Car Auto service and repair Wellington and Hutt city mechanical reasonable charges

By: Ali Automotive  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Engine, Fuel, Filter

Filter services

Ali Automotive can provide servicing of the following filters:

  1. Fuel filter
  2. Oil filter
  3. Air filter

Fuel filter service may address the following issues

  1. Hard starting
  2. Stalling
  3. Rough idling
  4. Hestiation
  5. Knocking
  6. Loss of power
  7. Poor fuel economy
  8. Increased emissions

Fuel service includes cleaning of fuel lines, fuel injectors, intake valves, combustion chambers and throttle plate and valve.

Oil filter service should be carried out in conjunction with lube service, which includes fresh oil with a new oil filter

Air filter service requires high air pressure cleaning or replacement if required

Belts service

Belts service may include inspection/replacement of following belts:

  1. Fan belt
  2. Serpentine belt
  3. Power steering belt
  4. Timing belt
  5. Alternator belt

Brakes work hard. And the job they do is critical to your safety.

That's why it's so important for you to be aware of how your brakes work, and to be alert for signs that your brakes need maintenance.

Below are some of the common questions you should ask yourself concerning your vehicle's brake system:

  • Is your brake warning light on when driving?
  • Is your brake fluid low, or appear very dirty?
  • Do you hear a grinding sound or a squealing sound when you apply the brake pedal?
  • Do you feel a pulsation or some sponginess in the brake pedal when it is depressed?
  • Does your vehicle steer or pull to one side when braking?

These are the most common signs that can suggest a potential brake system problem that should be addressed immediately.

  • We can inspect your vehicle's braking system to ensure that it is functioning properly or to diagnose a problem and offer suggestions and an estimate for repair.
  • We can do brake pad replacement, servicing rotors, replacing brake cylinders, to addressing Anti-Lock Brake System issues, we provide full repair service for all your vehicle's brake components.
  • Additionally, we can perform routine maintenance as suggested by your vehicle's manufacturer.

We recommend a brake service any time the symptoms described above occur.

Depending upon manufacturer's braking system installed in your vehicle it may cost from $60 to $80

Constant velocity (CV) joints are present on most every car and truck on the road today.

They are expected to last at least 240,000 km, but if they break out of their protective surroundings (CV boots) and are exposed to the elements (dust, water, grit etc), they will deteriorate much sooner.

Age, extreme temperatures and erratic driving all contribute to the breakdown of CV joints and the breaking of the seal they are housed in.

Both inner and outer CV joints need to be looked at, often in accompaniment of an oil change,

but the outer CV joints usually have problems before the inner ones because of the angles they are faced with while driving.

Symptoms of faulty joints may include

  • Hearing a clunk when speeding up or slowing down.
  • Hearing a humming noise. If while you are driving, you notice a humming noise or something that sounds like a growl, the CV joint may be bad.
  • Feel a shuddering when speeding up. If there is a shuddering or a vibration when the car is going faster, it could be a sign of a damaged inboard plunge CV joint.

Tune-up service has changed considerably over the years, but the basics of how a gasoline engine works has not.

Clean gas and air needs to be driven to the vehicle's cylinders where combustion initiated by a spark plug creates the power necessary to move a heavy vehicle.

Clogged fuel injectors, dirty air and fuel filters, and corroded spark plugs can all decrease engine performance and contribute to decreased gas mileage and performance.

That's why we examine your vehicle's air filter when your stop in, and why we recommend that you follow manufacturer's recommendations for replacing such key components as fuel filters, PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valves, and spark plugs when they are no longer working at maximum efficiency.

It may be time for a "tune-up" if you notice one or more of the conditions below when starting or driving your vehicle:

  • a decrease in gas mileage
  • a noticeable loss in power
  • your engine running "rough" or stalling when at a stop
  • engine "knocking" when accelerating or running-on after the ignition is turned off
  • your "Check Engine" or "Service Engine" light remaining on after initial start-up

A standard tune-up, or spark plug replacement, done at the suggested maintenance interval will make an engine easier to start, improve fuel economy, lower emissions and restore lost power.

Another (often overlooked) service designed to help your vehicle's engine running properly is the cleaning of fuel injectors and the fuel intake system.

When dirt and deposits collect on fuel injectors, the amount of fuel delivered to the engine is restricted, leading to deterioration in performance and responsiveness.

Regular maintenance of your vehicle's fuel ignition system is the key to reliability, fuel efficiency, and effective engine performance.

From fixing a fuel system problem when it occurs to helping you prevent one from happening in the future

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Air Filter, Belt, Engine, Filter, Fuel, Timing Belt

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