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Serving Cairns for over 5 years

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Posted on November 29, 2021 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (1369)

I thought I would give a marketer a go (Auto Guru). Everything looked good until I spoke to my manager. It's a good idea to create an app then design it so it makes it easier to make a booking and the idea of afterpay and zip means more customers. But it's designed to upsell which i made clear I just don't do that. In my opinion someone looking for a mechanic does so looking for the skills that mechanic should have, it's not what the mechanic can sell you.

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Duty of care

Posted on October 15, 2021 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (368)

I post these blogs to cut to the chase when it comes to repairs or service on cars, I save people money and don't charge anywhere near dealership costs, the only thing I cannot offer you is a big screen TV coffee and donuts and a nice air conditioned lounge, but if that's what you prefer then remember that you are paying for it.

People come to me for my trade skills, but every now and then I get a customer more qualified than my 36 years ...

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Google experts at it again

Posted on September 21, 2021 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (460)

I've been getting a lot of calls from so-called google 'experts', hey I done the course too but that doesn't make me an expert, I still need help running my ads, but get this the latest caller says "Would I like my google maps up the top of the page as preferred mechanic?"

I asked him. "How do you know I'm a top mechanic?" No response. Then I asked "ok then, if i'm a preferred mechanic, who gave me that rating as a preferred mechanic? You?" He was d...

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Posted on March 2, 2021 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (2110)

The nissan 3.0 diesels from 2000 to 2017 are now experiencing turbo and EGR problems. These engines are supposed to be direct competition with Toyota but don't even come close to Toyota quality. I've never worked on an engine that's full of defects even from factory, a poorly constructed engine that takes double the time to repair and service than these engines, they are messy to service and impossible to replace anything without stripping down other components to get to the pr...

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Google ads up top of page explained

Posted on November 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (1423)

If you see a Google ad up the top of the page when you are searching for a mechanic, just because they are at the top, it doesn't mean they are a top mechanic, but the reverse.

Here's how google ads work, there are free listings and there are paid listings. Paid listings are at the top of the page, but ask yourself a question. If they need to pay for the top listing then chances are they have no repeat business and the reason for this is t...

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I do NOT service or repair Marine engines

Posted on November 11, 2020 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (6669)

I get a lot of calls for Servicing and Repairs to outboard engines and inboard Diesels. My Trade is Motor Mechanic and I'm also a Heavy Vehicle Fitter. So i'm trained to work on passager cars and heavy machinery. My Business name is Everything Mechanical, Everything Petrol and Everything Diesel in my field of qualifications.

Marine engines fall under a different qualification of Mechanic who is trained on small e...

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What car do i buy?

Posted on October 2, 2020 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (661)

It's a question I am often asked, What should i buy?

When you are looking at a new car or a secondhand car you should be looking at a lot of factors like What do you want the car to do? like if you have a family a roomy car like an suv or a work ute or a passanger car for people without children. It's confusing, of course the car salesperson will say whatever to get the sale but there is little on the market in the form of good quality and ...

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O2 Sensor problem?

Posted on May 21, 2020 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (817)

O2 sensors measure the burn rate of the exhaust gasses. This information is sent to the computer to calculate the intake of fuel and air for the next combustion stroke. If you have scanned your car and found an O2 sensor code, it doesn't mean the O2 sensor is always faulty. If you use the term 'We are what we eat' then this also applies to your car. If you have bad fuel or cheap 91 fuel in your tank then the combustion burn will no be as high as good 98 fuel. If you look at fue...

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Proper Air Conditioning use

Posted on March 2, 2020 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (751)

In Cairns, inside vehicle temperature can reach 120 cel, most people jump into the hot car, turn on the A/C and drive away without giving it another thought.

Every vehicle is fitted with a recircualtion/vent switch. There is a reason for this. When you get into the hot vehicle you should wind the windows down, put the vent on fresh and run until the majority of hot air inside the vehicle is despirsed. you will feel it when it's cooler, then wind the ...

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Warm Up

Posted on March 2, 2020 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (449)

When you turn off your car and park it for the day or night, all the oil in the engine drains back into the sump, the coolant cools and the thermostat closes.

In the morning when you start it up and drive it straight away, without giving it enought time to warm up you are actually causing premature wear and tear on your engine.

You may say that warming your engine is an old fashioned way of doing things, but warming up is ...

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