Fluid leaks: Identify car fluids and the potential source of leaks

Fluid leaks: It’s never a great feeling — backing out of the garage or a parking space and seeing a puddle where your car used to be. Is your car leaking oil? Or, is it some other automotive fluid? Here are some helpful tips for identifying common car fluids and the potential source of a leak. Transparent […]

Cylinder heads

Cylinder heads

Cylinder heads:    In an internal combustion engine, the cylinder head, also referred to as the head, sits above the cylinders on top of the cylinder block. In most engines, the head also provides space for the passages that feed air and fuel to the cylinder, and that allow the exhaust to escape. The upper […]

Rotary Engine vs Piston Engine.

rotary engine vs piston

Rotary engine vs Piston engine: Know the differences.   The internal combustion engine has always been the beating heart of a car, the majority of cars you see on the street will have one thing in common, a traditional inline 4-cylinder engine with anywhere between 1.4 and 2 litres or more, performance-oriented or larger vehicles […]

Intake Valves and Exhaust Valves

intake valves

Intake Valves and Exhaust Valves.   Engine valves are located in the cylinder head. The main function of the engine valves is to let air in and out of the cylinders. That air is used to help ignite the fuel which will drive the pistons up and down. There are two types of engine valves; intake and exhaust valves. The intake […]

5 Signs that your Ignition Coils might be faulty.

ignition coils

  Ignition Coils: 5 Signs of faulty coils.   Ignition coils is an induction coil in an automobile’s ignition system that transforms the battery’s low voltage to the thousands of volts needed to create an electric spark in the spark plugs to ignite the fuel. The purpose of the ignition system is to generate a very […]

DSG Gearbox- Direct Shift Gearbox

dsg gearbox

DSG Gearbox- Direct Shift Gearbox.   A direct-shift gearbox commonly abbreviated to DSG is an electronically controlled dual-clutch[2] multiple-shaft gearbox in a transaxle design, with automatic clutch operation and with fully automatic[2] or semi-manual gear selection. The first actual dual-clutch transmissions were derived from Porsche in-house development for their Model 962 racing cars in the 1980s. In simple terms, a DSG gearbox automates two separate “manual” gearboxes (and clutches) […]

Audi: 5 Unusual Facts

Audi

Audi: Did you know?   Audi have a long history of excellence, and the name will bring different associations to everyone, so to celebrate the wonderful diversity of the company, here are a few little-known facts you may not have known: The first company to crash-test their cars. While you may think of Volvo when […]

Top 5 Facts about the Vw Golf

Vw golf

Vw Golf: Did you know these 5 fun facts?   Behind the shadow of the popular “VW Bug” is the VW Golf. It was built as the front-engine version of the Beetle and now one of the most popular models ever. To recognise the importance of this lovely little hatchback, we compiled a list of […]

Warning lights: Snowflake on cluster

warning lights

Warning lights: Snowflake on cluster.   No need to stress about this warning light flashing on your cluster.  Here is why the snowflake appears:  All VW products will display a snowflake symbol in the instrument cluster whenever the outside air temperature is 4° C (about 40° F) or less. If the outside air temperature drops […]

Expert advice: Dsg & S-Tronic Mechatronic failures

Volkswagen dsg gearbox with mechatronics

If you are a VW or Audi owner then you are familiar with the two names DSG and S-Tronic.  Both these transmissions have made a name for themselves in the last 8 to maybe 10 years. They are super smooth and changes gears extremely fast. In fact so fast that some reckon they are faster […]