The transmission system in your car is perhaps the most crucial unit since its sole function is to transfer engine power to the driveshaft and wheels. Therefore, immediate repairs are critical if the transmission system in your vehicle malfunctions. Unfortunately, car transmission problems can catch you unawares, and it is even worse if you do not know the criteria that mechanics use when determining the cost of repairs. This article highlights key factors that mechanics rely on when determining the cost of transmission system repairs.
11 August 2021
Oil coolers are essential for maintaining the temperature of engine oil, especially in heavy-duty vehicles. Therefore, this component must remain in good condition at all times for optimal auto performance. In general, these vehicles experience engine overheating problems because of hauling loads or driving in adverse conditions. If the oil cooler is faulty, the engine oil could be compromised. Consequently, the engine will experience lubricating and cooling issues. You can avoid related breakdowns by conducting timely repairs of damaged cooler components.
16 June 2021
Most people consider their car is a significant investment they need for daily transport needs. A functional and efficient car helps you run daily errands such as taking your kids to school, going to work and visiting the grocery shop. This means you will struggle with minor tasks when your car starts to malfunction. The car might also drive up your vehicle maintenance costs in repairs and towing services. Therefore, it is imperative to learn the early signs of engine problems so you can have them fixed immediately.
19 April 2021
If you leave your car parked out in the open during a hailstorm event, the vehicle could end up suffering damage to its exterior. The severity of damage to your vehicle may vary depending on several factors, including the intensity of the storm, how long it lasts, and the size (and density) of the hailstones. Depending on how much hail damage your car has suffered, a panel beater may recommend one or a combination of repair services, including but not limited to the following.
25 February 2021
Clutches are designed to be hardwearing and can last for years, but as you have to change gears frequently every time you drive your car, the clutch simply won't last forever. The engaging and disengaging of gears causes small amounts of friction that will eventually cause your clutch to wear out. It's important to be aware of the signs of a failing clutch, as it makes driving dangerous and can cause damage to the surrounding components if the problem isn't addressed promptly.
10 December 2020
Have you ever stopped to think how it is possible for the wheel on your car to turn, while the axle itself stays still? In order to allow this to happen, small but nonetheless crucial parts are fitted in between the rim and the stub axle. These small circular components feature ball or roller bearings inside an outer casing, all of which are covered in grease. Unfortunately, as these bearings need to put up with so much stress, it's not unusual for them to fail, but what are the signs of an issue and how should you deal with it?
27 October 2020
Most people with the means prefer to buy new cars because they come with fewer mechanical problems. However, if your budget does not allow for a new car, you can still buy a second-hand one, as long as you have it assessed and certified as being roadworthy. Even more important is the task of maintaining a vehicle which has racked up the miles. Similarly, even the vehicle that you purchased new will need a lot of maintenance once it reaches a certain age.
30 December 2019
If your vehicle is faulty, it is advisable to consult a professional auto service. This is beneficial for both minor and major repairs. Professional repairs will promote the optimal restoration of the car. Auto technicians will identify the root of the malfunctions, reducing the risk of recurrence. In addition, there will be minimal chance of escalating the problem. However, if you have some time, tools and a little skill, you can conduct a minor repair on your vehicle.
30 December 2019
Most modern-day cars are fitted with a hydraulically operated disc brake system. This is generally felt to be the most efficient means of slowing down a vehicle like this, and once fitted, it will typically last for many years without issue. However, some of the components may be subject to additional levels of wear in certain situations, and when this happens, performance can quickly deteriorate. In fact, a driver may notice some very strange behaviour, and this may be linked to the brake discs themselves, so what should they be on the lookout for in this situation?
11 October 2019
As you strive to get as much productivity out of your truck as possible, wear and tear will be inevitable. You need to ensure that you maintain the vehicle at recommended intervals and be as proactive as you can to try and avoid failure. Still, some components get more abuse than others and this is especially the case when it comes to bushings. These particular parts (typically made from rubber) help to keep individual components apart and prevent metal on metal deterioration.
30 July 2019