An automatic transmission system performs a lot of heavy lifting for the driver, selecting the most appropriate gear for the condition in order to maintain forward momentum. A number of parts contribute to this process, but one of the least known yet most important is a small and unassuming component known as the transmission vacuum modulator. What does this part do, and what can happen if it starts to fail?
14 March 2022
While most modern-day batteries are designed to last for several years in normal conditions, they can sometimes deteriorate due to both external and internal factors. When this happens, the battery may begin to overheat, and while a certain amount of elevated temperature is okay, you will want to avoid anything excessive. What should you do if you suspect that the battery is overly hot? Battery Make-Up Firstly, check to see what type of battery you have.
5 January 2022
A new set of car tyres can be a reasonable expense, so you want to ensure that you get full value for money. To do this, you will need to pay attention to your driving behaviour so that you put less wear and tear on the covers, but you will also need to service the tyres a couple of times per year. What do you need to pay attention to if your tyres are to last as long as possible?
29 October 2021
If you want to sell your car, then it might need to pass a roadworthy inspection first. In some areas, you can't sell a car without certification that it meets certain safety standards. For example, the inspection checks areas such as the vehicle's tyres, brakes, suspension, steering, lights and windscreen. If you aren't sure if your car will pass this inspection, then you can take it to a mechanic first. What are the advantages of doing this?
29 September 2021
If you are planning on taking a long road trip, you might be ready to get behind the wheel and hit the road as soon as possible. Before you do that, though, you should consider taking your car to an auto mechanic. These are some of the ways that an auto mechanic can help you with preparing your car for your journey. Checking Your Car for Mechanical Issues The last thing that you probably want when you head on a road trip is to find yourself stranded on the side of the road because of a mechanical issue with your car.
26 July 2021
When you buy a car, it is advisable to purchase a comprehensive insurance cover. An insurance cover protects you from potential losses should you be involved in a car accident. For instance, insurers will cover the cost of repairing or replacing your damaged car or that of a third party. Notably, some insurance companies partner with smash repairers. However, motorists do not have to settle for insurer-recommended repairs and are free to choose their preferred repair shop.
7 June 2021
No motorist wants to live with unpleasant odours in their vehicle. And most people can agree that the smell of rotten eggs in their car is not only off-putting but it can also be incredibly embarrassing, more so if you are to give a lift to workmates or, worse yet, a romantic interest! Thus, most people would want to get to the root of this problem as soon as possible so that they can be rid of it.
12 April 2021