Category Archives: Common mistakes

Common Mistakes #4 : Neglecting coolant and other fluids.

If you neglect coolant, brake, transmission and any other fluids there can be a high price to pay. Most people know how essential it is to check the engine oil  (even this can be ignored), but while oil is key to the proper operation of your engine, there are other fluids that are critical to…
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Common mistakes #3 -Not changing the fuel and air filters.

Air filter from a car that was serviced 1 year before... no way! Filters are small, inexpensive parts to replace during your regular scheduled services, but when they get clogged up, they can create a world of trouble! Dirty air or fuel filters can cause various sensors on a car to fail, resulting in repair…
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Common mistakes #2: Not checking tyre pressure

Tyres naturally lose a bit of pressure over time. When they are are low on air, even those that aren't visibly low, can compromise fuel economy. This increases your ownership costs, and the tyres will wear faster and need to be replaced sooner. Low tire pressure also impacts steering, suspension and other components, which can…
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Common mistakes #1

Not changing the oil on time! Oil changes are part of the scheduled maintenance intervals outlined in your owner's manual, but what constitutes as being "on time" is relative.  It depends very much on the car you drive as they are all quite different. The manufacturer may recommend changing the oil at specific intervals, sometimes…
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