About Me
How to Improve Your Car

Welcome to my new auto blog. My name is Kevin. I am 48 years old and I live with my family in Alice Spring, Australia. Living so far out in the middle of nowhere means that you need a car to get around. I have been driving cars since I was 17 and I used to spend hours hanging out at the local auto repair shop. During those long summer afternoons, I learnt all about how a car works, how to repair the different components and systems, and how to accessories a vehicle so it looks cool. I hope you enjoy my blog.


3 Top Tips for Buying a Used Caravan for the First Time

2 September 2016
 Categories: Automotive, Blog

A caravan can be a worthwhile investment if you and your family enjoy camping. Instead of sleeping in a tent, a caravan can offer added comfort and safety, which can make the camping experience memorable, especially for kids. However, budgetary constraints do not allow many people to buy new caravans. As an alternative, used caravans are ideal for those on a low budget. However, before buying one, you will need some useful pointers to guide you. Read More …

4 Early Signs of a Failing Truck Alternator

24 August 2016
 Categories: Automotive, Blog

The alternator in your heavy truck plays an important role of converting mechanical energy from the crankshaft into electrical energy. That energy serves many roles, such as charging the truck's battery as you drive. It is advisable for you to detect a failing alternator before that problem causes your truck to stall. This article discusses some of the common signs that can alert you that your truck's alternator is failing. Read More …

How to Troubleshoot a Few Common Problems With Your Car’s Drive Train

3 August 2016
 Categories: , Blog

Your ability to steer your car is managed by several different systems and parts under its body; this includes the steering column, the axles of the car, and the tie rods that connect the tyres to the steering column. Along with those are what's called the differentials; these are gears that allow two tyres to turn at the same speed even though one is turning on a tighter radius than another. Read More …

What Might Be Causing Your Truck to Pull to One Side When on the Road

6 July 2016
 Categories: Automotive, Blog

When operating a heavy-duty truck, you always want to ensure it's in good mechanical condition, as the added weight of the truck and your cargo can make it much harder to control even when all parts are working as they should. If you neglect the slightest problem with a heavy-duty truck, this can mean even more difficulty with steering, braking, and the like. If you notice that your heavy-duty truck seems to pull to one side of the road, there are a number of problems that could cause this; note a few of these here so you know where to start looking and ensure your truck is in good repair. Read More …

Aftermarket and OEM Auto Parts: What’s the Difference?

20 June 2016
 Categories: Automotive, Blog

When a part of your car fails or wears out and needs to be replaced, how do you choose a replacement part that will the best quality and service? There are two common types of car parts you can get for your vehicle: aftermarket parts and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. Understanding the features and differences between these options can help you select quality parts within your budget. OEM auto parts Read More …