Parts Train Expands Facility to serve your Auto Parts needs

Written by Jenny McLane

Parts Train continues to position itself asrepparttar leading source of high quality auto parts for almost all makes, domestic or import. Parts Train isrepparttar 147094 nation's leading internet direct marketer of automotive aftermarket collision replacement parts and accessories. It has provided excellent auto parts to repair shops, auto mechanics, and installation outlets, even to do-it-yourself consumers. Parts Train maintains a very comprehensive catalogue of parts and accessories in its modern and complete facilities. Recently, to serve furtherrepparttar 147095 needs of its growing consumer base, Parts Train has expanded its facility by 40,000 square feet. This state-of-the-art facility will accommodaterepparttar 147096 company's continually growing parts supply and employee base.

With over 12 million visitors annually, Parts Train is fast becomingrepparttar 147097 industry leader when it comes to internet direct marketing of quality auto parts. Parts Train carries over 26,000 part numbers representing over 75,000 unique product applications by vehicle make, model and year. In addition, Parts Train, powered by continues to record high website traffic inrepparttar 147098 past few months. Parts Train has also experienced impressive growth inrepparttar 147099 past year, outpacingrepparttar 147100 industry's overall performance. All these positive developments have spurredrepparttar 147101 company to expand its facilities to improve and streamline its service forrepparttar 147102 satisfaction of its growing consumer base.

Are you Tyred-Out ?

Written by Robin Piggott

Are…. YOU …… Tyred – Out ? ?

Tyres and How to look after them


Tyres arerepparttar one aspect of a Car that are often overlooked until disaster strikes and in this section we are going to examine allrepparttar 146986 aspects of tyre care and maintenance so that you will stay safe and arrive alive. “ARRIVE ALIVE” Astral School of Motoring,s new Blog at:-

1.Tyres wear out………. just like any other component in a car, only more so. You need to keep a constant eye on your tyres since they arerepparttar 146987 one thing that keeps you onrepparttar 146988 road, apart of course, from your observation! 2.Legal limit 1.6mm……….but at this point you are over 80% gone….Soooh they should be replaced before this tread depth is reached! 3.Tyre Pressures…..the Manufacturers recommended pressures you will find in your manual and also printed inside your fuel filler cap. These are for Factory –Fitted tyres…..other makes or sizes of tyre may require different pressures, so check with your Tyre Shop for advice. The manufacturers will always give you two settings of Tyre pressure…one forrepparttar 146989 car with Driver and one passenger….one forrepparttar 146990 car with a full load. Its important to further inflaterepparttar 146991 tyres when you have a full load, particularly if you are going on a long journey that involves high –speed carriageway or Motorway driving. Underinflated tyres are unsafe; don’t give you good road holding ;wear out much more quickly; create extra drag which means higher fuel consumption; and give your passengers and uncomfortable ride. If you have young children inrepparttar 146992 rear seat be prepared for car sickness! 4.Cuts –Splits – Bulges……….are easy to acquire, if you play footsie with kerbs and potholes. Mountingrepparttar 146993 Kerb can damagerepparttar 146994 sidewall ofrepparttar 146995 tyre either invisibly or very visibly. Tyre sidewalls are much thinner thanrepparttar 146996 tyre tread and so are easily damaged. .A bulge indicates severe damage torepparttar 146997 side wall and this will requirerepparttar 146998 immediate replacement ofrepparttar 146999 tyre. There is a danger of a blow-out occurring at high speed with a damaged tyre. Pot-holes, by their very nature have sharp edges and going over one at any kind of speed, will often lead to a puncture, or worse,repparttar 147000 complete destruction ofrepparttar 147001 tyre ,not to mention your beautiful ,newly acquired Alloy wheels. 5.The Spare Wheel……is often forgotten about and should be included in your weekly tyre pressure check. The tyre will lose its pressure over time and it’s a real nuisance and a danger, to get a puncture, miles from anywhere, and then find that your spare tyre is flat! You are then side-lined withrepparttar 147002 obvious delays in getting hold of a mobile tyre service, but perhaps worse isrepparttar 147003 possibility of creating a major obstruction onrepparttar 147004 road with your stranded car. A car that cannot be moved offrepparttar 147005 road creates a serious accident hazard. 6.Punctures…..What to do when you get one? It’s very important to know how to change a wheel, following a puncture, whether you are a Guy or a Girl! Changing a wheel is relatively simple, providing you haverepparttar 147006 correct equipment and utiliserepparttar 147007 correct technique. However it is not always easy or safe. Inrepparttar 147008 next section we will discuss this in more detail but inrepparttar 147009 meantime if you are a Lady drive and some difficulty with this exercise; providing you get all your tools out and look as if you know what you are doing, then it is very likely that a passing motorist will stop and assist you and get you motoring again in a few minutes. 7.Equipment…….The wheelbrace that comes with your car when it is new, we have found to be sometimes ineffective when trying to releaserepparttar 147010 wheel nuts if your wheel has either not been removed for a very long time, or has been overtightened byrepparttar 147011 gun in use in a garage or tyre shop. We have got through numerous wheel braces overrepparttar 147012 years which have had to be discarded in favour ofrepparttar 147013 professional criss-cross, cast iron brace, which will last you a life time and which you can take with you when you change cars .This type of wheel brace has four different size sockets and will, because of it’s tremendous leverage, enable you to loosenrepparttar 147014 most stubborn of nuts. An added bonus of carrying one of these is that you will be able to help any other Motorist who is having trouble with his wheel. Final tip here is to maskrepparttar 147015 socket which fits your wheels with some red insulating tape so that you can easily identify this inrepparttar 147016 dark. A lot of punctures happen at night or in a snow storm so you can do a lot to make things easier and safer for you. The jack should be inrepparttar 147017 boot withrepparttar 147018 rest ofrepparttar 147019 kit but do check if you are buying an older second hand car, that you have one…you might need it aroundrepparttar 147020 next corner! !

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