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Maintenance

It’s mid-Winter and with the shortest day of the year coming up on Sunday, the 21 June 2020, give your car TLC with some Winter Maintenance. Radiator Coolant / Anti-Freeze Have your radiator’s Anti-Freeze level […]
What are Glow Plugs? A Glow Plug is a heating device that starts a diesel engine. A petrol engine requires a spark to start and a diesel engine relies on pressure to compress the air […]
An Alternator generates electricity in a vehicle. Without a device to generate electricity, the electrical demands in a vehicle could drain a fully charged battery in a matter of hours. It takes a lot of […]
Did you know that more than 60% of car breakdowns are related to the Car Battery, Starter or Alternator? Battery Definition Assembly of two or more cells for storing electricity. Necessary for starting a car […]
Why The Engine Needs Oil The oil in an engine does more than just cut down friction and wear by lubricating the pistons, bearings and other moving parts. It also helps to seal hot high-pressure […]
It’s Waitangi Day weekend this coming weekend and you don’t want a car breakdown to ruin your Waitangi Day celebrations and festivities. While it is impossible to foresee every type of breakdown, following these tips […]
Brake Discs What causes a shudder or vibration when braking: Brake vibration is where a shaking motion occurs when the brakes in a vehicle are deployed. This can vary from a slight shaking to a […]
It’s that time of the year when our wallets are bare and we have very little change to spare. Creditors are knocking; lists of school shopping and festive fun almost forgotten. Today, we are going […]
Today, we are talking about how a spark plug works. The ignition system produces the correctly timed high voltage pulses of electricity necessary to produce sparks. The spark plugs provide the means for the electric […]
Cabin filters should be changed at least once a year and more often if you drive in very dusty conditions. Cabin Filters, also known as pollen filters, filter dust, pollen, fumes as well as other […]