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Archive for February, 2016

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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Check if your Toyota has been recalled

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There are several ways to check whether your specific vehicle is subject to any current safety recalls, we have put together the best two means of checking your Toyota is subject to a vehicle safety recall. Go to Toyota’s very own online Recall Checker and enter your vehicles registration or chassis number, they will be...

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Tips for servicing & maintaining your Toyota 4×4

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When you purchase a vehicle you are taking on the responsibility of servicing and maintaining that vehicle, it is important to ensure your vehicle is safe to be used on-road and off-road to avoid being involved in an accident. In between services you should be checking your vehicle for anything out of the ordinary and...

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Troubleshooting Different Bearing Noises

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When RoughTrax carried out mechanical repairs we were often brought trucks with various droaning, humming or rumbling drivetrain bearing type noises. The initial task was to determine where the noise is coming from. Here we explain how to differentiate different bearing noises and what to look out for; Wheel bearing noises A wheel bearing noise more often...

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How to be safe off-road – Top 10 Tips

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Off-roading is one of the more exciting hobbies you can experience. Going off road opens your eyes to places you would not otherwise see. It also challenges you, as the terrain is far different from what you are accustomed to driving on road. Follow these very important simple rules for a safer and more enjoyable...

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How often should you change your engine coolant?

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Antifreeze or otherwise known as coolant, is the coloured fluid (usually red, sometimes green) found in your radiator & cooling system. You should be changing your antifreeze at least every two years, it is just as important as engine oil. Antifreeze costs very little but a new engine costs considerably more; preventing freezing will reduce the...

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