Power steering may once have been an expensive optional extra reserved for luxury vehicles and heavy SUVs, but with the average car becoming heavier and more difficult to maneuver unassisted every year, even the smallest vehicles now routinely come fitted with some variety of power assisted steering. Unfortunately, while the benefits these sophisticated hydraulic systems provide take a tremendous amount of effort out of daily driving, it does mean that you have one more component in your vehicle which can go wrong.
- Even experienced vehicles owners sometimes get confused when they hear the term differential repair. A problem commonly experienced in high mileage cars, the differential regulates control of your vehicle by balancing the torque between various wheels. It is important for you to pay attention to warning signs associated with a failing differential, because it can lead to the drivetrain of your vehicle locking up, causing you to lose control. Diff repair is therefore an important automotive service, and you should have your vehicle regularly checked for differential issues.
- In the working assembly of a truck or car, the rear differential plays a critical role in creating the torque within the crankshaft. Specifically, it transmits the engine power to the wheels as well as allowing them to have varying rotation speeds. As a matter of fact, the name differential originated from the operation where the rear differential distributes different types of speeds to the wheels particularly during a turn. As a vehicle owner, you probably do not have a detailed understanding of the mode of operation of the differential, but you would want to know what causes the rear differential noise and how it can be diagnosed and fixed.
- A towing company is the sort of operation that serves a very useful purpose. Granted, it's the type of purpose you hope you will never have to utilise, and yet it's good to know that such services exist. You might have heard the occasional horror story about towing operators who confiscate vehicles without much of a reason, regardless of the urgency of the situation. Recent events have been linked to Queensland, yet it's something that all Australians need to be mindful about.
- The trailer you use to tow lawn care equipment or your boat is probably just as important as the equipment or boat itself; after all, the trailer is what you use to get your boat safely to the dock and back again, or to get equipment to a landscaping customer's property. While many trailers will work for years without any problems or issues, some might eventually start to drag or pull to one side.