How To Service A Reconditioned Four Wheel Drive Vehicle

Automotive Blog

Many people choose to purchase a four wheel drive vehicle secondhand or reconditioned, as their budget will not stretch to a new vehicle from a dealer. If you bought such a vehicle privately, the person that sold you the vehicle may appear to be honest, but there is no real way for you to, for example, know if cheap oil has been used instead of quality oil. The best way to ensure that you get the proper performance out of the vehicle is to carry out a few checks and changes yourself.

21 August 2015

Important Safety Considerations for Vehicle Tyres

Automotive Blog

The tyres are essential modules in the vehicle because they provide the direct link between the heavy automotive structure and the road. In addition, the tyres are responsible for responding precisely to driving inputs like braking, acceleration and steering. Therefore, it is important to choose the right products for your car and to maintain their ideal performance. Auto tyres which are poorly kept will result in safety risks due to poor handling, delayed braking and skidding.

3 August 2015

Ease Your Heavy Machinery Haulage Through Tilt Tray Transportation

Automotive Blog

Heavy haulage is a common service in Australia. It's the specialized service that allows you to move excavators, trucks, graders, loaders, rollers, cranes, dump trucks and other heavy machinery from one point to another. If you're seeking the same service, ask your heavy haulage provider about tilt tray haulage services. Tilt trays can go a long way simplifying and lessening the cost of your transportation needs. Read on to see how:

15 July 2015

3 Considerations for Choosing Ideal Bull Bars

Automotive Blog

The installation of bull bars in light trucks and four-wheel drives provides aesthetic and functional advantages. These grill guards protect the front components of the vehicle from damage resulting from low impact collisions with other vehicles, animals like cattle and kangaroos, rocks and brush. This feature is a particularly practical addition if you commonly drive in the outback and rural areas. The bull bars increase the aesthetic value by giving the front vehicle module a tougher look.

24 June 2015

Side Tipper Buying Guide: Factors to Consider

Automotive Blog

If you are thinking about buying a side tipper truck, there are different factors that you must consider to ensure that the investment is worth it. These include the applications, long-term operational costs, the potential profits and the projected future of the business. The side tipper can be a valuable addition to your business operations if you are involved in transporting bulk and loose materials in the construction industry. Most of these trucks are used in hauling sand, aggregates, gravel and dirt.

2 June 2015

2 Different Ways to Patch a Hole in the Exhaust

Automotive Blog

Although you should replace an exhaust system that has a hole in it as soon as you can, it is possible to patch the hole if you have a tight budget or it is Wintertime. It is fairly common for parts of the exhaust system to weaken, and holes to develop. Two popular ways to fix a hole in the exhaust is to use either a foil exhaust patch or muffler repair putty.

7 May 2015

3 Extra Services You Should Enjoy Next Time You Get a Crash Repair Service

Automotive Blog

When you get into an accident, it seems as though your world has turned upside down. Your vehicle is a vital investment that you have grown to rely on almost on a daily basis. It can therefore be depressing having to wait for days or weeks for normality to return as far as your motoring needs are concerned. However, through this difficult situation, some crash repair services will make your experience a little less daunting that it normally would be.

20 April 2015

How To Know When Your Clutch Is On The Way out

Automotive Blog

You may not be too interested in the mechanical workings of your automobile. It gets you from A to B, after all. Yet if you sense that there's something wrong with the transmission, it pays to have at least some understanding of potential causes. This could help you take action sooner, saving money and inconvenience. So, how do you know if your clutch is about to give up the ghost?

27 March 2015

Basic Trailer Ramp Alternatives for Your Specialty Car

Automotive Blog

If your hobby calls for you to transport cars on a regular basis you may be looking for a way to make your life a lot easier when loading or unloading. Most commercial trailers will, of course, come with a stock ramp, but it is typically designed for "middle-of-the-road" applications or a standard vehicle, whatever that may be! However, if you have a specialty car—like a racing car, for example—then this may not be good enough.

13 March 2015

Why Ex-pats Should Go Back To Driving School

Automotive Blog

These days it is easier than ever to gain an Australian driving licence if you have a driving licence from your home country. For example, in NSW, the requirement to take and pass an actual driving test was phased out in 2002, as long as you had been driving in your own country for more than 3 years and your home land was one of the (many) recognised countries. At that time, you still had to pass a multiple-choice knowledge test, but this necessity was removed in 2005.

24 February 2015