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How to Get More Mileage Out Of Your Car's Clutch

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Have you noticed issues with your car’s clutch once again? As you know, this is a crucial component in any car fitted with a manual gearbox. While it is something that will wear out from time to time, you can make a difference to the speed of its demise. Could poor driving technique be contributing to those all-too-frequent visits to your mechanic, and if so, what should you change? Why Does the Clutch Wear?…

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Pump It Up: Diagnosing And Repairing A Noisy Power Steering Pump In Your Car

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Power steering was once considered a luxury, and was only fitted to heavy goods vehicles and the most expensive and salubrious of cars. The world of modern motors is far different, as the addition of various safety features and electronic components has made the average car far heavier, and now all but the smallest of city cars is fitted with an efficient power steering system designed to make maneuvering your car easier.…

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Roadworthy Certificates: What Do You Need to Know

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One of the factors that contribute to road accidents is the presence of unroadworthy vehicles on the road. For this reason, it’s essential to keep your car in a roadworthy condition. Roadworthy inspections will ensure your safety as well as that of other road users. While laws regarding roadworthy inspections will vary across states, all registered vehicles may be required to have the roadworthy or safety certificates, so you don’t want to find yourself on the wrong side of the law.…

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How to Diagnose Intermittent Air Conditioning Issues

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There are very few things as annoying as an auto air conditioning system that is not working properly. In many respects, it would be better if it quit working altogether, as at least then this would force you to take it in to your mechanic. However, you may be dealing with a system that seems to work fine one moment and not the next. What could this be down to?…

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Motorhome Maintenance Advice For New Owners

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A good proportion of people who are new to motorhome ownership will have bought a second-hand campervan which might need a little attention here and there. Motorhomes which are well looked after will often retain a considerable amount of resale value and not depreciate in the same way as cars and commercial vehicles. However, valuation usually comes down to how many miles you do in your motorhome before the time comes to sell it on.…

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FAQ: Car Safety Certificates

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If you are planning to sell a car, it is important that it has a valid safety certificate. Even new cars sold via a dealership are required to have a valid certificate. If you are selling a used car, it is your responsibility to acquire a safety certificate before you can legally transfer ownership of the car to someone else. A safety certificate will also be needed so the new owner can register the car in their name and insure it.…

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Tips for Ensuring You Have the Right Suspension System When You Are Building a Tiny Home on a Trailer

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If you are building a tiny home on a trailer, there are numerous trailer features that are ideal. For example, some builders prefer trailers with no fenders, whilst others like lightweight aluminium over steel. Regardless of what you decide on those issues, you also have to think about the suspension of your trailer. Here are some tips to help you through every step of the process: 1. Choose a trailer with sturdy independent suspension.…

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How to Know When Your Car's Clutch Needs Replacement

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Your car’s clutch is what engages and disengages the transmission in your car. In a manual transmission, you need to apply the clutch pedal to disengage it and shift to different gears. The clutch is a wear item, meaning it will eventually need to be replaced in your car, much like how you eventually need to replace brake pads and other such parts, no matter your overall driving habits. When your car is having problems with the transmission, it may be that the clutch needs replacing, or you may assume the problem is the clutch when it’s really the transmission or another part that needs repair.…

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Top 3 feature upgrades your caravan should have

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With a happy family and an active lifestyle, a caravan becomes one of the best investments to make. You could travel the earth and still enjoy a home-like environment. However, simply having a caravan is not enough. Your caravan needs to be well endowed with the best features to bring you an even better home experience. Some of these features would make it a lot easier to manage the caravan and even increase its safety out on the road.…

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Car Service On A Budget? Two Ways To Have Your Car Looked At Without Spending Everything

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It is wonderful to have the sense of freedom that owning your first car can bring, but budgeting for car expenses in an already tight budget can cause stress. While you may be tempted to delay having your car serviced as a way to save money, you could face an expensive repair bill if your car has an issue that could have been diagnosed while at the service centre. There are three main ways, however, you can still have the service done without spending more money than you can afford.…

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