You’re driving home from work one day when the check engine light pops on. It comes on without warning and offers no explanation. What do you do?
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If you really can't let go of the office, even for a drive up the road, BMW has partnered with Microsoft to release the most expensive Skype accessory on the market. Selected BMW 5-Series cars with the Bavarian car maker's iDrive system can now use Skype for Business, as well as Office 365, while in transit.
Trailer backing isn’t as easy as some make it out to be. In fact, it can be very difficult. When backing a trailer many people make the mistake of either turning too sharply or not turning the right way which can lead to the trailer jack knifing on itself. If you’ve been in this predicament before, then here’s a quick guide on how to back a trailer properly without running the risk of jack-knifing it.
From speedy sports cars to formidable four-wheel drives (4WDs), there are many reasons why vehicle owners are compelled to make modifications to their rides. But it's not a free for all; unlike the US where vehicle modification laws are more lax, Australia is fairly strict and navigating all the rules and regulations in this area can be challenging. Which is why Lifehacker Australia will attempt to demystify the laws surrounding vehicle modifications over the next few weeks. Today, we will look at the legalities around raising or lowering your automobile.
Carry a smartphone, tablet, and more with you on the road? Quickly charge your USB-powered devices at the same time with the High Speed 4-Port USB Universal Car Charger. This convenient device makes travelling a cinch and is available to Lifehacker Australia readers for only $27 AUD , a savings of 59% off RRP.
Video: Adam Savage, of Mythbusters fame and now at Tested, needed a car seat for his dogs that could go right in the back of his brand new car -- one that would protect the leather interior, but still be thick and sturdy enough not to move around when they get boisterous. He made this, and it works like a charm.
One of the biggest purchases you'll make in your life is a car. Obviously you'd want to keep the paint job in tip top condition so you can admire it and to retain its resale value. While some wear and tear on your car is inevitable, you may be doing things that inadvertently ruin the paint job without even realising. We look at eight common paint problems that are easily preventable.
It's one of the worst feelings in the world. You get into your car. You put the key in the ignition, turn. And nothing. Dead.
What do you do? If you're alone you might have to chase down some stranger and beg for a jump start. That's if you even have jump leads. This handy new piece of gear allows you to jump start on your lonesome.
The V8 Supercars competition is entirely built around the concept of speed. However, without proper communication tools in place, the whole event can get congested, resulting in one hell of a pileup. Peter Trimble, V8 Supercars' director of finance, learned this to his chagrin while working with the company's hopelessly outmoded on-premises software -- a lingering legacy of the company's humble start-up roots.
Whether you've just purchased a brand new or a gently-used car, Trent at The Simple Dollar financial blog has rounded up some tips to help you save. Some of the tips are obvious to a seasoned automobile owner, like creating and sticking to a maintenance schedule to help give the car a long life. Some of his other tips are excellent but often overlooked: