Amy's Amazing Auto Service and Repair Blog

  • 3 Reasons Why Your Check Engine Light Is Blinking

    10 October 2018

    Nothing screams vehicle repair more than a continually blinking check engine light. And while the first time the check engine light comes on may cause panic in newbie motorists, individuals who have been driving for a long time may assume they still have time before they need to see their mechanic. The reality is that an assortment of reasons could trigger your check engine light. If you do not get to the root of the problem, you could be in for some severe vehicle repairs.

  • Getting Car Repairs for Less

    13 August 2018

    Cars will break down when you least expect them to. Moreover, car repairs are sometimes expensive, but you have to get them done since you need your car to go about your daily movements. The best way to avoid costly repairs is ensuring car service is done in a timely manner. Change your oil when it is due. Likewise, your brake pads, oil filter, tyres and fuel filter should not go unchanged beyond the recommended mileage.

  • The Heat Is On: Diagnosing And Repairing Chronic Overheating Problems With Your Light Truck

    7 June 2018

    Light trucks may be smaller and less powerful than their fully sized brethren, but they still have large engines that create an enormous amount of power, and with this power comes a considerable amount of heat. Excessive heat buildup in your light truck's engine can cause a wide variety of problems, from diminished fuel economy to catastrophic mechanical failure, and it's naturally something every light truck driver wants to avoid.

  • The Heat Is on – What to Look for If Your Car's Temperature Gauge is Rising

    24 January 2017

    An overheating engine can leave you hot under the collar, especially if you're a little short on funds this month and are afraid of a big repair bill due to engine failure. What car repairs can you look at right now, even as you schedule a visit to your local mechanic for some peace of mind? First Things First Stating the obvious, check to see if you have enough coolant in your system before you do anything else.

  • How to Get Better Gas Mileage

    17 November 2016

    Getting better gas mileage is something most people are concerned about. It will save you money and also keep you from having to go to the gas station more often. However, you don't necessarily need to upgrade to a more fuel efficient vehicle just to do it. Here are some other ways to improve the gas mileage in your current vehicle. Pay Attention to Your Driving There are a lot of bad driving habits that can actually cause you to use up more gas than necessary.

  • Things to Look for When Choosing a Caravan Storage Service

    10 August 2016

    Owning a caravan can make your family's trips, tours, and vacations enjoyable, cost-effective, and stress-free. A caravan gives you control over the transport logistics of your trip and allows you to carry as much luggage as you wish without incurring extra costs. However, once the holiday season is over, most homeowners are faced with the problem of where to store their caravan. Often, there is limited space in the driveway or garage to accommodate it.

  • Got a failing power steering wheel? Here are the tell-tale signs

    8 July 2016

    A well-functioning power steering pump is a crucial part of what makes riding a car a great experience. It serves to direct fluid inside the steering gear, which exerts the right pressure levels to rotate the wheels of the car smoothly. However, a failing power steering pump leads to over-steering problems and makes driving quite a hard task. The good thing is that power steering failures occur gradually and leave a trail of warning signs for the discerning motorist.