Automotive Blogs for Australian Drivers

Three Minor Car Problems That Still Warrant A Trip To A Mechanic

When most people think of car repairs, their minds immediately go to cars in near-totalled states after an accident of some sort. Anything less than major restorative work seems like a waste of money, but this is a very misleading way of thinking. After all, you drive your car every day and the little annoying problems that you put up with might not make the car impossible to drive, but they do detract from your experience. Don't let them affect your mood or make you uncomfortable; get them checked out at your local car repair shop so you can feel at ease when on the road.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is an essential part of any car in Australia, especially during summer. The heat can get over 40 degrees Celsius on the regular, and that is before you take into account the sweltering temperatures that can occur due to leaving your car out in the sun. If your air conditioning isn't working, then you should get it checked out pronto. Often this is not even that expensive a fix — perhaps you only need a new filter. Even if it is the worst possible result, at least you will feel much more comfortable after its done, and considering how long you spend in your car, that is money well invested.

Electric Windows

Sometimes, especially in older cars, the electrical system will go on the fritz and different connected parts will get affected. While you will always need to get the more serious issues looked at, such as a dead battery or the information system completely not showing up, sometimes people will make do with the smaller problem of electric windows not rolling down or up. In truth, this can be quite dangerous in the event of an emergency, not to mention deeply annoying in summertime. Find out why the connection is bad and get your car back into a useable state.


After a certain amount of use, most cars will develop some sort of drift. That is to say, if you were driving completely straight with your hands not on the wheel, the car would slowly move in one direction. This can be due to a problem with the wheel alignment, and while it is manageable now, it will get worse as time goes on. You do not want to have an accident because you weren't paying attention for half a second, and drifting makes this more likely. Car repairs can sort this out quickly and make your car far more safe and road-worthy.