The beauty of Australia is in its diversity. This is very well illustrated in the different types of road that you're likely to encounter when you go on a long-distance trip. You may start off on smooth, shiny asphalt, but you don't have to venture too far before "getting onto the loose." Your vehicle needs to be able to adapt in these situations, especially when it comes to its ride, and you need to know what type of shock absorber is best for you if you like taking a trip to the wild side occasionally.
6 December 2016
Unless you've got something exotic or rare in your garage, the value of your car will depreciate with time. While on the road, they suffer wear and tear thus making repairs and maintenance necessary to run smoothly. You shouldn't ignore the warning signs. Staying on top of maintenance increases your car's lifespan. The following tips will not only make the car last longer but also increase the chances of passing the upcoming inspection:
5 December 2016
A car's transmission system is one of its most vital parts, and automatic systems use a pump to push transmission fluid through the valve body and into the gears. If that pump isn't working properly, the transmission isn't going to work properly either, and that can seriously impair the health of your vehicle. Automatic transmissions are both complex and expensive, so repairs and replacements really need to be avoided. You want to be able to know as quickly as possible whether there is something wrong with the pump, so here are four main issues to keep an eye out for.
20 October 2016
When your car's brakes are acting up, you want to repair them as soon as possible; otherwise, you may risk having the brakes fail altogether while on the road. If you put off brake repairs because you assume they'll be too expensive, remember that your safety is at risk when you drive with bad brakes and that putting off repairs can result in more expensive fixes the longer you wait. Note a few things that might be wrong with your car's brakes so you can know what you might expect by way of those eventual repair bills.
28 September 2016
Cars don't need to outright fail when on the road to need an urgent repair; sometimes they can still run and you can still control them even after something has gone wrong under the hood, but this doesn't mean it's a good idea to keep driving the car in these situations. This can make the repair even more complicated and costly and cause excess wear and tear on the car. Note a few unmistakable signs that it's time to get your car to a mechanic and what you might be facing by way of repairs.
1 September 2016
There is nothing like having a fresh, new car battery. You can rely on this battery to not die anytime soon without the added concern that you will go to start your car one day, only to find out it no longer has any juice left. However, even with a new battery, it is important to take good care of it in order to help it last as long as possible.
12 August 2016
A diesel engine is typically considered stronger than a standard petrol engine, so it's often chosen when you'll be consistently towing something and for heavier vehicles themselves. A diesel engine also doesn't use spark plugs to start, so it doesn't need the standard tune-up that other engines need. However, this doesn't mean your vehicle's diesel engine is indestructible. Note a few tips for keeping that engine in good shape so it lasts for years to come.
26 July 2016
You may be wondering whether or not it is necessary to rotate the tyres on your new car regularly. Read on and discover some of the benefits that you are likely to realise if you rotate the tyres on your car on a regular basis. Tyres Wear Evenly The different tyres on your car wear out at different rates. For instance, the front tyres on a front-wheel drive car wear out more quickly than the rear tyres.
11 July 2016
It's a traumatic experience to return to where you parked your car, only to be greeted by an empty space. Your car might have been towed, or it might have been stolen. You need to act quickly to ensure that the necessary action is taken. So what do you need to do? Checking the Signs Look for signage that dictates any parking restrictions for the area. This signage might not be located right next to where you parked, so you should walk down the street until you spot the necessary information.
25 May 2016
If your car has a scratch, dent, or ding, you might not relish the idea of paying lots of money to have it bumped out, but you might also not want to drive around with a beat-up car either. This might especially be true for those who may be thinking about selling their car and who know that even a sight nick can mean a reduced asking cost. Whatever your reasons for wanting to fix every minor scratch on your car, you might note if paintless dent repair is an option for you.
25 May 2016