10 Things To Do On A Summer Bank Holiday

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1)  Have a barbecue and invite round the neighbours, providing they bring drink and lots of it.

2)  Get some brownie points and sort out the back garden.

3) ¬†Better still, get round to doing all of those DIY jobs you’ve been meaning to do and haven’t yet managed.

4)  Go for a long run in the countryside.

5)  Catch up on the latest series of Top Gear.

6)  Go for a few rounds of golf with your mates.

7)  Get a culture boost and visit your local museum.

8)  Sit in a beer garden all day.

9)¬† Clean your car, and why not tint the windows while you’re at it?

10)¬† Do nothing at all… ah bliss!.

 

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5 Common Myths About Car Window Tint Exposed!

We’ve put together a list of five common myths about car window tint. In no particular order they are as follows:

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Myth: ¬†Car window tint is a waste of money and probably won’t last.
Truth: Car window tint is an investment. When it is installed and looked after properly, it can be extremely durable and can last for many years.

Myth: Car window tint will make my car too dark.
Truth: Car window tint comes in a variety of shades which you can choose before buying. Some shades are almost invisible while still providing a significant barrier against harmful UV rays. For a guide to the different shades of window tint available, click here: http://www.window-tint.co.uk/blog/2016/11/window-tinting-a-beginners-guide/

Myth: Car window tint is just cosmetic and for boy racers only.
Truth: There are many more benefits to car window tint besides than adding to the look of a vehicle. Car window tint helps protect against harmful UV rays, increases privacy and security, and provides both heat and glare reduction.

Myth: Tinted windows will prevent me from seeing outside properly.
Truth: Many window tint films are non-reflective, which means that you can see through the window as well as you would if there was no tint on them at all.

Myth: Window tint is too expensive.
Truth: If you install a pre-cut car window tinting kit yourself you can save a lot of money. At www.window-tint.co.uk all of our kits come with a full list of fitting instructions to help you achieve a great installation.

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Car Show Of The Month – Race, Rock ‘n’ Ride

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This year’s Race, Rock ‘n’ Ride takes place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May, and includes evening entertainment from headliners Thin Lizzy tribute act Limehouse Lizzy.

The show is hosted by Santa Pod in Northwest Bedforshire, which is the most famous drag racing track outside of America and is known as the “home of European Drag Racing”. With over 50 different events at Race, Rock ‘n’ Ride and with an emphasis on families, there really is something for everyone. For a list of highlights for this year’s show you can click here.

At Race, Rock ‘n’ Ride 2017 is the addition of a national stage of ACU Drag Bike Championships. This year scooters will also feature in the show and will be racing down the Santa Pod sprint track at very high speeds! In addition to this, Eric Teboul, the world record holder for the fastest accelerating man on two wheels, will be around on both the Saturday and Sunday. There will ¬†be a variety of stunt shows, and for those beginners who fancy having a go on two wheels, the motorcycle industry’s free try-out programme Get On! will be available to lend a hand to anyone aged 14 years or over.

Advance weekend tickets are available for the show at ¬£23 until Friday 12th May from the Race, Rock ‘n’ Ride¬†website.¬†If you buy a pass when you arrive it will cost you ¬£30. Advance day tickets are also on offer for ¬£13 per person, and will cost ¬£20 on the day.

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Traffic busier than ever

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“Vehicles travelled a total of 323.7 billion miles on UK roads last year; cars and taxis accounted for 252.6 billion of those miles” say Autocar.

The car publication reports that traffic levels in the UK have been increasing since 2013, growing by 2% in 2016 compared to 2015, with motorways having the biggest increase.

Some might immediately argue that these statistics paint a negative picture. With issues such as pollution and global warming being highlighted more than ever, surely a dramatic increase in vehicle traffic can only be a bad thing? Mark Shankland, managing director of AA Tyres disagrees. He thinks that these statistics instead show how reliant we have become on our cars, and how important they now are to us here in the UK.

