When Will Your Vehicle Use More Fuel?

Fuel consumption and fuel efficiency are factors that most of us consider when purchasing a vehicle. But did you know that there are several factors that influence how fuel efficient a vehicle is?

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Can Car Tyres Be Repaired?

When your car has a tyre puncture, the first thing you think about is how soon your tyre will go completely flat. There is never a convenient time to get a flat, and having to replace a flat [...]

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What are ABS brakes?

ABS brakes have been around for over four decades, believe it or not, but many of us still don't really understand what they are or how they work.

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Can you bring your own car parts to a mechanic?

Over time you will probably develop a close relationship with your mechanic. They get to know you, your family, your driving patterns, what you like in a vehicle and what you need to keep safe on the road. [...]

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How to tell if you have a bad starter motor?

The starter motor is a small electric motor that helps start a car. It “turns over” or “cranks” the engine to start when you turn the key in the ignition or press your car’s ignition START button.

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Why is water leaking from my car?

It’s not unusual to see a puddle or stain underneath your car. Most people, in fact, see a puddle and just ignore it, thinking it’s nothing to worry about. Sometimes it is nothing to worry about – but [...]

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Can You Tow An Automatic Car?

If you've been driving for a while, you've probably seen a car being towed on the road. Have you ever wondered why there are different methods used to tow a car?

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Why Is My Car Juddering?

If you’re not a trained mechanic, any unusual sensation or noise that your car makes can be very unnerving. We get in our cars when we need them and expect everything to run smoothly.

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How to Make Your Petrol Last Longer

One of the biggest expenses in a household budget (especially if you live in Auckland and spend a lot of time in your car) is the petrol expense. It can feel like our cars are using more gas [...]

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Does Tyre Fuel Efficiency Matter?

As fuel prices continue to rise and eat away at your budget, you may be looking for ways to make your vehicle more fuel efficient. One thing to look at is fuel-efficient tyres.

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How Much Fuel Does Air Conditioning Use?

We’ve all been told to be mindful of turning on the air conditioning when driving because it uses more gas. Is that true? If so, how is that possible?

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How Long Does A Car Service Take?

One of the reasons people avoid or delay car service appointments is because of the perceived inconvenience to their schedule. In Auckland, we can be so dependent on our vehicles that the thought of being without a car [...]

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Car Brakes: Everything You Need To Know

We’ve all seen that dramatic moment in a movie when a car’s brakes fail and the hero has to save the day by stopping the car in time. How does that even happen? In reality, chances are that [...]

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Winter Car Tips and Trips

Wherever you are in New Zealand, there are things you should know about winter driving and winter car maintenance. Even if you live in a region that doesn’t see any snow, winter temperatures can affect your car maintenance, [...]

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5 Things That Will Damage a Car Engine

The engine is one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Keeping it running efficiently and preventing engine damage is the best way to keep your vehicle running longer. It’s always better (and cheaper) to prevent any [...]

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Why Does My Engine Coolant Keep Disappearing?

As the engine is the main source of power for your vehicle, it’s normal for it to get quite hot. One of the ways we prevent the engine from overheating is by using engine coolant. Coolant also lubricates [...]

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5 Signs You Need to Replace Worn Engine Mounts

We spend a lot of time and effort making sure that our vehicle’s engine is running properly and efficiently. One of the ways to ensure this is to make sure that the engine mounts are also in good [...]

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Are Flood Damaged Cars Worth Buying?

If you’re thinking about buying a secondhand car in Auckland (or anywhere else in NZ, for that matter), it’s worth remembering the severe weather events we’ve experienced – and the effects that excess rain and flooding can have [...]

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Guide to Identifying and Addressing Car Fluid Leaks

It's annoying to see puddles or mysterious stains underneath your car. You leave your car parked for a while and come back to it to find odd looking or smelling fluid under your vehicle. It's a sign that [...]

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Ace Your WoF: Inspection Prep Tips

In order to drive a private vehicle (car, ute, van and four-wheel drive) in New Zealand, it must display a Warrant of Fitness (WoF) label in the front of the vehicle. To get a WoF label, the vehicle [...]

