Thursday, December 30, 2010

How To Build A Winter Survival Kit For Your Car

Tod Pritchard from ReadyWisconsin gives a quick lesson on what to include in a winter survival kit for your car.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

How To Prep Vehicle Paint For Car Wax

Before you wax your car, make sure to clean the paint. This means more than just taking it to the car wash. You want to strip the surface of any deposits, including old layers of car wax, sap, dust, dirt, acid raid deposits, oil, and tar.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

World Skills Championship 2007 - Autobody Repair

Simon Noble is a highly talented autobody repair technician who can repair a car to more accurate levels than when it first left the factory.

In this video we see Simon perfecting his technique ahead of the WorldSkills competition, held in Japan in November 2007.

Simon's eye for accuracy is one of many skills that helped him achieve success in Japan. At the competition he had to replace a front chassis leg with millimetre accuracy and carry out a rear quarter panel repair only evaluated by eye.

Find out how, after four days of competition, Simon's level of skill and accuracy earned him a silver medal.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Car Accident Scene Tips

If you have been in an accident and aren't sure what you should do next, this list provides general guidelines to observe following your collision so that all your bases are covered and you document all the information you will need. Especially if someone else is responsible for your accident, you will want to make sure that you have documented the accident as thoroughly as possible to increase the chances of securing the compensation you deserve from the party responsible for your accident.

First, you will have to actually stop your vehicle if anyone was injured or any property damaged during the incident. If you don't stop, complicated legal situations could arise. As such, it is best to ALWAYS stop following a collision and check for any damages.
Next, you should help anyone who was injured insofar as you are able. However, don't attempt to physically relocate any injured persons unless they are in danger of being injured further in their current position.
Be sure to dial 911 so that first responders can get to the scene as quickly as possible.

When is it OK to leave the scene?

Also, don't exit the accident area until police officers have arrived and given you the go ahead to leave.

Before you leave, make sure to document everyone who was at the accident scene including their personal information, such as:

Phone number
Vehicle license plate numbers
Vehicle make and model information
Insurance company and insurance policy number

It is also important to be careful about what you say at the time of the accident. You don't want the other party to use what you say against you in the future to try and hold you responsible for causing the accident.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

How to: Car Repair : How Wrecked Car Frames are Straightened

Car frames are straightened after a wreck using an automotive frame machine and hydraulic ram to reverse the impact of the crash; learn how to do it in this free auto-repair video.