The garage can end up being a dumping ground for everything you don’t want in the house and eventually it ends up a mess that really is an unproductive space. The first thing that should be done in the garage is to clean it out and get rid of anything you no longer need or want. Remember to store any toxic and hazardous materials out of the reach of children, this is often forgotten in the garage but can be just as fatal! Now you might be left over with a bunch of stuff you don’t want anymore. Perhaps a garage sale would be good and help fund the new storage ideas!
Bunnings and Masters have lots of storage solutions for garages and they are very helpful with ideas to get the most out of your efforts.
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What Fuel Should You Use In Your Car?
This is a confusing question to many of us. There are many different fuels on the market – do you know which fuel is best for your car? Read more here …
How much air pressure should I have in my Tyres?
You can find out what air pressure to use in your tyres inside the driver’s door, the glove box, fuel filler cap or under the bonnet. Always check tyre pressure when tyres are cold.
You can inflate tyres slightly higher than the recommended on the placard – this will aid in fuel economy and safer handling.
Driving at 120km/h for more than one hour can wear your tyres out twice as fast as when you drive at 70-80 km/h. If your tyres are under-inflated by twenty per cent the life of your tyres can be reduced by thirty per cent. The rule here is to add 28Kpa (4PSI) from your Minimum Compliance Plate Pressure. Don’t inflate your tyres above 40 psi or 280 kPa.
Take care of your car and drive smart!
Save on fuel by getting your car serviced regularly. This will keep all the running costs down over the long term.
How you drive will affect how much fuel you use. You’ll use less fuel by driving at a steady speed and not speeding up and then slowing down. If you have a manual car then use the gears correctly by changing up as soon as is required and not revving out.
Automatics reach their speed easily and then you can ease off and keep the speed steady.
Driving at 90 km/h rather than 110 km/h reduces fuel consumption by up to 25%