MAINTENANCE

Auto maintenance describes the act of inspecting or testing the condition of car subsystems (e.g., engine) and servicing or replacing parts and fluids. Regular maintenance is critical to ensure the safety, reliability, drivability, comfort and longevity of a car. During preventive maintenance, a number of parts are replaced to avoid major damage or for safety reasons, e.g.timing belt replacement.

 

Common car maintenance tasks include:

  • Car wash

  • check/replace the engine oil and replace oil filters

  • check/replace fuel filters

  • inspect or replace windshield wipers

  • check or refill windshield washer fluid

  • inspect tires for pressure and wear

  • Tire balancing

  • Tire rotation

  • Wheel alignment

  • check, clean or replace battery terminals and top up battery fluid

  • inspect or replace brake pads

  • check or flush brake fluid

  • check or flush transmission fluid

  • check or flush power steering fluid

  • check and flush engine coolant

  • inspect or replace spark plugs

  • inspect or replace air filter

  • inspect or replace timing belt and other belts

  • lubricate locks, latches, hinges

  • check all lights

  • tighten chassis nuts and bolts

  • check if rubber boots are cracked and need replacement

  • test electronics, e.g., Anti-lock braking system or ABS

  • read fault codes from the Engine control unit

      TUNING & BRAKES

 

 Tuning, on the other hand, has become a way to personalize the characteristics of a vehicle to the owner's preference. Cars may be altered to provide better fuel economy, produce more power, or to provide better handling.

 

 

BRAKES ARE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT COMPONENTS ON YOUR VEHICLE. YOU NEED THE CONFIDENCE OF KNOWING THAT WHEN YOU PRESS YOUR FOOT TO THE BRAKE, YOUR VEHICLE IS GOING TO STOP. THAT'S WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO KEEP THESE TIPS IN MIND TO HELP KEEP YOUR BRAKES FUNCTIONING PROPERLY.



  • THE RULE HERE IS RESURFACE WHEN NECESSARY, DON'T RESURFACE WHEN IT ISN'T NECESSARY. IF THE ROTORS AND DRUMS ARE IN RELATIVELY GOOD CONDITION (SMOOTH AND FLAT WITH NO DEEP SCORING, CRACKS, DISTORTION OR OTHER DAMAGE), THEY DO NOT HAVE TO BE RESURFACED. RESURFACING UNNECESSARILY REDUCES THE THICKNESS OF THESE PARTS, WHICH IN TURN SHORTENS THEIR REMAINING SERVICE LIFE.

      CAR SERVICING
 

A motor vehicle service is a series of maintenance procedures carried out at a set time interval or after the vehicle has travelled a certain distance. The service intervals are specified by the vehicle manufacturer in a service schedule and some modern cars display the due date for the next service electronically on the instrument panel.

The completed services are usually recorded in a service book which is rubber stamped by the service centre upon completion of each service. A complete service history usually adds to the resale value of a vehicle.

Maintenance tasks commonly carried out during a motor vehicle service include:

  • Change the engine oil

  • Replace the oil filter

  • Replace the air filter

  • Replace the fuel filter

  • Replace the spark plugs

  • Tune the engine

  • Check level and refill brake fluid

  • Check level and refill power steering fluid

  • Check level and refill Automatic Transmission Fluid

  • Grease and lubricate components

  • Inspect and replace the timing belt if needed

  • Check condition of the tires

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      WHEELS & SUSPENSION
 

 

Steering & Suspension Service

 

 

Worn steering, suspension and drive line components can cause noise, vibration, premature tyre wear and misalignment. That's why we perform a complete steering and suspension system inspection with every alignment. By replacing worn parts you regain steering control and handling which will return your vehicle to its original operating performance.

If you are having steering or suspension problems or if you hear unusual noises when driving over bumps or dips in the road, see us for a comprehensive steering and suspension inspection.

A Steering & Suspension Inspection includes;

  • Road test to determine steering & suspension performance

  • Inspection of steering and suspension system

  • A report and evaluation complete with our recommendations

  • An estimate for labor and parts requiring repair or replacement

 

When to have this done

  • When noticing steering problems

  • Noises are heard when driving over bumps or clips in the road

  • When your vehicles tyres show un-even wear

  • If your vehicle is pulling to the side while driving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power Steering Fluid Check & Flush

Power steering fluid not only helps transfer pressure from the steering wheel to the tyres, it also lubricates the steering system. But like all fluids in your vehicle, power steering fluid wears out over time and must be replaced in order to ensure proper vehicle control and the longevity of steering components.

This service removes harmful contaminants and helps prevent premature wear of steering components, and maintains oil seal condition to help eliminate leaks and ensure appropriate fluid viscosity for maximum power steering performance. Your power steering fluid should be checked with every engine oil change or logbook service.

What's included

  • Steering system performance test

  • Visual inspection of the power steering components

  • Flushing the old fluid and refilling the system with new fluid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CV Joint and Boot Service

Each vehicle has so called Constant Velocity (CV) axle which consists of two Constant Velocity joints. The main task of this CV axle is to transfer the torque from the engine to the wheels of your vehicle.

During its work the engine of your car produces a lot of energy and the special mechanism is needed to deliver all this torque to your car's wheels. And CV joints allow all the power that engine gives to be transferred very smoothly.

The most common problem that causes Constant Velocity joints failure is crack in the boot. When the boot is cracked it can no longer protect the mechanism from the moisture and dirt. Dirt gets into the unit which increases the wear of its parts. You can even hear a noise (a clicking noise) during its work. So when you hear that clicking sound in your car's CV joints that can only mean the crack in the boot.

 

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