The Anatomy of Healthy Cars: A Service and Repair Blog

  • Ways An Auto Service Can Repair Car Dents

    16 October 2023

    When it comes to maintaining the appearance of your car, dents can be a frustrating and unsightly issue. Whether they're caused by a parking mishap, a minor collision or hail damage, dents can affect the aesthetic appeal of your vehicle. Fortunately, there are several effective methods that auto service professionals can employ to repair car dents, including the process of panel beating. Panel Beating Panel beating is a traditional technique used to repair dents by reshaping the damaged metal without replacing the entire panel.

  • What Can Cause a Timing Chain to Break?

    7 June 2023

    Your vehicle's engine is a complex and intricate system that requires many parts to work together harmoniously. One of the essential components of this system is the timing chain. It connects both the crankshaft and camshaft and ensures that the valves of the engine open and close at the right time. But sometimes, this critical component can break, causing significant engine damage. How can this happen, and what should you do it prevent it?

  • Don't Ignore The Warning Signs: What Are the Symptoms of a Failing Wheel Bearing?

    5 April 2023

    A wheel bearing is an important part of your car's suspension system. It supports the weight of the vehicle, helps to keep your wheels turning smoothly, and contributes to your car's overall performance. Unfortunately, like all other parts of your car, wheel bearings can wear down over time and eventually fail. It's important to know what symptoms you should be on the lookout for so you can get help quickly if necessary.

  • Why You Should Not Change Your Car's Automatic Transmission Fluid by Yourself

    16 December 2022

    Chemical companies spend an enormous amount of money on developing automatic transmission fluid. They need to do so to keep pace with technology, where car manufacturers continue to push the envelope and make increasingly complex systems. Little wonder these fluids contain some very clever additives and other capabilities that allow them to perform under duress. You can take advantage of these "trick" liquids if you regularly service your automatic transmission, but this is not a straightforward process, and you may need to take additional measures to perform this work properly.

  • Auto Electrics: 5 Reasons Your Car's Lights Are Flickering

    14 September 2022

    No one likes it when their car's lights start flickering. Not only is it distracting, but it can also signify a severe electrical problem. If your car's lights are flickering, don't ignore this issue! Here are five potential reasons why your car's lights might be flickering. Read on to discover everything you need to know. 1. A Faulty Alternator   A faulty alternator is a very common reason for flickering lights. The alternator is what powers the electrical system in your car, so if it's not working properly, the lights will start to flicker.

  • Tips to Make Your New Car Battery Last Longer

    26 May 2022

    Owning a car is a big responsibility. Not only do you have to worry about keeping it clean and fueled up, but you also need to make sure all the parts are in good working order. One of your car's most important (and often overlooked) parts is the battery. Here are some tips to help make your new car battery last longer. Don't Let Your Car Sit Idle for Long

  • How Do You Know if the Engine Mountings on Your Vehicle Are Still Okay?

    11 April 2022

    Did you know that the average weight of the engine in a small car is around 158 kg? Also, did you realise that when that motor is in full song, it tends to vibrate a great deal and needs to be securely held in place in order to work correctly? Most people do not give their engine mountings a second thought as they are hidden on the underside of the chassis, but given the pressure they come under, it's no surprise that they sometimes fail.

  • Three Panel Beating Guidelines for Repairing Your Auto Body

    8 February 2022

    If the panels of your auto body have sustained damage due to a minor accident, you should plan for professional repair by a qualified panel beater. In general, vehicles are resilient and durable in their construction. However, external impact during collisions and crashes will reduce their aesthetic appeal and compromise performance and safety. Moreover, any damage to the auto body will promote fast degradation of the structural material due to rusting.

  • Could Trouble Be Brewing in Your Vehicle's Transmission?

    15 November 2021

    If you drive your car back and forth to work every day without any problems, you may be tempted to let sleeping dogs lie. You may not feel the need to take the vehicle in for a service as the manufacturers intend these vehicles to be reliable and over-engineer everything in any case. Yet why should you always schedule such a visit, and what can happen if you simply let things slide?

  • What Happens When an Engine Oil Cooler Begins to Fail

    14 September 2021

    Many cars today are fitted with an engine oil cooling system, especially those designed for towing. The cooler is meant to keep the lubricant in tiptop condition and ensure that it always provides maximum protection for those crucial components. Yet as with anything else mechanical, the oil cooler can develop problems and these can manifest in a number of different ways. While you should always take the vehicle in for regular servicing so that technicians can check these parts, what do you need to be on the lookout for in the meantime?