• 4 Maintenance Tips to Extend the Service Life of Your Heavy Truck

    Regular servicing and safe driving can significantly improve fuel efficiency and the life of your truck. The safety and reliability of your truck should be your ultimate responsibility if you wish to avert losses, liabilities, and even deaths. You should understand the hefty price tag resulting from purchasing spare parts, loss of business due to delays, and other related costs. Be on the safe side by helping your vehicle to improve the bottom line of your business through a raft of truck servicing procedures discussed below. [Read More]

  • How to Check Your Car for Damage When You Return From an Outback Adventure

    Australia seems to have been designed for adventurous motorists to explore. With tracks like the Outback Way or the stretch of road from Darwin to Broome there to traverse, it just doesn't seem right to stay at home or stick to the coasts. So why not pack a tent and plenty of water, and hit the highways? Well, there's nothing wrong with a little adventure, as long as you realise that the stresses and strains of outback driving will have an effect on your car. [Read More]

  • Car Repairs You Never Want to Put Off

    It's not unusual for car owners to put off car repairs for as long as possible to avoid the expense and hassle of the work to be done. However, this can mean putting added wear and tear on your car and even risking your safety while on the road. Note a few signs of auto repairs you should never put off and why. Burning smell A burning smell from your car could signal a fluid leak; as the fluid drips onto another hot part under the hood, it burns away. [Read More]

  • Spot the Warning Signs of Impending Engine Trouble

    Your vehicle's engine is integral in keeping your car up and running. Nevertheless, there are motorists who will overlook warning signs of impending engine repair as they assume the problem can be contained until the vehicle is due a car service. The truth is leaving engine problems unabated could lead to the malfunction of other components of your vehicle. It could also cause the complete breakdown of your car at the most inopportune of times. [Read More]

  • A Few Factors to Consider When Getting Your Car Inspected in Australia

    Cars typically need a safety inspection before you can obtain a registration; new cars usually have this inspection done through the dealership, and you should be provided with a safety certificate when you buy the car. For a used car, there are many different types of inspections you might choose, beyond those required for new registrations. Note a few factors to keep in mind when getting your car inspected in Australia so you know it's always safe on the road. [Read More]

  • Expert tips to keep your hydraulic equipment running during winter.

    It is no secret that there is a heavy reliance on hydraulic equipment when the snow starts to fall. Automobiles such as bulldozers are often called upon to clear accumulated snow from the road in order to make them passable. This is made possible by hydraulic equipment that is part and parcel of the snow-clearing machines. However, winter can pose a number of challenges when dealing with hydraulic tools or their attachments. [Read More]

  • What Those Mechanical Problems Might Mean When You're on the Road

    No car owner should ever overlook mechanical problems they're having when driving; although, many car owners do just that simply because they don't want to face another repair bill. A good way around this is to educate yourself about what certain mechanical problems might mean when it comes to your car; you might find out that some problems are even much more minor than you assumed.  Shaking steering wheel If the car's steering wheel shakes, try to note if you feel more vibration coming from one corner of the car. [Read More]

  • Vehicle care 101 | Differential repair and maintenance

    The differential is a very handy mechanical device in any vehicle. It allows the drive wheels to rotate at different speeds when taking a corner, since the outer wheels have a slightly greater distance to cover than the inner wheels. The differential thus ensures the outer wheel moves faster for better corners. Its absence means that dangerous turns run the risk of the wheels binding or hopping. Despite this, the differential is often ignored when it comes to regular vehicle maintenance and is noticed only when a problem occurs. [Read More]

  • Common Signs of Car Exhaust Problems, and the Repairs You May Need

    Never overlook problems you might be having with your car's exhaust system, as this part of your car may be more important than you realise. The exhaust system helps to deposit fumes and emissions away from the cab of the car, so leaks in this system can mean you're breathing in toxins every time you drive. The exhaust also helps the engine keep a good mix of fuel and oxygen so it runs smoothly. [Read More]

  • Six Radiator Tips for First-Time High-Performance Car Owners

    If you happen to own a high-performance car, you probably know that its enhanced performance takes a toll on the engine in terms of emitting excess heat. First-time car owners should ensure that the car radiator is in excellent shape to withstand high temperatures. If your engine remains cool, your high-performance car will serve you for many years without regular engine failures. Here are some radiator tips for maintaining your high-performance car. [Read More]