What to Do When You Engine Is Trying to Send You Morse Code

If you're of a certain generation, you may remember the typewriter, an archaic invention designed to help journalists ply their trade and something that is definitely out of place today. You may remember the distinctive tapping noise and think that it is very similar to the sound emanating from underneath your car's bonnet. What is going on when you "rev" the engine and should you be worried about it? Out Of Balance

Look Out for These 3 Signs That Your Truck Needs A Wheel Alignment

Do you drive your truck down bad and poorly maintained roads with potholes? Or perhaps you hit a kerb without noticing. Such driving conditions can knock your truck's wheels out of alignment. Proper wheel alignment ensures you get optimum traction from your tyres. It also prevents your truck's tyres from wearing unevenly. Overall, you need your truck to have the proper wheel alignment for maximum efficiency and better manoeuvrability. Knowing when your truck's wheels need an alignment will save you from costly repairs later on.

How to Jack Up Your Car With Hydraulics

Do you want to have some fun with your car, rather than treating it as a device to get from point to point? If you're like many younger people, you will have seen those iconic speed movies, where every vehicle is modified and can perform special tricks upon command. If you want to follow in their footsteps, you may like to consider fitting a hydraulic suspension to your vehicle so you can join some of those other, hard-core fans at weekend car shows.

What to Do if Your Car Wants to Move on its Own Accord

Whenever you jump into your automobile and set off, you like to feel as if you're in control. After all, this machine (even though it is very sophisticated) should respond to your every command, applied through your hands and feet. Yet sometimes, the car feels as if it has a mind of its own and will want to move forward even though you've told it to stop. What is going on here and what can you do about it?

What Could Be Causing Your Increased Fuel Consumption?

Fuel consumption has a big impact on the running costs of your vehicle, and it can also affect your plans for long trips in extreme cases. Over time, the mileage you get from a full tank of fuel can change, but people don't always notice unless it becomes particularly bad. It's worth monitoring, however, as it can tell you quite a bit about your vehicle's overall health. Try to keep an eye on your fuel consumption so you can discuss it with your mechanic the next time you have your vehicle serviced.

Down In The Pumps: Recognising, Repairing And Replacing A Faulty Power Steering Pump

In days of yore, power steering was a luxurious optional extra reserved for heavy goods vehicles and luxury cars; however, with the average car becoming heavier year on year, and the maneuverability required ot navigate increasingly crowded urban roads becoming ever more demanding, power steering is now fitted to all but the most lightweight vehicles. Without it, a modern vehicle laden down with heavy equipment and safety features can be a nightmare to turn properly, so keeping your power steering system in good working order is essential.

What Does the Check Engine Light Mean on My Dashboard?

When you first jump into your car and switch on the ignition an array of lights will spark into life on your dashboard. Usually, all of those lights will then disappear when you crank the engine and it starts. Consequently, you may not pay any attention to them any more, except when something like the check engine light flickers into life. But what does this really mean? What's Going on?

Four Simple, Yet Perhaps Not Intuitive, Tips When It Comes to Looking after Your Car

Looking after your car can pay dividends over its lifetime, but there are some relatively straightforward things you can do to help along the way, which you might not have thought about before. What simple tips should you consider? Short Trips Cause More Wear and Tear Did you know that if you only use your car for short commutes back and forth to work, this can actually cause more wear and tear to the engine than if you did perhaps ten times as much mileage on an annual basis?

Five Critical Tips When It Comes to Car Servicing

Many people treat a car like a simple commodity. Yet for the average person the automobile is one of the largest investments they will make. It makes sense, therefore, to pay attention to how you treat your car and never to just "wing it." What should you be doing to look after this valuable investment? Keep up with Servicing Some people think that car manufacturers are mainly in the business of making money and will always "

How Suspension Upgrades Can Extend Your Love Affair with Caravanning

If you have a love for caravanning or camping you may already have a van or trailer that you have used over the years. Yet you may be thinking about upgrading your experience, taking more people with you when you go on trips, or simply carrying more within your rig. In this case, you need to consider the capabilities of these vehicles and whether or not you need to upgrade the suspension.