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]

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]

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]