4 Reasons Your Windscreen May Need Replacing

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

A car’s windscreen is by far its most delicate external component. Because of this, it is very important you take care of your windscreen and replace it whenever necessary. Windscreen replacement is not as expensive as most expect; if you take into account quality, replacements are cheaper now than ever. The overwhelming majority of windscreens can be replaced in a relatively short time. Also, in Australia, you can be fined for having a damaged windscreen, so there is really no reason to procrastinate getting it fixed. There is a variety of reasons your windscreen may need replacing, here are four of the most common motives: Scratches Significantly scratched windscreens are not only aesthetically unpleasing, but can also lead to distraction of drivers through visual distortion and obstruction. Scratches can normally be cheap to cover, and sometimes can even be polished off at home. However, occasionally this is not the case. If your windscreen is covered by deep scratches which obstruct your view while driving, a windscreen replacement may be needed. Chips Having a chip in your windscreen can be very annoying, and also very risky. A chip in your windscreen, if left to fester, can quickly lead to cracking. If your windscreen gets chipped, you should cover the chipped area with tape, to slow the spread of cracks, and look at getting it fixed as soon as possible. Most windscreen chips can be filled with resin at a low price. However, some chips, if deep enough, can’t be filled, and may lead to you having to replace your windscreen. Cracks Driving with a cracked windscreen to anywhere other than a garage is simply not worth it. Cracks can spread rapidly across your windscreen, and it’s hard to tell how deep the crack actually is. If a crack obstructs your view, it is not only dangerous, but could also lead to you being fined. Sometimes, a windscreen replacement isn’t absolutely necessary. However, a cracked windscreen, more often than not, needs to be completely replaced, and should be attended to as soon as possible. The crack will only spread, increasing the chances of an accident occurring. Ageing Many older windscreens are made of unsafe, out-dated materials, such as ordinary window glass, which is a lot less safe than modern windscreens. Newer windscreens often have safety seals and lamination, which greatly decrease the chances of serious injury caused by windscreen shattering. There is really no point taking the risks, especially with almost all windscreens having replacement...

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3 Advantageous Maintenance Steps For Car Owners

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you have a car, it’s important to maintain it over the years. Otherwise, it will break down and not function correctly. Thanks to these steps, you can keep your car working and looking great. Check Transmission Oil Level One of the most important things in your car is the transmission oil, as this lubricates moving parts and prevents the transmission from overheating. For the oil to work properly, it needs to be at the right level. First, park your car and turn it off. Open the hood and locate the dipstick. Pull this out and wipe it off, and then put it back into the transmission pipe. Then, pull it out again, seeing where the oil level is. If the oil is below the “full” line, more oil will need to be added to your car. This can be done in a professional, safe manner when you take your car into a transmission service shop. Keep Tyres At The Right PSI If your tyres are not aired up correctly, you may experience handling problems while driving. This increases your chances of getting into a wreck. You can check each tyre’s pressure with ease when you use a digital tire pressure gauge. These gauges feature a lighted nozzle and display screen, helping you easily use these gauges in low light conditions. Put this gauge on the valve stem of each tyre, and check the PSI number. Compare these numbers with the ideal PSI range, which can be found in your vehicle’s owner manual. If your tyres are not aired up enough, you can use an electric air compressor. These compressors can be found at a service station. Repair Cracks On Windshield After driving your car for a couple of years, cracks may start to develop on the windshield. This happens sometimes when you rustle up rocks on the road. You can repair these cracks with ease, fortunately, when you use a clear glass crack resin. This resin solution is temperature-resistant, so no matter how hot or cold it gets outside, this solution will not break apart. Fill in any cracks with this resin solution and give it a day to dry. The crack will not be visible anymore, helping enhance the look and safety of your car. If you own a car, you know that keeping it in good condition is important. This is possible when you take the steps listed above, which will save you from costly repairs in the future. If you notice other issues during your maintenance routine, visit an auto shop like Precision Automatic Transmissions for additional...

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5 Reasons To Install Window Tinting In Your Office

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you own a business, you’re always looking for ways to save money and protect your investment, whether it’s installing an energy-efficient heating and cooling system, or putting up a surveillance system to prevent invasions during off-hours. But one thing you may not have considered is having your windows tinted with commercial-grade film. If this is something that intrigues you, here are some of the reasons that this kind of window treatment may be the right one for your business. Temperature Control — When your windows are treated with film, it reduces the amount of heat that enters your workspace, which means that in the summer months, you may be able to use less A/C, which will save you money on your energy bills. Ultraviolet Rays Protection — Many cancer experts have identified UV radiation from the sun’s rays as one of the major contributors to skin cancer. If you are exposed long term to direct sunlight without protection such as suntan lotion, you are at an increased risk to contract skin cancer. Commercial window tint can not only provide shading, it can block out almost all of harmful UV rays from passing through your windows. More Productive Workspace — Window tinting reduces glare, brightness and direct heat spots that can make it difficult for your employees to work in an environment that promotes efficiency. This is even more important if your business is a place in which you receive many clients and guests. You want to offer them the most comfortable and appealing office possible, and by tinting your windows, you will cut out distractions related to extreme light and excessive heat. Protect Your Furniture — The sun is one of the more destructive natural forces when it comes to your furniture. Direct sunlight can quickly dry out leather furniture and age wood furniture so that it takes on that telltale yellow hue that indicates premature aging. Sunlight can also damage carpet, wood floors, curtains and even machinery that you use in your daily operations. Tinting your windows will provide an additional layer of protection for all of these valuable components of your office. Provides A Theft Deterrence — Nearly all commercial window installers can provide you with what is known as a security film tint, which has a special adhesive that keeps your window whole even when something shatters the glass. This is valuable not just as a deterrent against invasion, but also in times of severe weather such as hurricanes or tropical storms. The way these safety films work is that they help keep the structure of the window intact, even if the glass is broken. Spraying glass can injure your workers if a window blows apart, so a security film is a good idea if you live in a region where violent weather is expected. Another benefit of installing a security film tint, is that...

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