Investing In Quality Auto Repair Services – Is It Worth It?

Auto Repair Services- Why You Should Invest In Quality Auto Repair Services?

Investing in quality auto repair services can help you enjoy a safe and smooth drive. While you can always take a DIY approach for the general car maintenance services such as an oil change, tune-ups or diagnostics but always hire a professional for the complex car problems. If you want to get a better value of your car in future then you should know how to take care of your car.

Choosing A Quality Repair Shop

Always get referrals/recommendations from your friends, relatives, coworkers and other people you trust. Co-workers can help you find a good repair shop in your locality. It is always a good idea to find a good repair shop before you need one. This way you won’t have to pick someone randomly.

Thanks To The Internet!

Look online to learn about the top repair shops operating in your locality. Compare the different quotes to choose the best deal. Ask them to show the license and also check whether it’s an updated license or not.

Consult local consumer protection agency to see if there is any complaint against the repair shop from the old or existing customers. Above all, you should make sure that they can fix the problem easily.


Have a look at some of the following tips to consider before you start your search for the best repair shop:-

Tip 1

Read The Car Manual

You should always take time to read the manual and understand the specific instructions mentioned in the schedule. A manual has all the necessary information. So you should go through all the instructions carefully before choosing any repair station.

Tip 2

No Quick Decisions

Remember, it’s always a good idea to shop around for the best deal before you meet a breakdown. It will help you to make the right choice because you are not choosing someone randomly. Never ever choose a repair shop/repair mechanic without checking the testimonials. A little bit of research can help you choose the right service provider for your car.

Tip 3

Word Of Mouth

It is always a good idea to get referrals/recommendations from your friends and family. Word of mouth is still considered as one of the best ways to find a reliable professional.


Put a little bit of effort to find quality auto repair services. It will give you many benefits in the long run.

Happy Driving!

Source by Robert Unatnas

ASVAB Study Tips: Save Time by Listening to Audio Material

If you are planning a career with the United States Armed Services, then you will be required to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB. In this article, I will show you how you can save time as you are studying by listening to audio material rather than just studying out of a book.

If you are preparing for the military, that means you probably have a lot of things going on in your life. This could be anything from school to job, family and other responsibilities. You may find yourself not having enough time in your regular schedule to study for your exam. However, since the ASVAB score is very important as it determines your eligibility both for your branch and job of choice, it is in your best interest to score as high as you can.

So how do you study without a lot of time? The trick for increasing your study time is audio material. You can listen to audio while you are doing other things. This means that if perhaps you have an MP3 player or have the ability to play music on your smart phone, you can load up an ASVAB study guide or other ASVAB study material which I will discuss shortly and simply listen to it as you go about your daily life.

As you are working out on the gym preparing to meet your military physical fitness requirements, when you are running that mile and a half or three miles, whatever it is, you have the time to listen to a full training session. As you are doing your push-ups, as you are doing your sit-ups, you can again listen to ASVAB study material.

While you are commuting to and from work, while you are doing your chores or cleaning your apartment, these are all times that you can simply plug in a set of headphones and learn without really taking the time to learn.

So how do you get the ASVAB audio material? There are two options. One is to find some training material out there that is provided in MP3 or CD format and simply listen to that. However if that is not available, simply sit down one day with your ASVAB book and read the information that you need to know into your phone or into your MP3 recorder.

While this may be time-consuming, you only have to do this once and then as you listen to the material again and again, you are not taking the time to study and so you are essentially studying the same material three, five, maybe even ten times. But all it took was the one time to sit down and actually record the information.

Source by Leah M Fisch

What is a Front Lip and Why Would You Want One?

What is the reason for all of the interest in this part of an automobile?

There are two key reasons. One is practical and the other one is cosmetic.

From a practical standpoint a vehicle moving through air sometimes acts like an airplane. That is, the air flow under a car or truck travels a slightly shorter distance than the air flow over the top of the vehicle. This difference causes a pressure differential, with the low pressure at the top of the vehicle.

This means that there is greater pressure trying to lift the car up, than keep the car on the road. The weight of the car is enough in most circumstances to overcome this tendency to lift up. However, move the car fast enough and thereby increase the air flow and interesting things can happen. Just like an airplane taking off, enough speed equals enough lift and you are air borne.

What is good for an airplane is disaster for a car. If you ever watch pictures of car races, you might see a picture of a fast moving race car suddenly lift up in its front end and sometimes completely flip upside down.