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10 Essential Car Service Tasks to Do Before a Road Trip

We Kiwis love a good road trip. Whether you’re making the weekend drive to the bach or setting out for a holiday roadie to enjoy all that NZ has to offer, here are the top 10 car service [...]

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What To Do After A Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident is not a pleasant experience. You may come away with injuries. You may be worried that you caused someone else’s injuries. You might stress about the financial implications of the accident. Perhaps [...]

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Can Chassis Damage Be Repaired?

If you've spent any time around a mechanic or a panel beater's workshop, you'll probably have heard the word "chassis". You may have wondered what they're talking about when they use this odd, French-sounding word.

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Signs of a Failing Alternator

The alternator in your car is an essential part of the vehicle’s electrical system. In fact, it generates most of the electricity in your vehicle, powering everything from the radio to the taillights.

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How Does An All-Wheel Drive Car Work?

If you’re shopping around for a car, you will likely hear the terms all-wheel drive, or AWD, used in vehicle descriptions. So what does all-wheel drive mean? AWD is a computer-based system in the car that automatically distributes [...]

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Petrol vs Diesel vs Hybrid Cars: Which Is Better?

If you’re a new or used car, you may be wondering which is better – a petrol, diesel or hybrid vehicle. What are the pros and cons of petrol vs diesel vs hybrid cars? Let’s look at the [...]

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Car Maintenance Tips

“Timely maintenance of the car is the key to its long and trouble-free life” is how the saying goes. There is no doubt that car maintenance should be second nature for all car owners, but with everything that's [...]

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What To Do If You Misfuel Your car?

Whether you’re in a hurry, renting a car, or simply not paying attention, accidentally putting the wrong fuel into your car is a common mistake that happens a lot. Much more than you probably think. Sure it's an [...]

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Electric Cars: The Future of The Automobile

Everyone is well aware of the utility of electric cars, otherwise known as electric vehicles (EV). These vehicles are rapidly solidifying their position as the futuristic, environmentally-friendly and high-performing automobile, with ambitious forecasts stating that in 2030, 40% [...]

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Which Engine Oil Do I Need For My Car?

There are an abundance of safety measures, maintenance tips and general guidelines to maintaining your car, but having the right engine oil is definitely up there in terms of importance. Cars require oil to function properly, and choosing [...]

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5 Essential Car Parts to Service

At Mt Roskill Collision Centre, we offer a range of car service options to help improve your car’s performance and to keep you safe on the road.

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Common Car Problems

The warning lights on your dashboard give you early warning when some part of your vehicle needs attention. They are there to keep you safe, not to annoy you. So don’t ignore them.

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Making Sure Your Car is Safe for The Road

We get great enjoyment from different types of cars and the driving experiences we have here in beautiful New Zealand. Our number one priority, however, is safety on the road.

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Reduce the Risk of Engine Overheating

Most newer cars have built-in systems that stop them from overheating, but it occasionally does happen.

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How To Service A Diesel Car

Servicing your diesel car is the best way to keep you safe on the road and keep your vehicle running as efficiently as possible for as long as possible. A diesel car service is also one of the [...]

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Car Tyres: Everything You Need To Know

Safety on the road begins with your tyres. As the only part of your vehicle that touches the road, your tyres are a critical part of keeping you, your passengers and other road users safe.

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What You Should About Restoring Car Headlights

Headlights are a type of lighting system that is mounted on the front of a vehicle and is used to illuminate the road ahead when driving at night or in low-light conditions. Headlights are an important safety feature [...]

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A Guide To Panel Beating

One of the reasons why panel beating is so important is because often there is often damage that goes deeper than just the exterior of your car. If your vehicle is involved in a collision or accident, regardless [...]

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A Guide to Car Painting

Painting a vehicle is more complicated than most people realise. There is a lot of prep work that needs to be done to ensure the job is done well. And there is a lot of room for error [...]

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5 Things You Should Know About Car Engines

We don’t expect you to do any repairs or maintenance on your car engine, however it is important to have a general understanding of how your car engine works. Learning a bit about an engine makes it much [...]

