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Keep Rolling With These Tyre Care Tips


When looking after your car, one of the most important parts you should consider monitoring is the tyres. Your tyres will be the only part of the car to touch the ground when you drive on the road and this makes them crucial for safety and performance on the road. 

Today we want to take a deep dive into the world of car maintenance and specifically look at the Tyres. Here are all of the things you need to consider when you are maintaining your tyres this year. 

1. Check the pressure 

The first check to do on your tyres regularly is pressure. The pressure inside your tyres is equal to how much air is inside them, and to maintain grip on the road you need to have a decent level of inflation on your tyres at all times. To check your tyre pressure, you should place the car on a flat surface and wait for it to cool completely. Once cold, take a tyre pressure gauge and check the tyre pressure according to your manufacturer’s guide. There may even be a small sticker inside your car near the driver’s seat. Inflate the tyres to the right level. 

2. Inspect for damage

When maintaining the tyres the main thing you will be thinking about is the air inside and whether this has been preserved. This is why now and again you should check the tyres for any small cuts or bulges that may run the risk of letting air out of the tyres while you are driving. If you find anything like this you should consider getting some new tyres. 

3. Check the tread depth

The tread of a tyre is a crucial aspect to maintain. When you drive on the road, the tread will grip the tarmac beneath you in the same way hiking boots will grip the ground below your feet. To avoid slipping you need that friction, and tread does this. It also helps to avoid a phenomenon called ‘aquaplaning’ where water runs between the tyres and the road causing you to slip. Make sure the tyre tread is at least 1.6mm

4. Think about the weight 

It stands to reason that the more weight you put inside the car, the more pressure will be on the tyres and therefore the more strain it will receive. To try and make your tyres last longer on the road it is a good idea to try and lower the weight you put in the car, whether this be taking out unnecessary items or transporting less people. 

5. Avoid the kerb when possible 

Sometimes parking on the kerb is the only option we have, and this is something that you do need to be aware of. When you think about parking on the kerb, you need to be careful of the damage it will do to the tyres. It can often cause more pressure and could even cause the tyre to blow. Be mindful and try to mount drop kerbs first wherever you can.

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How To Add Value To Your Car


Usually, people say that from the moment you drive your new car out of the dealership, it loses money, cars only depreciate in value, and you can’t make money off them. While this is mostly true, you can, however, turn a banger into something great and with some, work and some effort and a little bit of spending you can turn your car into something you’re proud of. So whether you’re looking at buying something old and run down to do it up, or your car is looking like it’s on its last legs, but you love it, so you want to bring it back to life, here’s how you can do it and ultimately add value and also something very unique to your car. A customized, luxury car, hey? What’s not to love? Read the full story

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4 Ways to Make Your Car More Comfortable


Many of us spend hundreds of hours in our vehicles each year, whether it be driving too and from work, taking the kids to work, shopping or heading out on fun road trips across the country. In fact, the average Aussie drives no less than 15,530 km each year! It makes sense, then that we all do what we can to make out cars as comfortable as possible, so that out time spent on the road is as enjoyable as it can possibly be. Read the full story

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Savvy Cash Decisions For Financial Comfort


It can be a challenge to cut back and save money, especially when you lead a busy life juggling work commitments and family life. It’s easy to get stuck in a routine and miss the little things that are eating away at your hard-earned money. However, with a little time and thought; you can rethink your household spending and save large amounts of cash. If you’re struggling to pay for everything, feel like you’re in a rut, and aren’t sure how to change things; it’s time to address all the little expenses that add up. The following are some ideas and advice for those who want to manage their finances effectively and cut back, but aren’t sure how.

Your Providers

It’s easy just to continue using the same energy provider and not to think about a change. However, energy companies and providers are all after your business and will want the opportunity to speak with you and offer you a better rate than what you’re currently paying. Aside from lighting your home with candles and never using the heating again; switching where you get your energy from is the only way to lower your monthly costs. It might seem like a time-consuming chore; however, there’s plenty of online advice available, that can help you to choose which company is right for you and will inform you of all the price changes. If you’re smart about your energy bills; you save hundreds every year, so surely it’s worth looking into.

Your Transport

If you own a car; to get to and from work, or do the school run with, you’ll be spending money on maintenance and fuel on a regular basis. Therefore you might want to reconsider the model of car you’re driving, and switching it to a more fuel-efficient option. It’s worth looking into what will give you an insight into what’s currently available on the market, and you can learn about purchasing a used car, to save even more money. If you pay for a car on finance; you may be able to lower your monthly repayments by using a different dealership or company, so that you can save the excess. It’s also worth understanding how to better maintain your car so you can avoid costly repair work in the future. If your family has two cars parked on the drive; consider reducing the number to one. Work out if public transport is feasible for your family and you could halve your monthly car cost and get a lump sum from the sale of the other in no time.

Your Supplies

Being savvy when it comes to your supermarket shop is far easier with the internet and the countless reviews and advice available. Therefore, making the best decisions so your family can save on the weekly shop. Choose store’s own brands instead of the big labels; supermarkets are competitive companies and will do all they can to impress you with their items. For larger items; price comparison websites are worth looking at, and once you’ve chosen what you need, you can find the relevant reviews to ensure you’re making a wise choice. Only spending what you really need to and budgeting wisely is the best way to save in the long run, so explore all your options when it comes to your household costs.

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