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Autoclinic with The Mechanic

The black death of sludge

After prolonged exposure to high heat, engine oil can oxidise and break down, forming deposits known as sludge. This gelatinous substance can block vital oil passages, resulting in total engine failure or very expensive repairs.The…

September school rush!

As the long (summer) vacation begins to wind down and school resumption creeps back into your mind for the children, it’s time to think about the vehicles that are expected to be on duty throughout the new school year. With all that extra…

Rains, floods and your vehicle!

Lately, there has been an increase in the rate and amount of rainfall. Often times, the storm begins without signs and could last for several hours. This can put a lot of strain on the driver, passenger and the vehicle as visibility is…

What to know about fuel economy

Cars run at their best and are most fuel-efficient if well maintained.  Most drivers, however,  do not follow the manufacturer specified maintenance schedule/routine. Regardless of what car you drive, savings on the cost of fuel is always a…

How roadworthy is your vehicle?

Driving and car care are two different things which car owners should have basic knowledge, but unfortunately, most car owners are concerned with the former; driving. Drivers are concerned with just moving their vehicles around, without…

Signs you need new tyres

Ever since mobility by the use of wheels has been invented, the need to improve ride comfort has become an unending quest for manufacturers. A major major of this evolution has been tyres.Through our daily driving, vehicles are exposed…