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15 Jul, 19

What Are Common Brake Wear Indicators?

Signs Of Brake Wear & Tear

The braking system in our vehicles is being constantly used and it continues to serve its purpose of slowing down and stopping our vehicles… However, this type of trust with our brakes comes with a responsibility; they do the work for you, as long as you maintain them! That means maintaining all of its components, specifically the brake pads and discs…   What are Brake pads? Essentially, the braking system in a car consists of a brake disc/rotor, a brake…

06 Jul, 19

Spark Plug Condition: How To Diagnose Engine Issues

Spark Plug Condition: How To Diagnose Engine Problems

What Are Spark Plugs? A spark plug is a device that is designed to transmit an electrical signal to the engine, in order to ignite the mixture of air and fuel. Without a working spark plug, your car wouldn’t be able to start up if it runs on petrol/gasoline. The plugs are located within the cylinder heads in the engine and they are controlled by the engine control unit (ECU) via spark plug leads, also known as HT leads and…

07 Mar, 19

The Importance of Your Temperature Gauge

Your vehicle temperature gauge has a very important job. Your vehicle temperature gauge has a very important job. It is there to inform you of the temperature of your engine while it is running. The gauge is located by the top of your vehicle’s dashboard and measures whether your engine coolant is cool, normal or overheating. Other than normal, a measure of cool or overheating on your temperature gauge is important and can be indicators of the condition of your…

01 Mar, 19

How To: Replace Your Car’s Exhaust System

how to change car exhaust system

Your car’s exhaust system is more than just the visible parts of your car, like the exhaust pipe but is an intricate system of compartments and pipes that extend to all over your car, beginning with the car engine and ending at the exhaust pipe at the back of the vehicle. The five components of this system are the exhaust manifold, oxygen sensor, exhaust pipes, catalytic converter and a silencer which are normally found in modern vehicles today. And as…

28 Feb, 19

Product Recall: Audi A4 and A5 with Faulty Airbag Bolts

defective audi airbags

Since the use of airbags became a standard component in modern vehicles, they have continued to prove that they can greatly reduce injuries that may be caused in the event of a collision. While the placement and design of airbags have evolved throughout the years, the central idea behind the device has remained the same. Airbags continue to hold the same purpose, they allow both the drivers and passengers to undergo rapid changes in speed and velocity without experiencing any…

26 Feb, 19

5 Car Maintenance Myths That Are Actually False

There are multitudes of advice every car owner gets whenever the topic of keeping their car in good condition comes up. It can come from anyone, ranging from an online article to your family members. You can get tips on how to save on car maintenance expenses or how best to enhance your car performance, however, not all of this advice is necessarily true. Some pieces may have originated from exaggerated experiences and stories. Here are the five common vehicle…

20 Feb, 19

Everything You Need To Know About Wheel Alignment

Have you ever been driving and felt your vehicle pulling to one side? Or when you check your vehicle, have you noticed that there is a greater degree of wear on one side of your tyre than the other? If you’ve ever experienced this or your tyres are in this state, then you most likely have misaligned wheels. The process of aligning wheels is actually quite simple; your vehicle is placed on a wheel-alignment ramp, which uses laser-controlled measuring devices…

18 Feb, 19

How To: Fit New Spark Plugs

Spark Plug Condition: How To Diagnose Engine Problems

The spark plug is fitted to the engine cylinder head and positioned with its tip in the cylinder. There is one spark plug installed in each cylinder and its sole purpose is to ignite the compressed fuel and air mixture. This combustion is what creates the energy for the engine to rotate and output power. The spark plug is controlled via the engine ECU as it is crucial for the ignition to be timed to be in perfect sync with…

15 Feb, 19

Steps On How To Change A Headlight Bulb

how to remove bulb from headlight

Headlight bulb replacement is a task that every car owner should learn to do. Not only will it save you the hassle of having to take your vehicle to a mechanic, but it's also a cheaper alternative. It may not seem like the most useful thing to learn, but you'll be thanking us when one of your headlight bulbs dies and you need a quick fix. Driving without working headlights is evidently not very safe for yourself and pedestrians, but…

15 Feb, 19

How To: Prevent Your Car From Overheating

what to do when your car overheats

If your car overheats, you should pull over as soon as it is safe to do so and then switch off your engine. Allowing the engine to overheat can cause catastrophic damage, so knowing how to prevent this type of failure is priceless! Hot weather is a common cause for vehicles overheating. However, this problem becomes more likely if you neglect your car’s maintenance, or more specifically, the little things you can do to prevent your car from overheating in…