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Tag: Gold Coast

9
Jun

Planning a trip? What to Check

Planning a trip? What to check Thinking of a big drive down the coast, a week end away, a interstate road trip? What should you check on your vehicle before leaving? Here is a list of the common checks that should be done before you leave: Please refer your vehicles manufacturers handbook for your vehicles procedure. Service – When the

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23
Mar

Landcruiser not selecting gears

Todays issue is a Toyota Landcruiser not selecting gears. This troop carrier has the 1HZ engine with a 5 speed manual gearbox. The vehicle was towed to our workshop after breaking down out of town. The client stated he couldn’t select any gears and the shifter felt loose. These land cruisers gearboxes have all of the selector mechanism internal in

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23
Mar

Grinding Brakes

A client booked us in to inspect his vehicle complaining of a grinding brakes in Varsity Lakes today. We attended his home and quickly set to diagnose the fault, which in this case was very easy to identify. The vehicles brakes has sacrificial friction material with is designed to slowly wear away when you use your brakes. When this material,

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27
Jan

Engine oil – how often does it need changing?

You may of heard it before, but it can’t be stressed enough: oil is the lifeblood of your car. Despite this, most car owners overlook this important component. It is just something to be checked at the usual logbook service interval. Unfortunately, by the time this has come around, your engine’s oil may no longer be doing an adequate job.

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3
Aug

Logbook Servicing Gold Coast

Logbook Servicing Gold Coast Certified Automotive are qualified in all aspects of Logbook Servicing. Transcription: Hi there, I’m Jamie from Certified Automotive Mobile Mechanics. We’re based in the Gold Coast and we have fully equipped vans, mobile work shops that come to you to service your car at your work, your home, or at your location.

3
Aug

Repairs and Diagnostics Gold Coast

We do Repairs and Diagnostics Gold Coast Certified Automotive can come to your home or workplace and carry out repairs on your car. Our tradesmen are highly experienced, licensed and insured. We have a fully equipped mobile workshop that we bring to you. Transcription: Hi, I’m Jamie from Certified Automotive Mobile Mechanics. We’re based in the Gold Coast and we

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3
Aug

Pre-Purchase Inspections Gold Coast

We do Pre-Purchase Inspections Gold Coast Buying a car can be a wonderful experience or it can be a nightmare. Get complete ‘Peace Of Mind’ and take the worry out of finding those hidden defects when you book a Pre-Purchase Inspection with Certified Automotive. Transcription:  Hi there, I’m Jamie from Certified Automotive Mobile Mechanics. We’re based in the Gold Coast

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12
Mar

Holden Cruze window regulator

The Holden Cruze is a popular car that we see a lot of. We have seen serval lately with a failed window regulator. The complaint being “My window won’t go up”. Not a unique fault, as with all things that move they eventually wear out. These window regulators can fail several different ways – cables breaking, pulleys failing, gears jamming, motors failing

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23
Jul

Leaking radiator

Today I had leaking radiator in a Nissan Dualis to repair in Broadbeach. We attend many breakdowns and radiators are a common cause. We often see at around 10 years of age or 200 000kms radiators fail. Radiators in nearly all production cars now days have plastic tanks. This is the weak point that fails. The plastic gets brittle with

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12
May

Hyundai iload turbo failure

The popular Hyundai iload van with the 2.5L turbo diesel has a couple problems that we’re seeing increasingly often. Todays example in Burleigh Heads is a prime example – Turbo failure! The main and often first symptom people are experiencing is the iload turbo failing. This is generally a result of another problem. The turbo in our experience is the

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