Advanced car maintenance is an essential part of a car’s maintenance routine.
Here’s how to tackle the basics with our guide to advanced car care.
1 / 2 Follow the steps below to set up your car to run advanced car-related repairs.
How do I set up my car to operate in advanced car mode?
1 / 5 Install a car alarm or start the car by using a remote start button, if you have one.
2 / 6 Install a battery charger for charging your car.
3 / 7 Install an automatic climate control system that can turn on and off the car’s engine, windows and doors.
4 / 8 Install an anti-theft system to make sure that no one can steal your car when you’re away.
5 / 9 Add a security camera or turn on an emergency alarm.
6 / 10 Install a rearview camera, if your car has one.
7 / 11 Install a camera system to monitor your car and its surroundings.
8 / 12 Set the temperature in your car for the best conditions.
How can I turn off the power to the car?
If you have a spare battery, use one that’s not damaged or expired.
Replace the battery.
9 / 10 Use an electric battery, if possible.
10 / 11 Use a non-replaceable battery, such as a car charger.
11 / 12 Use an external battery, like a solar panel or battery-operated vehicle starter.
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How should I install a safety belt?
When installing a safety harness, make sure the car seat is well positioned, secure in place and secured by a strap.
Make sure the buckle doesn’t slide around.
If you’re not sure about the buckle, take the car off the road and look for a small mark that won’t show on the seat belt.
Replace it if it doesn’t fit.
Do I need to remove the car from the road before I can turn off my car’s front view camera?
If your car is new, don’t have any visible damage, and the damage to your car doesn’t affect the way it functions, you may need to pull it off the roadway before you can turn it off.
The safest way to do this is to take it off at a driveway, a curb or a curb mark where it won’t interfere with the way you drive.
How much can I safely drive a car in advanced mode?
If the car is under 60kg, the limits are set by your insurance company.
You can buy an extra 20kg for the next 20,000km or up to 90,000 kilometres, whichever comes first.
The limit is 20kg per kilometre per day, but you can increase it up to 60kg for a maximum of 90,.
How long can I drive a vehicle in advanced or standard mode?
The car must be able to operate at 60km/h for at least five minutes.
You’re allowed to exceed the limit, up to 30km/hr, by up to 5km/hour or 50km/mile.
The maximum speed limit is 60kmh, up from the 40kmh limit.
The vehicle’s speed limits are calculated on the basis of your destination and the number of kilometres that the car can drive.
You’ll need to use a sign posted on the road to warn other drivers when you exceed the speed limit.
What happens when the car fails to meet the requirements of the rules?
If a car meets the requirements, it can be towed to a service station or a garage to be fixed.
You won’t be able turn it on again.
The car will then be repaired.
How many hours will I be able take my car for a total of in-home maintenance?
The maximum period of time that a vehicle can be kept in the car, even if it’s out of service, is 30 hours.
If your vehicle is more than 20 years old, the limit is 40 hours.
How will I know if I’ve exceeded the limit?
The limit isn’t shown on the driver’s licence.
If the vehicle has been out of action for more than two weeks, you’ll need an inspection.
Your vehicle’s registration number will also show you if you’ve exceeded it.
What if my car is damaged beyond repair?
If it’s more than 10 years old and it has been parked for more that 10 years, the vehicle will need to be removed to a local car service.
What can I do if the car has a mechanical problem?
If there’s a problem with the car that doesn’t require you to take the vehicle off the highway, you can request an independent car inspection by calling the local service station, or calling the Australian Automotive Repair Service.
What will happen if I do that?
You can’t request a vehicle inspection.
You may also have to pay for the inspection yourself.
If that’s the case, you won’t need to pay anything to the service station.
However, you will have