Improve the Appearance of Your Vehicle

Used Car SaleInterestingly many people are nowadays on the lookout for second hand but well maintained cars. One of the obvious reasons is the ever increasing inflation and of course the financial crunch faced at large by consumers around the World. Even though Canada, withstood many of the financial hurdles other countries suffered from vastly, Canadians are still looking for the best deals for their hard earned money. If you want to sell your old car for the best value then some of the tips here will help you fetch a reasonable price.

Car Tips


car-exteriorRemember that the exterior of the vehicle is the first thing that attracts any buyer. If it is clean, blemish and scratch free, untarnished and shiny, the buyer will be immediately attracted towards it. It is a good idea to repaint the rusted areas, have the loose parts fixed by a mechanic and any chips or cracks properly fixed.

auto glass replacementGZone will take care of small auto glass cracks for you free of charge! However if your windshield or auto glass is badly cracked or shattered then you will need auto glass replacement. At GZone auto glass in Oakville we offer top quality auto glass replacement in Oakville for the lowest price. As a matter of fact we guarantee to beat any competitor pricing by 10%, this ensures our customers get the best deal available. We also service other cities as well including: windshield replacement in Burlington, Milton, Hamilton, and Mississauga windshield replacement.

Car ScratchedAlso if you notice any scratches on your vehicle, clearly root away any scratches by sanding the damaged paint on the body of the car, with utmost care then repaint. This job is best left to a professional body shop, so that the paint job is not noticeable. Ensure that the external parts such as viper blades, tire rims and mufflers are in good shape, so they do not look worn out, cracked or non-functional. If they are unrepairable, simple pay a bit extra and replace them, your investment should pay off when you sell your car.

worn tiresNote that the tires have the right tread and can be cleaned with special gels to bring back the glow in the rubber. It is not a bad idea to replace the tires, if they are worn out as no one would like to pay for a vehicle that is essentially not road ready. used tire shops are all around Canadian cities so getting some used tires in good condition should not be a problem and is an inexpensive investment.

car-interiorThe interior of the vehicle is equally tempting for the buyer, providing it is neat, clean and polished, seats are shampooed, the air vents and floor is properly vacuumed and dusted. Also it must be kept in mind that the vehicle does not carry any sort of odour, and the upholstery is clean. The buyer will be happy to pay the price for a vehicle that is presentable and also carries a modest cost and is mechanically in excellent condition. It must be borne in mind that the vehicle must also be mechanically in good condition that the engine is lubricated, the fluids are topped and the battery is fully functional.

Ontario Drive Clean Presenting the buyer with safety and emission papers is a bonus definitely worth investing in. Take your vehicle to an Ontario Drive Clean registered mechanic to fix your car up so it passes these tests. Once you have done all these things, you should be able to get more than you ask for, and your time and money spent will be well worth it.

scrap car In case that you have an old car that is in a very bad condition and is beyond repair then your best bet may be to call a scrap car removal company like Scrap Car Removal Scarborough, or Scrap Car Removal Toronto. The reason we wanted to show you these two companies is because they offer up to $5000 for scrap cars in Scarborough and Toronto respectively, they come to your location and pickup your vehicle, they pay you cash, they engage in eco-friendly practices and they sponsor the Sick Kids Hospital initiative which helps sick children in Canada get better. Good luck to your salesman ship.

Tips for Driving in Rain

driving-in-rainDriving is a skill that can be mastered. However, having the right attitude to apply the skill is an important driver safety strategy. Especially when it is raining, the weather can be very deceitful.

check-tire-pressureCheck the tires air pressure as well as tread. If tires are misaligned driving will be more difficult. If your tire pressure is out of balance, you must have noticed at one point or another that you car is pulling in one side even on straight flat roads. This is an indication that you need to check your tire pressure. Although most new vehicles warn drivers automatically if tire pressure is not balanced many vehicles still do not have this technology and it is your responsibility as a driver to make sure your tire pressure is correct in all 4 tires.

cracked-windshield Ensure that the wipers are in good condition. Use the wipers regularly to ensure that they are doing the job. If the windshield does not clean or the wipers leave marks, then the wipers need to be changed. In Case of a windshield crack or a shattered windshield using wipers can cause more damage to the windshield and the wipers. In this case take your car to a local auto glass shop for auto glass repair or auto glass replacement. If you are in Burlington Ontario check outout our site at auto glass Burlington, or if you are in Oakville check out Auto glass Oakville for top quality windshield replacement, windshield repair, or any other auto glass replacement and repair work. We offer lowest prices guaranteed.

