Posted July 29, 2018 16:04:37 The peanut butter sandwich is an everyday staple in Australia’s fast food restaurants, but for the vast majority of us it’s a bit more difficult to keep warm in the vehicle than it is at home.
So how do you keep the peanut butter, jelly, chocolate chips and chocolate sauce from melting when you’re driving?
We asked the experts.
A bit of common sense is always better than too much common sense A quick note on common sense, says one expert in car maintenance and repairs.
“Common sense in the field is to use the tools and equipment that you have at hand to keep things running smoothly, and that’s what you should always use,” says Paul Ahern from the Australian Motorists Association.
“Common sense is also better than to use common sense in your maintenance or repairs.”
Ahern points out that when it comes to maintenance, it’s always best to first do a little research and to do your research on the vehicles that you’re repairing.
You might need to do a bit of checking to make sure that there aren’t any issues with the brakes, transmission, brakes, or any of the other parts of the vehicle.
“If you’re doing a maintenance job and you’re concerned that you’ve got something that’s broken in your car or you’ve had some kind of issue, you can always contact your local repair shop and say, ‘I’ve got a problem with the engine or brakes, but I don’t know if there’s anything that I can do about it’,” he says.
To ensure that your vehicle is performing as well as it can, there are a number of simple steps that you can take to ensure that the vehicle’s working as it should.
Before you start, ensure that you take your vehicle to the local service depot to inspect it.
Once you’ve inspected it, you need to check the following items.
Be sure that the fuel tank is clean, dry and free from any contaminants.
“You should be able to see any oil leaks or oil spots,” Ahern says.
“I would suggest getting a gas tank cleaned and checked.
If it has oil leaks, then it’s time to get some more fuel into the car.”
Get your vehicle inspected by the tow truck.
If you’ve already been towed, Ahern recommends getting the car checked by a tow truck before you start.
“It’s not always the quickest thing to do, but it’s probably the best way to ensure there’s no major problems before you take it back to your service depot,” he says, adding that a tow car can take up to four hours to complete a service.
Inspection of the car can be very time consuming, so it’s best to make an appointment for it to happen.
“In the past, if the tow company didn’t have the car inspected, they’d just drive off without checking it,” Aarnhnes advice.
Get the tow car checked as soon as possible.
Make sure you have the proper tools and towing equipment to do the work.
Follow the instructions on your tow car’s service contract, including any required tow charges.
Your tow car should have the following: A tow truck, or an approved tow vehicle, towing it to the service depot.
A tow vehicle capable of carrying an engine, transmission or brake system.
An oil tank to store and use the fuel for the engine.
Towing equipment to securely carry and transport the engine, or the transmission or brakes.
Some parts of your car, such as the front or rear axles, can take more time to complete than others.
A motor vehicle maintenance company that is part of the AA will also be able help you with your vehicle’s inspection.
The car should be checked as part of your scheduled inspection.
“Once you have a tow vehicle in tow, they’ll check it as part the normal service and maintenance of the engine,” Aernhnes says.
If the tow vehicle can’t tow the engine quickly enough, it may be necessary to get it towed again.
At the service station, check that all the necessary items are in order before you begin your inspection.
If you have an engine inspection, Aarnhs advise that you should check the oil level before the inspection begins.
If you’re checking the oil, make sure it’s clean and dry, so there’s nothing to leak.
“Make sure the oil tank is empty, and you have no more oil leaks,” he explains.
Check the engine oil levels before you get started.
As with any car, a check of the oil levels can take a long time.
Ahern advises that it’s important to check these levels as soon in as possible, before any other maintenance work has to be done.
Use your vehicle inspection certificate to get your car inspected by a professional before you continue with any maintenance work.
A car inspection certificate can be