The Anatomy of Healthy Cars: A Service and Repair Blog

  • 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.