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Should I Switch to H7 Led Headlights?

Led Headlights

In stores, we can find H4 or H7 led bulbs, as well as the led bulbs with other bases that can replace the position light bulbs, license plate lights, etc in your car. This accessory lighting will last longer in good condition. In most cases, there is no problem to replace this plug and play light bulbs, and the installation is easy to do.

The H7 LED bulb is a bulb that emits a light close to that of daylight. It is more and more widespread in recent vehicles because of its efficient lighting, but also for its extreme longevity.

Led Headlights

H7 LED bulbs in automotive

LED lighting offers many advantages, particularly in terms of energy efficiency, optical performance, and durability. For this reason, car manufacturers tend to generalize this type of lighting to the front lights and fog lights of their vehicles.

LED lighting requires little energy to provide very efficient light output. Efficient driving is not all, we have some efficient headlights to help us fuel savings and reduce emissions from our car. In a car, the headlights powered by the alternator. With LED lighting, it is possible to reduce the energy required to operate it:
– up to 40% reduction in energy consumption compared to xenon;
– more than a 60% reduction in energy consumption compared to halogen.

Also, LED lighting has a positive impact on fuel economy. In addition to saving a lot of energy, LED lighting has a particularly long lifespan. H7 LED bulbs generally last more than 20,000 hours, a much longer lifespan than halogen or xenon bulbs.

Led Headlights

Better Replacement Experience

The bulb part and the heat sink part are unscrewable, which allows you to install the bulb easily in your headlight because its size becomes almost the same as a conventional bulb.

1) Remove the halogen bulb

2) Unscrew the dissipator to make the bulb more malleable

3) Place the bulb in the headlight

4) Replace the clip by placing the harness inside the clip

5) Place the heat sink

6) Connect the led driver to the bulb and the power plug

7) Place the led driver inside the headlight

8) Replace your headlight cap

And here is the bulb is in place, you can enjoy your new pure led light beams!

Led Headlights
Although the most current car models often include standard LED lights, it is likely that if you have a somewhat older car, you want to replace your old lights with LED headlights. With this article, you can easily install and improve your car headlight. Today we can find various colors of LED lights for the car, such as yellow, red or blue. Currently, LED bulbs are very useful to illuminate spaces where visibility is somewhat more difficult, such as the interior of the trunk or glove compartment.

However, when it comes to exterior lighting, the only LED lights that are allowed today for cars are LED position lights, LED lights, LED headlights, LED turn signals, or LED daytime running lights. When it comes to the rear lights, the turn signals and the stoplights turn on faster than bulbs and get maximum brightness, which improves driving safety.

5 Steps to Check Your Vehicle Condition

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When you have a vehicle, it is necessary to make periodic inspections to see that everything works correctly. From the liquids to the braking systems of the vehicle are parts that should check at least every 15 days, to see that everything is in good condition.

Next, we will make a list of everything a driver should know how to do:

1st Oil check: the oil is the component that flows inside the parts and is responsible for lubricating all the moving parts of the engine assembly.

If the condition of the oil is bad, we take the oil level to a minimum or a long time with the oil without changing; we seriously harm the grease efficiency it has. That is why checking the standard and the kilometers. We have left for the next revision essential to keep our engine healthy.

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2nd Coolant and brake fluids: The coolant is responsible for transporting the heat of the engine and cooling it to keep it at the optimum temperature of use. Therefore it is essential to have this liquid between the maximum and minimum marks.

The brake fluid is responsible for pushing the cylinder through a pump that is operated with the brake pedal the cylinder that pushes the pads and by friction with the disc brake stop the vehicle, if this fluid is in poor condition or below the level, the effectiveness of braking will reduce.

3rd Wheels: it is the only contact that the vehicle has with the ground, therefore, it must be in good condition both air and tread with depth, the air must be checked once a week this will cause the tire to wear be the same inside as inside the wheel. The legal minimum is 1.6 mm.

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4th Brakes: both the state of wear of the pads and the condition of the discs is essential for effective braking. Also, the brake fluid mentioned above is necessary to make good brakes.

