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Navara EGR valve

Another EGR valve problem today, this time – Nissan D40 Navara EGR  failure. We regularly see EGR issues with most modern diesel cars. EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) is a system that directs controlled exhaust gas back into the intake to be re burnt in the engine. This is done a specific times to lower pollution. […]

Our New Workshop

Certified Automotive has been running as a premier mobile mechanics services since 2015. Mid 2022 we moved our head quarters to 11/55 Railway street, Mudgeeraba. This premises was previously another workshop which closed down due to retirement. We have done a large renovation getting the premises up to order and are now happily operating Monday […]

Engine rebuild

Today we have a 2000 Toyota Hiace van in for an engine rebuild. The van suffered from a major overheating when the radiator failed while driving on the freeway. The owners unknowingly kept driving the van until it stopped. Unfortunately this destroyed the engine. So now we are set to task on an engine rebuild. […]

Mobile mechanic team

Our mobile mechanic team from Certified Automotive. Our small mobile mechanics team of 3 are dedicated professionals. We are the person you speak to when you call for assistance –  not a receptionist. Our tradesman are all fully qualified and experienced – This is why we need named our business “CERTIFIED AUTOMOTIVE”. We aim to […]

Wondering steering

Todays repair was on a 1998 C200 Mercedes. The compliant was – wondering steering and ‘knocking’ noise over bumps. Along with uneven tyre wear. We carried out a full inspection of the vehicle along with an overdue oil and filter service. The inspection revealed significant wear in the steering linkage joints, torn lower control arm […]

C180 Mercedes pulley failure

Today we have C180 Mercedes Benz broken down due to a failed drive belt pulley and drive belt. A generally avoidable problem with regular servicing as these components should be inspected. This vehicle had missed its previous service. This is a common scenario, The bearing in the pulley wears out and becomes noisy. If not […]

D22 Navara clutch failure

Today we have a Nissan D22 Navara clutch failure to repair. This was a major failure of the clutch with the pressure plate clamping spring breaking off several fingers. As you can see in the main pic. This fault was easily diagnosed as a clutch failure prior to removal. The loud noises coming from the […]

Planning a roadtrip? What to Check

Planning a roadtrip? What to check. Thinking of a big drive down the coast, a weekend away or an 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 […]

Carbon Clean

This Mitsubishi Triton had low power and poor fuel economy. We inspected the car and found heavy carbon build up in the engines intake system. A carbon clean is required. This is common with turbo diesel engines. The factory fitted ‘EGR’ system which is to provide better economy and for pollution control is mainly to […]

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 […]