3 March 2023
If you own a vehicle with an automatic transmission, then perhaps you've heard of the torque converter. This important part helps to transfer power from the engine through to the transmission, and without it, your car wouldn't get very far. Unfortunately, it also needs regular cleaning in order for it to function properly, but it can be difficult to access. Why is this, and what should you be aware of?
12 December 2022
With a two or four-wheel drive vehicle, you rely on driveshafts that connect your transmission to each road wheel. These are usually very efficient devices and can put up with tremendous wear and tear, considering what they have to deal with on a normal day. However, they may begin to fail, and when they do so, it can make it very difficult to control the vehicle at all. So, how do you know that you have a potentially faulty driveshaft, and what should you do next?
13 September 2022
Although the refrigerant in your vehicle's air conditioner circulates in a closed-loop setup, it can escape. The insulated copper lines (called refrigerant lines) that move the refrigerant between your AC system's evaporator and condenser units can develop cracks or get damaged over time, resulting in refrigerant leaks. As the system starts to run low on refrigerant, it will be forced to run harder and longer to cool your in-car environment until it eventually breaks down.
17 June 2022
Your car engine relies heavily on oil to operate, and this is due to the fact the engine comprises a wide array of moving components. These components need to be constantly lubricated to ensure they do not create friction when they are in operation. However, when the oil lubricates these components, it also absorbs the heat they generate. Consequently, your engine needs an oil cooler to dissipate this heat and prevent the oil from breaking down.
28 March 2022
Although the average car today is a great deal smarter than its counterpart from a generation ago, it may still rely on certain basic functions to operate. One of these simple functions is provided by the battery and if you want to avoid the simplest of breakdowns, you should pay good attention to its upkeep. What tests should you consider through the year, especially before the winter season rolls around?
31 January 2022
Most car lovers are obsessed with the performance of their vehicles and spend a significant amount of time, effort and money fine-tuning the engine, exhaust system, and body to achieve peak performance. Unfortunately, few car owners realise that tyres also play an integral role in overall performance. Notably, keeping car tyres in optimal shape and understanding how to take advantage of their design goes a long way in improving performance. This article highlights tips for achieving top-notch tyre performance.
12 November 2021
While car maintenance is meant to keep your car running in tiptop working condition, problems that require repair attention can arise at any time. One of the main types of car repairs that you may need at some point is electrical repair. Car electrical repair is necessary when one or more of your vehicle's electrical systems or components are not working properly. The good news is that auto electrical problems can be easily detected during normal vehicle operation.
1 October 2021
Four-wheel drive vehicles are a popular choice for many Australians, and this can be attributed to the fact that they offer an array of advantages. The foremost reason why 4WD cars are a top choice for many Aussie motorists is the fact that they are highly suited to challenging driving conditions. Hence, if you like to take long off-road drives or find yourself on the road in inclement weather patterns, this car is a great option for your lifestyle.
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.