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Buying a Used Vehicle

Welcome to my website. My name is Frances Reed. If you’re considering buying a used car, you are in the right place. I recently had my first experience with purchasing a used car and want to share some tips I learned along the way. When I began my search, the important things were color, comfort, and low mileage. I ended up with a green vehicle (which isn't on my favorite color list,) it has over 150,000 miles driven, but it is comfortable. I was very fortunate and had a friend who’s a mechanic come with me to test drive vehicles. Tip number one: be sure you have a mechanic check out vehicles before you buy. I hope I can offer you some valuable information here.



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How You Can Tint Your Car Windows

by Connor Ferguson

There are a few reasons why you should tint your car windows. The window tinting blocks the sun's rays that can bounce off snow-covered streets and make it difficult to see on bright winter days. The tint also prevents the ultraviolet rays from damaging the leather and cloth upholstery in your car. Here is a step-by-step process you can use to apply tint to your car windows if you want to protect your eyes and your car's upholstery from the sun's rays.

Step One:

Clean the both sides of the windows as best as you can. You need to remove all the debris, grease, and oils from the surface of the glass. Use a window cleaner with a degreaser. Make sure you scrape off any debris with a one-sided razor blade. You also need to make sure the rubber gasket along the bottom of the window is clean.

Step Two:

Measure the window. Cut out the piece of tint from the roll so it is a little larger than you are going to need to cover the window. You'll be trimming the piece down to make sure it properly fits the window.

Step Three:

Shape the piece of tint to fit the window. First spray the window with water, which will make the piece of tint stick. Roll the window down a little bit, and press the piece of tint onto the outside of the window. Trim the tint piece to fit along the curve on the top of the window with a utility knife. Roll the window back up and trim along the bottom and sides of the window.

Step Four:

Apply the piece of tint to the inside of the window. Spray the application solution (follow the manufacturer's suggestion on what type of application solution you should use) liberally all over the inside of the window. Remove the film from the back of the piece of tint. Place the adhesive side of the tint onto the window.

Step Five:

Use a small squeegee to run over the window to make sure the piece of tint is secure and there aren't any bubbles or creases in the piece of tint.

Step Six:

Push the tint under the rubber gasket at the bottom of the window with the tip of your squeegee. Roll the window up and down to see if the bottom of the piece of tint catches on the rubber gasket (if it does, you'll have to start over and cut a piece of tint that is long enough fit under the gasket without it catching when you roll the window up and down).

Step Six:

Dry the window with a soft cloth towel.