The Anatomy of Healthy Cars: A Service and Repair Blog

  • 4 Steps to Take When You Top Your Truck Up With the Wrong Fuel

    17 May 2016

    So, you've just finished topping up your truck, only to realise that you've put in the wrong type of fuel. Whether you've added diesel to your petrol vehicle or petrol to your diesel, this is a serious problem that can necessitate extensive and costly repairs, but the negative effects can be minimised by taking the steps below. 1. Don't Start It Up First thing's first: Do not start up your vehicle after you have noticed that you've put in the wrong type of fuel.

  • Auto service tips | General tips on replacing your cylinder head

    10 May 2016

    A cylinder head is a part of the cylinder where the piston exerts pressure to compress the gases for combustion. You can detect problems with your car cylinder by the odour it produces. A strong sweet odour means that the coolant is leaking into the cylinder. Grey smoke also points towards a cylinder problem. If you're thinking of replacing it, then here are a number of tips to make the process seamless.

  • A Few Quick Troubleshooting Tips for a Car's Steering Problems

    3 May 2016

    Obviously your car's steering needs to be in good working order at all times, otherwise you may struggle to control your car and may not even be able to drive it. Not all problems with power steering are actually the steering itself, however, which is why it's good to know a little bit about how the steering is connected to other systems and components. This will give you an idea of what to look for when you do have problems with controlling the car's steering and help you know what to expect when you talk to a mechanic.

  • Car Breakdowns: 3 Common Mechanical Issues Behind Tow Call Outs

    3 May 2016

    At some point when you are driving, your car will break down and you will need it towed to a nearby auto repair shop. More often than not, car breakdowns are caused by undetected mechanical problems, and this does not necessarily mean that you are at fault. Here's a look at some common mechanical failures that normally result in breakdown tow call outs: Brake system failure Your car's brake system performs the crucial function of allowing you to slow down or stop the vehicle when you are on the road.

  • Car Service | 4 Steps To Clean Your Dirt-Laden Car Exhaust Pipe

    28 April 2016

    Your car exhaust is often overlooked, but keep in mind that it is a vital component used to direct harmful exhaust gases away from your car to protect it from overheating or getting damaged. Dirt-filled or broken exhaust systems will cause harmful fumes to enter the passenger compartment, which can cause injuries and poisoning. To prevent this from happening, you must ensure that you properly clean your dirt-laden car exhaust pipe.

  • 3 Red Flags For Faulty Auto Air Conditioning

    26 April 2016

    Running the auto air conditioning system when driving has been linked to reduced fuel mileage in an automobile. However, many drivers consider this a small price to pay for the comfort associated with the use of auto air conditioning systems. Having underlined its importance, this article discusses three warning signs that indicate the need to have the air conditioner in an automobile serviced. Weak Airflow Fortunately for motorists, it is very easy to notice when airflow from the auto air conditioning unit is weak.

  • Why You Need To Change Your Automatic Transmission Fluid Regularly

    26 April 2016

    Most car owners know how prudent it is to keep their vehicle's engine running smoothly. This is why they will regularly check on the engine to ensure that it is in optimal working condition. However, one of the most overlooked components of your vehicle tends to be the automatic transmission. As long as the vehicle is up and running, then not many drivers will take the time to ensure that the transmission is operating on clean transmission fluid.