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.
25 July 2016
Sometimes, it can be quite fun and convenient to work on sheet metal from the comfort of your home. So why not convert that backyard or garage into your own metal fabrication centre? However, if you have never done any metal works before, it is important to know how you are going to stretch and cut your sheet metal. Below are some must-have tools and machines to help you with this.
12 July 2016
Most motorists know the importance of driving with brakes that are in good condition for their safety. However, some motorists make the mistake of ignoring signs of impending brake repairs, not realising their significance. Not having weird sounds and vibrations checked out could lead to larger problems with your vehicle that will eventually affect your wheels and tyres too. Therefore, it is prudent to know what to look for so as to identify that you will be requiring brake repairs.
25 May 2016
The clutch is one of the key components of your manual transmission car, so you'll naturally want to ensure that it is well maintained for its smooth running. If something goes wrong with any component of the transmission system, then you may need transmission repairs based on the problem. Here are some warning signs that your clutch may need repair instantly or during transmission service. Burning Smell Emitted From The Clutch
25 May 2016
Renting a moving truck is not difficult, but it's not something that most people do very often, which means it's easy to get overwhelmed by your choices and overlook a few important details. This can mean having a truck that doesn't give you the options you expect and also one that literally does not fit on your property. Note a few things to remember when reserving moving trucks and then discuss these with the rental agency.
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.