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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Audrey and today, I would like to invite you all to learn about the wonders of the automobile. I first became interested in the auto mobile after the death of my husband. Until that point, I had no interest in cars at all. My husband did all the driving and I simply had to turn up on time and climb into the back. However, a few days after the funeral, I walked into our garage and I decided that I would learn how to drive and how to maintain an automobile. Our mechanic has been very good at teaching me a few things and giving me some top advice.


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Driving a Foreign Car: 2 Benefits of Using a Specialist Auto Mechanic

Tracy Arnold

If you have imported a foreign car into Australia from the US, European or Japanese markets, you may be tempted to have it serviced and repaired at your local auto repair shop. However, it may be more beneficial to have your car serviced by a mechanic who specialises in working on foreign cars. Below is a guide to 2 benefits of having your imported car serviced by a specialist rather than a regular auto repair shop.

A specialist auto mechanic will be able to read the onboard computer 

Almost every car built within the last couple of decades will be fitted with an onboard computer. The computer unit on your car is responsible for starting the engine, monitoring the temperature of the engine and regulating the flow of fuel. When your vehicle develops a fault, the onboard computer will produce an error code which will help the mechanic to diagnose the problem. However, the equipment used by a regular mechanic may not be compatible with the computer unit in a foreign car, which could result in them being unable to diagnose the cause of the issues you have been experiencing.

A specialist mechanic will have a range of computer readers which will work with any model or make of foreign car and so they will be able to establish the cause of the fault before carrying out any necessary work.

A specialist auto mechanic will be able to find their way around under the hood

While every car will contain many of the same types of components such as the engine, the radiator, air filter and other mechanical parts. Not every model of car looks the same once you open up the hood. Depending on the design of the car, some of these components may be located in different locations. This is particularly likely if your car has been imported from another country.

A regular mechanic may become confused if he does not find the transmission or fuel system in its usual location. A specialist mechanic who is used to working with foreign vehicles should have a good understanding of every model he sees no matter where in the world it is from. This knowledge will allow him to quickly carry out any servicing or repair work which is required.

If you are experiencing problems with your imported car, you should contact a specialist mechanic who has the skills and tools required to service and repair your vehicle.