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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Essential Ways For Car Care

If the car is used regularly, then it is vital that the car owner checks the oil filter and oil levels after every 3000 miles. Clogged oil filter will reduce the performance of the car. Reduced oil levels affect the engine performance. One can check the engine oil level by showing the car to a local mechanic. Car owners can also check the oil level at home by using a dip-stick. One must check the engine oil level and the color of the engine oil. Dark colored oil suggests a need for replacement.

One must also check the brake systems to ensure safety levels. Major accidents and road mishaps happen due to failure in brake systems. One must check the wiring systems and must replace any loose wires. Faulty braking system is one of the major reasons of road mishaps.

There are different kinds of fluids that are used in the car. One must check the coolant level, brake oil and other fluids at regular intervals. These fluids must be replenished regularly. One must always use the fluids recommended by the car manufacturer for best results. Inadequate fluid levels impact the car’s performance. They also reduce the life of the automobile.

Battery is one of the most vital parts of any automobile. One must always ensure that the battery is in an up to date condition. One must beware of

Electric Cars

There’s no real mystery behind these new cars and their costs. The fact is that they are extremely efficient, and their mechanics are much simpler. Electric motors are much less expensive and far easier to work with than petrol engines. They are also comparatively simple in terms of service requirements. Parts can be easily replaced, rather than repaired.

The on-road economics are getting pretty interesting, too. China’s Alpha Lujo is being quoted as being able to operate for $3 a day, and India’s ultra-cheap Tata cars are looking like producing similar results. These dollar figures for running costs are likely to be category killers. For the price of a few litres of fuel, the basic operating parameters are an 80-120kmh speed and a 100-120km range. Overall, the top speed of other comparable cars is steadily becoming much higher, and better batteries are rapidly improving the range factor.

These parameters have another dimension. That 80kmh is roughly the best case urban speed, and the 100km range is more than typical urban car usage per day. When you bear in mind that these cars can be recharged using a power point, and that current cars can do quick recharges in about 20-40 minutes, they are looking pretty good.

Electric cars can be mass produced more quickly than conventional cars, without the heavy engine blocks and the petrol-related technology. That means that their cost at distribution point is also lower. The Alpha Lujo 5 seater sedan is expected to get on the road for around $25,000. Those costs are likely to be too much for petrol powered cars, which even now are facing increased costs as well as a market which isn’t thrilled by on-road costs or the big dollar costs of 4WDs and even basic sedans.

The car manufacturers have taken the pragmatic approach. The economics are all in favor of these cars, and in practice moving to lower production cost bases is very much in their favor. The added costs which have been hitting their sales have also been entrenched in production costs, which reduces the real value of unit sales.

Online Car Repair Estimates

An estimate, as its name implies, is the estimated cost to repair your car. An estimate may be more or less than what you actually end up paying for the repairs. Most estimates are free, and most mechanics will be more than happy to give you an estimate to try and attract your business.

If you are looking to find an estimate online, there are many places you can look. You can do a search at a search engine and see what results you get. Also, several mechanics also have websites. If you visit these websites, you can input information about your car and the repairs you need and you can receive an online estimate from the mechanic website. Similarly, many dealerships have online estimates.

Another place to look is mechanic discussion forums. These are sites where mechanics and people needing repairs discuss car repair topics. You could post what repairs you are in need of and the members of the discussion forum would then be able to give their input as to how much you should expect to pay to have your car fixed.

By getting an online estimate, you make it much easier to get multiple estimates, as you will not have to travel from mechanic to mechanic. Also, you will fell less pressure to get your car fixed at a specific location, as a mechanic will not be pressuring you to make a decision.

Even though there are many advantages to getting online car repair estimates, there are also some disadvantages. One is that the estimate will be limited by your knowledge of what is wrong with your car. When you take your car to a mechanic to do an estimate, the mechanic will thoroughly examine your car and see everything that is wrong with it. When you are just entering the information online, the estimate will only be based on what information you are entering. There may be problems that you are not aware of, and thus your estimate may be too low.

Nonetheless, an online estimate can be a good starting point. With your online estimate, you can have an idea of what you will need to pay to get your car fixed. You can then take the online estimate to a mechanic and see if the mechanic will do the work for the price quoted in your online estimate. You may find that some mechanics will refuse to do so, however, some mechanics may take it into consideration and give you a discount on their services.

Typical Electrical Problems Fixed

Seeking the Elusive Electrical Problem

Many times electrical problems are the most elusive, because they can occur intermittently. For example, the car engine may not work properly, but only after the engine warms up. Or the ignition works randomly. Perhaps the engine cuts out without notice while cruising down the highway. Then again, your car might have a faulty alternator or a defective wire.

All of these are electrical problems which can be fixed by mobile car mechanics. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment is necessary to pinpoint electrical problems in computerised engines, so it’s important to use a technologically current mobile car service.

The kinds of electrical repairs fixed by mobile mechanics include the following.

* Fault testing including reading computer fault codes

* ECU and PCM

* Electronic ignition repairs

* Electronic dash repairs

* Engine light analysis

* Electronic or electric module analysis

* Starter replacement or rebuilding

* Alternator replacement or rebuilding

* Battery replacement

* Electric brake repairs

* Alarm wiring repairs

* Air conditioning repair

Of course, there are plenty of wiring problems an engine can experience and they can be very difficult to locate unless the mechanic is experienced. Analysing electrical problems requires using special equipment combined with mechanic expertise. Today’s engines are extremely sophisticated combinations of electronics, electrical wiring, and moving parts and seem like they are half-computer and half-mechanical.

Quirky Problems Require Expert Repairs

There were 266,539 new vehicles sold in Victoria in 2008. There are over 3,921,574 cars on the road in Victoria. If you could talk to the various car owners who have experienced engine problems, odds are you would find the quirky problems are related to electrical issues. Fortunately the right diagnostic equipment can make it much easier to pinpoint the problem quickly.

Mobile mechanics can perform a variety of electrical repairs on-site. These include emergency repairs such as battery replacements to more complex repairs done at your home or at work. When you utilise mobile car mechanic services, you get convenient repairs for less cost than you would pay at a typical car shop.