How to Clean Your Alloy Wheels

How to Clean Your Alloy Wheels

A lot of vehicles on New Zealand roads these days have alloy wheels, especially newer passenger cars. Whether it be a Mazda, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Suzuki or any other manufacturer, vehicles are driving off the assembly line with clear coated alloy wheels. Many of you...
Turbochargers 101

Turbochargers 101

Short of building bigger and better internal combustion engines, all you really need to do in order to improve performance in your existing engine is to have a competent automotive fabricator advise you on the best way to install a turbocharger. This can be wildly...
The Basics of Car Suspension

The Basics of Car Suspension

Most drivers concerned with their car’s performance tend to focus on the brake horsepower, torque, and their 0-100 kph time. However, no matter how powerful your internal combustion engine is, that power means nothing if the driver can’t actually control the car at...
Replacing an Air Filter

Replacing an Air Filter

Introduction When it comes to basic car maintenance, a lot of people tend to run to the auto shop or their local mechanic to help get a problem taken care of but you don’t need to do that for every little thing! There are plenty of things you can do on your own that...
Comparison of Drivetrains – FWD, RWD, AWD

Comparison of Drivetrains – FWD, RWD, AWD

In recent years it has become more apparent that people have become eager for drivetrain options. Yet many drivers do not fully understand what each of these options actually do. In this blog we are going to compare the differences between Front Wheel Drive (FWD),...
How to Prevent Rust on Your Car

How to Prevent Rust on Your Car

Introduction For any car owner, one of the last things you want to deal with is rust. It can really do a lot of damage to your car and it can also be costly to fix. Once rust sets in, it gets hard to prevent it expanding, especially in areas not visible from outside...
Guide to Buying Used Auto Parts

Guide to Buying Used Auto Parts

Introduction Though you can find just about anything online, one of the most difficult things to find is used auto parts. This is because not everyone knows all there is to a car, and finding a part online can have plenty of consequences. That’s why finding a place...
How to Understand the Basics of Car Maintenance

How to Understand the Basics of Car Maintenance

Introduction If you just bought a car or you have owned your car for a while, you need to understand the basics of car maintenance. While you don’t need to handle everything on your own, you should still get a good understanding of how to handle any issues that might...
How to fix a car that won’t start

How to fix a car that won’t start

We all know how frustrating this scenario can be when you wake up in the morning: You step outside to start your day only to find that your car won’t start. Often times it is something as simple as having left your car lights on on all night and the battery has...
How to Check Your Car Before Driving

How to Check Your Car Before Driving

Whether you’re going on a short trip or a long trip, there are some things you should do to check out your car and make sure there is nothing wrong with it before you hit the road. Short Trips Check For Leaks Look under your vehicle and check to make sure that nothing...