Preparing Your Car for a Long Trip

What to Do If All Is Not Well with Your Braking System

When you've been driving the same vehicle for some time, you get used to its quirks and the way it behaves. In this case, you will be able to tell if your braking system is working as it should simply by sensing the amount of pressure against your right foot. So, what happens if the pedal travels a little further than it usually does and is much "softer"? In this case, you may be suffering from an event known as brake fade, so what should you do? Read More 

How Do You Know if You Have Problems With Your Vehicle’s Transfer Case?

Four-wheel-drive vehicles have increasingly sophisticated operating systems designed to make them as efficient as possible and to provide a safe and secure ride. While these systems are generally designed to last for a lifetime with only periodic service requirements, some issues can certainly still arise, especially when it comes to a component known as the transfer case. What is this, and what are some of the symptoms of a problem? Read More 

Top Things You Should Know About Heat Exchangers in Cars

If you are a vehicle owner, then you might want to educate yourself about some of the important parts and components that are used to make your vehicle run. For example, you might be curious about the heat exchanger. These are some of the things that you'll want to know about the heat exchanger in your car.  They're Commonly Known as Radiators First of all, if you have never heard of a heat exchanger—despite knowing a little bit about the important parts in cars—then it could be because you know it by another name. Read More 

What Happens If the Receiver/Drier on Your Car Malfunctions?

The air conditioning system fitted to your car has many individual components and is designed to last as long as possible with a set amount of service. Sometimes, parts of the system can break down due to unusual circumstances, and this could lead to a lack of refrigeration, a leak or a complete failure. Certainly, the evaporator and the compressor are the two key parts involved in conditioning the air, but other lesser-known components can also play tricks. Read More 

Signs Your Vehicle’s Differential Is Failing

The differential, or simply diff, is a component in your car that uses a series of specialised gears to allow wheels connected to a similar axle to turn efficiently at different speeds. The diff is crucial to the functioning of your vehicle, especially when it comes to making effective turns. Like many vehicle components, your vehicle's diff may become faulty over time. Knowing the symptoms of a failing or bad differential is essential and can save you from drivability problems. Read More