Automotive

  • Buying New Car Tyres: Tips on Picking the Correct Tyre Size

    Many motorists often forget just how important their tyres are when it comes to ensuring optimal vehicle safety and performance until there is a mandatory car inspection coming up. Tyres are the main point of contact between a vehicle and the road surface when driving. Hence, the condition of the tyres significantly affects vehicle safety and performance. If you no longer enjoy a smooth ride because your car tyres are old and excessively worn, you will need to replace them.
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  • Moving Forward After the Kobe Steel Debacle: Five Tips to Keep Yourself Safe

    Recently, news was released that Kobe Steel sold subpar steel to a variety of automakers. If you frequently buy parts for your vehicle, you may be wondering if your car might be affected. You may also be wondering how to keep your car safe from subpar parts. 1. Buy From Reputed Suppliers Whether you're buying Mitsubishi car parts, Toyota parts, or any other car parts, make sure that you get them from a reputable supplier.
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  • How to Ensure That Your New Boat Trailer Doesn't Stop You in Your Tracks

    If you're new to the world of boating, you may have just purchased your first vessel and are planning a weekend away. You may have added a trailer to your fleet as well and are figuring out how you should hook everything up properly. As the boat and trailer combination can represent a considerable additional weight, the whole rig will require some assistance when it comes to braking. What is one of the big braking issues you should be aware of in this situation, so that it doesn't catch you unawares?
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  • Separating the Fact From the Fiction About Renting Cars When Travelling

    While renting a car while travelling is very common, it's not unusual for someone to make assumptions about what's involved with such a rental. These wrong assumptions can cause delays at the rental counter or rental office, and result in fines or added fees at the end of the rental period. Note a few considerations to keep in mind if you're thinking of renting a car while travelling, so you can separate the fact from the fiction about such rentals, and are sure to ask all the right questions when making your vehicle selection.
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  • Is Your Car's AC Making You Hotter? Three Areas You Should Check

    Imagine the scene. You've just finished work and you are walking to your car, which has been parked outside in full view of the summer sun. You jump in and crank the air conditioning, suffering in silence while it springs into action. But what if it doesn't? What if your AC is producing more hot air than cold? This has got to be fixed quickly, so what should you do?
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  • Pay Attention to Your Brakes: They Might be Telling You Something

    Your vehicle's brakes are one of the most important parts of its anatomy when it comes to keeping you and your passengers safe. When you need to stop in an emergency, a second can make a huge difference, so it's important to keep your brakes in top condition so they can work as efficiently as possible. Most people, however, take their brakes for granted, and if you're not paying attention then you might not notice the early warning signs of a developing problem.
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  • Why You Should Reconsider a Caravanning Holiday

    If you're looking for a different type of adventure when you set off on holiday this year, why not go it alone and be self-sufficient? Instead of choosing an all-inclusive and predictable resort somewhere, why not take your family on a caravanning trip? Before you think that this type of solution is restricted, just consider how different the modern-day caravan is to what you may have been used to before. What should you be aware of when considering whether to purchase a new caravan?
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  • Two Factors to Consider Before Buying New Tyres for Your Car

    Not all tyres are equal; as such, if you're in need of some new ones for your vehicle, it's important to consider several factors before you make your purchase. Read on to find out more. Budget The price of tyres can vary quite a bit. Most fall into one of three categories: premium, mid-range and economy. Generally speaking, it is only advisable to opt for economy (the cheapest of the three categories) if you use your car infrequently on well-maintained roads (i.
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  • Why You Shouldn't Panic if Your Vehicle's Check Engine Light Engages

    When any of your vehicle's dashboard warning lights engage, you don't want to ignore this; those lights are connected to sensors that are going to alert you to problems under the hood long before you notice needed repairs. Fixing those problems as soon as possible can mean saving you money and also avoiding a potential breakdown. If you do tend to ignore those lights because you're afraid of what they might mean, note that you shouldn't panic when one engages, including the check engine light; this may not mean that the engine itself actually needs work.
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