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Monthly Archives: April 2015

How To Keep Your Car Clean

How To Keep Your Car Clean

* This is the 1st blog in a series we’ll be doing. For those who are wanting to learn more about keeping their vehicle in pristine condition, make sure to follow our blog!* Why You Need to Keep Your Vehicle Clean As you know, there are many reasons to keep your car in pristine condition.  More Enjoyable – Driving ExperienceOn a practical level, having a clean car is simply more enjoyable to drive on a daily basis. Better Resale Value – On a financial level, having a clean car will help your resale value when it comes time to sell it. And no, just having it detailed right before it comes time to sell won’t help if your paint is oxidized due to neglect. Safety – Last, having a clean car is safer (think your windshield during a storm). Through the next couple blogs, we’ll get into the details (pun intended) on how to maintain your vehicle, both inside and out. For you do it yourselfers, this will be a help. For those who ar ... read more

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Automatic or manual transmission: which is better?

Automatic or manual transmission: which is better?

Let’s start off by making one thing clear: there is no definitive ‘correct’ answer to this near 10 year old question. I say 10 years old, because this question has only been a point of automotive debate since the development of more technically advanced automatic transmissions like the dual clutch (semi-auto) transmission. Before then, among auto enthusiasts, it was generally accepted that manual transmissions were superior for a multitude of reasons. Today, things have changed. Well, somewhat. Most people will be familiar with what differentiates a manual and automatic transmission. But for those who aren’t, let’s cover a couple basics. How A Manual Transmission works Manual transmissions work based on vehicle operator inputs: a clutch and gear selector. With this type of transmission, the operator determines which gear to select, and when to select or change it. When the clutch pedal is depressed, the clutch disengages from the engine, allowing a new g ... read more

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