Aftermarket Upgrades: No Diesel Truck is Complete Without Them

Written on March 30, 2014 – 11:08 am | by Pinay Mommy |

Diesel pickup trucks are renowned for their ability to pull extremely heavy loads. Diesel 4-wheel-drive trucks are also some of the most capable off-road vehicles on the planet. However, every diesel pickup truck can be improved by installing a few upgrades. Here are a few of the must-have upgrades for a diesel pickup truck.

EGR Cooler

Most stock EGR coolers are prone to premature failure. Not only does a faulty EGR cooler contribute to a decreased performance on the road, but it also increases the chances of the entire EGR system becoming overheated. High-quality EGR coolers are engineered to last for many years to come. Unlike the factory unit, an aftermarket EGR cooler is much less likely to experience any coolant leaks from the housing.

Upgraded Braking System

The brakes are arguably the most important safety component on a diesel truck. If the braking system is inadequate, the overall safety of the truck is compromised. A high-end brake kit will ensure that the truck always has the optimum amount of stopping power. Although the performance of the brakes is vital during all driving situations, the need for an effective braking system becomes even more critical when hauling hefty loads.

Heavy-Duty Suspension System

The factory suspension system is perfectly suitable for basic driving applications. However, drivers who have intentions of driving their vehicle off-road will need to upgrade to a heavy-duty unit. The enhanced ruggedness of the suspension system will enable the truck to topple a variety of harsh terrains.

Cold Air Intake

The factory air box usually restricts the amount of power than is produced by the engine. A diesel engine’s performance is dependent upon a steady supply of fresh air. Unlike the restrictive factory air box, a cold air intake is designed to be as free-flowing as possible. By simply replacing the bulky air box with a cold air intake, the overall power output can be increased by 20 percent. The installation of the cold air intake also frees up a lot of extra space in the engine bay.

Performance Programmer

A performance programmer gives the river the ability to adjust the performance parameters of the truck. The shifts points of the transmission and the power delivery of the engine can be easily changed via the programmer. Sites such as mkmcustoms.com offer even more enhancements for a diesel truck.

How to Prepare for Rug and Carpet Cleaning

Written on March 28, 2014 – 11:03 am | by Pinay Mommy |

When you find a company that can do rug cleaning and carpet cleaning in your home, you have to prepare a little bit before they arrive. This will help you to get the best results at the end of the process so that your rugs and carpets look as good as new again. The following steps can help you get ready on the day that the cleaners arrive.

1. Clean up the room.

The first step is simply to clean up the clutter in the room. You do not want to pay the cleaning company to move your dog’s toys off of the rug, for instance. You want them to just be able to come in and get right to work. Taking ten minutes to clean up on your own can save a lot of time later.

2. Remove any furniture.

You also want to remove any furniture from the rooms that are going to be cleaned. If they are cleaning a rug in your living room, for example, move your coffee table over to the dining room. If they are working in a guest bedroom, you may even want to break down the bed and remove it as well. They cannot properly clean any of the areas if there is furniture in the way.

3. Provide ventilation and outlets.

Next, you have to make sure that the ventilation and the outlets are set up appropriately. Of course, it depends what type of cleaning is being done. If it is using chemical cleaners, ventilation is very important, but some “green” products, which are not harmful to the environment, may not have to be used in the same setting. You do want to make sure that there are open outlets, though, even if that means that you have to provide power strips to give additional outlets without having to unplug lamps.

4. Determine where the worst stains are located.

It is not a bad idea to look for areas where the worst stains have set in so that you can point them out when the cleaners arrive. These could be from things like your pets or a spilled glass of red wine. By telling the cleaners what to focus on from the beginning, they can ensure that nothing is missed. They can also concentrate more time and effort on the places that are particularly bad, removing even the toughest of stains.

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