Common Car Accidents & Collision Repairs
Mount Roskill Collision Blog
by verumdev
11h ago
Being involved in a car accident can be a very stressful occurrence regardless of how minor or severe it is. You worry about your safety, the impact of other people or property involved, the cost of collision repairs, the impact on your driving record, time off work that you might need, time without your vehicle as a result. It can be a long list. Our aim at Mt Roskill Collision is to help alleviate a lot of this stress and worry. This is by getting you and your vehicle back on the road as quickly and as safely as possible. It’s a good idea to look at some common types of car acciden ..read more
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The Importance Of Front Bumper Repair
Mount Roskill Collision Blog
by verumdev
11h ago
Having a collision in your vehicle is never a pleasant experience. There is the potential for someone to get injured. You worry about the extent of your vehicle’s damage. As well as stress over having to get repairs done for areas such as your front bumper. Often the damage endured is simply bumper-to-bumper damage, which usually doesn’t seem too major. Many people continue to drive with front bumper damage to their vehicles. We strongly encourage you not to be one of these people. No matter how minor the damage to your front bumper may seem. Please have your front bumper repairs assessed imme ..read more
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What is a hybrid car and how do they work?
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by verumdev
3M ago
What is a hybrid car and how do they work? There has been quite a lot of discussion online and in the media about electric vehicles (EVs) vs traditional ICE (internal combustion engine) cars. How much do you really know about different types of vehicles and the various options available to you if you’re thinking of buying a car? To help you understand all of this better, let’s take a closer look at hybrid cars. How do hybrid cars work? A hybrid car, quite simply, is a hybrid between an ICE vehicle and an EV. Hybrid cars have both an internal combustion engine as well as an electric motor. An I ..read more
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Why does my car shake when idling?
Mount Roskill Collision Blog
by verumdev
3M ago
Your car idles when it is turned on and not in motion. The vehicle can be in gear when idling, such as when you’re stopped in traffic or at a red light. Or the car may be in neutral when idling – you may have the clutch pressed in if you have a manual transmission vehicle. Unless your car automatically turns itself off when stopped with built-in stop/start technology, you will feel your vehicle vibrating slightly when it idles. This is normal. The older the car, the more you may notice the idling vibration. But the car shouldn’t be shaking when it idles. There also shouldn’t be a knocking nois ..read more
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When Will Your Vehicle Use More Fuel?
Mount Roskill Collision Blog
by verumdev
6M ago
Fuel consumption and fuel efficiency are factors that most of us consider when purchasing a vehicle. But did you know that there are several factors that influence how fuel efficient a vehicle is? Regardless of the fuel efficiency rating that a vehicle comes with, there are also things you can do to improve the average fuel economy by year of your car. Let’s look at some of these fuel economy tips here. Factors that make a car use more fuel than normal Fuel use is influenced by two things: the features of the vehicle and how the vehicle is used/driven. Factors that make a car use more fuel inc ..read more
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Can Car Tyres Be Repaired?
Mount Roskill Collision Blog
by verumdev
6M ago
When your car has a tyre puncture, the first thing you think about is how soon your tyre will go completely flat. There is never a convenient time to get a flat, and having to replace a flat with a new tyre is not ideal. So it’s important to pay attention to any suspected tyre punctures so that they don’t lead to a flat and, more importantly, because driving with tyres that are slowly losing air pressure can be dangerous. How do I know if my tyre is punctured? There are several ways to tell if you have a punctured or damaged tyre: Change in handling – if your car is pulling to one side, if th ..read more
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Can you bring your own car parts to a mechanic?
Mount Roskill Collision Blog
by verumdev
7M ago
Over time you will probably develop a close relationship with your mechanic. They get to know you, your family, your driving patterns, what you like in a vehicle and what you need to keep safe on the road. It’s a wonderful relationship that grows over time. Does that mean that at some point you will get comfortable enough with your mechanic to start bringing your own vehicle parts in for them to use? Understanding the Basics of Bringing Your Own Car Parts The best analogy we can offer here is to think about the relationship you have with your favourite local restaurant or takeaway joint. Over ..read more
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How to tell if you have a bad starter motor?
Mount Roskill Collision Blog
by verumdev
8M ago
The starter motor is a small electric motor that helps start a car. It “turns over” or “cranks” the engine to start when you turn the key in the ignition or press your car’s ignition START button. Where is the location of the starter motor? The starter motor is attached to the engine or transmission in most cars. You’ll find it in the front of the car, mounted either on the engine or near its lower end. How a starter motor works Your vehicle’s battery provides power to the starter motor, which requires a high electric current. Part of the starter motor is a starter solenoid, which is an electr ..read more
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Why is water leaking from my car?
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by verumdev
8M ago
It’s not unusual to see a puddle or stain underneath your car. Most people, in fact, see a puddle and just ignore it, thinking it’s nothing to worry about. Sometimes it is nothing to worry about – but it’s important that you know what puddles or stains are ok, and which ones need attention. Is it normal for a car to leak water? One of the most common causes of a puddle underneath your vehicle is that it’s leaking water. How do you know if it’s water? You can start by having a read of this helpful Guide to Identifying and Addressing Car Fluid Leaks. Most of the time, it’s perfectly normal for y ..read more
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Why Is My Car Juddering?
Mount Roskill Collision Blog
by verumdev
9M ago
Why is my car juddering? If you’re not a trained mechanic, any unusual sensation or noise that your car makes can be very unnerving. We get in our cars when we need them and expect everything to run smoothly. But sometimes there is an unexpected issue that crops up, so the better prepared we are, the less stressful this will be. If you understand why your car may judder, you can address the issue quickly and prevent unnecessary damage. When your vehicle judders, it’s often a vibration feeling – ranging from quite subtle to a sudden, violent shake. It can also be a sporadic, jerking motion you ..read more
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