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What Is the Difference between AWD and 4WD?

Car terminology can be particularly tricky for new car owners. Many people make the mistake of thinking 4WD (4 wheel drive) and AWD (All wheel Drive) refer to the same thing. Technically speaking, it is not incorrect since both types of vehicles use power to run all...

How Does a Speedo Work?

Ever wondered how does a speedo work? Simply put, your car dashboard is receiving signals straight from the wheels to measure the speed on the speedometer. Speedometers are innovative devices that use electromagnetism to send signals from the physical wheel speed to...

Best-Rated Car Tyres in 2019

Most of the major global tyre companies have been around for longer than a century and they have a good grasp on the pulse of the market. To remain competitive they need to consistently come up with a product that meets the market at the right price point, provides...

How a Fuel Injection System Works

Almost every car on the Australian roads today is fitted with a powerful fuel injection system. A fuel injector puts fuel into a car’s internal combustion engine  - a process that basically makes the car run. With the evolution of technology, fuel injection...

Car Parking Laws in Queensland

Did you know that at the beginning of the financial year 2018-2019, the Brisbane City Council predicted in its budget plan, a revenue generation of $22 million? According to a report in the Brisbane Times, the council lifestyle and community services chairman Matthew...

Car service FAQs

Working with a variety of vehicles daily, we get asked a many questions about car servicing and repairs. So to make things easier, we have put together a list of commonly asked questions. How much will my service or repair cost? At Northside Automotive we will present...

What are Extended Service Intervals?

So you may be aware that car manufacturers now offer ‘extended service intervals’. While traditionally the motor mechanic industry has recommended that a car is serviced every 6 months or 10,000km (whichever happens first), manufacturers now are providing 12 month car...

Common Auto Electrical Problems

All cars these days have auto electrical systems, regular vehicle maintenance looks at issues with the electrics as much as the physical components of the car. Auto electrics power some fundamental parts of the vehicle such as the starter motor, the indicators and the...

Power Steering Problems – Do You An Issue too?

Do you remember the days when there was no power steering? I’ll bet you don’t, but there is a sure way to discover what that was like by failing to service your car and neglecting your power steering fluid. Suspect that your power steering is on the fritz? Did you...