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Self-driving cars the way of the future. Why they will always need good old fashioned tyres.

If you’ve ever watched a sci fi film and seen futuristic looking, self-driving cars and wondered how long it will take before we see them here on Earth, you may not be waiting too long! With the advent of self-driving vehicles like the Tesla in the USA and cars that can already park themselves available here in Australia, the future has certainly arrived! Flying cars we might not see in our lifetime but for generations to come, these will be the absolute norm.
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Hints to towing a caravan.

Saddling up for a caravanning trip can be very exciting. Getting out on the open road and exploring this vast country of ours can make for some treasured memories. Caravans are the perfect way to travel with the creature comforts of home. Of course, you need to be sure your vehicle can tow the weight of your caravan of choice.
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Top 10 things you should have in your boot.

Although we can’t prepare for every mishap that might occur when we are out and about on the roads, we can stock a few essentials in our car boot just in case. Transtate Tyre & Suspension Services at Belconnen, Tuggeranong, Queanbeyan, with over 42 years experience in the industry, have heard a few stories or two about how people have broken down, and if they had only thought to keep a certain something in the car boot, they luck may have gone a different way.
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How to reduce wear and tear on your vehicle.

Cars today seem to be a necessity particularly if you live in remote areas or those not serviced well by public transport. With commuting to work, taking the kids to sports activities and doing the grocery run each week, our vehicles can easily rack up the kilometres.
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Nitrogen tyre inflation vs compressed air.

Over recent years there has been some interest in tyre retailers using nitrogen to inflate car tyres over the traditional compressed air method. Before nitrogen became more popular to inflate motor vehicle tyres, previously nitrogen was used to inflate the tyres of larger aircraft, heavy commercial vehicles and race cars. Transtate Tyre & Suspension Services offer nitrogen to inflate car tyres at our 3 stores at Belconnen, Tuggeranong, Queanbeyan because we believe it gives a superior result than the compressed air method and here we explain why.
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Tips on how to avoid premature tyre wear.

If you’ve bought a set of expensive tyres only to find they didn’t last as long as you thought they would, it might not be the tyre manufacturers fault. Those tyres could be perfectly fine but it maybe that your driving style or your lack of neglect that has made the tyres wear prematurely!
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Log book servicing. Does it have to be done by the manufacturer?

When vehicle manufacturers roll off their brand, new vehicles from the factory floor, the lucky new owners are given a log book for the vehicles services. The log book serves as a record that the manufacturers recommended service intervals have been carried out by a registered servicing agent to keep the new car warranty intact.
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The benefits of a wheel alignment.

Often we think about our tyres we only ever worry about the air pressure. We all know that having the incorrect air pressure in our tyres can lead to premature tyre wear. Wheel alignments are just as important as putting the correct air pressure in your tyres to ensure the correct performance of the tyre and how the tyre grips the road. Poor wheel alignment can cause a whole host of problems and here, Transtate Tyre & Suspension Services outline what ill affects you and your vehicle could experience if your vehicle has an incorrect wheel alignment.
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How to maximise your fuel economy.

In an age where fuel prices continue to climb, motorists are looking for ways to maximise their fuel economy. We see a shift from consumers purchasing larger, thirstier vehicles to more fuel-efficient models to save money. Cars will always be a necessity and are one of the biggest purchases we make, so it makes sense to find ways to get the best mileage out of the petrol tank that you can.
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Why it is so important to take care of your cars suspension.

Our cars are made up of several systems, each working together to allow the car to run smoothly and efficiently. If one of those systems is failing or in need of repairs, you will notice your car no longer continues to run right.
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