Monthly Archives: May 2015

Homemade ways to remove fog from headlights

Homemade ways to remove fog from headlights

Foggy or cloudy headlights is an annoying problem for all drivers. Not only is it unsightly, but it is potentially dangerous, reducing visibility on the road and making your car less visible to other drivers. But, how to clean them? Cloudy or foggy headlights cannot be cleaned with traditional soap and water. However, there are some great homemade remedies to the problem. Below are listed some of my tried and true favorites for removing that cloudy, foggy layer on your headlights. Soap and Water – Soap and water is a possible solution, but it often fails to remove the film that causes the cloudy appearance. However, it can help improve the overall cleanliness and appearance of your headlights. Vinegar – Vinegar is a natural deoxidizer that can help break down the cloudy film that can adhere itself to your headlights. Be careful though, as vine ... read more

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What is the mystery liquid that drips from your car?

What is the mystery liquid that drips from your car?

Have you ever walked out to your car in the morning and found a strange pool of liquid underneath? That mystery liquid can be quite disconcerting, and it may even make you fearful of getting in your car and driving away. So, it’s of extreme importance that you are able to identify that strange pool of liquid for what it is. Luckily, most fluid leaks from underneath your car will be one of only a few. I put together this list of the most common fluid leaks to help you make an educated guess and, thus, an educated decision as to what you should do next to get it taken care of. Engine Coolant or Antifreeze The most obvious sign that you have an engine coolant leak is the color of the liquid itself. Most antifreeze is green, bright green actually, though it is also sold in pinks and oranges. The coolant also has a thick, almost sticky feel to it ... read more

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Homemade ways to remove scratches off your car

Homemade ways to remove scratches off your car

Having a minor scratch in your otherwise perfect paint job can be more than just a little irritating. There is help however. Though larger and deeper scratches may require a trip to a professional garage or detailing center, smaller scratches and chips can be dealt with by a DIY weekend warrior. Try to remember that the paint finish on a car is sprayed on very thin but also very hard, so you have two things to fight against at the same time. Automotive paint jobs are hard and difficult to work with, mold, and sand. They are also thin, so any mistake or overly aggressive approach or sanding will be disastrous. Here are a few homemade solutions to dealing with a scratch on your cars exterior. Filler and Buffing – The traditional method of store bought fillers followed by a little buffing is still one of the easiest ways to deal with a paint scratch. However ... read more

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How to get bugs off the front of your car

How to get bugs off the front of your car

Anyone who has ever driven longer than twenty miles on the open road can attest to the annoyance of bugs sticking to the front of the car. Whether it’s on the grille, the hood, or the windshield, those pesky bugs are equally pesky when it comes time to try and remove the platter. Why is it so difficult to get them off your car? Well, most bugs contain acidic substances that, once adhered, can become one with the paint job, making them almost impossible to remove without taking some of the paint away in the process. There are two main ways to remove the devious bug carcasses from your vehicle, and the best route depends on where exactly they are located and personal preference. Some choose a mechanical option, using brute force and rubbing and scrubbing to get those pesky critters off. Others choose the chemical route, picking substances that help dissolve ... read more

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