• Are You Sure That the DPF on Your Truck Is Working Properly?

    In order to answer environmental concerns, legislators continue to introduce rules that govern automotive pollution. In recent years, this has led to the introduction of the diesel particulate filter (DPF), which must now be fixed to any vehicles powered by a diesel engine to cut down on noxious emissions. Yet it's easy to overlook this filter once it has been fitted and expect that it will continue to function as expected, without any maintenance. [Read More]

  • Top 3 Reasons to Maintain Your Logbook Servicing

    If you are planning to buy a new car soon, logbook servicing is one of the things you will have to take seriously. Servicing your car as per your vehicle manufacturer's guidelines is vital to ensure you keep your vehicle in good working condition at all times. But are you aware that there are other essential reasons to perform logbook service?   Keep reading on below to find out what else logbook service is good for. [Read More]

  • Look Out for These 3 Signs That Your Brakes Are Failing

    The brakes are one of the most significant components of your car. They will ensure your safety on the road as well as that of other road users. That's why your brakes should always be in perfect working condition. However, just like any other component of your car, the brakes may fail or pick up a problem or two down the line. Knowing when this happens will save you from costly repairs as well as from causing accidents on the road (in severe cases). [Read More]

  • Three Common Issues to Address for Better Auto AC Performance

    The AC unit installed in vehicles is often considered non-essential in comparison to other central components of the automobile. Therefore, most people will maintain and service the critical parts of the vehicle and ignore the less important air conditioner. Unfortunately, the negligence can cause the sudden failure of the system or a decline in performance. In addition, most minor problems in the AC unit are ignored until complete damage occurs. [Read More]

  • What to Do If Your Car Pulls to One Side While Braking

    Nothing can be more disconcerting than a car that does not seem to follow instructions whenever you're trying to bring it to a halt. As you may know, this type of system requires a number of different components to work in harmony, and you put a lot of emphasis on proper performance in order to keep you and your passengers safe. In particular, you may have noticed that the vehicle is pulling to one side sharply when you apply the foot brake and you need to make a big correction to the steering wheel in order to maintain control. [Read More]

  • What Do You Need to Consider When Upgrading the Suspension on Your Caravan?

    When you buy a caravan to take you and your family on summertime adventures, the standard vehicle will often be perfectly adequate for your needs, "as is." However, sometimes you may find that you need to consider an upgrade, especially if your family size grows and you need to transport more weight or decide that you will be spending a lot more time in off-road environments. In these situations, you may need to consider modifications to the suspension and possibly the brakes. [Read More]

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

    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?

    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

    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

    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]