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Common Fuel Injection Problems

Common Fuel Injection Problems

Fuel injectors play a very important role in automotive engineering. They deliver petrol to the car's engine and make cars more fuel-efficient and less polluting. That doesn't always mean it's easy to identify the problems with fuel injection, though. While you can always rely on your mechanic for a diagnosis, understanding the way your car works is important too. There are a few common fuel injection signs and symptoms that you might be able to diagnose yourself. Not all of them are easy to correct, but it helps to know exactly what you're dealing with. Here are some of our most common fuel injection issues. Clogged Fuel Injectors This is a problem because it stops the petrol from reaching the intake manifold. Usually, it's the build-up of rust that causes a clogged fuel injection. This typically happens due to a source upstream in the ... read more

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How Computerised Engine Diagnostics Can Save You Money

How Computerised Engine Diagnostics Can Save You Money

Automobiles have changed significantly over the years and this has made them both more efficient and more complicated. Nowdays, to find out what's wrong with your car, it's not as simple as just taking a look under the bonnet. Most modern cars are controlled by advanced engine management systems. The engine computer is called an ECU, and its job is to read and store the fault codes from your car. Not every mechanic can access this information without specialised tools, but workshops that are partnered with industry leaders like Bosch can now offer computerised engine diagnostics. So why is computerised engine diagnostics so useful, and how they can they save you money and time in the long run? How Does it Work? Modern vehicle electronic systems are controlled by a computer that handles multiple systems. From the ignition to the transmission and the fuel ... read more

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The Importance of Roadside Assistance for New Zealand Drivers

The Importance of Roadside Assistance for New Zealand Drivers

Car breakdowns can happen anytime and anywhere. If you're driving around in a country like New Zealand, with many rolling hills and remote roads, you'll want to make sure that you are always being looked after. If you break down while on a long drive through the North Island, for example, or while driving through tough weather in the South Island, you'll be thanking your lucky stars that you invested in roadside assistance and a rescue. If you think that purchasing roadside assist is more of a luxury than a necessity, read on to find out what some of the potential gains and benefits are. You Locked Yourself Out Imagine yourself somewhere along the Forgotten World Highway, racing down the open road and enjoying the solitude from other cars on the road. Just you, your car and nature. You stop to get out and take a photo, but when you come back, you realised you left the keys in the car and l ... read more

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