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.

How to Manage Truck Pollution Effectively

Thirty years ago, a diesel-engined rig was synonymous with air pollution. The tractor would often belch out some jet-black smoke as it was trying to crest a steep incline; it's little wonder that the environmental lobby was so active. Fast forward to today and these vehicles are incredibly sophisticated when it comes to dealing with this problem. Much of their success can be attributed to the diesel particulate filter (DPF), now fitted to each vehicle. Read More 

Truck Maintenance: It’s All About Balance and Timing

In the automotive world, a breakdown of any kind is to be avoided if possible because it can either have relatively minor consequences or be potentially devastating. It may not be too inconvenient if your family car breaks down in the driveway on a Saturday morning, but there will be many bad repercussions if your commercial truck fails to deliver a refrigerated load of food. As you have to worry about the latter situation more than the former, you will need to pay a lot of attention to preventative maintenance and in particular your vehicle's brakes. Read More 

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