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]

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]

Northern Territory Roadworthy laws

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 11:57
The Northern Territory have a simple rule. If your vehicle is under 3 years old and under 4.5 tonnes, before it is registered, renewed or transferred from interstate, it must be inspected and issued with a compliance certificate by an authorised vehicle examiner at the MVR (Motor Vehicle Registry), this is a free inspection. It will then be issued with a registration, if the inspection on the vehicle is passed.[More]

How much will a victorian Roadworthy cost?

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 11:17
Roadworthy certificates can vary in cost depending on the age of your vehicle, the type of vehicle, the condition of the vehicle and to some degree the service centre. Roadworthy inspections and certificates can cost anywhere from $170.00 - $200.Victorian Roadworthy inspections can seem exorbitant compared to the rest of Australia, however under new Inspection laws, the service centre doing the roadworthy must take pictures of the vehicle and keep the pictures and roadworthy inspection report on file for 7 years [More]

How much does a Queensland Safety certificate cost?

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 10:35
A safety certificate lasts for 2 months or 2000km if it is for private sale re-registration, or 3 months or 1000k if it is being sold by a licensed dealership. The safety certificate is for only 1 sale or re-registration. Even if you decide to sell the vehicle a week after you purchase it, and the safety certificate is still valid, you will need to pass another safety inspection and receive a new safety certificate. If you fail your first safety inspection you have 14 days to repair the defects and return it to your safety inspection centre for re-inspection at no extra charge.[More]

Australian Capital Territory Registration and Roadworthy laws

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 09:47
Once a vehicle is registered in Canberra it generally does not need another roadworthy if it doesn’t change owners and stays registered. However, the Australian Capital Territory has a random inspection scheme, which means vehicles can be spot checked and if defects are discovered, a defect notice can be issued in which case the owner of the vehicle will be required to undergo a roadworthy inspection and have the defects repaired.[More]