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Autoclinic with The Mechanic

Spark plugs

As the year comes to an end, there will be increase in vehicular activities on our roads, sometimes culminating in traffic jams. The true test of any vehicle is in its ability to withstand such stress and remain optimal in performance.…

The headrest

Headrests which are also called head restraints are one of the safety features in the automotive industry. They are attached or integrated into the top of each seat to limit the backward movement of the adult occupant’s head when there is a…

The ignition coil

The Ignition coil, popularly referred to as  “coil”, is the heart of the ignition system. Its job is to transform the battery voltage (12V) into the thousands of volts necessary to initiate the ignition on the spark plug. In other words,…

The almighty exhaust!

To understand how the exhaust of a vehicle works, there must be a basic understanding of the engine as a whole. The internal combustion engine in its simplest form is a large air pump. It gathers in air, mixes it with fuel, adds a spark…

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…

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