We spend so much time in our cars nowadays, from driving to work to carrying out errands, but we bet you don’t know these random facts about cars and driving!
There are over 13 million vehicles on the road in Australia, and the average Austral[...]
26 February, 2018
A hybrid car is one that uses more than 1 type of technology to provide motion. Usually, these cars will have an internal combustion engine as well as an electric motor – where the electric motor is sometimes able to power the veh[...]
07 February, 2018
The number of recalls issued by manufacturers of motor vehicles is rising, probably in line with the complexity of modern engines and electrical systems. Not all recalls are for major fixes – vehicles are recalled for smaller-scale fixes all th[...]
18 January, 2018
Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and forward collision warning can stop your vehicle and avoid cars or obstacles ahead. In some cars the system operates only for lower speeds, and in others, a warning is provided to the driver if a potential collis[...]
16 January, 2018
“What on earth would snakes have to do with your car?”, you may ask. Well, earlier this year a Sydney motorist had to deal with a venomous red-bellied black snake that had slithered into the engine of his car. This particular snake is a n[...]
14 January, 2018
The car battery is the heart of the vehicle’s electrical system – you really don’t want to be stranded in the middle of nowhere as a result of a flat battery. Here are some tips to help you to maintain the health of your battery the[...]
09 January, 2018
In the same way that your tyres, engine and even your air-conditioning system need to be maintained, so do your brakes.
The brake system on your car is made up of a master cylinder, brake hoses and the brake caliper. When you apply pressure to the b[...]
07 January, 2018
Most of us have heard of brake fluid, and we know that it has something to do with the proper functioning of the brakes on our vehicles – but exactly what is it, and why is it so important?
Brake fluid transfers the pressure of your foot on th[...]
04 January, 2018
Its summer and it’s hot out there. Overheating of your car engine is often thought of as being associated with warm weather – but the fact of the matter is that your car engine is built to dissipate heat regardless of the season – i[...]
02 January, 2018
Do you need to store your car for a period of time? Here are some tips on how to do this so that you can get it back in service as quickly as possible, when the time comes.
Before you store the vehicle, clean inside and out thoroughly – you do[...]
31 December, 2017
Nitrogen is a colourless, odourless, non-toxic gas that makes up 78% of the earth’s atmosphere. It has been used to inflate tyres of racing cars, aircraft and heavy commercial vehicles for some time, and is recently gaining popularity for use f[...]
28 December, 2017
Your car is one of the biggest expenses that you are likely to make – and isn’t it worthwhile to spend a little extra effort to keep it looking and smelling good for longer.
Start off with the interior – using electrical devices su[...]
26 December, 2017
The seats in your car, especially the driver’s seat, are critical to the level of usability and comfort of your vehicle – but how much thought to you give to this aspect of your car when making a buying decision?
Here are some poin[...]
24 December, 2017
Buying a new car and looking at the audio options available to you? With the range of options available this can get confusing.
These days, a number of well known home entertainment brands are working with car manufacturers to make their systems ava[...]
21 December, 2017
If you are currently on the hunt to buy a car, then this one is for you! Perhaps you have had the headaches of visiting multiple dealers and car yards, and are frustrated with the process. Whether you are overwhelmed with too much information or frus[...]
19 December, 2017
Airbags are an important and effective safety device in your car. Statistics show that airbags reduce the risk of fatality in a head on collision by about 30%. Nowadays, we also have seat mounted and door mounted side airbags – and some cars ha[...]
17 December, 2017
There are many articles written about car safety – with the majority of these articles focussing on the safety of the driver and passengers inside the vehicle. But what about the person walking, running or jogging on the roads? Pedestrians acco[...]
14 December, 2017
Do you know how to safely merge, change lanes and enter a freeway – or are you that driver that causes gritting of teeth and frustration for other drivers as they ever so slowly sail onto the freeway to the sound of screeching brakes behind the[...]
12 December, 2017
It’s one thing to buy a car – new or used – but the responsibility doesn’t stop there. How do you keep your newly acquired vehicle in tip top running order? Here are a few pointers for you, to help you keep your car running we[...]
09 December, 2017
Getting in your car and driving is still one of the most dangerous things that you do each day. Car manufacturers have done a lot in recent years to improve the level of safety in some of the latest models, with features such as adaptive cruise contr[...]
07 December, 2017
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