AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS

AUTO REPAIR & TOWING

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAR MECHANICS

Automotive mechanics is the inspection, maintenance and repair of cars and light trucks.

Automotive mechanics inspect belts, hoses, plugs, brakes and fuel systems. They can install or repair accessories, such as heaters and windshield wipers. They inspect and lubricate engines and car parts. They tune engines to use less fuel.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAR MECHANICS
CAR BATTERY TROUBLESHOOTING

CAR BATTERY TROUBLESHOOTING

Each time the driver turns the ignition key, the starter must start the engine. This mechanism is due to the 12V flooded lead car battery, which is common to almost all vehicles.

Learning how to repair a car battery can save you money and time.

If your car battery is dead, you can try to get back on the road in different ways: use jumper cables, a second battery and a second vehicle to restart your car and ethere you go! Obviously, the dead battery will not be able to charge, so do not stop the engine until you’re in a safe place! But be careful; don’t try to start a frozen battery, as it could explode. If the electrolyte level is low, you can also try adding distilled water to completely submerge the plates and allow a little more reaction surface. This could be enough to give the engine a few more revolutions.

TROUBLESHOOTING IN THE EVENT OF A FUEL SHORTAGE

TROUBLESHOOTING IN THE EVENT OF A FUEL SHORTAGE

Although this requires a breakdown service or roadside assistance, the only disadvantage is that you know you could have avoided the situation from the beginning. This is the case for most drivers who run out of gas.

If you still have petrol but are about to run out of fuel, you should stop.

If you run out of gas in the middle of the road, stay in the car and ask for help. Be sure to turn on your hazard lights, park your car and don’t forget your handbrake. A pay phone is essential if you need to call your family, a friend or even find the nearest gas station and ask for help. If you are going on a long road trip, consider keeping an extra tank of gasoline in your car, but be sure to comply with safety laws and regulations regarding fuel transport.

REPAIR OF A FLAT TIRE

REPAIR OF A FLAT TIRE

Having the necessary components will help you change or repair a flat tire as soon as the need arises, thus minimizing potential damage to your tires. Indeed, a tire is often repairable.

If you do not have a run flat tire, a flat tire can turn into a nightmare.

It is important to be prepared for these small incidents so that the day they happen, you can repair the damaged tire as easily as possible. If you drive with tires that are constantly losing air, it is very important for your safety to have them inspected immediately. A maintenance professional should inspect the inside and outside of the tire do determine if it can be repaired or replaced. Repair consists of preventing further damage to the tires, maintaining their pressure at the levels recommended by the manufacturer and even replacing them in the case of significant damage.

CAR MECHANICS

FAILURE AND SAFETY

VEHICLE TOWING

VEHICLE TOWING

Towing is a technique in which a boat or vehicle without means of propulsion is pulled by another to which it is attached. A towing company is not only responsible for towing a damaged or stranded car, but they also work with professionals and individuals for all types of car breakdown services.

If you plan to repatriate your car, it is better to deal with a certified breakdown and towing service professional. Whatever the repatriation distance, these professionals must not deduct any extra money from you other than that already earned in flat rate. On-site troubleshooting or towing is generally fully covered; however, limits and deductibles may apply in some contracts.

It is important to note that in France, organizing the repair and towing of a vehicle which is stranded on the motorway or an express road is subject to specific legislation, preventing assistance companies from intervening directly.

ABARTH

ABARTH IS A CAR BRAND FOUNDED IN 1949. IT IS KNOWN FOR ITS TINY SHAPE, ITS 4-CYLINDER IN-LINE ENGINE AND ITS HP OF 160. THERE IS A STANDARD MODEL WITH A FIVE-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND ANOTHER OPTIONAL MODEL WITH A SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. IT GOES FROM 0 TO 100 KM/H IN 7.6 SECONDS AND ITS MAXIMUM SPEED IS 209 KM/H. AND AS ITS SLOGAN SAYS: SMALL BUT MEAN!

