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.
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.