Diagnostic Services

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Vehicle Inspection

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What is log book servicing? 

       Log book servicing is servicing and maintenance for new vehicles at specified intervals performed to your vehicle manufacturer’s specifications. These services support your vehicle’s statutory warranty and keep it in top shape.

1log-book        Your vehicle’s service log book contains specific information outlining your vehicle’s service requirements. Your Bridgestone Select Auto Service mechanic has the information and resources to ensure that your vehicle is serviced to the same exact requirements and standards for the specified service performed.

        On completion of your log book service, our qualified mechanics will validate your vehicle’s handbook as a record of service, which is important in maintaining every vehicle’s service and maintenance integrity.

We won’t stop until we’re sure your brakes will stop you

If you’re finding your car doesn’t stop as well as it used to, making some strange sounds or the steering wheel shudders when you brake it might be time to book your car into your local Bridgestone Select Auto Service store for a brake service.

We can diagnose your vehicle’s brake problems and offer brake repair solutions to fit your budget.
We’re open 5 and a half days a week, so you can make an appointment that fits your schedule.

Bridgestone Select Auto Service stores only install the best and only use components that meet or exceed original equipment standards.

Brake servicing and inspection

The importance of good brakes can never be underestimated. Your brakes are not only responsible for stopping the car, but they also help you decelerate when going downhill, help in avoiding collisions and keep your car stationery when not being used. That’s why it’s so important your brakes are always maintained in good working order.

Just replacing your brake pads every now and then isn’t good enough. There are many parts to a brake system that need checking and, in some cases, replacing. Your local Bridgestone Select Auto Service store can take a look at your brakes and advise you on what needs to be done.

Depending on which service package you choose, our qualified service technicians will check the braking system components: from the master cylinder right through to the brake discs and drums and everything in between, including the brake fluid.

How brakes work

Your vehicle’s brake system is primarily composed of disc brakes in front and either disc or drum brakes in the rear.

These are connected by a system of tubes and hoses linking each brake on a wheel to the master cylinder.

Along with the parking brake, cars may also be fitted with supplementary systems like anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic traction control.

Stepping on the brake pedal pushes against a plunger in the master cylinder which in turn forces brake fluid through a series of tubes and hoses to the braking unit at each wheel.

Brake fluid (or any fluid for that matter) can’t be compressed, so it can be directed through the hoses to arrive with the exact same motion and pressure that it started with.

Disc brakes

It is very important that there are no air bubbles in the brake fluid. Air can compress, which causes sponginess to the pedal and severely reduced braking efficiency. If air in the brake system is suspected, it must be bled to remove the air.

Drum brakes

On drum brakes — fluid is forced into the wheel cylinder which pushes the brake shoes out so that the friction linings are pressed against the drum (attached to the wheel), forcing it to slow or stop altogether.

The benefits of routine maintenance

In both cases above, the friction surfaces of pads (disc brakes) or shoes (drum brakes) convert the forward motion of the vehicle into heat, which is what causes the friction surfaces (linings) of the pads and shoes to eventually wear out and require replacement.

Consequently, all brake pads wear out. The various linings of new brake pads can be up to 12mm thick. If they wear down to less than 4mm, it’s time to book into your local Bridgestone Select Auto Service store and have them replaced. If they wear down to the metal backing plate, the scraping of metal on the metal surface of the rotor can cause significant damage. And it’s possible that the rotor will have to be replaced, or at the very least machined.

On their own, brake rotors will also wear out over time. Your local Bridgestone Select Auto Service store can look up your vehicle specifications and tell you how thick your brake rotors should be. They’ll also check your entire braking system and, if necessary, recommend the required service as part of your routine brake maintenance.

Save the time and expense of costly repairs by having your car brakes, including brake pads, shoes and rotors, checked at regular intervals by your local Bridgestone Select Auto Service store.

           Keeping your exhaust system in good working condition is vital for fuel mileage, the environment and your safety. We will discuss at Service time  how the exhaust system works, how it usually fails, and the best way to repair it. Your car’s exhaust system carries away the gases created when the fuel and air are burned in the combustion chamber. These gases are harmful to humans and our environment. Frequent checks of your exhaust system is a must to provide for you and your family’s safety.


What is a Tyre?

           Pneumatic tyre is a flexible, toroidal, compressed gas (normally air) container mechanically attached to the outer circumference of rim of a vehicle wheel. The name is derived from “Attire” – a protecting covering or coat.

          The rubber exterior of a pneumatic tyre is merely a flesh for a skeleton of fabric; this skeleton and the manner in which it is constructed are of fundamental importance in establishing the tyre’s characteristics.

A tyre is an integral component of a vehicle and is the intermediary between the vehicle and the road.

Why do I need Tyre?

  • Supporting the vehicle weight including payload (load carrying capacity)
  • Transferring Traction and Braking forces to the road surface (Traction, Torque and braking)
  • Absorbing Rod shocks (Cushioning and Enveloping)
  • Changing and maintaining Direction of travel (Steering response and stability during cornering)
  • Low Rolling Resistance
  • Minimum Noise / Road Vibration
  • High Speed safe operation Capability

tiyar1Tread:The portion of the tyre, which comes in contact with the road, is called the tread. It is designed to provide the necessary traction, wear resistance, and allow for low heat build up and low noise.

  • Side Walls:These are the layers of appropriate thickness of rubber compound applied on both sides of the tyre carcass between the beads and tread.
  • Plies:Plies atr reinforcing members of the tyre, which are made from rubber coated fabric (Rayon, Nylon, Steel, Polyester etc.

