• What are the Different Types of Electric vehicles?

    Posted in Latest Posts on Nov 15, 2021.

    There are three major different types of electric vehicles: EVs, hybrids, and PHEVs, and there are some significant differences between all three of them. With electric vehicles exploding in popularity right now, and many top car companies announcing plans to phase out petrol and diesel-burning engines in favour of electric, knowing the different terms and types is only going to become more and more important. 

    EV’s

    In Australia, there are three major electric vehicle types on offer. The first is fully electric vehicles (EV). These might also go by the name battery electric vehicles (BEV), wit...

  • What’s the real purpose behind the ‘baby on board’ signs in car windows

    Posted on Oct 15, 2021.

    You have no doubt seen plenty of cars in your life sporting the iconic yellow “baby on board” window sticker. You might think it’s cute, or a little annoying, and you might take it as a sign to drive extra carefully. There are real practical reasons why people use these signs, and they may surprise you. 

    Parents are warning you

    If you’ve never driven with a baby in the car, then you may not know just what a headache it can be. With the screaming, crying, throwing up, and all sorts of other distractions, driving with a baby can be downright dangerous. 

    Many parents say that the “baby on board” ...

  •  Genuine vs. Man-Made Leather Upholstery: Is it all the Same?

    Posted in Latest Posts on Aug 29, 2021.

    If you want that elegant leather look for your car’s upholstery, you have plenty of options to choose from. You’ll find leather, leatherette, and leather-appointed upholstery are all common in the market these days. Your choices are not all made equal, however, so let’s take a look at some differences.

    Leatherette

    Along with faux leather and leather-look upholstery, leatherette is your entry-level option. It’s most often used in lower-spec cars. Leatherette is a man-made material designed to imitate the look and feel of leather, without the cost. 

    Leatherette might be cheaper, but that doesn't...

  • 5 questions to ask when buying a new car

    Posted on Aug 01, 2021.

    Buying a new car is a significant financial decision, and there are so many choices that it can often feel overwhelming. To make sure that you’re making the best choice, research is key, as is talking to experts and making sure you understand the key differences between your choices. 

    What sort of car do you need?

    This is probably the most important question to ask yourself, and it is a very different question to “what kind of car do I want?” If you have children, or regularly drive long distances or offroad, or have other specific requirements, then those all considerations need to be top of ...

  • 5 Checks you Should Perform Before Heading out on your Road Trip

    Posted in Latest Posts on Jul 15, 2021.

    The winter school holidays are upon us, and that means that a lot of families will be hitting the road and heading to secluded holiday spots or to visit relatives. Before you get going on your next adventure, there are a few checks you should perform on your car to make sure your travels go smoothly and don’t have any unexpected car troubles. 

    1. Check your coolant and oil levels

    The most impactful check you can do on your car before a road trip is to check your coolant levels and your water levels. You may need to top them up or replace them before your trip. 

    You may also identify a leak in ...

  • What Kind of Petrol does my Car Really Need?

    Posted in Latest Posts on Jun 11, 2021.

    There are so many different types of fuel, each promising a different set of benefits and unless you’re a mechanic, it’s tough to know which is best. We are strong advocates for 98 petrol, though, as we find it burns cleaner and ultimately gives you more bang for your buck.

    What are my fuel options?


    You probably know quite a few different petrol options, because you see them every time you pull up at a petrol station. The common options are 91-octane, premium unleaded 95, premium unleaded 98, and E10. Different pumps will usually have a couple of diesel options, and some will even have ...

  • Ask a Mechanic: Why is my car overheating?

    Posted in Latest Posts on May 15, 2021.

    Ask a Mechanic: Why is my car overheating? 

    The harsh Queensland climate can be too much for your car, sometimes. Car overheating is common in very hot weather, although it's rare with more modern vehicles. In any case, we want to tell you why your car is overheating and how to fix it, just in case the changing climate puts you in a tricky situation. Usually, a car overheating in normal weather conditions is due to the following: Low levels of water and coolant levels in the radiator, or a leak in the cooling system. 

