In the very old days, before the advent of efficient systems and equipment, the average family may have planned a major "spring clean" in order to kick off the year ahead. Nobody seems to do that anymore, of course, but you can use that analogy to help you refresh your car's air conditioning system just prior to the start of the hot Australian summer. Why do you need to do this, however, and what should you do?
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.