How much for a Blueslip in New South Wales?

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 09:37
A blue slip is required if you are selling the car without Rego, if you are re-registering your car from interstate, or if the rego has been expired for more than 3 months. A blue slip will last 28 days from when it is issued. If you don’t pass the blue slip inspection then just like the pink slip you have 14 days from when you fail the inspection to have the defects repaired and return to your local inspection centre.[More]

How much is a Pink Slip/E safety Certificate in New South Wales

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 09:21
A pink slip is not a roadworthy, it just lets the RTA know that the car is okay to be registered. If you get a pink slip, and then get issued with a defect notice you will still need to get a blue slip. If your car fails the pink slip, you then have 14 days to have the defects repaired and bring it back for inspection to the same inspection centre so it can be issued with a pink slip at no extra charge. If it takes longer than 14days for the repairs you will need to pay for another pink slip. A pink slip is valid for 30 days from date of issue, so make sure you get your pink slip around the same time that your registration is due, otherwise you’ll need to do it all again.[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]

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]

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]

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 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 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]

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]