Amy's Amazing Auto Service and Repair Blog

  • What Should You Do When You Suspect Driveshaft Issues?

    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?

  • 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.