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
The importance of the spare wheel Once upon a time, the spare wheel was an essential element inside any vehicle. It offered motorists safety and peace of mind, allowing them to deal with possible tyre puncture problems. However, recent years have seen a significant change in the automotive world. With modern technologies and more durable … Read More about Does the spare wheel still exist?
Diesel cars – A small parenthesis Diesel cars are made to be driven frequently for long motorway journeys, not for city traffic. Stop-and-go traffic kills diesel engines, which burn out slowly like candles in the night. In the 1980s, fuel injection replaced the carburettor. Since then, the car’s performance has improved considerably and at the … Read More about Diesel cars – why they lose power over time