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What is Vehicle Stability Control?

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Vehicle Stability Control

After reading this article you will be able to identify what Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is, and what you need to look for to find out if you have it fitted. Vehicle Stability Control is also commonly known as its abbreviation VSC. It is one of Toyota’s safety features that helps ensure your vehicle travels in the direction that you are steering. When you are cornering vehicle stability control helps...

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What can Brake Cleaner be used for?

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Cheap Brake Cleaner

RoughTrax are proud to introduce our very own branded Brake Cleaner that can be used for many other applications in the garage or at home. What is Brake Cleaner? Brake cleaner, often called Brake, Clutch & Parts Cleaner is an aerosol-delivered solvent originally designed to clean grease, oil, brake dust and dirt from brake friction materials. With its easy...

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Common Causes of Glow Plug Failure

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Glow Plug Glowing Inside Engine

In warm and dry weather, the diesel engine will start even if one glow plug is defective and only the other plugs preheat. With glow plug failure there will usually be increased pollutant emission and possibly also knocking during start, however, the driver will not consciously take note of these signs, or will not know...

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How to test a car battery

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The most common and effective way of checking your vehicles car battery is holding the correct voltage charge is by using a quality drop tester or a multimeter. A good battery should hold a charge of 12.6 volts. If it isn’t you should replace it or try charging the battery. Digital Drop Test A voltage drop test...

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What are the most popular alternator failures?

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Alternator failures are predictably never caught in time, keeping on top of your vehicle maintenance can save you hundreds of pounds and the need to replace your alternator through neglect. Below are the latest technical statistics labelling the most popular alternator failures. 68% of all alternator failures are due to a faulty or weak battery. 15% of all alternator failures are due to...

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