Buying a used four-wheel-drive car can be a challenging task. 4WD vehicles are often subjected to off-road conditions which may cause a lot of wear. In this excerpt, you will learn how to conduct a pre-purchase inspection when buying a used 4WD. Exterior. Unlike a new vehicle, used cars may not have a spotless exterior. As such, expect minor scratches or dents as a result of countless off-road expeditions. What you should look out for are signs of accident damage and filler on the vehicle's body.
26 March 2019
Have you noticed a gradual trend towards the elimination of the middleman? This societal change seems to be affecting every industry and is a result of new technology and a general shift in mindset. You may come across this new world order in most facets of your life eventually, but you may be able to start taking advantage of the benefits right now. For example, if you've just jumped into your car outside your home and found that it simply will not start, why don't you bypass the vehicle recovery service and call a mobile mechanic instead?
21 December 2018
As a fleet operator, it is crucial to be knowledgeable of the vehicles that you oversee so that you can ensure their servicing requirements are being met on a routine basis. Failure to do so could lead to an inability to meet your operational targets due to the consistent breakdown of the vehicles. Here is a highlight of the most common truck fleet maintenance problems to be wary of. Wheel bearings problems
24 October 2018
Whenever you buy a new car, you have to take a deep breath and realise how much money you will spend in terms of depreciation. This is a fact of life in the automobile industry and while much of it is beyond your control, you can nevertheless impact just how much money you get when you pass the car over to somebody else. What actions can you take to soften the blow?
20 August 2018
Have you noticed that the temperature gauge on your car's dashboard has been rising more than it should recently? This is, of course, an indication that the operating temperature is higher than it should be, and this is usually down to one of two key problems. Essentially, the engine may not be receiving a sufficient amount of coolant due to either a stuck thermostat or a failed radiator. How can you check to see what's happening?
12 June 2018
The master cylinder is one of the most vital components of your car's braking system. Its function is to convert the pressure you apply on the brake pedal into hydraulic pressure needed to push the brake fluid through the vehicle's brake lines and force the brake callipers to squeeze the brake pads against the brake rotors to slow down your car or bring it to a halt. Therefore, it is imperative to always have a properly functioning brake master cylinder.
18 April 2018
Radiator leaks aren't an unusual problem -- in fact, the majority of truck or car owners can expect to deal with this issue at some point. Your radiator helps your engine temperatures stay stable, so it's especially important that you watch out for signs of a leak. If you can recognise the indicators of a radiator leak early, you can avoid an overheated engine -- and possibly a costly engine replacement.
13 March 2018
The rebuilding of engines has been on the rise for the past few years. People have started to take a keen interest in their cars and appreciating them for the big part they play in helping them move from one point to another. When you wish to rebuild engines there are some factors, such as the expertise of your mechanic, that you need to consider. The engine of a vehicle is its heart.
9 February 2018
The best way to keep your new car running like new is to take good care of it and ensure it's always properly maintained right from the moment you drive it off the dealer's lot. The more vigilant you are about taking care of your new car, the longer its overall life and the fewer repair bills you might face down the road. To ensure your new car is always in its best condition and to ensure you always have a safe and comfortable ride, note a few important maintenance tasks you don't want to overlook, beyond just getting the oil changed!
15 January 2018
Going out camping with your very own caravan in tow is a great way to experience the beauty of nature in various holiday parks and camping destinations across Australia. However, it is important for you as a caravan owner to keep in mind that your caravan can break down just like your tow vehicle. Though preventative maintenance won't prevent every problem that may arise out of normal use of your caravan, it is a great way to minimise repair issues.
20 December 2017