Category Archives: Vehicle/Fleet Maintenance

Whether you’re a mechanic in need of shop supplies or simply a driver looking to maintain your vehicle, Deelat Industrial offers high-quality automotive parts and accessories. If it’s an engine issue you are dealing with, Deelat offers a variety of filters, belts, and spark plugs. Maintain the exterior of your vehicle with ease, using a wide assortment of lights, wiper blades and mirrors. Durable hydraulic jacks can also be purchased for heavy lifting and roadside repair work.

TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR VEHICLE FOR WINTER DRIVING

From ice and snow to the wear and tear that can be caused by salt and gravel, winter can be a real strain on your vehicle.  Thus, the time has come to make sure your vehicle will survive the harshest weather conditions of the year. Neglecting your vehicle can place your passengers and other drivers in harm’s way.

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Here are a few tips to prepare your vehicle for winter driving:

GET YOUR CAR SERVICED

You really need a mechanic to inspect your car or truck to make sure there are no underlying problems that might be more difficult to fix later.  For example, your car’s oil filter should be changed if it is dirty or clogged.  Also, use motor oil that will perform well in cold weather.  Typically, 5W30 oil is perfect for winter use, but synthetic oil with a 0W rating performs in even colder temperatures.

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CLEAR YOUR WINDSHIELD

Winter brings ice, snow, slush, salt, and gravel which all gets thrown towards your windshield, and if you can’t clear it effectively, you will endanger yourself and everyone else around you.  Therefore, if your wipers aren’t working properly or haven’t been replaced in a while, be sure to get new ones. Deelat offers a wide variety of wiper blades for various car models to help you prepare!

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You also need to make sure you have brushes and scrapers for removing snow and ice when your vehicle gets covered.  For bigger storms, you should have a small snow shovel in your trunk as well. A tarp or cover might also be useful to place over your car in the worst conditions if you’re vehicle won’t be used for a while.

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WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD

Your car tires are the most important aspect of vehicle safety in winter conditions.  In general, you should check the tires’ tread wear, rotate your tires every other oil change, and don’t mix radial tires with any other tire types.  Also, remember that in cold weather your tires can lose pressure, which is a hazard.  Finally, be sure you have a few things in your trunk for the season:  tire chains for travelling on icy, slushy roads; and, in case of a blow out, a reliable hydraulic bottle jack and a spare tire.

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Deelat Industrial offers everything you need to keep your vehicle and front property safe and secure this winter, so make sure to check out what’s on offer so you can be prepared for whatever the season brings! We’ve got you covered with quality products at low, affordable prices. Shop with us today and save! 

Tips for Spring Vehicle Maintenance

Spring is finally here and it’s time to make sure your vehicle has made it through the frigid winter months! Now is a good time to top up fluids and clean the engine before the long, hot summer days approach. The cold and wet winter weather may have caused wear and tear on the mechanical parts of your cars, bikes, and trucks, etc, which is what makes spring maintenance checks all the more important. Spotting any areas of concern and having them addressed can prevent potentially costly or dangerous problems in the long run.

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So here are some top tips for spring vehicle maintenance to get you ready for warmer weather:

Replace Your Wipers

One part of your car that bears the brunt of the winter weather is your windshield wipers. They get little use in the summer months (hopefully) but are called into action so often during the rain, sleet and snow. Even when it’s dry you can rely on them to wipe away the grit and grime. They generally need replacing every six months or so, but certainly need to be ditched if they’re showing signs of wear and tear. If you can’t clean your windshield, you won’t be able to see properly, and there isn’t anything more important when it comes to driving than that.

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Check Your Lights & Mirrors

The arrival of spring means longer days and shorter nights, but it doesn’t mean you’ll never be driving in the dark, so you need to make sure your lights are working properly. The headlights and brake light bulbs will have been used a lot over winter, so they could be close to burning out or may have have already gone. If you need to replace them, make sure you know what type of bulb fits your model of vehicle before you buy any, otherwise you’ll end up wasting money for nothing. When it comes to your mirrors, unless you’ve kept them properly clean over winter, they could need replacing too.

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Don’t Forget The Interior

When doing maintenance, it’s important to remember the inside of the vehicle too, which will have taken a beating not from the weather but from the muck, gravel and dirt that you may have brought in each time you used it. So it’s a good opportunity for some spring cleaning, and new brushes to take care of your seats, a wax spray (which will also help with the exterior of your vehicle) for the surfaces and some new floor mats will give you that new car feel all over again. Also if your vehicle has become a bit cluttered over the last few months, why not treat yourself to a storage organizer to help keep everything in its rightful place?

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Deelat.com has plenty of vehicle/fleet maintenance products that will help get your vehicle back in shape and ready to it the open road. Whether it’s automotive lighting, hoses, or service equipment you need, we’ve got you covered with great prices. Shop with us today and save!

