Important Reminders About a Vehicle Safety Certificate in the Australian Capital Territory

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Important Reminders About a Vehicle Safety Certificate in the Australian Capital Territory

All vehicles in Australia are required to have some type of vehicle safety certificate before they can be legally driven; this includes new vehicles just coming off the factory floor and used vehicles that are being sold, including those being imported from other countries. The rules for this certificate will vary according to each state in Australia, so note a few important reminders about getting this certificate in the Australian Capital Territory. What is inspected Anything that relates to the safety of a vehicle is inspected for...

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3 Bad Habits That Could Seriously Damage Your CVT system

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Bad Habits That Could Seriously Damage Your CVT system

Many modern vehicles use CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) systems instead of manual or automatic. These CVT systems use a belt and pulleys instead of traditional fixed gears, and you’ll enjoy improved performance and efficiency as a result. However, you’ll still need to make sure that you don’t commit any bad habits that could damage the system. 1. Driving in the Wrong Gear CVT systems can change the gear ratio with no input from the driver, but many modern vehicles that are equipped with CVT also provide ways for...

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Smoke Releasing From Your Engine? 3 Ways You Can Cause Your Engine To Overheat

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Smoke Releasing From Your Engine? 3 Ways You Can Cause Your Engine To Overheat

Owning a car makes it supremely easy to travel from one place to another without having to rely on public transport, but maintenance is key to prolonging the shelf life of your car’s engine. Failure to maintain your engine suitably can result in overheating over time. This guide is designed to help you understand specific ways you can cause your engine to overheat. If you notice your engine overheating or smoke releasing from it, be sure to head to a car service immediately to get your problem solved before it becomes a disaster. You...

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How to Rustproof Your Campervan

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Rustproof Your Campervan

The exposure of the underside of your campervan to moisture and mud can eventually cause it to corrode. Such corrosion can cause very costly damage to components underneath the campervan. You can prevent that damage from taking place by rustproofing your campervan. This article discusses the key steps that you need to follow in order to rustproof the campervan effectively.  Step 1: Inspection The first thing that you need to do is to inspect the undercarriage of your campervan. This task can be done very well if the campervan is raised...

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Steering and suspension | Troubleshooting your car’s steering problems

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Steering and suspension | Troubleshooting your car’s steering problems

The steering wheel gives you power over the vehicle. It’s what assists you in dictating the direction your car should take, and this makes it a very important component of the vehicle. A lot takes place between your steering wheel and tyres, and the complex system that gives you all that control may sometimes experience a few hiccups. It’s worth noting some of the most common complications with the steering wheel and what causes them. Knowing these problems will undoubtedly save you time and money when diagnosing them. Vibrating...

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Diagnosing Some Common Problems With a Car’s Exhaust and Muffler

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Diagnosing Some Common Problems With a Car’s Exhaust and Muffler

Your car’s exhaust system and its muffler are very important to the overall performance of the car itself; the exhaust system helps to regulate how much oxygen and other fumes and emissions are in the engine, which is needed for it to create a healthy combustion. A muffler is so important for keeping your car quiet that in many areas, you can actually get a ticket for not having a muffler that’s in good repair! Note how to diagnose a few common problems with a car’s exhaust system and muffler so you can address these on your...

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Troubleshooting Tips for Your Heavy-Duty Truck

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Troubleshooting Tips for Your Heavy-Duty Truck

Because a heavy-duty truck weighs more than the average family sedan, its parts will often suffer more wear and tear overall. The engine needs to work harder to manage that extra weight, as does the transmission. That extra work usually means that the truck may be running at a higher heat, which also puts more demands on the radiator to keep the truck cooler. All of this can mean that you might face earlier truck repair than the repairs with a family sedan, so note a few troubleshooting tips when you do notice problems under the hood. This...

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How to Know If Your Car’s Exhaust System Needs Repair or Even Replacement

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Know If Your Car’s Exhaust System Needs Repair or Even Replacement

The exhaust system on your car may be more important to its overall function than you realize; a car’s engine works with a mixture of oxygen and flammable materials in order to create the combustion needed to power it. The exhaust system of a car helps to deliver the oxygen an engine receives, so the combustion can be created and maintained. A car’s exhaust system also directs fumes and emissions away from the cab of the car so you can breathe easier, even if you don’t realize it. Note how to tell if your car’s exhaust...

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Vehicle Parts You Should Replace For Optimal Vehicle Functionality

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Vehicle Parts You Should Replace For Optimal Vehicle Functionality

One mistake people make is ignoring the signs that some of their auto parts need replacing until they have completely stopped functioning. This not only puts your car at risk of acquiring additional damage due to the malfunctioning car parts, but it could also make you a hazard on the road. Other than having your car serviced, it is prudent to check various car parts to see if they are working as they should be. Here are some of the auto parts that require replacement by your mechanic for optimal vehicle functionality. The spark plugs of your...

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Transmission Repairs | 4 Probable Ways You Are Causing Premature Damage To Your Clutch

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Transmission Repairs | 4 Probable Ways You Are Causing Premature Damage To Your Clutch

Your clutch is a vital part of driving your manual car, so you’ll want to keep it in the best possible condition. But wrong driving habits can cause premature damage to your clutch, resulting in untimely transmission repairs. This guide will help you understand probable ways you are causing premature damage to your clutch so that you avoid making these mistakes over again.  Driving In The Wrong Gears If you choose to drive on a lower gear at higher speeds and vice versa, then there is a good chance that your clutch will get...

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