George Bradley

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George is an enthusiastic blogger and an auto mechanic expert whose mission is to provide the readers with the best tips, guides, and recent events in the automotive industry. He has been involved in researching on various topics that are essential to the car owners, especially when it comes to an understanding, maintaining and handling their vehicles.

What Is A CV Joint And What Does It Do?

CV joint stands for constant velocity joint and they are primarily used in front-wheel drive vehicles while some rear-wheel-drive vehicles typically use them at the end of rear axle half shafts. It is a form of mechanical coupling in which the rotational speed of input and output shaft remains the same no matter what the operating angle of the joint is.

The axle or drive shaft in the vehicles is required to accomplish two jobs:

  • Be able to transmit power to the wheels.
  • Travel with the suspension as it cushions the bumps.

This gets even complicated in case of front-wheel drive vehicles where articulation angles are higher because of steerable wheels. With a wide range of variable angles by suspension travel and wheel steering, the axle has to act flexibly. Hence the vehicle employs inboard and outboard CV joint to permit the effective length of the side shaft to change simultaneously allowing torque transfer through a wide-angle. In rear-wheel-drive applications, operating angles are much lower.

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How To Remove Scratches From Car Windshield

When it comes to removing scratches from your car’s windshield, you can only do so much before ruining the whole thing altogether. You see, it’s almost impossible to get rid of deep scratches on glass. If the scratches in your windshield are more than 50 microns deep, you have two choices: suck it up and live with it or spend enormous money in replacing the entire windshield.

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How To Clean The Seatbelts In Your Car

When was the last time you cleaned the seatbelts in your ride? I bet you spend most of your time cleaning the exterior and interior without paying the slightest attention to the seat belts. But with daily use and exposure, those belts are sure to accumulate their fair share of dirt and grime. 

You always put the seatbelts on before driving off, so it’s important to keep them clean at all times. And since you need to touch the seatbelt every time you put them on, they can easily acquire dirt and stains over many miles of driving.

In this article, we will show you the easy and simple ways on how to clean the seat belts in your car. You can do it using the basic materials you’ll find inside your home.

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How To Remove Clear Coat From Car Paint

Clearcoat is an acrylic or urethane layer of protection for the base coat. In reality, clear coat protects the paint from UV damage and scratches. Without it, the paint will crack, peel, or fade after years of repeated sun exposure. But with a clear coat, it’s easy to make it last for 10 to 15 years with proper care and maintenance.

But if for some reason you’re looking to remove the clear coat from the paint, it can easily be done without using special tools. For example, if you’re planning to apply a new layer of clear over certain body panels like the hood or roof, it’s better to remove the existing layer of the tired clear coat before applying a fresh layer to the paint. 

The same holds true if you want to remove those unsightly patches of peeling clear coat on old paint. Removing the clear coat in old paint will not make your car look better, but it will even out the damage and slightly improve the texture of the paint. But then again, it also depends on the general condition of the finish. In most cases, you’re better off taking the car to a professional and apply a fresh layer of base coat and clear coat. This procedure is a surefire way to obtain a like-new finish. 

Without further ado, here are the easy steps on how to remove clear coat from car paint.

Materials Needed:

  • 800, 1000, 1200 and 2000-grit sandpaper
  • Sanding block
  • Small or medium-sized bucket
  • Shop towels or microfiber towels)
  • Car shampoo
  • Wash mitts
  • Handy spray bottle
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Protect Your Vehicle Interior With The Best Car Seat Covers

I don’t know about you, but car seat covers are a must if you’re looking to preserve the original look of your car’s interior. I know some people who don’t like the look and feel of seat covers, while others find it very hard to install and keep the covers in place. 

Truth be told, most of these problems have something to do with fitment. The best seat covers should be custom made to the make and model of your vehicle. However, custom seat covers are more expensive. But if you’re looking for the best value, universal-fit seat covers are a good choice. 

In our list of the best car seat covers, we chose the best custom fit and universal seat covers in the market based on customer satisfaction, materials, quality, and value for money. 

**Below, you'll find our more detailed reviews, but you can also click the links above to see current prices or read customer reviews on Amazon.

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