Over the past decade or so, government regulators have introduced some increasingly more stringent rules that govern the types of car and truck that Australians drive on a daily basis. With an eye firmly on the environment, they have forced manufacturers to add technology to help cut down emissions and to make the air in towns and cities more breathable. You may have several of these devices fitted to your modern-day automobile but from time to time they will exhibit issues and may need to be repaired.
20 November 2018
Diesel engines are a bit different than standard petrol engines, as diesel engines use heat for energy and also need heat for starting, rather than standard spark plugs. If you have a diesel-powered vehicle, note a few tips on how to diagnose problems with its engine, so you know what repairs might be needed. Engine hard to start When a standard petrol-powered engine struggles to start, this is often the fault of dirty or old spark plugs.
18 July 2018
There are times when you will need to obtain a roadworthy certificate, when you are selling a vehicle, for example, although the regulations differ from state to state. Although no one wants to spend the time or money to re-test after a failure, many vehicles fail for fairly simple reasons. How can you best prepare to get through the test first time? Tyres It is important that the car's tyres have a good grip on the road, or the driver will not have enough control.
18 July 2018
Much like the human body, the modern car requires various fluids to run smoothly and reliably, and making sure fluid levels are adequate and uncontaminated is vitally important for your vehicle's long term 'health'. However, while most motorists know the importance of maintaining oil, coolant and brake fluid levels, fewer motorists are fully aware of the importance of the fluid in their vehicle's power steering system. This fluid is essential for your vehicle's manoeuvrability and should be inspected and replaced on a regular basis.
8 May 2018
If you've noticed a lack of performance in your car or truck recently, you may be wondering what's going on. You know that the engine in the vehicle has racked up many tens of thousands of kilometres, but the vehicle is in otherwise good shape, and you want to hang on to it. Maybe it's time for you to "spring clean" parts of the engine to renew levels of performance and to ensure that you get many more years of use from your trusty wheels.
22 March 2018
You may have been told that a car is built to wear out over time, so that you'll be forced to buy a new one, or spend a lot of money on replacement parts. However, with a little bit of work on your part you'll be able to extend the life of your car considerably and save you money over the long run. One of the key areas you need to be concerned with is your vehicle's transmission.
16 January 2017
The more you use your car, the more likely you are to run into mechanical problems at some stage. However, you definitely don't want them right now, as you're on your way to an important meeting! If you simply can't get your car to start, what are some of the initial tests you can do quite quickly, in order to (hopefully) get you on your way? Start in the Right Place
13 January 2017
Solar panels can provide a great source of free energy for your caravan. They're quiet, unobtrusive, easy to maintain and better for the environment than noisy, smelly generators. If you're thinking of having solar panels fitted to your caravan, you'll want to know how to get the most from your investment. Here are a few ways in which you can. Position the panels for maximum solar energy yield Although you might not like the look of solar panels on the exterior of your caravan, they will be much more effective if they are positioned for maximum solar gain.
11 January 2017
If you find that the noise coming from the back of your car is actually drowning out the heavy metal on your stereo, then you'll want to take investigative action. Seriously though, any type of unusual noise coming from the transmission is a sign of impending failure and you'll want to book some time with your mechanic as soon as possible. What are some of the noises you may worry about?
11 January 2017
For many people, an 'engine check' warning is a mere annoyance. But it's not just the obvious signs that you should pay attention to; in fact, there are several subtle signs that your car is due for a service before your next routine maintenance check. For example, if you find that your battery is going flat more quickly when in park, it's often a good indicator that your battery needs to be replaced.
11 January 2017