• 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]

  • Beyond Tools: Five Other Things You Need in Your Car's Emergency Repair Kit

    Unfortunately, at some point in their lives, almost every driver is going to be stuck on the side of the road, needing a repair on their vehicle. Whether it's a dead battery, a flat tyres or a more serious mechanical issue, you need the right tools to get through the situation. There are many lists online of which tools and accessories like spare tyres you should pack in your emergency kit, but what else do you need? [Read More]

  • Tips when buying an extended warranty for your car

    Extended warranties provide coverage in addition to the factory warranty extended to new cars by the manufacturer. Many people often consider getting an extended coverage when they feel that making repairs could be too costly after the factory warranty runs out. This is especially true for those buying used cars since they could be problematic and ultimately expensive. However, choosing an extended warranty that fits your situation could be gruelling if you lack proper knowledge or experience. [Read More]

  • Be Wary Of the Signs of Impending Clutch Repairs

    As a motorist, automotive repairs are unavoidable. With the various components that keep your car up and running, one of them is bound to fail at one time or another simply from heavy usage. This is why it's crucial to take your vehicle for regular, scheduled servicing. This way, the mechanic can catch any potential problem before they escalate. However, other than ensuring your car is serviced, you are also responsible to spot any signs of damage that your vehicle may be relaying to you. [Read More]