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How to Properly Install a Car Seat

Installing a car seat can be a daunting task, but it is vital in ensuring the safety of your child while riding in a motor vehicle. When a car seat is not properly installed, several problems can arise. First, the seat may be loose and uncomfortable for the baby; second, there is unnecessary wear and tear on both the seat of the car and the car seat; and third, the baby can be seriously injured or even killed in the instance of a car accident. There have been many cases in which children have been seriously injured due to improperly installed car seats and, then again, there have been many children saved as a result of a car seat that has been installed properly.

Nevertheless, It doesn’t matter if you’re running down the street for a loaf of bread or going to buy today’s newspaper, it is important that the car seat be installed properly and the baby be placed inside of it correctly.

Here are some steps to take when installing a rear-facing baby car seat:

o If installing in a car, make sure the car seat is installed in the back seat. If installing in a truck, then the seat needs to be installed in the middle of the seat. However, if there is a back seat, baby should always be there because of air bags and other factors that could cause harm in case of an incident.

o The car seat should always be positioned to where the baby is facing the back. The car seat should not be straight up, but it should be positioned in such a way that the baby is lying down.

o If at all possible, place baby’s car seat in the middle of the back seat, which can reduce impact in case of an accident.

o Make sure the seat belt is tight around the car seat and that it is buckled tightly.

When installing a forward-facing car seat, there are also some very important things to keep in mind when properly installing the car seat:

o First, the car seat should always be located in the back seat of the car and never in the front seat due to airbags and the possibility of injury from the windshield in case of an accident.

o Move the front seat that the car seat will be located behind forward to get it out of the way and allow for enough room to work.

o Second, go ahead and route the seatbelt through the designated belt path and be sure to pull the seatbelts as tight as possible and then buckle the seatbelt.

o Some seatbelts have a lock-off clip, which can be quite useful. If you don’t know how to use it, read the owner manual. If the seatbelt pulls all the way out and then clicks when it retracts, then the seatbelt locks itself. The locking clip should be used if the seatbelts do not lock themselves.

o The shoulder part of the seatbelt must be locked because it is actually the lap section of the seatbelt that is keeping the car seat in place.

o After installation, try moving the seat. If it moves more than an inch, then it needs to be tightened or reinstalled.

RC Car Accessories

Today, the latest hobby on the road is Remote controlled cars and trucks that give you the experience of the road, race and tracks but without the traffic cops, speed limits and red lights. If you are the one driving the Remote controlled car or truck then you decide how fast you want to go.

There are a range of options you could choose from. Just as in the real world of automotive cars, the world of radio controlled cars also offers are range variety of new and futuristic concept cars, off road and on road cars, monster trucks, entry level buggy, nitro powered cars and mini cars.

The endless options are open to everyone and all sorts of people of all ages can operate RC trucks and cars. The choice rests entirely on your hands and on your preferences. And if you need any information, you can always depend on fellow enthusiasts to share their knowledge and expertise on the subject.

RC vehicles need the same amount of maintenance and upkeep as the real world vehicles and for the same reason too- to ensure that the vehicle remains in top condition and does not experience any failures.

Maintenance includes everything from powdering either through nitromethane based fuel or electricity, to replacing accessories and parts. You will have to have a stock of specific standard RC equipment required for maintenance.

Additionally, there is an assortment of accessories that you can purchase for your remote controlled car. Remote controlled car accessories will help you if you want your car to be aggressive and aesthetically pleasing or if you want to higher your level of road experience.

Here follows a list of common RC accessories that you should not forget to include in your RC car:

1. Starter boxes:
When a new vehicle is started, the engine needs to break in which could be a difficult process initially. With a starter box, this process is made simpler by eliminating the requirement to perform a pull start. It provides the boost required by the engine to break in and the car gets going in hardly any time.

2. Fuel:
Without fuel of course, the possibility of you going anywhere with the car is zero. The owner’s manual will recommend a specially formulated fuel kind for you, which varies from car to car.
And if you’re doing the refueling job yourself, you will probably require a fuel filler bottle. You can choose from number of sizes, with angled, long tips that prevent spills.
Additionally, rags and a fuel cleaner will prove handy in case of spills and drips.

3. Glow plugs:
Keep spare glow plugs in case your glow plug fails and spoils the fun. They can be easily changed along the course. The best idea would be to stash your box with a small kit which includes glow plug igniter, spare glow plugs, a charger and a glow plug wrench.

4. RC tools:
RC tools are specialized tools that keep the vehicle going. A magnetic balancer, temperature gauge, gear puller, glow plug wrench and tool pouch are standard tools included in an RC tool kit.

5. Air Filter Oil:
It is mandatory to replace the air filter at regular intervals. It is convenient if you carry a special air filter oil along with you which can improve the air filters function and increase the engines life.

