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New and used cars need to have their leather interiors preserved. To maintain your car’s leather interior, there are two things that require attention: conditioning and cleaning.

A car’s leather interior is the most fragile surface of any car. This leather needs to be conditioned and cleaned on a regular basis. This will maintain it, and provide protection, as well as retain that new leather smell.

If you're in a position where you have to borrow a car from someone you know or you have to use a car rental service, you are going to want to return the car in as good if not better shape than when you took the car. That's why you want be very careful while using the car not to damage the vehicle or push the vehicle beyond its limits. However, some normal signs of wear are inevitable and reversible. Here are a few things to remember.

Life is unpredictable, so being prepared for any emergency situation is the only way to insure survival in any emergency situation. Having an emergency kit is more than a few band aids and a set of jumper cables, it means having anything on hand to make it through a break down, car accident, or trip (short or long). These seven survival essentials are key to making it home alive.

Removing odd or bad-smelling odors from a car or truck can be hard, but it is not impossible. While it may take several attempts before an odor is completely removed, getting rid of an odor can improve your driving experience and drastically raise the potential selling value of your car or truck. If you’re having problems with your vehicle, try some of these methods to get the odor out.

Anyone that is looking to purchase a new or used car is going to want the car to look amazing. The best way to do this is to set aside half a day to detail your vehicle. If you have a car for sale, someone will buy it much faster if it looks like it is brand new. There are professional car detailers out there that can take care of this whole process for you, if it seems to daunting, or if you just don't have the time. A great looking car will also fetch a more attractive offer from potential buyers.

Cleaning your car is one of those jobs that no-one likes to do, but which always seems to need doing often. So when you do get a chance to clean it, how do you get your the exterior and wheels looking like a new car for longer?

One of the biggest cons of smoking cigarettes is that the smoke has a significant and distinct odor.  In a closed up vehicle it can be extremely potent and potentially toxic.  And for nonsmokers its unpleasant and intolerable.  Not only that, the tobacco smoke can literally be depositing carcinogens into the fabrics of your carseats. Whether you're a smoker who wants to have a better smelling car or if you're a nonsmoker who has bought or inherited a smoker's car that smell can be quite stubborn. There are several modes of action you can take to tackle the smokey cig odors in your car. 

It’s hard to keep your car clean, especially when you have children or teenagers that often treat it like their bedrooms, spilling and tossing junk around like nobody’s business. This leaves your beloved vehicle not only unsightly but also a health hazard to you and your family, for instance ants and roaches can get into your car if you leave cookie crumbs on the seats and the floor. Proper cleaning is what you need to get the inside of the car up to standard again, and one of the skills you need to learn is how to vacuum the inside of your car properly.

It has always been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This old adage goes so well in terms of protecting your car. Whether your vehicle is old or brand new, basic steps are important in keeping it running fine and looking good. Even if newly bought cars come with warranties, this should not mean that you are totally going to forego taking care of your beloved vehicle.

Some images of car thefts involve daring robbers who carefully pick the locks and hotwire the ignition before driving off with their prize. The reality, though, is that car thieves are going to target the easy ones. They are going to look for the people who leave their keys in plain sight or those who leave a window open. Most car thefts are caused by carelessness, rather than the skill of the thief, so take a look at these three stupid things that drivers don’t do to protect their personal property and learn from them. It could just save a mountain of hassle further down the line!

Just like the home, a family’s car can see some wear and tear occur on the inside as a result of ferrying kids around and the general chaos that comes with family-life. In a lifetime, most families would have normally changed their car up until a few years ago; but with everyone now tightening their belts, we see more hanging in that bit longer to buy a new model, or simply finding that a new car is a luxury that their budget doesn’t allow for.

So below we look at four key occasions that a family will see, that are prime for damage to the car, so you can take out any necessary precautions beforehand:

If you are not fortunate enough to have a garage or carport, your car will be kept outside. While this can be convenient, it can also create problems as the environment and surroundings can impact your car, making the exterior dirty or even damaged.

In a way, our cars, trucks and SUV's are a part of one's living space. Many of us eat, drink, play, and once in a while we even take cat naps (during our lunch breaks) inside our four wheeled friends, but at some point, those "lived in" odors may start to develop and leaving you to wonder about what you can do when your car starts to stink?