Squeal little piggy

Squeal little piggy

How to Detect a Faulty Radiator Fan Belt The radiator fan belt is attached to a pulley, or series of pulleys, and turns your radiator fan at a speed sufficient enough to draw ambient outside air into the radiator. Some vehicles use a belt dedicated to turning the...
Why Oil Matters

Why Oil Matters

An Important Role When it comes to routine maintenance, changing your oil is one of the more inexpensive services. Despite its relatively low cost, oil plays a vital, multifaceted role in your engine, and spending a little money on routine oil changes can help prevent...
Smart on Sparks

Smart on Sparks

  When to change spark plugs: 1. Engine has a rough idle Your engine idles when it is a stationary and in this position the engine normally produces around 1000rpm. The sound the engine gives off is constant and smooth but if your spark plugs aren’t performing as...
Under Pessure

Under Pessure

  For smooth, safe rides and long-lasting tires, it’s important to find the right tire pressure for your vehicle.   THE MAXIMUM   Somewhere on the sidewall of your tire, just below the big, bold letters of the manufacturer, for example, you might have...
Better Service

Better Service

  We know before you do.   There are very few shocks with Fifth Avenue Auto. We make it a priority to know what needs doing before it needs doing and we tell you what needs doing before it needs doing. Which means you can account for it, both mentally and...
Going straight?

Going straight?

    If you notice that your vehicle pulls significantly to the left or right when you are travelling on a straight, flat road with little cross-wind, or your tyres are wearing abnormally, then your wheel alignment may require adjustment. You should therefore...