Buyers Guide for Aftermarket Replacement Car SeatsWritten by Charles Truett
Aftermarket replacement car seats come in a variety of colors and styles. This can be a tricky and potentially costly decision to make. But it does not have to be. This is no different than buying anything else. Just do a little research. We are going to provide a few hints to make your experience a little easier.
1. Buy from a reputable dealer.One way to check this is to email them and ask a few questions before you purchase. How long in business, who their supplier is, what support do they offer etc.
2. Although you might be tempted to buy lastest fad such as new designs and such you are better off staying with your original color and design as this will preserve value of your vehicle.
3. Before you purchase make sure they guarantee that your new seat covers fit with a money back guarantee.
Toyota Tundra Recall: New Trucks Brakes BreakWritten by Anna Henningsgaard
Toyota Tundra models have serious break problems, many of which Toyota is refusing to take responsibility for. Toyota recently issued a recall notice for its 2004-2005 model Toyota Tundras equipped with dual exhaust because one of exhaust pipes was found to rub against brake line. Toyota states that this will “possibly cause brake fluid leakage and raise risk of a crash”. To put it honestly, friction will cause break fluid to leak and brakes will fail. Whether car crashes or not depends on how fast you are going, whether you are driving downhill, and behavior of vehicles surrounding you.
Toyota has recently been grievously irresponsible about issuing warnings and recall notices on its Toyota Tundra trucks. There is little question that a design flaw in Tundra causes front rotors to warp very quickly, causing truck to shudder during braking. Toyota even issued a technical service bulletin, but Toyota dealers have not alerted consumers to problem. Hundreds, if not thousands, of Toyota owners have been told there isn’t a problem or blamed for “driving too hard”, that is until their 36,000 mile warranty expires. At this point Toyota dealerships acknowledge brake problem and offer assistance –- at full price.
The Toyota Tundras are breaking down because rear brakes do not self-adjust properly. This transfers entire braking load to front wheels. The front rotors are not designed to withstand that much pressure and heat, and so they end up warping. This is what causes severe shimmy and vibration at all speeds, but especially between 40-50 mph.
Because this is a fundamental problem with rear brakes, rotors that are repaired are completely warped again within 3,000 miles. Toyota has had dozens of other problems with Tundra model, but they only issue technical service bulletins online and make no attempt to inform customers. Unless Toyota owner checks internet every month or two, it is likely they will not notice their faulty calipers, backing plates, lines, bearings, and breaks until it is too late. Either their warranty expires or they suffer through a car accident. The shaking also damages other systems and components in truck, including transmission and stereo systems. If this has happened to you, you are not alone.