We’re taping LIVE from the floor of the Mobile Tech Expo 2014 with 6 AMAZING detailers from around the country!
Bob Phillips, Jim Lafeber, Richard Lin, Jason Rose, Scotty Perkin, and Renny Doyle.
We review this years MTE and cover a wide range of topics, tips, and detailing advice from some of the top detailers in the world. This is a dream-team podcast and a must listen!
Scotty’s Shine Shop
210 York Street (Downtown – Across from VIA Rail)
London, ON N6A1B5
2014 IDA Detail Shop of the Year!
Scotty’s Shine Shop is pleased to announce that we were honoured with the 2014 “Detail Shop of the Year” award by the International Detailing Association at the 2014 Mobile Tech Expo in Orlando, Florida!
Scotty’s Shine Shop
Winter Auto Maintenance Checklist
Winter will soon be here and winter driving comes with it. Safety is an important consideration all year long but there are certainly some auto maintenance jobs and safety checks that are specific to chilled air and winter driving that are a good idea to check into before we’re knee deep in the season. To be sure you don’t end up a road popsicle, or even worse end up with your holiday budget on ice thanks to unexpected repairs, have a look under the hood to be sure things are ship shape. As with any change of season, you should go to your regular maintenance log to make sure you are up to date on the maintenance items that should be taken care of throughout the year. The change of seasons is a great time to go through some once-a-year or twice-a-year auto maintenance tasks.
Winter Specific Maintenance
In addition to the added perils of winter driving, the change in weather can bring peril to your car’s systems. Freezing temps, salted roads and wintery precipitation can gang up on your car if you don’t give it a baseball-bat sized maintenance session. These winter maintenance jobs will keep you out of trouble:
Check your antifreeze
Your antifreeze is an essential part of your car’s winter protection. Your car contains a 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze. Make sure the level is full and the mixture is close to 50/50. Many auto service stations and repair centers will check this mixture free, or you can buy a tester for around $5.
Inspect your tires
Winter is not the time to get cheap about your tires, so take the time to check the tread depth. The National Highway Transportation Safety Board says you need at least 2/32″ of depth to be safe. It’s been my experience, especially in winter weather, that anything less than 4/32″ (1/8″) be replaced soon. The old penny test is as reliable as anything to find out whether your treads are ready for winter action. Also, be sure to check your tire pressure. Believe it or not, they lose a little pressure when it gets cold, so pump ‘em up.
At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the
computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with
technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00
cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."
In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release
stating: If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be
driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part):
1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.
2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a
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