Get Smart,  Follow Mark’s ’5′ Simple Tips Before Buying Your New ‘Used’ Vehicle. (it is so important you do not just rush into a purchase.)  1. Set a Clear Budget Work out a clear budget before you embark on your search. Take into consideration, if will you require finance and if so, set affordable repayments,…
My youngest child’s Kindergarten teacher suggested we check her brakes, she said, ‘they don’t feel quite right”,  after a 10 meter drive, I was astonished to find the car pulling violently to one side, I thought to myself ‘how has anyone been driving this vehicle’ its is so dangerous. Upon inspection, we could hardly believe…
Corroded battery
Car batteries sometimes emit a white or blue crystallisation around the posts as a result of the battery acid leaking to the atmoshere. This in itself is not always an immediate problem, but over time will corroded the post clamps and wiring and eventually may cause starting problems. The quick solution is to pour boiling…
Buying a used vehicle?  you may have considered a Used Vehicle Warranty as ‘Piece of Mind’ BEWARE, its a costly purchase, look closely  at the fine print as its NOTHING like a manufacturers ‘New Car Warranty’ Firstly, the salesperson and the dealer will receive commission, no prizes for who pays that, so you want to…
If your wiper blades are in good condition but squeak and groan or just don’t clean the screen properly, follow this simple but effective tip. Clean the wiper blade contact surface and windscreen glass with newspaper and a mixture of hot water and vinegar, rub hard and keep rubbing until both surfaces are dry, enjoy…
Brake fluid in your motor vehicle should be flushed and totally renewed every 2 years, regardless of how far you travel. This fluid absorbs moisture from the air (Hygroscopic) and will effect  your vehicle’s  braking in emergency situations. This is not just an ‘add on’ , it is very important it be performed to ensure your…
Recently a client called to say the oil light had just illuminated on their Toyota Kluger, initially we thought the pressure switch may be faulty as the customer indicated the vehicle had a regular service history. Having replaced the switch the light came back on, so with a pressure gauge it soon became clear there…

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