 

Tips to Prepare Your Vehicle for Cooler Weather

Autumn is here. Leaves are falling from the trees and cooler air is beginning to settle in. Before the snow falls and inclement weather hits, it’s important to prepare your vehicle for the change of seasons. Below are a few tips to help protect and prepare your vehicle for the upcoming winter months.

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Windshield Wiper Blades and Fluid – Replace windshield wipers with new ones that will be able to withstand ice and snow build up. Be sure to change your windshield wiper fluid to winter suitable fluid as well. Regular windshield fluid tends to freeze in the colder weather.

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Tires – If you live in a climate where there is heavy snowfall, you may want to replace your current tires with snow tires for added safety. If you find that it’s not necessary or you cannot financially afford new tires, you’ll still need to have them checked for alignment, tread depth and air pressure.

Oil – Get your oil changed before the onset of winter. This will also protect your engine and keep it running smoothly.

Antifreeze – Be sure you have enough coolant in your engine to last the winter. A lack of coolant can result in overheating.

Brakes – Have your brakes inspected professionally before winter. With ice, snow and often heavy rainfall, you’ll want to make sure your brakes will not fail.

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Winter Supplies – Build a winter emergency kit to keep in the trunk of your vehicle for longer trips. This will ensure that you are ready for hazardous winter conditions. Your kit should include a blanket, shovel, hand broom, flashlight, rope, cat litter for weight to help prevent sliding, emergency flares, jumper cables, cell phone charger and a few bottles of drinking water.

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Gas – Throughout the winter season, be sure to keep your gas tank above half full as well. In colder temperatures, a nearly empty gas tank can adversely affect your engine’s power.

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Tips to Prepare for a Summer Road Trip

If you have children, you may find it expensive and even difficult to use air travel. So, to get to your chosen destination, driving may be the best suitable option. Road trips can also provide an opportunity to enjoy and spend some time with family and friends. Before you hit the road however, there are some steps that you should take to ensure you are prepared.

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  • Plan and pack activities for the kids. Some ideas include DVD’s (if you have a player), reading or coloring books, magazines, handheld games or puzzles such as word search.
  • Don’t forget to pack snacks including bottled water. This will keep you from having to make so many stops.
  • Plan your route and print it out in advance as a backup. Even though you may have GPS, remember in some areas you may have no or poor connections.
  • If you have time, plan your trip around sightseeing. For example, plan your stops for gas or lunch in cities where you can stop and see landmarks or other attractions.
  • Be sure to pack an emergency first aid kit. This kit should include a pain killer, band aids, an antiseptic and stomach medication such as Pepto Bismol.
  • Don’t forget cords and chargers for electronics.
  • Are pills and other medications packed? Double check before leaving.
  • Finally, make sure you have copies of documents that you might need. This includes passports (if needed) and health/contact information in case of emergency.

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More importantly however, you’ll want to make sure the car is in tip-top shape for your trip. Complete the below checklist and you’ll be set:

  • Get your oil changed if you haven’t done that in a while.
  • Top off all other fluids in the car as well. This includes brake fluid, transmission fluid and coolant. Don’t forget windshield washer fluid too as you never know what type of weather you might run in to.
  • Inspect your tires for damage. Be sure to also inflate your tires to the proper PSI before leaving. Bring along a hydraulic service jack, in case you should encounter any tire issues.
  • Ensure that all of your vehicle lights are working. Check brake lights, turn signals and interior lighting for late night driving.
  • Store items in your trunk in case of emergency. This should include a spare tire, flashlight and tools, along with jumper cables.

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Ten Steps for Spring Car Maintenance and Check-up

Your car has made it through the winter. And depending on where you live, that may mean it has had to endure some heavy snow and that nasty rock salt which is commonly used to improve traction on icy roads. Rock salt, or sodium chloride, can wreak havoc on your car’s paint job. Your  snow tires will need replacing during the warmer months as well.

 

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So now that spring is here, it may be time to show your car some love. Here are a few spring clean-up ideas for vehicle maintenance:

  1. Have your car washed and detailed. Finish with a quality wax job.
  2. If you have winter tires on your vehicle, switch to all-season or summer tires.
  3. Change your windshield wiper blades. This is especially important if you have winter blades on your car. Also check windshield wiper fluid and/or replace if you are using winter windshield wiper fluid.
  4. This is also a good time to check your tires for air pressure and poor alignment. Many auto experts further suggest that you rotate your tires at this time to get the most wear out of them.
  5. Have the oil changed.
  6. Check other fluid levels including transmission, power steering and brake fluids.
  7. Flush and change coolant.
  8. Test your lights and replace bulbs if necessary.
  9. Check the air filter and replace if needed.
  10. Replace timing belts if necessary.

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Follow these steps and you can be assured your car is ready for vacation and the occasional summer road trip. Yearly maintenance will also expand the life of your car thus saving you money in the long run. Visit www.deelat.com to find a wide array of vehicle maintenance supplies. Shop with us today and save!