Making the Most of Driving in Your Car

Making the Most of Driving in Your Car

  • Can You Perform Dent Repair Yourself?

    Fixing a dent in your car may not seem like an urgent issue, but it's not recommended that you just ignore dents and dings on your vehicle. Depending on the overall depth of the dent, this can allow rust to form, which can then spread to a vehicle's mechanical parts. A car's doors also help to absorb impact during a collision to keep you and your passengers safer in the vehicle's cab.

  • Are Aftermarket Parts a Good Investment?

    When your car needs repairs, or if you're making any modifications to a vehicle, you'll need to choose between aftermarket parts, and what is called original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts. Simply put, OEM parts are made by the car's manufacturer, and you might consider them as "brand name" parts. Aftermarket parts are "off-brand," or those made by another manufacturing company, and not the company that actually made the car itself.

  • 3 Things to Know About On-Site Repair and Replacement of Windshields

    A windshield offers a superb amount of strength that supports a car cabin. It is estimated that a windscreen can take up to 60% impact when a vehicle rolls over; during a front-end collision, the windshield can absorb 45% of collision force. The structural integrity of a windshield also helps to protect vehicle occupants from fatalities. A windscreen can suffer a crack or chip due to a host of reasons, including accidental projectiles or accidents.

  • How Routine Vehicle Maintenance Reduces the Need to Visit the Auto Repair Shop

    When it comes to car maintenance and repair, the adage 'a stitch in time saves time,' couldn't be truer. This is because performing regular car maintenance goes a long way in preventing problems from becoming bigger and costlier to repair.  To better understand this, here is a look at some routine car maintenance items and the car repair issues they can help prevent when performed on time.  Engine oil and filter change

  • Don't Know Much About Cars? The Importance of Checking the Paint Job in a Private Sale

    Buying a second hand car from a private seller can be somewhat daunting if you don't know all that much about cars. You probably know the basics, as in having the vehicle's engine professionally inspected, finding out about the cost of insuring the particular make of vehicle, and even checking the Personal Property Securities Register to make sure that none of the previous owners sold the vehicle while still owing money on it, as this can jeopardise your ownership, even when you paid in full.

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    About Me
    Making the Most of Driving in Your Car

    If you are interested in finding out how you can get the most out of your car, you have come to the right place. My name is Peter Gunn and I live in Sydney, Australia. If there is one thing I love to do, it is to spend the weekend playing around with my car. I am not a trained auto mechanic but I do have a good understanding of everything which is required in order to keep a car running, to repair its bodywork and to modify the interior so you can experience superior comfort. I have learnt all of this information from visiting auto garages and reading repair and modification manuals.