Can you afford to start your own business?

As a mechanic, there are all kinds of perks to starting your own business… 1. You get to set your own hours 2. You can decide which jobs you want to spend your time on 3. You are building wealth through an asset that gains value over time But above ...

Tyre TLC: When to replace your tyres

Unless you drive like Craig Lowndes, the general rule is to replace your tyres every three to four years or 30,000 to 50,000km. If you think you can get away with leaving it for longer (as many do!) you might get a rude shock soon as the Federal Government are ...

Franchise FAQs- What most mechanics ask

Blue Toro Wollongong mechanic Jamie

With families to provide for and busy lives to lead, many mechanics are searching for a work opportunity that is flexible, meaningful and consistent. Most mechanics have realised that as an employee, much of their pay goes toward supporting people higher up the chain. Starting your own mobile mechanic business ...

When is the best time of year to sell my car?

When is the best time to sell a car

Everyone knows that when it comes to selling a car, there are a long list of things you can do to both ensure a quick sale and one that get’s you the most money. However, not many people know that choosing the right time of the year is one of ...

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Who is Elvio?

Elvio is a seasoned Motor Mechanic with 25 years experience in the automotive industry. Well-known for asking the most obvious questions and his bizarre obsession with Datsuns (having owned more than 10), he seems to think the 70s was the golden era of motoring. Current rumours suggest he owns more than 100 caps, prefers Belgium bier to Australian and has been confused with the real Speedy Gonzalez. Well-known at the racetrack for getting maximum performance on a budget and his obsessive attention to detail, he is now taking his passion for all things with an engine to help his customers in his blog. Ask Elvio.