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Tips to keep the exterior of your car new and shiny.

17th January 2021
"Exterior car care should become a regular part of your car care routine."

Your car is probably your most important investment. It takes a year-round beating from general wear and the elements. This wear and tear will show if you don’t regularly care for and maintain it. Whether it’s cleaning, waxing or making repairs and maintenance, exterior car care should become a regular part of your car care routine. Take some time to review the following car care tips to keep your vehicle running at its optimum condition.

Step 1: Wash It  

One of the best car care tips you can receive is to keep the exterior of your car clean. Washing your car often can remove harmful debris and reduce the chance of your car rusting. Choose a shady spot in which to work. It’s usually best to wash your car in the morning or evening when the sun isn't as intense, but if you have a spot in the shade to do the job, it doesn’t matter what time of day you start. Let the car exterior cool down if it has been in the sun for an extended period of time.

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Fill a bucket with a couple of capfuls of concentrated car cleaning solution and water (check manufacturer's directions for the exact amount of cleaner to use). Wet down the entire surface of the car using a garden hose with a spray nozzle. Dip a sponge or washing mitt into the bucket and start on the roof of the car.

Using the sponge or washing mitt, wash the roof of the car and clean the windows. Stop there and rinse. You want to wash and rinse the car in sections to avoid the soap's drying on the surface before you spray it off. Choose either the hood or trunk of the car, clean it and rinse it. Continue working by washing either the front or back (depending on where you chose to continue) and then rinsing. Then proceed down one side of the car, one panel at a time, washing and rinsing. Repeat these steps on the opposite side. Don't forget to wash the rearview mirrors.

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Wheels and tires should be cleaned last. Since they make contact with the road and collect the most oil, dirt and grime, it makes more sense to clean the rest of the car first so you don't transfer dirt from them to the rest of the car. Grit from the tires and lower panels of the car can also stick to your sponge and then scratch your car's paint elsewhere. Wet the wheels with your hose and then spray a wheel and tire cleaner onto them. Let the solution sit for a minute or two and then wash them with the washing mitt and soap. Rinse them off.

Step 2: Dry It  

Dry the car using soft, clean towels that you keep specifically for drying your car, or better yet, use microfiber drying towels or chamois. Chamois, commonly known as shammies are leather cloths, designed to soak up water better than a regular towel and help prevent water spots.

Step 3: Apply Protectants  

After the vehicle has dried, pour (or spray) a dab of vinyl and rubber protectant onto a clean rag and wipe it on all vinyl, plastic, or rubber parts on the vehicle exterior. These will most likely include door and window moldings, trim, rearview mirrors, and tires.

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Wipe with a circular motion for complete and even coverage. Wait for the protectant to be absorbed. Once it is absorbed, the surface will look and feel dry. Then with a new, clean rag, wipe down the parts.

Step 4: Wax It  

Waxing your car protects the paint and finish. In essence, it seals the exterior and protects it from the elements, UV rays, salt, splattered insects and bird droppings, while it leaves the car looking shiny and new. Wax usually comes as a paste, liquid or cream. There is endless debate about which brand or type of wax to use, but most car enthusiasts prefer a carnauba-based wax in any form. One application of this wax usually lasts about six to eight weeks.

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Before applying, either dip an applicator pad into the wax container (for pastes and creams) or pour a small amount onto the pad (liquid). Many waxes are sold with applicator pads, but they can also be purchased separately.

Apply wax to one section or panel of the vehicle at a time. Start by framing the section which is applying the wax along the edges in a straight line. This gives you better control and helps prevent getting wax in and on unwanted areas, like plastic or rubber trim. Then fill in the rest of the area by wiping the wax on in a circular motion. As it dries, the wax will form a haze. This usually just takes a few minutes. Use a clean, soft microfiber cloth to wipe away the haze. Try to use one small section of the cloth when wiping each area, so you still have a clean cloth to wipe the next section. Repeat this process over the entirety of the car's finish.

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Tips to Save Petrol in Bike | Minimize Fuel Consumption

17th January 2021
"Minimizing the petrol consumption is one of the major tricks to all the bike riders."

Bike and petrol are two parts of the same coin. The bike enthusiasts purchase a bike to travel up to their destination but petrol plays a huge part in their life. Minimizing the petrol consumption is one of the major tricks to all the bike riders.

Today we shall provide you with the tips to minimize petrol consumption for the bike.

Maintain Carburetor and filter of bike

The carburetor and filter should be regularly monitored and maintained. The dirt and dust around the city seem to collect around the carburetor passing the filter which obstructs the regular flow of petrol to the engine. This results in overconsumption of petrol in the bikes.

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Kill your engine when the bike is stationary

There are times such as traffic jams, traffic light, and important phone calls at which your bike need to be stopped. In such situations, it is better to put your bike in neutral and kill the switch. Even the motionless bike engine consumes petrol which can now be controlled.

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Clutch, Brakes, and Gear

We understand the necessity of clutch, brakes, and gear in a heavily crowded city like Kathmandu. All three parts must be used at all times. The clutch needs to be pressed to avoid the killing of the engine in a jam where you constantly need to brake and gear down to the lowest gear. Such activities consume more petrol than necessary. Hence, minimizing such usage when you can make a big difference in your consumption of petrol and a fat wallet.