The front spoiler or lip or air dam, is designed to stop this dangerous air flow, on a race car or an exotic car which is capable of very high speeds.

The second reason these devices are added to cars is for styling. People like to feel they are driving a fast car. They want the appearance even if they will never push the car to speeds that require an aerodynamic device like this. If you look at most new cars, you will see some type of extension below the front bumper. It’s there for the design and not to hold the front end of the car down.

Since not all cars come with this look, there is now a large aftermarket which designs and builds lips, spoilers or air dams for people who want to dress up their pride and joy.

Is it all positive? No. There are a couple of things to keep in mind. First, this is additional weight on the front end of the car. It should not make a difference, but if you add a very heavy weight to the front end you can change the handling characteristics of a car. Second, you have now lowered the distance from the front end to the pavement. On a level road, there should be no problem. However, hit a dip, or a tall parking block, or even a steep driveway and you may find your front end is dragging on the ground.

The last caution is installation. Most aftermarket products like this require a certain amount of expertise to fit it correctly. If you do not have this experience, find a professional for the installation.

Source by Dennis Dater

How to Find Toyota Car Seat Upholstery

If you own a Toyota vehicle you will at some time

experience the dreaded rip or tear in your seat upholstery.

This is even more of a fear if you buy your car used or

have had it for many years. However, there is no need to

worry because there are many locations where you can find

Toyota car seat upholstery to either repair or recover your

seats. The following options are great sugggesions for

finding the right option for your seat repair needs.


Wrecked cars are frequently destroyed on the outside or for

insurance purposes, but many times the upholstery on the

inside is in good condition. If you are looking for Toyota

car seat upholstery all you need to do is head to the

junkyard and look for Toyota vehicles that have the same

color interior as your vehicle. Then you offer to buy

whatever piece of the car’s interior you need. Once you

have your Toyota car seat upholstery you can remove it from

the salvaged seat and repair your seat or else you can

switch the seat out. Whatever is easiest should be done.


There are also a range of professionals that can install

Toyota car seat upholstery. For example, the Toyota

dealership is one option, although probably the most

expensive. Then, there are other car shops that focus on

repairing Toyota car seat upholstery as well. Before making

this decision you should consider the amount of damage you

have as well as what your budget is.

Repair Kits

The other option you have for Toyota car seat upholstery is

at home repair kits. There are all kinds of upholstery

repair kits available online and in automotive stores.

These kits are best used for small nicks and holes in your

upholstery as they are not perfect, although some products

claim to be. You will need to evaluate your personal

situation before deciding to use a repair kit.

Source by Charles Truett

How To Change The Engine Oil And Filter On A Peugeot 205 Diesel Part One

The Peugeot 205 is a great little car. The original ‘hot-hatch’ – they were immensely popular from the moment they were introduced back in 1983, due to their styling, performance, and nimble handling. The reliability of the diesel versions is the stuff of legend, and there are still plenty of well-maintained examples on the road today.

The cost of running a car has increased enormously over the last decade, and even owners of an economical car like the diesel 205 need to cut unnecessary spending wherever possible. One simple way to achieve this is to do your own oil changes.

The 205 diesel engine has a reputation for being virtually unbreakable, but only if the engine oil and filter are replaced every 6000 miles. This is an easy job to do and will only take around half an hour. Oils and filters can be bought cheaply at any motor factor or car-parts shop. I recommend that you use semi-synthetic oil, as it is more durable than ordinary mineral oil and only a little more expensive.

Before you start, be sure to assemble all the things you will need. These are:

1) 5 litres of semi-synthetic oil for diesel engines

2) New oil filter (FRAM part No. PH5566A)

3) New 16mm copper washer for the sump plug

4) Old washing-up bowl

5) Latex gloves

6) Newspaper

7) Kitchen paper

8) Tool for sump plug (17mm socket, or 8mm square for turbo engine)

9) Oil filter removal strap

I also like to flatten out a cardboard box to kneel on.

