• Two reasons to use a pre-purchase inspection service before buying a used car


    If you are thinking about buying a specific used car, it might be worth getting this vehicle inspected by a mechanic that provides a pre-purchase inspection service. Read on to find out why. It could create room for negotiation The results of the pre-purchase inspection service could potentially enable you to negotiate with the car seller and buy the vehicle for significantly less than the asking price. For example, if whilst performing the inspection service, the mechanic comes across any damage or defects that the seller did not disclose in their advertisement (or when they met you in person to show you the car), then you may be able to use this as a bargaining chip of sorts.
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  • How to Make Sure Your Car Heater Works in the Bleak Midwinter


    It is said that people who live in subtropical climates suffer from a "thinner" blood, which makes them particularly susceptible to any colder weather. Whether this is just an old wives' tale or not, the fact remains that winter time can get quite chilly in certain parts of the continent. As you may remember this sensation from last year, you will need to make sure that your vehicle comes to your defence when the mercury dips, and make sure that the heater springs into action.
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  • How to Give Your Old Motor a New Lease of Life


    Modern-day vehicles are designed to last for up to 100,000 km without any major failure. This is a testament to advanced technology, as well as to some of the latest materials available. However, vehicles from a generation or so ago were not as well built and may not be expected to last for such a long time. If you have one of these older motors in your driveway you may have noticed that it hasn't been performing as well in recent times and may be wondering whether the engine is 'okay.
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  • Why Diesel Vehicles Require Additional Maintenance


    Although hybrid and electric technology is rapidly becoming more commonplace on Australian roads, consumers still have the most choice when it comes to selecting either a petrol or diesel vehicle for their next ride. If you've just switched over from petrol, then you may not be aware of certain important tasks that you need to perform if you're going to enjoy uninterrupted diesel motoring. What should you be aware of?
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  • Planning a Road Trip in the Winter? Follow These Preparation Tips


    Going on a road trip is a great way to explore different areas you don't often get to visit, but if you are heading out in the winter, you need to take some extra precautions. It is important that your vehicle is ready and that you remember with rain, snow, and hail, there are safety risks involved in driving long distances. Here are some preparation tips for your winter road trip.
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  • Why You Should Consider Solar For Your Caravan


    You may be aware of the benefits of solar energy in your home, but did you know you can also add solar panels on your caravan? There are a lot of amazing benefits for choosing to add them to your caravan. Take a look at the different ways you can have a more fulfilling trip with renewable energy. You Don't Rely on Electric Hookups Imagine being able to travel anywhere you want in your caravan and never having to look up which caravan camps have hookups?
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  • 4 Ways to Maintain Your Transmission


    When was the last time you checked your car's transmission system? Many drivers — particularly those with automatic transmissions— neglect this essential piece of car maintenance. In the long run, this leads to significant damage which can result in costly repairs. To keep your car in the best shape and to save money on repairs, follow these tips for transmission system maintenance.  Keep your engine happy  The transmission system is very closely linked to the engine.
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  • Some Basic But Important Tips for Caravan Maintenance


    Owning a caravan is a great choice for those who love to travel and enjoy the great outdoors, and for families since staying in a hotel on holiday can be expensive for adults and children. While a good caravan can last for years if not decades before needing major repairs, the way you maintain your caravan will have a lot to do with its overall lifespan. Note a few basic but important tips for caravan maintenance you'll want to consider to keep yours in good repair.
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  • How to Diagnose Steering Problems With Your Car


    Never ignore any problems you're having with your car's steering, as it's not likely that the problem will simply correct itself over time. It's more likely that it will get worse and, depending on the problem, may mean that your steering fails while on the road. Since the ability to steer your car depends on much more than just the steering column, note a few common problems you might have and what they may mean by way of repairs, and how some may not even be the steering column at all.
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  • The Nuisance of a New Car Smell: How to Get Rid of That Odor!


    Taking your new car for a test drive after leaving the showroom is a breathtaking experience. You probably want to call in an old friend and hit the hilly side, camp by the roadside and toast to a cold beer. The excitement that comes with owning your new car, however, can be short lived, as soon as you start to experience phases of nausea, dizziness and at times headaches. For a more comfortable cruise, get rid of that irritating new car odor.
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