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What to consider when making a greener fleet

Posted on 23 October 2017

Due to the large number of commercial vehicles on the road today, operated by both public and private sector organisations across the UK, we must consider making a greener fleet. Have you considered just how much your fleet could be costing your business if you haven’t taken the necessary steps to introduce green vehicles into your organisation? Continue reading “What to consider when making a greener fleet” »

Car Tips

How To Keep Your Car In Good Shape

Posted on 20 September 2017

 

Cars are expensive to purchase and maintain. They’re one of the items around your house you may take for granted and forget that it needs to be taken care of. It’s important attend to your vehicle so it looks nice and lasts longer. Continue reading “How To Keep Your Car In Good Shape” »

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Car Tips

Things to Check Before Handing Over Cash for a Used Car

Posted on 18 September 2017

When buying a used car, you’re usually going to get one that’s got no problems or no known problems. However, there are other times when you’ll deal with sellers who don’t know if there are any problems, or they’re simply not telling you if there are. Therefore, it’s crucial you run a few checks on the used car before handing over any cash. Continue reading “Things to Check Before Handing Over Cash for a Used Car” »

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Car Tips

How to Save and Make Money Back on Your Car

Posted on 22 August 2017

Money is better saved for life’s pleasures. For securing your children’s futures. For enjoying life. The best way to save thousands of pounds, and to even make money back on your car, is being smart about your purchases. Don’t waste your money on a new car that will lose value the second you drive it to your home. The used cars that you can buy at dealerships are certified, inspected, and have low mileage. The only thing different is that their previous owner has already absorbed most of their depreciation value. Continue reading “How to Save and Make Money Back on Your Car” »

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SUV/4WD/Trucks

Why SUVs are so popular

Posted on 22 May 2017

Since the late 1980s, SUVs have once again become widely available. At first, the market for these modern Sports Utility Vehicles was relatively small. It was mainly people who lived in rural communities or those who enjoyed outdoor hobbies that bought these hybrid vehicles. But, over time this has changed. Today, the majority of them are bought by people who have families, and live in towns. Continue reading “Why SUVs are so popular” »

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Car News

Sponsored Video:  Siemen’s Sirius ACT pushbuttons and signaling devices

Posted on 27 April 2017

For 165 years, German tech-powerhouse Siemens has been improving lives in the field of electrification, automation and digitalization globally. It’s known for its energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies and infrastructure solutions. One of its promising design is the company’s take on signaling and automation, the Sirius Act. Continue reading “Sponsored Video:  Siemen’s Sirius ACT pushbuttons and signaling devices” »

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Roof Rack Carriers

Posted on 06 April 2017

Roof racks can be quite useful for so many car owners these days. They are perfect for transferring various bulky items like large containers and extra luggage. You can even opt for these car roof boxes to get more storage space or focus on using the pars to transport specific sports equipment like canoes or bicycles. Continue reading “Advantages And Disadvantages Of Roof Rack Carriers” »

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Car Insurance

Avoiding Car Insurance Policy Scams for the First-Time Driver: 5 Tips

Posted on 28 March 2017

When you start driving and buy your first car, one of the most important decisions you will make is which car insurance company you will buy your policy from. From television to the internet, there are ads that promise you car insurance for literally pennies a day. Some of these promises may sound too good to be true. Before you shop around for car insurance companies and basic policies, there are a few facts you should know so that you can avoid being taken by an inferior or dishonest company. Continue reading “Avoiding Car Insurance Policy Scams for the First-Time Driver: 5 Tips” »

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Car Tips, Motorcycle

3 Motorcycle maintenance tasks you can do yourself

Posted on 08 March 2017

Nobody likes paying excessive mechanic bills for chores they can do themselves. Keeping your motorcycle in good shape requires a number of regular tasks, and quite a few of them can probably done on your own.

That doesn’t mean that a good pro shop like Procycles.com.au should be left out of the loop. A professional mechanic should still be on hand for the more serious repairs and work your bike eventually needs.

 

Change the Oil

This is usually the first maintenance task that motorcycle owners learn to do for themselves, since it’s a familiar job that is a lot like changing the oil in a car. You just have to get your bike up on a stand and remove the drain cap for the oil tank. Drain out all the old oil into a pan for proper disposal. Once it’s fully drained out, use a rag to clean up any spills or drips around the drain and replace the cap. Now you just need to refill the tank with the oil best suited for your motorcycle.

 

Check on the Chain

You can actually do a couple of maintenance chores on your own when it comes to taking care of your bike’s chain. The easiest one is to give the chain a cleaning to keep it running smoothly. Using a grease removal product, or simply WD-40, you can use a stiff brush to scrub away any accumulated grease and debris.

Along with cleaning, you can also adjust the tension if it’s getting a little too loose. Not a chore for the novice but if you are handy around your bike, why not give it a try? Your manual will indicate the proper torque settings, and you just need a torque wrench to do the work. It’s a good idea to have someone sitting on the bike while you do it though. If you’re not sure about tackling this job, there are online videos and tutorials that explain the process.

Once done with the cleaning and possible tightening, don’t forget to re-lubricate your chain for a smooth ride.

 

Replace the Spark Plugs

While it’s not a frequent job, it’s still one that you can do on your own. Your owner’s manual will let you know how often the plugs should be changed out, based on your mileage. We can’t provide any instructions on how to do this as the location of the plugs varies a lot from one bike to the next. It may be simple, and it may mean you have to take some of the engine apart.  Once you’ve located them, replace them one at a time so there are no mix-ups and don’t over-tighten them. Just enough to be snug.

These are some good places to start as you learn more about doing your own motorcycle maintenance tasks. Though these are perfect for the new bike owner to master, this is by no means a complete list. You can also check on tire pressure, changing the filters, and lubricating cables are a few other areas you can take a look at yourself too.

 

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Car Tips

How to choose a good torque wrench?

Posted on 17 January 2017

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As a matter of fact, everyone always aims at doing the best task ever. One that is adorable and significantly impeccable. Well, this does not always happen and for this reason you have to repeat the whole process to correct a small part you did not finalize well. At times, you have to do all the disengagements because the part might be all in the inner parts. All in all, it is a tiresome task that can discourage someone. It might be due to lack of the correct tools or even using the wrong tools for the wrong purposes. It does not matter the knowledge of the car, motor cycle or whatever you are repairing you have but one thing sure is that you must have the tools and not only tools but the right tools. Imagine a situation where you have made the right repair but in the process of joining back the part you happen to tighten a certain part a lot that the whole systems malfunctions or even you loosely tie a nut to an extent that it falls out after a while. This is basically creating another problem by solving the other. The issue of how tight or lose a nut should be does not depend on the knowledge or experience of a person since everyone makes mistakes. A torque wrench is the solution to all these problems. Torque wrench is a tool that is used to measure the appropriate and required torque in a bolt or nut. It is used to set the amount of force that the manufacturer wants. By this one is completely sure of efficiency and high accuracy. Continue reading “How to choose a good torque wrench?” »

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