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What Should You Do If Your Engine Cuts Out When You Stop?

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If there is anything that you expect from your everyday runaround, it’s predictability. In other words, you’ll expect it to start on any cold morning, deal with rush-hour traffic as normal and always respond with reliability whenever you’re driving in town. However, something is not quite right today, and your engine is playing up. To be specific, it has decided that it will shut itself off whenever you arrive at a stop sign, prompting you to crank the ignition switch every time so you can get going.…

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"I've Got No Brakes!" What to Do in Such an Emergency

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Are you prepared for whatever life can throw at you? You may pride yourself on your ability to deal with the unexpected, but in truth may not have dealt with a real emergency for quite some time. So, ask yourself what you would do if you were driving along a busy road and suddenly discovered that your car had no brakes. Would you be able to cope? Breathe Deeply For many people, this is the stuff of nightmares as they are used to the car responding to their every command.…

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What Is This Strange Jolting Sensation When You Try to Stop the Car?

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Most people like predictability in their lives so they know what to expect in any given situation. This allows them to cope with everyday pressures and retain a sense of calm in an otherwise stressful world. So, when they encounter something unusual in a typically predictable situation, the alarm bells can start to ring. You may be in that situation today, as you’ve noticed some very strange behaviour from your car.…

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How Truck Drivers Can Increase DPF Regeneration Intervals

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Truck drivers can take several steps to reduce the frequency at which they have to stop and allow their trucks to regenerate the diesel particulate filter (DPF) system once a warning light comes on alerting them to that need. This article discusses some of those helpful measures to ensure your truck remains roadworthy. Reduce Idling Times One way to prolong the interval between regeneration sessions is by keeping truck idling to a minimum.…

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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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