Wednesday, 21 February 2018

3 Signs Your Mercedes Benz Needs a Tune Up at a Car Service Centre

There is no denying that Mercedes Benz produces some of the most stunning and desirable cars on the Sunshine Coast and the rest of the world. Not only do their cars look fantastic, but their vehicles also offer smooth performance when well-maintained.

Of course, the operative word here is “well-maintained”. Like with other luxury cars, vehicles from Mercedes Benz require thorough maintenance at a car service centre so that you and your family enjoy a comfortable ride every time.

Generally, you’ll want to bring your Mercedes to a respected auto care centre on the Sunshine Coast, like SVS Autocare, every year for general maintenance. However, there may be times when you need to bring your car over earlier than that. If you notice any of the following signs, it may be time to schedule a maintenance check-up soon: Read more from this blog:

Regular Car Service and Other Tips to Keep Your Vehicle Maintained

When it comes to taking care of your vehicle, you’d want to do it as religiously and meticulously as possible so you can get the best possible performance out of it, and for longer. There are many different steps you can take to ensure this, whether on your own or with a professional car service. Here are some things you should be on the lookout for if you want to catch any signs of problems early, so that you can get them repaired as soon as possible. Wash Your Car No matter how good engine performance is, cars are still judged primarily based on their appearance. If you want to make a good and lasting impression rolling down the street in your vehicle, then you must make the effort to get it regularly cleaned. A simple car wash can do to take out the usual dirt and grime, but a more thorough detailing is probably in order for harder-to-remove stains on the inside. Read more from this blog:

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

BMW Service Tips: 4 Signs Your Air Conditioning System Needs Help

BMWs are among the most highly prized vehicles throughout the Sunshine Coast and the entire world due to their exceptional craftsmanship, aesthetics, and efficiency. As such, it’s only natural that those who own a BMW take extra steps to make sure their respective models run at peak efficiency at all times.

Although most car owners will have a BMW service specialist, such as SVS Autocare, to help them with engine maintenance, these specialists can also help with the maintenance of other important parts of the vehicle, such as the AC system. Since summers on the Sunshine Coast can be quite warm, ensuring that your AC system works properly is important. With that in mind, be sure to bring your car to a mechanic if you notice any of the following signs:

Diminished Cooling Capacity

One of the classic issues that plague air conditioning systems in vehicles is diminished cooling capacity. It isn’t uncommon to notice your AC system struggling a bit during a heat wave, but it shouldn’t falter on a regular basis. In most cases, diminished cooling capacity is a sign your system needs to be topped off with new refrigerant. It may also be a sign that there is a refrigerant leak. Read more from this article:

Friday, 17 November 2017

Sunshine Coast Car Service Pros Share 4 Ways to Extend Battery Life

Car batteries have an average lifespan of four to six years. Think back to how often you replace yours. If it’s every one to two years, that’s a ridiculously short amount of time for a car battery to last. Your Sunshine Coast car service professionals give you four practical tips to improve your car’s battery life and maximise the investment you get out of it.

Check Your Car Lights

Leaving the lights on overnight can be enough to drain a battery. Are you guilty of this error? Consider yourself lucky if your car has an auto-off function, but if it is of the traditional kind, then you need to get into the habit of checking all your lights before parking or leaving your car. Read more from this article:

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Sunshine Coast Service Centre Shares 4 Symptoms of a Brake Problem

The brakes are an essential system in your car. Faulty brakes put you at risk of an accident, so it’s critical to your car’s well-being—and yours—to always keep your brake system in good working condition. If you notice a problem with your brakes, it’s in your best interest to have the issue investigated by a Sunshine Coast Audi service technician sooner rather than later.

Even if you have your brakes checked with each maintenance service, you still need to pay attention to signs and symptoms of a potential brake problem. Here are four things to watch out for.

Bald Tyres

Your tyres are the first thing you should look at if you believe you have a brake problem. If you feel a little skid when you step on the brakes even when you’re driving at moderate speeds, it’s possible that your tyres have become dangerously bald. Check your tire treads to make sure they are still at reasonable thickness. Read more from this article:

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Your Sunshine Coast Mechanic on 4 Ways You Could Be Killing Your Car

Vehicle maintenance is every car owner’s responsibility. Engine oil changes, fluid replacements, tire balancing–all these need to be done on a strict, regular basis. These, along with a few good driving habits, ensure that your vehicle serves you well. Take good care of your car and it will reward you with years of consistent and dependable service. With than in mind, your Sunshine Coast mechanic shares with you four ways that you could be affecting the lifespan of your car.

Not Using the Parking Brake

Whenever you’re parked, the parking brake needs to be engaged. Yes, even on flat surfaces. When the parking brake isn’t engaged, the parking pawl endures a lot of work. Engaging the parking brake takes a load off of the pawl which can help lengthen its lifespan, along with other transmission components. Read more from this article:

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Simple Tips for Maintaining Quality Auto Air Conditioning Performance

The last thing you’d want is for your auto air conditioning to suddenly conk out just when you need it most. Driving in a stuffy car, especially when you’re stuck in traffic, is definitely far from being ideal. This is why it is important for car owners to keep up with the maintenance of the car air-con. Here are some tips that could prove helpful in maintaining it so it can last for longer.

Keep It Clean

As with your AC units at home, your car air-conditioning unit also needs to be regularly cleaned. Dust, lint, pet hair and dander, insects, and other micro-particles can end up clogging the AC unit. These can affect the efficiency of the blowers, too, and the general air quality inside the car. If you’re unsure how to go about it, however, leave it in the hands of the pros. Read more from this article: