When your vehicle is acting up or has need of a little extra tender loving care, sometimes it’s best to resolve the issue yourself. Not only does this save time, it can really benefit your wallet as well. Let’s look over some car troubles that you can handle without being an experienced mechanic.
Engine Air Filter
Neglecting to change a dirty and clogged engine air filter will cost you a fortune in wasted gas. Inspect your filter first, and see how it looks. If it’s completely overrun with dirt and dust, you better get that thing replaced.
From professional Formula 1 teams to semi-pro rally teams, one aspect of managing a racing team that should never be overlooked is that of buying, storing, using, and even disposing of fuel properly. There are rules and regulations that teams have to follow, some of which are set out by the governing bodies of major motorsports and some by government bodies, and it is also important to consider the degradation and contamination of the fuel, especially when it comes to long-term storage.
Storage Equipment Depending on the location where the fuel will be stored, it may be required that the team has a bunded tank. This [...]
Nothing makes a car look older or more dilapidated than peeling paintwork and a lashing of rust. No amount of washing, waxing, or polish can hide such a finish, and driving around in a rundown old banger isn’t good for anyone’s self-esteem.
However, paying for a professional paint job is costly. Irrespective of whether your car needs a whole body overhaul or just a few scratches covering up, garages know how to charge, and although you might find yourself with a gleaming car at the end, you’ll also find yourself with empty pockets.
Luckily for you, [...]
Most people won’t admit it, but the average car owner has a deep love for their vehicle. It could be a Porsche, or it could be a Volkswagen, but regardless of the make, they’ll clean it and service it and treat it with care and consideration – often with as much love as an extra family member. But then there are times when they just want to go a little bit faster. But how does one go about putting more horses under the bonnet? Here’s how:Cold Air Intake
Cold air is denser than warm air, so there’s an increase in the volume of air getting into the cars’ cylinders to combine with the fuel. By the addition of something [...]
Five Essential Vehicle Maintenance Tips
Regular essential maintenance should be carried out on your vehicle to keep it in good condition. Follow these tips to prolong the life of your vehicle, ensure the safety of all passengers and save on expensive repairs.
Check your oil regularly (about once a month) and always before long journeys. Too little oil could result in your engine seizing up or even cause it to blow up. Keeping an eye on levels will prevent you from having to pay for an expensive engine rebuild.