Without wheels, your vehicle cannot move from one point to another. You, therefore, have to ensure that the wheels remain in great working condition to not only help your vehicle move but to do so safely and without difficulty or causing an accident. To ensure this happens, you need to know several things: Manufacturer Recommended Tyre/Wheel Size Each vehicle make and model has a particular tyre size that fits it perfectly, such that the vehicle is well raised and you don't encounter problems when turning (such problems can lead to an accident). [Read More]
What You Should Do When Your Torque Converter Stops Working
The torque converter fitted in between your car's engine and its transmission is a masterpiece of innovation. It's fair to say that it revolutionised the driving experience when it was first introduced, and made it possible to drive a vehicle with little mechanical empathy. Yet this particular component is vulnerable to wear and tear as well, especially if the driver does not present the vehicle for regular service. What are the signs of looming trouble? [Read More]
Understanding Auto Heating and Auto Heating Repair
Your car heating system comprises of the HVAC control, antifreeze/coolant, heater core, thermostat, blower motor, blower fan and pump. Simply put, after starting your car, the engine builds up heat to reach its operating temperature that is controlled by a thermostat. The high temperature heats the antifreeze/coolant or water mixture, and a pump pushes it through valves and hoses into a heating core. A blower fan powered by a blower motor pushes hot/warm air from the heating core, through an air filter and into your car through vents. [Read More]
Why Take Your Car to Panel Beaters Before You Sell it?
If you're selling an older car, then you'll take steps to get it looking good before you put it up for sale. While some vehicles scrub up nicely with a clean and polish inside and out, some still look a little scruffy and unattractive afterwards. In some cases, it pays to take your car to a local panel beating repair shop as part of this clean-up process. What can panel beaters do to make your car look better and why should you do this? [Read More]