Have you ever held your breath in fear that the straps or slings being used to lift a car onto a recovery vehicle would break and drop the car? Read on and discover some of the measures that providers of towing services take to ensure that those straps will not fail as they are used to lift vehicles that have broken down. Adhering to Load Ratings Every strap or sling has a tag that stipulates its load limit.
30 January 2017
If your car is acting up in any way, of course you want to take it in for servicing as soon as possible; ignoring even a minor problem can make it worse over time. However, many car owners tend to overlook what they think are minor problems, if they can still start and drive the car. Note a few times when you want to take your car in for servicing even if you think you can control it, and what you might be facing by way of repair bills.
16 January 2017
If you're heading into your mechanic's shop for brake repairs again and you're experiencing a sense of déjà vu, what are you doing wrong? What can you do when you're out on the open road in order to look after your brakes a little more? You'd be surprised how much of a difference you can make to the life of your braking system if you change a habit or two here and there around your daily drive.
1 December 2016
Developments in technology and aerodynamics over the years have made the typical car a lot quieter than it used to be. This trend is becoming even more noticeable as manufacturers move increasingly toward hybrid and electric drivetrains. As the quieter car develops, more attention is being paid to passenger experience and the noise caused by other elements. How is this affecting the tyres on your car? Road Noise With quieter engines and less wind resistance, you can easily conduct a normal conversation in the modern-day car.
31 October 2016
Although your vehicle's differential plays a crucial role in manoeuvring your car, not many motorists pay it any mind. In fact, chances are you have never heard about your vehicle's differential until it begins to cause car problems. The differential is a system that enables the wheels of your car to spin at varying speeds. This difference in speed is prudent when you are trying to navigate corners as the wheels on the inside of the corner need to turn at a slower rate.
28 September 2016
After an accident, you may be tempted to repair your car on your own. If you have some power tools, you can certainly watch a few videos that instruct on how to manage many different types of smash repairs. However, an internet video may not give you all the instruction you need to ensure the repairs are done right. Note a few mistakes to avoid when handling your own accident repairs so your car looks its best and you know you're safe on the road.
11 August 2016
Some people who rent vehicles for the first time may not know what they should do before they leave the car rental yard. This may cause them to commit mistakes that may drive up the car rental fees. This article discusses some of things you should do as soon as the keys of the rental car are handed to you. Take Pictures Car rental companies usually take notes about the physical condition of a car before a client drives it off.
11 August 2016
The alternator is responsible for converting the mechanical energy which is generated the car's engine into electrical power. This electrical energy is stored in your car's battery and is used to power your radio, electric windows, headlights and other in-car electrical systems. Most importantly, it is also the power which is used to ignite fuel during engine starting operations. There may be times when the standard alternator supplied by the manufacturer of your car isn't providing sufficient power to your car's battery.
25 July 2016
New cars today have lots of safety features that are often offered as standard packaging, but some are still considered options for which you need to pay extra. To ensure you pick and choose the right safety features for any new car, you might note some suggestions and tips. This will ensure you get the features that will work for you and your driving habits in particular. For nighttime driving
12 July 2016
If you're heading out on an Australian road trip, you might just be thinking that a normal car will be fine. However, this is not always the case. Though cars can take you most places, it's hard to beat the performance and ride-quality offered by a 4X4 when you really want to explore, and that's really just the start of what they can offer. Here are just four reasons why you'd be better off with one instead of a standard sedan or compact.
16 June 2016