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How To Tell When Tires Need Balancing

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Vehicles at one time were deemed a luxury, but in 2016 they are a necessity. People need to travel to and from work, a grocery store, school, family gathering, pharmacy etc. Let us not forget that people live away from towns and shopping centers too. Businesses are few and far between unless you live in a tiny town or a big city. But, even those people still need to get to a grocery store, and have a way to carry their groceries home or receive medical care from a physician. Therefore, taking care of a vehicle is of utter importance, or one is faced with no transportation.

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Vehicles may have bumpiness coming from under it, or it will pull to the side, or one may hear squeaky noises, not to mention among other problems. Of course only a mechanically engineered mind will know what the possible cause is of the bumpiness, pulling or noise.

However, many of us do not have the time to take our vehicles to a mechanic for every slightest issue, much less the high cost of having a mechanic look at or fix the problem. Older cars have more frequent problems compared to the newer cars. Imagine the high cost if one took their vehicle to a mechanic shop every time they heard or felt something wrong with the vehicle. But, as previously mentioned, vehicles are a necessity. Therefore, prevention of ANY problem is the key to keeping the vehicle running smoothly.

Prevention of wear & tear on a tire can alleviate the bumpiness, vibration, and pull to the side. Tires that are unbalanced or have uneven treads can cause these issues. Yes, that’s right tires may need balancing. Now comes the question, how is one to tell when tires need balancing?

As mentioned, tires that are off balance will cause an unexpected high cost and slowly cause more problems. To provide a clear understanding of the term “off balance”, one example is having 1 tire with a low amount of air and 1 tire with too much air. Driving on those tires will have an unequal effect while driving, which causes the bumps, pulls and vibrations.

Balancing tires refers to adding weight where needed in each tire itself creating an equal balance on the pair. Tires have a plane which decides the movement of a tire, whether in a vertical or dynamic position. The dynamic plane is determined by a vertical and lateral movement. If a vehicle has the dynamic plan symptoms then a mechanic will use a machine to put the tires in an equal balance.

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The tech will put each tire on a balancing machine that will spin, measuring the in-balance between the tire and the wheel. Once the machine gathers the measurement the mechanic will know how much weight to put on each tire and where to put the weight, to even it out, making it balanced.

Balancing the tires is a prevention method, because when tires are off balance, it will cause a higher cost, effecting the wheel alignment, causing the suspension to break. Therefore, balancing tires will save money and future problematic issues.

How To Buff A Car – Remove Thin Paint layer

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If you are buffing your car, you are removing a thin layer of the paint from the finish of your vehicle. This will uncover a new layer of the paint. Not only does this restore the car’s appearance but it can also help protect the vehicle. If some of the scratches go without being treated, they can begin to rust and cause permanent damage to your car. It is recommended that you buff your car approximately every 2 to 3 months to help the finish on the car to remain maintained.

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Wash your car Before you Buff

The first step to buffing your car is finding the appropriate parking spot. You should look for an area that is the shady area. You will need to wash the vehicle thoroughly before buffing, and this will help reduce the chances of getting any soap or scum stains. When washing the car, you should put the soap and water in a bucket and use circular motions when washing the car. You want to make sure that you look for areas that may allow dirt to get trapped and give those areas a little-added attention. You should work from the top of the car and finish at the bottom. Once the car has been cleaned, you should hose the vehicle down to rinse it off.

Next, you can determine if you want to use a buffer or buff by hand. If you want to use a buffer, you will need to make sure that you have some training. A buffer can remove the paint from your vehicle and cause permanent damage to your finish leaving different swirls and scratches in your paint. An orbital buffer is recommended if you do not have any training since it is easy to use. They may not remove any of the damage that you have, but the car will have a better shine at the end. They’re also a lot cheaper which can be a big bonus. Manual buffing can be the safest and the most cost effective but it is manual and will take more time. Additionally, the finished product won’t last as long as the other options so you may find that you are buffing more regularly.

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Purchase the polish or the product that you need to get the desired result. There are different types of compounds or products that can be used based on the end goal. For example, if you are looking to remove some of the scratches you will need to make sure that you get the compound. If your car is in great shape and you just want to make it shine then, you will need to purchase a polish.

For the actual buffing process, you will need to make sure the car is completely dry. You can do this with a clean, soft towel. Next, you should add a generous amount of the product that you are using on the vehicle. You should start with the hood when adding the product. This will allow you to easily see the results of the buffing and the product that you are using. Regardless of if you are doing this manual or through a buffer, you should make sure that you are moving in small circular motions. If you are doing the manual process, make sure you are applying a right amount of pressure to the towel. Once you’ve added the product, then you will want to wipe it off with a wet wrap to remove the excess product. Review the section that you did first to ensure you get the desired results. If everything looks OK, do the entire surface of the car until you get the results that you wanted.

The Benefits Mobile Steam Wash & Auto Detailing

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Due to the relatively new technology that is steam cleaning, not much is known about this alternative to the classic water and spray based car wash. Steam cleaning is based on the usage of a high pressure machine that will blast steam at the surfaces of your car which are in need of cleaning. This method removes dirt, grime, grease and road dust. Steam itself is incredibly effective at removing excess dirt from your car, so that not much else is needed in terms of washing products. Our team at Eco-Touch provides a mobile steam cleaning and detailing service that is available to you wherever you wish. While conventional car washes require you to wait in line at your local gas station, we will instead come to you and wash your car in a better and more environmentally friendly way. In addition to steam washing, we offer high quality detailing services for reasonable prices. If you’re not yet convinced that Eco-Touch is the correct way to go, here is why our mobile Steam Cleaning and Detailing services are the right way to go.

Why Steam Clean? The Benefits of Mobile Steam Wash and Auto Detailing

  1. Environmentally Friendly Deep Clean & Detailing Services

As our company is committed to being Eco-conscious, we use the least possible amount of water and chemicals in the cleaning process. Steam cleaning is much less of a water dependent process that conventional car washes. While most car washes use hundreds of gallons to clean one car and produce hazardous run-off due to the not environmentally conscious products they use, a steam cleaning machine will minimize the need for both water and detergents. A steam cleaning machine uses high pressure steam to break the bonds between the surface of your car and the dirt on it. This procedure eats up exponentially less water than other car wash methods and produces the least toxic run-off. What’s more, here at Eco-Touch we are so dedicated to the environment and the delicate ecosystem we live in that we only use chemical free, non-toxic, biodegradable detergents.

  1. Mobility and Flexibility in Detailing

Our superior car wash and detailing service not only provides customers with a better end result, it is also mobile. This means that you have the opportunity to get excellent car wash and detailing services from our team in the comfort of your home. There is no need to drive to your local gas station or car wash, instead, let Eco-Touch come to you. Our mobile services allow our customers to be able to have the entirety of the day to themselves, all while we do the work. We service all of the GTA, including North York and offer very flexible hours of operation.

  1. Superior Auto Detailing Services in Toronto

Our steam washing and detailing services come with an assurance of quality which will leave you satisfied. Our packages start at $59 for a standard package and go up to $149 for the premium package, which includes;detailing of the interior and exterior, hand wash, shining and dressing of tires and wheels, detailing of doors and trunks, polishing of windows and mirrors, steam detailing of floors and seats, deep cleaning of mats and vacuum cleaning.

Whenever you want your car to feel like brad new, just give Eco-Touch’s team a call! We service Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Newmarket, Aurora, Woodbridge, Milton, North York and more. Call us now for a free, no obligation quote.