If you have to deal with stop-and-go traffic twice per day as you undergo your inner-city commute, you may be subjecting your vehicle to a lot of wear and tear. Certainly, you may not be driving at any high speed or overly stressing the engine, but you may certainly be doing a number on your braking system. After several months of this type of driving, you may have noticed that it is now taking a considerable effort to bring your vehicle to a standstill, so what could be going wrong? [Read More]
Should You Retrofit Retarders to Your Trucking Fleet?
If you run a fleet of trucks, you must ensure that they are well maintained with good-quality Hino truck parts so that you avoid the risk of breakdown and reach maximum productivity. You must also ensure that each vehicle is safe and fit for the purpose, especially when they are carrying a full payload or driving across some challenging terrain. This is why you should ensure that all of your vehicles are fitted with a retarder and that it is configured correctly. [Read More]
2 Common Questions on Shock Absorber Replacement and Inspection Answered
All cars have one or more shock absorbers (or struts – basically a shock within a coil spring, but it does the same thing) installed on each wheel. Shocks absorb energy created by going through rough terrain so that your car handles better; without them, every time you hit a bump, for instance, the car would bounce several times because of the mechanical energy created by this movement. Like other auto parts, shocks can wear out or break and will require repair and replacement. [Read More]
How to Troubleshoot Your Vehicle's Braking System
If you're like most people, you don't pay attention to any particular mechanical component until or unless it starts to go wrong. This can be particularly the case when it comes to the braking system on your car or truck, which you rely on to keep your family safe during transportation. If all is not well, where should you start to look? How Does This All Work? Your car's braking system works through a relatively simple, hydraulic action. [Read More]