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Free Google motoring tips, Warning lamp check lights

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Checking For Warning Lamps, Free Google motoring tips

ROAD TEST – Checking for warning lamps

PURPOSE
Warning lamps are designed to let the driver know of possible major problems
before they occur. The main lights are brake, oil, charge and temperature as
well as seat belt lights. Gauges will warn if a problem is starting or getting
worse. All warning lights are designed to turn on with the ignition and off
when the engine starts. Most gauges are designed to start ...

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Ignition Key Issues

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PURPOSE

The ignition switch has several functions which includes accessories, ignition on, start, ignition off. The ignition switch works best if the keys are not cut and recut because basically it will jam up the ignition. The ignition switch may also be connected to a steering lock mechanism.

THINGS TO LOOK FOR

The ignition key barrel and switch are subject to wear and there is a tendency is to get another key cut. Do not get another key cut because this key may cause the barrel to jam ...

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That noise, is it a loose fan belt

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THE EFFECT

A loose fan belt is a fan belt screaming out for help. Also a loose fan belt may perish or deteriorate rapidly depending on whether it’s a polyrib belt or a ‘V’ belt. A loose fan belt will also affect the charge rate and the cooling system if the water pump pulley is connected to that fan belt. Any fan belt that is loose will affect what it’s driving.

THINGS TO LOOK FOR

Check the belts for tension. If they feel loose, tighten them up.

COST

Nothing; ...

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Buyer beware of the latest scam

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Buyer beware of the latest scam when buying a vehicle in Australia.

This is how it works.

A person will advertise a vehicle for sale in Melbourne, Sydney, or anywhere in Australia,
they will only use a mobile phone number, but they don’t actually own the vehicle to sell.
They will travel interstate and hire a late model vehicle and re-register the vehicle in the state they are selling the vehicle with new plates, and therefore the vehicle will show no record of any prior ownership, therefore its seems like its ...

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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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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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Valvoline product search wins my vote this month

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Well, don’t do what I did and go to the wrong website.
I was in a hurry and by mistake, I went to the US site, that is not so helpful for people in a hurry to search what is the most suitable product for their vehicle.

Here is the link to search for the correct product http://www.datateck.com.au/lube/valv_auMS/

It seems still popular for people of all ages to still maintain their own vehicle. As a qualified mechanic, I don’t have a problem with that as ...

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How safe is my car

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Let me ask you the question !.

Is your car safe

Unless you have lived in a remote part of Australia, the vehicle that you are driving maybe supplied with a faulty airbag.
The faulty airbags have now killed over 12 people, instead of saving their lives.
How can an airbag kill you ?.

The answer, when the airbag is activated it may release fragments of metal, and or dangerous chemicals that have now been revealed to cause serious injury or death.

The one ...

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Is your battery suffering from insecurities

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Yes that’s correct, your battery maybe be suffering under the bonnet without you even knowing.The battery is something that you never want to upset.
When a battery gets cross, its gets angry and then may explode into a rage of fire.

How can a battery get cross, angry and explode you ask ?.

Well not many people may know how to care for the battery in ...

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