How Do You Know if You Have a Bad Transmission?
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How Do You Know if You Have a Bad Transmission?

A transmission plays an important role in the operation of your car. And if the transmission goes, it can be an expensive problem to fix. Luckily, many cars give off warning signs that it needs repair before it completely dies. Unfortunately, many people have no idea what these warning signs are. If you don't know what the warning signs are, don't feel alone. I was once in the same position and ultimately, it caused me to have to replace the transmission in my car because I missed these signs. I created this website to help others identify when it needs to be repaired. If you notice any signs of a problematic transmission, head to a repair shop quickly to save yourself a lot of money!

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How To Tint Your Windows To Reduce The Sun's Glare Coming Into Your Car During The Winter

Diane Bishop

Snow will be falling again in a couple of months. The sun's glare off of freshly falling snow can blind drivers and make it difficult to see what is on the road. One way to reduce the amount of the sun's glare coming into your car is to tint your side windows. Here is how you can install tint on your car's side windows.

You Will Need:

  • Window Tint
  • Hand-Held Squeegee
  • Razor Knife
  • Water Bottle
  • Window Cleaner

Check Local Ordinances

You should check your local and provincial ordinances before you buy your window tint. Many places regulate the darkness of the tint, and you need to be sure the tint you install will be legal to use in your community.

Clean Window

You want to thoroughly clean the windows to remove all dust and dirt. Any debris on the window will get trapped once you apply the window tint.

Cutting and Trimming Tint

  1. Window tint comes in rolls. Measure the width of the window and cut a piece of tint that is a little wider than the window.
  2. Spray water onto the window and press the tint sheet against the glass (the water will keep the tint sheet from sliding down the window).
  3. Slide the tint sheet so it is flush with the straight edge side of the window and along the bottom of the window. Make sure the tint is pressed down completely flat against the window by running your squeegee over the sheet.
  4. Take your razor knife and trim the sheet so it fits along the curved section of the window.
  5. Pull the lower part of the sheet away from the bottom of the window so it doesn't get scrunched up when you lower the window. Lower the window an inch or two, and trim the tint sheet along the top of the window. Raise the window.
  6. Trim the sheet around the corners of the windows.

Installing Sheet

  1. Make sure the inside of the window is completely clean.
  2. Spray the window down and remove the film on the tint sheet. Place the sticky end against the inside of the window. Smooth the tint sheet with your squeegee to remove any air pockets and to force out any water residue that might be on the window under the sheet.
  3. Roll the window up and down a couple of times to make sure the sheet doesn't rub off and it goes in and out of the door frame.

For more information, contact an auto glass professional like Sure Auto & Glass.


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