529 Manukau Rd, Epsom Tel: 09 630 6694

Service Options

Call us for current prices - we service all makes and models including European and hybrid cars.

Epsom Automotive workshop

Lube Service

Inclusions:

  • Replace engine oil & oil filter**
  • Grease and lube suspension as required
  • Check and fill transmission and driveline levels
  • Check and fill brake fluid and power steer levels
  • Check radiator coolant and radiator cap
  • Check air filter and battery
  • Check wiper blades
  • Top up washer fluid with bars bugs
  • Check fan belts and hoses
  • Check operation of all lights
  • Check tyre pressures and black tyres

Full Service

Inclusions:

  • All items in Lube Service, plus...
  • Check suspension and remove road wheels
  • Dismantle and inspect brakes for wear
  • Clean and adjust brakes, reset handbrake
  • Driveline and CV boot inspection
  • Rotate tyres if required
  • Check spark plugs
  • Check HT leads and fuel filter
  • Road test to 50kph

 

**Our service prices include up to 4 litres of engine oil and an oil filter to the value of $20 for a petrol engine and $35 for a diesel. Some oil filters and extra oil will attract an additional charge.  When we service your vehicle we will be able to tell whether or not items such as the spark plugs, brake pads and shoes, the air filter and fan belt require replacement. If they do, we will call you to discuss this before proceeding, as these items will incur additional cost.

Other Services include:

  • Brake Fluid Flush
  • Antifreeze
  • Auto Transmission Service
  • Existing Customers Only - we offer a Complimentary Safety Check while you wait (no appointment necessary)

Why is Regular Servicing So Important?

We recommend that you service your vehicle regularly as this will reduce your running costs in the long term, improve performance, ensure your safety and limit your risk of an unexpected and inconvenient breakdown.

Here is our Recommended Service Guide:

Cars Less Than 5 years old: Full Service every 15,000 kms or 12 months

Cars 5 years and older used on longer trips: Full Service every 10,000kms or 12 months

Older cars used for lots of round town driving and short trips: Lube service (oil and filter change plus safety check) every 5,000kms or 6 months

After your first visit we will enter your vehicle's details on our database and send you scheduled WOF and Service reminders - so you will never get caught out again!

Other Services

  • Warrants of Fitness - only $44 plus GST
  • Free Courtesy Car - pay only $15 plus GST for insurance. Please book for this service.
  • Batteries
  • Brake Fluid Flush
  • Antifreeze
  • Auto Transmission Servicing
  • Tyres
  • Pre-purchase Inspections
  • Diagnostic Scanning
  • Cambelts - see below
  • AA Smartfuel Savings
  • European car servicing
  • Hybrid car servicing

Cambelts can break suddenly and without warning

For this reason we recommend they are checked as a matter of course when your car has travelled 80-100,000 kms without a replacement.

Why? Because your cambelt won't half break.....and you won't notice your cambelt wearing out until it's far too late.  As it snaps it can do some pretty serious damage to your engine, which means it'll be costly to repair and very inconvenient.

Bring it into us at Epsom Automotive and we will check it out.  If you car has travelled more than 80-100,000kms without a new cambelt then we will suggest that it be replaced as a matter of course, in line with manufacturer's recommendations. 

While we've got the cambelt cover off we will also check:

  • Bearings
  • Auto Tensioners
  • Oil Seals
  • Waterpumps
  • Drive Belts

We will give you an honest appraisal of any additional work we think is necessary, call you with a quote and give you the option to repair or replace any parts we have identified as requiring attention. 

 

The cost to replace a cambelt varies by vehicle make and model, so give us a call for an estimate.  If your car is also due for a service and/or WOF then we can arrange this at the same time, and remember that we also offer free courtesy cars and/or complimentary local pick-ups.  Please request these at the time of booking.

 

cambelt

What is a Cambelt?

  • A Cambelt or Timing Belt connects the crankshaft to the camshaft(s), which in turn controls the opening and closing of the engine's valves.
  • A four-stroke engine requires that the valves open and close once every other turn of the crankshaft. The Cambelt does this. It has custom teeth to turn the camshaft(s) synchronized with the crankshaft and is specifically designed for a particular engine.
  • In some engine designs, the timing belt may also be used to drive other engine components such as the water pump and oil pump.