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The Auto Parts You Need for a Bumper Repair

December 26th, 2009 Labelle Chevrolet 256 comments
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The Auto Parts You Need for a Bumper Repair




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Auto repairs can definitely be costly when going to an auto repair shop. First, the auto parts are the things that will be accounted for first, but the labor of auto repair shops has not only definitely increased in recent years, but some repair shops charge outrageous prices for the services that they offer. One example of the services that auto repair shops typically do is a bumper repair job, and this job alone can cost upwards of $1,000 for the labor side of the job alone! It is much more beneficial to your finances and your car if one is able to complete the bumper repair job him or herself. If you are bound and determined to do it yourself, but have no idea where to start, this article will show you some of the much-needed auto parts to get started with a bumper repair for an automobile.

The first thing that is needed that may seem obvious is the actual bumper for the automobile itself. Chances are that, if repairing a bumper for an automobile, then only the front or rear bumper will need to be replaced. For the purpose of this article we will focus on the front bumper of an automobile. A couple of the most important auto parts for the bumper repair job, though, is the actual bumper itself, as well as the bumper grille. The prices for these kinds of auto parts can vary from place to place, but the actual bumper of an automobile will usually cost around $200 and the bumper grille will usually cost about half of that amount.

A couple of the other bumper auto parts that one will need to purchase is the bumper bracket and the bumper reinforcements. Depending on where one buys these auto parts they may not be all that expensive, but it is estimated that they will cost much less than the first two auto parts , the bumper and grille, cost. The purpose of both of these auto parts is to reinforce the bumper so that it will have some extra ‘padding’ if the automobile ever gets into a car accident.

One of the other important auto parts that one should never forget about is the emblem that usually goes on the front of the grille for the automobile. Depending on what kind of car you are repairing the emblem may or may not be on the front grille, but chances are that it is. These auto parts are very inexpensive, though, and usually only cost around $7 to $10. That is the cost of a typical Chevrolet emblem and many of their manufactured cars, such as the Chevy Cobalt, does have the emblem on the front grille of the car.

All of these auto parts are very crucial to performing your own bumper repair on the car that you own.

Nice time for Spring Vehicle Maintenance.

December 26th, 2009 Labelle Chevrolet No comments
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Nice time for Spring Vehicle Maintenance.




Nice time for Spring Vehicle Maintenance.

It??s that time of year again, spring. Your vehicle is ready to be treated well after a long, hard winter and you will need to make sure that a full spring maintenance is done to keep your car or truck in perfect operating order. Let??s take a look at some of the most important factors in the spring maintenance.

Exterior Spring Maintenance

Wiper blades. These are an important part of vehicle maintenance. You??ll want to replace old blades or clean newer ones that have gone through the rigors of winter. Wiper blades should be replaced every six months anyway, so doing it during your spring clean up is perfect timing.

Washing. The salt that is used to melt ice on roads can be very damaging to your car, so now that spring is here, give it a thorough washing from top to bottom. Make sure you rinse the undercarriage as well, since this is where a lot of rust happens without you noticing.

Waxing. This is the perfect time to wax your vehicle so it will last for a while and be easier to clean next time. You should also repair any chips in the paint at this time.

Tires. Check your tire pressure and top up if needed. Keeping your tires at optimum pressure will save you hundreds of dollars in gas and tire wear, so this should be a regular thing, not just for spring maintenance.

Engine Maintenance

Oil. You should change your oil every 3 to 4 months, so an easy way to remember that is to simply change with the change of seasons. Your spring vehicle maintenance is the ideal time to do this.

Tune up. Get a tune up now, to make sure that your vehicle is in great condition for summer driving, when most longer trips are taken. This will allow you to travel safely to weddings or on vacation.

Fluid levels. A quick check of all fluid levels is a good idea at this point, too. Make sure everything is topped up so your engine will be running at top efficiency and you won??t have to deal with problems in this area later on.

Other Vehicle Maintenance

Interior. Now that the weather is warmer, you??ll be able to get out the vacuum and get rid of the clutter and garbage that built up over the winter! Clean out your car??s interior and vacuum for a nicer driving atmosphere.

Brakes. A break check should be done every spring to ensure that they are in perfect working order. You may not even realize that your brakes aren’t working properly, since we tend to get used to them as time goes on. This can end up being very dangerous, so get them checked before you head into spring.

Other systems. Your spring maintenance checkup is a good time to review all other areas of your vehicle, replace broken lights and repair any other problems that you have been leaving until warmer weather.

A spring vehicle maintenance is the ideal way to ensure that your vehicle is ready to drive and is safe to do so for the spring and summer months. This includes checking out the main systems, fixing up your car and removing the winter salt and grime that can be damaging, as well as replacing parts like the windshield wipers for better visibility. Its an important part of car upkeep. You should also do a winter maintenance session to ensure that your vehicle is ready for winter, six months or so from now.

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