First, the car should be parked on a flat and level surface ideally in a garage, but if not pick a day when the wind isn’t blowing. Start the engine and allow it to reach near normal operating temperature then switch it off. This is because the old oil will drain out more quickly when it is warm. Next, put on your gloves, open the bonnet, and release the oil filler cap on top of the engine. It is orange, has two spring-clips holding it on, and the dip-stick goes down through the middle of it. The filler cap is located at the highest part of the engine. Now spread out the newspaper under the car to catch any drips and place the washing-up bowl under the sump plug. This is located at the lowest part of the engine. If you are fortunate enough to own the turbo version, use the 8mm square tool held in a socket to turn the sump plug anti-clockwise, otherwise, you need a 17mm ring spanner or socket. BE VERY CAREFUL HERE. The oil may be hot enough to burn you and will gush out very quickly when you remove the plug. The oil will stop dripping in a few minutes.

Meanwhile, carefully move the washing-up bowl towards you a little, so that it is now underneath the oil filter as well. On the non-turbo engine there is good access to the filter, and you can easily wind the strap around it and unscrew it, again turning anti-clockwise. Be aware that hot oil will spill out from the filter when it is removed, and it should to be kept upright until you can drain it into the washing-up bowl. This is not the case with the turbo engine though. Access to the oil filter is very limited, and I find I cannot remove it by normal means. The way that I remove the filter sounds drastic, but it works. What I do, leaning in to the engine bay, is to gently tap two long thin screwdrivers right through the top of the filter and down to the bottom, placed diametrically opposite each other, and as close to the sides of the can of the filter as possible. Then I lay a short metal bar on top of the filter and swing it round anti-clockwise until it contacts both of the screwdriver blades. By keeping the screwdriver handles vertical with one hand I have enough purchase to turn the filter with the other and loosen it. Once loosened, it spins off the rest of the way using my fingers. If you examine the filter once it is off, you will see that this method cannot cause any damage to the engine.

You are now halfway through…

Now it is time to put it all back together. Begin by cleaning the sump plug and then fit the new copper washer on to it. Now wipe around the plug hole with the kitchen paper, before screwing the plug back in (clockwise) until hand-tight. Use the tool to tighten it a further 3/4 of one turn and you are done. Do not tighten any more than this, as you may distort the metal and cause an oil leak. Next, wipe off any old oil from around the filter housing, being careful not to introduce dirt into the recess. Take the new filter out of its box and look at the underside. You will see a thick black rubber sealing ring. This must be lubricated with a little fresh engine oil before fitting. The easy way to do this is to dip a gloved fingertip into the new oil and then ‘paint’ round the rubber ring until it looks obviously oily. Now spin the new filter on (clockwise) being careful not to cross-thread it at the start. Keep turning the filter lightly by hand until you feel resistance, then turn it a further 1/2 of one turn. There is no need to tighten any further, and doing so would only make it very difficult to remove at the next service interval.

At this point you are ready to put the new oil into the engine. The engine requires 4.5 litres of oil in total, so you will find it useful to put 4 litres in straight away. It can be difficult to pour a full bottle of oil without spilling any, so go slowly, giving the oil time to drain away down the filler aperture, otherwise it may bubble up and splash over the side. If you are using a funnel you must be very careful about this, as you could easily lose a whole funnel-full because of this effect. After you have the first 4 litres in, it is time to start the engine and distribute the new oil around inside it. There will be a slight delay in building oil pressure until the new filter has been filled up, so the oil warning light may stay on for a few seconds at first. Run the engine for a minute, then switch it off and leave it for at least 5 minutes. This gives time for the oil to settle back down to the sump, and you can then get a proper reading on the dip-stick. Withdraw the dip-stick from the oil filler cap and carefully wipe it clean on kitchen paper. Now push the dip-stick all the way back into its slot and take it out again. This time, you will be able to see how far the new oil has come up between the two notches. The dip-stick looks a bit like a thin flat steel ribbon – be sure to look at both sides to get the true reading. A reading anywhere between the upper and lower level marks means that the engine has sufficient oil to run without damage, but you should always try to keep the engine oil at or just below the upper mark. This is for two reasons: a greater quantity of oil means there is more fresh oil in the engine, but also, oil serves to cool the parts of the engine that water cannot get to. So oil actually plays two vital roles in the engine: lubrication and cooling.

Getting the oil to the correct level on the dip-stick can be a bit tricky, and you must be careful not to over-fill with oil – at best, the engine will blow the excess oil out through its breather pipes and into the air filter; at worst it can cause oil seals to pop and subsequently leak. Just keep adding a little more oil then let it settle for a minute before wiping off the stick and checking again. It helps to know that the see-through window on the side of the oil bottle is marked in 1/4 litre sections, so you know how much has already gone in to the engine. Don’t just pour 4.5 litres straight in there though, because there is always a little of the old oil still left behind in the engine.

