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How To Attach An EV Label To Your Number Plate
Registered owners of hydrogen and electric powered vehicles built after 1 January 2019 are now legally required to display specific labels to the front and rear number plates of the vehicle. Kent Kaufmann from Motorama Tyre & Service shows you how!
Q&A With A Motorama Technician
Every day millions of Australian drivers rely on the skills and expertise of auto technicians to keep their vehicles safe and reliable on the road. Peter Caswell is Workshop Technical Advisor at Motorama Tyre & Service. We get under the hoist with him and discover a lot goes into looking after your ride.
When To Service Your Vehicle
Don't just service your vehicle when the listed log book service kilometres have been travelled, make sure you get it serviced according to the recommended time based service intervals as well if this appears earlier because you don't drive as much.
Why You Should Service At A Dealership
There are plenty of good reasons to service your car at an official dealership like Motorama instead of your local mechanic. Here's what will give you piece of mind it's looked after by the best.
How To Check Your Air Conditioning
Nothing worse than sweating in the Summer heat! Luckily your cars air conditioning is ice cold - or isn't it? If not, make sure you get it checked before the temperature rises and your car is a hotbox.
The Difference Between Minor and Major Service
Also wondering why not every service on your vehicle is the same? We'll give you all the lowdown of the difference between a Minor and Major Service.
Get Bacteria Out of Your AC
Your car air conditioning system can accumulate bacteria which can cause damage to both your air conditioner and your health. Time to get it serviced!
Motorama Top Tech Tip: What To Do When Your Battery Fails
When the battery in your key fob fails it's hard to open your doors, start your car or put it in neutral. But there is a way.
Motorama Top Tech Tip: Fuel Light Warning
Got a fuel light warning lighting up in your dashboard? Let Motorama 4X4XMORE's Peter Caswell tell you what to do.
Motorama Top Tech Tip: Washing Your Engine Bay
Do you know how to safely wash your engine bay? Let Motorama 4X4XMORE's Peter Caswell explain!
Motorama Top Tech Tip: Checking Your Tyre Tread
Don't know if your tyres still have enough tread to drive safely? All you need is a 20c coin to check if you should get them replaced. In this Top Tech Tip video we'll show you how.
Motorama Top Tech Tip: How to prevent rust
Going off-road can throw up road surfaces and obstacles that can cause damage to the underbody. Here’s how to stop rust from ruining your car.
Motorama Top Tech Tip: Tyre Pressure
Tyres are the only connecting your car has to the road and maintaining them is therefore very important. You should check your tyre pressure regularly, about every two weeks. Here's how!
Motorama Top Tech Tip: Connecting to Bluetooth
Your car’s multimedia unit is expected to do more than just play music; it has to be an all round connectivity hub for your vehicle. With personal technology becoming more and more indispensable, having your car available to connect to your smart devices and make your drive more comfortable.
Car Battery Maintenance
Especially during winter, maintenance of your car battery is very important. There are a number of things you can do to prolong your battery's life, saving you time and money, and most importantly reducing the risk of finding yourself stranded with a flat battery.
How to protect your car battery in winter
Do you ever find your car reluctant to start up on a cold morning? Let’s have a look at a few things you can do to protect your battery from conking out in the cold.
How to spot battery problems
Got a problem with your battery? Depending on the issue, it may be time to replace it - or at the very least, have some maintenance done. Find out why here.
What can I and can't I run off my battery?
If you frequently make long road trips or you love to go camping, you might already be familiar with car power inverters, which convert DC voltage into AC output.
Tips on keeping your battery healthy
Car chargers, portable DVD players, frequent short trips or long periods of non-use are just a few of the ways that can affect your car battery and its health. It definitely isn’t the end of the world for you, especially if you have Roadside Assistance.
Checking Your Tyres
Well, your tyres should not only be checked your regular vehicle service, but as they are an extremely important part of your vehicle, they should be checked fortnightly to ensure you maximise their efficiency and longevity. Here are some tips to maintaining your tyres for the best traction and capability.
Choosing the right tyre
When selecting tyres, do you generally just go with the best price that the tyre shop can give you? But when you’re shopping for tyres, do you know how to read tyre sizes to find the best tyres for performance or comfort, or for fuel efficiency?
Why are spare tyres so important
The spare tyre is one of the most important things you can have in your car, but many people don't give it very much thought until they get their first flat tyre. Check out why spare tyres are so important.
How to Safely Change a Tyre
Never had to change a tyre? Lucky you! But the more you drive, the bigger the chance you'll run into a flat one of these days. Your first thought may be to call roadside assistance, but changing a flat is not as complicated as you might think.
How do I know when I need new tyres?
Your car's tyres are one of its most important features, as they are the only things standing into the way of your car and the road. Improper care and maintenance can lead to accidents that can be harmful to both your car and its occupants, so it makes sense to look after them as best you can.
What type of tyres do I need?
The make, model and engine size of your car, the conditions you drive in most frequently and the brand of tyres you prefer are all important things to think about before you make your final choice. It is always a good idea to speak to an expert at your local car service centre if you need advice or support, but read on for a few tips to get you started.
Preventative tyre maintenance
One of the most important parts in your maintenance schedule should be checking and protecting your car's tyres from ageing. Follow this comprehensive guide to find out how.
Do you inflate your tyres correctly?
Making sure that you have the correct tyre pressure is another essential task you need to take care of, but sometimes we don't always get this right. Having your tyres correctly inflated, can make for safer driving and can also bring economic and longevity benefits too.
How to Fix Putting Petrol in a Diesel
Accidentally putting the wrong fuel can mean disaster for your engine and your wallet. If you’ve reached for the wrong pump by mistake, we’ve got a helpful guide on what to do so you don’t end up stranded at the petrol station.
