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Understanding tyre codes

Ever wondered how much air your tyres need or what letters and numbers on each tyre are there for? Tyre markings come in a mix of letters indicating tyre specifications and tyre inflation pressures for your vehicle. You’ll find the markings on both sides of the tyre – usually referred to as the tyre’s ‘sidewall’.…
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Different type of tyres for cars

How to buy the best tyres for your car or 4WD

What you put on your wheels really makes a difference. As the only point of contact between you and the road, it is important that your car or four-wheel drive tyres fit perfectly so they are able to work in their optimum condition and last for a long time. Buying cheaper tyres now could mean…
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The importance of off-road daily 4WD maintenance checks

Whether you’re driving in soft sand or tackling a rugged track, daily 4WD maintenance checks can help you avoid problems and breakdowns before they occur. To stay safe off-road and learn more about your 4WD in the process, follow our essential 4WD inspection checklist. What are the benefits of daily 4WD maintenance checks when you’re…
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4WD and AWD: What’s the difference?

Automotive advertising will always rely on catchwords because it’s not practical to explain the mechanical specifics of a vehicle’s driveline in a 30-second ad. We’ve all heard the terms four-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, full-time and part-time. Are they all the same – meaning all wheels are driven or is there more to it? Read on…
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Quality 4WD gear

Are you planning a camping trip in your four-wheel drive? At Noel’s Progress Road Pitstop, we proudly offer heavy duty 4WD gear built to specification to ensure it withstands the journey and conditions you encounter along the way. Mud tyres Mud-terrain tyres are important when it comes to maintaining forward progress on any off-road surface,…
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Top 10 4WD destinations within 4 hours’ drive of Brisbane

Top 10 4WD destinations within 4 hours’ drive of Brisbane

If you love off-road adventures but don’t want to venture too far away from home this summer, this guide is for you. From North Stradbroke Island to the Condamine River Track, the team at Noel’s Progress Road Pitstop reveal our favourite 4WD destinations within 4 hours’ drive of Brisbane. North Stradbroke Island – 4WD paradise…
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Car air conditioning

Common car air conditioning problems and causes

Cars have warning lights on the dashboard to alert you to issues with anything from your tyre pressure to your engine. Cars don’t generally offer a specific warning for air conditioning. Your vehicle may give you small signs that there’s an issue – a bad smell when you turn on the A/C or blowing warm…
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Engine lights – what does it mean?

When your engine light comes on, what should you do? An engine light means that engine performance is being impacted, hurting your fuel consumption and wallet as you pay for more fuel. Get your vehicle checked by a mechanic as soon as possible. Is it safe to drive with the engine light on? In many…
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Alloy wheels

Magnificent Mag Wheels Buying Guide

Magnificent mag wheels buying guide In the market for a set of mag wheels? When choosing that specialty item for your pride and joy, there is a lot to consider. Whether you are after black, silver, matte black, gloss black, milled or silver, it helps to seek expert advice to ensure you find compatible makes…
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The importance of regular car servicing

There are many reasons why regular car servicing is essential to keep up with. Here at Noel’s Progress Road Pitstop in Wacol, we regularly assist our clients with all their automotive needs including servicing and logbook servicing. To help to form a clearer understanding of why it’s so important to keep up with regular car…
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Car safety: tips for preparing for a road trip

Before packing up and taking off on your next holiday or weekend away, it’s integral that you first consider car safety and check your vehicle is good to go. Not only will a vehicle check before leaving on a long trip help keep you safe, but it will also help to prevent you winding up…
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What’s in a name: top tyre brands and where to buy them in Brisbane?

What is the difference between top tyre brands and cheaper tyres? When buying new tyres, it’s tempting to save your hard-earned cash and go with a cheaper option. After all, what’s the difference between top tyre brands and cheaper alternatives? Surely you are just paying for the name. Rubber is rubber, right? Wrong. A lot…
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How to tell when your car needs new tyres

An important safety feature of any motor vehicle, the tyres impact on general vehicle handling, ability to manoeuvre on roads and corners and provide grip for extreme weather conditions. To help you better understand how to identify when your vehicle is due for new tyres or a tyre replacement, the team here at Noel’s Progress…
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