Top 3 Worst Enemies of Any Diesel Engine Car


Diesel cars are generally more fuel efficient and have a longer working life than their petrol-powered cousins. If you own a diesel car, taking proper care of it is essential to keeping running at its best for as long as possible. That said, you should know what the worst enemies of diesel engine cars are. Take a look at the top three common causes of diesel car trouble.  1. Bad/Wrong-Spec Diesel

27 January 2019

Broken Down Car? How to Bring the Expertise to You Instead


Have you noticed how many breakdown trucks there are on Australian roads these days? This has much to do with the ever-increasing population and the number of vehicles used, but it's also partly to do with the fact that a breakdown will never occur at or near to a mechanic's workshop. That would be too good to be true, of course, but in the meantime, stranded motorists need a way of moving their stricken vehicle to the expert.

21 November 2018

Did You Know that Brake Fluid Can Boil?


It goes without saying that the brake fluid in your car is a critical component. You may know that it is a very carefully engineered product, which is designed to put up with harsh conditions without failure so that you can keep everyone in the car as safe as possible. Yet not every brake fluid is the same, and if you drive your high-performance car a lot, you need to be careful to choose the right product.

26 July 2018

How to Diagnose Fuel Delivery Issues in Your Diesel-Engined Vehicle


Every vehicle that relies on a form of combustion must ensure that the fuel is delivered as efficiently as possible for uninterrupted motoring. This is particularly important in a diesel-engined vehicle due to the conversion process, and it's not surprising, therefore, that issues can arise from time to time. If you've noticed some inconsistencies in certain driving environments recently, how can you diagnose the issue so that you can fix the offending item?

26 July 2018

Are Your Car Brakes Failing? 3 Warning Signs to Watch Out For


Your car's brakes aren't designed to last a lifetime. They will require repairs at some point and it's important that you repair them before your next car safety inspection. Many new car owners, especially those who have never dealt with cars before, may have a problem when it comes to detecting problematic brakes. Staying ahead of brake problems by being able to know when something is wrong will save you from not only costly repairs but also potentially dangerous situations on the road.

22 May 2018

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.

27 March 2018

What Causes Brake Failure in Commercial Trucks?


When it comes to utility, commercial trucks are the leading brand on the road. This is because of a comfortable driver's cabin, an unmatched carrying capacity and the ability to travel long distances with tonnes of luggage. Many other vehicles would break down when subjected to such a workload. Unfortunately, commercial trucks have their downsides, too. Their braking system is complex and comprises many parts, especially for large trucks with as many as eighteen wheels.

23 February 2018

4 Car Transmission Behaviours that a Driver Should Never Ignore


Gearbox issues are a nuisance, an inconvenience, and expensive to fix. While regular maintenance will help prevent the development of transmission issues, a car will eventually develop such problems if you own it long enough. Therefore, you should stay alert for subtle signs of gearing problems. This article highlights some car transmission behaviours that you should never ignore if you want to nip gearbox issues in the bud. Involuntary Gear Slips

22 January 2018

5 Reasons to Keep the Logbook After Buying a Car


Generally, when you buy a new car, you get a logbook. This book has advice from the car's manufacturer about when you need certain repairs and services, and it also has spots for you to make notes on the services you have gotten. Wondering if you should relegate the logbook to the rubbish heap or keep it? Here are five reasons you should hang onto it and use it. 1. To Stay Up to Date on Service

5 January 2018

Tips for Saving Money on Car Servicing


Visiting an auto-shop is something that you probably dread considering the amount of time and money involved. That said, car servicing is critical, and your vehicle needs regular check-ups. While servicing your car will set you back a couple of dollars, you must take advantage of opportunities that will help you to save cost. Do not merely go to an auto repair shop, drop your vehicle, and then pay whatever is asked.

6 December 2017