Cars

Although the braking systems that Mercedes Benz install on their vehicles are usually reliable and powerful, issues can occur as the car gets older. Regular inspection and service can extend the longevity of any braking system, and when you notice problems arising, you should look to address them as soon as possible. And while complete brake failure isn’t frequent, a loss in braking power can be quite scary when driving and it may result in an accident. The most common reason for braking power loss is the wearing down of brake pads

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Can you believe that the first brake systems were wooden blocks controlled by a lever? They used to be put on steel-rimmed wheels that steam-powered vehicles featured back in late 1800s. Of course, with the introduction of rubber tyres and mechanical brakes everything about it changed, as later on, hydraulic, disc and self-adjusting brakes were introduced as well as safety features like ABS and AEB. Since brake discs came out a bit later, brake pads are considered a newer type of brake technology than brake shoes

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Like every 4×4 on the road, the Mitsubishi ASX gives you better traction and adds more torque when pulling heavy loads at low speeds. But like any vehicle in the world, it needs a number of accessories, be it for looks, performance or safety. As this vehicle has nailed the first two, I’ll focus on the third one, not that the ASX isn’t safe enough to drive in, but it doesn’t hurt to add a thing or two to its exterior

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Wheel bearings are one of those car parts which can take a lot of beating since regular inspection only happens around every 48,000 km. But regardless of that, the front pair of bearings is usually the one to go first since it gets affected the most by the steering and the way to be certain about it is to jack up your car and try to rock each wheel holding it by its 12 and 6 o’clock sides. While a little bit of play means that you only need to adjust it, if you hear noises, then replacing it is inevitable, but luckily it is something that you can do yourself too

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With the revamp of the Nissan Navara back in 2005, what was once a wishy-washy pickup became one of the most popular pickups on the Australian market. Durable, reliable and comfortable, the Nissan Navara D40 has become a favorite among off-roaders, tradespeople, and average Joes alike. Available in both king cab and crew cab, the Navara is now available with a 2.5L V4 base engine, and a 4.0L V6 engine. It’s one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles today, with an efficiency of 10.7/8.7L per 100km (city/open road). All of this makes it one of the best vehicles to conquer the vast Australian outback with

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Aftermarket exhausts are one of the most popular modifications performed on vehicles whose owners are looking for ways to add extra power and mileage to their ride without breaking their bank. But in order to get the most value out of an aftermarket exhaust system, you need to make sure you get the right one for the application. This will depend on several different factors, including your budget. The expense factors include the number of pipes (single vs. dual exhaust systems), materials (mild vs. aluminised vs stainless steel), the pipe-bending techniques used, and the speciality coating. Further, the price will depend on how much of your stock exhaust system you want to replace. Some aftermarket exhaust system kits replace more stock exhaust parts than others, [&hellip

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Typically, exhaust systems are made from a lot of parts which play a different role in making the vehicle perform at its best and get rid of pollutant gasses as fast as possible, with just one exception – the muffler. A muffler doesn’t filter harmful particles nor does it improve performance, but it has another important task – to minimize the noises that your vehicle’s engine produces. In other words, it makes your vehicle less annoying to other people by silencing or rather muffling the otherwise loud discharge of pressure coming through it. If you’re in need of one, there are quite a lot of options to choose from on the market. Here’s a bit of help on the matter

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Equipping your motorhome or caravan with all the 12V accessories you can fit on it can make your outdoor experience much more comfortable and convenient. In the past, 12 volt parts accessories and appliances were much simpler, and you could lit cookers with a match. Heaters and fridges didn’t need 12V power as there were push-button piezo igniters that could power them up. Mains hook-ups were rare and the need for leisure batteries wasn’t there. However, you still had to be careful, if you spent the night reading you were risking a flat battery the next day. Nowadays, however, motorhomes can house an abundance of electrical equipment as a result of the cutting-edge technology they implement. That being said, in order to power all 12 [&hellip

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Picking the right suspension kit for your 4×4 isn’t an easy task, especially if it’s your first time shopping for one. There are many different things to consider, and what may work for someone else may not necessarily work for you. Personal preferences, driving style and the type of off-roading you intend on doing are all factors that will determine the ideal car suspension kits for you. First-time car suspension kits buyers can be separated into two categories – those who want to spend as little as possible, and those who want as much suspension as possible. As you can probably imagine, neither practice is optimal. People who cheap out will oftentimes try to put together a lift with spacers and a few other suspension [&hellip

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If you’re someone who frequently takes their PX Ranger off the beaten trail at night, then you probably know just how important having clear visibility of the road ahead of you is. Most PX Ranger stock headlights don’t provide the best illumination. For that very reason, many people look to upgrade them to aftermarket headlights that are not just brighter, but also more durable, which can be a huge difference maker when driving in rough terrain. You can find a wide range of headlights and other PX Ranger accessories online, at Ford dealerships and car parts stores. Some of the indicators that it’s time for you to replace your headlights include a dim bulb, cracked headlight, dark commute, overly bright bulb, or if you just [&hellip

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