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How to detail your car interior

How to detail your car interior
We all have that one friend or relative who treats their vehicle like a dumpster with an engine. Thankfully the majority of drivers aren’t like this. Most vehicle owners make the effort to keep their vehicle looking good inside and outside. A common way of doing this is taking your vehicle for a detail service, however, these services can cost anywhere from $200-$500. Not everyone can afford such a high-cost service, luckily you can achieve a similar result to a professional service at home for a fraction of the price.

In this edition of our how-to series, we will explain how to detail the interior of your vehicle at home.

What you will need:


A vacuum cleaner;Microfiber cloths;All purpose cleaner;Glass cleaner;An old toothbrush;Trash bags.


Remove clutter and trash. Before you can start cleaning, you will first need to remove all of the clutter and trash which has accumulated in your vehicle. For bonus points, separate everything into recyclables and non-…
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What to keep in your trunk this winter

What to keep in your trunk this winter We have previously covered what you should keep in your vehicle’s trunk, see What to keep in your truck, but when winter comes around there are a few extra items that should have a permanent home in your vehicle.
On top of what you already store in your trunk, add the following items during the winter months:
Extra blankets. You can never have too many blankets, just like the speed of light this is a universal constant;Extra Kitty Litter. As mentioned in the previous article [insert hyperlink], kitty litter is a welcome addition to any vehicle as it can greatly increase traction on slippery surfaces;Candles and a lighter or matches. Keeping one, or more, candles in your car during winter not only provides a light source it will also help to keep you and your passengers warm;Antifreeze. This can help you remove stubborn ice from windows and mirrors, but you should also mix some in with the windshield washer fluid;Ice scraper. The reason you should…

What to keep in your trunk

What to keep in your trunk
A major part of the human condition is living with the uncertainty of events. However, with a little bit or preparation we, as drivers, can boldly face most of the unexpected situations life throws at us.

Part of that preparation is making sure that your vehicle is well maintained, but vehicle breakdowns can strike any of us at any time. With this in mind, it is wise to take certain precautions such as keeping your trunk stocked with items that can make a world of difference should the worst happen and you find yourself stranded at the side of the road.

We have put together a list of the 15 essential things to keep in your trunk.


Jumper cables. Dead vehicle batteries are almost an unavoidable fact of driving life, a lot of us will experience this at some point. It could be caused by an aging battery or forgetting to switch off your headlights but however, your battery dies you will be glad to have jumper cables in your trunk. Even if you never need them, you…

How to wash and wax your car properly

How to wash and wax your car properly
Have you ever just been driving along, minding your own business when all of a sudden your eyes are assaulted by the sight of a scratched up car with dull paintwork and no shine? The answer is probably yes, we have all seen that guy.

Well if you don’t want to be that guy, good news! We decided to put this easy to follow guide together to help you keep your vehicle looking its best.

What you will need:

A car wash product;A good number of microfiber cloths (about a dozen or so should be more than enough);A bucket;A hose (if you have one);Car wax;A cool, shady area.


Before we begin, make sure that your vehicle is parked in a cool, shady area. This will help to prevent water stains;Using a hose, or buckets, soak the entire exterior of your vehicle to loosen the dirt covering it;Fill a bucket with water and add in the recommended amount of car wash product, check the label for exact measurements. Always try to use a specialized car wash product as dish …

How to check and top up your engine oil

How to check and top up your engine oil
In this addition of our how-to series, we will guide you through the process of checking the level of, and topping up your cars engine oil.

Engine oil is essential to ensuring that your vehicle runs smoothly. It is responsible for lubricating the various parts of the engine, protecting it from to of the biggest saboteurs your engine will face: heat and friction. Without oil your engine would quickly overheat and seize up, this can result in some rather expensive repairs. To help avoid, we recommend that you check the oil level at least once per month and top it up as needed. Follow the steps below to cleanly and quickly check and top up your engine oil.

Things you will need:

Rubber gloves;Kitchen towels or an old, clean rag;Engine oil;A funnel.


Parking. Before popping the hood and checking the oil level, it is important that you park on a level surface. If you are parked on an incline, or otherwise uneven ground, you will not be able to get an ac…

How to jump-start a car

How to jump-start a car
If your car won’t start there is a good chance that your battery has died. The good news is, if it is simply a dead battery, that this is a relatively simple issue to fix. All you need are jumper cables and another vehicle. It doesn’t matter who’s vehicle it is, it can be a friend, family member, kindly stranger, or even the neighbor you don’t like.

If you are only vaguely aware of how to use jumper cables, or if you are among the growing number of people that don’t know how to use them at all, you are in the right place! This edition of our how-to series looks at how to jump-start your vehicle.

What you will need:

Jumper cables;Another vehicle.


To start, make sure that both vehicles are switched off and in ‘Park’ or ‘Neutral’;Open the hood of your vehicle, there is usually a lever near the driver's seat;Locate your battery;Attach one end of the RED cable to the positive terminal on your battery, look for a plus symbol or the letters POS near one of the batt…

How to travel with your pet dog

How to travel with your pet dog
We share a special bond with our four legged friends, it is not surprising considering that our dogs illicit the same chemical reaction in our brains as our own children. So when we are going for a drive or a road-trip we want them to come and enjoy the ride with us, obviously.

With that being said, it is not as simple as just loading them in the car and setting off, there are certain preparations to make in order to ensure our furry friends’ safety. In this article we will explain how to make the journey as safe and enjoyable as possible for both you and your beloved pooch.

Restraints Before anything, you need to think about how you are going to restrain your dog. It is incredibly dangerous for you and the dog if your canine buddy is left free to roam about the car. Not only could your buddy distract you by trying to get up close and personal for some loving attention, but you or the dog could be seriously injured if you have to brake suddenly. There a…