Car Service

Car Service Gold Coast And Repair Centre

Battery and Starting Engine

We check your battery levels and can replace a battery that is starting to fail

We can also service or replace a starter motor

Reasons why these start to break down are:

Typical Wear and Tear

Driving habits such as frequent engine on/off cycles will cause more

wear on the starter than a simple trip back and forth to work. Other

factors include:

  • Driving and weather conditions
  • Mileage
  • Vehicle age
  • Excessive electrical draws like in-vehicle entertainment systems

Belts and Hoses

Your car relies on belts and hoses for it to run

Over time they can crack, split or become loose

The belts in a car are the timing belt and fan belt.

Different hoses are in the cars mainly in the cooling and heating systems

Signs that you need a belt or fan replaced are:

  • Squeaking noise from under the hood during start-up

or operation

  • Coolant leaks on the ground
  • A warning light on your dashboard
  • Your A/C not working
  • Engine overheating
  • Smell of burnt rubber

Cooling System

Many breakdowns are causd by the engine overheating. The cooling system helps to prevent this. Even in today’s fuel-efficient engines, only around a third heat produced during combustion is converted into energy to drive your car. The other 2/3rds need to be removed by the cooling and exhaust systems.

It comprises of the Radiator and cap, the overflow bottle, thermostat, water pump and cooling fan.

The signs you need it checked are:

  • Overheating
  • Sweet smell
  • Leaks
  • Repeatedly need to add fluid

Exhaust System

A car exhaust system has three essential functions. 

  1. To direct all exhaust fumes from the engine to behind the vehicle.
  2. To reduce emissions by decreasing the number of toxic chemicals in the fumes.
  3. To reduce the noise caused by the explosions which occur during the fuel combustion process.

It is made up of chambers and pipes starting in the engine till it

finishes at the tailpipe

Each part has a function, and for a a cars exhaust system to work correctly, all parts must be working

The exhaust parts are:

  1. Exhaust Manifold
  2. Oxygen Sensor
  3. Catalytic Converter
  4. Exhaust Pipe
  5. Muffler

Signs to get it checked

  • Rattling noise when starting, accelerating or braking
  • Drowsiness while driving​
  • Loud noisesRotten eggs smell

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Fuel System

The fuel system stores and supplies fuel to the engine.

Fuel is stored in the fuel tank and the fuel pump draws fuel from the

tank. It then travels through the fuel lines and is delivered it through

the fuel filter to the fuel injectors (Older vehicles have carburettors

and a throttle).These spray a metered amount of fuel into the engine

When to get your fuel system checked:

  • Difficult Engine Starting
  • Slower Acceleration
  • Stalling While Driving
  • Intermittent Power Loss
  • Engine Light or Service Engine Soon Light Comes On
  • Engine Idling Rough
  • Excessive Engine Smoke
  • Noticeable Fuel Odours
  • Increased Fuel Usage

Steering and Suspension

The steering system in a car turns the wheels and the suspension system helps smooth out the ride.

A fault in the steering and suspension system will cause steering to be more difficult and driving will be bumpier.

You want to ensure that your driving on the Gold Coast is a smooth ride at all times.

​Every time you go over a pot hole it puts pressure on your suspension system

Most cars steering system is made up of rack and pinion parts which includes axial rods, tie rod ends, drag links,

centre arms, steering rack gaiter kits, tie rod assemblies and wheel end bearings

The suspension system in a vehicle comprises of front and rear springs, torsion bars shocks absorbers , struts, and

sway bars.

When to get things checked:

  • Car pulls to one side
  • Uneven tire wear
  • Excessive noise, vibration or bouncing
  • Feels like loss of control
  • Car can sway when cornering

Transmission System – Auto or Manual

A transmission is another name for a car’s gearbox, the component that turns the engine’s power into something the car can use.

An Automatic Transmission comprises of

  • Planetary Gear Sets that provide the various forward gear ratios as well as reverse.
  • Hydraulic System which sends transmission fluid sent under pressure to control the planetary gear sets.
  • Seals and Gaskets are used to keep the oil where it is supposed to be and prevent it from leaking out.
  • The Torque Convertor which acts like a clutch t
  • The Governor and the Modulator determines when to shift gears.
  • The Computer on newer vehicles directs oil flow to the appropriate component at the right instant.

Manual Transmission

  • Clutch and Clutch Pedal The clutch pedal hydraulically disengages the clutch when you depress it.
  • Flywheel sends engine torque to the clutch disc 
  • Selector Fork and Collar It’s an arm-like piece of gear that helps in moving the collars through the gears
  • Synchronizers These help the gear and the collar to engage with each other and match their speed
  • Layshaft and Output Shafts gears mesh with each other
  • Gears You will find gears of various sizes Larger gears have more teeth help to slow the car’s speed while smaller gears have less teeth and help your car stay at higher speeds.

Signs that you need to get it checked

  • Engine light on dashboard
  • Vehicle struggling to accelerate, or engine speed increasing with no increase of vehicle speed
  • Shuddering coming through vehicle when driving
  • Whirring, grinding or clunking noise coming from vehicle
  • Vehicle has no drive, or cannot select gears

We Look After Your car – Inside and Out!

All Mechanical Repairs And All Detailing Work