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|Posted on May 13, 2015 at 8:51 PM||comments (261)|
Batteries can die at any time of year but it's more likely in winter when cold temperatures hit car batteries with a triple-whammy:
power output drops
ability to accept a charge drops, so the battery doesn't recharge as quickly when you're driving
load increases – lights, blowers, wipers, heated seats, rear-screen heater etc are all used more
A helpful tip is to turn off your accessories before you crank you engine. This reduces the intial load on cranking giving your battery the best chance of survival this Winter. Once you've let the engine warm up then turn on heaters, demisters ect. All these items work better and faster when the engine is warmer anyway.
Call us now to have your battery checked and for peace of mind we have batteries with 42 months warranty if needed. We also do deep cylce and marine batteries. 34080043
|Posted on May 13, 2015 at 8:48 PM||comments (501)|
Ever put the wrong fuel in your car???
No 1 Rule if your in doubt DO NOT TURN YOUR ENGINE OVER
With the increase in diesel passenger cars available its becoming a common problem. Petrol in diesel engines acts as a solvent reducing lubrication and can cause damage to fuel pumps and in some cases if petrol is allowed to travel through to the engine complete break down which can result in needing a new engine.
Always double check the fuel grade indicator on the pump before filling.
The risk of misfuelling is higher if:
you use an unfamiliar petrol station - don't assume hose colours are the same as your 'local' site
you switch between brands using different hose/nozzle colours and names of fuels
you swap cars (using different fuel) at home or work - it's easy to 'forget' which car you're filling
you hire a car using different fuel to your normal car
you buy a new/second hand car using different fuel to your old car
you continue a conversation with passengers while filling up or worried about kids fighting in the car
you are in a hurry/running late - is always a big problem try to plan ahead for rush moments
Remember if in doubt DO NOT TURN YOUR ENGINE ON seek help immediately. Call us on 34080043 and arrange to have your fuel system looked at. A small fee for a tow truck is far better than thousands on a new engine!
|Posted on April 22, 2015 at 6:49 PM||comments (434)|
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|Posted on November 27, 2012 at 6:24 PM||comments (385)|
To help keep your car cool this summer remember to have your coolant checked. An engine which is running at an incorrect temperature can cost you thousands in fuel and repair costs. If you consider for every litre of fuel burnt in your system only 28% approx is used to create power anything which helps your cars engine run more efficiently has got to be great. Coolant should be checked regularly to ensure it has not become acidic which will cause much harm to precious running gear. By Australian standards it is law that all coolant have a colorant added to see even if you see green or red in your radiator does not automatically mean it is working correctly. At Island Auto Repairs every car which comes in to our shop for a service is checked to make sure it is within the proper range of working order. Help your car this summer and change your coolant to ensure correct running order.
|Posted on March 15, 2012 at 4:00 AM||comments (302)|
|Posted on March 15, 2012 at 3:57 AM||comments (265)|
Dutto's newest Apprentice is going great guns. We are so proud of her. She is even teaching us old dogs a few tricks. She has now successfully completed three modules of her course with 100% accuracy. Kellie is dedicated team player who is loving her new role within the work shop. Keep your eyes out for her when you come in.
|Posted on October 22, 2011 at 11:41 PM||comments (227)|
Buying a car this christmas? Need a roadworthy? We are going to wow you with a deal. watch out for the December specials. This one is going to one you cant miss. Buying, selling or just re registering Island Auto Repairs is the one stop shop for your vehicle.
|Posted on October 22, 2011 at 11:36 PM||comments (274)|
At Island Auto Repairs we have managed to secure some amazing prices on light truck tyres for our customers. We are offering 185/14 light truck tyres at crazy prices. These prices are to hot to advertise though. We dont want to scare our competitors. So if you are looking for tyres before christmas see us first. We also offer a tradies deal and get you in and out before you know it.
We have not forgotton our family car drivers either. To get you ready for your christmas driving we have put on special 205/65/15 tyres which suit most falcons and commodores, magnas and camrys. Its our christmas present to you. These prices will not be repeated. Chris has gone mad with these prices!!!!!!!!!
|Posted on October 13, 2011 at 4:52 AM||comments (256)|