Two signs that your car needs to be serviced


A lot of car owners put off getting their vehicles serviced because they either don't want to incur the expense or are simply too busy. However, if you noticed any of the following signs, it's a good idea to take your car to the mechanic for a servicing as soon as possible. Your vehicle has become less fuel efficient If you have noticed that you have been spending more money on fuel for your car, even though you are driving the same distances that you normally do, this might mean that your car needs to be serviced.

31 July 2017

Seemingly Small Car Repairs You Don't Want to Ignore


If you're like many car owners, you may hesitate to have seemingly small repairs addressed, so you can avoid the expense and hassle of that work for as long as possible. While some fixes to your car may not necessarily be very urgent, it's never good to put off having any needed repairs done; this will ensure your car is always working optimally and you don't face even larger repair bills down the road.

12 July 2017

Is Your Car a Good Candidate for a Transmission Flush? Find Out


One of the most integral systems in your car is the transmission. It works to transfer the power from your vehicle's engine to the wheels to get it moving. Like any other system in your car, you will need to service the transmission at some point. Transmissions operate hydraulically, which means the transmission fluid is of vital importance to these systems. A transmission flush is one transmission service procedure you may need to have performed on your car.

22 May 2017

Why Should You Always Avoid DIY Diesel Re-tuning In Favour of Professional Service?


Diesel tuning can be a fantastic way to optimise the performance of your vehicle. By altering ECU signals, tuning can increase or decrease the amount of fuel entering the cylinders to ensure that more torque and horsepower is produced. Fuel economy may dip a little, but that's more than worth it for the driver purist. What isn't worth it is performing the work yourself. Unfortunately, many owners try to cut down on costs by tuning their own diesel engines, either working from their own knowledge of using instructions they found online.

8 May 2017

Why You Need to Look after the Engine Gaskets in Your Car


The type of engine found in a typical automobile these days is very well engineered and designed to last a long time. The technology is indeed tried and tested and all the components of the internal combustion engine are designed to work under high pressure and tension, with quite a bit of redundancy built in "just in case." However, parts do wear out and will fail ultimately. When this happens to your engine, an engine rebuilding is often called for.

8 May 2017

Why You Should Never Ignore an Overheating Engine


With blistering and sweaty summer days never too far away in Australia, it seems that overheating can be a fact of life. You know this can be challenging and certainly problematic for you as an individual, but you may not realise how much of a problem it can be for your car. If you've noticed some warning signs on your dashboard that tell you to take action, it's important to take heed promptly.

24 April 2017

4 Reasons You Should Replace Your Old Engine Air Filter


Your car uses two air filters; the cabin air filter keeps the air within the car's passenger compartment clean while the engine air filter prevents dust and dirt from building up across the engine and keeps pollutants from contaminating other systems. People often fail to change the latter when they need to, but there are plenty of reasons why this is a bad idea. Here are just four reasons why you should never neglect to change an old engine air filter.

17 April 2017

How to Keep Your Caravan in Good Repair and Free From Damage


A high-quality caravan should provide your entire family with a great way to enjoy affordable holidays for many years. If you own a caravan of any size of style, it's good to know how to properly maintain it before and after any holiday, so it stays in tiptop shape and lasts as long as possible. Note a few tips for doing this and ensuring your caravan is always properly cared for throughout the years.

10 April 2017

Smells, Sounds, Feelings and Sights That Indicate Your Power Steering Fluid Is Leaking


Without the right levels of fluid, your power steering won't work correctly, and if it stops working correctly whilst you are in the middle of driving, it could cause an accident. Because of that, it's important to know the signs of low power steering fluid. Let your sense guide you. Smells If you see spots of fluid on the ground underneath where your vehicle has been parked, that is a sign that something is leaking.

5 April 2017

Car Problems That May Be Surprisingly Cheap and Easy to Repair


When your car is acting up in any way, you might dread the idea of taking it to a shop, as of course no car owner wants to face a steep repair bill. However, some problems with your car may be cheaper and easier to repair than you might assume; putting off these car repairs can then be a mistake, as they may just get worse and much more expensive over time.

30 March 2017