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Car Maintenance Trend: Car Trash Bags

Car Maintenance Trend: Car Trash Bags

Next time you’re doing your car maintenance, consider how much easier it would have been if you kept a trash bag in the car, instead of letting the debris accumulate on the floor. It’s easy to make a trash receptacle to leave in your car that your family will use every day. Here are some handy trash cans to help you with your car maintenance: www.keepingitsimplecrafts.com Find a cardboard box that fits in the space between the seats of the back seat. Cut off the flaps on the top half of the box to make it easy for car maintenance. Cover it with wrapping paper. Use a trash liner inside to prevent wet items from ruining the box. Use a plastic cereal container (with a flip top). The closed top will help keep up your car maintenance. An oatmeal container is the right size and shape to hold small items. Plus, you can use plastic grocery bags as ... read more

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Car Maintenance Tips: Rust Removal

Car Maintenance Tips: Rust Removal

TWhen it comes to cars, everyone wants to keep them looking good for as long as possible. As the cars get older, they can get rust and rust is something no one wants. This is something that needs to be addressed and can be done while doing car maintenance. When doing car maintenance, especially when dealing with rust, there are a few things that can be done. With a small investment in time and some supplies, rust on vehicles can be removed while doing car maintenance. However, this is only temporary and not a permanent fix, so keep this in mind. www.frugalfamilytimes.coms Here are some car maintenance tips when it comes to rust removal: Supplies – Car maintenance requires supplies and so does doing rust removal. The car maintenance materials needed include rubbing compound, water bucket, 3M scrub pads, rust killer/primer, and paint that matches the car col ... read more

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Car Cleaning Tips: Cleaning Cloth Seats

Car Cleaning Tips: Cleaning Cloth Seats

The car is one of the most important things that people own so it’s equally important to keep it clean. There are many car cleaning tips out there that can help but not all of them are really useful. This is because what they suggest might not work for everyone. Car cleaning tips are there for those who really want to get the inside of the car clean. The seats are the hardest to clean because they are not flat. Car Cleaning Tips Here are some car cleaning tips that should help make it easier to clean cloth seats. These car cleaning tips are ones that can be used for not just seats but for anything that is cloth that is in the car, so keep that in mind. Warm Water – One of the first car cleaning tips is to use warm water and spray it evenly on the cloth seat. Use a spray bottle to do this as it’s easier. Cleaning Solution – Just like with the warm water, spray the cleaning solution on right after the water. This is one ... read more

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Engine Oil Change Myths, Part 1

Engine Oil Change Myths, Part 1

Most car owners know that their vehicles will require an oil change to keep everything running smoothly, lubricate the engine, protect the engine from rust and corrosion, and eliminate sludge. Whether the owner understands how, when, and other details about the oil change depends on how much they know about engine oil. As St. Louis auto service experts, we’ve heard it all over the years. We’re here to set the record straight about the engine oil and oil change myths that our customers often ask about. Here are two oil change myths you might have heard — stay tuned for the final three next week! Common Oil Change Myths Dark Engine Oil is Dirty & Must Be Changed Sludge buildup in an engine is a concern for any driver, as it can dramatically affect your car’s performance. But using the dipstick to check the engine oil color is not the best indicator of sludge buildup, despite the oil change myth that says it is. When your engine oil darkens, it ... read more

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Car Care Tips: Back to School Checklist

Car Care Tips: Back to School Checklist

Summer is coming to a close and that means all of the college kids will be heading back to school soon. Before you head back to school, make sure you have your textbooks, class schedule, and our car checklist, too! Students, have your vehicle ready for the upcoming school year this fall. A well-working car begins and ends with — you guessed it — good car care! Meyer’s Automotive cares about drivers, so we have created a car care checklist all students need to complete before heading off to school. Car Care Tip #1 – Oil Change You’ve heard it over and over again, oil changes are an important part of car care. Well, it turns out oil changes really are essential. We know you have plenty of textbooks to read already, so we will give you the synopsis. Importance of Oil Changes: Engine will run safely and more efficiently Better friction and temperature control Produce fewer emissions Improved mileage ... read more

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