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When to Repair a Crashed Vehicle and when to Replace

Let us start by saying that the best source of advice when you’re not sure whether to fix or replace a car after an auto accident is your trusted local auto repairs firm. At Mainstreme Automotive, we’re happy to give customers the benefit of our knowledge and experience in terms of what mechanical work would…
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Your Guide to Towing Services

Tow trucks are one of society’s little lifesavers. If your vehicle has been in an accident, has broken down, is stuck (e.g. in mud), is behaving dangerously, has unexpectedly run out of fuel or simply needs to be moved somewhere but isn’t currently legal to drive, one call to a towing service will usually get…
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Tips for Looking After Your Car Battery

There are few things as inconvenient as getting into your car to travel to work or some other important appointment and discovering you have a flat battery. Unfortunately, now that many of us are working from home and/or socialising less, this also means we aren’t using our vehicles as regularly, which isn’t good for the…
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What’s Involved in a Vehicle Safety Check?

Depending on where you live in Australia and the age of your vehicle, a safety check may be necessary for re-registering. Proof of having passed such an inspection is also usually compulsory when selling a vehicle. Then there are less common situations where the check is required because the vehicle was previously given some sort…
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Does Your Car Need a Timing Belt Replacement?

What is a timing belt? How long does it last? What are the signs it requires replacing? Below, we answer these questions and more, to help you determine whether your car needs a timing belt replacement. What Is a Timing Belt? A timing belt is a toothed rubber belt (reinforced with high-tensile fibres) that synchronises…
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Some Common Mechanical Repairs & How to Avoid Needing Them

There are many, many vehicle problems that can only be repaired by professional mechanics with the knowledge, skills and equipment to do so. However, there are also some basic ones that can be prevented through sensible maintenance and monitoring of your car. Below are five common situations requiring mechanical replacements/repairs and how to avoid them.…
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