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How temperature affects tyre pressures and vehicle handling

The air temperature affects a tyre’s pressure by 0.19 pounds per square inch (PSI) every degree Celsius change. When it’s warmer we tend to experience problems with tyres being under-inflated. Tyres are often filled after a short drive to the

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Are space saver wheels safe as a spare tyre?

Many car manufacturers provide a skinny space saver wheel (a temporary spare tyre) for use if you get a puncture. They save room in the boot which gives you more cargo space, and they weigh less than providing a full-sized

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Choosing a quiet car: better for driving and concentration

Noise is a distraction when driving, and not just the type of noise that your mates make when you’re coming back from a party. In this article we’ll cover off why you should choose a quiet car, and how you

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Taking care of your tyres

Your tyres are a mixture of rubber and steel that keep your car or motorbike from sliding off the road. On a car, they control 1500kg of metal on four contact patches, each about as big as your hand; on

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Essential car maintenance for your first car

There are some essential maintenance items and warnings you’ll need to know when you take ownership of your first car. If your car didn’t come with a manual we suggest you find one either by downloading it off the internet

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