows the driver to tune 12 separate performance attributes according to five different driving situations, including one for use on wet roads and another that enables the engine to run on only four cylinders to garner maximum fuel economy.
Eventually, you may even want to put on a layer of clear coat, but, if you have done your job right with all that sanding, and seeing how clear coat has its own extra challenges, you may want to skip over that. It will prolong the life of your vehicle and help protect you from the rough elements of the road.

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