Servicing Your Car: A Beginners Guide

Do You Know What's inside Your Radiator?

As you may know, your car's engine is fully reliant on its cooling system due to the extreme temperatures encountered whenever the vehicle is in motion. The amount of liquid that must be pumped through the engine's internal chamber is carefully regulated by the ECU, and it's very important to ensure that the levels are always maintained carefully. In order to ensure this, you should pay a lot of attention to the radiator, as well as the type of fluid contained within the system.   Read More...

Could Your A/C System Issues Be Caused by a Diminutive Sensor?

The modern-day automobile relies on a complicated array of sensors, switches, relays and other electronic devices. All of these components are connected to a central "brain" which helps to ensure that the vehicle is reliable, cost effective and safe. While many of these parts relate to engine performance and "on the road" drivability, others help to make life more comfortable for the occupants of the car. While these particular sensors will generally be reliable, issues can sometimes materialise, and if your A/C system is playing up, it could be down to a relatively diminutive component like the evaporator temperature sensor.   Read More...

Repairing a Used Caravan That Suffers From Damp

When buying a used caravan, there are many things you should look for to make sure you get the best caravan possible. One of the most common, and most bothersome, problems older model caravans can have is the issue of damp. You can notice if the caravan is damp when you're inspecting it before buying by looking out for strange smells and dark spots in the interior of the caravan.   Read More...

5 Signs Your Car Is Leaking Brake Fluid

From a safety point of view, the brakes are your car's most vital component, and they can't function if they don't have enough brake fluid. Also known as hydraulic fluid, brake fluid is necessary to move around the components that make up your car's braking system. Without it, pushing down the brake pedal won't do anything to stop the car. There are four main places your vehicle can leak brake fluid: the front brake caliper, the rear brake caliper, the brake line, and the brake master cylinder.   Read More...

Power Steering Troubleshooting for Your Vehicle

Never overlook or ignore problems you might be having with your vehicle's power steering, as even the smallest problem with steering can mean losing control of your vehicle while on the road, increasing your risk of an accident. As with all problems under the hood, a seemingly minor issue with power steering can also get worse with time, leading to costly repair bills.  While only a mechanic can determine what might be wrong with your vehicle's power steering, note a few troubleshooting tips to keep in mind.   Read More...