24 Jul, 19

Do You Need Car Wheel Alignment?

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Checking wheel alignment is often overlooked by many drivers, as it’s usually not the first maintenance task on the list! However, by neglecting to correct misalignment, you run the risk of allowing more serious issues to develop with the systems of your vehicle, so it’s a good habit to keep an eye out for anything that may indicate you need this service!   What Causes Wheels To Go Out Of Alignment? Many factors could cause wheels to become misaligned, such…

17 Jul, 19

What Are Common Catalytic Converter Problems?

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If you happen to be experiencing catalytic converter problems, it means that you run the risk of your vehicle becoming less environmentally friendly, as it’s one of the most important components concerning the emissions that your vehicle releases. Without a fully working filter, harmful exhaust emissions will be released into the atmosphere, in turn, damaging the environment. Therefore, it’s important to act quickly if this component isn't functioning properly. Any issues could either indicate that it may just need a…

03 Jul, 19

Power Steering Rack Reconditioning

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Power steering is a fundamental system in our vehicles… imagine having to steer the weight of your car without any help? We would never miss arm day, that’s for sure! So, it’s important for us to maintain our steering systems, just like we do with any other systems in our vehicles, some examples being the engine, the fuel system and transmission! While steering systems are created robustly enough to last a long time, you can sometimes encounter problems with some…

03 May, 19

Common Steering Column Problems

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When we think of important systems in our vehicle, we usually think of the engine system, the transmission, fuel system and braking system. However, we forget what actually allows us to manoeuvre our vehicle’s tyres in whichever direction we want… the hydraulic steering system! We’re not just talking about the steering wheel, but the mechanisms that hide behind the scenes too, specifically the steering column. What Is Its Purpose? Without a doubt, the steering column is one of the sturdiest…

05 Mar, 19

Everything You Need to Know About Tyre Rotation

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In order to increase the performance and lifespan of your tyres, a regular rotation of the tyres is necessary. Think about this, your tyres are the only parts of your vehicle in contact with the ground, thus there is constant friction. The constant friction, in addition to the vehicle being driven in all weather conditions and different road surfaces, causes different effects on your tyre condition. Of course, there are more contributing factors and tyres have to be in tip-top…

12 Feb, 19

Power Steering Leak: Can I Still Drive My Car?

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power steering fluid leakage

Ever notice a tiny leak mysteriously coming from the bottom of your vehicle? Or that you’re suddenly having a much harder time steering your car no matter what speed you're at or the road you’re on? If you’ve noticed any of these two signs, then it’s likely that you might be dealing with a power steering leak. It is important to understand that while a power steering leak is not an urgent problem, it is still one that can lead…