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Typically the fog is from excessive humidity in the vehicle. The three most common sources I can think of are: A leak that allows rain water to collect in the car. Check to see if the rugs are damp, look in the storage well behind the seat and any place water might collect. Do you also notice a sweet smell when the engine gets warm? If you do it may be a ...
The pump is usually mounted to the bottom of the tank. Common causes of failure: Disconnected or clogged hose with the engine off can you hear the motor running under the hood? If so could be a clogged or disconnected hose. Wax or other debris in the jets, if the jets are located on the hood they can get clogged with wax or dirt, if you hear the pump ...
It will depend on your car, the outdoors humidity, the air temperature and the engine temperature. As an example, for me on a cold icy morning starting with a cold engine: aircon on fan on low use external air, not recirculator! front windscreen demister (covers wiper rest area) rev engine until at working temp then put fan on high But in high humidity ...
Thoroughly clean the glass, both inside and out. There are many different glass-cleaning products out there - have a look in the cleaning aisle of your local store. Try and find something that doesn't leave a residue. Once you have cleaned it, immediately replace your wiper blades. These should be replaced every 6 months or so as a matter of course. If ...
Go to Napa, Autozone, Pepboys or similar - they all stock the specific glue that you need to reattach the mirror. As with most jobs that involve sticking dissimilar materials together, cleanliness is the key - make sure that you get all the old glue off both the windshield (fairly easy) and the metal button (not that easy). Follow the instructions on the ...
That depends very much on the sticker material. For vinyl stickers I've had good experience warming them up with a hairdryer to soften the glue and then slowly peeling them off. I've also managed to get them off a windshield using a scraper (essentially a razor blade with a handle similar to this). You have to be a bit careful with the latter but I managed ...
I personally use Stoner Invisible Glass wipes (good for inside and outside). However, as mfr suggested, water + soap, rinse, and then microfiber will work just as well. Most cleaning solutions will get you 95% of the way there no problem; if you want that extra 5% you need a good microfiber cloth.
I've had a faulty windshield washer pump motor changed in my Yaris once. This one is not so easy to access. The mechanic replaced it via front right wheel area after removing front guard. He said this way is better other wise he'll have to remove front bumper, headlight then washer water tank to get to motor. Hope this helps
Apparently you can try regular buffing/polishing techniques similar to what you would do with paint. However those can only be done on the outside of the rear window because you will damage your defroster element if the scratch is on the inside of the vehicle. Another DIY trick is to use clear nail polish to fill the scratch.
There are various DIY solutions available, which will probably be appropriate for a side or rear window (for a front windscreen regulations are usually quite specific) and they apply a quick setting transparent gel. Your local Halfords or other car maintenance shop should stock this sort of thing. Vendors such as Autoglass can also do quick repairs.
I don't know of any chemical or coating there may be products which claim to do this but I am unaware of any. However, you can get clear vehicle tinting which reduce close to 100% of UVA and UVB light this can reduce heating and temperatures in the summer. This would be a one time application and you wouldn't have to worry about reapplying stuff every-time ...
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