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Dead Battery? How to jump start a car

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO JUMP A CAR?    Before you can recharge and get going, you need a few basics: Jumper cables Power source – either a portable jump battery (a jump box) or another vehicle Jumper cables are long, thickly insulated cables with toothy clips on one or both ends. These clips are called alligator clips …

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How to take care of your tyres

Driving is one of the most dangerous things we do in our lives and to think we rely on four patches the size of our hands to keep us safe as we drive on the road.  The contact area between your tyre and the road is the size of your hand, and that’s it! Buying …

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How to ensure your wiper blades are in good working condition

It’s raining, and your wiper blades aren’t doing the job very well, you make a mental note to change them as soon as you can.  The rain stops, and you forget, until the next time it rains.  Sound familiar?   Being able to see the road when it’s raining is paramount to driving safely.  Not …

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How does tyre pressure affect tyre wear?

Maintaining proper tyre inflation pressure is the single most important things you can do to promote safety and tyre tread life. Underinflated tyres are the leading cause of tyre failure and may result in severe cracking or component separation Tyre over-inflation increases stiffness, which may deteriorate ride and generate unwanted vibration Why proper tyre air …

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Why do you need to service your car regularly?

Servicing your car regularly is important for the efficient functioning of your car, better fuel consumption and ensuring a long life for your car engine. What happens if your car is not serviced in a long time? Throughout the normal operation of the car, the engine oil becomes saturated with dirt such as soot and …

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