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Water damage to your car

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With record rainfalls in some parts of the world including Australia, it’s possible that your vehicle has taken in water where I should not enter.
How is this possible ?.
Recently I received a question fro a motorist from Tasmania, with a concerning engine noise coming from the front wheels.
After several questions later the motorist revealed that they are hearing a sloshing of water noise within their vehicle.
I had to ask more questions to understand the situation further.
It turns out that this ...

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Recall Nissan Infiniti H15 Q30/QX30

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PRA No.2018/17194Date published12 Dec 2018Campaign numberPG8BQProduct description

Infiniti H15 Q30/QX30
April 2016 – February 2017 production

126 vehicles affected

What are the defects?

In certain vehicles, the Owner’s Manual supplied contains an error relating to the description of the rear door child lock function where the locked and unlocked positions are incorrectly indicated.

What are the hazards?

If the incorrect information within the Owner’s Manual is followed by the consumer, this may lead to potential misuse of the rear door child lock.

However on the vehicle itself, the ...

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Diesel Fuel Warning

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Do you own a diesel engine vehicle ?.
Gone are the days where you can just fill up anywhere or just leave your vehicle sitting around for months to years without starting the engine.
Filling up your vehicle will require a degree of diligence in the future, as your common rail fuel injection diesel will require more attention to detail.

Problem,
With electronic diesel injection systems that produce outstanding fuel economy, the engine itself is under pressure to maintain this result.
To do this a ...

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Great Australian Airbag Crisis the full story

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it’s amazing how this story looks like its something new, unfortunately, this is a worldwide problem that won’t go away anything soon.
After reading the front page of the Melbourne Herald Sun, and wow this is an exclusive article regarding Airbag recalls.
The Herald Sun can reveal manufacturers of the nations most popular cars, including Ford, Holden, and Volkswagen will be forced to replace the dodgy airbags for free.
To the journalist that wrote the newspaper article, here are some correct facts.
https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls is ...

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How safe is your new safe car ?

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After taking a friend shopping for a new vehicle, I was asked what were we buying ?.
My answer was simple, just pick out the features you think you need and I’ll tell you if you really need them.
Below is a list of features

Comfortable seats! Drivers can spend a lot of time in the car. If the seats aren’t comfortable, you won’t be happy with your car for long. Be sure as part of your test drive that you spend ...

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Hail damaged Vehicles buyer beware…

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When it comes to buying a car, let’s be honest we all want to get a bargain right.
Recently I was told some cheap vehicles were coming up at an auction, they were defined as hail damaged vehicles.
A hail damaged vehicle is where a vehicle may have minor or major hail damage to the body, but to my knowledge not exposed to flooding damage.

You the buyer should do your research prior to purchase. Why? I’m glad you asked.
Question 1, is ...

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VicRoads Warning added hidden charges

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Public Interest Warning

VicRoads warning to all customers that choose to pay their rego with options for 6 or 3 months
Many people that are finding it difficult to pay the ever-increasing registrations that seem to be on average of $800 each year.

VicRoads customers may now get a choice the pay in 3, 6 or 12 months increments, however, that transaction makes with extra costs.
A new service Fee of $2.45 plus wait there is more, a credit card fee of.04 ...

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Electric Cars is it the future

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With the cost of electricity about to go up again and again, I wonder if electric vehicles are the future.

If we compare solar energy off the grid packages to our standard energy grid costs, it would make sense not to go solar.

Perhaps we need to compare your traditional vehicle to an electric vehicle.

lets pick a trip to the snow, from Melbourne to Mt Buller, it takes about 3 hours. So we pass 20 opportunities to refuel, taking about 15 minutes ...

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Screen test your wipers

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So with the Xmas holidays here, perhaps it’s time to check your wipers, they are the long rubbers that sit on your screen awaiting for a rainy day.

The problem is that we forget about these very important components until we need them.

Wipers can go through many seasons before we realise they need renewal.

Not so long ago windscreen wipers would last atleast a good 12 months.

Now your lucky if you get a season, but how do know if your wipers are ...

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Day Of The Volkswagen 19-11-2017

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This was better than I expected, with the largest number of volkswagons in the one place. The organizers did a great job, with a very fair admission fee.
I course there are a group of models that take my intense interest, this being the Karman Ghia from 1960 to 1970.
The detail that these beautiful looking VW’s have in my opinion, paid off…
Yes, of course, I love the 1950 kombi but I’ll never own one unless someone out there wants to ...

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