5 Signs Your Trailer's Suspension May Require Attention


When a part of your trailer starts to go bad, everything from ride quality to cargo capacity can be impacted. Additionally, problems with the trailer generally put added strain on the towing vehicle, which can result in the need for further repair work. With that in mind, it's worth fixing any problems as soon as they develop, and one common problem area is the suspension. Given that trailers often cover rough terrain and carry heavy loads, the suspension system will be one of the hardest working parts.

29 August 2023

The EME Enigma: Decoding Your Car's Engine Management Emissions


If you've ever wondered about the mysterious "EME" abbreviation on your car's dashboard, you're not alone. EME stands for "Engine Management Emissions" and it plays a significant role in the operation and efficiency of your vehicle. This article will explore what EME is, how it relates to your car, and its importance for ensuring optimal performance and reduced emissions. Understanding EME Engine Management Emissions (EME) refers to the electronic system in modern vehicles that monitors and controls various aspects of the engine's performance, with a primary focus on emissions.

17 May 2023

How to Repair a Worn Wheel Bearing on Your Car


If you have worn wheel bearings, you may wonder how difficult it is to repair them and whether it's something that you can do yourself. Is this practical, or do you need to outsource it to an expert instead? Understand What a Wheel Bearing Is Before you dive into the process of repairing your car's wheel bearing, it's important to understand what the wheel bearing actually is. It is an assembly of steel balls and races that allows the wheels of your car to rotate smoothly and quietly.

13 February 2023

4 Tools Used By a Mechanic During an Auto Service


When you take your auto in for a service, the mechanic will use a variety of tools to diagnose and repair any issues. Here are four of the most common tools used by mechanics. 1. Pressure gauge    A pressure gauge is an essential tool for any mechanic. The mechanic will use this tool to measure the pressure in a car's tires. Proper tire inflation is essential for ensuring a smooth ride, and the pressure gauge helps to ensure that the tires are inflated to the correct level.

10 November 2022

Is a Faulty Condenser Literally Making You Hot Under the Collar?


When you jump into an overheated car on a hot summer's day, the last thing you want is for warm air to be blown into your face. Yet this is exactly what you get if the condenser dies and does not play its part in your air conditioning system. So if you encounter this type of scenario, why has the condenser failed, and what can you do about it? How the System Should Work

10 August 2022

3 Questions To Ask Your Mechanic


Do you interview your mechanic when you take your vehicle for repairs? Well, many car owners do not. They simply explain the vehicle's issue and await repairs. Nevertheless, interviewing your mechanic can give critical insights into the condition of your car. Besides, you could learn a few preventive maintenance tricks. This extract puts forward some questions to ask your mechanic as they repair your vehicle.  1. What Causes the Issue at Hand?

7 June 2022

If Your Automatic Transmission Is Overheating, What Should You Do Next?


If you've investigated a dashboard warning light on your car and found out that your automatic transmission is overheating, you may be wondering what's going on. You will need to go through a process of elimination to get to the bottom of it, and while a faulty or ineffective part may cause the issue, it may also have something to do with the way you drive. Where should you start?

14 March 2022

Don't Need to Service an Automatic Transmission? Think Again


Has a well-meaning friend told you that you do not need to worry about an automatic transmission from a reliability point of view? They may have told you that you simply need to drain the fluid occasionally and replace it with new, and that will be perfectly okay. Yet this is not the best approach if you want your system to last as long as possible and avoid the risk of a breakdown in the future.

6 January 2022

All You Need to Know About Courtesy Cars


If you have taken your car for extensive repairs, you may have heard about courtesy cars. Most car owners do not understand how courtesy cars work. Below is an extract explaining how car service courtesy cars work and how to choose one.  What Is a Courtesy Car?  A courtesy car is a service extended to a car owner whose vehicle will spend several days or weeks in the garage. The vehicle allows you to continue with your day-to-day activities as you await car repairs.

29 October 2021

Tips for Taking Your Luxury Car to Be Serviced


If you are the owner of a luxury car, then you should be concerned about things like keeping your vehicle properly serviced. This includes things like having oil changes done and having your fluids topped off on a regular basis, among other things. These tips can help you with keeping your luxury car properly serviced and in good condition. Make Sure You Do It Often Enough The first mistake that many luxury car owners make is not having their vehicles serviced enough.

29 September 2021