Maintaining Your Car Like the Pros

If you drive a BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Ferrari, or any other high-end luxury car, you probably want it to look just as good, if not better, than when you first drove it off the lot. The good news is that its very easy to keep you car looking great and even better than it did that day. The bad news is that keeping your car looking great isn’t cheap. Professionals can charge hundreds and even thousands of dollars for a high-end detailing job. This, combined with the fact that cars should be detailed ever 2 or 3 months, adds up to quite an expense.

There are many economy detailers out there that can very easily get your car washed and waxed for under $100.00. These detailers usually do a rush job and use inferior products. This raises the question of why do high-end luxury car detailers charge so much more than the economy detailers. The answer en-lies in the products that they use. There are a vast array of car care products on the market with varying price points. A typical 8 oz jar of “economy” car wax can be purchased for around $12.00. On the other side of the spectrum, a 8 oz jar of “premium” car wax could cost well over $1,000.00. Such car waxes that fall in this range are usually reserved for today’s Super-Cars which cost over $200,000.00; with paint-jobs running over $10,000 alone. For the moderate class of luxury cars, there is a more appropriate range around $100.00 per jar.

Now, the real question is who makes this wax! The answer is Zymol. Zymol is regarded to be the top manufacturer of automotive car care products in the detailing industry. A very basic and entry level wax is their Carbon Wax. This wax is listed at $49.00 and provides many applications. For an increased glossy shine, one might choose the Zymol Concours Wax. This wax is listed at $175.00 and is perfect for someone trying to take car detailing to the next level.

One might ask, why spend so much on car wax and what is the different in the waxes that vary in price. The one word answer is carnauba. Carnauba is a wax derived from the leaves of the carnauba palm, a plant native to and grown only in northeastern Brazil. The more carnauba a wax contains will increase the reflective shine and protection when applied to the finish of an automobile.

Aside from wax, there are a few “secret” products detailers use to achieve professional results. One product is called HD-Cleanse. This product is applied to a car’s finish after it has been washed and before the wax is applied. The purpose of this product is to remove any dead, oxidized paint, moderate scratches, accumulated road film, tar, and acid rain deposits that were left on after washing. To take it one step further, professionals use a Clay Bar to get the rest of the small dirt particles unseen by the naked eye.

So whats the point? The point of this article is to inform all you car enthusiasts out there that you no longer have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars on paying someone to detail you car. You now have all the information on how to achieve professional results for a fraction of the cost simply by buying the same products the professionals use.

Wholesale Cars and eBay

In our world today, cars are an essential tool that every person, working or not, needs. Back in the days, people use different kinds of transport to get from point A to point B. With the industrial revolution, forms of transportation has changed. Automotive cars have made life easier and faster for all people. In fact, cars are now considered a status symbol for an individual. Moreover, cars paved way for alternative sources of income. In this case, cars are now sold on online auction item like eBay. However, using eBay is not a guarantee that your cars will be sold immediately and at your target price. In fact it is a given that wholesaling cars requires a lot of patience and an effective marketing strategy.

Your main problem now is how to successfully sell cars on eBay given that it takes time to sell. Look no further as I discuss proven ways to successfully sell your cars on eBay.

1. Describe accurately.

Most sellers fail to close deals because of inaccurate descriptions. Make sure to specify both the strengths and weaknesses. This way your buyer will know how you came up with the price tag. Moreover, they will appreciate your gesture. Always mention if there are dents, scratches and problems with the car. Offer them options to fix these problems. This way the buyer sees you as a helping seller.

2. Price proportionally.

You never price an item unreasonably greater than its true value. Many sellers get away with this but you should keep in mind that nothing beats a good feedback. A saying goes honesty is the best policy. Well in the wholesale business honesty wins customers which translate to more income. The most successful sellers in eBay give prices that are reasonable yet they gain enough profit to make the money go around.

3. Quality Pictures entice customers.

Images are the first line of contact for buyers. Good pictures highlight the best that the car has to offer. Most buyers will want to see the engine bay. So, provide clear pictures of the engine. Also make sure that the dashboard and seats are also seen vividly. Highlight the paint job of the car. The paint job is as enticing as ice cream. A shiny and well preserved paint job is your first assurance of a successful sell.

4. Open your contact lines.

Make sure that you can easily be contacted by buyers. Always be ready to answer questions accurately. Show that the buyer will be best off with the car you are selling. Some buyers will use mobile phones and prefer texting. Do not discriminate. Always render the same attitude whatever mode of communication the buyer has.

5. Feature the car.

There is an option is eBay which allows your ad to be on top of the listing. Take advantage of this. Make sure that your listing is as good as the website itself. Have your ad be comprehensive and accurate.

6. Patience breeds success.

Because cars require large amounts to be used, expect that it will take time to sell a car. This is one disadvantage of selling a car in eBay. Dealerships have the luxury of a personal interaction. However, people prefer online markets because the prices are cheaper. So, be patient because in no time you will be able to sell your car.