Amy's Amazing Auto Service and Repair Blog

  • 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.

  • What You Should Know About Lacquer Car Paint

    15 June 2016

    When it comes to painting your car, there are a variety of different paint options, including lacquer paint. Lacquer paint is made from acrylic and provides a sleek, polished look that is hard to replicate with other forms of paint. Here are some things to know about this type of car paint so you can decide if it will be good for your car. It Can Be Easy To Use

  • Exhaust System | 3 Telltale Signs Of Trouble With Your Exhaust System

    22 February 2016

    Your car's exhaust system does much more than simply making sure it is noiseless. The exhaust system directs fumes away from the body of your car, while enabling your engine to run powerfully at optimal fuel efficiency. With so many benefits, you'll want to make sure that your exhaust system works as robustly as possible. This guide will help you identify telltale signs of any trouble with your exhaust system.  

  • How to Quickly Troubleshoot Your Car's Exhaust System

    22 February 2016

    Your car's exhaust system works to direct emissions from the car's engine out the back of the car, allowing the engine's combustion to work properly and protecting you from breathing in those dangerous fumes. The muffler also keeps the car quiet by absorbing vibrations created by the engine and exhaust system. When your car's exhaust system needs some repair, you may expect to hear the car rumbling loudly and this can certainly mean that you need a new muffler, but note a few tips for troubleshooting other problems with a car's exhaust system as well.

  • What Justifies The Extra Cost Of Auto Service At A Dealership?

    28 January 2016

    Many vehicle owners brush off the thought of having their vehicles serviced and/ or repaired at a dealership service centre owing to the fact that dealership service is often more expensive than similar service from an independent mechanic. However, there are various justifications for the extra cost of dealership service that make it not-so-expensive after all.  This article looks at the various reasons why vehicles owners should not hesitate to dig deeper into their pockets of dealership service.

  • Vehicle Transmission: Common Signs of Problems

    25 January 2016

    The transmission in the vehicle is critical in the application of power form the engine to the drive wheels. This component is essential in controlling the application of engine power by regulating the rotational speed executed by the wheels. Therefore, it is critical to ensure that this component is performing exceptionally at all times. This will limit the risk of accidents related to poor speed control and reduced performance of the drivetrain.