Tuesday Tips – 2016.13

2016.13 **TUESDAY TIPS** Let’s talk about Power Steering fluid and why it is so important!   What is Power Steering Fluid? Power steering fluid is critical to any vehicle with power steering. The fluid is pressurized and then transmits power in the steering system, allowing you to easily steer your vehicle and turn the wheels…

Tuesday Tips – 2016.12 Part 3

2016.12 Part 3   **TUESDAY TIPS**   Repair issues – Part 3….   On follow up from last week repair issues, I covered authorizing repairs, making sure you have the correct documentation/invoice, warranties and 2nd hand parts.  This week I will talk about sublet repairs, disputes and your options, record keeping and Safety certificate disputes.…

Tuesday Tips – 2016.10

2016.10 Part 1 **TUESDAY TIPS** Repair issues…. We have all experienced this at some point, whether it be a refrigerator, washing machine or your vehicle.  And often due to the costly nature of these repairs, disputes can arise.  RACQ said “In our experience many disputes are due to simple misunderstandings or poor communication on the…

Tuesday Tips – 2016.9

2016.9 **TUESDAY TIPS** Last week I blogged about why you should service your vehicle and what might happen if you don’t – refer to post here. This week I want to divulge a little into your new car warranty and regular maintenance services. Firstly, non-dealers (like Ipswich City Mechanical) can only do servicing; we cannot…

Tuesday Tips – 2016.8

2016.8   **TUESDAY TIPS**   Why should I service my vehicle?   In a very simple explanation, a regularly serviced vehicle will have a longer and more economical life than one that is run into the ground with minimal or inappropriate attention.   It worries me that according to RACQ figures only 52% of Queenslanders…

Tuesday Tips – 2016.7

2016.7 **TUESDAY TIPS**   What is ABS? Antilock braking system is a safety system that prevents a vehicle’s wheels from locking or skidding when a driver brakes hard.  It helps to maintain steering control, avoid a skid and in some cases can shorten the stopping distance during a hard stop. How does the ABS system…

Tuesday Tips – 2016.6

2016.6 **TUESDAY TIPS** The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 prevents the practice of exclusive dealing by attaching conditions of the sale of goods that restrict the buyer’s freedom of choice to deal with whom or in what they choose. SO……. In plain English terms this means that a vehicle manufacturer cannot specify that you must…

Tuesday Tips – 2016.5

2016.5 **TUESDAY TIPS** Brakes are a vital component of your vehicle.  Poor brake performance and condition can result in substantially longer braking distances potentially placing you and your passengers in danger. Squealing brakes, grinding on your rotors or unusual vibrations may indicate your brakes need replacing.  It’s best not to ignore that squealing noise! A…