Getting To Grips With Essential Car Maintenance
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Getting To Grips With Essential Car Maintenance

When I got my first car twenty years ago, I was clueless when it came to maintaining it and keeping it in a roadworthy condition. As a result, I had to pay for costly repairs that could have been avoided if the car had been looked after better. I learned my lesson and started reading everything I could about basic car maintenance. I started this blog to share what I've learned in the hopes it will save other new drivers making costly mistakes. I blog about a variety of topics, such as troubleshooting uneven tyre wear, the benefits of regular servicing and maintaining your car during the winter months. I hope you find my blog useful.


Getting To Grips With Essential Car Maintenance

  • Tyre Rotation: Understanding Ideal Patterns for Different Vehicles

    27 January 2017

    Vehicle tyres are designed and manufactured to provide good and long-term service on the road. However, if they are neglected after installation, they will wear out and fail prematurely. Consequently, you will have to replace these critical auto modules frequently, and the subsequent costs will be unnecessary and overwhelming. You can avoid the inconvenience and expenses of premature wear by performing tyre rotation. This is a maintenance practice which involves moving your vehicle's wheels and tyres to a new position periodically.

  • Check These 4 Things Before Buying a Used Grain Trailer

    5 December 2016

    You need to conduct adequate due diligence when you are shopping for used grain trailers in order to find the best piece of equipment for your farm. This article discusses some of the checks that inexperienced grain trailer buyers should conduct before making a buying decision. The Hoppers  Check the hoppers carefully to confirm that they are in a good condition.  Examine their frames and sides to ensure that no cracks exist.

  • Winterising Your Car's Diesel Engine: Some Common Diesel Engine Issues and How to Overcome Them

    4 November 2016

    One of the biggest decisions you will need to make when purchasing a car is whether you should go for a vehicle with a gasoline or diesel engine. While the engine's general makeup is virtually the same for both car diesels and gasolines, cars with diesel engines generally attract higher prices than gasolines. This is because car diesels are generally cheaper to use over the long term. But before you can rush to buy a diesel car, you should first get acquainted with some challenges you may encounter when using the car.

  • Commonly Asked Questions About Registering a Car in Australia

    28 September 2016

    If you've never registered a car in Australia, the process may seem a bit overwhelming, and especially if you don't have a driver's license or are bringing a car in from out of the country, as you may wonder if the process is somehow different for you. Note a few commonly asked questions about registering a car in Australia and then you can know where to start and what to expect with the process overall.

  • Five Things You Need to Prolong the Lifespan of Your Tyres

    31 August 2016

    Driving around with worn down treads on your tyres can be dangerous and illegal. Once your tyres have worn out, you cannot safely or legally get around replacing them, but there are ways to prolong your tyres' lifespan so you can stave off replacing them for as long as possible. Here are five things that can help: Tyre Pressure Gauge Even if your car has a digital gauge to let you know when your tyre pressure is off, you should still have a manual tyre pressure gauge.