    One day you might be driving around the city, stopping and starting often, o...

  • 5 Questions You Absolutely Must Ask Your Mechanic in Brisbane

    Posted in Latest Posts on Apr 15, 2021.

    It’s really difficult to hand over your car to a mechanic, particularly if you’ve never worked with them before. Your car is probably your main form of transport. With it, you are independent and can go wherever you want, whenever you want. Entrusting a new mechanic in Brisbane with your precious vehicle is nerve-wracking, but asking your new mechanic a couple of questions helps to allay your fears. You want to know that your car is in good hands, and with the five questions below, you’ll quickly learn whether your new mechanic in Brisbane is trustworthy. 

    1: What certifications do you have? 

    ...

  • Warning Signs that You Need to Replace a Car Battery

    Posted in Latest Posts on Mar 15, 2021.

    Warning Signs that You Need to Replace a Car Battery

    A modern car battery usually lasts between one and four years depending on how often and how much you use your car. You must keep your car battery in good working order, or you’ll face inconvenient and expensive consequences. In this article, the best mechanic in Brisbane teaches you what to look out for and how to pick the right battery for your vehicle. 

    Why is it important to check your car battery? 

    Your car battery might look good as new on the outside, but it’s the inner working that matters the most. Living in Queensland exposes your ...

  • Are you over inflating your car tyres?

    Posted in Latest Posts on Feb 15, 2021.

    We’ve all dealt with a flat tyre. We know that driving on deflated or flat tyres is dangerous. Not only does it put us and other drivers at risk, but it damages the integrity of the tyre itself. But did you know that overinflating your car tyres can be just as dangerous? Here’s how you can find the right tyre pressure for your vehicle and make sure that you’re not putting yourself —or others— in danger! 

    How do you over inflate your tyres? 

    Well, sometimes it’s simply a matter of getting distracted whilst you’re inflating your tyres. You put a little too much air into your tyres and now they’r...

  • What are the Different Types of Electric vehicles?

    Posted in Latest Posts on Nov 15, 2021.

    There are three major different types of electric vehicles: EVs, hybrids, and PHEVs, and there are some significant differences between all three of them. With electric vehicles exploding in popularity right now, and many top car companies announcing plans to phase out petrol and diesel-burning engines in favour of electric, knowing the different terms and types is only going to become more and more important. 

    EV’s

    In Australia, there are three major electric vehicle types on offer. The first is fully electric vehicles (EV). These might also go by the name battery electric vehicles (BEV), wit...

  • What’s the real purpose behind the ‘baby on board’ signs in car windows

    Posted on Oct 15, 2021.

    You have no doubt seen plenty of cars in your life sporting the iconic yellow “baby on board” window sticker. You might think it’s cute, or a little annoying, and you might take it as a sign to drive extra carefully. There are real practical reasons why people use these signs, and they may surprise you. 

    Parents are warning you

    If you’ve never driven with a baby in the car, then you may not know just what a headache it can be. With the screaming, crying, throwing up, and all sorts of other distractions, driving with a baby can be downright dangerous. 

    Many parents say that the “baby on board” ...

  •  Genuine vs. Man-Made Leather Upholstery: Is it all the Same?

    Posted in Latest Posts on Aug 29, 2021.

    If you want that elegant leather look for your car’s upholstery, you have plenty of options to choose from. You’ll find leather, leatherette, and leather-appointed upholstery are all common in the market these days. Your choices are not all made equal, however, so let’s take a look at some differences.

    Leatherette

    Along with faux leather and leather-look upholstery, leatherette is your entry-level option. It’s most often used in lower-spec cars. Leatherette is a man-made material designed to imitate the look and feel of leather, without the cost. 

    Leatherette might be cheaper, but that doesn't...

  • 5 questions to ask when buying a new car

    Posted on Aug 01, 2021.

