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Angela's Articulate Collection of Car Service Secrets, Tips and Tricks

Hi, my name is Angela, and as the wife of a mechanic, I was constantly tripping over car parts and complaining about the rows of project cars lining our garden. However, after a few years, I quit complaining and actually found joy in the art of auto repair. Inspired by that classic book, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", I decided to start working on cars with my husband. This blog is the culmination of everything I have learned and more. I hope you enjoy reading it and that my tips and ideas guide you toward a healthier car and a happier, safer driving experience.


Angela's Articulate Collection of Car Service Secrets, Tips and Tricks


Common Repairs After Rear-End Collisions

According to statistics, nose-to-tail or rear-end collisions are the most common type of car crash in Australia, accounting for 31% of all automotive accidents. Notably, the severity of rear-end collisions can range from body injuries and totalled vehicles to minor structural damages. Unfortunately, most motorists glance at their cars and assume that everything is okay if they see minor scratches. However, a professional should assess and repair damages caused by rear-end collisions to prevent significant problems down the line.

2 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Car's Old Battery

While working on something under the hood of your car, you may have noticed that your car's battery is starting to look worn. Since this reminds you that it is rather old, you may be wondering whether or not it's time to get a new battery. Since the battery does not show advanced signs of issues, such as corroded cables, you may be having a difficult time determining if a replacement is needed.

3 Telltale Signs that's Time for Clutch Repair or Replacement

For many drivers, the third pedal on the left is something they might have failed to understand in their driving careers. There is no more valuable skill for any driver than knowing how to drive manual transmission cars. That's because you can handle almost any type of vehicle and learn better fuel economy and vehicle control tactics.  For manual transmission cars, the clutch is crucial in allowing gear shifting. If this device fails, proper shifting is usually compromised, which negatively impacts vehicle control.

What Types of Services Do Automatic Transmission Shops Offer?

If you have a vehicle with an automatic transmission, you probably know that it's important for you to keep your transmission properly serviced. Because of this, you might need to take your car to an automatic transmission service from time to time, since the professionals who work for one of these services should provide all of the services that you need so that you can keep your automatic transmission in good condition.

Car Suspension Trouble Signs You Should Watch Out For

The suspension system on your car helps to ensure a comfortable ride by absorbing shocks from bumps and other uneven surfaces on the road. It also maximises the friction between the tyres and the road surface to ensure good handling of the vehicle. Watching out for early signs of suspension trouble and taking corrective action as quickly as possible is essential for maximising the overall performance and safety of your vehicle.

Why Your Car May Stall While Driving

Avoiding a breakdown is always the goal of every car owner, but problems leading to vehicle stalling can occur at any time, leaving you stranded and in distress. When your car stalls, it means the engine isn't working. There are various reasons your car may stall while driving. Here are some of the common problems that seasoned mechanics usually find when they're repairing stalled cars. A Lack of Fuel Your car's engine runs on fuel.