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