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Two ways to prevent heavy haulage-related accidents and injuries

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Heavy haulage vehicles are extremely large and powerful; as such, precautions need to be taken to prevent those who drive these vehicles from being injured. Here are two ways to do this. Check the tyres after every road journey The weight of a heavy haulage vehicle, combined with the weight of the loads it transports, can put an immense amount of strain on the vehicle's tyres. As a result of this, the tyres on this type of vehicle are likely to lose pressure and tread depth at a far faster rate than smaller road vehicles.

9 November 2017

The Comprehensive Guide for Obtaining a Forklift Licence

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When it comes to operating machinery, Australian law is very strict about who can obtain a licence to allow for such operations. A forklift licence in Australia is harder to obtain than in other regions such as the US or Europe. The training process for the licensing may be similar, but Australia uses a different issuing authority. Most countries issue licenses through the training school or center that was used, while Australia issues licenses through the WorkCover of the particular state/territory.

27 September 2017

Fuel additives and why they are important in vehicle performance

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Many professional mechanics and auto repair technicians classify fuel additives as shortcut solutions to fuel delivery problems. However, experience has shown that these additives are not the 'mechanic in a can' solution, but rather real remedies that can stem fuel delivery system problems. There are various classes of additives and each category has a specific mission to accomplish in your vehicle. In case you are wondering the right additive to use, below is some information to get you started.

1 September 2017

Two Ways To Keep Your Dog Safe While Waiting For Roadside Services

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Fur babies are a big part of Australian families, and the RSPCA estimates 39 per cent of homes have a 4-legged canine buddy. Nobody likes to leave their fur baby behind when heading out in the car, but are you mentally and physically prepared to keep your dog safe if your vehicle breaks down or is involved in an accident? Roadside services travel to breakdowns and accidents as soon as they can, but there may be delays during peak traffic or if the incident occurs out of town.

12 July 2017

When Should You Junk an Old Car?

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Letting go of an old car can be a difficult decision; many car owners want to use their car for as long as possible to avoid the cost and hassle of getting a new one. However, an older car can be just as costly and inconvenient if it's not in good repair and is always breaking down or refusing to start. If you're facing yet another set of repair bills for your older car, how can you determine when it's a good time to just junk the car?

11 July 2017

Why Chips or Cracks on Your Windscreen Could Be a Bigger Issue Than You Might Have Thought

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Automobile manufacturers have made great strides in recent years toward keeping a vehicle driver and its occupants safe in the event of an accident. In addition to mechanical devices like collision avoidance systems or anti-lock brakes, the body of the car itself has been carefully designed to stand up as well as possible in the event of a collision. In order to provide the right safeguards, the overall structure of the vehicle has to be maintained and cannot be compromised in any way.

30 June 2017

How to Save Money on Your Upcoming Car Rental

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If you are not a road warrior, travel may be a somewhat stressful activity for you. You may be preparing for a cross-country flight and know that you have to figure out transportation when you land. Perhaps you have never rented a car before and worry about what's involved. What are some key things to remember so that you have a memorable trip and not one to forget? How Companies Charge

27 June 2017

How to Upgrade Your Vehicle for Off-Roading

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If you plan on doing some off-roading, you need to consider some upgrades to your vehicle; even a durable truck or SUV may not have been manufactured with rough and uneven roads in mind, and these upgrades can ensure your safety and protect that vehicle. If you're not sure where to start when it comes to upgrading your vehicle for taking it on rough roads, consider a few suggestions and then discuss these with your mechanic as necessary.

21 June 2017

Why You Should Extend Your Recycling Efforts to Your Car

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Recycling is not merely something that you "should" do, these days. Certainly, it used to be fashionable at one time and would give you that sense of community responsibility. No longer is this considered to be optional, however, as recycling is critical to the environment and something that is absolutely expected of all citizens. While you may be very used to putting your household waste items into their proper colour-coded bins, have you thought how you could recycle parts of your car, to enhance your contribution?

16 June 2017

Tips to Keep Your Differential Working Properly and to Reduce Differential Repair Costs

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To keep your car operation costs down, you should be able to minimise your repair costs. Smart car owners know that ensuring proper car maintenance is the best way to reduce car repair costs. Differentials (or diffs) in well-maintained cars rarely require costly repairs.  Here are some effective car care tips you can follow to keep your differential in good working order for as long as possible, so as to reduce differential repair costs:

4 June 2017