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Buying Replacement Parts and Disposing of Old Cars: How to Choose the Perfect Wreckers

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you need a replacement part for your vehicle, or if you need to get rid of a junk car, a wrecker can help you. However, with so many wreckers out there, it can be hard to know which one is right for your needs. Whether you want parts or vehicle disposal, here are a few essential qualities to look for in a wrecking service: If You Need Replacement Parts… 1. Speciality Searching for a small part such as a window crank or a gas cap can be impossible in a wrecking yard full of different types of cars. To make the search easier on...

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The Art Of Towing A Trailer

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Towing a truck for the first time can be a frightening experience, but if you’ve got cargo you want to safely transport, then you’ll have to learn. Attaching a trailer at the back of your SUV needs training, and there are a number of basic steps you need to familiarise yourself with. The aim is to figure out how the extra load changes your vehicle reaction and to learn to adjust your driving style accordingly. So if you are getting ready to tow, here are a number of things to put in mind. Know the supported weights Your vehicle...

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Benefits And Risks Of Buying Used Auto Parts Online

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Purchasing used car parts is an economical choice that can significantly reduce the cumulative costs of repair and maintenance. With the advances in the e-commerce industry, the task of buying these products has been made easier by the availability of online vendors. The primary dealers are individuals on electronic marketplaces and auctions who want to make a profit out of their old cars and established vehicle parts companies that have expanded their local stores to reach out to a wider audience. If you are thinking about using online...

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Five Reasons Safety-conscious Drivers Should Replace Their Windcreens

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are a driver committed to safety, you may want to consider replacing the windscreen on your vehicle. If you have cracks, chips or simply an old windscreen, here are five reasons you should consider replacing it: 1. Legal Risk In some states, driving a car with a severely damaged windscreen is illegal. For example, in New South Wales, windscreens can legally have only two of the following blemishes on the driver’s side of the window: a hairline crack measuring 30 mm or less, a crack up to 75mm long from the edge of the windscreen...

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Broken Starter Motor? Maybe It’s Something Else

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re having trouble with your car and you can’t get it to start, one of the first things you are likely to focus on is the starter motor itself. Many people are quick to condemn this simple unit, to self diagnose the problem or to resort to repair methods that originate in urban legend. There are a number of different scenarios where a faulty starter motor may be suspected but is not the culprit. Why Is The Starter Motor Continuing To Run? You may blame the lowly starter motor if you hear a frantic whining noise as soon as...

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Things To Know About Tread (Tyres)

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Knowing how your tyres behave and interact with the environment helps gauge their average lifespan and also makes the process of choosing a new or replacement tyre easier and quicker. Factors Affecting Tread Life Low inflation – very little inflation pressure increases daily wear on the external edges and also generates excessive heat that decrease tyre durability. Over inflation – superfluous inflation pressure creates a curve at the bottom and inhibits the tyre from getting a flatter stance. As a result, the tyre’s centre portion...

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Things You Need To Know About Engine Oil

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Even if you don’t know a lot about how vehicles work, you likely know that in order for a vehicle to run properly it needs to have enough engine oil. The oil is necessary for keeping the engine lubricated and to prevent overheating. It isn’t enough to just keep the engine oil topped up. It needs to be changed every so often. When engine oil is not changed regularly, it can get dirty and this will lead to a buildup of sludge in the engine. If this isn’t taken care of, it can lead to some pretty serious problems requiring...

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Changing Your Exhaust? Don’t Forget the ECU

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re considering the fitment of a custom exhaust to your car or considering any other performance upgrade you need to consider modifications to your ECU. With standard electronic ignition today manufactures fine tune their vehicles for average and consistent consumer use. As soon as you modify a significant part of the car for performance, such as the engine compression, balance and timing, or fit an aftermarket exhaust, then you need to pay attention to the ECU. Switchable Remaps The switchable remap is an option that allows you...

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5 Types of Trailers You Can Use to Transport Heavy Machinery

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Some types of heavy machinery require specialized trucks to transport them from one location to another. As heavy machinery can be dangerous while being transported, often a convoy will escort the truck carrying the machinery to its destination. In rare cases—for bulky, long machinery, and heavy machinery—an extendable platform may be used. This article takes a look at the more common trucks used to transport pieces of heavy equipment and machinery. Low Trailer As the name suggests, these types of trucks feature a trailer, which is situated...

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3 Money-Saving Tips for the First-Time Car Buyer

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Buying new cars is a big investment, so you must do everything in your power to ensure that you don’t spend obscene amounts of money. Here are 3 purchasing tips for the first-time car buyer to save money. Set a Budget—and Don’t Deviate From It When you’re buying a car for the first time, you need to set a specific budget. It must be an amount that you can afford or are willing to spend on the car. Work out your finances and take stock of your expenses and income before your choose a realistic budget. Remember that new cars...

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