A word from the Mechanic all about engine oil

Fluids in your vehicle

When it comes to servicing your vehicle our mechanics have seen a thing or two in our time, and not all good. By servicing your vehicle every 6 months or 10,000 we get the opportunity to fix little problems before they turn into bigger and more expensive problems not to mention the safety aspect. Who like to be stuck on the side of the road with a broken down car?

Did you know that the engine oil is like the blood in our bodies without it being clean and the right pressure we can die, your engine is the same. The by product of combustion ( the engine running ) is dirty soot, acids and turns into sludge, the oil filter job is to clean the oil and keep the oil performing to its correct  specifications, but there is a use by date on the oil and the oil  filters and they have to be changed and guess when that is Yes you guessed it.


Now on a lighter note here as some fun facts I bet you didn’t know


  • Mercedes Benz was named after an Australian Lady Mercedes Jellinek
  • On Average humans spend 3 weeks of their life’s waiting at traffic Lights.
  • The longest car in the world is a limo 30.5 metres long it has a king size water bed, swimming pool, heli pad, 26 tyres and can you guess where it was built California USA
  • Only 1 in 10 Australian use public transport to get to work.
  • More people in Australia work to work than take the bus, they need to get a car.


Well that’s me done for now, so unit next time


Darren the Blogger

Well we got a new website looks great hey?

The have put a blog page on the website so I have to start blogging, sound cool me Darren a blogger shit I fail English at school. So what do I say? They tell me just write about myself and Autorite Service Center.

So here I go —————- 20 mins later what do I say ————-

I started in the trade back in 1985 and have seen things change, am I am going to sound like one of those old guys NO NOT ME. I was working at a number of new car dealership when I purchased Autorite about 13 years ago, I was getting sick of having to treat the customers like a number get them in and out, not really caring, So here I am still running Autorite and with about 90% of all our work is repeat business, I think I am doing something right.

Well that’s my first blog, I am no author but over the years I will try to make some insights into the automotive world and Autorite Service Center for you to enjoy.

Darren the blogger