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Tire Pressure: Things You Need To Know

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Tire Pressure: Things You Need To Know

Why Proper Inflation is Important “the right air pressure maximises the life of your tires.” Why Proper Inflation Is Important As we prepare for the Yuletide season, we will be discussing on things you should know and do before embarking on a road trip with your vehicle. In this issue, we will be discussing on Tyre pressure as this is among the major cause of tyre blowout on the highways. Driving on severely under-inflated (low pressure) tires, or those overinflated (too much pressure) well past their maximum inflation pressure, can cause a blowout while you are driving, resulting in loss of vehicle control.Also note that tyre...

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Tips For Servicing Your Car After A Long Road Trip

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Tips For Servicing Your Car After A Long Road Trip

With proper post-road trip maintenance, you can minimize the wear and tear on your vehicle. Below are 6 quick tips to help get your car back in top shape.1. Clean The Car Thoroughly, inside and outside to protect the body and interior against cosmetic damage, mold and other issues.2. Check The Tire Treads; 3. Top Off Or Change The Fluids. Check engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, Washer Fluid, Coolant and Power Steering Fluid.4. Check the Filters; Clean or replace the following filters; Cabin air filter, Engine Air Filter, Engine Oil Filter, and Fuel Filters.5. Run a Diagnostic Check up; to make sure all sensors are in good working condition to avoid causing other problems. 6. Test your brakes. Also have...

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Why You Should Never Remove Your Thermostat

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Why You Should Never Remove Your Thermostat

Many mechanics have ill advised car owners on removing the thermostats rather than having them replaced. Removing the thermostat from any car is NOT a good idea. It simply complicates...

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7 Steps To Help Prepare Your Car For Storage

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7 Steps To Help Prepare Your Car For Storage

Are you leaving town for a job, an extended vacation or for studies or maybe you are in the military and are being deployed overseas? Then, you will need to put your car in storage. Follow these steps if you do not want to return to a dead battery, a damaged engine, ruined tyres or a rat nest under your hood.   Change The Oil Skip this step if you are only storing the car for a week or two. However, consider getting the oil changed if you will be away for longer than 30days. Used oil contains moisture, sludge...

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5 Parts in Your Car Potholes Can Damage

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5 Parts in Your Car Potholes Can Damage

You might encounter dozens of potholes on your daily commute, and they can only be avoided for so long. You’re bound to hit one eventually, which can seriously damage your car. Feeling the jolt from hitting a pothole and the uneasiness of facing an expensive repair is something drivers everywhere have to deal with. How potholes form Potholes are road imperfections that occur when soil compacted beneath pavement becomes weakened or displaced. Roads are particularly likely to form potholes in hot, cold and rainy months, when extreme temperature conditions and lots of running water disrupt the base layers under the pavement. As...

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