Fun Ways To Get To Your Wedding

You’re going to the chapel, but wait—how are you getting there? Will you choose a sleek silver Rolls-Royce, a party bus or a bicycle built for two? Whether you want a unique getaway to express your style, or a fun way to give your wedding party and even your guests a lift too, there are lots of options for your wedding transportation. For thrill-seeking couples looking for an edgier ride, two-seater sports cars are an eye-catching way to go. From the Maserati GranSport to the Lamborghini Gallardo, these ultra-exotic specialty vehicles will get you to the party in a flash, and will have you cruising into the twilight at the end of the night. Just rehearse your exit ahead of time—getting in and out of a lowrider gracefully requires some skill, especially in a dress.

If you’re celebrating by a lake or ocean, make a chic escape in a sleek speedboat or yacht while your guests wave you off from the shore. For a more casual affair, couples are having fun with their water-based getaways by rowing off together in charming canoes or even on paddleboards. An antique car like a vintage Rolls-Royce is a glam way to get yourselves to the ceremony and reception—and it’ll create the perfect backdrop for classic black-and-white photo ops. Some hot models to consider renting: the Chrysler 300, Rolls-Royce Phantom, Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud or Bentley S2. Many couples are also choosing antique cars with a little more character. Imagine the photos of you two riding off in a vintage Volkswagen Beetle or a brightly colored Volkswagen van, or even a weathered antique pickup truck.

Don’t wait until you get to the reception to start celebrating. Invite your guests (usually up to 40 per bus) along for the ride and go for bus hire London, complete with a bar, lights and music. If you’re planning on popping open some drinks, triple-check that the rental company is licensed with the local county. Hire a charter bus or shuttle, which usually holds up to 60 passengers, to take all of your friends and family to and from the wedding. Or, for a blast from the past, a yellow school bus holds 40 to 50 passengers (just make sure it’s properly air-conditioned for your guests’ comfort.) For more character, vintage trolleys can hold 32 passengers and make great photo backdrops. Just be mindful that trolleys are only built for slow speeds and short distances, so make sure your trip is a brief one across town. For longer routes, channel your inner Brit and rent a double-decker bus for sightseeing if you’re getting married in a major metropolitan city.

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For a limo-like experience with a little more flash, check out a stretch Hummer, Escalade or Navigator. These mega-SUVs come with fiber-optics, disco lights, lasers, mirrored ceilings and top-notch sound systems, and they can fit up to 20 people.


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Do You Know How To Replace An Injector?

Replacing a fuel injector seems like a daunting project, but with a little skill you can do the job yourself and save serious money. Shops charge a huge amount for fuel injection work. If you know that you have a bad injector, the job can be done at home. Alternatively, you can do mobile injector removal company with an outside company.

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SAFETY FIRST

Before you begin the process of replacing a fuel injector or fuel injection rail, you need to think about safety. Always keep fire safety in mind when you are working with fuel. You also need to be sure you are wearing eye protection. Even if you’ve released the pressure in the fuel injection system, there could be some fuel flying when you start disconnecting high pressure lines and removing injectors.

If your fuel injection system has a fuel rail to deliver fuel to the fuel injectors, you will have to remove this before you are able to remove the injectors. This is an easy job.

First, disconnect the main fuel line at the end of the rail. There may be an additional line at the other end, so remove that one, too. The fuel rail is help in place by screws or bolts, depending on your car’s setup. Remove these screws or bolts. If your wiring travels over the top of the rail, see the next step to disconnect the wiring first. With everything disconnected from the rail, pull it away from the fuel injectors. Most fuel rails are just pressed onto the injector tops, once you’ve removed the hold down screws or bolts it should pull away, with a little oomph.

If your car uses a fuel rail to deliver fuel to the injectors, you removed it in the previous step. If you don’t have a fuel rail, you’ll need to remove a fuel line from the top of each injector. It’s just as easy to remove, just do it carefully.

With the fuel delivery out of the way, you’re ready to disconnect the fuel injectors. Each injector will have a plug at the top (or on the side near the top) that connects to the wiring harness. Most fuel injector wiring plugs are held securely in place by a springy wire (see pic). To remove this wire, just insert a flat head screwdriver in the space between the spring and the plug and pry it carefully away. It will come out easily. Don’t lose it!

With all of the other stuff out of the way, you’re ready to yank the injector. Unfortunately, many people really do try to yank them out. Remember, your fuel injectors sit right in the middle of the delicate are of the engine, so any piece you break off might fall in, and this equals big pain in your fanny.

The safest way to remove a fuel injector is to use a fuel injector puller. There are other ways to remove fuel injectors, but if you aren’t careful you could damage some expensive fuel injection components. Besides, the injector puller makes it so easy, just slide it underneath the lip in the injector housing and pop the injector out.

Your fuel injector goes into what amounts to a hole in the intake manifold (or your head if you’re lucky). When you remove the injector, you leave this hole open. Be very careful to keep anything from falling in. This can be a real chore to fix.

In the immortal words of every auto repair tutorial, installation is the reverse of removal! You’ll need to lubricate the new injector seals before they go in, and remember to go easy, don’t force anything in.