The display of the wear of the pads can observe when the plate that presses the Ferodo is very close to the brake disc. You know that a brake disc is in poor condition there are cracks in the metal, or the thickness of the disc is much lower than the original, it checked in the upper edge of the disc, it can see that the metal protrudes or with a caliber.

5th Documentation: the current ITV becomes essential to drive without being fined by public roads; they can also detect problems in the vehicle and replace them to make the vehicle safer. Remember that it has an expiration day, not a month.

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The expiration of the vehicle insurance, knowing the expiration date, is essential to be covered in case of an accident, and apart from Spain, it is mandatory to carry out civil liability insurance.

This result is all that drivers should know how to do to our vehicle, it is not complicated, but many times due to lack of time, it did not do. Leave us in the comment box that you make more revisions to your vehicle.

What is the Feature of the Gearbox

car gearbox

One of the main causes of breakdown in gearboxes is the lack of lubrication, which causes excessive wear of the moving parts of the gearboxes.

These typical gearbox failures produce a bad driving experience while driving, and if the problem is not solved, it will get worse.

What are the most typical faults of the gearbox?

– Scratch a single speed: In this case, the running shower synchronizer is worn, and therefore its repair is to replace the synchronizer.

car gearbox

– Hardness in the selection of speeds: this can be produced by dirt accumulated in the change, the rods in poor condition, or wear more than remarkable in the fork and the hub of the synchronizer. The latter can cause us to remain without a selector when leaving the site.

The solution to this problem is to clean everything, preferably with a 3-in-1 type lubricant, check and replace the most worn rods and change the fork.

– Scratch all gears: when the gear you select does not matter, scratching in the usual way can be a symptom of a bad clutch condition, or that the selection system is broken with a lot of slack or is not well regulated.

To solve this problem, we will check the clutch, and if possible we will approach it without it being too approximate, if this road is the clutch, we will check gaps in rods, etc. Replacing the defective ones.

-Another typical failure of the gearbox is an excessive or strange noise.

car gearbox

This result can be caused by excessive slack in the gears that make up the gearbox, that the bearings of the gearbox are in poor condition, lack of oil in the gearbox.

To solve this noise in excess, we will check the level of the gearbox. We can take advantage of changing the oil of the gearbox, but first, we must check the bearings of the gearbox and the gears of the gearbox that are in good condition and, if necessary, replace bearings or gears; Then we will proceed to change the gearbox oil.

Skip a gear: this occurs when we have the loose or broken fixing spring or a lot of wear on the parts that make up the fork and the linkage, the solution for this problem is to change the worn parts in excess, fork, spring, and rods.

car gearbox

Another point to consider :

The clutch and the gearbox are related to each other. If we have a clutch failure, noises may appear in the gearbox, skating the car and making it difficult to engage a gear or scratching, and not being a cause of the gearbox if not being excessive wear on the clutch disc.

How to Check if the Car Clutch is in Bad Condition

car clutch

The clutch is a mechanism whose main mission is to transmit the engine power to the change in a progressive manner and without the engine heated. It is a reliable and silent system, which normally lasts between 150,000km and 200,000km.

But how do we know if a clutch is in good condition? When a clutch is in poor condition, the following causes may occur:

clutch

1, The vehicle increases the revolutions, but the car does not move: this occurs because of the clutch slips, as a rule, the elements that are in poor condition are the lining of the clutch disc that is worn. Another reason is that the disc greased due to the loss of the crankshaft seal.

The solution for both cases is the replacement and cleaning of the parts, and it is advisable to use a new complete clutch kit and replace the crankshaft seal.

2, When we actuate the clutch pedal it makes noise: this fault is related to the clutch collar, the following circumstances may occur: firstly, that the collar does not have enough lubrication or that the collar is damaged.

car clutch

The fastest solution is the replacement of the collar in case the clutch disc has more than 150,000km replacement is advisable since we have to disassemble many parts to access the clutch. (bearings, ball joints, starter motor, clutch cable, etc.).

3, Another problem is that all speeds scratch: normally caused by the clutch disc does not disengage when the clutch is depressed. This failure may be due to the poor regulation of the clutch assembly, cable, hydraulic elements rods, etc. To do this, we must regulate the path of the pedal to allow the disc to be completely disengaged.

