3 Facts for Car Owners to Know About Replacing Spark Plugs


When spark plugs have worn out, they should be replaced with new ones. Spark plugs should be replaced after a given interval depending on the make and model of a car. Check your user manual for when you should replace your spark plugs. Also, different spark plugs have varying longevity. Here are some facts for car owners to know about replacing spark plugs. Why Should You Replace Spark Plugs? -- When spark plugs begin to wear out, you are likely to notice some changes in your vehicle's performance.

31 August 2020

Factors To Consider When Choosing a Car Battery


Car batteries fail at the most unexpected times. It is advisable to replace your car battery every few years. For the proper function of your vehicle, you should choose the most appropriate battery. Here are some of the factors you should consider when choosing one. Battery Size and Capacity When you plan to look for a car battery, you should refer to your vehicle's manual to determine the right size. You are likely to choose the wrong one if you do not get the battery size right.

15 July 2020

Are Aftermarket Truck Parts as Good as Genuine OEM Parts?


In the market for truck replacement parts?  Spare parts purchase is a normal part of truck ownership. However, you should never assume that all truck spare parts are equal. Truck replacement parts come in two main variants – OEM and aftermarket parts. Generally, OEM parts cost more than their aftermarket alternatives and this has sparked debate among price-savvy truck owners as to whether the former is worth the extra cost.

29 April 2020

Does your car need servicing?


If you have a car which is still under warranty, then you might think that in order to get your logbook stamped, you need to return it to the dealer where you bought it for servicing if you want to maintain the warranty and the resale value. While the dealer will, of course, be happy to service your car, that is rarely going to be your cheapest option. In addition to the dealer, logbook servicing is also available from approved mechanics.

20 February 2020

What You Should Know About Auto Spare Parts


No one enjoys the news that their car requires some parts replaced because it usually means you have to spend some money. It is usually stressful for some car owners, especially those who own classic cars, whose parts are no longer manufactured. Here's what you need to know about auto spare parts. What Should You Do When You Are Informed That You Need a Car Part Replaced? Find out which part it is, then ask where the part is being sourced from.

18 February 2020

Commercial Truck Maintenance: Three Important Tips on Replacing Small Components


Proper maintenance of a commercial truck will demand the replacement of critical auto components. Most of these important parts are prominent in the vehicle, so it is easy to remember to maintain, clean and replace them. For instance, it would be difficult to overlook the importance of changing brake pads or worn-out tyres. Unfortunately, there are small parts which are often forgotten. For example, filters, gaskets and hoses are not maintained on a regular basis in a lot of trucks.

3 February 2020

Beware of These Primary Causes of Power Steering Damage


Power steering allows you to smoothly turn your car's steering wheel without using too much energy. The system works by pumping pressurised steering fluid to the gear, allowing it to move the wheel with little manual effort. Therefore, if you're having difficulties turning the wheel, your car may be losing its power steering capabilities. Below are some of the causes behind this problem and what you can do to remedy it.

31 January 2020

Four Essential Guidelines for Creating a Customised Turbo Kit


If you are planning on boosting your vehicle's horsepower, you should consider building a customised turbo kit. In the recent past, there has been a high demand for turbochargers for most vehicles. Therefore, if you are on the market for a good product, you will find a range of turbo kits to match diverse vehicles, needs and budgets. However, if you cannot find a good unit for your car or would like to maximise efficiency, a custom system might be the best choice.

29 January 2020