Safety inspections are very important in ensuring that the vehicles on Australian roads are in good condition for operation. During vehicle safety inspections, various operational areas of the vehicle (such as the brakes, lights, tyres, and mirrors) are checked for their condition and whether they meet minimally accepted standards. The inspector will also check your vehicle's registration information, insurance and ownership documents/logbook. An emergent issue in the field of safety inspections is the rise of increasingly complex vehicles on our roads.
20 December 2017
As with any other industry, the automotive repair services sector continues to evolve. The demands of customers are always changing and repair technicians are taking steps to keep up with emergent trends in the automobile industry. As vehicles get more complicated, so do their repairs. However, one thing is certain. The automotive repair services sector is growing at a steady pace. This is because the population in urban areas is growing, more people are travelling on our roads, and the complexity of today's vehicles makes it difficult for people to carry out repairs by themselves.
20 December 2017
During a lifetime of driving, almost everybody will encounter some type of collision damage, whether it be caused by somebody else or themselves. The Australian roads are extremely busy these days, and it's unfortunate that many people do not pay as much attention as they should. If somebody is looking down to try and adjust their radio as they are approaching a stoplight, they may run into the back of your car instead.
2 November 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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