Every year, thousands of people make the long journey across the ocean to make a new home in Australia. This is certainly an adventure and requires a great deal of planning and foresight and part of this preparation will involve the purchase of a new form of transportation, upon arrival. While most countries around the world have a way of regulating the quality of vehicles on the highway, Australia has a very specific process, involving the issuance of a roadworthy certificate.
Your transmission is one of the most important parts of your vehicle, and it's costly to buy a new one. Luckily, it's fairly rare for a transmission to fail, and you can help yours last longer with the following tips.
1. Check Fluids on Manufacturer's Schedule
Generally, your logbook should tell you how often you need to get the fluids on your transmission checked. Follow that schedule, and get the fluids changed as needed.
Your car's alternator is a part of the engine, and its purpose is to continuously charge your car battery and its electrical components while the engine runs. Because of this, the alternator is considered a hard-working part and lasts between 40,000-100,000 miles depending on the number of electronics it charges, quality of the part and the driving conditions. This article discusses three essential aspects of alternator care.
1. Signs of imminent alternator failure
A slipping transmission is a common problem with many automatic cars. Knowing what usually causes the problem is critical to ensuring that you take proper care of your auto transmission and also seek repair service when the need arises.
Here is a look at some of the most common causes of a slipping auto transmission and how to deal with each:
Burnt or ineffective transmission fluid.
If you can smell your transmission fluid burning, you should know that all is not well with your transmission.
Virtually every car owner knows that they are supposed to go in for car servicing and change their engine oil at some point. Yet many car owners fail to perform this critical car maintenance service on time simply because they are oblivious to the reasons why changing the oil is so important.
If you've just got yourself a new car, you shouldn't skip changing the engine oil on a timely basis.