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Understanding the Process of Wheel Alignment

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Wheel alignment is the adjustment of a vehicle’s steering and suspension angles so that the wheels are perpendicular to the road surface and equidistantly running side by side. Proper wheel alignment service is important for various reasons. First things first, it is important to ensure vehicle safety, as wheels that are out of alignment tend to pull to one side of the road, putting the driver, his/her passengers and other road users at risk of getting involved in a road traffic accident.…

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A Few Terms to Remember When You're Shopping for New Tyres

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Tyres are very important for your car’s performance; they cushion the car against every bump and dip in the road, absorbing some of the shock of those bumps so your vehicle’s suspension and other parts don’t suffer so much wear and tear. They’re also important for steering, as properly inflated tyres in good condition help to keep your car driving straight; poor-quality tyres can mean pulling or dragging to one side.…

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3 Important Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of your Tyres

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Ensuring that your car tyres are in good condition is an important part of car maintenance. Driving with worn-out or otherwise damaged tyres is not only illegal, it puts you and other motorists in danger particularly if bad weather conditions prevail. However, with simple care and maintenance, you can keep your tyres serving you for much longer and enjoy the best driving experience in that time. 1. Check tyre pressure…

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Tips on Increasing the Longevity of Your Truck Tyres

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It is expected for truck tyres to wear and need replacement because they constantly come into direct contact with the surface of the road. Sometimes, however, tyres become worn prematurely because of culpability on the part of truck owners or operators. If you own a truck, here are a couple of pitfalls you should avoid to ensure you get the most service out of your tyres. Incorrect load capacity When you are fitting new tyres on your truck, you should keep in mind that it is the tyres that bear the full weight of the vehicle: That is why tyres generally come with specific load-carrying capacities to match the weight of every vehicle.…

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First Car Owners' Guide To Checking Wheel Alignment

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Knowing how to check if your car’s wheels are correctly aligned is extremely important for a number of reasons.  If you’re new to motoring or have recently bought your first car, you might not be sure just how to do this yourself.  Here’s a step by step guide to help you through the process. Why is correct wheel alignment so important? Your car’s wheels should be set so that the front ones line up with the back ones.…

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How to Choose Caster Wheels for a Home Project

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Caster wheels can be a good choice for any type of project you’re working on at home, whether that’s a new oversized toolbox for the garage, a storage bench for the front door where you’ll change shoes, or a kitchen island. Not all caster wheels are alike, so it’s good to remember a few features about them when you’re making your choice; this will ensure that you get the right wheels for the project itself and ensure that your floors are protected as well.…

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Breaking Bad: How to Replace a Brake Pad

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Replacing a brake pad is a relatively simple job. However, because brakes are such a key component of any car, you will want to ensure you perform this bit of motor maintenance correctly. Below is a complete guide to replacing a brake pad. Find a Flat Surface To begin, park the car on a flat surface and double check that the handbrake is on. Place heavy objects such as rocks or wood behind the rear tyres to make sure the car doesn’t roll when it is jacked up.…

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Tyre Changing | 3 Steps To Release The Lug Nuts On Your Car's Tyres

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While this probably doesn’t happen often, you may have to change your tyres on your own occasionally. Knowing how to operate each component of the tyre will help you change it more easily. While changing tyres has many steps, removing the lug nuts is crucial to a successful effort. This guide is designed to help you learn how to release the lug nuts on your car’s tyres without having to try too hard.…

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2 Frequently Asked Questions About Vehicle Wheel Alignment

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Proper wheel alignment in an automobile is among the most important aspects that vehicle owners should familiarize themselves with. This article provides answers to two questions that first-time vehicle owners (and those looking to become responsible motorists) may have about automobile wheel alignment. What Causes Wheel Misalignment? Wear and tear of various components of the automobile wheel system is also often responsible for the misalignment of wheels. For example, worn out suspension springs may make undesirable adjustments to the wheel alignment in the automobile.…

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What You Need to Know About Your Car's Tyres

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Your car’s tyres may be the last thing you think about when you consider the safety of your vehicle or needed repairs, but this can be a mistake. The tyres on your car or truck are just as important as any other part, if not even more so. You may be surprised to learn just how important your car’s tyres are and why you should always keep them in good repair.…

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