Anti-Lock Brake System

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Video credit: Amarok South Africa Youtube Channel Over the years, the braking system on some vehicles has become more complicated and improved drastically to ensure better safety for both the driver and passenger. Modern braking systems also reduce the risk of car accidents. The Anti-Locking Brake system, or better known as ABS, was invented to […]

Why is there oil in the airfilter?

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The air filter on most modern combustion engines is located inside the air intake housing, which is installed on the top of the engine. It is attached to the fuel injection system (or a turbocharger) and designed to efficiently transport air into the fuel system to be mixed before it enters the combustion chamber. The […]

Your vehicle’s battery system


As the engine provides only mechanical energy, it does not generate electricity. So, we need a power source which produces electricity to power all the electrical accessories in your car.  Your vehicle’s battery and electrical system might be one of the most complicated systems in your vehicle. Its main purpose is to provide an electric […]

The importance of regular vehicle service & repair

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There are so many reasons why people neglect or postpone their car service but often the reasons are money and time. We might have time but no finances available. Here are some reasons why it is important to service your vehicle when necessary. Accidents cost money When it comes to safety you simply can’t put […]

Replace Parts In Pairs: Why is it recommended?

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Over the years we have had numerous instances where we advised customers to replace certain parts in pairs. More often than not we get asked why we need to replace something if only one side is worn or even broken. In this short article we will explain why it is so important to replace critical […]

Scheduled Maintenance = Fuel Economy


As the effects of the rising fuel price are being felt daily, it’s important to understand why scheduled maintenance is more important than ever. Services carried out with quality parts can pull on the pocket strings, especially if the service needed is more expensive than you originally anticipated but rest assured there is good reason […]

Is your vehicle running rich?

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When your vehicle runs rich it means that the engine is receiving too much fuel and not enough air. This can cause a high fuel bill as well as damage to some parts, for example the catalytic converter. Some of the Cause may be: 1. A MAF sensor that is faulty. This sensor calculates the […]

9 Ways to keep your vehicle happy

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1. Look after your battery If you don’t use your vehicle for an extended period of time, your vehicle’s battery will degrade and go flat. Use a trickle charger when the vehicle is in the garage for a period of time or a battery conditioner if it appears to hold less charge than usual. Try […]

12 Do’s and Don’ts For Car Owners

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Modern cars are complex machines and it’s normal for components to wear out with use. If you use your car carefully, it will give you good performance throughout its life. Rough use will reduce performance and increase your trips to the garage. These tips will save you money and help you get the most out […]

Overheating engine: Why it happens and what to do when it happens.

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Overheating engines can and do happen, and the damage can be permanent if the right precautions and actions aren’t taken. Engines that run too hot can cause damage and ruin your journey. Vag Spec Randburg is here to help you understand why engines overheat, plus, possible actions to take if your vehicle begins overheating while […]