Fareed's Auto Service Blog: Tips, Advice and More

Hello and welcome! My name is Fareed, and this blog is about car repair. I plan to write about smash repair, body work, painting and other aspects of the industry. I also hope to include a few posts that will help you assess whether or not something is wrong with your car. I have worked on my own car for years, and recently, I've been embraced as the neighbourhood mechanic -- all my friends come to me for help. I'm not a professional mechanic, but I feel confident sharing this info with you as I've been working on cars for years. I am happy you found my blog and hope that you enjoy reading!

3 Ways a Mechanic Will Keep Your Car Roadworthy


If you take the time to properly maintain your automobile, you can avoid mechanical problems and breakdowns and extend the lifespan of various components. Below is a guide to some of the things you should do to keep your vehicle in great condition.

Maintain the coolant system 

The engine in your car can get very hot, but the coolant system in your car keeps the engine cool. Debris can build up within the liquid continue the coolant system. This debris can cause severe damage to the inside of the radiator, causing it to become inefficient. If the radiator doesn't operate as it should, it can cause the engine to overheat causing further damage. You can drain the coolant and flush system yourself to remove any debris. If you do not feel confident doing this, you should ask a mechanic to carry out this job as part of a roadworthy inspection.

Keep your brakes in good condition

The brakes on your car will not last forever. Over time, the brake pads and the mechanical parts which allow the brakes to move into the correct position when you press the pedal can be affected by wear and tear. You can help to keep your brakes in good condition by thinking about how often you use them. For example, by taking your foot off the accelerator or changing gears you can slow your vehicle down without needing to use your brakes. If you notice that your brake pedal feels spongy or unresponsive, you should take your car to an auto mechanic so the brake system can be inspected and repaired.

Maintain your battery

The battery in your car provides the power needed to start the engine and to operate the various electrically powered features such as the headlights and the windscreen wipers. As the battery on your car ages, it can begin to lose its ability to hold an electrical charge. However, there are some steps you can take to prevent this. For example, you can top up your battery by connecting it to a charger. You can also keep the electrical system in good order by ensuring the terminals which connect to the battery are clean and free of corrosion. During an auto service, the mechanic will inspect the battery and measure its output. If the battery is damaged, the mechanic will replace it.

If you would like further advice about how to keep your car in good condition and information about car serving, you should contact an auto repair and serving centre today.


27 March 2018