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Signs You Might Need Brake Repair

10:13 am

Brakes are one of the most important safety features on any vehicle, and like anything else they need maintaining.

Brakes tend to wear gradually so it is important to know what to look for.  How often your vehicle requires brake repair depends on how much you use it.  If you are regularly using your brakes than you may need a repair sooner.

What are the warning signs that you need a brake repair?

When it comes to your brakes you should schedule a repair at the first signs of trouble.  If you don’t you could be looking at a […]

10 Winter Checks to Winterizing Your Vehicle

11:17 am
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Winterizing your vehicle is a sensible idea for any vehicle owner, with a few simple checks you can prevent problems and even a breakdown.


Essential winter checks for your vehicle

Keep your vehicle working at its best with these winter checks:

Check your antifreeze –Winter is the ideal time to check that antifreeze. If you haven’t had one for a while, it’s also a good idea to schedule a full clean & flush of your cooling system too.  This should be done every 2 years as a general rule.
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Does Your Vehicle Need Wheel Alignment?

10:00 am

There are a number of reasons your vehicle can require wheel alignment.  Hitting a bump in the road or a curb can cause more problems than you might realize.  A vehicle that needs wheel alignment can pull to one side or lose tire tread.  In-fact incorrectly aligned tires are a common cause for tire wear, meaning they need replacing sooner, costing you more money.

Since misalignment can force your tires out of their correct position it can put pressure in other areas, including the camber which can affect your braking.

Although misalignment may be difficult to spot, it’s […]

Hit a curb? What Should you do? What problems might you face?

9:52 am
Make Your Tires Last Longer

Hitting a curb is something you should never ignore as a vehicle owner.  Whether you hit a curb at 5mph or 20mph, it can have a significant affect on the steering, suspension & wheels.

It might seem like an insignificant knock, but to your vehicle it can be more serious.  A small problem following a hit to a curb can escalate and cost you even more money.

If you suspect something is wrong, get it checked out.


Problems from Hitting a Curb?

What are the potential problems from hitting a curb?

Tire damage – Inspect your […]