How to Check If Your Car Transmission's Torque Converter Is Failing

Posted on: 29 November 2016

If you suspect that you have a problem with the automatic transmission, it can be difficult to actually pinpoint what's going on. As it has such an important role to play in the operation of this system, the torque converter can often be at the root of the issue. What does this part do and how can you recognise the symptoms? How Does It Work? The torque converter controls how much lubricating fluid is delivered to the automatic transmission system at any one time. [Read More]

Tighten Your Belts: Is Continuously Variable Transmission Right For You?

Posted on: 14 September 2016

The traditional automatic gearbox may be as useful and reliable as it always was, but new technologies are offering customers a range of alternatives to standard automatic transmissions. One of the most popular is continuously variable transmission (CVT), a revolutionary new type of automatic transmission that uses pulleys and belts rather than conventional chains. These pulleys automatically adjust the gear ratio as you raise and lower the revolutions of your engine, providing a technically unlimited amount of gears. [Read More]

Five Solar Products Every Caravan User Needs to Save Energy

Posted on: 8 September 2016

Going camping? If you are heading out in your caravan, you can draw electricity from a powered caravan site, but if you are taking your caravan out into the wild, you may need to rely on a generator or a bit of solar power. Want to harness the sun and bring it on your adventures? Then, check out these five solar products for camping: 1. Passive Solar Shower A passive solar shower gets you out of the caravan and lets you shower in the great outdoors. [Read More]

Tips for a DIY house move

Posted on: 8 September 2016

There's no doubt that moving house is considerably easier when you have the support of a professional removals team. However if you're on a tight budget and therefore can't quite afford this expense, then the only other alternative is to rent a truck and move your belongings by yourself. Whilst a DIY house move does present a number of challenges, it can be done. Here are a couple of tips which should make the experience a little easier. [Read More]