Amy's Amazing Auto Service and Repair Blog

  • How To Tell If Your Car Air Conditioner Has Refrigerant Leaks

    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.

  • Red Flags of Oil Cooler Failure That Should Urge You to Seek Auto Servicing

    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.

  • Is Your Car Battery Prepared for the Dark Season Ahead?

    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?

  • Top Tips for Improving Car Tyre Performance

    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.

  • 3 Common Problems You May Have with Your Car's Electrical System

    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.

  • Red Flags To Be Wary Of That Indicate Impending 4WD Repairs

    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.

  • A Guide On European Car Repairs

    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.

  • 5 Signs That Your Automatic Transmission Requires Servicing

    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.

  • Roadworthy Inspections: Three Fundamental Tips for Avoiding Failure

    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.

  • Manual Transmission Tips: Should You Prepare for Clutch Repairs?

    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.