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Does Your Car Need New Tyres?

Date: 23-11-2017

Your tyres are easy to forget about until they give you trouble. For the most part, they do their job to keep you safely on the road, so we often only notice them when they need replacing, or have picked up a puncture. Ideally, you shouldn’t wait for this to happen, so here’s how you can tell that your car needs new tyres and when to replace them.

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How To Identify When Your Shock Absorbers Need To Be Repaired

Date: 15-11-2017

Cars have certainly come a long way since they wereinvented back in the late 1800s, and one of the biggest differences is in the driving comfort it offers. Older cars would bump and bounce along even the smoothest of roads, but luckily moderncars no longer do this, thanks to their shock absorbers

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What Your Car's Temperature Reading Means

Date: 06-11-2017

There’s nothing quite like Australian summers and our hot and bright festive seasons. You’ve probably already planned yourgetaways with friends and family to the beach, bush or beyond. Wherever you’re going in the summer heat, you shouldn’t forget that your car is impacted by the weather just as much as you are.

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Clutch Onto These Five Signs Before It’s Too Late!

Date: 27-10-2017

In any manual vehicle, your clutch is as important as any other major car part. That’s why you need to pay attention to any noises your car makes, which may indicate that a clutch needs to be repaired or replaced.

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Basic Car Maintenance Checks You Can Do At Home

Date: 18-10-2017

The amount of money Australians spend every year when they have to take their car in for its service is rather startling. One of the many reasons why a general service can become a major service with added costs, is a lack of maintenance throughout the year.

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Warning! Driving On Low Fuel Can Damage Your Car

Date: 09-10-2017

Australians are fed up with the constant rise in petrol prices—and it’s perfectly understandable why so many drivers cannot afford to constantlyfill up, and tend to stretch each drop of fuel as long aspossible

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What To Check In Your Car Now That Winter Is Over

Date: 27-09-2017

Even though Australia has much milder winters than most, we still have freezing cold days that can affect our cars greatly. Seeing as we’re turning the corner and spring is well on the way, here are some checks you can make on your car to ensure it takes on the warmer seasons without any issues.

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Roadworthy Tests Unpacked And Explained

Date: 18-09-2017

If you want to sell your vehicle, want to clear a vehicle defect, or want to re-register a used vehicle, you will have to get a certificate of roadworthiness. If you are unsure exactly what the process is for obtaining a roadworthy certificate, here is a brief explanation of what to expect

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What You Should Do When Your Check Engine Light Goes On

Date: 07-09-2017

One of the more dreaded events for any car owner is to see the check engine light illuminated, and rightly so. If you ignore the check engine light, you might run into far more trouble in the future than if you were to just deal with it as soon as possible.

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Why You Need To Fix Small Problems Before They Become Big Ones

Date: 30-08-2017

By nature, most of us procrastinate and somehow hope that a noise in our car will disappear if we just ignore it for long enough. However, logic tells us time and time again to have it checked out. Our professional mechanics at ABS Automotive Service Centres were asked recently what their thoughts were on service maintenance. Unanimously, these experienced, seasoned professionals advised that the cheapest way to prolong a vehicle is to have it serviced regularly.

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The Importance Of Repairing Your Car’s Suspension Before It’s Too Late

Date: 21-08-2017

Your car’s suspension is a collection of parts that hold the whole car together—ignoring its warning signals is akin to a builder disregarding the foundation phase. The suspension of your vehicle holds a car on the ground, keeps passengers from feeling the roughness of the road and its bumps, and allows the car to turn.

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Common Misconceptions About Car Mechanics

Date: 10-08-2017

There are stories about someone experiencing a dodgy mechanic who has overcharged them or not completed a service properly. What you must know is that only a minor part of the car service industry is untrustworthy. As a whole, car mechanics are reliable, professional and deliver quality outcomes for your car repair.

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ABS Brakes Vs. Traditional Brakes—What’s The Difference? 

Date: 28-07-2017

Today’s motor vehicles are safer than older models. Technology has advanced greatly in the past few decades, with new ABS brakes becoming the safest braking system we’ve ever seen. So what’s the difference between ABS brakes and traditional brakes?