    Buying a new car is a significant financial decision, and there are so many choices that it can often feel overwhelming. To make sure that you’re making the best choice, research is key, as is talking to experts and making sure you understand the key differences between your choices. 

    What sort of car do you need?

    This is probably the most important question to ask yourself, and it is a very different question to “what kind of car do I want?” If you have children, or regularly drive long distances or offroad, or have other specific requirements, then those all considerations need to be top of ...

  • 5 Checks you Should Perform Before Heading out on your Road Trip

    Posted in Latest Posts on Jul 15, 2021.

    The winter school holidays are upon us, and that means that a lot of families will be hitting the road and heading to secluded holiday spots or to visit relatives. Before you get going on your next adventure, there are a few checks you should perform on your car to make sure your travels go smoothly and don’t have any unexpected car troubles. 

    1. Check your coolant and oil levels

    The most impactful check you can do on your car before a road trip is to check your coolant levels and your water levels. You may need to top them up or replace them before your trip. 

    You may also identify a leak in ...

  • What Kind of Petrol does my Car Really Need?

    Posted in Latest Posts on Jun 11, 2021.

    There are so many different types of fuel, each promising a different set of benefits and unless you’re a mechanic, it’s tough to know which is best. We are strong advocates for 98 petrol, though, as we find it burns cleaner and ultimately gives you more bang for your buck.

    What are my fuel options?


    You probably know quite a few different petrol options, because you see them every time you pull up at a petrol station. The common options are 91-octane, premium unleaded 95, premium unleaded 98, and E10. Different pumps will usually have a couple of diesel options, and some will even have ...

  • Ask a Mechanic: Why is my car overheating?

    Posted in Latest Posts on May 15, 2021.

    Ask a Mechanic: Why is my car overheating? 

    The harsh Queensland climate can be too much for your car, sometimes. Car overheating is common in very hot weather, although it's rare with more modern vehicles. In any case, we want to tell you why your car is overheating and how to fix it, just in case the changing climate puts you in a tricky situation. Usually, a car overheating in normal weather conditions is due to the following: Low levels of water and coolant levels in the radiator, or a leak in the cooling system. 

    One day you might be driving around the city, stopping and starting often, o...

  • 5 Questions You Absolutely Must Ask Your Mechanic in Brisbane

    Posted in Latest Posts on Apr 15, 2021.

    It’s really difficult to hand over your car to a mechanic, particularly if you’ve never worked with them before. Your car is probably your main form of transport. With it, you are independent and can go wherever you want, whenever you want. Entrusting a new mechanic in Brisbane with your precious vehicle is nerve-wracking, but asking your new mechanic a couple of questions helps to allay your fears. You want to know that your car is in good hands, and with the five questions below, you’ll quickly learn whether your new mechanic in Brisbane is trustworthy. 

    1: What certifications do you have? 

    ...

  • Warning Signs that You Need to Replace a Car Battery

    Posted in Latest Posts on Mar 15, 2021.

    Warning Signs that You Need to Replace a Car Battery

    A modern car battery usually lasts between one and four years depending on how often and how much you use your car. You must keep your car battery in good working order, or you’ll face inconvenient and expensive consequences. In this article, the best mechanic in Brisbane teaches you what to look out for and how to pick the right battery for your vehicle. 

    Why is it important to check your car battery? 

    Your car battery might look good as new on the outside, but it’s the inner working that matters the most. Living in Queensland exposes your ...

  • Are you over inflating your car tyres?

    Posted in Latest Posts on Feb 15, 2021.

    We’ve all dealt with a flat tyre. We know that driving on deflated or flat tyres is dangerous. Not only does it put us and other drivers at risk, but it damages the integrity of the tyre itself. But did you know that overinflating your car tyres can be just as dangerous? Here’s how you can find the right tyre pressure for your vehicle and make sure that you’re not putting yourself —or others— in danger! 

    How do you over inflate your tyres? 

    Well, sometimes it’s simply a matter of getting distracted whilst you’re inflating your tyres. You put a little too much air into your tyres and now they’r...