11 Mar

Car Repairs That You Should Never Do Yourself

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Going to the mechanic can be costly, especially when you aren’t financially prepared for the fix that your vehicle needs. With technology constantly improving, it can be easy to find a how-to video online that shows you exactly how to take apart your car and put it back together. While making the repairs yourself may save you a pretty penny, there are some repairs you should never do yourself.

Transmission Repair or Maintenance

Today’s transmissions are finely tuned with thousands of small parts that all go in specific places. It is best to have these types of repairs completed at the auto shop by a mechanic that specializes in the repairs of transmissions, just to be sure that it is done correctly. A transmission can easily stop functioning if not repaired properly, which will cost you more money in the end than the repair initially would have.

Suspension Work

After a few years on the road, your vehicle may need some suspension work done whether it be on the struts, shocks, arms, or bushings. The repairs on these types of parts may seem simple at first glance, but they involve the use of specialized equipment for the repair to be done properly and safely. Coil springs and struts are under powerful tension and compressed force, which means one mistake could have you paying for hospital bills that would cost more than the repair.

Timing Belt Replacement

This is a normal maintenance that is not a cheap maintenance, however, trying to complete the repair on your own could have a disastrous outcome. A bad replacement job on this important piece of your vehicle could easily destroy the entire engine considering the repair involves taking the engine apart.

Doing a repair on your own may seem to be the easy way out financially, but the cost if it going wrong could really put you under. One repair you can do at home to keep you and others safe on the road is using the WipeNew Headlight Restore to restore your headlights, making them brighter for you to see and for others to see you. Keeping an emergency savings for occasions when these repairs need to be done is your best bet to keep your car in the best condition.

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Science World Report

18 Feb

Tips for Driving in the Snow

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If you live in regions that experience severe weather, traveling can be both frightening and dangerous during winter storms. Slippery roads, a lack of visibility, and decreased control over your vehicle cause more than 2,000 road deaths every winter according to the AAA Foundation of Traffic Safety. Although it is best to stay home and avoid driving during severe weather, if you happen to find yourself in a risky situation, follow these four tips when traveling in snowy and icy conditions:

Increase Following Distance

If you find yourself on a snowy road, increase the following distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you by five to six seconds. This increased space between vehicles will provide longer distance if you need to stop short.

Do Not Stop If You Can Avoid It

Instead of hitting the brakes in situations you know you will need to come to a complete stop, such as a traffic light, try to slow down enough to keep rolling until the light changes.

Deal with Slippery Spots

When driving in snowy and icy conditions, it is more than likely that you will come across a slick spot. If this occurs, do not panic and do not slam on the brakes. When sliding out of control, turn the steering wheel in the direction that the rear of the car is sliding to quickly regain traction.

If there is salt on the roads, this should help keep the slippery spots to a minimum. Road salt is great for safer driving, but not great for the exterior of your vehicle. Over time, road salt can cause an extensive damage to vehicles since it is extremely corrosive. To protect your vehicle from the damage of road salt, try using Wipe New® Original. This unique formula restores your vehicle’s trim in one quick, easy application and protects your vehicle from sun exposure, road salt, and other harsh elements.

Use Your Brake System

Lastly, get to know your brakes. Vehicles are equipped with an anti-lock brake system (ABS) to optimize the car’s breaking in extreme conditions. If you are skidding and cannot recover, push down the brake pedal hard, yet controlled, and the ABS system will allow you to keep the brake pedal fully engaged while steering around obstacles.

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18 Dec

Pulling onto the Shoulder of the Highway: Tips for Staying Safe

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Pulling onto the shoulder of the highway can be extremely dangerous. You should only stop on the shoulder if there is an emergency or safety concern and you must stop your vehicle. Although you shouldn’t ever pull onto the shoulder without a significant safety concern, sometimes it is your only option!

Tips for Staying Safe on the Shoulder

If you do need to stop on the shoulder it can be a very dangerous venture, so follow some of these tips to stay on top of safety while on the shoulder:

  • When pulling onto the shoulder, do not stop on a bend, curve, or sharp turn. This makes it difficult for oncoming drivers to see your vehicle. In a similar fashion, it also makes it more difficult for you to pull back onto the road once you’re ready.
  • Turn on your hazard flashers while slowing down to pull onto the shoulder so that other drivers are aware you have an issue with your vehicle. Leave them on for the entirety of your time on the shoulder to keep same-direction traffic aware of your position. Consider using Wipe New® Headlight Restore to ensure that your headlights, hazard lights, and taillights are all crystal clear so that other drivers can see them well!
  • Stay in your vehicle while on the shoulder. Getting out of your vehicle can be dangerous and is highly discouraged, which includes getting out to work on your vehicle as well.
  • Raise your vehicle hood to let passing authority vehicles know that help is needed. If the situation is severe, make sure to alert authorities and your roadside assistance service as soon as possible.

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11 Sep

Are Car Covers Worth It?

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While car covers provide a wide range of benefits for car protection, you must choose carefully. If you purchase the wrong material or size, the pros of purchasing a car cover will be long-gone, leaving your car to fend for itself.

Pros

Car covers mainly protect your car against various debris like salt, droppings from trees, insects, sun damage, and moisture. These weather-related factors cause your car to rust and suffer from paint etches. Car covers are especially useful for classic cars- protecting something that you’ve put a lot of time and money into is crucial to those trying to make the most of resale value. Over time, you can save a significant amount of time and money at the car wash or on car restoration, making this the main reason individuals decide to purchase car covers.

