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Warning Signs Your Brakes Need Repairing

Waiting to get your brakes repaired until only after you have been unable to stop your car safely means you are running a high risk. Not only does this mean that you might endanger yourself and the occupants of your car, but it could also lead to you running into the back of another vehicle or—worse still—failing to stop when a pedestrian is in the road ahead of you.

4 Good Reasons to Buy Parts from a Wrecker Instead of OEM Parts

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, so when people talk about OEM parts, they mean parts that have been made for your vehicle by the manufacturer. If you have a Subaru, you'll be told to buy OEM Subaru parts. However, OEM parts aren't all they're cracked up to be. There are actually several benefits that come with buying parts from a wrecker. Here are just

The Shockingly Serious Signs of Shock Absorber Trouble in Your Truck

When you think about your truck's shock absorbers, you probably think of them as being the component that ensures a smooth ride. In actuality, the job of the shock absorbers is much more than that. The shock absorbers help you stay in control of your truck at all times, keeping the tyres flat and even helping you brake effectively. When your shock absorbers need to be

Two essential forms of car maintenance you should never postpone

If you want to avoid costly repairs and ensure that your car is safe to drive, it's important to prioritise car maintenance. Here are two types of car maintenance that you should never postpone. Your yearly car service The work that a mechanic performs during a typical servicing can go a long way towards keeping your vehicle in good working order. If you decide to ski

Is It Your Battery or Your Alternator? Here's How to Find Out!

If it's a challenge to crank your car up and you hear a distinct clicking noise whilst doing so, there are generally two potential reasons for the trouble. It might be a dead or dying car battery, and it could also be the alternator. It's not unusual for the battery to be dead when the alternator is dead, but that's not always the case. If you do the following tests,