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Timing Belt vs Timing Chain Hamilton

Timing Belt vs Timing Chain Hamilton

What is a timing belt? A timing belt is made up of rubber and reinforced steel wire. There is no metal on metal contact, therefore lubrication is not necessary. The timing belt is more commonly found in more recent manufactured vehicles. The timing belt is a rubber...
Regenerative Braking System Prius Diagnostics & Services Hamilton

Regenerative Braking System Prius Diagnostics & Services Hamilton

What is regenerative braking? Regenerative braking is a system used in electric and hybrid vehicles. When the driver applies the brakes, the kinetic energy produced by the braking system is converted and stored via a generator into the vehicles high voltage battery....
NZ’s New Subsidies for Electric Vehicles

NZ’s New Subsidies for Electric Vehicles

On June 13th 2021, the New Zealand government introduces subsidies to make electric vehicles (EVs) thousands of dollars cheaper. The government will also be placing a tax on new petrol/diesel vehicles entering the country, making them more expensive. The aim of this...
Birds Nests in your Cars Engine Hamilton

Birds Nests in your Cars Engine Hamilton

Birds Nesting in the Engine It is common for birds to nest under the hood of cars near the engine. Birds like to nest under the hood because it is warm and protected from the weather. They can nest in your car quite quickly, it can happen overnight if you park your...
Electric Steering Rack Hamilton

Electric Steering Rack Hamilton

When buying a new car in 2020 or a car that is less than 5 years old it will more than likely have electric steering. The steering system will rely on an electric motor instead of a hydraulic piston for power. Electric steering which includes electric steering racks...
Overdrive Services & Replacement Hamilton

Overdrive Services & Replacement Hamilton

What is overdrive? Overdrive is a special gear in vehicles and its overall function is to reduce the rpm on a car’s engine and save you fuel. In this overdrive gear, it gets the engine to perform optimally and provide fuel efficiency at higher speeds. Unlike low...