Why You Need to Carefully Inspect a Car That’s Been Inactive before You Drive It

If you're an enthusiastic motorist and love to cruise down Australian highways and byways with the top down on a sunny summer's day, you may have a convertible model that you only use when the season rolls around. For the rest of the year you may keep this vehicle in your garage under some dust sheets and may now be in the process of uncovering it and getting ready for some adventure. Read More 

Important Reminders About Recommended Car Servicing

You may dread the thought of any repair bill for your car, and may put off recommended servicing in order to avoid these costs, and to avoid the hassle of being without your car even for a few hours. However, it's never good to do this, as car servicing can keep your vehicle running optimally, help avoid unnecessary repairs, and extend the life of your vehicle. To ensure your car is always in good repair, note a few important reminders about car repair, and discuss your concerns with your mechanic as needed. Read More 

Critical Signs That the Valve Seals on Your Car Engine May Need Replacing

Whereas engine valves help regulate air-fuel mixture in your car engine, engine valve seals, which are fitted on the valve stem, prevent oil from getting into the engine. Engine valve seals are made of high-quality rubber to minimise normal wear and tear resulting from movement of engine parts. Being able to tell when your engine valve seals are failing is critical to ensuring timely replacement of the seals so that costly engine repair issues can be avoided. Read More 

True Colors: What The Color Of Your 4WD’s Automatic Transmission Fluid Can Tell You

Of all the various fluids that flow through your 4WD's engine and components to keep it running smoothly, the transmission fluid in your gearbox is one of the most important. With more and more modern 4WDs coming fitted with automatic transmissions, and several modern manual gearbox models using automatic transmission lubricants, familiarity with automatic transmission fluid is becoming increasingly valuable knowledge among 4 wheel drive transmission enthusiasts. Automatic transmission fluid is primarily designed to draw damaging heat away from vital transmission components, which is achieved by conducting heat away from the components and lubricating moving parts to prevent excessive friction heat. Read More 

What to Do If Your Car Gives You the Silent Treatment

Do you believe that silence is golden? If you are sitting in your car, you're in a hurry to get to work and nothing happens when you turn the key, then the answer to that question will be a resounding no. While your car may well be reliable ordinarily and has served you well, it is nevertheless very frustrating when it doesn't cooperate. However, you shouldn't despair and may be able to diagnose the problem and effect a quick fix in some cases. Read More