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Safety Measures during Towing a Friend's Car

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Automotive towing involves moving vehicles from certain areas either because they have broken down or the owners have parked them illegally. In every city, there are city council workers whose main role is to ensure that all cars have been properly parked. If you do not park within the designated areas, you will definitely have your vehicle towed. Another form of towing is when a friend's car has broken down, and they request your assistance in moving the car to a safer location or a service station.

23 September 2017

Avoid These Common Mistakes When It Comes to Residential Air Conditioner

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The way you use and maintain your home's air conditioner will greatly affect its overall longevity and durability, and with how well it actually cools your home in summertime. Many homeowners neglect to consider their use and even the maintenance of that system, until it begins to act up, or it breaks down altogether. To ensure you're not doing anything that would cause an early breakdown of your system while always keeping your home as comfortable as possible, note a few mistakes you'll want to avoid when it comes to a residential air conditioner.

20 September 2017

Why Use Brand-Specific Parts When Making Vehicle Repairs?

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When you need to make repairs to your car or truck, you may assume that you can use any brand-name part, or a part that says it's compatible with your car's make and model. These off-brand or generic parts may be sufficient for the repairs you need to get done, and they are sometimes a bit cheaper than parts made specifically for a certain car model; however, they may not be the best choice for your vehicle and repairwork.

18 September 2017

Glaring Signs of Impending Brake Malfunction

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Car safety is essential every single time you drive as it ensures that both you as well as other road users are not in harm's way. One of the vital car systems that significantly contribute to the safety of your vehicle is the brakes. If you cannot effectively slow your vehicle down, you run the risk of losing control of the car and this and lead to a grave scenario on the roads.

17 September 2017

SUV vs. Sedan: Which Should You Rent for Your Family Road Trip?

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Going on a family road trip is a great way to soak up the best Australia has to offer, but the idea is not without its little stresses. One thing that makes a big difference is the type of vehicle you choose, and many people now find themselves struggling to choose between renting an SUV or a sedan. There's really no right answer - you simply have to consider the relative benefits of each option.

15 September 2017

Two Types of Trailer Issues You Should Have Repaired Promptly

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If you regularly use a trailer during your road journeys, it's important to keep this item in good condition. Here are two types of trailer problems which you address as soon as you notice them. Broken rear lights Most trailers come with a set of rear brake lights. When the trailer is connected to a car, they will light up each time the driver brings the vehicle to a stop.

13 September 2017

How to Give Driving Trainees Feedback They Will Appreciate

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People who are undertaking driving lessons often make mistakes that the instructor has to point out in order to give the trainees a chance to correct those mistakes. However, some inexperienced instructors may give their feedback in a way that makes it hard for the trainee to take that feedback in good faith. Learning can suffer in such situations. This article discusses some suggestions that driving instructors can implement in order to give feedback that will be welcomed.

12 September 2017

4 Common Causes of Traction Control Problems

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Vehicles with anti-lock braking systems (ABS) often have traction control mechanisms to ensure proper traction as the vehicle is accelerating. This traction control system may develop a defect that can cause a warning light to begin flashing on the dashboard. This article discusses some of the reasons why that warning light may come on. Defective Wheel Speed Sensors The traction control system relies on the data that is transmitted by the wheel speed sensors.

11 September 2017

A Few Tips for Saving Money on a New Car Purchase

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A new car can be a great purchase for anyone, as it means a reliable, safe and even a fun way to get to work and around town every day. A new car may fit you and your family better, providing more room for growing children as well as for groceries, sporting goods and the like. However, a new car can also mean more expense and a bigger car payment! To ensure you get the best deal for any new car, consider a few methods you might try for finding the most affordable option on the market.

1 September 2017