Entries by Carisma Cars

Brake Fluid

Brake fluid, also known as hydraulic fluid, is responsible for moving the various components of your vehicle’s braking system. The fluid operates under high temperatures and high pressure and, without it, your car or truck would not be able to stop when you push the brake pedal inside your vehicle All vehicle manufacturers recommend changing […]

Engine Oil

There are three main types of engine oil: mineral oil, semi-synthetic oil and fully synthetic oil. Mineral oils are made from naturally occurring crude oil which is refined and processed to remove waxes and impurities. Mineral oils tends to be found in the thicker viscosity grade of engine oils. Mineral oil lasts 5000 kilometres. Semi […]

Tyre pressures

Most vehicle owners neglect to regularly check their tyre pressures. It doesn’t matter what kind of vehicle you drive or which tyres you have, your vehicles efficiency and safety are directly affected by whether or not your tyres are correctly inflated. We recommend checking your tyres at least every month. Increase your vehicles efficiency If […]

Windscreen Cleaning

A common question we are asked is: can you use dishwashing detergent in the windscreen wash system of your vehicle? We highly recommend only using a dedicated windscreen cleaner for best visibility and to wash your windscreen regularly. Dishwashing soap is made to remove grease and caked-on food, it’s good at this because it’s an […]

Anti-freeze explained

Antifreeze is a liquid that is added to the water in an engine’s cooling system in order to lower the freezing point. This means that the water will not freeze under normal cold weather conditions. As well as preventing water from freezing up, antifreeze raises the boiling point of engine coolant to prevent overheating. It […]

Automatic Transmission

Automatic transmission fluid lubricates, cools and cleans internal components of the transmission. It maintains the hydraulic pressure necessary for the transmission to function correctly. The additives in the transmission fluid are depleted over time and manufacturers recommend you change the transmission fluid and filter every 100,000 kilometres, or a little sooner if your vehicle tows […]