Why You Need to Monitor Your 4-Wheel-Drive Transmission

If you follow trends in the automotive industry, you may have noticed that manufacturers are putting more focus on four-wheel-drive as opposed to two. They are eliminating some of their conventional saloon cars and bringing a number of new SUV's to the marketplace, to tempt the Australian consumer. You may be thinking about buying one of these vehicles for the first time but should know that they are somewhat more complex than your old car. [Read More]

3 Signs There's Something Wrong With Your Radiator Fans

You probably don't give much thought to your car's radiator, but it's one of the vehicle's most important parts. Working with the water pump and thermostat, it forms part of a heat exchange process to keep your car cool. If the radiator doesn't work, the high operating temperature of your engine will start to affect important components and dramatically lower the engine's life. With that in mind, you'll want to know when something is wrong so you can seek out professional help as soon as possible, and the fans are one potential cause of problems. [Read More]

Signs That it's Time to Replace Your Car Battery and Tips for Taking Care of it

There are many factors that affect the useful life of a car battery. It can be as long as six years or as short as two years depending on maintenance, weather conditions (temperature and humidity) and car usage, among other factors. A good car battery is one that is able to recharge and can hold charge without self-draining when not in use. This article highlights important signs of impending battery failure and a few maintenance tips that will extend your battery life as long as possible. [Read More]

How to Conduct an Initial Appraisal of a Used Car for Sale

There's no question about it; you can definitely find a bargain if you buy a used car from a private source. However, you need to exercise a great deal of care at the same time, or you may well come away with a lemon. While most sellers are honest and want to do the right thing, you cannot always rely on this either, so you do need to make sure that you inspect the vehicle very carefully before you shake hands. [Read More]