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When Do You Need a Wheel Alignment?

Good Reads When Do You Need a Wheel Alignment? This is a simple process, which may require slight adjustment of front and/or rear suspension components. If your vehicle’s wheels are not properly aligned, this can cause abnormal wearing of the tyres. People often get confused between wheel alignment and wheel balancing. They are completely different. Wheel alignment, or tracking as …

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Do you need to change your brake fluid?

Good Reads Do you need to change your brake fluid? You tend to see the discs or the calipers but all the rest of the kit is safely tucked away. Making it all work correctly is the humble brake fluid or as we call it here; brake oil. If this doesn’t work right, you’re not slowing down. It’s as simple …

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Your tyres are made to last but how long?

Good Reads Your tyres are made to last but how long? Tyres have to meet a lot of different, and sometimes conflicting, requirements. Tyres designed for long life are made from harder compounds, but these may make more noise. Tread pattern can affect noise too. Tyres made from softer compounds will give a quieter ride but will wear out more …

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How To Properly Check and Fill Tyres

Good Reads How To Properly Check and Fill Tyres So before starting on your journey, be it a short trip to work or a long holiday road trip, here are a few steps to properly check your tyres. To find your tyres’ proper inflation level, look for a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb. It displays the vehicle weight restriction and …

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How Often To Rotate Your Tyres?

Good Reads How Often To Rotate Your Tyres? Most car makers recommend that the tyres be rotated on the same schedule as oil changes. In most cases that means every 12,000km or six months, though some have stretched the oil-change interval to 16,000km, such as on many Fords, Volkswagens and Toyotas. BMW allows up to 22,000km between oil changes, but …

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Things that Go Bump In The Trunk

Good Reads Things that Go Bump In The Trunk All vehicles make a sound. Listen closely to a Toyota Prius and you’ll hear the tyres moving on the asphalt and the gentle hum of the electric motor. What you need to do as a car owner is to make sure that your car is making the right kinds of sounds …