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  1. Brake Disc Inspection Guide

    Brake Disc Inspection Guide
    Brake Disc Tips from RoughTrax If you’ve recently checked your brakes and noticed some strange marks or discolouration then here is some help and advice so that you know what action to take. Normal Wear The braking surface should be flat and smooth with light scoring and visible wear ridges on both the outer and inner edges. There should be...
  2. What is Vehicle Stability Control?

    What is 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 you maintain grip on slippery...
  3. What is a Viscous Heater or Power Heater?

    What is a Viscous Heater or Power Heater?
    What is the Viscous Heater and where is it fitted? You will need to know this when ordering fan belts on certain Land Cruiser models, we often describe the belt options as “with or without” viscous heater fitted. This is because the length of the belt will vary if fitted.
  4. What can Brake Cleaner be used for?

    What can Brake Cleaner be used for?
    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 application and minimal amount of...
  5. Common Causes of Glow Plug Failure

    Common Causes of Glow Plug Failure
    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 how to interpret them. There...
  6. How to check or replace a blown fuse

    How to check or replace a blown fuse
    If your stereo goes dead, windows stop working, a light stops working or if your truck won’t start, it can often result to a blown fuse. Replacing or checking a fuse is as easy as changing a light bulb. You can usually change fuses yourself, easily and with very little expense on the Toyota Hilux Pickup, Hilux Surfs & Land Cruisers...
  7. How to test a car battery

    How to test a car battery
    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 is the most effective way...

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