Important Shortcuts for Auto Service and Repairs

  • Top 3 Reasons You'll Need to Hire a Panel Beater

    2 April 2019

    Has your car been involved in an accident recently? Or, do you want to modify and customise your car? If so, you'll need the services of a qualified and professional panel beater. Panel beaters are special mechanics who focus on repairing, replacing and modifying automobiles. They perform functions such as repainting, spraying, artwork, body modifications and minor/major dent removals on vehicles. Here are four main reasons you may need to hire a professional panel beater.

  • Car Radiator: Must-Dos When Adding a Radiator Cleaner

    14 January 2019

    Many car models come with large openings at the front. These openings expose the radiator to numerous harmful elements. To make matters worse, some vehicles don't come with protective mesh attachments meant to protect the radiator. Stones, debris and dirt find their way to your car's radiator and begin to wear it down. Furthermore, the radiator also clogs with unwanted calcium and rust deposits due to regular use. You must wash it with a special cleaner to moderate the effects of harmful elements.

  • How to Make Sure You Don't Let People Down When Managing a Bus Company

    7 November 2018

    If you run a bus and coach company that provides regular services for the community, you know that you are responsible for ensuring that these vehicles are reliable and always show up on time. People rely on your operation so that they can get back and forth to work or send the kids off to school. If one of your buses were to break down, the consequences could be far-reaching. Consequently, you must adopt a careful maintenance regimen and routine and follow certain practices to avoid this type of disruption.

  • 4 Wheel Drive Maintenance Tips

    21 August 2018

    4-wheel-drive transmissions are a favourite for people who drive in rough terrain or snowy conditions. They are also a must-have in most sport utility vehicles today, even if the owners do not buy them to drive off-road.  A 4-wheel-drive vehicle distributes an equal amount of torque to all the four wheels, as opposed to a 2-wheel-drive vehicle that delivers torque to either the front or rear differential. Below are a few four-wheel-drive vehicle maintenance tips.

  • 3 Common Signs of a Bad Alternator

    8 June 2018

    The primary function of your vehicle's alternator is to charge the battery when the engine is running to ensure it has enough power to start your car next time you need it. Besides charging the battery, the alternator supplies power to other electrical systems in your car. However, just like any other component of your car, the alternator may become faulty at some point. The sooner you identify a bad alternator, the better because it will save you from costly repairs.

  • Landed in Australia? How to Buy A Car

    16 April 2018

    When you first set foot in a foreign land with the intention of making it your new home, you've got a lot on your plate. You have to fit in as soon as possible, may have to learn the language and may need to get used to all of those different customs and inconsistencies. If you're lucky enough to have landed in Australia, you've also got to sort out some transportation as this is a big land with some huge distances in between towns and cities.

  • 3 Easy Ways To Increase Ground Clearance On Your Trailer

    24 January 2017

    If you're planning to use your tow trailer this year, chances are that you plan on loading lots of gear on it. Many people take out their trailers when going on vacation. Apart from loading lots of gear on the trailers, most users drive them off-road as they head to camping and rafting locations. One challenge often experienced when doing this is low ground clearance which can make manoeuvring quite difficult.

  • Tips for Choosing a Solar Panel for a Caravan

    10 August 2016

    Using a solar panel for a caravan can mean not worrying about finding a campsite with proper electrical hookup and not worrying about how much electricity your generator can produce while on holiday. It also means a more eco-friendly way of camping and vacationing. Because there are so many different types of solar panels available for caravans, you might note a few tips for choosing the best one for your needs.

  • Rent Or Buy Your Campervan?

    13 July 2016

    If you are debating between renting and buying a campervan, consider a few aspects. Depending on your situation, it may be more appropriate for you to invest in one rather than rent it. Upfront cost Buying a campervan is more of an upfront cost than renting. You must either have the cash in hand or a way of borrowing the money. This could influence your decision as campervans are quite reasonable to rent.

  • Warning Sounds from Your Car You Should Not Ignore

    14 June 2016

    Most vehicle owners know they need to take their car for servicing in accordance to the guidelines stipulated by the manufacturer of the vehicle. However, this does not mean that your car will only show signs of malfunction toward the scheduled servicing date. A mistake some people make is ignoring these warning signs in an attempt to cost cut by assuming their vehicle can hold off until the next service date.