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Driverless cars will be on our motorways in just 2 years’ time

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The BBC has reported that a driverless cars trial is scheduled to take place on UK motorways in 2019. Previously tests like these have taken place at slower speeds and away from public roads, but this time the cars will be on UK motorways and will travel at much higher speeds. Although the cars will still have a human inside, they will “operate with almost full autonomy”. The trial is being funded by the government, who have invested a whopping ¬£8.6 million grant into the project.

So how exactly do driverless cars work? Dr Nick Reed, academy director at transport consultancy TRL explains that you can choose whether to be a passenger or a driver on each journey. ‚ÄúIf you want to drive an MG and enjoy that, you‚Äôll be able to. Or if you want to prepare for a business meeting during your two-hour journey, you‚Äôll be able to do that too. Automation systems give us choices.‚ÄĚ

As human error has been blamed for 93% of crashes in a 2008 survey by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it is thought that driverless cars will provide a much safer option for travelling. What do you think?

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3 Top Tips To Help Protect Your Car Window Tint

Once you have installed one of our pre-cut car window tinting kits from www.window-tint.co.uk, it is important to continue to look after the tint to ensure its ongoing durability and quality. We have put together 3 top tips to help you to continue to care for your car window tint.

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Tip 1: ¬†Ensure that the tint has completely dried out before rolling the windows up or down. This will prevent unnecessary damage to the film and help to prevent any peeling. It’s important to remember that tinted windows can take up to 3 to 5 days to dry fully.

Tip 2: ¬†Be careful when cleaning your tinted windows. Even after they have properly dried, we recommend using a soft paper towel and a mild cleaning formula that doesn’t contain any ammonia in order to keep your car windows clean.

Tip 3:  Be mindful of where you park your car as prolonged exposure to the sun and UV rays can compromise the durability of your window tint. You should therefore try to park your vehicle in a garage or shaded area whenever possible.

Visit www.window-tint.co.uk now to view our vast range of pre-cut car window tinting kits on offer.

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Our Top 5 Car Shows

Here at www.window-tint.co.uk we’ve put together a list of our top 5 car shows. In no particular order, they are as follows:

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1) The SEMA Show has to be our favourite car show. It is held each year at the Las Vegas Convention Center in America, and in 2016 attracted over 60,000 domestic and international buyers. This year the Show takes place on October 31st – 3rd November. As well as providing great network opportunities and the chance to witness new product demonstrations, there is also a detailed programme of educational seminars taking place over the week. However, show is a trade only event and unfortunately is not open to the general public.

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2) The London Motor Show is another big one. It is held this year at Battersea Park between Thursday 4th and Sunday 7th May. Great for a family day out, there is lots to do, with entertainment such as virtual reality racing and full motion simulators. There are also celebrities such as Nigel Mansell who talk to fans and signed lots of autographs! This year there will be over 150 new vehicles on display, as well as various industry and guest speakers.

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3) Automechanika, Birmingham is the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain. This year, the event is set to be around 70% bigger than in 2016, with more than 800 exhibitors on display at the show. There are educational seminars here too, covering a wide range of topics that are relevant to industry professionals. The dates for this year’s exhibition are 6th – 8th June.

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4) The Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany takes place this year from 14th – 24th September, running every alternate year with the Paris Motor Show. It is organised by the German Association of the Automotive Industry and is the home motor show of the German car manufacturing industry. Massive names such as BMW, Volkswagen, and Mercedes all make regular appearances at the show.

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5) CarFest North and South. With a festival in the North in Cheshire at Bolesworth Estate from 28-30th July, and one in Hampshire at Laverstoke Park Farm from 25th-27th August, Carfest is another great family day out. With music from groups such as Manic Street Preachers, Dodgy and Rick Astley and with a large food fair, there really is something for everyone. CarFest is a big supporter of BBC charity Children in Need and has raised £7.4 million for them so far.

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New Website!

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We’re extremely excited to announce the launch of our new website http://www.window-tint.co.uk/ With a brand new look and even easier to use, we’re pretty confident that you’ll like it.

