Month: November 2017

Consider These 3 Things When Going On A Long Distance Biking Holiday

Are you planning to go for a long trip on your bike? Biking can be very exciting and a lot of people are health freak and passionate about their bikes, love to travel long distances on their bikes. All you need to do is ensure that you are carrying things that you will need on your trip.

Well, in case if you are wondering what all need to be carried so that you have a pleasurable biking experience, here are the three essential items that one must consider carrying while travelling to a holiday destination on bike.

  • First most essential thing to carry is a cargo carrier. Prefer cargo carriers that will last for a longer duration. You will require it so that all you can carry all the travel essentials with you. Carrying a heavy weight on your back can be very tiring and by end of the trip you might end up hurting your backbone. So, better to have a cargo carrier so that you do not have to worry about your luggage.
  • Carry a waterproof bag so that you can store all your belongings in it and place it in the carrier. Preferring a waterproof can actually save your things from getting drenched if it rains. This will allow you to plan biking trips without worrying about the climate or in case if it all of a sudden rains on your way, you will have nothing to worry at all.
  • Do not forget to carry a carrier lock as well. You might end up halting at places and if you have to leave your bike even for a second, then you would not want any of your belonging to get stolen or picked by some stranger. So, a lock is must to keep your travel essentials out of anyone’s reach.

How to Change a Tyre at Home?

It is not true that changing a tire could be done only by a car mechanic. Yes, the process could be physically exhausting and requires precision, but so does many other activities. All it needs is basic attention and planning and executing one step at a time. The following steps might help when you are changing your car tyres in Brisbane

  • Settle on a flat and comfortable surface. This will ensure that there is less movement in wheels just in case.
  • Also if you are having company or expecting any company, let them know ahead you are working on this.
  • If you have your spare wheel in your boot or any other place, bring it and place it next to you such that you could reach it if you just stretch your hands.
  • Keep the tools ready. The jack and wrench will be most important to replace your tire.
  • Use the wheel wrench and start loosening up the nuts on the wheel first. These nuts are around the centre of the wheel usually.
  • Start raising the car up using a jack. Do this slowly and once it is above the surface, finish with the nuts, completely remove them by further loosening.
  • Once the nuts are removed, it will be easier to remove the wheel. It could be very heavy, be prepared and put it aside.
  • Pick up the new tire; place it in the correct position. Start placing the nuts in position.
  • Once the tires are perfectly positioned, start tightening the wheel nuts. Remember not to fully tighten.
  • Again, lower the car putting the jack to a side. Now you could fasten the nuts fully, tightening them hard.
  • To ensure everything is done perfectly, do one last check for the tire’s position.
  • Make sure to put all the tools back in its place and clear up the old tire on to the boot of the car.