Tony's Truck and Car Part Blog

Tony's Truck and Car Part Blog

  • What to Do If Your Car Battery Lets You Down Late at Night

    In the modern era, automobiles are very reliable and they simply don't break down as often as they used to "back in the day." So, when they do refuse to start for some reason, this can leave you scratching your head as it may never have happened to you before. In these situations, the problem can often be traced to the electrical system and to the failure of the battery. If you're stranded in a car park late at night after a dinner party and find that you cannot turn your vehicle on, what should you do?

  • Vehicle Brake Repair FAQ

    Never put off having the brakes of your car repaired when needed, as even minor damage to any of the brake components can mean failure to stop when on the road, or the risk of skidding and sliding when you hit the brakes. Obviously this is very dangerous for you and for other drivers, and it can also mean putting more stress on the braking system, so that small repairs eventually turn into major fixes.

  • Is a Turbocharger the Right Choice for Your Vehicle's Engine?

    If you want more speed from your car or truck, you can upgrade to a larger engine that is more powerful and will provide a better response, or you might consider adding a turbocharger to that engine instead. A turbocharger can be retrofitted into an engine and can boost its overall speed and performance. It's a favourite choice for diesel engines especially, as diesels are often chosen for their towing capacity and not their speed.

  • 3 Consequences of Ignoring Your Car's Engine Drive Belt

    The drive belt of an engine plays a critical role in ensuring that various systems of your vehicle function at an optimum level. Several problems can result if you take long without replacing this drive belt when it has become damaged or worn out. This article discusses some of the adverse consequences of a defective diesel engine drive belt: Difficulty Starting the Vehicle The drive belt helps to operate the alternator of your vehicle.

  • Why is Using an OEM Grille So Important to Prevent Your Truck from Overheating?

    When you're looking for new truck parts, you should always look for OEM parts instead of aftermarket ones. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, meaning that the part was made by the manufacturer of your vehicle. Aftermarket parts are copied from the original by another company. Most people understand the importance of using OEM parts for internal components, but it's common for truck drivers to think that a grille is a grille.

About Me

Tony's Truck and Car Part Blog

I'm Tony and I live alone in Brisbane, Australia. I say I live alone, but I don't really. I live with my collection of classic cars and trucks. Since I was a boy, I used to play with my toy trucks and cars all day long. When I turned 18, I bought my first car and I decided to do it up. But I didn't know what I was doing. Thankfully, my uncle was on hand to help me. He taught me how to source the right parts I needed to repair and restore the vehicles. I would now like to help others. Enjoy my blog.