Why is maintenance important?
Your vehicle is made up of hundreds of moving parts which overtime can wear out or stop performing as well. Regular maintenance ensures your car is reliable, safe and fuel efficient. It can also help prevent a minor problem turning into a major costly repair.
Five particular areas need constant attention and if not maintained will impact significantly on the fuel economy of the vehicle, and cost you more money with upward spiralling fuel prices:
Your owners manual should have a recommended maintenance schedule provided by your vehicle manufacturer for your specific make and model of vehicle.
Comprehensive 30 point service and safety check which we recommend every 10,000 km or 6 months.
Have you had a tune up done recently? Tuning your car helps you save money on fuel and be a friend to the environment by reducing your vehicle's fuel emissions. Our full tune ups include:
Diagnostics Today's vehicles run on integrated electronic systems and complex computers to measure their performance whilst on the road.Our team have an increasingly broad base of knowledge and skills to appreciate how a vehicle's complex components work and interact. We also have the ability to work with electronic diagnostic equipment and computer-based technical reference materials. Ian Heem Motors Ltd is an independent car diagnostic company that is able to service all makes of vehicles.
Your cooling system needs servicing every 20,000km or 2 years. Changing your coolant regularly prevents the internal parts in the cooling system from corrosion, increases the cooling system's boiling point and reduces its freezing point. It also lubricates the seals in the water pump in turn preventing premature water pump failure.
This service involves:
If you've ever had to repair or replace your automatic transmission, you'll know this can be very expensive. Most automatic transmissions fail due to overheating which is often a direct result of lack of maintenance.
Your vehicle uses transmission fluid to maintain a safe operating temperature inside the transmission, reduce potentially damaging heat and cool and lubricate the moving parts. However, transmission fluid can break down over time leading to overheating and possible transmission failure.
Automatic transmissions need flushing and servicing every 40,000km.
Our transmission service includes:
Constant Velocity Constant Velocity (CV) Joints allow your vehicle to steer and go over bumps and connect your driveline to the wheels. They are used on mainly front wheel drive vehicles and on some rear wheel drive vehicles.
CV joints need to be kept full of grease to make them last. The CV boot keeps the grease around the CV Joint and keeps the CV Joint lubricated. CV boots are prone to perishing and splitting. If your CV joint(s) make a loud clicking sound when turning your vehicle steering hard lock, they may need replacing.