Basic Car Maintenance Hints and Tutorials

How to save $5k on your engine, don’t be a dipstick

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How to save $5k on your engine ?

Don’t be a dipstick, and follow the instructions below.

MAKE SURE THE VEHICLE IS ON LEVEL GROUND..

This one is the most simple step but so difficult to carry out.

1, Open the bonnet.

2, Locate the engine dipstick.

3, Wipe the dipstick

4, Now place the dipstick back into the engine.

5, Remove the dipstick

6, Check the oil level on the dipstick.

7, If you are not sure how to check your engine oil level send me your details with ...

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Buying A Second Hand Vehicle in 2017-A

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Buying A Second-Hand Vehicle in 2017

This subject is always changing due to technology and opportunity scammers.
I will try to make this as simple as possible but it won’t be easy.

The list will help you master the art of buying a secondhand vehicle.

  • Rego check on the vehicle for a statutory ride off, and or if the vehicle has finance owing to it.
  • Does it pass the WOVR check?
  • Vehicle recall check, to see if the vehicle requires any expensive dealer recall repairs.
  • Does ...
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Are you in the market for a secondhand Vehicle

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Today I saw three people hovering over a second-hand vehicle, outside a used car yard, getting the big sell by the used car yard owner.
I wondered what the three people thought, or more to the point, were they prepared for buying a second-hand vehicle or did they just think it’s only a car what’s the big deal.

After many years in the trade, I’d like to invite anyone that has a question about buying their first second-hand vehicle and understand what ...

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Buying A Second Hand Vehicle in 2017

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Buying A Second Hand Vehicle in 2017

This subject is always changing due to technology and opportunity scammers.
I will try to make this as simple as possible but it won’t be easy.

The tickbox list will help you master the art of buying a secondhand vehicle.

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Working under cars only supported by a jack may cause severe injury or death

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Working under cars

People can be crushed to death or severely injured when working under a car that is only supported by a jack.

Over the past decade, at least 46 Australians have been crushed and killed when working under a vehicle.

On average, 160 injuries are associated with jacks each year. Injuries range from amputation to fractures and crush injuries.

Most of the deaths were men and involved the vehicle being lifted or supported in the wrong way. Home mechanics are most at ...

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Vehicle Jack Recalls, May Cause Death

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Vehicle jacks

Raising vehicles with a jack can be hazardous if not done correctly. People have suffered serious injury or been crushed to death through inappropriate use of a vehicle jack. Always make sure you follow the operating instructions.

About jacks

A vehicle jack is a device designed to raise a car, caravan or trailer. The mandatory safety standard for vehicle jacks covers:

  • hydraulic jacks
  • lever jacks
  • pantograph (scissor) jacks
  • screw ...
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Ramps for motor vehicles may cause Death

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Ramps for motor vehicles

Portable vehicle ramps can cause serious injury or death if they’re poor quality or inappropriately used. Make sure you use ramps that meet the mandatory safety standard.

About vehicle ramps

A portable vehicle ramp has incline and a platform that supports a vehicle during maintenance or when it’s on display.

Risks and injuries

A vehicle supported by poor quality portable ramps or poorly set up ramps can fall or roll onto ...

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ARB Corp Ltd -Essential & Prem Recovery Kit Recalls

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ARB Corporation Ltd — Essentials & Premium Recovery Kits

PRA No.

2017/15877

Date published

7 Feb 2017

Product description

RK9 Premium Recovery Kit

RK11 Essentials Recovery Kit

What are the defects?

Product labelling on the outer packaging is not compliant with the relevant mandatory safety standard. Inner labels and instructions for use are compliant with the requirements of the mandatory standard.

What are the hazards?

Absence of warnings or inconsistent information in labelling could result in the strap being used in an unsafe manner or the incorrect recovery kit being purchased.

What ...

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Support stands for vehicles may cause Death

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Support stands for vehicles

Unsafe or incorrectly used vehicle support stands can cause serious injury or death. Make sure you use support stands that meet the mandatory safety standard.

About vehicle support stands

Vehicle support stands are tools to support the axle or chassis of a vehicle allowing access to the underside of the vehicle for maintenance. Vehicle support stands come in fixed or adjustable heights.

Risks and injuries

Raising and supporting a motor vehicle ...

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Tinted headlight covers banned in Australia

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Tinted headlight covers

Tinted headlight covers affect the ability of road users to see a car, as well as impairing the driver’s ability to see when driving in the dark. Tinted headlight covers that restrict more than fifteen percent of a headlight’s beams are banned in Australia.

About tinted headlight covers

A tinted headlight cover is a coloured pane placed in front of a motor vehicle headlight to enhance its appearance.

Risks and injuries

Headlight covers ...

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