How to Change your Engine Oil and Oil Filter

by Andrew Automoto2. January 2014 15:29
Coolant, water, transmission, brake fluid and gasoline are all important fluids for your vehicle, however no other fluid can cause more negative effects to your vehicle’s engine, than oil if you do not maintain it properly. Overtime the heat of your oil will break down and reduce its lubricating assets, but checking your own engine oil is one of the easiest Automobile maintenance actions you can learn.Changing your engine oil is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your vehicles performance. Here are a few steps to ensure your changing your engine oil correctly and safely: [More]

How to change a Timing Belt/Cam Belt

by Andrew Automoto2. January 2014 09:59
If you wish to to change your timing belt/Cam Belt here are 28 steps...it is also recommended you change the water pump at the same time as your timing belt. Tools you may need:Combination Wrenches , A Socry changing your timing belt here are 28 steps to help you…..It is also recommended you change your Vehicles ket Set , Torque Wrench, A Harmonic Balancer Puller, A Three-jaw Gear Puller, Screwdrivers, Timing Light, Timing Belt Cover Gasket Set, New Timing Belt, Drain Pan, Antifreeze, Jack, Jack stands (Some models may require special tools) [More]

How to change your water Pump

by Andrew Automoto2. January 2014 09:34
Water pumps are driven by the timing belt, or an accessory drive belt that spins a pulley outside of the pump. On different makes and models of cars, the belts can last anywhere between 60,000 to 120,000 kilometres, so you can expect your water pump to last about that long, too.Most vehicles have their water pump behind the timing belts and pulleys in the centre of the engine. The easiest and most obvious way to recognise the water pump will be the hoses coming from it., so one of the easiest things to do, if you’re going to go to all the effort of changing your Timing belt is to change your water pump at the same time. This cuts down cost, and if you’re doing it yourself precious time. [More]

Coolant

by Andrew Automoto2. January 2014 09:31
Coolant: A liquid or gas that is used to remove heat from something.Engine Coolant is a fluid that flows through your Engine to prevent it from overheating, by transferring the heat produced by the engine to a device that dissipates the heat. Coolant is used to reduce the temperature of the engine or to stop the water in your engine from freezing in the cooler months. Coolant also prevents rust and corrosion in your radiator, engine and the vehicles heater.[More]

How to change your Coolant.

by Andrew Automoto2. January 2014 09:26
When changing your Engine coolant it is important you use the right type of coolant. There are 3 different types of coolant Orange/red, Yellow and green. All three types of Coolant come with a Ethylene glycol and water base, however it is the chemicals added that separate the three different coloured Coolant [More]

Windscreen Wipers and when to change them!

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 09:19
Because the blade is made from rubber and being on the outside of your car is subjected to all the elements you do need to change your windscreen wipers! An easy way to tell if you need new wipers is to pull the rubber blade away from the wind screen. If the blade comes away from the glass with little resistance then, it's time for new wind screen wiper arms. However you will find it is usually the rubber blade of the windscreen wiper that needs to be replaced. [More]

How to change your Windscreen wiper blades

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 09:16
Be careful when removing the windscreen wiper blades, the wiper arm is metal and your windshield is glass. One clumsy move and you could scratch or crack the windshield - this would not be good....Now you have changed your windscreen wipers check to make sure your wiper fluid is full. This means opening the bonnet, and on the left hand side there is usually a clear looking funnel with a lid and this picture [More]

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]