General maintenance tips

Welcome to our general maintenance tips and resources. Here is where you’ll find expert advice on DIY maintenance and information about car parts and fluids.

Call our expert team on 1300 772 579, or click here to find your nearest store.


Basic maintenance tips

Learn how to maintain your car between services to save time and money and extend the life of your engine. You’ll love how easy some of these basic maintenance tips are – most take no more than ten minutes in total!

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Learning about your car’s brakes is one of the best things you can do to ensure you remain safe on the road. Keep reading to find out about how brakes work, brake performance, and how to maintain your brakes to stay safe.

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Carbon build up in engines

Did you know cars breathe too? Whenever you accelerate, your car takes in air. Unfortunately, this can lead to a build-up of carbon and sluggish performance from your car. We’ll explain why this happens and what you can do about it.

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Choosing the right oil

We decode engine oil information right here. Discover what viscosity ratings mean, how oils are classified, and which type you need to be using for your car. If you’ve ever been puzzled while shopping for engine oil, this article is for you.

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Exhausts and emissions

Need information about your car’s carbon footprint? Read further for information about car exhausts and emissions. Many drivers are surprised to learn that with some simple alterations they could reduce their negative impact on the environment.

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Keeping your car cool

In a country like Australia, knowing how to keep your car cool and safe from overheating is an essential skill! In this article, we go through all the reasons your car might overheat and how to prevent it by keeping your car cool.

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Lights and reflectors

Ensuring you have all the right lights installed in your car is crucial for your safety, as well as the safety of other road users. We’ll take you through what you need to know about headlights, reflectors, and staying safe.

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Number plates and identification

Everything you need to know about number plates and vehicle identification. We also cover other items, such as fitting tinted windows and the legalities surrounding it. Keep reading to get the low down on what your car needs.

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Recession-proof your car

Driving can become an expensive mode of transport when recession hits. Check out our handy tips for how to cut costs on fuel and keeping your car in good working condition to avoid expensive repairs.

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Types of petrol

Keep reading for all the information you’ll ever need about the different types of petrol available today. With so many new premium and environmentally conscious options now entering the market, it’s no longer just about unleaded and diesel.

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Windscreen clean and clear

Windscreen wipers are an essential safety feature of your car and as such, it’s important to maintain and replace them regularly for optimum results. Continue reading for tips on wiper maintenance and how to get the cleanest windscreen.

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If your car is due for a service or needs any kinds of mechanical repair, then call us on 1300 772 579 to book a service, or click here to find your nearest store.