4, The clutch gives pulls: this occurs when the disc is applied irregularly, (the crooked clutch pressed). For this last clutch fault, it is advisable to replace the entire clutch with a clutch kit. To prevent oil leakage also and advises the replacement of the crankshaft seal preventively.

car clutch

Currently, there are clutch kits that provide centering devices, so the task of changing a clutch in terms of centering the clutch has simplified. Before doing a clutch repair we must check the condition of the gearbox. We leave this link to another article where you can rule out that a bad condition of the gearbox causes the failure.

How Often Should I Change My Car Oil

car oil

Normally when you do not use your car, it is not necessary that you are changing the oil every month, as would be estimated in vehicles with kilometers already made.

We are indeed going to oils that are changing less and less frequently if normal is around 10,000 – 15,000km. Say that with these oils that are called Long-life, we can double the kilometers of our vehicle, passing, therefore, at 30,000 kilometers without having to make an oil change.

car oil

If the recommended was 10,000, how can we go to 30,000?

Well, over the years in the lubricant industry the batteries were put, together with the filtering system, the oil that we will add to our vehicle is of much better quality. Therefore its degradation by use is much lower; apart from the new vehicles being so tuned, the engines produce almost no sediments (friction chips), improving lubrication and filtration efficiencies.

In the gearboxes, the box oil (valvular) changed every so often. However, it is not the same case, since the cylinders and turbo do not work as do the gears of the gearbox. If the same is maintained In principle, keeping the assembly lubricated for longer working time, so a 10W40 does not have the same price as the new generation.

car oil

But well, what if in a year I don’t meet the estimated kilometers of change?

When the kilometers of a vehicle does not meet the margins of change of oils or liquids, proposed itself, it estimated that at least one annual oil change should make. Since due to changes in temperatures and the passage of time of this oil, it can cause its particles to suffer wear as long as the vehicle’s oil tank ( crankcase ) has been taking so long, causing efficiency in the lubrication of the engine assembly.

Anyway, the car brands themselves recommend in their maintenance books when we must make the change, if we want to be safe we ​​must review it.

car oil

What is clear is that we must use good oil to avoid sediments, cold wear, and improve the lubrication of our car. Either because we reach the kilometers or because we have completed the year, we recommend a change if or if to avoid scares.

How to Maintain the Car’s Paint

car paint

The most visible part of our vehicle is the body; this body is protected with a series of layers of paint to protect them from external agents that occur in the day to day, which could cause the appearance of rust and deterioration of the metal.

But with time, for some bad washes or the carelessness of it, we appreciate that it has lost brightness and is no longer what it was, so from repair your car, we want to give you this series of tips to take care of your vehicle’s paint.

If your car lives next to the sea, you will know more than anyone else what your vehicle suffers, since salt corrodes all the metal, brings out the paint, and leaves the car older than it is.

car paint

Here are our six tips to take care of your car’s paint :

1, Avoid the washing with rollers of the gas stations: they are pure polishes for the painting of your car, if you want to keep your car in optimal conditions do not do it because what you are doing is leaving the car with small scratches on the body.

2, As far as possible that the vehicle sleeps undercover or cover, this will protect from the continuous scourges of the weather.

3, Wash and remove all dirt from the car once every month, necessary to remove all the dust accumulated for a month, we will appreciate it.

car paint

4, polish the body when it loses shine and is very scratched. To see a radical change, we will proceed to polish our vehicle to return the shine and eliminate all the scratches produced.

5, Protect our car with wax: it is very important to cover our car with wax so that it is protected, for example, in winter or so that the paint is not toasted in the summer, this layer of wax what it does is create a barrier between the painting and the weather.

car paint

6, Wash in winter after passing on roads with salt: Salt is the number one enemy of vehicles, and in winter, it abounds if you live in an area of ​​precipitation in the form of snow or heavy frosts. We will wash the bottom of the cars with the apprehension machine of the gas stations, to protect from rust.

If you want your car to be like the first one, those are our six tips to take care of the painting of our car, I hope they serve you, and if you know, other ways leave us a comment in the comment box, which appears in the background.

