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Tips for Caring for your Car's Radiator in Winter

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Winter is due in a few weeks’ time, which offers various challenges to car maintenance efforts. New car owners, at least most of them, do not know how winter affects a car’s radiator; therefore, they ignore some of the essential but critical maintenance procedures. One of the reasons for such negligence is the belief that the temperature outside is already low enough to cool the radiator on a new car. Nothing could be further from the truth because a radiator will struggle to cope with winter conditions no matter how new it is.…

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Tips to help you maximise the lifespan of your brakes

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It is rare to hear people whose vehicles’ original brakes have lasted the entire lifespan of their vehicles without the need for replacement. For most people, brakes last shorter than they should because of poor habits behind the wheel, and in most cases, the brake pads perform even more dismally. If you have been going to the auto mechanic regularly with complaints about poor brake performance, perhaps it is time to review driving skills and enforce those which will promote the life of your brakes.…

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Five Checks to Do on Your Caravan Before Your Next Holiday

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Before heading out on your next big camping holiday, you may want to make sure that you do a bit of routine maintenance on your caravan. In particular, if you have a caravan that you tow behind your vehicle, there are key steps you should take. Check out the following tips. 1. Look Over Your Tyres Your tyres are essential, whether they are on your vehicle or your caravan. Look over the tyres.…

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Why Is Preventative Car Maintenance Necessary?

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When it comes to caring for your car, you should be proactive. Being proactive means you shouldn’t wait to act after a repair issue has already cropped up; rather, you should schedule for preventative maintenance so that any problems that may have occurred can be identified and remedied before they can cause further problems.  There are so many good reasons why car makers and mechanics alike recommend that motorists should schedule for preventative car maintenance.…

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How to Diagnose a Possible Problem with Your Power Steering System

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Many years ago, you needed to be relatively fit to even drive a car. The technology had not yet materialised to help you turn the steering wheel with no effort, and if you were driving twisty roads all the time, you’d be able to have an upper body workout without knowing it. However, this is not the case these days, so if you’re sweating too much trying to turn the wheel, it indicates a potential problem with the power steering system.…

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4WD Transmissions: Why Should You Replace Instead of Rebuild?

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Your transmission system conveys power from the engine, making it one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Such systems are very complex and placed under considerable strain, so they are vulnerable to wear and tear. This is even more likely when dealing with a 4-wheel drive (4WD) transmission because those systems are also tasked with distributing power between the front and front wheels through an integrated transfer care. Additionally, 4WD vehicles tend to be put through more heavy-duty use.…

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Differential Distress: Does Your Older Vehicle Need A Rebuild?

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It would be nice to be in a position to buy a new car, so you don’t have to worry about repairs for years, but not everyone has the budget to do so. You own an older car which you bought through a private sale, so it has no warranty. You have recently noticed that it makes a slight rattle and hum while driving, so you are now concerned about what is going on.…

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Top Services to Expect from a Car Tune-Up Session

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There is nothing as frustrating as your car breaking down unexpectedly with no car mechanic in range. Well, it does happen and unfortunately some of the reasons underlying such sudden malfunctioning can be avoided through regular repairs and maintenance. Every dollar you spend in auto repair is worth it because down the road, it will save you from inconveniences which you may otherwise face. With auto repair centres being established in increasing numbers, each offering customised repair and car care services, it helps to know what to expect when you visit a car mechanic.…

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Why Something Small Could Be Affecting Your Car's A/C System

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During the summer, you may be used to flitting in between your air-conditioned house, office and vehicle so that you spend as little time as possible in that mid-day furnace. However, sometimes part of that equation doesn’t work and this can leave you more than a little bit hot under the collar. If the A/C system in your car seems to be blowing tropical air at you instead of cold, what can you check?…

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4 Common Volkswagen Transmission Issues

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Numerous complaints have been received from consumers regarding the Volkswagen transmission - that it is faulty preventing the car from being a joy to ride. The Volkswagen models affected by this transmission fault are the Jetta, GTI, Eos and Jetta Sportswagen. The problem in transmission emanates from a fault in the Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) system. The Tiptronic transmission system had also been affected. Therefore, it is important to take note of the common Volkswagen transmission issues consumers complain about to be able to ascertain if you are also victim.…

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