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What to Do If Your Car's Heater Blows Cold

Automotive Blog

Many foreigners think that Australian locals bask in year-round heat when they live down under, but it can get surprisingly cold in the south of the country when the seasons begin to change. If you've been surprised by the weather conditions first thing in the morning and have been trying to activate the heater in your car but to no avail, there are ways to troubleshoot the issue. How can you diagnose any problems here, so that you can enjoy your morning drive?

20 August 2018

What to Do If Your Diesel-Engine Doesn't Like the Cold

Automotive Blog

Have you recently taken ownership of a diesel-engined vehicle and have been getting used to its idiosyncrasies? While it may seem to be very similar to your previous car on the outside, the method of combustion – or the way that the vehicle generates its power – is somewhat different. If you also happen to live in one of the country's colder areas you may definitely notice an issue that is peculiar to diesel vehicles.

20 August 2018

What to Do If You Cannot Reverse Your Boat Trailer

Automotive Blog

If you're relatively new to the sport of boating, you may realise that you have a lot to learn. You've been doing your research so that you understand all the terminology, feel fairly confident that you can "captain" your boat on the open water and may have purchased a car trailer for transportation purposes. Yet you may not be used to towing a significant weight behind your vehicle and may run into some significant problems when you try some difficult manoeuvres.

20 August 2018

How to Take Full Advantage of Key Consumer Trends

Automotive Blog

If you are considering a change of career and want to become self-employed to take care of your own future, then you may be looking at a variety of different options. If you're smart, you have been keeping an eye on consumer trends to determine what people want, so you can provide a service that is likely to remain in demand. As you may have noticed, the average Australian has a lot less time to waste and will often look for a solution to replace some of their everyday chores.

14 August 2018

3 Top Tips for Maintaining a Turbocharged Engine

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Accessorising a car can either be functional or aesthetic. Whichever is the case, the trend towards car accessorising has been on the increase over the last few years. Part of such accessorising entails installation of turbochargers on car engines. Turbo installation can be attributed to the desire for low fuel consumption, low volumetric displacement and small thermal/frictional losses in a car engine. However, when compared to regular drives, turbocharged engines need extra maintenance for the realisation of the above benefits.

3 August 2018

As a Fleet Manager, How Do You Handle Unexpected Breakdowns?

Automotive Blog

If you are responsible for a fleet of trucks as part of your business operation, then you know that you need to maintain "up-time" as much as possible. After all, you'll be losing a lot of money for every minute that each of these vehicles is stranded by the wayside and this will go straight to your bottom line. Consequently, you may spend a lot of time and effort to ensure that your vehicles are in good mechanical condition before they set out on the road.

30 July 2018

How to Deal with Illegally Parked Cars on Your Property

Automotive Blog

While Australia may be a sparsely populated country by landmass, you'd never think so if you live or work in the middle of one of its biggest cities. It seems that every member of the population is driving a car and are all looking for somewhere to park as they go about their daily lives. As the owner of a commercial property with a parking solution, you may find this to be an ongoing challenge as people simply don't pay attention to any warning signs and want to park wherever it suits them.

27 July 2018

Inspect Your Car Brakes Before Getting a Pre-Sale Inspection

Automotive Blog

One of the important things that you should do before selling your vehicle is get a professional roadworthy inspection. If there are any minor faults, you can get them fixed before putting the item on the market. Note that if you try to sell a vehicle with multiple faulty parts, the buyer will have a bargaining advantage. To ensure that you get a good price for the car and sell it quickly, one of the areas that you should address is the car's braking system.

27 July 2018

What to Avoid When Buying Auto Parts for a Vehicle Repair

Automotive Blog

Repairing your vehicle can be very expensive, which is why it's good to ensure you invest in quality parts for each and every repair job. Not only do you want to avoid wasting money on low-quality parts that won't last, but investing in quality parts will also mean fewer repairs will be needed for your vehicle over time. Note a few mistakes to avoid when buying car, truck, or Jeep auto parts.

26 July 2018

Crunching Those Gears? Why It Could Be a Faulty Synchromesh

Automotive Blog

Do you enjoy driving a car with a manual gearbox? Many people love the greater amount of control they seem to have. Yet you may have noticed some issues recently. For example, maybe you're not able to engage gears as smoothly as normal. For some reason, they seem to crunch together when you shift instead of engaging smoothly. What could be the cause of these gearbox issues? Making Your Life Easier

24 July 2018