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How do I know when my Brake Pads need replacing?

Brake pads have a wear indicator on them, which indicate that they’re wearing too thin to be safely used anymore. As the material on the brake pad slowly wears down, this indicator gradually becomes more exposed. When the brakes are applied, the indicator squeals against the brake disc rotor, creating the squeaky brakes most people …
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How Does a Turbo Actually Work?

Basically, a turbocharger (or turbo) works by using the exhaust gases produced during combustion to spin a turbine. This turbine is attached to another one on the intake side which increases air flow to the engine. This increased flow of both fuel and air means an increased power output.

Why are Brake Pads for European Cars Different?

European-made brake pads (and brake pads made for all European cars) have to meet certain performance requirements as decreed by the EU Government. In short, they should not differentiate from the OEM counterpart by any more than 15%. As such, they generally have a higher friction co-efficient than other brake pads, meaning superior stopping power …
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What Octane Petrol Should I be Running?

There’s a large debate about the type of petrol the vast majority of unleaded cars should run on. Many mechanics will tell you that 95 octane should be your go-to, particularly if you’re running an older car. For most newer cars, 91 (or E10) is generally the choice for most people. This is fine, but …
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What Do Diesel Fuel Filters Do?

The most important part of caring for any Diesel engine is keeping it free of water and contaminants. Since they don’t actually use a spark plug to ignite in the combustion chamber, anything that gets into the fuel and prevents the fuel from combusting under pressure is disastrous. Diesel fuel filters help to separate your …
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