Feel Confident Behind the Wheel: Maintain Your Own Car

Feel Confident Behind the Wheel: Maintain Your Own Car

  • Car Repairs: Your Questions Answered

    If you've recently purchased your first car, you may be wondering about some of the repairs you may need to have carried out during the vehicle's lifetime. This article answers some common questions you may have about car repairs. Read on to discover more! Q: What's the difference between a mechanic and an auto electrician? A: There is no practical difference between mechanics and auto-electricians, although it may appear to be so.

  • Things That Cause Trouble with Starting Your Vehicle

    The moment that you start to experience challenges with turning on your car, your first thought is probably an issue with the battery. This misassumption is commonly made by many motorists since the battery is what provides the car with the power it needs to operate. However, if this battery is fairly new, it is unlikely that a dead battery could be the root of your woes. Instead, a hidden problem could be the issue at hand.

  • Things You Should Do When Your Vehicle Breaks Down in Winter

    One of the worst experiences any vehicle owner can be forced to deal with is to get stranded on the roadside during winter. Vehicle owners are always advised to keep up with their regular service, and ignoring this advice could cost you a lot. Although repairs and maintenance are required throughout the year, the winter weather can take a toll on your vehicle. By taking simple precautions, you will avoid the need for a tow truck service.

  • Sensible Sensors – Controlling Your Engine for Best Effect

    Are you somebody who is intimidated by new technology, or do you revel in the possibility? Do you wonder how you can take advantage of the opportunities to lead an interesting and, in many cases, easier life? One way or the other, everybody has to get used to such advances and nowhere is this pace of development more evident than in the automotive world. It wasn't that long ago when a car would be purely mechanical and rely on a series of predictable actions in order to operate, but today your vehicle is controlled by a complex series of electronics with the ubiquitous sensor at the core.

  • Some Unusual Ways to Keep Your Vehicle Maintenance Budget in Check

    Most Australians have made a significant investment in their humble automobile. After all, they rely on this vehicle to get them back and forth to work so that they can earn a living and need to make sure that it is kept in the best possible condition. Yet still, a lot of people are reactive rather than proactive and end up spending much more money on maintenance than they need to.

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    Feel Confident Behind the Wheel: Maintain Your Own Car

    If, like me, you like to drive and are something of a petrol-head, then feeling confident is part of what it is all about when motoring. Knowing what to do if you face a hazard on the road or how to deal with a blowout is all part of the driving experience, to me. Having said that, few motorists really know what checks they should be making to ensure their car is properly roadworthy. I've spent the last few years upgrading my car maintenance skills and - although I'm no qualified mechanic - I now undertake all sorts of jobs needed to keep my car running properly and safely. Read my blog and pick up some car maintenance tips that anyone can do.