I think it's really important to know a bit about the internals of a car, so that when you are getting your car serviced you can talk intelligently with the auto technician. As well, there are many easy DIY jobs you can do on your car to save your some money which can make all the difference when you are young and starting out. This site is where I am recording everything I am teaching my kids about auto servicing, and because I think it will be useful to many other families as well. I hope you find it useful for your family.
30 June 2015
Car trouble tends to occur when you least expect it. Perhaps you had an urgent appointment to make, or maybe you've had an emergency crop up, just to find that your car will not start. With the busy lifestyles people lead in this day and age, finding the time to take your car into the garage for regular servicing may seem out of reach. As such, some problems may go overlooked for some time, only for them to inconvenience you at the least inopportune time.
14 May 2015
Made the mistake of backing out into a tree and don't know what to do about the little dent in the rear of your car? Perhaps you've dented your car bonnet, while trying to make a quick turn. In either case, smash repairs may be necessary to fix your car's dent. You can either choose to do this yourself of take it to the professional for a through job of smash repairs.
11 May 2015
A brake service is a diagnostic inspection that will highlight any part of your car's brake system that isn't performing as it should. Keeping your car's brakes in good working order is a legal requirement, but it also ensures you stay safe on the road. Aside from the obvious signs that your brakes need checked, how do you know if your car brakes need some attention? Here are four signs your car needs a brake service:
1 May 2015
For those with manual transmissions, there are a number of tell-tale sings that can indicate your car's transmission and clutch may need attention. There's no doubt that transmission systems are complex, but by paying attention to common signs of transmission trouble, car owners can diagnose common manual transmission problems. Below are common problems that can be experienced in manual transmission and some possible solutions. Unless you are familiar with clutches and manual transmissions, should you experience any of these issues, arranging an inspection with a certified transmission service person will ensure ongoing safety when operating the vehicle and prevent any problems worsening.
27 April 2015
Many owners of vehicles with a diesel engine assume that it is easy to diagnose and correct the problem, if the vehicle is taken to a garage. This is simply not the case. While it is true that modern technology means that modern diesel vehicles can be connected to the computer to display fault codes, these fault codes are usually not the root cause of the problem. This article looks some common diesel engine faults and how you can identify them.