New features on the website include an estimated delivery time for your order, as well as the option of guaranteed Saturday delivery. And we’re also continuing to offer free delivery on all orders over ¬£25.00 to all of our customers.

Our unique window tint simulator http://www.window-tint.co.uk/window-tint-simulator enables you to view the different shades of tint that we offer before you buy, so you can be sure that you are buying the correct product for you.

The new website contains  all of the same great products, including pre-cut window car window tinting kits, full window tint rolls, vinyl wrap and headlight tint, as well as the handy tools that you will need to install our products successfully.

And with 10% off all orders for a short time only using voucher code NEWSITE10 at checkout, there’s never been more reasons to visit http://www.window-tint.co.uk/

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A Beginner’s Guide To Car Body Types

In case you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the many different car body types out there, we’ve listed below some of the more common ones below to help you decide which one would be the best option for you.

MPV – Multi-Purpose Vehicle

A multi-purpose vehicle is a practical vehicle that often appeals to families and those who are looking for more space generally. The body of the vehicle often resembles a van and has both rear side doors and rear side windows.  There are often three seat rows which can seat up to seven people or more.

Example of a MPV: Ford Galaxy

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SUV – Sporty Utility Vehicle

A sporty utility vehicle sits higher off the ground and often look big and chunky, with lots of power and cargo capacity. They differ from 4×4 vehicles as they are more suited to roads and city living rather than off-road. Their comfort and stability make motorway speeds easy and the light controls make city driving easy.

Example of an SUV: Range Rover Evoque

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Hatchback

The hatchback is the largest option before moving up to a saloon. The whole rear end opens to allow access to the boot.  It often has a sloping back with a hinged rear door that opens upwards , and the boot lid and windscreen are one piece that move simultaneously.

Example of a hatchback: Volkswagen Golf

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Saloon

The saloon can come in all shapes and sizes, and consists of a boot is separate from the car’s passenger compartment. The legroom in the cabin is often roomier than in a hatchback, and it has a fixed roof that is full height up to the rear window. The saloon is one of the most common body styles of the modern car.

Example of a saloon: Audi A4

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Coupe

Often sporty and with a sleeker profile than a saloon, particularly at the rear, the coupe often has 2 doors instead of 4. Some have a rear bench but this is generally only suitable for small people on small trips. The desirability factor of the coupe means that it can often cost more than the practical cars that they are based on.

Example of a coupe: Peugeot 407

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Convertible

Put simply, a convertible is a coupe that has had its roof removed and replaced with a retractable cover. Sometimes called a cabriolet and sporty in style, it has a folding or retractable roof that can be hard or soft top. A convertible usually has 2 doors.

Example of a convertible: Mazda MX-5

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Estate

An estate is usually based on a saloon or a hatchback but is longer in shape. Its rear window extends to the boot lid which allows useful extra cargo room.

Example of an estate: Volvo V60

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Starting Your Own Window Tinting Business Is Easier Than You Think!

Are you tired of your current job? Have you always dreamed of running your own business? Do you have an interest in cars and window tinting? Maybe 2017 is the year to start your very own car window tinting business!

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If you’re unsure where to start we have an exclusive online course from Tom Smith, founder and owner of Window-Tint.co.uk, containing everything you need to know. From finding tint suppliers to completing the job, as well as how to keep your customers happy, it couldn’t be clearer!

We also offer the unique addition of free ongoing support, so if you should encounter a problem while setting up your business, you can contact Tom directly for his expertise and advice. Our exclusive trade website will offer you exclusive discounts on supplies that will be available to you once you have purchased the course.

It’s everything you need to get started with setting up your own window tinting business today and is currently priced at only ¬£399.00. This includes lifetime access, so you can always refer back to the course if you are unsure of or need refreshing on anything.

Click below to begin the exciting journey of setting up your very own business – success is closer than you think!

http://www.window-tint.co.uk/training-course/

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