Anti-Lock Brake System

Video credit: Amarok South Africa Youtube Channel Over the years, the braking system on some vehicles has become more complicated and improved drastically to ensure better safety for both the driver and passenger. Modern braking systems also reduce the risk of car accidents. The Anti-Locking Brake system, or better known as ABS, was invented to […]

Common Reasons for Oil Consumption on your Vehicle

We all know that engine oil is the most important lubricant in your vehicle. Engine oil is used to lubricate internal engine parts which are in constant friction. With time, engine oil is being consumed by some parts and it gets very dirty. It is then very important to have regular services done and to […]


The air filter on most modern combustion engines is located inside the air intake housing, which is installed on the top of the engine. It is attached to the fuel injection system (or a turbocharger) and designed to efficiently transport air into the fuel system to be mixed before it enters the combustion chamber. The […]

Your Vehicle’s Battery System

Battery charging

As the engine provides only mechanical energy, it does not generate electricity. So, we need a power source which produces electricity to power all the electrical accessories in your car.  Your vehicle’s battery and electrical system might be one of the most complicated systems in your vehicle. Its main purpose is to provide an electric […]

The importance of regular vehicle service & repair

There are so many reasons why people neglect or postpone their car service but often the reasons are money and time. We might have time but no finances available. Here are some reasons why it is important to service your vehicle when necessary. Accidents cost money When it comes to safety you simply can’t put […]

Replace Parts In Pairs: Why is it recommended?

Over the years we have had numerous instances where we advised customers to replace certain parts in pairs. More often than not we get asked why we need to replace something if only one side is worn or even broken. In this short article we will explain why it is so important to replace critical […]

Scheduled Maintenance = Fuel Economy

As the effects of the rising fuel price are being felt daily, it’s important to understand why scheduled maintenance is more important than ever. Services carried out with quality parts can pull on the pocket strings, especially if the service needed is more expensive than you originally anticipated but rest assured there is good reason […]

Important – Regular Aircon re-gassing/services

Aircon re-gas service

Re-gas of a vehicle’s aircon is important due to particles being clogged up in the compressor. Along with dirt and moisture this can lead to the air-con not working of working insufficiently. Re-gassing an aircon can prevent metal fillings from forming in the compressor.   How often do you need to re-gas your vehicles aircon?  […]

Turbo failure – Causes and symptoms.

Vehicles with a turbo have far more power than your normal, stock standard vehicles. You can add a turbo to your vehicle to get maximum power out of your vehicle. What does a turbo do?  A turbo forces air into your vehicles cylinders- this also means it uses some extra fuel to add that extra […]

VAGSpec Vehicle Inspections

Vehicle Inspections

Here at VAGSpec Centre we inspect your vehicle in full. We offer free safety checks, general checks and fluid leak checks. We check for the following:   Brakes – We check whether your brake pads or discs are worn. We check how much percentage it has left and inform the customer.  We also check for […]