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Finding Small Farm Tractors With Big Ability

[caption id="attachment_1235" align="aligncenter" width="960"] The Branson small tractor 2900 28HP - Made in Korea[/caption] If you've taken a tree change and moved to a small acerage on the outskirts of town, chances are at some stage you'll think 'This would be a whole lot easier with a tractor' will arise. But it's not as out of reach as you might imagine, especially when there are small farm tractors for sale that were built to make exactly what you're doing a whole lot easier. Perhaps..

Winter Car Maintenance: 5 Tips To Get Your Car Winter Ready

We're saying goodbye to March - and what does that mean? It means a stunning summer is well and truly behind us. But it's not just the page-flick of a calendar, the end of summer also means getting ready for that colder weather: putting a new winter coat in your wardrobe, and making sure your valuable car is equally prepared for those cooler days too. Now, while we don't do much scraping of snow from driveways or fitting of snow-chains on tyres 'down under', it still gets mighty chilly in the..

8 Top Tips For Boat Maintenance

To maximise your boat's life span, it's important to look after it properly. Start with these eight top boat maintenance tips, covering everything from cleaning to boat storage. Keep it clean Your boat is always exposed to the eroding elements of nature. It's essential that you develop a routine to wash your boat regularly, with a non-abrasive, biodegradable cleaner. Also, wax annually, using the best quality wax. In addition, bottom painting can prevent the harmful effects of blistering. ..

Choosing A Mechanic: The Ultimate Guide

Choosing a mechanic to maintain our vehicles is crucial to our lives, particularly in Australia given the state of our roads and the distances that we travel to get to places. It’s important that we keep them in good working order. It can be a pretty sickly feeling when you are running late for a meeting, and you find your car won’t start. If you pack your vehicle to the hilt ready for that big holiday journey to Ayres Rock and you don’t even make it up the first hill, you may regret n..

When to Call a Mobile Auto Electrician

There are many reasons to hand your car to a mobile auto electrician for specialized servicing or repair. The easiest way to remember what auto electricians do, is if it requires power to run, then one can help fix it. By comparison, a mechanic may not have the qualifications, training and experience to do this kind of specialist work. In this post we describe a few of the typical problems local auto electricians solve in the course of a busy day. Problems Starting your car There are..

Describing Car Problems To Your Mechanic

It’s important when you drop your vehicle off that you’re very specific about what car problems you want fixed and what issues there might be with your car. Don’t assume that your mechanic will be able to find and solve all car problems without your help because cars don't talk. Remember, you’re driving the car more often and under all kinds of conditions. The mechanic might only take it for a quick test drive, so it’s not surprising that they won’t identify all of the issues. Qui..

Smash Repairers and How to Deal With Them

You shouldn’t really have too much to do with smash repairers in general, unless you count classic car restoration as one of your hobbies. If you’re going through your insurance company they will normally sort things out for you. It’s only if you're looking to get work done that isn’t covered by insurance, that you need to think about which smash repairers you should take your car to for a quote. That said - and regardless of which situation you find yourself in there are handy ti..

Car Wreckers & Dismantlers: Five Vital Secrets

Car wreckers can be a great source for spare parts for your car, especially for the pieces that are hard to get from an automotive store or too expensive. Just make sure you do your homework properly and follow these 5 tips, because prices can vary significantly and there may be much to save. 5 Vital Secrets When Dealing With Car Wreckers & Dismantlers   Tip 1: Negotiate Selling used spare parts (especially older ones) can be a bit of a black art. Some car wreckers will try it ..

Types of Trailers: What’s Best to Buy or Hire

In this article we’ll look at trailers, and the different types that you’ll find in yards for hire, and retail shops. We provide a brief overview of the types of trailers available, and make suggestions regarding how to use them best. The Common Types of Trailers Car Trailers These are flat bed types of trailers that normally don’t have much of a sidewall beyond what's needed to stop the load slipping. They tend to be a bit over 6 foot wide, but can vary in length. They should also incl..