Brakes are one of the most critical safety components of any vehicle, as they allow drivers to slow down and halt their vehicles while they're on the road. There are, however, circumstances when brakes fail on the road, and it's important for every driver to be aware of what to do in such situations to avert potential accidents.
Fortunately, brake failure seldom comes about without warning. For the most part, signs of brake issues will show before brakes can completely fail.
In the baking heat of an Australian summer, you may be thanking your lucky stars that your car is equipped with a healthy air conditioning system. You simply wouldn't be able to survive during your afternoon commute in stop/start traffic without it, even though you take it for granted. However, one day you may notice some very strange behaviour, as the system seems to be cycling on and off for no reason.
While most vehicle owners are not mechanically minded, they can nevertheless tell the difference between a car that is working correctly (or acting as it normally does) and one that is playing up. After all, when you spend a certain amount of time behind the wheel on a regular basis you're going to get used to its idiosyncrasies. So imagine how disconcerting it can be when you start to turn a corner and experience a very strange level of vibration.
A good trailer suspension system is essential because if it has any weakness, a driver may experience some difficulty in controlling and steering the vehicle, as well as an increase in shock and tire wear. The trailer suspension parts that make up the system include torsion bars, springs, as well as other components that connect the wheels to the vehicle. Here are essential tips to consider when upgrading your trailers suspension system.
If you suspect that you have issues with your differential on your vehicle you will likely be trying to isolate the issue. If you have specific popping, grinding or clicking noises whenever you are turning, then this may well be due to a failing CV. What is this and what should you do about it?
What's a CV?
"CV" stands for constant velocity and is generally the name given to the axles that transfer power from the engine to the driven wheels.