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  • Decoding the Basics: Essential Car Maintenance Tips Everyone Should Know


    Navigating the world of car maintenance might seem daunting. However, understanding a few fundamental principles can make it considerably more manageable. This blog aims to break down some essential car maintenance tips that every vehicle owner should have in their repertoire. The Importance of Regular Maintenance Regular maintenance is not just a recommended practice but a crucial aspect of responsible car ownership. By performing routine inspections, servicing, and necessary repairs, vehicle owners can ensure that their cherished automobiles run efficiently, promoting optimal performance and extending their lifespan.
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  • Roadworthy Inspections Explained


    A roadworthy inspection is carried out if you are buying or selling a vehicle or transferring ownership of a vehicle. On completion of a roadworthy inspection, you will be issued with a certificate that confirms the vehicle is safe to dive and in good working order. The certificate is usually valid for a couple of months, and if it expired before the purchase or sale of your vehicle, you will need to have another inspection carried out.
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  • What Is The Most Vulnerable Part Of A Car's Transmission System?


    When you drive your car, you expect it to take you where you want to go without any problems. That is why it can be stressful and overwhelming when something goes wrong with your vehicle. Unfortunately, one of the most vulnerable parts of your vehicle is its transmission system. Knowing which parts are most vulnerable can help you prepare for potential issues and schedule maintenance accordingly. What Is The Transmission System?
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  • How Can You Ensure Your Caravan Is Ready for Touring Season?


    If you love to spend your family holidays touring the countryside with a caravan, you may have bought such a vehicle for seasonal use. For many months of the year, you may keep this caravan parked on your property until the weather is in your favour and you get sufficient spare time. However, you still need to maintain the caravan to make sure that it is ready for use and will need to look at some underbody parts in particular to avoid any issues.
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  • Why You Can Never Be Too Careful When Servicing an Air Suspension System


    If you're relatively new to heavy vehicle ownership, you will eventually come across the need to inspect or repair your air suspension system. You may have some basic knowledge about this setup but should take particular care whenever you work in that area. Why should you be so careful, and what preventative measures should you take before attempting any work yourself? Understanding the System An air suspension system relies on an inflatable bellow (or bag) that holds pressurised air and maintains the distance between the chassis of the vehicle and its axle.
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  • Are Hidden Dangers Lurking in Your Automatic Transmission System?


    If you haven't taken your car in to get the automatic transmission serviced in some time, you could be taking an increased risk. Did you know that some dangers could be lurking in some difficult-to-reach parts of your transmission system, waiting to cause an issue in the future? What could be going on here? Adequate Lubrication Several mechanical systems on your car rely on high-quality lubrication to cut down on friction and keep temperatures in check.
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  • Are You Using Your Car's Secondary Braking System?


    If you drive in a very hilly part of the country, you may need to tackle steep descents as you travel from one point to another. You may not think twice about this type of manoeuvre as you've done it so many times, but did you know that you could be leading to potential problems if you do not drive those slopes in a certain way? What do you need to think about before you set out for your next journey, and what can go wrong if you don't pay attention to this issue?
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  • Three Trends Impacting European Luxury Cars Repairs


    You can take certain cars to an independent mechanic without worrying too much. However, European luxury car brands are best left in the able hands of dealer technicians. The reason is that most luxury car manufacturers have proprietary ways of repairing their cars and prefer to share the information with specific partners for good reasons. Such arrangements are necessary because they ensure European vehicles get the best possible service. That said, motorists must keep track of emerging trends impacting European luxury cars repairs.
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  • How to Avoid the Perils of Tyre Delamination


    Considering how much abuse a typical car tyre has to deal with, it's incredible that it will typically last for thousands of kilometres without issue. Yet occasionally, issues can arise. Sometimes, a tyre failure can be caused by tread separation, also known as delamination. What is delamination, and how can you watch out for some tell-tale signs? Tyre Construction The average car tyre today is quite a masterpiece of engineering. It's been designed by engineers to cope perfectly well in all weather conditions and to work properly across a range of speeds.
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  • Common Automatic Transmission Repairs


    If you recently bought a vehicle with automatic transmission, you would agree that it is easier to operate. Driving an automatic car is almost effortless, which helps save a lot of energy. In addition, it might explain why automatic transmission vehicles are perfect for interstate trips. That said, you should understand that an automatic transmission can experience a myriad of problems over its service life. Knowing the issues and possible solutions can help you adequately prepare for maintenance issues.
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