24 June, 2019
They’re the round bits that are the ONLY bits of your car that meet the road. Tyres are the unsung champions of the automotive world, and there are plenty of sizes to choose from for the huge range of cars available.
17 June, 2019
A car’s headlights were once a bulb inside a metal cover, shielded by a glass lens. Some cars may still have that but more commonly they’ll be made of a thick plastic.
14 June, 2019
Australia is renowned for cycling through a full range of seasonal weather conditions during the winter season and depending on your location could mean you’re facing water or ice on the road, sleet and possibly even snow! Conditions like these can (very quickly) become hazardous for any motorist and whilst a breakdown is never ideal, during winter it can make a breakdown just that much worse.
11 June, 2019
When people buy a car, be it new or pre-loved, the tyres will have been cleaned, had protectant put upon them, and will generally look fab. It’s also a fair bet that a pressure check will have been performed.
03 June, 2019
Inside and out, a certain scent can tell the driver that a car isn’t healthy.
24 May, 2019
We can all relate to the frustration involved when it’s time to service our vehicles. Simply put, a car service can be costly, but not taking your car for a regular service will always cost you more; Discover why below.
13 May, 2019
Every single car that rolls off a production line now has an anti-corrosive layer somewhere in the paint layers. The intent is to provide a barrier between two opposing forces of nature that can conspire to cause metal cancer.
08 May, 2019
Like tyres, the rubber bits on pieces of metal that go back and forth are underrated in what they do.
Brand new, a rubber wiper blade is flexible, unbroken, and, importantly, clean.
08 May, 2019
It doesn’t feel like all that long ago when the Saturday morning routine was “kids to sports, morning tea, do the clothes washing, wash the car.
With water a precious resource now, the last step isn’t that common, but there are a few ways that looking after your car can be done.
08 May, 2019
For decades a car’s engine was fed fuel through a carburettor. This is a mechanical device that measured fuel through a system of small pipes and the fuel was sucked into an engine cylinder’s combustion chamber via the downward motion of the cylinder’s piston.
17 April, 2019
The Australian government has mandated regulations when it comes to purchasing items and a failure occurs. The wording effectively translates to “having a reasonable expectation of a working life”, and means that something like a TV that comes with a 24 month warranty should be expected to perform well beyond that period.
11 April, 2019
With the level of technology that is used to build cars now, it’s surprisingly rare that a recall to a brand happens. It may be a small engineering issue, a recurring hiccup in the assembly line, however there’s been nothing as dramatic as the recall for a safety item.
05 April, 2019
Self-maintaining your car may seem like a daunting task. There are some aspects that are definitely best left to a qualified mechanic, however your car may also provide some audible clues about what’s going on.
04 April, 2019
Let’s be honest…. When it comes down to vehicle safety, most of us tend to take our car’s for granted and forget the bigger picture: Safety and Reliability. Having a safe and reliable vehicle is important, regardless of the distance or time you take to commute; find out why below.
30 March, 2019
In the greater scheme of things, there are three kinds of cars:
• Technological leaders;
• Cheap and cheerful;
• Comfortable and efficient.
23 March, 2019
It’s often difficult to know how to tell car technician what seems to be wrong or needing a check-up on your car. It’s sometimes difficult to remember what you heard, felt or noticed.
23 March, 2019
It’s said that buying a new car is in the top three most stressful things we’ll do in life, along with buying a house and getting married.
07 March, 2019
We all know Aussie summers can be stinkers. We don’t like it, and our Euro cars don’t like it either, especially if their own cooling system isn’t feeling good.
04 March, 2019
What’s small, has four doors and can act like an oven at times? A car with a faulty air-conditioner – that’s what! Imagine jumping into your car and being abruptly greeted with hot yucky and muggy air from your vehicles air-con.
03 March, 2019
With only four palm-sized bits of rubber keeping our cars glued to the road, there’s no doubt it’s imperative we keep our tyres in good shape; those four bits of rubber are critical in allowing you to keep control of your vehicles.