What is Antifreeze?

by Andrew Automoto2. January 2014 09:23
Antifreeze is a liquid, typically one based on ethylene glycol, which can be added to water to lower the freezing point, chiefly used in the radiator. In countries that reach 0° Celsius Coolant is also known as Antifreeze.While the coolant stops the vehicles engine from overheating, Antifreeze stops the engine from freezing during those cold winter months.[More]

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]

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]

Major car service

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:14
A Major service on your vehicle is recommended every 40,000 – 45,000km. Having a major service on your car is important, it doesn’t matter if you do minor services regulary, vehicles are built with components that need to be replaced, especially if you intend on having your vehicle for more than 3 years. For example, all your belts and hoses in your vehicle are made from rubber, while the manufactured rubber is of a high quality after time rubber does start to brake down, so it is important that you have your belts and hoses checked and if need be replaced at the recommended intervals, otherwise you’ll be paying a lot more that you were originally quoted for a major service. [More]

LPG gas conversions.

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 09:43
  Running your vehicle on LPG can throw up a lot of questions. Let me answer the most simple on... [More]