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Warning! Parts Of Your Caravan May Need Urgent Servicing

Date: 17-07-2017

The Australian Government has presented its 2017 findings on all statistics with regard to caravans. The Bureau of Statistics discovered that there was a huge increase in the purchase of caravans in the last year.Since there has been an increase of over 4.5% according to the report, it suggests strongly that Australians are taking to the open roads more frequently and for longer distances than ever before.

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Why You Should Be Careful About Ignoring Your Regular Car Servicing

Date: 04-07-2017

It may be inconvenient and part of our “leave-it-for-tomorrow” culture of procrastination, but drivers who don’t service their cars regularly will face the consequences of financial drainage.This may sound dramatic, but experience speaks for itself, as the professionals over at ABS Auto have countlessly expressed and shared with its customers. In short, your car should be serviced regularly and, between services, you should check the basics such as tyre pressure, oil and water.

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Which is more important – your car’s engine or your suspension? You’ll never guess the answer…

Date: 22-06-2017

If you had to pick out which system or component of your car is the most important, would it be the suspension or the engine? Many people will immediately say that the most important part of a car is its engine. After all, when you need to troubleshoot any automotive problems you often start by examining the engine first.

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Did You Know That Harsh Braking Can Damage More Than Your Brakes? 

Date: 15-06-2017

When Is The Last Time You Slammed On The Brakes In Your Car?

If you have to be completely honest, it was probably not long ago. Although we’d all like to pretend that we’re attentive and patient drivers at all hours of the day, everyone has their moments.

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Planning A Caravan Trip Soon? Don’t Forget To Get Your Caravan Serviced Before You Go!

Date: 08-06-2017

Travelling with a caravan on a break is unlike any other holiday experience. It’s taking your home with you and getting to stay in familiar surroundings, no matter where about in Australia you’re travelling to. It allows you to pick up and take off without worrying about checking in and out of hotels and packing and repacking luggage.

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Why ABS Braking Systems Are An Integral Part Of Vehicle Safety

Date: 28-03-2017

Anti-lock braking systems are specially designed to help provide better control of a vehicle during adverse driving conditions and avoid the dangers of panic braking. One research study conducted by Australia’s Monash University found that vehicles equipped with ABS systems are 35% less likely to be a part of a collision or accident than a vehicle without anti-lock brakes.

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4 Common Warning Signs That Your Anti-Lock Brakes Need Professional Help

Date: 21-03-2017

Like all components of a vehicle, anti-lock brakes will need to be attended to by a professional and experienced mechanic. Modern cars are equipped to display warning signs alerting the driver of a dysfunctional braking system. These signs usually take the form of lit warning lights on the dashboard.

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Get The Best Out Of Your Anti-Lock Brakes With These 4 Do’s And Don’ts

Date: 14-03-2017

Having advanced safety systems on modern day cars often leads Australian drivers into a false sense of security. We’re told all about what the latest technology can do for our safety, but seldom is the message driven home that the onus is still on the driver to practice safe driving habits.

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2017 Road Safety Plan For Victoria Intended To Save Lives

Date: 05-03-2017

On the back of yet another unacceptably high annual road fatality toll, an increase in statistics for the third year in a row for Victoria, the Andrews government has declared 2017 to be the year of action by implementing the ‘Towards Zero Action Plan’.

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Punctured Your Tyre? Do These Three Quick Checks Before You Do Anything Else!

Date: 03-01-2017

Tyres are the unsung heroes of our cars and we often neglect them until they stop working or start giving us problems.
Because they’re strong, hardy and can take plenty of abuse before giving in, it’s easy to miss when something is wrong with your tyres.

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What Car Manufacturers And Dealers Won’t Tell You About Your New Car Warranty And How This Knowledge Can Save You Money

Date: 27-12-2016

A new car warranty is complex and filled with clauses and exclusions and it can often feel like one wrong move could void the remaining warranty on your vehicle forever. The simplest way to maintain your car’s warranty is to honour your car’s manufacturing expectations but to read the fine print. Just remember that there are many details that dealers keep from customers that could save you a lifetime of unnecessary expenses.

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If you only read one article about electronic Parking Brakes, make it this one!

Date: 20-12-2016

Electronic parking brakes are a common sight in cars these days and drivers enjoy the convenience of being able to stop and release the car at the touch of a button. But behind this deceptively simple mechanism is an intricate system of electronic cables and wires that shouldn’t be meddled with.

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