K1 Motors http://k1motors.com.au Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:04:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 What are the Panel Beating Techniques? http://k1motors.com.au/what-are-the-panel-beating-techniques/ Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:13:48 +0000 http://k1motors.com.au/demo/?page_id=2782  Here are the 5 steps:1. Shrinking/Stretching2. Planishing3. Welding4. Filling5. SandingShrinking/StretchingThis involves applying heat to the damaged area of the panel whilst using a special hammer to reshape the metal. This technique is used together with Planishing to  restore the panel to original shape and contours.Planishing A planishing hammer is used to finely shape and smooth the […]

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How often to change air filter? http://k1motors.com.au/often-change-air-filter/ Sun, 15 Feb 2015 09:58:24 +0000 http://k1motors.com.au/demo/?p=2514 We generally recommend you to change your air filter every 20,000-25,000 kms.Changing your air filter regularly helps improve the fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and can prolong your engine life. If the air filter is clogged by dirt or sand it will reduce the oxygen supply for the internal combustion in the engine. Learn more here. 

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When to change your spark plugs? http://k1motors.com.au/change-spark-plugs/ Sun, 15 Feb 2015 09:56:36 +0000 http://k1motors.com.au/demo/?p=2511 Standard copper spark plugs last around 20,000 – 30,000 kms. Iridium or Platinum spark plugs can last for 80,000 – 10,000 kms The spark plugs play an important role in your engine, they produce electrical sparks that ignites the mixture of fuel and air in your engine’s combustion chambers, causing the pistons to move up […]

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How often do you need to change brake pads? http://k1motors.com.au/often-need-change-brake-pads/ Sun, 15 Feb 2015 09:54:46 +0000 http://k1motors.com.au/demo/?p=2508   Ranges from 30,000 km – 90,000 km as it largely depends on driving habit. For example:  if you drive more aggressively especially in a busy city areas and brake with more force, more often – then it’s likely you will need to replace them sooner than someone who travels quiet long distance country roads. […]

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What is the brake fluid used for? http://k1motors.com.au/brake-fluid-used/ Sun, 15 Feb 2015 09:51:35 +0000 http://k1motors.com.au/demo/?p=2506 It is a hydraulic fluid used in the brake system – transfers the pressure applied from the brake pedal from when you step on it to the brake mechanisms of the car. The brake fluid is hygroscopic thus absorb water/moisture from the atmosphere. If water gets in then it will decrease the performance and reduce […]

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When should you change the brake fluid? http://k1motors.com.au/change-brake-fluid/ Sun, 15 Feb 2015 09:37:21 +0000 http://k1motors.com.au/demo/?p=2501 Recommended change is every two years – need to drain the old fluid out and add new in. As this type of fluid ages and the corrosion inhibitor degrade over time and the chemical composition changes thus topping up won’t actually help. Brake fluid change will ensure a normal and safe brake system operation, its […]

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