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]

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]

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]

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]