Feeling stressed out when you’re behind the wheel can make for a very unpleasant driving experience; it can also affect your ability to concentrate and thus increase the chance of you being involved in a road accident. Read on for some advice on how to have a calmer car journey.
Plan your route and leave early
Few things are more stress-inducing than getting lost when you’re on the road. Whilst GPS devices and smartphones have reduced the frequency with which drivers get lost, it’s not a good idea to be completely reliant on technology to show you the best route. Read More»
Your tyres will always remain in contact with the surface of the road when you are driving. Unfortunately, many vehicle owners take their tyres for granted and therefore do not give them the right maintenance attention. Most of the time, they wait until their journey has been cut short by a flat tyre to give the necessary attention to the tyre. One of the things vehicle owners can do to avoid the risk of a flat tyre is to keep tyre pressure at the right level. Read More»
Some of the most costly car repairs are those that involve the replacement of worn out or damaged components. Some faulty parts may simply cause a car to run inefficiently, while others may render the vehicle completely inoperative. Whatever the case, defective parts should be replaced immediately because they will compromise the safety of the driver, his/her passengers and other road users. If you do not want to be caught by surprise the next time your car needs a replacement part, here are a couple of helpful tips you can follow. Read More»
If you’ve been shopping for a new car recently, or even if you’ve just been looking at putting a new set of tyres on your existing model, you’ll probably have noticed that low-profile tyres are becoming more popular.Even if you don’t know the term, you’re likely to have seen low-profile tyres around; these are those tyres that have a smaller amount of rubber between the rim and the road, with larger diameter rims as a consequence. Read More»
Driving a manual means taking responsibility for changing gears as you drive. Many people prefer this kind of direct control, but others aren’t sure when they should be making shifts. This is something that you need to get to grips with since driving in the wrong gear will lead to reduced fuel efficiency and higher internal temperatures, all while increasing wear on the engine, transmission system and many of the vehicle’s various fluids, which could mean manual gearbox repairs. Read More»
Finding enough room in your caravan to store your extra gear can be challenging, but luckily, it’s not impossible. There are actually a surprising number of ways you can increase the storage in your caravan, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money. In many cases, you may have the storage solutions you need around your home. Check out these ideas:
1. Roof and Tow Straps
Just because you’re not in a conventional house doesn’t mean you cannot take advantage of “ Read More»
Severe adverse weather can cause serious dents to your vehicle. While hailstones aren’t always thought of as “extreme” or “severe”, they can do a lot of damage to any outdoor possessions and property. In fact, over 1⁄3 of Australia’s natural hazard insurance claims were caused by hail in the 37-year period between 1968 and 2005.
The two main ways to avoid dents from hailstorms are to seek sheltered parking and to cover your car. Read More»
If you drive a heavy-duty truck for work, you need to keep up with regular maintenance and repairs. One important part of maintenance is checking your wheels to be sure they are aligned. This is crucial for safety and cost-savings purposes. Here are some of the most important reasons to make sure your truck’s wheels are aligned properly.
Your Tyres Will Last Longer
When you are driving a heavy-duty truck, such as a delivery truck or a semi, you need it to be in tip-top shape. Read More»
As an allergy sufferer, you already struggle to keep the triggers under control in your own home, but you may not have given any thought to the impact your car is having on your condition. Living in Queensland, you will be aware of the high levels of humidity it experiences, and this humidity could be leading to mould growth in your car’s air conditioning unit. So, what do you need to know about the connection between air conditioning in your car and your allergies? Read More»
Excessive backpressure can occur within your vehicle when the exhaust system isn’t able to expel of all the waste products created by the engine. That might not sound like a real problem, but it can lead to overheating and other internal failures. Here are just four signs that your vehicle is suffering from excessive backpressure.
1. Decreased Power and Fuel Economy
If your engine can’t release all of the pressure that builds up from waste products, it won’t be as able to burn new fuel or draw in new oxygen to ensure that fuel burns optimally. Read More»