Your Corner Wrench: A few more tips on preserving your car’s interior

first_imgCleaning your car’s interior? Watch where you wipeIf you knock a dome lamp out of place while trying to clean a stain, don’t get upset. It’s a pretty common problem, since in many cases, these lamps are precariously located in the first place. If the liner base is damaged, a few small pieces of two-sided tape can easily get the lamp back in place.Cut the glare. Not long ago, it seemed everyone wanted the plastic and vinyl inside their vehicles to shine like the sun. Fast forward to today and most of us realize how much of a visual distraction that gleam can cause when it’s on the upper dash panel. Never apply any glossy treatment to that area. Vinyl conditioners can go a long way to extend the life of your vehicle’s interior plastics, but make sure they are the non-gloss type.Go easy on compressed air. Many life-hack lists and websites will extol the virtue of using compressed air to blow out dirt and dust from vehicle HVAC vents and ducts. First, unless you’re working from the inside out, all you’re doing is blowing the grit farther into the system and hiding it from sight. Trending Videos Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSSafety and MaintenanceMaintenanceNew Vehiclesbrian turner Many vehicles now use small electric servos to open and close various control vents and they can be easy to damage. Blow enough compressed air at a closed vent door with a substantial amount of force, and you can break these units. It’s better to use a vacuum cleaner at the vent with a small foam paint brush to wipe off the dust. While these units might seem cheaply made, their replacement price is anything but inexpensive often running upwards of over $1,000 and the labour fees can also be astronomical. On most vehicles, the headliner is factory installed before the windshield and rear glass are in place and on certain models one or the other or both need to be removed to replace the liner.RELATED We can put up with a lot of minor problems with our vehicles, but when the interior gets trashed, we start thinking about trading it in. After all, that’s the place we spend at lot of our lives in, day after day. But when trying to do a little DIY clean-up – after all, how hard can it be? – a few mistakes can turn a simple stain into a disaster.Don’t look up. Headliners are probably the easiest part of a vehicle to stain and are definitely the easiest to ruin if you tackle dirt spots the wrong way. The fabric that covers them is exceedingly fragile, as is their structure – they’re basically compressed cardboard. Never take a scrub brush, no matter how soft the bristles may be, to a headliner stain. If you do, you’ll quickly find out how easy it is to rub through that material.Also avoid using any amount of liquid, other than a few drops of cleaner, because we all know what happens when cardboard gets wet. Most quality household fabric spot cleaners will take care of headliner stains, when applied with a soft microfibre cloth or paper towel. If you need to use anything stronger, test it first on a less visible section. advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 When cleaning car interiors, keep in mind the products you use, as different materials need different methods of cleaning. center_img See More Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

City Of Kenai Receives Grant For Security Cameras

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Kenai received a grant in the amount of $16,800 from the Rasmuson Foundation for the purchase and installation of security cameras at the City’s historical cabins in Old Town Kenai.The City applied for the grant after discussion with the Kenai Historical Society, according to a letter submitted to the Kenai City Council from City Planner Elizabeth Appleby. Photo provided by the Kenai Historical Society The city council will look at an ordinance at their meeting on Wednesday that would accept the funds from the Rasmuson Foundation and move forward to purchase and install the security cameras. The City of Kenai in cooperation with the Kenai Historical Society will maintain the security cameras once they are installed. The City has experience using security cameras to monitor crimes with the annual dipnet fishery. Several cameras monitor the beaches every year during the fishery and have been used successfully to deter crime and catch offenders.center_img It is expected that the money will be used to install five (5) security cameras with heated enclosures and wireless viewing of the security footage, according to Appleby. According to Appleby, the historical cabins in Old Town Kenai have been repeatedly burglarized. Dummy cameras have not solved the issue. Real cameras with heaters would allow the City to monitor the cabins and catch potential trespassers. In the past, cabin break-ins have left the doors flung open in winter, causing damage to the structures and the artifacts inside the cabin.last_img read more

Foster’s big hit ignited Alabama in OT win at LSU

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-17:cfc0333cb9d0e91b72cc01a6 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-733729-3884829037001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. TUSCALOOSA — Alabama already had the momentum Saturday night at LSU after Adam Griffith’s game-tying 27-yard field goal with three seconds left in regulation.Then sophomore linebacker Reuben Foster’s big hit on Leonard Fournette on the ensuing kickoff gave the Crimson Tide an emotional surge that carried over into it beating the Tigers, 20-13, in overtime at Tiger Stadium.“The importance of every play beyond that field goal was significant in the game,” Alabama coach Nick Saban during his Monday press conference. “That hit, great hit, really energized our team even more and I think we took that positive energy into the overtime period and that probably was one of the reasons we were able to have success in the overtime and win the game.”<!–iframe–>Alabama senior right offensive tackle Austin Shepherd thought Foster’s explosive tackle on the LSU freshman sensation won the game for Alabama (8-1, 5-1 SEC).“I feel like that really was the reason,” Shepherd said Monday. “It kind of brought energy. We really didn’t have energy all game. I felt like that what’s brought the energy and we kind of finished the game off with that.”Alabama named Foster one of its special teams players of the week along with Griffith and long snapper Cole Maaza.“With Reuben making that last tackle at the end of the fourth quarter, I think that let us know hey, it’s our time,” Blake Sims said.”We got to take advantage of it.”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more