Ask any car owner what is one of their biggest sources of a headache is in terms of car maintenance and they’ll most likely say, “tyres.” Fixing tyres, whether replacing them or patching after that occasional slow puncture due to a pothole (aren’t those things frustrating?) can be quite an exhausting process both financially and emotionally. After all, our cars carry us from point A to point B. Being literally without wheels is an inconvenience one truly understands at that moment of being stranded.
If you’re due for a tyre change soon, you might want to make sure you get the best deal possible. In this tough economy, every little cent counts. Making your money go a long way is very important and the principle applies even in the case of changing your car.
One can’t tell as to when exactly tyres will wear out. All we can do is have a proper contingency plan since the lifespan and mileage of a tyre is determined by a wide variety of elements, including but not limited to, road conditions, environment, climate, driver behaviour and the kind of care that goes into maintaining one’s vehicle.
Here are some of the most important things to consider:
Timeframe and how long you’ve had
If you use the same set of tyres for a period of five years or more, for safety and precaution, it’s advisable that you take the car to a professional so that the tyres can be inspected and checked if they’re still in a good condition for continued driving.
If it happens that you reach a 10 year milestone with the same set, then no matter how in a good condition you think they are in, at that point you need to replace them. Your safety is of utmost importance and you must equip your vehicle with all the features that make it safe to drive.
Check the depth of the tyres’ tread
The depth tread of a tyre is essential for making sure that one’s vehicle has traction to retain a tight grip on the road’s surface. You must always be mindful of this and when you drive, you must constantly check how the friction is like when you apply brakes.
Double check the pressure
You can evaluate the pressure on the tyres by using a pressure gauge. If the air isn’t sufficient, you can inflate the tyres with more. This is also crucial to do if you’re assessing a tyre for a slow puncture.
Taking good care of your car remains the best preventative strategy for any unwarranted decline in its condition. The wheels are crucial for safe driving. Come to us if you need to repair or replace yours with quality stuff. We’re at your service anytime.
At EzyTowing (EzyPanelBeaters (https://ezypanelbeaters.co.za), we have some of the best technology in the business, which include a state-of-the-art tyre changing machine that makes replacing a tyre a seamless experience. We also have some of the best wheel alignment services in the market at fairly decent rates.
Our entire business model is premised on offering convenience, to be able to assist you with a tyre change even when you’re stuck in the most remote areas anywhere in the country. We will be there at any time to ensure that you’re back on the road within a few short minutes
Our mobile tyre fitment solution is also suited to address clients who encounter unforeseen emergencies on the road. We are also able to do a complete fleet maintenance service on site for companies without any need for vehicles to be away from project sites, which is loss in terms of productivity. Should your vehicle need more than a tyre change, we also have a complete roadside assistance service through Ezy Towing (https://ezypanelbeaters.co.za) which provides the following services; 24/7 towing, roadside assistance and panel beating.
Reflecting on the above, it is therefore clear that our entire range of solutions ensure that our clients are provided with peace of mind when it comes to any automotive related issue as we address all the pain points. Engage further with us through any of the channels below; (bullets) Tel: 011 475 0721, WhatsApp; 078 812 8334, Twitter; @EPanelbeaters , LinkedIn: Ezypanelbeaters; Fb; Ezypanelbeaters
The recent years, since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic have been very tough on everyone. The strain of being locked down definitely took a toll on most people’s mental health. On top of that, the stress and anxiety of job losses and small businesses shutting down became enormous and totally unbearable, making an already difficult situation twice as bad.
How we managed to survive is truly amazing and we continue to march on forward and do our best to navigate the rough circumstances.
The first quarter of 2022 looked promising as economists predicted pre-pandemic growth and/or something similar to it, with many industries recovering jobs that were lost in 2020 and economic activity boosting the resurgence of entrepreneurship, particularly in the informal economy where a lot of small business do their trading.
However, the recent developments at a macroeconomic level paint a gloomy picture. With the South African Reserve Bank having increased the repo rate to 4.75%, government freezing the public wage for the next three years, constant fuel increases and the high cost of electricity and food in grocery retail outlets; the situation is once again looking gloomy.
But not all is lost. Within these hard times, there’s still a silver lining in the clouds. And one of these silver lining comes in the form of a fantastic panel beating and superior service from Ezy Panelbeaters.
