How to Ensure That Your School Bus Goes the Distance


If you are in charge of managing a small, independent school, then you may also need to oversee some vehicle maintenance. You may have a couple of cars or trucks on site to help with maintenance or employee transportation, but you may also have a bus to help you take students to sporting games or cultural activities off campus. As these vehicles may rack up a large number of kilometres in any given year, how do you make sure that you keep up with maintenance and avoid any costly downtime?

10 September 2018

Why a Whining Noise Could Indicate Power Steering Issues


Have you ever driven a car without power assisted steering (PAS)? If so, you may wonder how people used to manage in the old days, when none of these vehicles had such a magical device. It's true, driving today is quite easy and in many respects is almost automatic, but you can still get a sharp wake-up call if one of these components starts to go wrong. If you can hear something unusual whenever you turn the steering wheel, could power steering issues be in your future?

29 June 2018

How to control the emissions released by your vehicle


If you are environmentally conscious, you're probably aware of the hazardous effects of vehicle emissions. Cars that release a lot of smoke from the exhaust pipe typically increase the concentration of pollutants such as hydrocarbons in the air. These gases contain a mixture of solid and gas particles that become suspended in the air and reduce the quality of breathable air. Indeed, vehicle emissions have been shown to result in smog in the atmosphere.

27 April 2018

Logbook Service: Everything You Need to Know


If you have recently purchased a new car, it is highly likely that it will be covered by a warranty. The warranty ensures that if anything breaks or goes wrong with the vehicle within a set period after purchase, the manufacturer will repair it for free. However, in order to keep the warranty valid, there are certain things which you need to do. One of these things is to have the car serviced at certain intervals which are listed in the logbook.

20 March 2018

4 Signs Your Car Is Courting Power Steering Failure


The power steering system uses hydraulic pressure to make turning the wheel to control the car much easier. Before it came along, steering took a lot of energy just to make a small turn, particularly at low speeds. Hydraulics is about compressing liquid to create greater force enough to steer a vehicle, and a majority of problems begin when air makes its way into the system – pneumatics and hydraulics do not play well together.

9 February 2018

Why You Should Listen to Your Vehicle's Differential


Some people think that the invention of the internal combustion engine was the single biggest breakthrough in motorised transportation. However, while this masterpiece provided the means to power a machine, no vehicle would be able to move without an even more impressive invention: the differential. This complicated device enables the two (or four) driving wheels to act independently of each other so that forward progress can be maintained and it comes under a lot of pressure in ordinary use.

16 January 2018

3 Considerations When You Buy Used Japanese Truck Parts Online


Buying anything site unseen can be a risky option. One thing you can do to lower that risk is to keep certain things in mind regarding what to look for. This is especially true when you are buying Japanese truck parts. You need to make sure that you are getting not only the part that you need, but that the part is of high quality and genuine. If you are in the market for used Japanese truck parts, and you are buying online, here are a few things to consider.

3 January 2018

Measures To Take To Extend the Lifespan of Your Transmission System


It is not uncommon for motorists to engage in car repairs after their vehicle acquires a problem. However, you could find yourself with an emergency at the worst possible moment, yet this could have been avoided with some preventative maintenance. One of the components of your vehicle that is exposed to extreme duress is the transmission system. The high temperatures it is exposed to compounded by overuse can lead to a vast array of transmission problems that will subsequently end up affecting the health of your vehicle.

1 November 2017

When Should You Get Your Mercedes Serviced?


Whether you have a Mercedes or another vehicle, you need to get it serviced on a regular basis. Wondering when you should bring your vehicle in for a service? Here's a look at some guidelines: Based on Mileage If you drive your Mercedes or another vehicle a lot, consider setting up your service schedule based on your mileage. After driving a certain amount of kilometres, you simply call the Mercedes servicing centre and set up a check up for your vehicle.

29 July 2017

Ball Joint Wear in Trucks


Some truck drivers keep incurring the cost of replacing worn ball joints because they don't know what measures they should take to prolong the service life of those vehicle parts. This article discusses what you can do to prevent the ball joints on your truck from failing prematurely. Check the Lubrication Most ball joints are inside a sealed component that contains grease to keep those moving parts well lubricated. Some vehicles don't require this lubricant to be topped up while others require more grease to be added into the ball joint periodically.

18 July 2017