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Anyone modifying a vehicle should understand, that for some modifications associated negative side effects can’t be avoided. E.g. a lift will always raise the centre of gravity and while the additional clearance is an advantage for many off road scenarios, the higher centre of gravity will also compromise the vehicles stability when cornering and will negatively affect braking and handling. Another example are steel or aluminium bull bars which will always have a diametrical impact on the safety of pedestrians, and while they can be very handy in bush they represent a severe hazard on city roads and in school zones, or even in the own drive way!
I had no problems getting the major modifications as shown here covered by an Engineering Certificate and legally registered at the RTA in NSW; however it should be understood
To comply with the duty of care any safety risk needs to be addressed by the originator of the modification, the owner or driver of the vehicle via appropriate measures (e.g. via adjusted driving behaviour, shortened maintenance intervals, additional inspections and checks before and after off-road trips, auxiliary cameras for rear views etc.).
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DIY maintenance and repairs can result in significant cost savings and can lead to a better understanding of the technology that is employed in a vehicle. The knowledge and experience gained by spending time on DIY repair jobs and maintenance of the own 4WD might be very useful one day when the 4WD breaks down in a remote area and this knowledge can be used for a successful repair.
However, failures - due to e.g. lack of experience, lack of qualification or misinformation - can lead to devastating consequences. A bolt tightened with the wrong torque might break one day, or might just fall off. If this bolt has a crucial function in the steering system of a car and it happens when driving 100 km/h: this mistake could be deadly!
Obviously, everyone carrying out repairs and maintenance work has to comply with the duty of care and any safety risk needs to be addressed in an appropriate manner to prevent such kind of devastating scenarios. Everyone reading the articles on 4x4 Chautauqua has to understand
The authors / originators of the information and articles provided here are not liable and can’t be hold responsible for unintended mistakes, unintended incomplete or false information, incorrect citations or typing errors on pages published here.
Consequently the authors / originators are not liable, nor can they be hold responsible for any negative impact, accidents, damages, higher wear and tear, injuries, casualties, fatalities and infringements and fines evolving from, or associated with any attempted maintenance work and / or any attempted repair, where information from the web pages of 4x4 Chautauqua was used.
Thus the articles and information published here must not be used as instructions nor as guidelines or otherwise for attempts to carry out repairs and / or maintenance work shown here without further review, verification and approval by qualified and authorised technicians / experts!