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  • Are You Looking after the Turbo on Your Car?

    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.
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  • Home or garage? The car repairs you can do yourself—and the ones you can't

    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).
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  • Could Sensors Be Causing Your Vehicle's Braking Problem?

    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.
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  • The Benefits of Auto Service Apps for Both Car Owners and Auto Service Providers

    Many Australians love the convenience of travelling by a personal car, but hate the hassle of performing routine maintenance on the vehicle and dealing with problems that may pop up down the road. But they don't have a choice in the matter because all vehicles require regular servicing and prompt repairs when problems arise.  Thankfully, Australian motorists don't have to work on their vehicles themselves, as there are many competent auto mechanics throughout Australia to meet all car maintenance and repair issues.
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  • 3 Reasons to Have Logbook Service for Your New Car Performed at the Same Dealership Where You Purchased It

    Being aware that your car will need to be serviced is one thing, but knowing when the vehicle is due for service is a totally different thing. The good news is that car manufacturers contemplate this situation, and therefore, recommend that all new car owners should perform logbook service. Logbook service refers to a set of manufacturer-recommended services carried out on a car at specific time intervals or after the vehicle has covered a set number of kilometres.
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  • Commercial Truck Service: How to Promote Optimal Brake Performance and Safety

    Brake failure is a common cause of commercial truck accidents. Therefore, you must be diligent in the maintenance of this system in your business vehicles and freightliners. Remember, an accident involving your transportation truck can cause numerous losses, including loss of merchandise, injuries to the workers and lawsuits by other road users. If you have purchased a new truck for your company, you should consider applying the below maintenance tips for optimal brake performance and safety.
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  • Deciding Which Car Battery Is the Perfect Fit for Your Vehicle

    It is safe to say that your car battery is the powerhouse behind your engine. The battery makes it possible for your lights to turn on, your engine to start and even your car stereo to play. Different car models are suited for different types of car batteries. Let's explore some of the most common types of car batteries that are used. SLI batteries SLI stands for Starting, Lighting and Ignition.
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  • Caravan Insurance Repair Process: How It Works

    Though caravans are non-motorised vehicles, they can break down or get damaged just like cars, SUVs and other motorised vehicles. When a caravan breaks down, it will need repair service. But because caravan owners can never tell when they may need caravan repair service and if they will have money necessary for repair work, it is always prudent to stay ahead of things by getting caravan insurance. As a caravan owner, you may be interested in knowing how the insurance repair process works before deciding on getting caravan insurance.
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  • Answering Some Questions You Might Have About Vehicle Safety Inspections

    Your vehicle may need to undergo a safety inspection in order for you to get a new registration, and it's good to schedule this inspection as soon as possible. This will ensure you also have time to schedule any needed repairs that may cause the vehicle to fail that inspection before your current registration expires. If you have an older vehicle and are wondering about this inspection, note a few questions you might have about the process, and this can help you to know what to expect.
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  • How to Narrow Down the Options When Trying to Diagnose a Differential Issue

    No matter what make or model of car that you own, a certain amount of redundancy is built into the mechanical parts by the manufacturer. Certain components also come under tremendous pressure due to the job that they have to perform and will require additional care and attention if they're going to last as long as possible. Given all that, it shouldn't come as a great surprise if you are encountering some issues with your transmission.
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