How to Wash Your Car at Home

washing a car

From repair, your car we want to give you some tips to wash your car at home correctly, since doing it wrong can damage the paint.

The material necessary for a good wash is as follows:

  • Soap of the highest quality that we can afford and make foam.
  • Two buckets of water
  • A special wool glove to wash your car.
  • A brush or microfiber depending on the tires arms

washing a car

Six steps to wash the car correctly:

1, Always do prewash: with this, what we will achieve is to remove the fatter dirt and soften all the dirt so when we pass a glove, do not scratch the paint. (Wash from top to bottom)

2, We will fill two buckets with water: in the first bucket, we will have water to rinse the glove after passing it through the body and leave the fatter dirt in that bucket.

In the second, we will have the bucket with soap and water that if we follow the technique of the two buckets, we will always have clean water of harmful agents for our body.

washing a car

3, With the glove, we will pass through the whole body, but not in a random way. Still, we will divide the car into several parts, for example, we wash a door, rinse the glove in a bucket of water without soap, we put the water in soap with water, and we will pass to the next area, for example, a fin or another door. Always be careful not to drop the glove on the floor or pass it through very dirty areas so as not to scratch the body.

Another tip, do not trace the dirt with the glove has to come out little by little so that you would avoid scratching the paint.

4, Leave the tires for the last: clean your tires with the leftover soap and clean them both on your arm and in the center of the tire.

Use the microfiber and brush if necessary, there are also tools for cleaning tires that you can buy if necessary because there are multi-link tires that are quite complicated to clean.

washing a car

5, Clarify: there are two ways to do the job if it is not very dirty, it clears everything in the end, and if it has a lot of dirt, it is better to clear up area by area so that there are no marks left.

6, Drying: Drying is very important so that there are no other watermarks left after washing, we will do it with a special large towel for car drying, since these absorb the water much better, doing so that we suppose a greater effort.

The result you will get is a shiny car and satisfaction after work that you have taken more than satisfactory.

These are all the tips you should keep in mind to wash your car, if you know any more and want to share them, leave it in the comment box.

What’s New for The 2019 VW Jetta SE?

2019 VW Jetta SE

The Jetta SE features five trim levels, ranging from the well-equipped S trim to the tech-packed SE Premium. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta SE is a mild-mannered, well-equipped compact sedan. Your new sedan should provide ample power without sacrificing efficiency. While the 2019 Jetta SE and 2019 Corolla offer exciting engines, you’ll appreciate the superior efficiency with the Jetta SE, which gets up to 40 MPG highway. It also gets a redesigned front fascia with standard LED car lights.

2019 VW Jetta SE

2019 Jetta SE Appearance Style

This trim will feature more aggressive styling, a sportier interior, R-Line badging, and Volkswagen’s XDS brake-controlled torque vectoring system. Next-Generation Engine 6 Custom Dealer Website powered by DealerFire. The familiar 1.4L turbo-charged engine remains the sole power plant although with some tweaking now produces 187 foot-pounds of torque astonishingly early in the powerband providing excellent low-end acceleration. This trim will feature more aggressive styling, a sportier interior, R-Line badging, and Volkswagen’s XDS brake-controlled torque vectoring system. Jetta SE and SEL Premium models will feature a customizable in-dashboard digital display standard, with the ability to show navigation directions.

2019 VW Jetta SE

2019 Jetta SE Speed Automatic Features

The six-speed automatic can be moved manually from the stick, but honestly, the transfer does a fine job on your own. It can also help slow the vehicle down after a collision, helping reduce the chance of any additional impacts. New 2018 Volkswagen Last Chance Sale! And the second is that being a Jetta SE underneath, the last GLI rode on a dated, older platform when the rest of the VW world moved on to that sweet MQB goodness.

2019 VW Jetta SE

2019 Jetta SE Special Design

In terms of space, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta SE is longer, wider and taller than the sixth-gen Jetta SE, and that equates to a small yet welcomed amount of added cabin volume. Other than that we had no issues, large or small. The small bump in price for the R-Line might make it worth it if you’re looking to get something a little better. There are two separate creases that run down the side of the car that add a dynamic touch to the Jetta SE’s profile, and even the relatively small 16-inch alloy wheels do a great job of filling out wheel openings.

