Power Steering Fluid and when to change it!

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 09:13
Power steering fluid like Transmission fluid is one of the most overly discussed fluids in your vehicle with the age old question – to change or not to Change? Well like all other fluids in your engine even Power Steering Fluid will eventually pick up contaminants and loose particles over time, so it should be drained, flushed and replaced as part of the routine maintenance . [More]

Power Steering Fluid and when to change it!

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 13:08
Power steering fluid like Transmission fluid is one of the most overly discussed fluids in your vehicle with the age old question – to change or not to Change? Well like all other fluids in your engine even Power Steering Fluid will eventually pick up contaminants and loose particles over time, so it should be drained, flushed and replaced as part of the routine maintenance . [More]

How to change my Power Steering Fluid.

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 13:06
Changing your Power Steering Fluid isn't a hard job, ask a mate to help you. Their job isn't hard and requires very minimal effort, but it will make the your job easier and the changing much quicker.Open your bonnet and remove the filter from the top of your power steering system Find the Power steering reservoir, usually located under the ‘overflow’ tank on the radiator [More]

When to change your oil filter

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:33
Because the oil filter like your car’s oil is constantly working and keeping your engine clean it needs to be changed at the same time as your oil. This will prevent the oil filter from clogging and oil not being able to get to your engine. Oil filters are one of the cheaper parts in your vehicle to buy but they can save you a lot of money in the long run.[More]

Brake Pads, what they do and when to change them.

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:32
The lifespan of your brake pads depends of a range of variables from your personal driving style to the quality you buy, to the laws of physics. Most service centres check your brakes every service, as they are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle....Changing your brake pads to soon is much better than changing them too late. There is no such thing as lifetime brake pads![More]

How to change your brake pads

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:30
It's time to change your Brake pads, well here are 17 steps to safely change your Brake pads, to make sure you have optimal stopping ability!!............. Remember your brakes are for everyone on the roads safety as well as yours so it is very important that you check and replace your brake pads, or have an authorised service centre for you. [More]

Brake Fluid - DOT-3, DOT-4 and DOT-5

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:29
We all know that if you push down on your brake pedal your vehicle slows and eventually stops, but how does this happen? What happens under your bonnet to stop something as big and heavy as your car? Well a big part of working your braking system is Brake fluid: [More]

How to flush Brake Fluid

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:25
Flushing your brake fluid is not an easy job, it requires two people, and the right tools, and an understanding of vehicles. If you do not have all of these, please go see your nearest authorised mechanic.If you have all three of these, then it’s time to get the items you will need :Spanner to fit the brake caliper bleed screwLength of clear plastic pipe which fits over the bleed screw nippleA couple of large clear bottle to catch the old brake fluidMethylated spiritsTwo clean lint free ragsNew bottle of brake fluid suitable for you vehicleJack stands and wood blocksA friend who can follow instructionsHand pump or turkey basterWhen you have all these items accumulated your ready to start. [More]

Roadworthy Costs

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:23
In Australia vehicle safety is addressed through the National Australian Design Rules (ADR) which sets a minimum standard for the construction of motor vehicles in Australia.The Australian Goverment has jurisdiction over motor vehicles up to the point that they go on sale. From this point on the States and Territories of Australia are responsible for there own regulations for the vehicles on the road, this includes [More]

Major car service

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:14
A Major service on your vehicle is recommended every 40,000 – 45,000km. Having a major service on your car is important, it doesn’t matter if you do minor services regulary, vehicles are built with components that need to be replaced, especially if you intend on having your vehicle for more than 3 years. For example, all your belts and hoses in your vehicle are made from rubber, while the manufactured rubber is of a high quality after time rubber does start to brake down, so it is important that you have your belts and hoses checked and if need be replaced at the recommended intervals, otherwise you’ll be paying a lot more that you were originally quoted for a major service. [More]