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.
20 December 2018
If you've just bought a diesel-engined car, then you may not notice much of a difference as compared to your former, petrol-engined alternative. Certainly, it may "sound" a little different, and you obviously have to put different fuel into the tank, but there are other subtle and not-so-subtle differences to be aware of. In particular, you need to know about a crucial component known as the "diesel particulate filter." What is this, and why should you be aware?
22 October 2018
While you may be somewhat blasé about car repairs in general (even though you shouldn't be), you cannot afford to be lackadaisical when it comes to the brakes. These components are under a great deal of pressure, and while they are engineered well, a failure here could have drastic repercussions for you and your family. Nothing beats a regular visit to your mechanic so they can keep an eye on everything for you, but in the meantime, you should be on the lookout for some tell-tale signs that should prompt you to make an urgent visit.
1 August 2018
One of the things you likely did when you purchased your European manufactured car is find a local business that handles euro car repairs. If you have recently moved, you may be looking for a new repair business near your new home. Unfortunately, this may not be easy if you don't know what you are looking for or if you don't have a referral to a suitable repair shop. Here are three main services you should look for if you need a mechanic who is skilled in euro car repairs.
5 June 2018
When it comes to overall safety behind the wheel on busy roads, there are two critical systems on every modern-day car and truck that need your attention. The first is the braking system and the second (which does not receive as much attention as the former) is your power steering. If you're one of those people who hasn't paid much attention to the PAS, how can you get up to speed?
13 April 2018
One of the easiest way to determine whether you need car repairs is to listen out for unusual noises or sounds. Many failing car components will often produce a strange sound depending on the underlying issue. The brakes are a key safety mechanism when you're on the road. For this reason, it is significant to watch out for any signs that your car brakes could be failing. Problematic car brakes may produce unusual sounds.