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By camexautomotive 29 Jun, 2017
When your car is broken down or in need of scheduled maintenance, finding a trustworthy mechanic you can rely on is priceless. For some, deciding where to bring their vehicle for repairs and servicing causes discomfort, anxiety, or even fear. The uneasiness some feel around new mechanics is perfectly understandable, but it’s also unfounded. Read on and remember these 3 simple rules.


1. HONESTY ABOUT REPAIRS

One of the best traits you can find in an auto mechanic is honesty - you want someone who tells it like it is. Example, if your vehicle has more issues than your budget can handle, a mechanic can help you prioritize. An honest mechanic will tell you:

  • Which issues are related
  • Which issues are more urgent than others
  • Which issues affect your vehicle's safety and reliability

An honest mechanic won’t push or invent unnecessary repairs.

2. CLEAR EXPLANATIONS

Look for a mechanic who clearly explains what needs to be done and why. An ideal mechanic is someone who wants you to understand what your vehicle is going through. While every vehicle owner will be interested in different amounts of information, a trusted mechanic will take the time to explain things as thoroughly as you’d like.

3. VIEWING YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH ITS LIFETIME

A trusted mechanic will let you know what repairs and servicing you can expect in the next few months. By showing interest in your vehicle’s life and longevity beyond the present moment a mechanic cares about more than finishing your service and collecting a payment. A mechanic who wants you to be informed and knowledgeable about your vehicle's life and longevity is a mechanic you want to work with.  




By camexautomotive 27 Jun, 2017

Of course, drivers have smartened up since their teenage years. Yet, there are still corners they try to cut here and there. The unfortunate result of that frugalness, however, could turn into an even more costly prospect down the road if you're careless.

Take a look at these common  car repair   mistakes that you'll want to avoid lest you want your wallet running on empty.


1. Using a Discount Mechanic

Rule of thumb when cost is a concern is generally to go middle of the road — not the cheapest, not the most expensive, but somewhere in the middle. Compare prices between service providers, consider online reviews, and also ask friends and families for referrals.


2. Filling the Engine With the Incorrect Type of Oil

Make sure to pay attention to the type of oil your vehicle recommends — synthetic, partial synthetic, or non-synthetic — and that you use the correct weight (i.e. 10W-30, 0W-40, 5W-20, etc.) for your vehicle and climate, and don't just choose what's on sale. Most new vehicles have variable valve timing which relies on correct oil type.


3. Forgetting the Oil Change Altogether

This is how you destroy engines. Oil deteriorates from heat and time and will turn into sludge. Oil filters will  not properly work causing damage to the internals. That little reminder sticker in the corner will save you thousands!!


4. Overlooking Wear on Brake Pads

Do people cringe when you turn a corner? Can't figure out what that screeching sound is when you come to a stop sign? That's actually your brakes crying for help, and you should have that looked at before you become a nuisance to your whole neighbourhood, or have an accident. By replacing brake pads on a regular basis, you can actually save money since a brake rotor lasts much longer when pads are changed regularly.


5. Neglecting Transmission and Other Fluids

Coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, differential and power steering fluid do not last for ever and should be flushed and renewed every two years.. more- so in harsh or towing conditions.





By 100001025284 15 Dec, 2016
Towing a trailer requires additional knowledge and skill. All trailers, including caravans, affect the performance of the towing vehicle.
By 100001025284 08 Nov, 2016

Car dealers want you to think you will void your warranty if you get your vehicle serviced independently. This is completely false, in fact it would be illegal for them to lead you into this belief. Your warranty cannot be used against you to extort servicing through the authorized dealer network.

Car dealers want your money. They use carefully worded lies to make it easy for you to assume that you must get your car serviced at the dealership. But the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is very clear on this.

According to the ACCC, provided you comply with these sensible conditions, your warranty will survive.

1. Workshop must be qualified.

2. Stick to the scheduled servicing intervals as stated by the car maker.

3. Parts do not have to be genuine but must be fit for purpose.


Here is the ACCC ruling:

http://autoexpert.com.au/s/ACCC-consumer-expressOctober-2002-1.pdf

By camexautomotive 29 Jun, 2017
When your car is broken down or in need of scheduled maintenance, finding a trustworthy mechanic you can rely on is priceless. For some, deciding where to bring their vehicle for repairs and servicing causes discomfort, anxiety, or even fear. The uneasiness some feel around new mechanics is perfectly understandable, but it’s also unfounded. Read on and remember these 3 simple rules.


1. HONESTY ABOUT REPAIRS

One of the best traits you can find in an auto mechanic is honesty - you want someone who tells it like it is. Example, if your vehicle has more issues than your budget can handle, a mechanic can help you prioritize. An honest mechanic will tell you:

  • Which issues are related
  • Which issues are more urgent than others
  • Which issues affect your vehicle's safety and reliability

An honest mechanic won’t push or invent unnecessary repairs.

2. CLEAR EXPLANATIONS

Look for a mechanic who clearly explains what needs to be done and why. An ideal mechanic is someone who wants you to understand what your vehicle is going through. While every vehicle owner will be interested in different amounts of information, a trusted mechanic will take the time to explain things as thoroughly as you’d like.

3. VIEWING YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH ITS LIFETIME

A trusted mechanic will let you know what repairs and servicing you can expect in the next few months. By showing interest in your vehicle’s life and longevity beyond the present moment a mechanic cares about more than finishing your service and collecting a payment. A mechanic who wants you to be informed and knowledgeable about your vehicle's life and longevity is a mechanic you want to work with.  




By camexautomotive 27 Jun, 2017

Of course, drivers have smartened up since their teenage years. Yet, there are still corners they try to cut here and there. The unfortunate result of that frugalness, however, could turn into an even more costly prospect down the road if you're careless.

Take a look at these common  car repair   mistakes that you'll want to avoid lest you want your wallet running on empty.


1. Using a Discount Mechanic

Rule of thumb when cost is a concern is generally to go middle of the road — not the cheapest, not the most expensive, but somewhere in the middle. Compare prices between service providers, consider online reviews, and also ask friends and families for referrals.


2. Filling the Engine With the Incorrect Type of Oil

Make sure to pay attention to the type of oil your vehicle recommends — synthetic, partial synthetic, or non-synthetic — and that you use the correct weight (i.e. 10W-30, 0W-40, 5W-20, etc.) for your vehicle and climate, and don't just choose what's on sale. Most new vehicles have variable valve timing which relies on correct oil type.


3. Forgetting the Oil Change Altogether

This is how you destroy engines. Oil deteriorates from heat and time and will turn into sludge. Oil filters will  not properly work causing damage to the internals. That little reminder sticker in the corner will save you thousands!!


4. Overlooking Wear on Brake Pads

Do people cringe when you turn a corner? Can't figure out what that screeching sound is when you come to a stop sign? That's actually your brakes crying for help, and you should have that looked at before you become a nuisance to your whole neighbourhood, or have an accident. By replacing brake pads on a regular basis, you can actually save money since a brake rotor lasts much longer when pads are changed regularly.


5. Neglecting Transmission and Other Fluids

Coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, differential and power steering fluid do not last for ever and should be flushed and renewed every two years.. more- so in harsh or towing conditions.





By 100001025284 15 Dec, 2016
Towing a trailer requires additional knowledge and skill. All trailers, including caravans, affect the performance of the towing vehicle.
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