Driving in RainExtreme caution is required, as hydroplaning may take place. While driving in rain when the tires of the vehicle lose contact with the surface of the road, which is separated with a thin film of rain water, the vehicle may lose control and start sliding out of control. Hydroplaning, may take place with speeds even lower than 50 km an hour. To avoid hydroplaning, take the foot off the accelerator and do not break at all. Maintain control of the steering wheel and the vehicle will regain control.

headlightsCheck the headlights and ensure they are clean and functional. We are all guilty of not fixing our headlights as soon as we noticed or were told that one or both headlights are out. Instead of procrascinating, it is always the wise decision to get your headlights fixed as soon as you notice a problem. It is safe for you and other drivers on the road and it will save you the possible price of getting a ticket. It is also a good idea to use the headlights but not the flashlights. Use of flashlights in such weather conditions will reflect back and cause the drivers from opposite side of the road to be blinded.

following-too-closeAnother important drive safe strategy is to follow the 2 second rule. It means, to keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front, at all times. This rule can be increased to 6 or even to 12 seconds; depending upon the driving conditions, driver reflexes and the skill level. At all times strive to maintain a 2 second formula distance rule with the vehicle in front. This will give you enough time and space to make safe maneuvers in the event of a skid, slip or any other eventuality. Skids are also not uncommon and very unpredictable. In the event of a skid, remove your foot from the accelerator and do not break. Steer in the direction of the skid and not against it, until the vehicle control is regained. It is always advisable to keep a larger distance between you and the vehicle in front when it is raining. Not only is vision impaired due to rain but also it takes vehicles longer distances to brake when compared to dry conditions.

Safe driving strategies not only help you but also ensure that others around you are equally safe. Driving to avoid collisions, in spite of the actions and the conditions around you will help one to be safe and stay alive.

Drive safe everyone!

Vehicle Safety is #1!

cracked-windshield-killsThe windshield of a car is one of the most important safety devices for the passengers. So, just like a vehicle is equipped with airbags, that act as shock absorbers in the case of a collision and seat belts that help the inmates of a vehicle to be buckled in safely, similarly, windshields also play a vital role in the safety of the driver and passengers. It is to be noted that a damaged or cracked windshield must be repaired at the earliest to ensure that passengers are safe.

windshield-replacement-proFor flawless auto glass and windshield replacement check out our website: windshield replacement Oakville or windshield replacement Milton. We also launched a website for our auto glass services in Mississauga and our Mississauga auto glass shop – Auto Glass Mississauga, we offer both mobile auto glass throughout Mississauga as well as an auto glass shop where you can bring your vehicle for service. At Gzone Auto Glass we service Oakville, Hamilton, Burlington, Mississauga and Milton, Ontario, Canada.

bad-windshield-replacement-jobMoreover, it also must be kept in mind that if a windshield has been replaced and the job done less than satisfactory, then there is always a possibility that the windshield will come off, fall off or even fall over the driver, if there is even a minor collision or safety threat. AutoGlass companies sometimes make unnoticeable mistakes when installation or repairing a windshield. It may even be as little as not wearing gloves that may cause grease and grime to slip into the bonding area of the windshield, or, improper cleaning practices that may include dust to enter into the bonding glass, which eventually allows for the weakening of the installed windshield. Moreover, failure to use appropriate and standard materials for installation purposes. One such example is the use of butyl tape instead of urethane. Butyl tape is an inferior adhesive, only holding to 60lbs per square inch. Whereas, urethane, is a stronger tape that may hold to 600lbs per square inch. Hence, allowing greater stability to the windshield. This is why it is important to choose an expert with extensive experience, offering lifetime warranties.

gzone-auto-glassChoose GZone Auto Glass and rest assured that your windshield will be as good as new! We are the best auto glass shop in Oakville as well as the Greater Toronto Area. Sometimes, lack of knowledge and ignorance on the part of the driver can also cause damage. For instance, rushing to get the vehicle going, when it should not be moved as the bonding process is still underway and requires ample time to dry and firm up. Irrespective, of who repairs the windshield, either through the do it yourself kits or with the aid of professional auto glass companies, care must at all times be taken to the proper application of the installation process as well as use of expert tools. Call us at your earliest convenience to schedule a windshield replacement appointment and let us take care of your vehicle so that you can rest assured that you and your family is safe in your vehicle.