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Speed trapping

Know your rights when it comes to speed traps. Some trapping is illegal, so educate yourself. See this video regarding illegal trapping

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OmTgBkUYsc

Congrats, Sias Du Plessis

We would just like to congratulte Sias Du Plessis from the 5fm morning team of successfully passing his learners yesterday (29 AUgust 2013). Thanks for registering on our site. We hope it was useful. 

Dream cars under R400k! Check it out

Looking for a dream car? Here are some realistic reviews of three popular cars http://daneardley.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/dream-cars-what-i-would-do-with-a-r400k-budget/

Find you nearest Caltex

Dont you hate running low on fuel, or worse running out completely?

Well Caltex have a directory where you can search for your nearest Caltex petrol station.

Follow this link to find that all important nearest Caltex:http://www.caltex.com/za/resources/station-finder/

 

How to change a tyre

1. Find a flat, stable and safe place to change your tire. You need a solid, level surface that will restrict the car from rolling. If you are near a road, park as far from traffic as possible and turn on your emergency flashers (hazard lights). Avoid soft ground and hills.

2. Apply the parking brake and put car into "Park" position. If you have a standard transmission, put your vehicle in first or reverse.


3. Place a heavy object (e.g., rock, concrete, spare wheel, etc.) in front of the front and back tyres.

4. Take out the spare tire and the jack. Place the jack under the frame near the tire that you are going to change. Ensure that the jack is in contact with the metal portion of your car's frame.

  • Many cars have molded plastic along the bottom. If you don't place the jack in the right spot, it will crack the plastic when you start lifting. If you're not sure about the right place to put the jack, read your owner's manual.
  • For most modern uni-body cars, there is a small notch or mark just behind the front wheel wells, or in front of the rear wheel wells where the jack is intended to be placed.
  • For most bakkies or older cars that have a frame, look to place the jack on one of the beams of the frame just behind the front tire or in front of the rear tire
  • 5. Raise the jack until it is supporting (but not lifting) the car. The jack should be firmly in place against the underside of the vehicle. Check to make sure that the jack is perpendicular to the ground

    6. Remove the hub cap and loosen the nuts by turning counterclockwise. Don't take them all the way off and just break the resistance. Having the wheel on the ground means that you're turning the nuts instead of the wheel.

  • Use the wrench that came with your car or a standard cross wrench. Your wrench may have different sizes of openings on different ends. A correctly-sized wrench will slip easily over the nut, but will not rattle.
  • It can take quite a lot of force to break your lug nuts free. If all else fails, you can use your body weight or stomp on the wrench (be absolutely certain you are turning it the right way - counter clockwise).
  • A cross wrench will give you much more torque than a standard single-handled wrench.
  • 7. Pump or crank the jack to lift the tire off the ground. You need to lift it high enough to remove the flat tire and replace it with a spare. As you lift, make sure that the car is stable. If you notice any instability, lower the jack and fix the problem before fully lifting the car. If you notice the jack lifting at an angle or leaning, lower and reposition it so that it can lift straight up.

    8. Remove the nuts the rest of the way. Turn them counter clockwise until they are loose. Repeat with all lug nuts, then remove the nuts completely.

    9. Remove the tire. Place the flat tire under the vehicle so in the event of a jack failure the vehicle will fall on the old wheel, hopefully preventing injury. If the jack is placed on a flat, solid base, you shouldn't have any problems.

    10. Place the spare tire on the hub. Take care to align the rim of the spare tire with the wheel bolts, then put on the lug nuts

    11. Tighten the nuts by hand until they are all snug. They should turn easily at first.

  • Using the wrench, tighten the nuts as much as possible. To ensure the tire is balanced, don't completely tighten the nuts one at a time. Going in a star pattern around the tire, one nut across from another, give each nut a full turn until they are equally tight. Avoid using so much force that you risk upsetting the jack. You will tighten the lug nuts again once the car is down and there is no risk of it falling.
  • 12. Lower the car without applying full weight on the tire. Tighten the nuts as much as possible.

    13. Lower the car to the ground fully and remove the jack. Finish tightening the nuts and replace the hubcap.

    14. Put the old tire in your trunk and take it to a mechanic

     




     

     

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    Jumpstart this machine

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    How to drive a car

    Thius is how you drive a car

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