Hi-Tech Repairs: Auto Servicing From The FrontlinesHi-Tech Repairs: Auto Servicing From The Frontlines

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Hi-Tech Repairs: Auto Servicing From The Frontlines

This is Joe and I am so excited that I have landed an auto mechanic apprenticeship. I've never wanted to do anything else. I grew up watching dad tinkering with his car on weekends and the desire to be around grease and oil has been in my veins ever since. Even though I've only been training for a year, I've learnt that car servicing and repairs are different from when I used to watch my dad. These days it is very hi-tech and involves researching online manuals when a less common car comes in. It has really made me aware that mechanics need to be well-qualified and dedicated to their job as carelessness can put you in serious danger. I want everyone to understand the complexities of auto servicing these days and this journal is the result. I wish the very best for you and your car. Take care.

Why Car Manufacturers Recommend Regular Engine Oil and Filter Changes

Logbook servicing is all about performing all the maintenance tasks recommended by vehicle manufacturers to ensure safe, reliable and efficient operation of vehicles throughout their years of service. If carried out the right way, logbook servicing also has the potential to extend the lifespan of a vehicle. There are many different types of car services that are normally included in a car's logbook servicing schedule. Each logbook service is important, but they all don't have to be carried out at the same time. Read More 

How Inattention Can Lead to Serious Engine Problems

The engine fitted to your car or truck is a very reliable piece of equipment and is over-engineered by its manufacturer to ensure that it can put up with a reasonable amount of abuse. As you may know, it cannot operate by itself and will rely on a constant mixture of petrol, air and electricity, and so long as you continue to feed it in this way, you should enjoy happy motoring. Read More 

Auto Service: Managing the Total Costs of Maintaining a Foreign Vehicle

The total cost of maintaining your foreign vehicle can be higher than the alternatives. The additional expenses can be attributed to replacement parts for repair which are not widely available in the country. Also, you cannot entrust your expensive imported vehicle to a random mechanic. You must entrust it to a specialised auto technician with experience in handling euro car repairs or repairs for similar vehicles. However, you do not need to break your bank to service your car. Read More 

Gear Shift Glitches: Guidelines to Help You Deal with Common Gear Shift Challenges

Gear shift glitches are a common complaint for most drivers. Often, you find that gear problems revolve around slipping and rough shifts. If you notice that your gear shifts are slipping, sluggish or rough, then it's advisable that you check the auto transmission unit of your car. In most cases, you can easily identify and fix the problem. Below are guidelines on auto transmissions that you can use to address rough or sluggish gear shift challenges. Read More 

3 Reasons You Should Consider Fitting Your Trailer with Leaf Springs

If you trailer is fitted with torsion springs and they need replacing, you should consider replacing them with leaf springs. Below is a guide to the benefits of installing leaf springs onto your trailer's suspension system. Leaf springs help to preserve your trailer tyres If you own a trailer that has multiple axles, then leaf springs are the right choice for you. A leaf spring will flex and adjust to accommodate whatever weight is loaded onto the trailer and will balance as the tyres gain traction on the road surface. Read More