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Signs of Mechanical Problems That Many Car Owners Overlook

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Uncategorized |

As a car owner, it’s good if you understand signs of needed repair work for your car, as getting work done quickly can often mean avoiding larger repair bills in the future. Ignoring certain repairs can mean more damage to your car and in some cases, being unsafe when on the road. You don’t need to be an actual mechanic to be familiar with how your car operates and common problems you’ll soon face, so note the following. 1. Squealing brakes It’s not unusual for brakes to squeal slightly when they’re wet, which is...

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Using Gauges to Troubleshoot Auto Air Conditioning Systems

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Some of the common problems associated with your vehicle’s air conditioning system can be easily diagnosed and repaired. You can even do the diagnosis yourself and save on the service charge you would incur by taking it to a shop. All you need to have is some basic tools and the right information on how to go about troubleshooting. What You Need A manifold gauge is the basic toolset that you need for the work. This comprises of two tubes that are to be connected to your vehicle’s service ports when you are carrying out the...

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How to Tell When Your Car Needs to Be Serviced

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If your car suddenly screeches to a stop and starts billowing smoke from under the hood, then of course it needs to be serviced right away. However, not all signs of trouble from your car are that obvious, and in some cases it may need to be serviced without you even realizing that something has gone wrong. While signs of certain mechanical problems aren’t always obvious, if you know what to look for when it comes to common repairs, you can get those done as quickly as possible: 1. A very pungent, sweet smell A pungently sweet smell...

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Safety Tips: Using an Aluminium Trailer Ramp

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Uncategorized |

There are different types of trailer ramps available for purchase including wood, metal and integral products. The ideal choice for you will depend on your loading requirements, the environment as well as your personal preference. Aluminium ramps are commonly used in residential, agricultural and industrial environments. Their popularity can be attributed to their resistance to rust and corrosion, durability and the ease of handling due to their lightweight nature. In general, this type of product is effective for all types of loading and...

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How To Correctly Change A Flat Vehicle Tire

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you own a vehicle, the chances are that at some point during your driving life you will be required to change a flat tire on your own. Although many people seem to fear changing a vehicle tire, it is straightforward and fairly easy to do. This article may be of use to those people who have never changed a flat vehicle tire before, as it examines the process involved. Stop In A Safe Place When you become aware that one of the tires is flat, immediately look for a flat piece of land—one that sits off the main part of the road. Lay-bys are...

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Understanding 5 Panel Beating Techniques

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many people find that the cost of repairing a dent to their vehicle is too high, and will continue to use the vehicle with the dent. As well as looking unsightly, this can, in fact, lead to other mechanical problems. Areas that have been dented can weaken areas next to, and around, the damage; this can eventually compromise the safety of the overall vehicle. While it can be inexpensive to buy kits for panel beating, a more important issue is understanding what process takes place in order to correctly repair the damage. If you have no prior...

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How To Avoid Truck Accidents During Interstate Transport

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many people normally drive behind the interstate truck that they have rented to move them to their new home. You should keep the following advice in mind as you drive behind that truck so that you avoid getting involved in an accident. Maintain the Recommended Following Distance Trucks need a longer braking time when compared to your personal car. This is because they are heavier, so their brakes take longer to bring the truck to a complete halt. Additionally, trucks can obscure your view of the road ahead due to their massive size. It is for...

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Choosing a used caravan

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Everybody would love getting something brand new. But sometimes, budget constraints come in the way, particularly when you want to make a purchase as major as a caravan. You may also be starting out in this caravan field, so you may want to try out some affordable used vehicles before sticking to your final option. But there are rules even in buying used caravans. You want to get the most out of your money and here are some tips to do exactly that. How you use it Your choice should take into consideration the kind of holiday you want. If you...

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4 Smart Tips When Taking Your Car in for Repairs

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A car can breakdown at any time, and the damage can be minor or severe. You need to know how you can deal with such occurrences, and the steps here will guide you through the process of getting your car back in good shape. So when you find yourself in a situation where your car will need a repair, here are some tips to have in mind. Find out where the problem is Going to a mechanic every time your car experiences a little trouble is not a good move. You need to try and understand what has gone wrong because some of the repairs are fairly...

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3 Ways To Increase Your Safety When Driving In Wet Conditions

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

While most Australians are welcoming the summer rains, increased wet weather also increases the risk of having a car accident. In 2005, 20% of road fatalities in NSW were caused by wet weather. Fortunately, there are ways to minimise the risk of an accident when you’re driving in wet conditions. 1. Make sure your tyres are in good condition Wet roads mean slippery roads, and this increases the risk of aquaplaning or losing control of your vehicle. Having bald tyres, or even tyres that still have minimal tread, means that the...

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Surprising Benefits Of Buying Second-Hand Auto Parts

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Most car owners buy second-hand auto parts to save money; used parts can be quite a bit cheaper than new parts, so if you’re on a tight budget but need repairs done, used parts may be your best choice. While this may be the most popular reason for choosing used parts, there are some other surprising benefits of always buying second-hand parts. Consider a few of those here: 1. You keep these parts out of landfills When you buy second-hand auto parts, you are creating a need for those parts that in turn keeps them out of landfills. If no...

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