Finding The Right Car

Finding The Right Car

How to Clean Your Bus Seats

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One of the most intimidating things about a bus is keeping it clean. If your bus sees a lot of action, it’s difficult to tell what might have happened during a trip. Keeping up with the seats can extend the life of your bus, though, so it’s good to make a habit of cleaning the seats regularly. General Cleaning Whether your bus has vinyl or cloth seats, mix up a batch of warm water and some soap. A few drops of soap to a gallon of warm water should be sufficient. Use a cloth or a soft-bristled brush to work the soapy water into the seats and remove dirt and grime. Rinse with a damp cloth dipped in fresh water and then let the seats dry. Go easy on the water when you’re cleaning cloth seats since you don’t want to encourage mold to grow. Once the seats are clean, you can get a good look at any stains or goopy spots that are left over. Ink Stains Ink stains are unfortunately really easy to acquire and sometimes difficult to remove. Whether you’re dealing with ink on vinyl or on cloth, turn to rubbing alcohol. With vinyl seats, add some rubbing alcohol to a cotton pad and use firm pressure to scrub at the ink stain. Apply additional rubbing alcohol as needed. If the seats are cloth, you shouldn’t scrub because that can cause the ink to spread. Add rubbing alcohol to a cotton pad but dab the alcohol into the ink stain. It takes longer, but the stain will come up. Oily, Greasy Stains On vinyl seats, a mixture of warm water and baking soda can start you off right. Wipe the area with the baking soda and water, then use a mix of hot water and soap to finish the job. Rinse well and look for any residue. For cloth seats, you don’t want to soak the seats because that can cause mildew to form. Instead, use a bit of rubbing alcohol on a cloth and dab it into the greasy spot. Keep at it until the grease spot is gone. Liquid Spills on Cloth Seats It’s important to note how to handle liquid spills on cloth seats. Immediately start blotting as much as you can. You’d be surprised how much liquid you can pull out of the fabric and the padding just by blotting over and over. Once you have most of the liquid out of the seat, you can proceed with cleaning the actual spill. Now that you know how to clean the seats in your bus, you can keep your bus looking great for years to come. If you need a new one, however, contact an expert in bus sales today. You can get yourself a “new to you” bus that you already know how to care for...

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How To Repair A Car’s Faulty Sun Visor

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If you’ve dealt with a faulty sun visor in a car, you know firsthand the dangers and annoyances of this issue. When the visor hangs low and won’t move up, your view is obstructed, which can cause you to miss stoplights and more of your surroundings. Fortunately, there are a few easy fixes for this pesky problem. Tightening Screws Sometimes all you have to do is tighten the screws fastening the visor to the car’s interior. A fixed mount is generally simple to repair. Simply tighten all the screws on the mount to the right. If the issue is where the visor snaps into place, consider replacing them or adding on rubber caps for improved thickness. A swivel mount is a bit more complicated. Again, tighten the screws on the mount. Pay special attention to the screw that is smallest and closest to the visor’s board. Turn it to the right and play with it to see how tight it should be so that the visor doesn’t droop.   Duct Tape/Velcro Maybe your issue isn’t drooping or loose screws. In some cases, your visor may completely be down rather than simply sagging. It could be that a chunk from the bar connecting the mount to the visor broke off. Whatever the cause of the problem is, there’s a solution to a non-functional visor. After pulling the visor out of its hook, cover the part of the bar that is closest to the board with either a one-inch strip of duct tape or Velcro. This will thicken the arm and the visor will be able to remain in place as you adjust it. Note that using tape or Velcro will not work if you plan to use it to adhere the board directly to the ceiling. Even with superglue, Velcro can come undone, and even duct tape will not keep everything together. Plus, a sticky residue will remain. Replacing Visor Sometimes the visor is past repair and simply needs replacing. Consult a dealership or an online car parts site so you can find a replacement part.  After you’ve ordered the new visor, remove the old one by unscrewing the screws, turning to the left. Next, pull out the new visor and turn the new screws in to the right. Test the new visor and tighten screws as needed. While a flawed sun visor in a vehicle can be a huge nuisance, replacing it is not too bothersome. Follow these tips, and your problem will soon be a thing of the past. If you’re looking for a used car dealership in your area, visit Big Sky Dodge Chrysler Ltd in...

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