Ensuring the car runs effectively

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Ensuring the car runs effectively

I drive my car for a ride sharing company. I need to have it be very reliable so that I can do a lot of jobs and keep my driver ratings as high as possible. Keeping my car running efficiently and effectively helps me to earn as much as possible. Getting regular car services, particularly if you do a lot of kilometres like I do, is an important part of keeping the car running well. I've even found a place that can do servicing during my lunch breaks so I get back on the road quickly. This blog is all about car servicing tips for drivers.

How Technology Can Help to Fix Your Stationary Trucks

In a typically oppressive Australian summer, air-conditioning is in high demand. Unless they're enjoying some outdoor relaxation, people will tend to run from their conditioned office to their conditioned car and into their similarly conditioned home. If you're in charge of a trucking operation you may be very familiar with this problem, as you have to look after your drivers as they spend the overnight hours sleeping in their cabs. While you know that those air-conditioning units use up a lot of energy, you may also be worried because you have to keep the engine idling for long periods of time. Read More 

Extending the Life of Your Transmission: The Three Key Tips That You Might Not Know About

Whether your transmission is automatic or manual, 4 wheel drive or 2 wheel drive, it's a crucial part of your vehicle. It's so crucial that your vehicle isn't safe to drive when the transmission shows signs of failure such as slipping or difficult shifting. Fortunately, you can often delay a very costly transmission repair if you practise the following transmission preservation tips. Here's what you need to know to get the very most from 2- and 4-wheel-drive transmissions. Read More 

How to Guard Against Brake Failure When You’re Driving

Many people take vehicle operation for granted and may not think of the consequences associated with an unexpected emergency. They may have full confidence in their car's braking system but may not have thought about their actions should an issue be encountered. Would you know what to do if the brake pedal became unresponsive? Checking Before You Drive  While some vehicles require you to put your foot on the brake pedal before you can engage a gear, it's a good idea for you to test the efficiency of the pedal before you begin a journey anyway. Read More 

What May Happen If You Fail to Change Your Engine Oil Filter Regularly

Some car owners change their car engine oil and overlook the need to change the oil filter as well. Oil filters are designed to filter out dirt and other debris, which may contaminate and make engine oil less efficient at its job of cooling the engine and keeping moving parts well-lubricated. For this reason, it is imperative to replace the oil filter on a regular basis to ensure constant supply of clean oil to engine components. Read More 

Warning Signs That You Need a New Clutch

If you have a manual transmission, then you are very familiar with the clutch. This is an essential part of your gearbox that lets you change gears, but because it is used so much, it takes a lot of wear and tear. There may come a time when the clutch needs to be replaced. Here are some of the more common signs you need to have your clutch inspected and possibly get a new one. Read More