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

  • Care Tips for Your 4WD Vehicle

    22 December 2015

    Four Wheel Drive vehicle repairs are expensive and often preventable. Although 4WD vehicles are built to withstand rocky conditions don't be fooled into thinking they need less care. Properly maintaining your Four Wheel Drive vehicle will often come with a number of benefits, the main being prevented costly breakdowns. Having a regular service will sort out any issues before they become big problems. As well as this, following some basic 4WD care and talking to your mechanic will help avoid having any expensive diesel engine repairs.

  • What Causes Truck Wheels to Come Loose

    5 December 2015

    Many truck fleet managers are baffled when they keep getting reports that wheels have come loose on their trucks. Such fleet managers wonder what could be causing that problem since they take steps to ensure that preventive maintenance is done regularly. This article discusses some factors that can cause truck wheels to come loose. Contaminants in Nuts The nuts keeping truck wheels in place can lose their clamping force due to a variety of causes.

  • Why It's Always Recommended That You Use Genuine Parts for Car Repair

    17 November 2015

    Cars eventually need repair and parts eventually need replacing, and in some cases, this can be quite costly. Using off-brand parts can be tempting as these are usually much cheaper than genuine parts you get from a dealer or authorized manufacturer, but you may notice that many car mechanics recommend genuine parts instead. This isn't always just to charge you more money, as there are some very distinct advantages to using genuine parts.

  • Signs Indicating You Require a Car Service

    29 October 2015

    Vehicle owners will typically try to take their car for servicing only when it is necessary so as to avoid paying exorbitant amounts of money. The truth of the matter, though, is that if you ignore getting a car service, your vehicle will require more tuning and repairs, and this will make it more expensive than opting for a regular car service. To avoid this, it is best to know what signs to look out for to ensure your vehicle stays in optimum condition.

  • Types of Boat Trailers

    22 September 2015

    A boat can be used in rivers, lakes and bays, but transporting your boat to these bodies of water requires the use of a boat trailer. The boat trailer can be attached to a vehicle with high levels of performance that is up to the task of hauling a boat. When you decide that it is time to haul your boat to the nearest river or lake, you need to consider the different types of boat trailers that are available.