2019 VW Jetta SE

2019 Jetta SE Driving Speed

THIS CAN BE HEARD AS THE VEHICLE IS ACCELERATING BETWEEN 30-40MPH IN THE 1200 – 1500 RPM RANGE. THE NOISE CAN EASILY BE HEARD WHEN THE VEHICLE IS ENGAGED IN “ECO” MODE AND “NORMAL” MODE; BUT MUCH LOUDER IN ECO MODE. The noise happens when the car is on Eco or Normal mode. The most important thing you get with the VW Jetta SE now might not even be a feature — in fact, it’s not even part of the car.

2019 VW Jetta SE

While the Civic may provide more horsepower, the Jetta SE has significantly more torque, which makes for even better acceleration power. Volkswagen still saves its better engine for the Golf, but the Jetta SE is no slouch. Pull away from a stop sign with minimal to moderate throttle, and your head will bob as the car shifts—it’s subtle, but still, something CVTs avoid. Automatic Post-Collision Braking System Not every collision brings a car to stop. That’s why our vehicles include the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta SE has not yet rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but it does come with plenty of standard safety and conscience features including road safety 9004 led bulb car headlight and automatic post-collision braking VW’s Car-Net App-Connect service.

How to Keep the most Value of Your Car

how to keep the most value of your car

When we choose to buy a car instead of leasing a car, we will care about the value of the car. This is about how much the car you can see after years, so you can save the money back to buy a new one. The value of a car does not just decide by the make, model, year, and mileage of a vehicle, but also decide how you keep it and maintain it. Some people drive a car for 2 years and the vehicle looks still new. Some people drive it for 2 years and it looks like a 5 years old vehicle. What should we take care of daily car driving? Here are some tips to you.

First, Notice the place you park your vehicle. Some cars damage is caused by the negligence of the environment you. Extensive sun exposure can cause damage to the car’s interior, making some vinyl dashboards crack. You should also pay attention to which trees you park under. Some trees produce sap, which drips on your car and is hard to be removed. The longer the sap stays on your car, the more likely it will take some paint with it when removed.

The exterior and interior are necessary parts of determining worth. Extensively washing and waxing regularly will help maintain the vehicle in excellent problem. Watch for any kind of splits, rips, splits or scratches that could trigger a lot more problems later. Take care of these problems quickly before they become larger issues.

Keep your lorry on a normal upkeep timetable. Vehicle history reports show upkeep background and can influence the worth of the cars and truck. Conserve invoices and also record upkeep history to prove long-lasting automobile care.

9 Tire Care Tips for Summer Vocation Trip

9 Tire Care Tips for Summer Vocation Trip

Are you getting excited – summer is almost here! The kids are eager to begin summer break and to make many trips to the pool, the park, and of course, the yearly summer vacation.

While all that summer brings is fine and good for you and your family, it can mean major wear and tear for your tires. After all, high temperatures, hot asphalt roads, and lots of prolonged driving don’t sound too great to our rubber friend, the tire.

In order to keep your tires in top condition and ready for whatever the summer might bring, follow these guidelines:

9 Tire Care Tips for Summer Vocation Trip

1) Check your tires for wear, proper inflation, tread level, and damage;

9 Tire Care Tips for Summer Vocation Trip

2) Check the owner’s manual for proper inflation levels;

3) Tire pressure should be checked in the morning when the tires are cold;

9 Tire Care Tips for Summer Vocation Trip

4) Take a look at your spare tire;

5) Make sure that it is properly inflated and not damaged in the event that you have to use it;

9 Tire Care Tips for Summer Vocation Trip

6) Rotate your tires every 5,000-7,000 miles;

7) Follow the speed limit;

8)Excessively fast driving in hot weather can damage tires;

Now doesn’t that sound easy? Taking these few simple precautions can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Summer should be about care-free fun and time spent with friends, family, and the outdoors. Don’t waste it getting your tires replaced!