• Why You Need a Trailer Electric Brake Control System for Safer Towing

    Towing a trailer can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to braking. Without proper control, the added weight of a trailer can cause your vehicle to struggle to come to a stop or even lead to dangerous swaying. This is where a trailer electric brake control system comes in. This system allows you to have complete control over your trailer's brakes, making towing safer and more efficient. In this blog, we will discuss the top five benefits of using a trailer electric brake control system. [Read More]

  • What to Do When Your Car Won't Shift Gears

    Driving your car is supposed to be an enjoyable experience, but there are several things that can make it much less so. One of the most frustrating is when your car refuses to shift gears. This problem can be caused by a variety of things, from a simple issue with your transmission fluid to a major mechanical problem.  Check your transmission fluid: The first thing you should do if you're having trouble shifting gears is to check your transmission fluid. [Read More]

  • Roadworthy Inspection Checklist: Ensure Your Vehicle Is Safe and Compliant

    When it comes to road safety, ensuring that your vehicle is roadworthy is of utmost importance. A roadworthy inspection is a comprehensive assessment that ensures your vehicle meets the required safety and compliance standards. Below is a roadworthy inspection checklist to help you prepare your car for its visit to the auto shop. External Body Work and Tyres     Start your roadworthy inspection by examining the exterior of your vehicle. Keep an eye out for any signs of damage, such as dents or scratches, and ensure that all lights, indicators and reflectors are functioning correctly. [Read More]

  • Could a Blocked or Damaged Condenser Cause Your Car's AC to Malfunction?

    Truth be told, many people don't realise how an automobile air conditioning system works. In reality, they are just happy that they can get that cool blast of air whenever they jump into their car and turn on the switch. Yet, if that activation does not produce the desired result, their attention will quickly focus on what is wrong. And if you're steaming in your vehicle rather than getting ready for an enjoyable ride, what should you do next? [Read More]

  • How Can You Diagnose Issues With A Heavy-Duty Truck Suspension?

    Most heavy-duty vehicles today are fitted with an air-ride suspension system, and while these are typically very reliable and robust, they can sometimes fail. Also, this type of system is far more complex than the suspension system you may have on your car or ute, so if problems arise, it may be more tricky to diagnose. So, where should you start if you suspect problems with one of your vehicles? [Read More]

  • What Is the Main Indication of a Faulty Power Steering?

    If your steering wheel seems to play a musical accompaniment when you try to parallel park, you may be facing issues with your power steering pump. This note is actually coming from the base of the steering column, close to where it connects with the transverse rack. What does this sound signify, and what can happen if you allow the situation to get worse? Getting Help When You Need It [Read More]

  • Why Wheel Bearings Have Such an Important Role to Play

    On a typical vehicle, some parts may be considered to be more important than others. However, few have the level of importance associated with a wheel bearing as this diminutive part supports the vehicle's entire weight. It is also a component that allows your car or truck to take corners at speed. Why do you need to pay a lot of attention to this part, and how do you know something is going wrong? [Read More]

  • Will Brake Modifications Require an Extended REGO Inspection?

    Vehicle owners across Australia have a certain amount of leeway when it comes to modifying their cars or trucks. Nevertheless, these vehicles must always comply with basic regulations and, in some circumstances, must pass a separate inspection to ensure that they are safe and eligible to be driven on the public road. So if you have carried out some modifications to your car's braking system and are about to present the vehicle for a REGO inspection, what types of tests will the inspector conduct? [Read More]

  • Using a Car Service Courtesy Car: Your Questions Answered

    If you have been provided with a courtesy car while your vehicle is in the auto shop, you may have some questions. This article answers some common questions you may have about using a car service courtesy car. Read on to discover more! 1. What are you allowed to do with the car? A usual courtesy car agreement (or 'Customer Vehicle Agreement') will cover the essentials of what you are and aren't allowed to do when using your rental vehicle. [Read More]

  • Truck Suspension — How Closer Inspection May Prevent Bigger Problems

    To maintain full productivity, a truck fleet owner must keep up with maintenance. While this statement may seem obvious, it's surprising how some operators ignore smaller, tell-tale signs that will eventually lead to a larger failure. When it comes to truck suspension, everything is connected, and an issue in one place will undoubtedly cause stress in another. Therefore, what are some of the key areas to think about if you want to avoid those more hefty repair bills and, crucially, the dreaded roadside breakdown? [Read More]