How to Be Ready for Any Eventuality When Travelling on a Rural Road
12 October 2018
Do you have a long journey ahead of you, which may take you off the beaten path and across some of those famous areas of wilderness unique to Australia? If so, you may be a little apprehensive about your adventure, but understand that you should be okay so long as you are well prepared and stock up with safety provisions. You should certainly make sure that your vehicle is in good condition, that your spare tyre is inflated and that you have enough fuel for the trip, but you should also be wary of any breakdown and know what to do in that eventuality.
Are You Looking after the Turbo on Your Car?
22 August 2018
An increasing number of cars on the road today are fitted with a turbocharger. At one time this was considered to be a luxury or something that you would only find on a high-performance vehicle, but not any more. A manufacturer will fit this device to provide cost-effective power for a relatively small engine in keeping with industry trends. As these components are so prevalent you should understand how to look after them, as they can make a big difference in terms of performance and reliability.
Home or garage? The car repairs you can do yourself—and the ones you can't
11 June 2018
Running a car can be an expensive business. Aside from taxes and fuel, there are the unpredictable costs of repairing it when something goes wrong. These costs can be lowered by doing basic vehicle repair jobs yourself—but how do you know you're doing something within your capabilities, and when you're just taking your life in your hands?
The easiest repairs are also the most obvious ones. It is easy to replace windscreen wipers when they are leaving marks and streaks (you may not realise how important this is, but wipers that don't work properly can seriously affect visibility).
Could Sensors Be Causing Your Vehicle's Braking Problem?
24 April 2018
If you own a car that was designed and built in the last five years or so, chances are it is equipped with a very sophisticated array of electronic sensors and controls, designed to help you maintain control of the vehicle. In fact, some would argue, the computer is more in control of your car than you are in certain circumstances. Perhaps you may feel that something is amiss with your vehicle's braking system and are not sure what may be going on.