Vehicle Inspections:

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 12:01
A vehicle inspection is usually done before the purchase of a new vehicle to give the purchaser peace of mind that they are getting a vehicle that is up to standard with the Roadworthy laws, and that it won’t break down before you get it in your driveway.Vehicle inspections are also done, before you sell the vehicle, before you go on a long drive in the vehicle, or before the warranty on your new car expires![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]

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]

Signs of a Blown Head Gasket

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:04
There are many signs of a blown head gasket that you can look for, it can go out in different areas and cause different symptoms. Below you will find a couple clues you can look for. However when in doubt and you have tried every solution, get it checked by a certified specialist first to see if the head was a problem. This way you’re not wasting your time replacing the gasket. [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 do you jump start a car with jumper cables?

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 09:59
Before you try jump starting a car you need to find out if your battery is the reason your car isn’t starting. If you turn the key in the ignition and hear the engine cranking then the battery isn’t the problem. However if you turn the key and the car does nothing and you can see that your headlights and dashboard are dim, then there’s a good chance you have a dead battery. [More]

Victorian registration and roadworthy Laws

by Andrew Automoto18. September 2012 16:12
There is always a lot of confusion about road worthy certificates and selling vehicles…..Let me clear it up for you right now. If you are selling the vehicle it is recommended you have a Roadworthy Certificate and a transfer form, it is not a Legal requirement. If you sell the vehicle without a roadworthy even if you have sent the transfer forms through, the vehicle will not be transferred out of your name until an original copy of a current roadworthy is presented to Vic roads. This means that any fines, or complaints against your vehicle will all be sent to you! The Victorian police and Vic roads, will not be obligated to remove any fines from your name if the new owners do not accept fault.[More]