Cons

When choosing a car cover, damage can be made by simply choosing the wrong cover. Covers too large or small cause abrasion from rubbing and leave your car exposed to the elements, particularly from wind. For protection from moisture damage, keep in mind that ‘moisture wicking material’ is better than plastic coverings that are 100% waterproof. In most cases, moisture is unavoidable and needs a way to escape. When purchasing a car cover, make note of the return or exchange policy to ensure you end up with the right product to protect your vehicle. For extra protection, Wipe New RainBrella® will keep your car resistant to damage from dirt and rain, whether you decide to purchase a cover or not.

Read real Wipe New reviews to see why Wipe New is the world’s best solution for restoring and protecting weathered surfaces.

12 Sep

Wipe New: For All Your Outdoor Projects!

YouTuber, lawnboy8461, took a break away from his videos exploring lawn and garden care to share his thoughts and opinions about Wipe New.

Being the outdoors type of guy, “lawnboy” decided it was high time to spruce up his old shutters.  He explained that his red shutters have been up for about 20 years and were quite faded as a result.  He goes on say how he started to treat some of his shutters with Wipe New and he then shows his viewers before and after shots.

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“They look really good,” says lawnboy.  “So cool!”

Watch his full Wipe New review and be sure to check out our Wipe New ReColor product.  Wipe ReColor is the first ever wipe-on clear coating and sealant designed to wipe away years from outdoor furniture, grills, shutters, fixtures and more in just a few minutes! With Wipe New ReColor you can say goodbye to paint brushes, spray cans, tape, drop clothes, messy overspray, or ugly drips to clean up!

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10 Aug

Make Your Shutters Shine with Wipe New!

Carin Lane from Times Union (Albany, NY) says her car is only two years old and she felt she didn’t need to use Wipe New on her automobile.  Lane did decide, however, that there was one job that Wipe New could tackle:  her house shutters!

Lane bought Wipe New at her local target, read the directions, and was “eager” to see if Wipe New would work on her dingy, old shutters! She first realized how little Wipe New was needed to do the job.  “The label says a lot goes a very, very long way. I’d say that’s a fair claim. I still have most the bottle left,” she reports.    After using a bit of elbow grease with her Wipe, Lane commented on how quickly the process went.  “I was able to quickly wipe, with the help of a step stool, all the first floor shutters in about 15 minutes or fewer.”

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The best part?  Lane loved how her shutters looked!  “[M]y shutters shined like a freshly waxed Cadillac,” she says. “The vinyl was back to its original burgundy color, instead of the grayish brown it had become.”

Read more about Carin’s experiences with Wipe New and tell us: “How are you using Wipe New this summer?”

03 Aug

Another Wipe New Home & Outdoor Success Story!

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Another satisfied Wipe New customer has reached out to us regarding their experiences with Wipe New.  Read this review below for Wipe New Home & Outdoor:

“I swear, we could do a commercial for Wipe New. The resin/plastic patio furniture in our yard has to be at least 10 years old.  I don’t think it was ever thoroughly cleaned and is sure showing it’s age.

My husband started griping about the looks of it (veiled hints it should be thrown out).    I purchased Wipe New at our local Kroger.

Scrubbed the heck out of one chair and applied Wipe New.     I was so astounded, impressed, and a bunch of other adjectives, I eMailed about 30 people with photos and later called over several neighbors to see the results.”

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29 Jul

Wipe New Headlight Restore Review: Another Satisfied Customer

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Sebastian Gheorghiu says he wanted to try Wipe New Headlight Restore on his 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee and he decides to do a Wipe New Headlight Restore review on his YouTube channel.

He shows his viewers how he follows the Wipe New step-by-step instructions and then he shares his final thoughts.   “As you can see it looks better,” he says.  “It definitely solves the problem.  It does work!”

See Sebastian’s full Wipe New Headlight Restore review on YouTube.

 

06 Jul

Wipe New: The Smart Choice!

Review site, cleverly named You’re Not Stupid, decided to give our Wipe New a try and the reviewers we’re glad they gave Wipe New their consideration! “Unfortunately, living in the Midwest means that they get a lot of abuse what with hot sun in the summer time, and rain, sleet and snow come winter and spring,” they begin their Wipe New review.  Then a friend told them about his successes with Wipe New and how long it has lasted. “It sounded too good to be true, but our friend wouldn’t lie to us,” they continue, “so we decided to do some research and try Wipe New out.” They use Wipe New on their truck and report they were “glad we gave it a shot, it really does work as advertised….” Here is a before and after shot of Wipe New used on their truck. wipe-new-review-youre-not-stupid-02 “If you care about how your car looks, buying Wipe New is a great idea,” they say in their Final Recommendation.  “With just a small investment of time and money, you can keep your car looking great for as long as 2 years….” Read their full Wipe New review

30 Jun

Wipe New Product Review: An Expert Opinion

Ivan Rajic, a car detailing specialist, recently tried out Wipe New on his Toyota Matrix, and he wrote about his experiences on his store’s website.

He started his review by going over everything that came in the box with his Wipe New kit. He went on to explain that his car did not really need to product, but he was still going to give it a try saying: “The trim isn’t faded much at all, so I simply applied it to the driver side to see how long it lasts, how it reacts with water, etc.”

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He then started the application process.  “The application was fairly straightforward,” says Rajic. He continued by going through each step of the process, and provided pictures as he went along. He noted that he did not cover every inch of surface, stating “I intentionally missed some of the edges so as to see how it wears and how the treated vs untreated areas look after a while…”

Ivan’s overall opinion of Wipe New?  “So what did I get from all this?  Does it really work?…I have to say yes.  It does exactly what it sets out to do…renews the surface to which it’s applied, protects it and should last a good few months if not more….”

Read more about Ivan’s full Wipe New review!