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When To Replace A Fuel Injector

During its evolution, the fuel injector has moved from the intake manifold to the combustion chamber. This has made them more precise in dispensing fuel. If this precision is thrown off by restrictions, electrical problems or fuel problems, it can cause driveability issues. There are times you’ll know when you need a replacement, and you can use a company like dtmfuel.co.uk.

A restriction of only 8% to 10% in a single fuel injector can lean out the fuel mixture and cause a misfire. When this occurs, unburned oxygen enters the exhaust and makes the O2 sensor read lean. On older multiport systems that fire the injectors simultaneously, the computer compensates by increasing the “on” time of all the injectors, which can create an overly rich fuel condition in the other cylinders. Direct fuel injectors are more sensitive to restrictions because of the precise amount of fuel they inject into the combustion chamber.

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In turbocharged engines, dirty injectors can have a dangerous leaning effect that may lead to engine-damaging detonation. When the engine is under boost and at a higher rpm, it needs all the fuel the injectors can deliver. If the injectors are dirty and can’t keep up with the engine’s demands, the fuel mixture will lean out, causing detonation to occur. The leaning out may cause higher than normal exhaust temperatures and turbo failure. When the engine is shut off, the injectors undergo heat soak. Fuel residue evaporates in the injector nozzles, leaving the waxy olefins behind. Because the engine is off, there is no cooling airflow moving through the ports and no fuel flowing through the injectors to wash it away, so heat bakes the olefins into hard varnish deposits. Over time, these deposits can build up and clog the injectors. Even if a vehicle has low mileage, short drive cycles and increased heat soaks can clog the injector.

Since the formation of these deposits is a normal consequence of engine operation, detergents are added to gasoline to help keep the injectors clean. But if a vehicle is used primarily for short-trip driving, the deposits may build up faster than the detergents can wash them away. On four-cylinder engines, the No. 2 and No. 3 injectors are in the hottest location and tend to clog up faster than the end injectors on cylinders No. 1 and No. 4. The same applies to the injectors in the middle cylinders in six- and eight-cylinder engines. The hotter the location, the more vulnerable the injector is to clogging from heat soaks. Throttle body injectors are less vulnerable to heat soak because of their location high above the intake manifold plenum.

Heat soak can affect direct-injection injectors due to their placement in the head. Even with the higher pressures, the orifices can become clogged over time.


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Christmas Market Breaks You’ll Love

Whether you choose a sunny spot in the southern Europe with warmer weather than at home, or would like a guaranteed white Christmas, a change of scene can be as good as a rest. You’ll also enjoy festive meals expertly cooked and served which will set you up for a truly happy new year.

December holidays and breaks away divide up a cold and dark winter very nicely and when you set off the expense of drinks parties for the neighbours, standby gifts for droppers-in and other extras against the cost of a holiday, it could turn out to be a comparatively cheap Christmas, too.

In this guide, we finish what we started by telling you five more exciting destinations you can take. We’ve focused more on the abroad destinations than your standard coach trips UK but you can always book best Christmas holiday deals to tag onto your travels, so you can truly enjoy an authentic Christmas experience.

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Head on over to Italy this Christmas, specifically Naples. Naples Old Town is famous for its large and elaborate nativity scenes and you can enjoy the stunning Amalfi Coast without the summer hoards on a Christmas holiday in Sorrento, a favourite resort towns for Brits since the 19th-century. From here it’s an easy journey over to Pompeii as well if it takes your fancy! If you’re a chocolate lover, then Switzerland is the place to be dreaming of a white Christmas. A stay in the Swiss Alps will definitely tick that box! Climb through snowy mountain meadows surrounded by mountain peaks on the cost little Jungfrau Railway to the ‘Top of Europe’, the highest railway station on Kleine Scheidegg Mountain. The famously nimble railways operate on Christmas Day.

 

Visit Austria, the country that gave the world Silent Night. The charming Christmas carol was written in a small Austrian town in the early eighteen hundreds. The Salzburg Christmas market is in festive spirit right up until Christmas Eve, wafting gingerbread and warming gluhwein as you browse the stalls and hear the carols around the tree. The sun on the snow can be dazzling on a scenic steam train ride through the Tyrol, so bring those sunglasses alongside the winter coats! Anyone who is anyone will tell you that there is absolutely nothing like a traditional German Christmas, and you can soak up the atmosphere in a number of beautiful small towns while cruising on the Rhine River. Unpack once and your cosy floating hotel will take you past fairy tale castles perched on crags, and pretty villages through the scenic Rhine Gorge and to Rudesheim with its charming mechanical music museum, picturesque Koblenz and Cochem, famous its fine wines. The striking town of Oberharmersbach is the perfect base to visit the Alsace region and the Black Forest. For the best time of year to look for the Northern Lights, Christmas is the time. On a tour of the Golden Circle in the Land of Fire and Ice, the famous waterfalls take on a magical Narnia look, frozen as they plunge and bubbling geysers shoot from the moon-like landscape.

 

There is no reason why Christmas holidays cannot be new adventures and these are just some of the welcoming destinations.


