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We don’t know how good we have it!

Our parent's and grandparent's cars were uncomfortable, less safe and the engines were dead by 150,000klms. A routine service would often turn into an engine rebuild - costing more, as a percentage of their wage, than it does today. Today's cars run (MUCH more)...

Buying the right car for you

Buying the right car for you Do you really need a 4WD? Look what this 1920 Dodge could do! And it was only 2wd! Most people let emotion drive their vehicle purchase. Buying something that they just don't need will cost them more in the long run. Don't get me wrong -...

Legitimate Mechanical Shortcuts

Shortcuts ... the good, bad and the ugly. Sometimes there are legitimate mechanical shortcuts but with some problems, like overheating engines, noisy gearboxes or power steering problems usually need expensive rebuilds. But, there are some products that can seal...

Modern car keys have actually put us at more risk!

You have probably noticed that Car Keys have changed over the years. You can't just get one cut and start your car anymore. Modern car keys have an electronic transponder (not the central locking), that talks to the cars computer when inserted. If it matches with the...

Is e10 fuel ok for your car?

Is e10 ok for your car? Ethanol is actually alcohol - normal garden variety alcohol found in XXXX!. It is made from sugar cane (and other crops, but mainly Sugar Cane in Australia). e10 means that there is 10% of ethanol mixed with petrol. (e85 means 85% ethanol, 15%...

All about oils and fluids

"Just an oil change thanks". This person would be talking about the Engine Oil, which is usually done at 10,000 klms. But did you know that your car requires other oil changes at different service intervals? Item Oil Type Service Interval Transmission (GearBox) Gear...

Cheap Suspension Upgrade

A cheap option for suspension sag when towing or carrying heavy loads. You might be able to use an 'air bag'. The air bag can be installed in a few hours, and is an inexpensive way of being able to lift the back of your vehicle higher when you have heavy loads and...

Why some car parts are hard to source

There are 2 factors at play here. a) the more common the car, the easier to get parts. I once did a pre purchase check for a Danish backpacker. He wisely chose a Ford Falcon as the car that would take him around Australia - as "The parts are easy to get if I need...

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