11 August 2021
Do you own a European car? If you do, you may be worried about how to service and repair your vehicle. Well, there is no need to worry. Below is a detailed article on European car repair and servicing. Not all mechanics are familiar with European car models. Therefore, your immediate task should be finding a mechanic who is experienced in the repair and maintenance of your car model. Luckily for you, some vehicles share similar engines and drivetrains under different badges.
4 June 2021
Like other car systems, automatic transmissions wear down due to prolonged use. Usually, repairing and replacing the transmission is costly. As such, you need to avoid transmission problems by having regular maintenance. Here are the five common transmission problems signalling a need for repairs and maintenance. 1. Erratic or Delayed Shifting The main purpose of the transmission is to assist you in changing gears. However, it is only supposed to make this shift when given the command.
15 April 2021
Auto components are durable, but they are prone to wear due to normal operations and external damage when driving. If the wear and damage of vehicle parts remain undetected, the risk of failure will be high. Moreover, the compromised elements could malfunction on the road, and the result would be a motor vehicle accident. Roadworthy inspections are designed to prevent such unfavourable occurrences. Simply speaking, the process will detect the deterioration of components and prevent faulty vehicles from getting on the road.
22 February 2021
The clutch is a critical component in manual transmission vehicles. This component experiences a lot of strain during operation due to friction. In simple terms, when the clutch is engaged, the disc presses against the pressure plate. This process is repetitive because the clutch engages and disengages when the vehicle is started and stopped as well as when the gear is changed. Therefore, this unit is subjected to constant frictional wear during normal driving.
9 December 2020
Vehicle manufacturers usually recommend that the vehicle get serviced after a given number of kilometres on the road. This regular servicing pattern is excellent for identifying the minor problems that your car could be developing and fixing them before the vehicle breaks down. It is also a perfect opportunity to check the transmission, the engine, oil, wheels, and all other aspects of the car for maintenance purposes. Sadly, a lot of car owners do not take logbook servicing with the seriousness it deserves.
20 October 2020
Freezing temperatures usually present a unique set of challenges everyone has to overcome. For instance, people usually feel sluggish or sleepy during this time of the year. Your car battery also experiences a similar problem whenever it's cold. The battery may struggle to produce adequate energy to meet the vehicle's varying needs once the temperature drops. So, if you don't take the necessary measures before the cold season sets in, the car battery can die when you need it the most, forcing you to spend a lot of money and time to fix the situation.
14 August 2020
The radiator is a vital component of a car's cooling system. It stores the coolant when the vehicle is idle. Once you ignite the engine, the radiator becomes a heat exchanger. It transfers heat from the coolant to the atmosphere, thereby reducing the coolant temperatures. Below are some common radiator problems and their repairs. Radiator Leaks Leaks occur when the radiator gets punctured. For example, when your radiator gets hit by hard objects such as rocks.