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Angela's Articulate Collection of Car Service Secrets, Tips and Tricks

Hi, my name is Angela, and as the wife of a mechanic, I was constantly tripping over car parts and complaining about the rows of project cars lining our garden. However, after a few years, I quit complaining and actually found joy in the art of auto repair. Inspired by that classic book, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", I decided to start working on cars with my husband. This blog is the culmination of everything I have learned and more. I hope you enjoy reading it and that my tips and ideas guide you toward a healthier car and a happier, safer driving experience.


Angela's Articulate Collection of Car Service Secrets, Tips and Tricks

    4 Tips on How to Reduce Truck Downtime

    Long distance hauliers were made for exactly that, long distance travels. Downtime is very contrary to their build and certainly beats their nature. Downtime is a frustration for all stakeholders in the business but the greatest burden rests on you, the fleet owner. It is a tough walk when you are up against the wall trying to be profitable and are suddenly hit by repair costs, productivity losses and idle employees.

    Tips to Reducing Your Visits to the Radiator Shop

    You vehicle is not simply a means of getting from one location to another. It is also a significant investment that requires care and maintenance to stay running in optimal condition. One of the more sensitive systems in your vehicle is its cooling system. If this system is compromised, your vehicle is out at risk of overheating, and this could result in either expensive replacement of vehicle parts or a complete breakdown.

    Four Must-Know Reasons to Service Your Vehicle Regularly

    A vehicle is a good luxury that everyone enjoys to have. Most people spend a fortune to purchase a car that suits their everyday needs. Therefore, it is important to know how to maintain these expensive commodities. As much as car servicing has become a familiar term for most motorists, some deliberately evade it. Some of those drivers who service their vehicles do not understand the benefits behind this important cause.

    Three Tips to Help First-Time Movers Choose the Right Truck Rental Company

    There is a great deal of stress associated with moving out for the first time. However, with proper planning and adequate information, moving out can be a stress-free experience. If you decide to rent a moving truck to carry your belongings to a new location, you should consider all the risks involved. Sadly, some truck rental companies may deliberately and conveniently hide valuable information from you. This article gives a few tips to guide first-time movers in choosing the right truck rental company.

    What You Might Easily Overlook About a Vehicle Safety Certificate in Queensland

    A vehicle roadworthy certificate is called a safety certificate in Queensland, and is needed for when you're selling a vehicle or renewing its registration. Getting the certificate is not necessarily difficult, but as a buyer or seller, or as the owner of a car whose paperwork you're looking to renew, you might overlook some factors about this certificate. Note a few of those here so you know your paperwork is in order no matter your reasons for needing this safety certificate.

    Car Owners' Guide to Troubleshooting Manual Transmission Problems

    Your car's transmission system is a crucial part of the vehicle's performance, safety and service life. Therefore, it is only right to ensure that the system stays running properly for as long as possible. To achieve that, you will need to make sure you can troubleshoot for transmission issues before they can exacerbate and result in bigger, costlier problems. Read on to know how you can tell when your manual car is experiencing transmission problems.

    A Bit Rusty: How to Clean Rust From Your Exhaust

    While exhaust pipes on most modern cars have been designed to be rust resistant, this tends to only slow down the inevitable. If rust is allowed to develop on your exhaust pipe it can lead to much more serious and costly problems and repairs. Below are a few tips to help you keep your exhaust pipe clean. Brillo Pads If the amount of rust is relatively small, you should be able to remove it using a Brillo pad which has been dipped in warm soapy water.

    2 Ways To Care For Diesel Particulate Filters In Truck Engines

    The incomplete combustion of fuel in diesel truck engines is responsible for the production of soot as a waste product. Because soot is an air pollutant, diesel trucks are fitted with particulate filters whose main function is to trap soot from the engine, thereby preventing its absorption into the atmosphere.  In order for diesel particulate filters to perform the said function effectively, truck owners/operators need to understand what it takes to care for diesel particulate filters, thereby prolonging their lifespan.