Now it’s time to tidy up. Wipe off any oil that has spilled over the engine with kitchen paper and place it in a plastic bag with the old filter. I then tip the used oil into old plastic milk bottles ready to take to the recycling centre. Likewise with the newspaper and cardboard I have used. On no account must oil or anything contaminated with oil be dumped as household waste, or tipped down any drain. It must be disposed of properly.

That’s it now. Clean your tools, wash your hands, and go for a drive. Notice how the engine sounds smoother and pulls just that little bit more eagerly – you might almost think it’s saying thank you! And you just saved yourself a load of money, and put in the best oil! Enjoy…

Source by Don Brooks

Which Kind Of Car Would You Choose – A Sedan, A 4×4 Or A Hatch-Back?

In their dreams, lots of folks own a fancy sports car like a Porsche but in reality they possess a vehicle that was a lot cheaper to buy. Not only are sports cars far more expensive than the average car on the street these days, they are also less practical for a number of reasons than a sedan, 4×4 or hatch-back. Thus it is debatable whether we would actually see more sports cars around even if they were a lot cheaper to buy.

Many folks choose four-wheel-drive vehicles because of their versatility. This type of vehicle, which is typically called a ‘4×4’ because of the ability of the engine to deliver torque to all four wheels of the vehicle simultaneously, can be driven off-road as well as on which makes it an attractive car for intrepid folk who like to tackle adventure trails in their spare time. These vehicles are also great to have if you like to travel to remote places on vacation and camp there because of the spacious loading bay at the back that can hold camping equipment and provisions.

Then there is the sensation of being king-of-the-road when you drive a 4×4 because the cab sits on top of a high suspension. Sitting so high up is also an advantage for the driver from a road visibility point of view. Current models of four-wheel-drive, particularly the double cab versions, are also a lot more spacious and comfortable inside than their predecessors which were basically utility vehicles designed to assist with agricultural tasks. That being said, they make great family and light commercial vehicles because they are still tough and durable.

The problem with four-wheel-drive vehicles is that they tend to be difficult to manoeuvre in tight spaces and have a reputation for being gas guzzlers even though many of them now run on diesel which is typically cheaper than petroleum. This is where the hatch-backed car comes in. So named because they possess a fifth access door at the rear that resembles an entry hatch, hatch-backs tend to be a lot more compact than the 4×4. They come in a range of engine capacities from the little 1,0 litre cars that are perfect for nipping to the local supermarket to the 6-cylinder performance ‘hot’ hatch-backs that are so-called because of their powerful engines and sporty appearance.

Let us not forget about the sedan, however, as this style of vehicle has its own merits. Sedans have a lower ground clearance which makes them easier to get into and out of, especially for older folk with restricted mobility. The correspondingly low centre of gravity also makes the sedan more stable on the road and easier to drive. The sedan also tends to have a reputation for being a luxury car due to the great numbers of high-end models to be found in this category.

Many people choose to drive a sedan simply because they like the way it looks and handles and enjoy the sensation of driving in style and luxury whilst others prefer the convenience of a hatch-back. Ultimately, the car a person chooses to drive depends as much on their personality and motoring style as it does on practical concerns.

Source by Gert Demsky

How Taekwondo Can Help Football and Ice Hockey Players

Team sports are extremely popular worldwide because of their dynamic game play. But few other team sports are as popular as football and ice hockey. To clarify a common source of confusion by ‘football’ I mean soccer, and I am using the world football simply because the entire world excepting the USA refers to soccer as football. Some have called football the king sport because of the fact that it is simple to understand, it’s great fun and people know about it anywhere you go.

Ice hockey also has great popularity in many nations and it would probably be popular worldwide if it was easier to find ice in the hotter regions of the planet. All jokes aside, ice hockey is a serious team sport loved both by players and fans for its exciting style, elaborated tactics and the great skills needed to be a good hockey player.

As a Taekwondo instructor I have worked a lot with football and ice hockey players. The reason why such professional players would choose also to train in martial arts and especially taekwondo is that it helps their performance in their own sport. Taekwondo (TKD) is a famous type of martial arts mostly dominated by fast and explosive kicking techniques. For this reason, taekwondo training will help footwork, quickness and balance all very important both for football and ice hockey players.