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Avoid parking your bike under direct sun

Petrol is a substance that evaporates fast even if you keep it in a vessel. When you park your bike under the direct sun, the heat evaporates the petrol at a fast rate. Therefore, try to avoid parking your bike when there is no shade above it.

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Tire Pressure

The tire pressure should also be regularly monitored. The pressure must be approximate as per the bikes tire type and capacity which is mentioned in the brochures. If the pressure tends to be high or low than required, the bike cannot give its best performance and consumes more petrol to provide the optimum show.

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Useful washing machine care tips for Smooth Performance

17th January 2021
"Here are some quick tips to ensure that your washing machine is running efficiently. Here are some easy steps to clean the inlet filter of your washing machine."

Here are some quick tips to ensure that your washing machine is running efficiently. Here are some easy steps to clean the inlet filter of your washing machine. Cleaning of inlet filter regularly improves washing performance of your machine. Mineral deposits and tiny particles in water may block the inlet filter causing Less/No water supply in your Top load or Front load Washing Machine.

The of all you need to switch off its power supply and remove the plug from the power socket, Failing to do so may cause electric shock.

Washing Machine Maintenance Tips how to clean washing machine at home


With daily use, tiny particles and mineral deposits present in water may block the inlet filter of your Front-load or Top load washing machine. This may cause an inadequate supply of water and adversely affect the performance. We recommend cleaning the inlet filter once every two weeks.

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Tips For First Time Car Buyers | New Or Used

17th January 2021
"Buy the car you want, Drive the road you want"

Big congratulations as a first-timer on buying your new car because after having stable roof to live under you are going for your own car. There are many questions one must have while thinking of buying their first car because it is a special one and you don’t want to mess it. There are many factors you have to look upon to make a final decision such as your budget, preference in size, design, brand, performance, depreciation value, maintenance and many more. So to give a little insight into helping you to decide whether to buy a brand new car or a well valued second-hand car here are some key points to consider.

 

Budget

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It is the most important point to consider because being a first timer in buying car we know the budget is limited and we have to look after the expenses like fuel, maintenance, tax, insurance, instalments and many more that come with the car in future. So if you are a learner in driving a car and you want to own a car it is better you go for a used car because you won’t be able to fully utilize the car for what you have paid. It will take time for you to be a smooth driver and go for a long confident drive so buying a brand new car will be a full-on waste of your money and the car itself because you may cause damage to the car in the learning process which will depreciate the value of car faster than it should have been. The best way to save money is to buy used. A new car loses almost half its value in the first five years, so go for one that’s a few years old yet still has contemporary safety features and many useful years ahead of it. Buying used also means a nicer car in your budget.

 

Set the priority first

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Before buying cars we have already determined on our affordability then the second thing is setting your priority what are the actual things you want in your car. For that list out the cars that you like and list out the features, you want in your first dream car. You should always resist buying a sporty or luxury car as a first timer with a limited budget so looking for a high-horsepower car or one with the latest high-tech features isn’t practical at the moment.  To reduce the risk of buying a car with never-ending problems, identify models with a good reliability record. Check Reviews Nepal for insights that can point you to cars that hold up well over time where you can compare all the features of the car.

 

Inspection and Test drive

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After you have decided on the decision of going for new or used car with the brand and model of the car which suits you as a first-time buyer, you should go online to read reviews of cars. Pay most attention to areas you’re most concerned about (fuel consumption rate, reliability, maintenance service) and compare the writer’s perspective with your preferences. For instance, complaints about seat comfort or ride quality can be checked out during your test drive. Your opinions might be different.

New cars are presumed to be a matter of prestige. On the other hand, each used car has led a unique life. Some may have been pampered, others abused. The best-used cars tend to be owned by a trusted friend or family member who can share details of the car's history. When looking for a used vehicle, make sure there's a car-savvy advisor you know. Carefully look the car over inside and out, top to bottom. New or used, always inspect it during daylight hours, when you can spot paint flaws that might indicate repairs or other troubles. For any used car, it's important to have it inspected by the company’s authorized workshop or any trusted certified professional mechanic. They will charge for the service, but it can be money well-spent considering how much more it might save you in the long run.

To buy a pre-owned car one can directly visit a different company authorized dealers like Ford Assured, Sipradi Assured. Guided by experts and assured on quality, Ford assured is a nuisance-free platform that allows customers to Buy, sell, exchange pre-owned vehicles in a convenient manner. This company authorized dealer assures the quality is met and customers are also provided with a warranty on pre-owned cars. Like Ford Assured, Sipradi Assured also deals with the pre-owned cars, with assured choice, price, quality and warranty on used cars. One can easily contact these assured dealers for a fair value of pre-owned cars.

At the end, it is your decision what you want

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Looking after all the key points like budget, performance, preference, brands, models, reviews and all the advice, you are the one who is going to ride the car. If you are a good driver and can handle the car well you can go for a brand new car because you can fully utilize the car before it hits the big share of depreciation within 4-5 years but if you are buying car for the first time as an armature driver, a used car will be a better option for all the hit and trial you will go through 3-4 years of your improving driving skills. And you will get a fair value of resale of the used car than the resale value of the brand new car.

 

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