Five ways to reduce your fuel bill
Sick of stopping at the petrol station? With petrol prices at record highs, we’ve put together our top five tips to make the most of your tank.
Fixing squeaky brakes
You’re slowing down at the lights, but instead of coming to a stop quietly – your brakes squeal and scream their way to a halt. So what’s the matter and how do you fix it?
Brakes explained: Everything you need to know
We all know that taking care of our brakes is one of the most important things we can do to extend the life of our car and ensure we travel safely from A to B.
Keeping an eye on your brake fluid
Your brakes are among the most important components in your car, and are instrumental in keeping you safe on the road. Maintaining your brake fluid levels can improve the performance of your brakes and may even help them to last longer.
How to spot braking issues
If you notice any brake irregularities or issues outside of your regular services, make sure you take your vehicle down to be checked out as quickly as possibly - it could make all the difference in preventing an accident. Here's what to look out for.
Everything you need to know about steering
One of the most important - but often overlooked - components in your vehicles is its steering.
My steering isn't straight!
If you are concerned that your steering isn't straight, the first thing you should do is book an appointment with your local Brisbane car servicing centre.
The risks of not servicing
When it comes time for a service, you may not know what to budget for, and if your car’s running fine, then you may not feel like you need to bring your car in at all.
Choosing the right oil
Engine oil is one of the few vital fluids that a car needs to run. Putting the wrong oil in can spell disaster for your car.
When should I change my oil and filters
Regularly changing your oil and keeping your filters clean helps to ensure your car's engine stays in tip-top shape and can even boost its lifespan. But how often should you change your oil and filters?
5 fluids in your car you need to keep your eye on
Maintaining a car's fluids is something anyone can do from the convenience of their own garage, with products that can be easily purchased at any good car service centre.
How to deal with an overheated engine
Overheated engines can be frustrating, expensive and also dangerous, and can affect any Australian driver. For that reason, it's important to understand why this problem can occur, and what you can do to prevent it.
Pollen Filters Explained
What are pollen filters and why are they important to check and change regularly? Find out here.
How to save time on your next scheduled service
Getting your car serviced often means rearranging your day, so being able to plan around not having your car makes it a bit more convenient. So how long should a servicing take?
What should your service include?
If you've recently booked your vehicle in for car servicing in Brisbane but you're unsure what this process actually covers, it's a good idea to get your head around it. When it comes to the frequency of your services, check out your owner's manual for suggested timeframes.
Here's how you can do basic self servicing
Here are three simple monthly checks absolutely anyone can do in less than five minutes so as to ensure the smooth operation of their car and keep yourself on the road between scheduled services.
Top 5 Self-Servicing Mistakes
Self-servicing can be a great way to not only save some money, but also to save time. However, if you’re not a mechanic or someone who isn’t experienced working with cars, what usually appears to be a simple job can turn into a very expensive one.
Keeping on top of maintaining your car
Getting your car checked and serviced by a professional on a regular basis is a must, regardless of the age of your vehicle.
Removing scratches from your car
There is nothing quite like that feeling when you suddenly notice a scratch on your pride & joy as you hop out of the car in your garage. It usually only takes a second to do, it can cost a fortune to get out.
Vehicle warning signs you shouldn't ignore
Frequent servicing of your car is recommended for all vehicle owners, but you should also be keeping an eye on your automobile yourself to ensure you don't miss any problems that can crop up between checks.
How to change a fuse
Changing a fuse is one of the easiest ways to maintain your car. So how do you do it?
What does smoke coming out of the exhaust mean?
A little bit of white smoke from the exhaust on a cold morning can just be condensation, and is fairly normal. But what’s a normal amount of smoke from your car – and what should you call the tow truck up for?
Is my speedo accurate?
You’re sitting at the speed limit, but traffic seems to be passing you and there are people sitting right on your tail. How do you know that the speed you’re doing is what everyone else is doing?
What do I need to know about transmission fluid?
Automatic transmission fluid is one of the most important tools that can help you keep your car in the best possible shape, but many people don't know what it does or how to check it.
Protecting your window tint
It's no secret that having your windows tinted can be a considerable investment, which is why you may wish to take special precautions to protect your window tint and keep it looking its best.
Wheel Balance and Rotation
You might have heard of the terms wheel balance and rotation before, but when it comes to your vehicle, what do they mean? And how often should you have this process carried out to ensure your car remains in top condition?
What's under the bonnet?
It's easy to think you know everything there is to know about maintaining your car, but you may be missing some vital components hiding under your bonnet.
How to maintain a hybrid car
If you are on the hunt for new cars in Brisbane and have your eye on a hybrid, it's important to recognise these vehicles have unique maintenance requirements.
Summer care tips for your car
Each season brings with it a number of different challenges; winter comes with colder weather and wetter roads, while summer blazes through with sizzling temperatures that can often making driving uncomfortable. Prepare yourself for the summer challenges ahead by taking note of these top car protection tips.
10 tips to extend the life of your car
Once you've bought your dream car and driven out of the dealer's lot, it's unlikely that maintenance and servicing are going to be the first things on your mind. But there are plenty of easy ways to ensure that your motor stays in tip-top condition for as long as possible.
Chipped windscreens and what to do
Windscreens are built tough and can stand up to a lot of damage, but that doesn’t mean that they are always immune to the small rocks, pieces of metal and chunks of debris that are found on many Australian roads.
Protecting your paint
Just like wrinkles and crow's feet are a natural part of getting old, paint chips and marks on your car are a natural part of the automobile ageing process. Learn how to protect it!
How To Check For Flood Damage in Your Car
Buying a flood damaged vehicle could be a financial disaster waiting to happen! We have spoken with our experienced Motorama technicians and valuers to put together a couple of pointers on what to look for to avoid a lemon.
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