Fleet Maintenance: Common Truck Problems to Look Out For


As a fleet operator, it is crucial to be knowledgeable of the vehicles that you oversee so that you can ensure their servicing requirements are being met on a routine basis. Failure to do so could lead to an inability to meet your operational targets due to the consistent breakdown of the vehicles. Here is a highlight of the most common truck fleet maintenance problems to be wary of. Wheel bearings problems

24 October 2018

Why Paperwork May Be Crucial if You're to Retain Value in Your New Car


Whenever you buy a new car, you have to take a deep breath and realise how much money you will spend in terms of depreciation. This is a fact of life in the automobile industry and while much of it is beyond your control, you can nevertheless impact just how much money you get when you pass the car over to somebody else. What actions can you take to soften the blow?

20 August 2018

Thermostat or Radiator? What Is Causing Your Car to Overheat?


Have you noticed that the temperature gauge on your car's dashboard has been rising more than it should recently? This is, of course, an indication that the operating temperature is higher than it should be, and this is usually down to one of two key problems. Essentially, the engine may not be receiving a sufficient amount of coolant due to either a stuck thermostat or a failed radiator. How can you check to see what's happening?

12 June 2018

3 Symptoms of a Failing Brake Master Cylinder


The master cylinder is one of the most vital components of your car's braking system. Its function is to convert the pressure you apply on the brake pedal into hydraulic pressure needed to push the brake fluid through the vehicle's brake lines and force the brake callipers to squeeze the brake pads against the brake rotors to slow down your car or bring it to a halt. Therefore, it is imperative to always have a properly functioning brake master cylinder.

18 April 2018

Trouble With Your Truck Radiator? Here Are 3 Signs That You Have a Radiator Leak


Radiator leaks aren't an unusual problem -- in fact, the majority of truck or car owners can expect to deal with this issue at some point. Your radiator helps your engine temperatures stay stable, so it's especially important that you watch out for signs of a leak. If you can recognise the indicators of a radiator leak early, you can avoid an overheated engine -- and possibly a costly engine replacement.

13 March 2018

Rebuild Engines


The rebuilding of engines has been on the rise for the past few years. People have started to take a keen interest in their cars and appreciating them for the big part they play in helping them move from one point to another. When you wish to rebuild engines there are some factors, such as the expertise of your mechanic, that you need to consider. The engine of a vehicle is its heart.

9 February 2018

Don't Overlook These Important Maintenance Tasks for Your New Car


The best way to keep your new car running like new is to take good care of it and ensure it's always properly maintained right from the moment you drive it off the dealer's lot. The more vigilant you are about taking care of your new car, the longer its overall life and the fewer repair bills you might face down the road. To ensure your new car is always in its best condition and to ensure you always have a safe and comfortable ride, note a few important maintenance tasks you don't want to overlook, beyond just getting the oil changed!

15 January 2018

3 Top Reasons to Ensure Your Caravan Is Properly Maintained


Going out camping with your very own caravan in tow is a great way to experience the beauty of nature in various holiday parks and camping destinations across Australia. However, it is important for you as a caravan owner to keep in mind that your caravan can break down just like your tow vehicle. Though preventative maintenance won't prevent every problem that may arise out of normal use of your caravan, it is a great way to minimise repair issues.

20 December 2017

Answering Your Questions About Logbook Servicing


When you buy a new car, as well as some used models, you will usually receive a logbook. This book is meant to keep you organized and on track when it comes to regular maintenance of the vehicle. It will include reminders of what needs servicing and when, and then spaces for you to record when the work was done, by whom, and so on. If you've never had a logbook with a vehicle before, note a few questions you might have about logbook servicing.

27 October 2017

Hydraulic Equipment Makes Auto Servicing More Convenient


It would be difficult to imagine automobile servicing today without the use of hydraulic equipment. These systems have made it easier for vehicles to be raised, moved and adjusted so that proper maintenance can be carried out on them. Hydraulic equipment refers to the range of equipment that is used to maneuver vehicles while they are being serviced. Cylinders, jacks, pumps, power packs and automated vehicle hoists all fall under hydraulic equipment used in vehicle maintenance.

26 September 2017