Car theft using “relay attack” First and foremost, I will never tire of emphasising that the factory-installed security systems in cars are insufficient to protect them from thieves! The issue lies in the fact that many owners mistakenly believe they are adequate until they fall victim to car theft—an experience I can assure you is … Read More about A New Car Theft Method – Headlight Hacking or CAN Injection
Do you hear buzzing, clicking, humming, grinding, roaring noises inside the transmission or a burning smell when driving your car? Does it behave unusually on the road? The most important thing is to take the car to a specialised mechanic to diagnose the cause of the problem correctly. The car’s transmission system is a key component … Read More about Transmission issues – most common warning signs
Preamble While, in the beginning, cars were very simple, as technological innovation has progressed, they have become more and more complicated. The need to reduce harmful emissions, keyless systems to open and start the car, driver assistance and increasingly advanced infotainment systems have turned cars into technological ‘monsters’. But why this preamble if we want … Read More about Wheel alignment – what is it, and why is it important?
Preamble Are you the ‘lucky’ car owner with a belt-in-oil system? If the answer is YES, read on and see how to avoid finding yourself in an unpleasant and expensive situation! If the answer is NO, stay away from this type of car! You have been warned! Types of timing belts The timing belt is … Read More about The wet timing belt – the owners’ cross to bear
What is the alternator, and what does it do? In automotive technology, the alternator is an important part that plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth functioning of a vehicle’s electrical system. An alternator is a compact yet powerful generator that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. An alternator comprises a rotor, stator, and … Read More about The Alternator: Its Task in the Car and Signs of Failure
A bit of history In the automotive mechanic’s world, the starter motor is a crucial component that often goes unnoticed but plays a key role in starting a vehicle. The introduction of the starter motor in the realm of automotive advancements was delayed. It wasn’t until 1912 that Cadillac introduced an electric starter for its … Read More about The starter motor – the heart of the ignition