The most important thing that a player can get with TKD training is flexibility and that helps prevent injuries especially knee and foot injuries. Feet and knees are essential for football and hockey alike. Both sports demand agility and often strain the athletes causing terrible injuries. Unfortunately it is common for football players and hockey players to suffer accidents during the game which sometimes prevent them from playing long periods losing time, training and money.

Not all the taekwondo styles are equal; my personal opinion is that a school that focuses on the Olympic style of sparring is the best choice for football players because training is focused on using legs, hips and the whole mid section.

If you are thinking of complementing your football or ice hockey training with taekwondo martial arts training the best thing is to find a good taekwondo school and talk with an instructor.

Because different players have different needs you should ask the instructor two basic questions:

1 How will taekwondo training help me?

2 What kind of taekwondo training do you provide?

For any questions or comments about finding good taekwondo schools don’t hesitate to contact me.


Markku Parviainen

Chief instructor MP-TKD academy

Source by Markku Parviainen

Don’t Buy a Car From a Tote The Note Dealership

I have been all around the car business for years and I hate to see people make mistakes that hurt them in the end. Simply buying a car from a tote the note dealership is a terrible waist of money, it is always overpriced and does nothing but damage your credit report. The reality is that there are ways to get a car with the same qualifications that a tote the note lot wants you to have. The difference is it will be reported to all the major credit bureaus and usually has a warrantee to give you a piece of mind.

This is how a tote the note lot works, they shop used car auctions and buy cars that major dealers don’t want, usually for under $3000. Most of the time they don’t even dive them if the seller (another used dealer) says that it is good. Then they put it on their lot for $5999, yes that much profit. The reason is simple your down payment is usually about half or all of what they have spent on the car. Then your payments for the next 4-5 years are mostly, or all profit for them, but does nothing for you. In the next four or five years if you have a car problem you are just stuck in a bind. If you call the lot they say it is not their problem, or they say they will have their shady-tree mechanic fix it. Then extend your note so they can make some more money from you. If you can’t afford to fix it you still have to pay or they will repo it, and most times report it onto your credit report. That’s the problem they only report if you default on your credit report. They don’t report all the payments on time you made. They don’t want your credit to get any better so that you and others have to come back and buy cars from them. Then they take that same car and sell it to somebody else, and guess what, this time it is all profit. There is a better way.

There are some major dealerships (Dodge Chevy Ford) that have special finance programs that work especially with people with poor credit, or even no credit and even without a cosigner. The way this works is a car is traded in, and the dealership has their service station inspect it. They load the info like miles, condition, make and model into a program and the special finance lender determines the price. That way you can’t get overcharged. The reason is that the lender does not want to repo the car and have to resale it. That’s why they will usually give you a 2-3 year payment around 250 mo so that you can pay it off quick. Usually they like to cover it with a warrantee for special finance customers. Just incase your car breaks down you will be able to have it fixed and continue your payments.

Here is the best part, a special finance company will report to the bureaus every month of your on time payments, that will start to raise your credit score. All you need is six months to a year of on time payments on your report, and then a regular lender will give you a shot. A major dealership wants your credit to get better so you can comeback and buy again.

“But I went to a major dealership and they embarrassed me about my credit.” you say, not all major dealerships deal with special finance. There is an even easier way; you can apply for your financing online, with special finance lenders. Then you never have to worry about the public rejection of the dealership, and they never see your credit. Most companies will approve you instantly or in 24 hours. You can print your approval out and go and shop like everybody else.

If you need some special finance lenders I have a few listed on my free do it yourself credit repair site []

Source by Jeered Ward

Windshield Wiper Blades – A Look at Popular Brands Such As AutoCraft, Bosch, Kleenview, and More

When it comes to windshield wipers, some people like to replace the entire blade every now and then in order to maintain optimum performance. No matter what kind of vehicle you drive, durable windshield wiper blades are a must. If they are cheap, they won’t knock away snow, rain, or ice efficiently. This could put you and your passengers at risk.

Many people find that replacing the entire blades rather than refilling the wiper makes things easier. This is because the refill might not match the current blades. It could just be a waste of money if you don’t know exactly what to order.

AutoCraft and Bosch are two of the biggest names in windshield wiper replacements. Their blades are top-sellers. They offer both winter and beam windshield wipers in every size imaginable. The 22-inch winter blade is designed with a tough rubber boot, which locks out ice and snow. Its metal construction gives it durability and strength – even in the coldest wintry conditions. In addition to the 22-inch model, there are also 17-inch, 19-inch, 20-inch, and 24-inch models.