For bias tyres Nylon is the most commonly used fabric whereas Polyester is used for Passenger radial and steel for truck radials.

  • Bead:Layers of rubber coated high tensile steel wires formed into inextensible loops.

           A car battery is a physical reserve of energy within the car system. The battery is usually charged by an alternator — a device that converts the mechanical energy from the engine into electrical energy. This energy is then used to prompt reactions within the electrolyte of the battery, which is most commonly composed of lead oxide plates submerged in a mixture of sulfuric acid and water. When a battery is in use, the sulfuric acid reacts with the lead oxide plates, to form lead sulfate. Recharging the battery involves reversing this reaction, which allows it to store energy chemically.

The battery in a car is used to power the vehicle during ignition and provide energy for the lighting system. In gasoline engines, it is also used to ignite the fuel, so this type of engine cannot work without a battery. Diesel engines may work without batteries, if the initial electrical energy is provided at ignition. The battery is also used to provide traction energy for electric vehicles.

There are several types of car batteries available. The most common is the flooded type, which is basically an arrangement of lead plates immersed in sulfuric acid in a pseudo-open reservoir. This type requires regular topping up with distilled water to compensate for the water lost as hydrogenand oxygen gases during the electrolysis process. A slight modification of this results in a different type of battery known as a sealed battery, which is basically a flooded battery which is sealed so that no water can be lost.

A transmission service is part of your routine maintenance, just like replacing your engine oil.
A complete transmission service should include:

• removing and examining the sump or pan (where possible)
• replacing or cleaning the screen or filter
• cleaning the pan
• reinstalling the pan with a new pan gasket
• pumping out the rest of the old fluid and replacing it with new, high quality ATF
• adding a friction modifier or additive package (model specific)

          New fluid restores the holding power between the clutches, reducing slip and heat production.
At the same time, flushing the old fluid washes away tiny particles of clutch material and metal shavings. Those particles clog passages and wedge between moving parts, causing wear throughout the transmission. Changing the fluid eliminates those particles and the wear they cause.
The net result of changing the fluid is to provide better lubrication, improved the holding ability of the friction components, and reduced heat. So your transmission works better for years longer, which means you’re less likely to face a major transmission repair.
And, where possible, adding an external filter to the cooler line to remove any dirt particles that make it past the internal filter.
you may want to visit our auto repair mechanic for maintenance,

•    your car leaks transmission fluid
•    your transmission fluid is low or discolored
•    suffers from unusual shifting or grinding
•    experiences generally poor performance
•    you hear clunking noises when your car shifts gears
•    or the shifting is unusually noisy or erratic

How does auto air conditioning work

           Air conditioning like it says ‘conditions’ the air. It not only cools it down, but also reduces the moisture content, or humidity. All air conditioners work the same way whether they are installed in a building, or in a car. The fridge or freezer is in a way an air conditioner as well. Air conditioning is a field in it’s own right, but we’ll stick to the main points or a car’s air conditioning and the main parts used and a few hints to keep the air-con system running properly.

A number of people don’t realise that turning on the air conditioning actually reduces the number of miles per gallon of your car. There is energy used in removing the heat and moisture from the air in the car, and this consumes petrol because of the extra engine load.

Air conditioning’s main principles are Evaporation and Condensation, then Compression and Expansion

          The purpose of the Engine Cooling System is to prevent the overheating of your vehicle’s engine. With engine combustion reaching extremely high temperatures, the resulting heat needs to be dissipated. An efficient cooling system is essential to prevent the engine from burning!! Another function of the cooling system is to regulate the temperature inside the passenger compartment, insuring your comfort and that of your passengers.

On most recent vehicles, the engine cooling system is pressurized. You should not attempt to effectuate maintenance or repair work on the system. Servicing or repairing this system requires specific tools and adequate training. That is exactly what Autotech Performance can do for you!

Main Components of the Engine Cooling System
•    Radiator
•    Cooling Fluid – Coolant
•    Radiator Fan
•    Radiator Hoses
•    Water Pump
•    Heater Core
•    Temperature Knob
•    Temperature Control Valve
•    Thermostat
•    Temperature Gauge
•    Temperature Sensor
•    Reservoir or Reserve Tank
•    Radiator Pressure Cap

          A Certificate of Roadworthiness is generally required when a vehicle is sold, or if a used vehicle is to be re-registered. This helps minimise the number of poorly maintained vehicles on the road. In some cases, a Certificate of Roadworthiness (or roadworthy certificate ) is also required to clear a Vehicle Defect Notice or a Notice of Unroadworthiness.roadworthy1

          As a way of enhancing the public’s safety, the Roadworthy Certificate protects not only the seller or buyer of then the vehicle in question, but also the safety of the general public at large from shabby vehicles travelling on Australian roads.
The inspection is a check of the vehicle to ensure that key components have not worn or deteriorated and that the vehicle is safe for normal road use.

           A roadworthy inspection only covers the major safety related items, including:
•    wheels and tyres
•    steering, suspension and braking systems
•    seats and seat belts
•    lamps and reflectors
•    windscreen, and windows including front windscreen wipers and washers
•    the structure of the vehicle itself
•    other safety related items on the body, chassis or engine.

          The roadworthiness test is not a check of the mechanical reliability or general condition of the vehicle. If you require a comprehensive check on the overall condition and reliability of the vehicle then you should arrange for a separate independent report such as those offered by the RACV or VACC.
A Certificate of Roadworthiness can only be issued by a licensed vehicle tester, operating from a nominated garage or service station.