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Understanding Wheel Alignment

One of the most important maintenance services you can have done on your vehicle is a wheel alignment. It keeps you, your passengers and everyone around you safe – and it is one of the easiest ways to [...]

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How to Diagnose Car Air Conditioning

Understanding how your car air conditioning (AC) works and what happens when it’s not working is important for a couple of reasons. Not only does the air conditioning provide for a more comfortable ride, but it can also [...]

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How To Jump Start A Car

If you get in the car, turn the key, and nothing happens, there’s a chance you’re dealing with a flat battery. A jump start– also known as a boost – will recharge the battery and get the car [...]

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Buying The Right Used Car

Before you buy a used car in New Zealand, there are a few things you should know that will make the experience easier and probably save you money. The first thing to know is that you can buy [...]

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What Does a Full Car Service Include?

Taking your car to the mechanic or panel beater is the best way to ensure that your vehicle will keep you safe on the road. It is also the easiest thing you can do to make your car [...]

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Everything You Need To Know About WoF

A Warrant of Fitness (WoF) is a manual check of your vehicle to ensure that it meets the required safety standards to be driven in New Zealand. Once your vehicle has passed its WoF, you are issued a [...]

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How To Test Your Car Battery

There’s never really a good time to discover that your car battery has gone flat. You certainly don’t want your car battery to die when you’re away from assistance. You can minimise the risk of this happening by [...]

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How Much Does a Panel Beater Charge?

If your vehicle has been involved in a collision, or there’s something that doesn’t seem right on your car, you want to have a panel beater available who you trust. Often, one of the first things we look [...]

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What Does a Panel Beater Do?

Panel beaters do everything to look after your vehicle. The word comes from the original work of beating out the dents in the panels of your car. (In some countries, a panel beater is referred to as an [...]

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Everything You Need to Know About Side Panel Damage Repairs

Some of the most common types of unrepaired damage that we see are dents, dings and scratches on the side panels of vehicles. For some reason, too many drivers think there’s nothing wrong with continuing to drive around [...]

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The Importance of Car Scratch Repair

If you’ve ever owned a brand new car, you’ll know that incredible feeling of having beautiful, scratch-free paintwork. But then, at some point, you’ll know that gut-wrenching feeling of getting the first scratch on your pride and joy. [...]

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The Most Common Types of Car Scratches

If you’ve got a scratch or two on your car, it’s tempting to think, well, it’s just a scratch – and then leave it. You might think it seems like overkill to take your car to the panel [...]

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How to Maintain and Repair Electric Vehicles

If you’re considering driving an electric vehicle (EV), you probably already know about the benefits regarding emissions and fuel costs (or lack thereof). But did you know that electric vehicles can also be easier and cheaper to maintain [...]

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Should I Get My Car Paint Professionally Touched Up? | Car Paint Repair

Over time, your vehicle will need a car paint repair, whether the whole car or just a touch up. You may have had a collision that has affected the paintwork. Perhaps someone who parked next to you has [...]

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What Are the Risks of Driving without Car Insurance?

If you’re ever involved in a collision, you will be asked if you have insurance. The subject of car insurance in New Zealand can be a bit confusing. Mainly if you are a relatively new Kiwi and didn’t [...]

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What Should You Do After a Minor Car Accident? | Panel Beaters Auckland

Be prepared. Boy scouts will remind you. Dieticians will remind you. Your mother will remind you. For most things in life, being prepared is half the victory. Knowing what to do when a minor car accident occurs, then, [...]

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How Much Does It Cost to Paint a Car in Auckland?

There are different techniques involved, depending on which car paint service you require. The other main difference between these types of car paint services is the surface area affected. Generally speaking, touch up paint jobs involve a smaller [...]

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Why a Front Bumper Repair Is More Important Than You Think

Having a collision in your vehicle is never a pleasant experience. There is the potential for someone to get injured. You worry about the extent of your vehicle’s damage. As well as stress over having to get repairs [...]

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Should I Call the Panel Beaters or the Car Insurance Companies for Repairs?

