AUTO REPAIR & TOWING
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAR MECHANICS
Automotive mechanics includes maintenance, 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.
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
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
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.
FAILURE AND SAFETY
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.
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.