Vehicle Repair and Maintenance
Ok, so there are parts of your vehicle that you don' t even know exist. No, no, don't be upset. Look, before I became I mechanic I didn't know either. Sometimes ignorance is bliss, and other times, well, other times if you don't replace that worn out part you're going to have problems.
So, here's just few of the things that can "wear and tear" on your vehicle that may need a repair or some maintenance.
Old Shocks and Struts
If you've got shot shocks and struts, the chances are your teeth are rattlin' and not only that, but wear on one usually means wear on the other. Its best to replace these in pairs.
Ball Joints and Tie Rod ends
These are kinda like yours and my hip joints. If not cared for they might eventually wear out. You might hear a clunk or two (from your vehicle that is, not your hip) as the joint rattles around in the socket. If you do hear a noise, tell us where and we will fix that sucka good for you.
Rack and Pinion Steering
No, not lamb rack, you definitely can't eat this rack. This is the thing that lets you turn corners. Kinda important ya know? If it shakes, rattles, rolls or just doesn't turn at all, we can fix that!
Wow, have we seen some dirty plugs in our time. I thought that we could take some photos and post them on the site, but we didn't want to get told off by the authorities for posting dirty images. Yep, some of them are THAT bad. It's ok though, we look at them as part of our standard service. So if we tell you that you need new plugs, don't get offended, Everybody gets dirty now and again.
It you have a leak, you've got problems. It could be your water pump, your hoses, your radiator, the head gasket or our favourite, the radiator cap. Whatever the issue, if you don't find it, your vehicle may overheat. You've all seen it happen, those poor people, pulled over on the side of the road, kids drink bottles in hand pouring water into the radiator as steam boils out. Yep, don't be one of those, let us look at your leaks and fix them for you.
Sometimes it goes flat. Nuff said?
There are some big bugs in NZ right? And most of them at one time or another, have flown into your vehicle at 100 km/hr and gotten stuck in your air filter. Sometimes we clean these and it looks like you've been in a competition to deliberately drive into swarms of bugs. We clean it, we put it back in and you get to go for the high score again, and your vehicle works better. Win - Win!
That's a lot of things you didn't know right? And this is not even the full list. The best part is that you don't need to know all of these. That's our job, just give us a call, drop us an email, or just pop in and if it making a noise its not supposed to, we will find it and fix it!