Allpoint WIN Best Mechanical Repairer!

On Saturday 22nd June, Allpoint Automotive won the 2019 VACC Award for Best Mechanical Light Vehicle – Metro (Small).

We were very pleased when it was announced that we were one of 11 finalists from hundreds of applications, the win is now fantastic. It is a testament to all the work we have done over the past year to provide the best possible customer service and create a forward-thinking responsive workplace. Thank you to all our staff, supporting businesses and customers for your support.

Special thanks to VACC for a great event and to the award sponsor, Bosch.

Choosing a Car Repair Workshop

Ask Questions Related to your Vehicle’s Problem

First of all, the answer to finding a good mechanical workshop lies in what they can tell you. Therefore, you just need to ask a few questions.

Ask relevant questions such as:

  • What causes this specific type of problems?
  • What repairs do you need to perform?
  • Which specific parts do you need to replace?
  • What would happen if I let this problem continue?

Ask different auto repair shops about the specific problem that you are encountering and look for the one that gives you you a direct answer. Look for consistence and accuracy and you can trust these experts to take care of your vehicle.

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Recognizing Signs For Replacing Spark Plugs

An integral and critical part of the ignition services, spark plugs can easily become fouled, damaged or worn out and may require replacements. Avoiding it or postponing it can lead to a multitude of engine problems. Generally, replacing spark plug-ins is recommended after an average of 45,000 kms.  The below telltale signs should alert you for replacing spark plugs – which is done best at Allpoint Automotive.

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How to make your tyres last longer

With the double-digit percentage increase in the costof tyres, it has become a matter of utmost importance to extend their life. To increase the longevity of the tyres, you need to follow a regular care routine. This will not only help in saving money and will also ensure safety. Importantly, keeping them aligned is a significant requirement. If the tyres point in or out, the edges get abraded faster.

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Common Engine Oil Problems and Their Solutions

A car runs for thousands of miles therefore, it is subject to wear and tear. The most common problems are linked to the engine oil, which is the lubricant that decreases the temperature of the engine, and reduces wear on moving parts. Hence, it is beneficial to both, car and the possessor, to know about these menaces.  Low oil pressure – When there isn’t enough oil in the system, the low oil pressure reading on the dash gauge starts flickering.

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Diagnosing Automatic Transmission Problems

Here are five signs of transmission problems you should not ignore:

1. Transmission slipping

If you’re experiencing automatic transmission slipping, it can feel like you’re driving in a certain gear and then it changes for no apparent reason. The noise from the engine may change in pitch or start to sound like whining.

Your car may also seem like it’s struggling, is suddenly underpowered, or isn’t accelerating like it should.

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