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Virtualmechanic.com.au 20 years online

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Yes that’s right Virtualmechanic.com.au has been online since 1999. Helping millions of readers worldwide, looking back it all started with a dream to help people understand the basics of motor vehicle safety.
I see cars have changed in technology over the past 20 years and must say I’m not sure if we are heading in the right direction.
As so called technology is applied to the modern motor vehicle more things seem to go wrong. Take the airbag for example I would ...

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Accidents, how to get a rejected insurance claim

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If having an automotive accident is bad enough, the next step is to establish the cause of the accident.
When driving any vehicle its your responsibility to maintain a standard of roadworthiness.
In most cases you know when your car is unsafe, as it will tell you by making a noise or performing at of character.
Any driver can check their tyres for wear or damage, any driver can see if their car is leaking oil.
We have no excuse when it comes to ...

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Parking Fines, how to avoid them.

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The local councils have just got very clever these days, as they deploy as much technology as possible, form fixed cameras to moving cameras.
The local councils are banking on one thing.
Your time and money vs their time and money.
Many years ago local councils employed parking officers to be honest with courtesy.
Now quite the opposite where these wonderful strategies are used to catch you even if your not doing anything wrong.
I will speak from experience where we decided to deliver a ...

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Timing Belt Mitsu 4G63

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When Mitsubishi made the 4G63 SOHC engine 1992 a free rotating design it was an engine suitable for many applications. The timing belt with a free rotating component is the perfect solution to increase economy and performance. Free rotating engine simply means if the timing belt should break it any time no internal mechanical damage is evident to the engine. Not all engines designed with cam belts are free, in my opinion all engines designed with timing belts should be I say well ...

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