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Why Quality Is As Important As Quantity When It Comes to Your Transmission Fluid

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These days, the average car is very well engineered and is designed to last for a long time without issues. However, manufacturers cannot account for all types of driving behaviour or all road conditions that a car will encounter; consequently, issues will arise from time to time. Nevertheless, you can do your part to head off some of these issues before they become major problems and can look out for early warning signs. Read More»

How to Get Rid of Unwanted Air in Your Car's Braking System

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Have you ever tried to squeeze a sponge between two fingers? If so, you will notice that there is a certain amount of resistance—but not very much. This is the type of sensation that you may feel through the ball of your foot when you try to decelerate a car that has faulty brakes. The pedal will not feel firm (as it should) and you will quickly realise that something is wrong. Read More»

3 Ways To Tell When Your Car's Radiator Springs A Leak

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When you own a car, you know you have to get it repaired at some point. Plenty of things could go wrong, including a leak from the radiator. The radiator acts as a heat controller and plays a huge role in regulating the temperature of your engine to prevent it from overheating. Leaks can be hard to identify sometimes, but they can often result in your engine overheating and car breaking down. Read More»

Two Reasons Why It's Important to Have Your Vehicle Serviced Regularly

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It’s very important to ensure that you have your vehicle serviced on a regular basis. Read on to find out why. It can prevent your brakes from malfunctioning when you’re driving During a servicing appointment, your chosen mechanic will thoroughly inspect your car’s brakes for signs of wear or defects. They will then make any adjustments they believe to be necessary (such as, for example, replacing frayed brake pads) to ensure that the brakes remain fully functional. Read More»

Why You Should Assess The Coolant When Conducting Safety Inspections For Your Car

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Have you ever noticed that there are different colours of car coolants on the market? Owners of cars need to pay special attention to the coolant/antifreeze that they place in the cooling systems of their vehicles. Below are several reasons why you should check the coolant of your car during safety inspections.  Different Radiator Materials Different carmakers use different materials to make radiators. For example, some manufacturers will make radiators from aluminium while others may use plastic. Read More»

How to Get the Best from Your 4WD Vehicle

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Are you wondering why your 4-wheel drive vehicle keeps developing transmission problems? Read on and discover some of the things that you can do to reduce the frequency of defects to that expensive transmission system. Keep Axles Uniform Modern 4WD transmission systems are now controlled by sensitive computers that will be affected by any variation from the desirable settings or operating conditions. For example, the 4-wheel drive function may fail to engage sometimes when the system detects that the front and rear axles aren’t uniform. Read More»

3 ways to ensure your vehicle is roadworthy

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It doesn’t matter if you’re on a long, cross country trip, or just heading down the road to run your Saturday morning errands, no one wants to be in a position where they find out too late that their vehicle isn’t roadworthy and they face a significant bill for mechanical repairs. Part of good car maintenance is regularly testing, repairing and looking after your car to avoid these nasty surprises and make sure your car is in good condition. Read More»

Why You Need to Properly Maintain Your Car's Battery If You Want to Get the Best Value for Your Money

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If you are racking your brain and trying to remember when you last bought a new battery, you may have a gut feeling that it was far too recently. You’re now in the market to buy a new one, but wonder why the last one should have failed quite so soon. If you want to elongate the life of your new purchase, do you need to change any of your habits or look after it in a certain way? Read More»

What to Look for If Your Car "Pulls" to One Side

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When all is well with your car, you should be able to drive it under all circumstances while only exerting a tiny bit of pressure to the steering wheel. You shouldn’t have to hang on until your knuckles are white in order to steer the vehicle in the correct direction. So, if this is exactly what you have to do under certain conditions but not others, what on earth is going wrong and how can you fix this? Read More»

How to Diagnose Symptoms of Impending Clutch Failure

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Do you sometimes get that “disconnected” feeling when you’re driving your automobile? You may hear your engine ticking over properly and responding to your instructions when you put your foot on the throttle pedal. However, for some reason this doesn’t appear to be translating into forward motion properly. Could your clutch be on the way out? Is It Your Fault? The vehicle clutch is a very hard wearing component, which is meant to last for a reasonable amount of time. Read More»