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Don’t brake in a pothole!

Don’t brake in a pothole! The impact When a wheel hits a pothole, it falls into the hole and has to emerge. It is rare that the entry that causes the damage; rather it is the exit. The amount of damage depends on the diameter of the tire, the depth […]

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Harmful odours in a new vehicle

Harmful odours in a new vehicle Two studies, one from Australia and the other from the United States, indicate that the new car smell is actually a blend of about 20 substances that may be toxic. Materials such as vinyl, plastic, leather, carpets, paint, glue, adhesives, solvents, cleaners and so […]

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So you want to sell your car yourself…

So you want to sell your car yourself… Before you set out to sell your vehicle privately, there are certain steps you would be well advised to follow—to help ascertain its value, first of all, and also to lessen the chance of problems cropping up during or after the transaction. […]

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What to do in case of a breakdown

What to do in case of a breakdown If you are unlucky enough to have your vehicle break down, you need to be able to react effectively and safely. We’ve summed up the best advice for being prepared. AT ALL TIMES Forewarned is forearmed Make sure your vehicle is properly […]

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Parking 101

Parking 101 Here are some tips to improve your technique and to keep your vehicle from being dinged and scratched by cars parking beside you. Do’s and don’ts If you don’t want your doors to end up lined with unsightly scratches, try (if you can) to park next to a […]

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Winter driving tips

Winter driving tips In winter, the road conditions are more variable, and when they do change, it can happen much faster. It’s therefore important to adjust your driving style accordingly. You must also be ready to handle any emergency situation, and have a vehicle that’s in good condition to tackle […]

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Car repair and maintenance precautions

Car repair and maintenance precautions In the good old days, a hammer and a good screwdriver were all you needed to keep your car running smoothly. Not anymore. On-board electronics have been a game changer, making even the most routine repairs and maintenance so complicated that few amateur mechanics today […]

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Spring cleaning for your vehicle

The snow has melted and the sap is running. Spring’s in the air, and you’ve been busy with the Big Cleanup. You’ve cleared the clutter and tidied up in the house, the garage, the yard… But wait! Don’t forget that your automobile needs plenty of attention in springtime as well. […]

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Tire pressure

Tire pressure Incorrect tire pressure can have serious safety consequences. Under-inflated tire An under-inflated tire can result in unstable vehicle handling, and may even overheat and explode. Driving with an under-inflated tire will also reduce the tire’s life expectancy and increase the vehicle’s fuel consumption. Overinflated tires When tires are […]

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