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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


A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Car Repairs: From Diagnosis to Resolution

Car troubles can be incredibly frustrating, especially when you don't have a clear understanding of what's going wrong under the hood. Whether you're a passionate car enthusiast or simply a regular driver, possessing a fundamental knowledge of automotive repairs can significantly boost your confidence when seeking professional help. Understanding the basics empowers you to engage with experts and navigate your way through car-related issues more effectively. Diagnosing the Problem The first step in any car repair is diagnosing the problem.

Why You Should Flush Your Automatic Transmission System Rather Than Simply Changing the Oil

The automatic transmission system of your car is responsible for the smooth movement of your vehicle as well as the overall performance. However, like every other component, it requires proper care and maintenance to ensure long-term durability. One crucial practice that is vital for the longevity of your transmission system is flushing. What is involved, and why is this better than simply changing the oil? Ensure That the Old Fluid Is Removed

Questions To Ask A Panel Beater

Do you intend to hire a panel beater? It could be that your car has crashed recently or needs a fresh coat of paint. Below are some questions to ask your panel beater.  What Repairs Does The Vehicle Need?  A panel beater conducts a thorough assessment to determine the repairs that your vehicle needs. A simple visual inspection allows the panel beater to establish the condition of the damaged panels. Typically, there are two approaches to panel repair: refurbishment or replacement.