How to Look After Your Brakes so They Last Longer

Automotive Blog

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

Wish Your Car was Quieter? Time to Think of Some New Tyres

Automotive Blog

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

Is Your Differential Trying To Communicate A Problem To You?


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

Mistakes to Avoid When Handling Your Own Car Repairs


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

5 Things You Should Do After Renting a Utility Vehicle

Automotive Blog

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

Do You Need An High Output Alternator?

Automotive Blog

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

Important Safety Features You May Want to Consider for Your New Car

Automotive Blog

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

4 Reasons Why 4X4 Vehicles Beat Campervans for an Australian Road Trip

Automotive Blog

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

Exhaust System Upgrade: Selecting the Right Type of Performance Muffler

Automotive Blog

If you are planning on upgrading your exhaust system, you should consider purchasing a new muffler. This component is designed to decrease the noise produced during operation by the exhaust fumes leaving the engine. The main detriment attached to installing a muffler in the vehicle is the creation of back pressure by the exhaust fumes. Basically, the muffler prevents immediate flow of these gases in the exhaust system for efficient quieting.

23 May 2016

What to think about when selling a caravan

Automotive Blog

Selling a caravan is a rather straightforward process that you don't need to hire an expert to do if you feel comfortable in the role of a temporary salesman. You want to make sure that you get the best price possible and that the caravan sale takes as little of your time as possible. In order to achieve that, while also making sure you aren't getting fooled, there are a few things you should think about when you're selling your caravan.

26 April 2016