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

  • Safety precautions when doing auto electrical repairs

    29 April 2016

    The electrical system in your car is very important to keep your car running and functional. It's a large system with many individual parts that need to be looked after in order for your car to be functioning properly. Performing auto electrical repairs by yourself can be a dangerous task even if you are experienced in similar procedures, and if you need to do it, there are a few things regarding safety you should think about before you start repairing.

  • Signs of an Exhaust Leak in Your Vehicle

    12 April 2016

    For your car to continue functioning optimally, you need to maintain every part of it. Part of maintenance is knowing some of the signals that a given part, such as the exhaust system, has developed a problem. The location of the exhaust at the underside of your vehicle increases its susceptibility to wear and tear. Problems with exhaust systems are often overlooked, which is a bad idea because a faulty exhaust system can lead to the accumulation of toxic chemicals in the fumes, leading to harmful emissions.

  • Tips for Choosing Nudge Bars for Your Vehicle

    24 March 2016

    Nudge bars are installed in the front of the vehicle to protect it when you take it off-roading or when you're driving in rough terrain. The bars nudge or tamp down vegetation and brush in front of your vehicle so you can drive through it better, and also offer protection from something getting stuck in the front grill. There are many different types of these nudge bars available, from full grill guards to just simple bull bars installed in the front of your car, so note a few of their differences and some tips for choosing between them.

  • Car Exhaust Mufflers: Knowing If There Is a Problem

    22 February 2016

    How do you know that you know that you have a defective muffler? The muffler is the bulged part of the exhaust pipe, which helps to reduce the noise produced by your car's running engine. In some cases, it is also referred to as the silencer. Besides the noise reduction, the muffler also helps to purify the smoke produced by the exhaust pipe into the atmosphere. Therefore, a defective muffler contributes to the pollution of air, which is why it should be checked and repaired any time you realise that it has a problem.

  • 2015 Subaru Outback: The Wagon Worthy Of An Off-Road Challenge

    28 January 2016

    According to one of the most trusted car review magazines, the Kelley Blue Book, the 2015 Subaru Outback has a barrage of features that make it as off-road worthy as any of its predecessors. Though essentially a crossover, the 2015 Outback wagon is just as handy off the road as it is on the asphalt. And here's why: Drive & stability Off the road, the all-wheel drive feature on the 2015 Subaru Outback comes into full effect, separating it from other crossover models that are either front or rear wheel driven.