At Ezy Panelbeaters, we contribute to the low cost of repairing your car by providing an online quote system accessed from the website (https://ezypanelbeaters.co.za/get-quote/), giving you an estimated quote from images that you send to our WhatsApp numbers, DMs on Twitter (@EPanelbeaters ) and inboxes on our other social media pages such as Instagram(Ezy panelbeaters (@ezy_panelbeaters) & (@ezy.panelbeaters), LinkedIn(https://www.linkedin.com/in/ezy-panelbeaters-and-spraypainters-84a29b202) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EzyPanelbeaters).
We’re committed to providing you quality service as we understand that having your car in a good condition is a necessity. Moving from point A to point B in your own wheels is a convenience unlike no other. The freedom of riding in your own car and the peace that comes with it cannot be taken for granted.
We strive to give you a great level of satisfaction by ensuring that we save you time and petrol, reducing the need to drive to a workshop to get a quote. With us, you can do everything online with our affordable and competitive rates providing the best panel beating and spray painting deals in the market. Our services include customized bookings and availability of services even on weekends (yes including Sundays);something that you won’t get with other panel beaters out there.
We also give you the option of paying a deposit so that we can start working on your car, while you raise the remaining balance. Once the work is complete, you can settle the remaining balance. Our customer-centered approach takes into account your budget, the current harsh economic climate and the need to constantly provide quality customer service at every turn.
Pay us a visit today (online) and you won’t be disappointed. At EzyPanelbeaters, we don’t just fix cars; we fix the entire process of customer service, with panel beating and spray painting being one of the things that we do expertly well.
It is reported that South Africa experiences about 1 million road accidents every year. A lot of these accidents are as a result human errors.
When cars are involved in accidents and not written off, they need to be fixed and that is where panel beating comes in.
What is Panel Beating?
It is essentially the professional skill and craft of repairing a car’s body using various techniques such as metal work, welding, planishing and putty filling. Depending on the amount of work, a panel beater might have to repair or replace the damaged parts of the vehicle altogether.
Are Panel Beaters necessary?
Very necessary. They do some very specialized and highly skilled work that you and I cannot do, no matter how good we may think we are with cars. Panel beaters spend years learning this craft and then they do practicals to put into practice all the theory learnt in the classroom.
When should you call a Panel Beater?
If you’re involved in a car accident and your vehicle is not damaged beyond repair, meaning it’s not written off. In that instance, calling a panel beater would be the wisest thing to do.
It is important to check first for efficient and reliable panel beaters in your area before making a final decision. This is someone you’ll be entrusting with fixing your car, so you better make an informed decision.
Powder coating is a finishing process that makes use of thermoplastic and/or thermoset material for the objective of applying coating to the surface area of either glass, metal parts, plastics and medium density finderboard.
The cleaning and preparation of parts is normally done with fine powder that covers the surface of the parts that are worked on, and then the final touch is placing the parts in an oven for heating. This last step enables the powder to simmer deep into the part and form perfect coating.
The craft of power coating is used in various industries like the consumer product industry, construction and the appliances industry. Institutions like schools also utilise this service in a sense that school desk manufacturing relies heavily on powder coating for durability.
Even at an individual level, one can powder coat rusted furniture, frames, car rims, gates etc.
As you can imagine, it can be a bit of a technical process and it requires a certain level of expertise to get right. In this short article, we will go through the step-by-step journey in getting power coating right.
The first step that begins the entire process is pretreatment. Before coating is applied to a part, cleaning must be done vigorously. A typical procedure of cleaning usually includes aqueous cleaning, vapour decreasing and/or ultrasonic cleaning. In an instance whereby a part will require organic coating, great emphasis is placed on surface pretreatment.
Proper cleaning of the metal part is crucial in ensuring that it is well prepared for dry-off. Great consideration is also taken to avoid contamination, specifically soil particles and other forms of dust that may land on the surface area.
In terms of application, it is important to remember that powder coating subscribes to two methods. These methods determine the kind of coating that needs to be done on a specific part for the paint’s durability, and in arriving at the decision of what needs to be applied, factors such as application environment, sizing, substrate materials and cost are considered.
Electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) and Fluidized bed application are two components of powder coating, and they work, ideally, for multi step surface finishing for metal and non-metal substrates.
In application, technicians employ either one of these (depending on the part they’re working on) and make use of a spray gun and spray booth.
The curing phase in the powder coating process is characterized by the method of application. Remember, we have Electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) and Fluidized bed application. Out of these two, you get curing ESD coated parts and curing fluidized bed coated parts.
3.1. Curing ESD parts – for all those parts that undergo ESD powder coating, a suitable method of curing is the oven, with the temperature averaging between 162 and 232 degrees celsius. Special attention is paid to the shape, size and thickness of the metal part in regards to the temperature that is applied in the curing. The time spent in the oven varies for each part in relation to its size. These can range anywhere from 10 minutes all the way to an hour and beyond.
