What You Should and Shouldn't Fix Before Selling Your Car

After raising seven children through their teenage years, I've had my fair share of experiences with selling used cars that have body damage. As a child saved up to buy a newer car, I was relied on to find a way to sell their old one for the most money possible. I have learned that fixing small dents and other aesthetic issues with your vehicle is a great way to significantly increase the sales price you ask when you put it on the market. But not all dents are worth paying to have fixed because it won't affect the value much. Whether you are just trying to make the money back that you've put into your vehicle or you're trying to make a profit, hopefully the pages on this website will give you some insight into what's worth putting your time and effort into fixing and what's best left untouched.

6 Steps For Applying Window Tint To Your Car


If you want to change the appearance of your vehicle, changing the tint on your windows is a great way to change up the appearance of your vehicle. You can apply the window tint yourself, or you can hire a professional to take care of the task for you.

Step #1: Clean the Glass

First, you need to clean the glass before applying the tint to the window. The tint is going to be applied to the inside of the window.

You are going to want to use a cleaner that is designed specifically for car windows; a car window cleaner will be able to lift up the grease and dirt that get on a car window. Be sure to dry the glass after you clean it.

Step #2: Wet the Glass

In order to get the tint to stick in place, you need a damp surface. Take a spray bottle filled with water and spray the water on the window. You are going to want the window to be damp in order to hold the film in place.

Step #3: Trim the Film

Take the film, and gently apply it to the window. The film will stick to the glass on the window. Take the film and press it against the glass.

Then, take a knife and use that to cut the film down to the exact size of the window. Use the lines of the window to help get the right shape. Try to round the corners to make the film easier to apply.

Step #4: Warm Up the Film

Now you are going to need to take a heat gun and use that to warm up the film. This will make it easier to apply the film to the window. Perfect the shape as you heat up the film.

Step #5: Remove the Backing

Fifth, take the film off the window. Right now, the moisture from the water is really the only thing holding the film in place. Pull the backing off the window film and spray the actual film itself with clean water. You want the film to be really damp so you can adjust the film.

Step #6: Apply the Film

Finally, it is time to apply the film to the window. The moisture will allow you to easily move the film around and get it in the right place. When you get the positioning right, use a flat surface, like the edge of a plastic card, to press the tint firmly onto the window. Start in the middle, and push outward to get rid of any bubbles.

You can follow the steps above to apply window tint to your vehicle's windows. For the best possible results, though, you are going to want to have a professional tint your windows. They will make sure the tint is applied correctly, without any bubbles, and they will expertly cut the tint down so that it fits each window perfectly. If you need help with window tinting, contact an auto shop near you.


21 August 2020