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]

Windscreen Wipers and when to change them!

by Andrew Automoto22. November 2013 09:19
Because the blade is made from rubber and being on the outside of your car is subjected to all the elements you do need to change your windscreen wipers! An easy way to tell if you need new wipers is to pull the rubber blade away from the wind screen. If the blade comes away from the glass with little resistance then, it's time for new wind screen wiper arms. However you will find it is usually the rubber blade of the windscreen wiper that needs to be replaced. [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]

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]

Minor service

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:11
Without regular service intervals how will you know when your oil needs to be changed? Or if your brake pads are worn? Hence the recommendation of 6months -1year and 10,000 – 15000km services whichever comes first and all depending on your manufacturers requirements. Usually the smaller the vehicle the more often it is due for servicing. This can also be true for the driving conditions. Stop start traffic, rough driving, or vehicles that don’t get driven far or often are in the most need of regular servicing. [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]

Timing Belts/ Cam Belts

by Andrew Automoto7. September 2012 16:26
One of the most costly but important aspects to your vehicles engine is your timing belt, also knows as the cam belt. While people see Costly and run in the other direction, knowing more about your timing belt and why it's so important to have it replaced when the vehicle manufacturers recommend, could be the difference between paying hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars [More]