ALFA ROMEO

ALFA ROMEO IS A BRAND FOUNDED IN 1910 WITH A FOCUS ON MOTORSPORT, DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE. IT INCLUDES SEVERAL MODELS WHOSE BRAND IDENTITY COMPONENTS ARE COHERENTLY COMBINED.

ASTON MARTIN

ASTON MARTIN IS AN ENGLISH LUXURY AND RACING CAR BRAND FOUNDED IN 1913. IT BELONGED TO THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY, BEFORE THE ITS ACQUISITION BY A JOINT VENTURE IN 2007. RICH IN ITS HISTORY IN MOTORSPORT AND ITS LINKS WITH THE JAMES BOND FRANCHISE, THE BRAND HAS MAINTAINED AN AIR OF EXCLUSIVITY THAT CONTINUES TO THIS DAY.

AUDI

AUDI IS A GERMAN BRAND OF LUXURY AND SPORTS CARS FOUNDED IN 1909. TODAY, THE SYMBOL RECOGNIZES THE FOUR COMPANIES THAT HAVE MERGED TO CREATE THE BRAND AS WE KNOW IT. CURRENTLY, ITS LINE INCLUDES 14 MODELS, RANGING FROM THE CITY SEDAN A1 TO THE V10-POWERED R8.

AUTO INSURANCE

AUTO INSURANCE IS A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CAR OWNER AND AN INSURANCE COMPANY TO PROTECT HIM/HER AND COVER THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH AN ACCIDENT OR THEFT. IN EXCHANGE FOR THE PAYMENT OF A SUM OF MONEY, THE INSURANCE COMPANY AGREES TO COVER YOUR LOSSES AS INDICATED IN YOUR CONTRACT.

STEERING THE VEHICLE

THE STEERING WHEEL IS A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR CAR. WHATEVER THE TYPE OF VEHICLE YOU OWN, ITS STEERING MECHANISM WILL ALWAYS INCLUDE 3 TO 4 BASIC COMPONENTS: A STEERING WHEEL, A STEERING COLUMN, RACKS AND RODS.

ROADWORTHINESS TEST

A WELL MAINTAINED AND FULLY FUNCTIONING VEHICLE THAT MEETS ALL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS IS LESS LIKELY TO BE INVOLVED IN A ROAD ACCIDENT. ROADWORTHINESS TESTS NOT ONLY VERIFY THAT YOUR VEHICLE IS WORKING PROPERLY BUT ARE ALSO IMPORTANT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REASONS.

TRANSMISSION OF THE CAR

THE TRANSMISSION IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR ANY VEHICLE. IT IS A SERIES OF COMPONENTS THAT RECEIVE ENERGY FROM THE ENGINE AND TRANSMIT THIS POWER TO THE WHEELS OF THE CAR.

THE BRAKING SYSTEM

MODERN CARS HAVE BRAKES ON ALL FOUR WHEELS, OPERATED BY A HYDRAULIC SYSTEM. THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF BRAKES: DISC OR DRUM. THE FRONT BRAKES PLAY A MORE IMPORTANT ROLE IN STOPPING THE CAR THAN THE REAR BRAKES.

SUSPENSION COMPONENTS

A CAR'S SUSPENSION IS ACTUALLY PART OF THE CHASSIS, WHICH INCLUDES ALL THE IMPORTANT SYSTEMS LOCATED UNDER THE CAR'S BODYWORK. THESE SYSTEMS INCLUDE: THE FRAME, SUSPENSION SYSTEM, STEERING SYSTEM, TIRES AND WHEELS.

CAR BODYWORK

CAR BODYWORK

The bodywork of a car is easily visible because it is the outer part of a car vehicle. Most of its elements are known. It includes the platform, crossbars, deck and top, canopy sides, wheel arches, grille, feet, rear window, door, bonnet, bumpers…

MAINTAIN THE CAR PROPERLY

Car maintenance is a responsibility that you must assume and be aware of. Otherwise, you may spend money on repairs that could be avoided through regular audits at reduced costs.