How to Tell If Your Trailer Leaf Springs Are Defective

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If you regularly tow a heavy load, such as a car or boat, spare a thought for the trailer and how it has to put up with that significant weight. To do this, the trailer relies on a set of leaf springs that are designed to handle these heavy loads day in and day out. However, these springs require some attention as time goes by, so what should you be looking out for, and what could happen if they were to fail?

27 October 2022

Why Gravity May Not Be Your Friend When Changing Your Automatic Transmission Oil

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For an automatic transmission to work correctly over the long term, the lubricating fluid has to be in good condition. It's well-engineered by the manufacturers to cope with challenging conditions, but it will inevitably degrade as time goes by. As an owner, you can do your part by replacing the fluid at recommended intervals but must ensure that all of this lubricant is properly removed during a service visit. How can this be accomplished, and what can happen if you do not pursue these goals?

1 August 2022

Transmission Troubles: 3 Parts That Are Prone To Damage

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Most drivers don't pay attention to their car's transmission system until there's a problem. And when that problem arises, it's usually something major, like the transmission slipping or grinding gears. However, did you know that several parts of the transmission system are prone to damage? This article highlights three of them. Torque Converter The torque converter converts the engine's torque into hydraulic power using a series of transmission fluid-filled discs that rotate at different speeds.

11 May 2022

What's Involved in a Full Rear Axle Service?

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Many vehicles today are front-wheel-drive, which means that the engine, gearbox and transmission are all in one place. This makes a major service visit that much easier, but if you have a rear-wheel-drive car or truck, you need to pay attention to the rear axle transmission and make sure that it is properly serviced from time to time as well. How is this type of work performed? Service Intervals Vehicle manufacturers specify service intervals, and typically, you may only need to drain and refill the fluid from your back axle.

9 March 2022

Essential Tips for Servicing a Luxury Vehicle

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Anyone who owns a car must prioritise routine maintenance. However, you should double the effort if you own a luxury car brand or model. High-end luxury vehicles are not built like the regular cars you see around. Notably, they incorporate additional features and capabilities for enhancing comfort, performance and safety. After all, repairing a damaged component of a luxury vehicle does not come cheap. Here are essential tips to help you service a luxury car and keep it in pristine condition.

3 January 2022

Two Big Reasons to Keep Up With Your Logbook Service Visits

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Mechanical parts are designed to wear out over time. Car manufacturers build a certain amount of latency into these parts to ensure aftermarket sales and average road use will, in any case, cause certain components to degrade. You may think that this is nothing new, and you know that you have to service some of these parts from time to time. Yet, did you know that there are other reasons for keeping up with periodic maintenance, especially if your car is relatively new?

25 October 2021

Was Your Car Involved in an Accident? 4 Panel-Beating Techniques to Bring It Back to Form

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Car accidents happen when you least expect them. Whether you were involved in a minor fender bender or a major accident, you will notice certain defects on the body of your car that need immediate repair. A professional panel beater can help you fix the physical damage through quality panel-beating. Here are some of the most common processes that an auto expert uses to restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition.

2 September 2021