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]

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]

How often should I change my battery?

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:02
Car batteries are usually the quite yet strongest member of the vehicle parts. It allows the car to start from the first turn of the key, from the conditions through the high demands from the driver however batteries don’t last forever.[More]

How to change a Car Battery

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:01
Weather is a big factor in your vehicle batteries problems, so it is always best before changing the battery over that you open the vent caps and check if the solution inside is frozen or if it simply needs a good clean. A white cakey build up around the terminals can mean that the right amount of power is not getting to your battery, you can clean this off with water, baking soda and a scrubbing brush, but just be careful as it is still highly corrosive acid so wearing gloves is recommended.If your battery is covered in stains or is corroding, if it has a crack in it and last but not least if your battery smells like rotten eggs or it smells like it’s burning, your battery is going to need changing. Replacing your car battery can be done with relative ease just remember battery acid is extremely corrosive, don’t let it splash out and don’t spill any on your hands, body, and clothing or even on your car paint. [More]

How to change a Fuse

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 09:57
Fuses protect all the electrical devices in your car, in such cases if there is an over power flow a fuse can ‘blow’ so the extra electricity does not reach the device. If you decide to change you own fuse you will first need to locate the fuse panel. Your vehicle's manual should provide you direction to where it is located. For most vehicles the fuse panels are on the driver’s side of the dashboard under the steering wheel, if not then they usually on the right or left side under the dashboard or may possibly be in the engine compartment or others are also found in the front driver side under the dashboard or in the glove box. Fuse panel are placed in all different locations just depending on the vehicles, and whether if it’s an old or new car. [More]

Transmission Fluid.

by carserviceaccount11. September 2012 14:51
Transmission fluid is the engines Magenta coloured life blood that runs through your engine, coating the gears and torque converters. All Vehicles whether they’re automatic or Manual need Transmission Fluid! Transmission fluid is usually a clear pink or red liquid, with a very sweet smell.[More]

How to change a Manual cars Transmission Fluid

by carserviceaccount11. September 2012 14:29
Your about to change your Manuals Transmission fluid but first it's always a good idea to check your transmission fluid. This can be done by pulling out the Transmission dip stick usually located at the back of your engine. If your transmission fluid is low you can simply top it up but placing a very thin funnel or by using a Transmission syringe into the dipstick hole, and pouring in the fluid, until the dipstick reads full.If you pull out the dipstick and the fluid is dirty, and smells burnt then you should consult your mechanic as you may have a problem with your transmission that cannot be solved by changing your transmission fluid.If it’s clear pink or red and still smells sweet, and it’s been at least 30,000km since the last time you changed your transmission fluid, well then your good to go.Remember: Changing your Transmission Fluid in a Manual vehicle is different to changing the Transmission Fluid in an Automatic vehicle So make sure you follow the correct instructions. [More]

How to change an Automatic cars Transmission Fluid

by carserviceaccount11. September 2012 09:05
Your about to change your Transmission fluid but first it's always a good idea to check your transmission fluid. This can be done by pulling out the Transmission dip stick usually located at the back of your engine. If your transmission fluid is low you can simply top it up but placing a very thin funnel or by using a Transmission syringe into the dipstick hole, and pouring in the fluid, until the dipstick reads full.If you pull out the dipstick and the fluid is dirty, and smells burnt then you should consult your mechanic as you may have a problem with your transmission that cannot be solved by changing your transmission fluid.If it’s clear pink or red and still smells sweet, and it’s been at least 30,000km since the last time you changed your transmission fluid, well then your good to go. [More]