Making car servicing easy
Does your car need a service? It makes sense to do it regularly. This will you keep safe, ensure your warranty is maintained and save money in the long run.
At Fredco Motors, we offer a range of car-servicing options for both petrol and diesel vehicles.
WOF Auckland – Warrant of Fitness
WOF Auckland City, Ponsonby, Grey Lynn and Auckland CBD.
A Warrant of Fitness or WOF is required every six months for vehicles 6 years or older, and every 12 months for newer vehicles. We can complete a WOF inspection with your vehicle service, saving you time and money.
We have fully qualified WOF inspectors. All WOF inspectors are fully experienced in vehicle mechanics and servicing. They complete regular updates and liaise with New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) on all WOF requirements.
Tyres and Wheel Alignment
Tread and tyre pressure are the two critical factors to tyre safety. Tyre tread will help your vehicle to grip the road surface when braking and cornering.
Driving on under-inflated tyres will use more fuel, while driving on over-inflated tyres can affect vehicle handling and overall wear.
Tyres are a routine check with all vehicle services.
Did you know
You should have an oil change regularly; regardless of how many kilometres the vehicle has driven. If a vehicle is not used much, the oil in the engine still needs to be flushed and replaced. Old oil can degrade an engine, even when the vehicle is sitting in the garage.
We have fully trained automotive technicians who can give you and your vehicle the best service and advice regarding all aspects of your vehicle.
Authorised Century Car Battery stockists
Are you experiencing car battery problems? Our trained battery technicians will help. And if a new battery is required, they’ll recommend the right one for your vehicle.
The causes of a faulty battery
A car battery is the most unstable part of a car and a common cause of problems. They are designed to provide a huge amount of power and voltage for a short period of time. And it doesn’t take much for them to go wrong.
Exhaust and Mufflers
A clean car exhaust system is a sign that your vehicle is running well. If your car exhaust seems loud or is dirty, it’s best to get it checked out.
We can inspect your exhaust system in as little as 10 minutes, and exhaust inspections are included in all vehicle services. The team will also check that your car exhaust system is not leaking, which can lead to carbon monoxide fumes being released inside your vehicle.
If your brakes are squealing, pulling the vehicle to one side or making your steering wheel shake, then it’s time to see the team.
Brakes can degrade slowly due to simple wear and tear, which can make it difficult for vehicle owners to see the changes. We can test your braking system and make any repairs necessary. Brake hoses and fluid can also be checked and replaced if necessary.
Cambelt / Timing belt
A Cambelt /timing belt is situated in the front or side of your engine behind the plastic cambelt covers.
This belt has been designed to reduce friction and generate more horse power than previous component called the Timing Chain.
This belt should be changed every 100,000kms or 5 years, whatever comes first. In some engines there are 2 belts, a cambelt/timing belt or a balance belt. If you are unsure contact us with your make and model and we can advise you.
Clutch Service – This involves checking the free play (adjustment) in the clutch cable and adjusting if necessary, checking the clutch fluid (hydraulic system) and road testing vehicle.
Clutch Repairs / Replacements – If your car clutch needs repairs or replacements we can diagnose and repair / replace if necessary.
Suspension, Shocks & Steering
Suspension keep tyres in contact with the road surface, and eliminates road shock.
Shock absorbers are a key part of the suspension system.
Steering – Is your vehicle veering to one side when the steering wheel is straight? Or if you can hear noises when your vehicle is turning, you may have a suspension issue or it may also be a Wheel Alignment issue.
Car Air-Conditioning systems need servicing approximately every 2 years (most air conditioning systems lose approx. 10-15% per year of refrigerant gas).
This service involves discharging, recharging & lubricating your refrigerant system. Also testing your air conditioning compressor oil if applicable and changing if necessary.
Automatic Transmission Servicing
Automatic transmissions need flushing & servicing every 40,000kms.
Automatic transmissions typically fail due to internally overheating. This is usually a direct result of poor maintenance.
Automatic Transmission servicing will help extending the life of your transmission and in most cases providing smoother gear changes. We only use Premium high grade fully synthetic transmission fluid.
Engine Management & Diagnostics
We have highly trained technicians to carry out all engine management diagnostic services.
The computer technical equipment our workshops carry can locate all engine light fault codes and repair as necessary.
Fuel Economy & Emission Testing
Are you spending too much money on petrol & wearing out your engine prematurely?
Are you adding to the pollution levels in New Zealand? (Hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide)?
Do you want to reduce harmful emissions into our environment?
We have the latest technology to test your vehicle.
Radiator Repairs and Radiator Flush
A Radiator is vital to the health of your engine; ensuring that it does not overheat and maintains an optimum operating temperature.
A Radiator cools the liquid that in turns cools your engine, thereby maintaining the correct operating temperature. A Radiator has a large surface area of thin fins for the liquid to pass though, over time these can be damaged by stones, filled with dirt and bugs or the plastic tanks attached to most radiators these days can crack with the constant heating and cooling during normal use.
With 63 quality workshops nicely spread from Whangarei to Invercargill, servicing and repairing vehicle fleets is a convenient option for owners of small to medium sized fleets.
You will find Fredco Motors mechanical services particularly convenient if you live or work around the following areas:
Auckland City, Central, CBD, College Hill, Ponsonby.
Negotiated hourly rates and subsidised WOF costs with the promise of a few vehicles will definitely bring tangible savings to your business’s bottom line. We are big on finishing touches too so you will drive away knowing your vehicle has been had a good once over and is safe and sound to keep your businesses in operational mode.
Priority servicing, along with a pick-up and delivery service within reasonable distances can also be a major benefit to corporate clients minimising disruption for business owners, managers and employees. Alternatively, a quality courtesy car option may be the more convenient way to go.
Centralised billing for larger fleet management companies at Fredco Motors head office reduces the administration for fleets increasing efficiencies for all parties concerned. As preferred repairers for two of the leading fleet management companies we are experienced in managing a large quantity of work both physically and from an administration perspective.
If you have a fleet of vehicles and looking to streamline your operational costs we welcome you to call us for an obligation-free chat. We’d love to hear from you.