Challenges of an Australian Manufacturer
As an Australian manufacture, the current environment provides many challenges. Without manufacturing, we face the prospect of losing science and engineering expertise in research and production that has taken generations to nurture. Manufacturing directly employs one in five engineers in Australia, and many more indirectly. These skills are not only critical to new growth industries […]
AutoTest State-of-the-Art Testing and Diagnostics
As featured in Business View Oceania July/August 2022 With early research and development starting in 1983, AutoTest Products (AutoTest) is Australia’s only quality accredited roadworthy equipment manufacturer- and they are totally Aussie-owned and operated. Born out of Managing Director David Jenkins’ involvement in the design of federal engineering standards for roadworthy compliance and safety legislation […]
So You Want to Start a Workshop
What equipment do you need? As featured in AAAA Magazine – July 2022 A career as a mechanic can be rewarding and allow you to work a flexible schedule in a job that continuously challenges your skills. Starting your own service repair business gives you even more control over your professional direction, allowing you to […]
NSW Compliant Brake Testing Equipment
As featured in The Automotive Technician Magazine (TAT) March 2022 Workshop Pro 10 Brake Meter Can Now Be Used in NSW AutoTest Workshop Pro 10 has recently been given the tick of approval by Transport for NSW. This means that this product is compliant in every state and territory of Australia to conduct brake testing. In […]
The Latest Compliant Brake Testing Equipment
Workshop Pro 10 Brake Meter Can Now Be Used in NSW AutoTest Workshop Pro 10 has recently been given the tick of approval by Transport for NSW. This means that this product is compliant in every state and territory of Australia to conduct brake testing. In 2018, the Workshop Pro revolutionised brake testing by not […]
Tackling Diesel Air Pollutants
IN THIS ARTICLE: Diesel Emissions Standards, Tackling Air Pollutants and how to improve Australia’s ability to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Air pollution from road transport Road transport is a source of air pollutants which can have adverse effects at various scales. The air pollutants which are currently causing greatest concern in terms of […]
Why do you need a Car Battery Tester?
The electric charge that your battery carries will not last a century. It can only carry so much electric charge for a specified amount of time and sooner or later it will discharge. In most cases, it is quite difficult to tell how much electric charge you have left. Testing of batteries in a short […]
Factors Affecting Brakes While Driving
IN THIS ARTICLE: Several factors affect how your vehicle’s brakes work. These include the speed and weight of your vehicle, brake adjustment and anti-lock braking systems.
What sort of Maintenance regime should I adopt?
Every industry faces this same question, and several aspects come into play to determine what the best approach is. When you boil it all down, the most likely decision maker will be Cost. However, cost is not as straight forward as you might think. There are several aspects to this such as loss of production, […]
Brake Safety and the Regulations
IN THIS ARTICLE: Brake safety, brake systems as well as the brake testing regulations and its importance in all vehicles, explained. If you Google Truck Brake Safety, you get results like the following: Brake problems on highway trucks at mines Five critical tips for brake safety week Park brake failure truck rolls away Emergency brake […]