The Bosch OE blade features a brackletless design that provides an efficient wipe. You can expect results that enhance your visibility and safety. It’s a good replacement for most OE wiper blades. The all-steel frame allows for it to remove even the smallest droplets for a perfectly clear view.

Other popular blades that you might want to consider include the Rain X Weatherbeater and Kleenview. The Rain X Weatherbeater blades are available in many different sizes, with the 22-inch being the top seller.

The reason why these blades stand out is due to their lasting durability. They are made out of an innovative steel frame that prevents corrosion. The design allows for embedded friction reduction to ensure a smooth and streak-free wipe. The rubber (natural squeegee) resists tearing and cracking caused by wiper fluid and salt. Overall, the blades meet all OEMs’ standards.

The blades from the Kleenview brand are engineered for superior wrap on curved windshields. The steel frame with which they are made has an aerodynamic design. It provides a good amount of durability. The installation process is easy thanks to the pre-attached universal adapter. The great thing about these blades is that they are compatible with most vehicles, including small cars, large cars, and trucks.

These are among the best windshield wiper blades money can buy. Do a bit of research on each brand and order the one that will best suit your windshield needs.

Source by George Botwin

How to Install a Manual Boost Controller Without Blowing Up Your Engine

Prior to installing any manual boost controller, it is important to have already added a high flowing exhaust and an aftermarket air intake/ air filter. This will ensure the car is able to breath, and will allow the turbo to spool easier.

It is imperative to have installed an aftermarket boost gauge. Most stock boost gauges are not accurate, even at stock boost levels, and lose further accuracy once stock boost is increased. Without an aftermarket boost gauge you risk damage to the engine from overboosting.

How It Works:

The wastegate actuator determines your stock boost levels. The boost controller interrupts the pressure line that runs into the wastegate actuator, allowing you to increase boost over stock levels.

Step 1:

Find your wastegate actuator which is usually attached to the turbo, unless you are using an external wastegate. The wastegate actuator will have a vacuum line port that runs to a boost source. The boost source is usually either the turbo’s compressor housing, the intercooler pipes, or the intake manifold. This vacuum line is where the manual boost controller will be installed. If there is a T fitting in the vacuum line between the boost source and the wastegate actuator, it will have a separate vacuum line that runs to the boost control solenoid. If you have the T fitting, remove the line that runs to the solenoid, but leave the solenoid plugged in.

The barb on the boost controller that connects to the wastegate actuator will have a small hole drilled into it. It is important to leave this hole open, and never switch the wastegate barb and the boost barb.

Boost controllers typically come with approximately 3 feet of vacuum line that you can cut into 2 pieces of desired lengths. The first piece will connect from the boost barb on the controller to your boost source. The second piece will connect from the wastegate barb on the controller to the wastegate vacuum port. Tip: if you have difficulty sliding the vacuum lines onto the barbs, use a little bit of oil to lube the barbs. Block off any open boost sources with vacuum caps and use cable ties to secure all vacuum line connections. We recommend using Premium Fuel with all turbo cars, especially once you have increased your stock boost.

Step 2:

Now that the boost controller is installed, it’s time to test the car. We recommend leaving the adjustment knob exactly where it was when you received and installed your MBC when you begin testing. Turning the adjustment knob clockwise increases boost, turning the adjustment knob counterclockwise decreases boost. This step is very important to keep an eye on your boost gauge to make sure you do not overboost and cause any damage to your motor.

Drive your car in an isolated area where you will be able to stop and go several times without interfering with traffic. Slowly press the gas and watch your boost gauge climb. If the boost gauge does not hit your target, increase the boost. If the boost begins to exceed your target, decrease the boost. Repeat the steps as necessary. It typically takes between 5 to 10 adjustments to get the boost exactly on your target. We recommend starting by adjusting the boost knob in 1/2 turn increments, and as you get close to your target you may need to make smaller adjustments. Never adjust more than 1/2 a turn at a time.

Each car has a maximum safe boost level, depending on upgrades to the vehicle and the characteristics of the fuel system, specifically how much fuel your pump and injectors can provide. It is important to research and know what the maximum boost level your specific car can safely run.

This guide serves as a basic starting point for manual boost controller installation. If you have an external wastegate or twin turbo vehicle, the installation technique may vary slightly.

Source by Matt Adler