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The Benefits Of Waxing Your Car Regularly

Waxing your vehicle on a consistent basis can help to maintain your vehicle, prevent minor damage, and keep your car looking shiny and new.

Waxing your car may seem like something to do only for vain purposes or as part of an extra special treatment for your vehicle, but waxing your car regularly can have great benefits for your ride. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2015 in Auto Body, auto news

 

Stance Wheels are the Latest Trends in Rims

With all the focus in recent years on high-end, low-profile rims meant to highlight your car’s appearance, it’s no surprise that Stance wheels have become a hot item. Sports cars, luxury cars and even quirky or classic cars all benefit from the addition of custom rims from Stance.

Stance wheels brush the edge of possibility with the fitment and offset wheel offerings, allowing car owners to add just the right swagger to their rides.

  • Styles: two tuner options, the VIP series, which includes multiple designs, and the titanium series
  • Standard colors: black, silver, grey, gold and white
  • Finish options: matte, machined and brushed or a combination
  • Sizes: range from 15 inches to 20 inches

Added to the list of customization opportunities are tailor-made colors such as velvet red, azure blue, bronze and gold. Brush finishes or two-toned looks take cars to the limit of luxurious, one-of-a-kind rims.

Stance wheels, in combination with premium tires and perfectly tuned suspension, are at the top of hot list. By finding the wheel style, offset and rim height that perfectly matches your ideal clearance and overall look, your vehicle will be turning heads on the street or at car shows.

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Posted by on February 27, 2015 in Auto Body

 

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What is a Car-O-Liner Frame Machine?

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For decades, auto body shops have relied on Car-O-Liner collision-repair equipment to get vehicles back into shape and on the road. Because a high percentage of vehicle collisions result in damage to car bodies, a frame machine is a standard piece of equipment at collision centers.

Also known as alignment benches, frame machines create the brute strength needed to straighten bent vehicle frames using hydraulics, torque and time. Parts of the machine either push or pull the frame incrementally back into the position dictated generally by complementary computer software. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2015 in Auto Body

 

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A Brief History of the Automobile

Although automobiles have been a vital part of daily life for more than a century, their creation took place over decades of invention.

Before 1900: The first innovations were in engine design and propulsion methods starting with steam (late 1700s), then internal combustion (early 1800s). Gasoline as a fuel was introduced 80 years later, but vehicles powered by steam or electricity continued to be popular.

Turn of the century: New modifications were popping up all over, from a steering wheel to drum brakes. Most cars had an open body, a single speed and used a chain drive. Europe was the epicenter of innovation, but the automobile still was considered a novelty.

Before World War I: As competition ramped up, so did automotive technology. Manufacturers fought for customers’ attention with innovations such as multispeed transmissions, more comfortable bodies and new exterior designs. Henry Ford’s Model T rose in popularity, cementing the idea of everyday automobile use.

Between WWI and WWII: More efficient methods for producing gasoline brought automobiles in the forefront of transportation. Changes during this time included enclosed cabins, the option of automatic engines and the addition of headlights.

After WWII: Most of the mechanical advancements of modern cars had been made by the 1930s, so production ramped up for military use during the war. Next came a focus on the exterior designs of cars as engines became more powerful and gasoline plentiful.

1980s to now: Vehicle innovation targets fuel economy and passenger safety. Body styles expand to include hatchbacks, minivans and, eventually, SUVs. Electric and hybrid engines surge in popularity, and computers drive most car systems.

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Posted by on February 21, 2015 in Auto Body

 

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