Care For Your Car
How to increase the Longevity & Smooth Running of Your Car
By understanding how your car works, you can appreciate what we may advise you to do. Listed below are some the things that we have learnt in over 26 years of providing outstanding service to our customers and why they keep coming back to us!

Does Your Car Need A Service?
Did you know that many modern cars only need a service once a year? And that older cars may need a service every six months?
Your manufacturer's service handbook will let you know what is the best for you car, however the service you may require will also depend by the way you use your car.
For example, if you use your car mainly for short journeys, your engines don't warm up fully and this can mean that you may need more oil and filter changes. Without these, the engine creates black sludge within it and this can lead to engine failure.
When you come to see us, let us know how you use your car and we will make sure you get exactly what you need.
Contact us for more information or just a chat about what you need.

Why You Should Be Using Synthetic Lubricants
As fuel becomes more expensive, we recommend using semi-synthetic and full synthetic lubricants as a way of providing the best protection for your engine and it will also increase your fuel efficiency.
By reducing the initial start up wear, you increase the life of the engine and in the process reduce your repair costs.
We have noticed through our extensive experience that using synthetic lubricants can achieve between 40-60km more on each tank of fuel that you use.
If your car does 10 litres for every 100 kilometres and you use a tank of fuel per week, your fuel savings could be up to $8 per week or over $400 per year. This is based on a fuel cost of $1.40 per year.
The additional cost of a semi-synthetic lubricant over a mineral oil is approximately $10 per service. With that in mind, you can see the savings that switching to a synthetic lubricant will bring you, along with increasing the longevity of you car.
So talk to us today about synthetic lubricants - our team is more than happy to help!
Contact us for more information about synthetic lubricants.

Why Use An Engine Flush
While oil filters remove sludge, tar, varnish and particles of over 25 microns, contaminants and wear metals less than 25 microns continue to circulate within the engine.
These contaminants accumulate within passageways, oil pumps and oil pans blocking oil channels and end up reducing lubrication.
This causes engine wear and sticky valves, resulting in sluggish performance and rough, noisy engines.
Engine Flush cleans away loose carbon and sludge build up while remaining static to engine internals such as metal surfaces and rubber seals and gaskets.
By clearing away the accumulated sludge and loose carbon deposits, compression, power and efficiency are restored as well as extending the life of you engine.
Ask us about Engine Flushes today!
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Why Use A Fuel System Treatment
Modern cars running with computers (ECU) and fuel injections are tuned for high performance but often only drive at less than half the engine's potential due to stop and start nature of city driving.
This type of city driving increases carbon build up at the intake of valves and injectors. Dirty injectors provide poor spray patterns causing poor combustion, loss of power and high fuel consumption.
By using the Fuel System Treatment that we offer, we clean the injectors and intake valves to restore them to peak efficiency, giving better fuel economy and improved throttle response.
Make sure your car is running at its peak! Ask us about our Fuel System Treatment today!
Contact us to learn more about our Fuel System Treatment.

Get the Best Out Of Your Radiator
One of the biggest and common causes of a car breakdown is the malfunction of the radiator cooling system. Most of the cooling system failures arise from poor radiator maintenance and most can be prevented with regular preservation and periodic professional inspections of your car radiator and cooling system.
Some of the most common problems:
  • Leaky fittings or seams
  • Fin deterioration and seal failure
  • Electrolysis
  • Cracked water tank
  • Fan damage
To keep your radiator cooling system in tip top shape, come and see us and have yours looked at by professionals!
Contact us to book in your next inspection.

Know When To Change Your Brake Pads
Most car owners will agree that there is nothing more important than your car stopping when you need it to. However, there is nothing more frightening than when it doesn't and sometimes it's because we haven't paid attention.
If you have worn break pads, your car will not stop effectively.
You can determine for your self when your brake pads need to be changed.
When they start making that horrible scraping sound as your cars comes to a stopā?¦.eventually.
When your brake pads do need changing, 90% of the changes will be to your front pads.
Make sure you have a professional inspection done on your brake pads when you come in for a service, as changing your brake pads too soon is much better than changing them too late.
Not only can it be more expensive but more importantly, don't you want to make sure your car is safe?
Contact us for your next brake pad inspection.

How To Maximise Your Air Conditioning
Air conditioning has fast been standardised over the last 10 years because of the benefits it brings to driver and passenger comfort. However, car owners are only now realising that air conditioning systems also need regular maintenance.
Car air conditioning systems tend to lose their performance over time as the refrigerant permeates through the seals between the compartments that make up the system.
Even worse, if you leave the air conditioning working with low levels of refrigerant, more serious problems can occur.
Some of the consequences include:
  • Poorer fuel economy
  • Internal corrosion
  • System failure
We now offer a whole range of air conditioning services so come and see us today or contact us for some of our air conditioning services below.
Free Air Conditioning Performance Test
  • We check the system pressures and vent temperatures
  • Make comparisons to recommended levels
  • Do a visual inspection
Anti-bacterial System Clean
  • Treat the problem of stale smelling air conditioning at source
  • Prevent the problem returning for at least 12 months
Full Air Conditioning Service - Have this done at least as part of your service and have peace of mind!
  • Performance test as above
  • Recover refrigerant
  • Evacuate air and moisture from the system
  • Leak test
  • Recharge to recommended levels adding fresh oil as required
  • Full visual inspection.
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