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How To Perform A Used Car Inspection

Do you want to perform a used car inspection? Following these 5 steps will help you ensure you don’t buy a car with a laundry list of hidden problems. If you’re thinking about buying a used car, an important step in process is thoroughly inspecting the vehicle before you buy it. This can save you a lot of headaches (and money) down the road. Companies like damageid.com can help! Following these five steps can help you learn what to look for when performing a used car inspection.mot service Dartford 1

  • Check the condition of the body

The first thing to do in a used car inspection is to examine each body panel, as well as the roof. Make note of any rust spots, dents, and scratches. Look closely at the gaps between the panels (e.g. between the fenders and the doors). If the gaps are uneven, this usually means they were assembled poorly in the factory, or the vehicle was poorly repaired. Also, ensure the colour and finish of the paint are the same on each panel. Next, using a flashlight, take a look inside of the wheel wells for rust. Lastly, open and close all of the doors, as well as the hood and trunk. Inspect all rubber seals around the doors and windows for rot or tearing.

  • Take a look at the glass

Walk around the vehicle and take a careful look at all the glass to make sure there are no cracks or large, cratered areas. Small chips are nothing to be too worried about, but you may want to use them as a bargaining chip when discussing the final price. Cracks, on the other hand, will only get worse and can require an expensive repair later.

  • On even ground, check out the suspension

Another essential thing to check in a used car inspection is the suspension. Stand back from the car and see if it’s slumping or sagging anywhere; what you want it to see that it’s standing level. Push down on each corner of the car. If the shock absorbers are in good condition, the car should rebound only once. If the car continues moving up and down, there’s something wrong. Tug on the top of the front tires. Feel for any movement and listen for and clicking sounds. If you feel or hear anything, it could mean a suspension joint or wheel bearing is broken.

  • Never buy a car with frame damage

One of the most important points to check for in a used car inspection is frame damage. Open the hood and check the saddle (this is the part connecting the front fenders and holding the top of the radiator). This should be bolted into place on either side and never welded. The bolt heads inside the hood, at the top of the fenders, should not have any scratch marks, which can indicate replacement or realignment after a crash. Lastly, check for welds inside of the door jambs.

  • Are the lights and lenses in good condition?

Ideally, bring a friend for the used car inspection so that he/she can confirm that all of the lights are working. Be sure to check all lights on the vehicle: lo-beams, high-beams, turn signals, fog lights, brake lights, 3rd brake light, and reverse light. Additionally, ensure that all lenses and reflectors are not damaged, fogged with moisture, or missing altogether.

  • Tires tell a story of their own

Surprisingly, a lot of information about a car can be gleaned from the tires alone. Anytime you perform a used car inspection, be sure to look closely at tire wear. Often times, a car with less than 20,000 miles on the odometer will still have the original tires installed. If the car has brand new tires and very low-mileage on the clock, this is a good indicator of odometer rollback. Also, all four tires should be the same, as having different tires installed could be a sign that they were replaced.

The wear on the tread should be even across the width of the tire, on both sides of the car.


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How To Get New Clients On Board

Developing relationships with new clients is one thing but keeping them can be a whole other ball game. When you gain new business you need to do a certain amount of upkeep to maintain the relationship and keep the lines of business open for future client recommendations as well as more business with said client. To that end, companies now need to ‘woo’ their clients old and new so that the relationship and communications do not stagnate and die off.11

Most companies have certain things that are unique to them that they do to keep clients interested and this ranges from fruit baskets to cigars to dinner on a waterfront yacht for that extra blast of pizzazz. Ideally as a company, there would be yearly outings as well as a monthly/quarterly ‘touch base’ exercise with clients on a rotation so that there is never any confusion about loyalty and interest. This keeps clients happy and feeling appreciated in the business and then they in turn trust that they can make the correct recommendations for future information.

There are some ideas here to woo, or continue to woo, new clients and hopefully these can inspire for new ideas!

  • If you’re looking for a fantastically posh idea for a business hobnob day out, shooting is right up there. An exhilarating day out without necessarily needing a huge budget as shooting doesn’t have to be expensive. Of course, if you have a bigger budget chucking in a castle or stately home sleepover with a Michelin star restaurant attached won’t hurt your cause. You don’t have to know how to shoot either, as you can be taught no matter your skill level.
  • You may not be the type of business who can take clients to a festival of some sort, whether music or food, but if you are a little more laid back then taking a group of clients to a days festival is an excellent idea for a fun day. The benefit here is not being cooped up in a room with everyone but being more free and allowing yourselves to relax in each other’s company. Food festivals especially are huge for corporate mingling as tasting high quality food together and being able to do business over a glass of bubbly or some dinner are definitely a big plus!
  • An old favourite for doing business but doing it over a round on the green is an excellent way to talk and discuss deals. Most gentlemen who play golf tend to also use it as a way to discuss new purchases like clubs and a new Electric trolleys online. A strong golf game and a good chat are business builders and excellent mingling tools.
  • Learning to play polo as a team is an adrenaline-charged way to build a great relationship. Imagine the banter at the meetings after the day you would have playing polo and learning to play together! You’d be raving for weeks at the team building and competitiveness of the sport and allowing your clients to win wouldn’t hurt at all.

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