Navigating through the process of a roadworthy inspection can seem daunting, especially for first-time car owners. This blog post will shed light on practical steps that can make the journey smoother and less stressful. The aim is to help new car owners understand what is involved, how to prepare and what to expect. Read on to explore essential tips, common pitfalls to avoid and guidance to pass your inspection with flying colours.
14 July 2023
If you drive a vehicle with an automatic transmission, it's likely your car uses planetary gears. As the name implies, planetary gears are made up of a central drive gear with multiple gears surrounding it, much like a sun with planets around it. Since planetary gear sets save on space, they are ideal for use in automatic transmissions. However, the extreme amount of power that gears must handle whenever you're behind the wheel can lead to wear over time.
12 April 2023
Many car batteries today are classified as "wet cells," which, as the name implies, means that there is liquid within. As time goes by, some of this liquid (or electrolyte) can evaporate and, if allowed to do so, can compromise battery performance. If you want to make your car battery last longer, you may need to check the electrolyte levels from time to time. What is the best way to go about this?
5 January 2023
If you are a vehicle owner, it's important to know about the different things that can go wrong with your car and the steps you should take if something does go wrong. For example, it's important to know a little something about heat exchangers since they are so important. There Are a Few Ways to Tell First of all, you might suspect that your vehicle needs a heat exchanger, but you might not be sure if this is the case.
15 September 2022
It's not uncommon to take your car or truck in for brake repairs without even knowing it. You may notice the pedal is softer than normal, or that you have to press harder than usual to get it to stop. If you start noticing these signs, it's important to get your brakes checked out as soon as possible. Here are five early warning signs your brakes are malfunctioning: 1. Your Brakes Are Squealing
22 June 2022
If you've ever had to deal with a failed trailer bearing, you'll want to ensure that it never happens again. After all, in the worst-case scenario, such a failure could lead to the loss of a wheel, with significant consequences. Yet, why should the bearing fail in the first place, and what can you do to avoid a recurrence? How Bearings Work A wheel bearing is designed to cope with tremendous radial and thrust loads while dealing with high levels of friction.
22 April 2022
When it feels sweltering outside but cool and breezy inside your vehicle, you should thank the air conditioning system. The AC's primary function is to keep your car's cabin as comfortable as possible all year round, regardless of the prevailing climate. However, optimal performance is only possible with proper AC system maintenance. That said, the more you use a car AC, the faster the refrigerant diminishes, causing inefficiencies in the system.
15 February 2022
Does your car want to take you somewhere you don't want to go? In other words, does the steering tend to pull to one side so that the vehicle veers off in a certain direction when you place your foot on the brake pedal? If so, this can be disconcerting, and you'll want to understand why it is happening and put a stop to it. What could be going wrong in this situation?
7 December 2021
Getting in your car and driving off should be an easy and straightforward process. You just need to push the clutch pedal all the way down to the floor (if you drive a manual car), press on the brake pedal, put the key in the ignition, and turn it. When you are ready to start moving, take your foot off the brakes and slowly remove your foot from the clutch. However, you may have trouble starting your car, which is a common problem.
12 October 2021
An oil cooler helps to cool the oil in the engine, keeping your vehicle running smoothly. If this system fails, it can result in a lot of damage and, particularly, engine failure. The good news is that an oil cooler can serve you for a long time if you regularly maintain your vehicle. However, there are instances when damage to the oil cooler is inevitable. When this happens, you should be keen to notice warning signs that the oil cooler is about to fail.
13 August 2021