It’s kind of like the old conundrum … which came first, the chicken or the egg? Who do you call first when you’ve had a car accident or collision … the panel beaters, or the car insurance companies? [...]

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Five Tips for Choosing the Best Panel Beaters Auckland

Panel Beaters Auckland – The reason you bring your vehicle to panel beaters is that you need someone to help do the work you can’t do yourself. Kiwis love DIY, but most aren’t skilled enough to fix their [...]

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Everything You Need to Know About Rear End Smash Repairs

The best way to minimise the stress of a collision is to know what to do if you’re involved in a car accident. Being prepared simply by knowing what to do first and who to call will give [...]

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Five Things to Look for After A Rear End Collision including Hidden Damage

One of the most common types of car accidents is rear-end collisions. Some people don’t even consider them as car accidents because they happen so frequently – especially in Auckland traffic. However, it’s vital to think of them [...]

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What Causes Paint to Chip? | Car Paint Repair

One of the easiest things you can do to keep your vehicle looking its best is to keep its paintwork maintained well. Over time, unfortunately, our cars tend to accumulate a range of small scratches, chips, and dents. [...]

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Easily Missed Problems Caused by Rear-End Collisions – Rear-End Collision Repairs

It may surprise you to hear that a large number of people involved in rear-end collisions don’t have their vehicles checked or even go in for rear-end collision repairs by a panel beater. Rear-end collisions happen in all [...]

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Chassis Straightening: Pulling Your Car Back into Shape

Our top priority at Mt Roskill Collision Centre is getting you back on the road and keeping you driving as safely as possible. Therefore, we can help with several repair and panel beating services you may need after [...]

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What Do You Do If You Damage a Wheel on the Kerb? – Mag Wheel Repairs

If you take pride in keeping your vehicle in good condition, you may know the frustration of having a wheel scratched on the kerb. You can keep your car spotless inside and out, but having a scratched wheel [...]

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How Long Should an Average Car Collision Repair Take?

One of the first things you might think of when your car is damaged, or you’re involved in a collision (after ensuring that everyone is safe) is, “Oh man, now I’m going to be without my car for [...]

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How to Get Your Car Back Quicker from the Panelbeaters Auckland?

Sadly, no one really looks forward to taking their car to the panel beater. However, if you’ve been involved in a car accident or collision. You’re probably stressed, worried, and possibly hurt or injured. It’s definitely not an [...]

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Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Panel Beating Shop

Your vehicle is one of your most valuable assets, so it’s essential to choose wisely when selecting a panel beater to look after it. If your car, van, or truck is damaged or involved in a collision, it’s [...]

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Why a Cheap Panel Beater Will End Up Costing More?

If you’re looking for cheap panel beaters Auckland, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. Choosing a panel beater – or anyone who works on your vehicle – strictly based on price is not a good idea. On the [...]

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What is a Panel Beater?

A panel beater is the professional you trust with your vehicle to keep it running efficiently and safely. Mt Roskill Collision is a full-service vehicle repair shop with a large team of highly experienced panel beaters and mechanics.

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How Much Does It Cost for a Car Touch up in NZ?

If you’ve purchased a used car or have owned your current car for a few years, you may notice that it might need a car touch up as its paintwork is not as tidy as it used to [...]

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Common Types of Car Accidents and Collision Repairs

Being involved in a car accident can be a very stressful occurrence regardless of how minor or severe it is. You worry about your safety, the impact of other people or property involved, the cost of collision repairs, [...]

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5 Reasons to Choose Mt Roskill Collision as Your Panel and Paint Shop

It’s not often we toot our own horn (ok, bad pun done and out of the way now). But we’d like to quickly summarise why it’s a great idea to come to Mt Roskill Collision when you’re looking [...]

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Headlight Restoration

Your car’s headlights are one of the most important components to keep clean and maintained on your vehicle. Headlights have two main jobs – to help you see, and to help you be seen, both of which are [...]

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Car Repair Guide

Smashed your car or had an accident? You might be reading this because you’ve smashed your car or even had a minor car accident. We understand not only the inconvenience but financial and emotional impact of having your [...]

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