3.2. Curing fluidized bed coated parts – fluidized bed powder coating is the phase of taking a part and dipping it in a pot of fluidized powder. The part can either be dipped like this or it can also be fluidized electrically by moving it over a cloud of powder with the pot of fluidized powder resting on the base.
For both techniques, preheating plays a vital role. It’s the catalyst that ensures the thorough blending of coating into the preheated part, with particles melting seamlessly into the object.
Whether you’re a professional, semi-experienced or entry-level operator, quality powder coating remains a craft that requires continuous practice and dedication in order to get right. The beauty and reward of the job lies in seeing a final product. The amount of time spent on it is an amazing demonstration of what happens when science meets art.
In the hustle and bustle of modern city life, everything happens quickly. We find ourselves stuck in traffic jams on our way to work and back, and in the midst of some of that busyness (hooters, taxis playing loud music, bumper-to-bumper traffic etc.) your car may get hit behind by someone who didn’t observe a safe following distance. These things happen.
Car collisions, no matter how minor, can be very stressful. Even if you have insurance, the inconvenience of being immobile for a couple of days and the anxiety that comes with searching for a reliable panel beater who’ll bring your car back to good condition is real. Fortunately, at Ezy Panel Beaters, we have a team of experts who specialise in auto body repair.
From the smallest dents to the biggest damage, we will be able to fix your car efficiently and put a smile back in your face.
As soon as a car with rear end damage arrives at our workshop, the first thing we do is to write an estimate which will give us a clear indication of the damage (both seen and unseen) as well as which parts will need to be replaced or repaired. After that the estimate is given to the insurance company or the customer for a stamp of approval. Essentially, this is authorization for the car to be repaired in line with the stipulated costs.
The next step in the process is to get all the needed parts for the job. Depending on the vehicle, we often get either major damage which usually includes the replacement of parts and we also get minor damage.
Typically, the repair process involved in fixing a motor vehicle starts off with a structural repair, followed by body repair and painting. The last part is to reassemble and put the final touch (detailing). Let’s quickly go through each and everyone of these in more detail.
Structural repair is the intricate aspect of repairing a car and it comprises welding, cutting and chassis straightening. It’s crucial that chassis straightening be done correctly as a first priority since it holds the structural integrity of the whole vehicle. Great care and caution is taken when measurements are done in order to replicate the manufacturer’s design and framework, and get the car back to its pre-accident shape.
Visual appeal is of the essence. It is the same reason you decided to settle for the colour red or blue when you bought your car. Repairing the body of the vehicle is a process that entails the replacement of parts such as window glass, frames and windshields.
Refinishing and painting
Refinishing is all about working on the surface of the body so as to make it ready for spray painting. Normally, spray guns are the tools that the technicians utilize in applying primer, base coat and clear-coat to the vehicle.
There are a lot of factors that are taken into consideration during the refinishing process, key among them being corrosion. It’s a vital aspect of refinishing to protect the vehicle from developing rust in the fixed spot or areas. It’s a highly technical job and it requires the expertise of a well-trained technician to get it right.
When refinishing is done, the painting begins. Here, we strictly adhere to the car manufacturer’s instructions in relation to the dry time for the paint (it normally varies from car to car). We go through at least three coats in order to cover the surface.
The second last step in the project of fixing a rear end damaged vehicle is reassembly. This is the state of putting all the pieces together like a puzzle. For reassembly to happen in a proper way, the very basics must be observed. The process of reassembly works almost backwards – we begin with the end in mind.
When a car first comes into the workshop, the technicians strategically dismantle the pieces that are to be worked on, and they also make space for other activities in the repair process. Here, they note of every part and its shape, role and task in the proper function of the vehicle. This carefully-observed data comes in handy in the reassembly process at the end.
At this point, the job is almost done. We are applying the final touch and making sure that your car looks as new as it first did on the day you drove it out of the dealership. Detailing is a term that explains the procedure of wrapping up the project by polishing the exterior and interior. It’s cleaning of the surface and ensuring that your car is well protected from UV rays and other natural elements. The paint is accentuated by some smooth detailing.
Ultimately we strive to give you peace of mind, knowing that the auto body repair process on your car will be a seamless experience. The results speak for themselves. We aim to restore and reinforce a happy driving experience for all of our customers. Should you find yourself having to deal with rear end damage on your vehicle, we will be more than happy to assist you with the repair process