What Does a Radiator Do?

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A radiator is pretty neat. It looks like a big sheet of steel with radiator hoses coming out of it. That is partially true to be fair. We can give you a more detailed description on how a radiator works. Your radiator is one of the key components in cooling the engine. Your cooling system […]

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How to Know if Your Alternator is Faulty

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When driving your car around, it’s your alternator that takes care of all the electrics and charging the car battery. It basically runs the electrical system. If there’s something wrong with it, you need to be able to know if your alternator is faulty.  What are the signs of a bad alternator? There’s a few […]

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Fluids You Should Check to Keep Your Car Running Smoothly

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You wake up in the morning and you drink a glass of water to quench your thirst, then you have a morning coffee and you’re up and running for the day. Your car is much the same, it has some essential fluids that it requires to run optimally.  They are all extremely important and they […]

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What Makes a Timing Belt Change So Expensive?

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The quote has come back from the mechanic and they say you need a timing belt change. It sounds expensive, clock-based and confusing. Well you’re right about two of those and close on the third.  It can be expensive, it can be confusing, and it does kind of involve timing. A timing belt replacement is […]

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Car Servicing – How much does a petrol car service cost in New Zealand?

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While the answer to this question varies wildly, the real question is how much should a car service cost. At My Auto Shop, we think this should be an easy question to answer. Why? Because manufacturers set out the maintenance schedule for your car and all the vehicles just like it, detailing what needs doing […]

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Preparing Your Car for a Road Trip: Your DIY Car Service Guide

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Do you plan on taking a big road trip in the near future? If so, you should know what car service you can do DIY. Here’s your guide

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Should I drive differently in winter? 6 tips to get ready for winter driving

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Winter is here, unfortunately bringing with it darker days, slippery roads and icy windscreens. Kiwi roads are often challenging at the best of times, but these factors just make it even tougher. It doesn’t matter if you’re driving a new Audi or an old Honda, anyone can be caught out. Here are 6 tips to […]

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