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How Often Do I Have to Change My Brake Pads?

How Often Do I Have to Change My Brake Pads?

Maintaining your vehicle's braking system is vital to the safety and performance of your car. It is therefore imperative that you check your brake pads for wear and replace worn out pads. So how do you know when to change your brake pads and how often should you do it? Signs You Need New Brake Pads When They Become Noisy: Two of the most common noises that indicate brake pad problems are squealing and scraping. A squealing noise while braking can be caused by a number of other reasons (e.g., loose anti-rattle clips, callipers or pad insulators), but the most common reason is worn brake pads. Likewise, scraping noises while braking can sometimes be caused by loose brake parts, or even a stone stuck between the pad and rotor. The most likely occurrence is that your brake pads have worn all the way down to the metal backing plate. If this is left too long, damage to t ... read more

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5 Signs Your Car’s Air Conditioning Needs To Be Serviced

5 Signs Your Car’s Air Conditioning Needs To Be Serviced

Most of us don't miss the air conditioning feature in our car until it's gone. To avoid getting caught in the summer heat with no relief in sight, you should be on the lookout for signs of air conditioning problems lurking behind your dashboard. To shed some light on the problems that are worthy of a trip to your local mechanic or auto repair shop, here are some common car air conditioning warning signs. Top Signs Your Car AC Needs Repair Not cooling: The first warning sign is the most obvious: there is simply no AC. If you're getting a whole lot of nothing out of the vents or warm or hot air instead, you could have a problem with your HVAC system. This could be happening for a number of reasons: you may be out of refrigerant; you could have damaged cooling fans; or even something simpler, like vents or a cabin air filter clogged with leaves or other debris. A tri ... read more

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5 Benefits of a Regular Car Service

As a car owner, a regular car service is something you need to do. According to experts, preventive car maintenance and letting mechanics take a good look at your vehicle can benefit you in a number of ways. Find out how regularly maintaining your car can save you lots of time and money in the long run. Benefits Of A Regular Car Service Reliability: Simply put, if you don't take good care of your vehicle, it's not going to be there for you down the road (pun intended). This means following the recommendations for oil changes and tyre rotations that you'll find in your owner's manual. It also involves having routine check-ups performed by expert technicians. Giving your vehicle a thorough inspection means we can identify and fix any issues before they turn into larger problems that require costly repairs. Value: Are you looking to sell your car at some point in the future? Then you'll want to keep up with routine service and maint ... read more

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6 Signs Your Engine Oil Needs Changing

6 Signs Your Engine Oil Needs Changing

An oil change should be a top priority for car owners looking to keep their engine in good running condition. Fortunately, an oil change service costs very little in the grand scheme of car maintenance. But how do you know when your car is due for an oil change? We've put together a guide of the common signs that it's time to change your oil. Common Signs It's Time To ChangeBlack Oil: Good oil should be the colour of honey. If the oil in your engine is running black, it is definitely time for an oil change. Consistency: Assessing the oil consistency means you might have to get a little bit dirty, but while checking the oil colour you should also check this. Take a little bit of oil off of the end of the dipstick and rub it between your thumb and forefinger. If the oil is coarse or you can feel any grittiness this is another s ... read more

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What Do The Engine Lights On Your Car Mean?

What Do The Engine Lights On Your Car Mean?

Vehicles have become increasingly complex over the years, with more systems to monitor and more to report to the driver. Today, there are more than 60 possible dashboard symbols that can appear on an instrument panel. Different makes and models have different lights and symbols, so it's important to refer to your vehicles owner's manual. In the meantime, here's a guide to what some of the common engine lights mean and what to do if they come on. Engine Light Meanings Check Engine Light This is the general “check engine” warning light and it could mean several different things, both common and uncommon. If this light is blinking, this could mean that there is a much more serious issue with your car. In any case, plan on bringing your vehicle into your local mechanic. Brakes Warning Light If your brake warning ... read more

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Choosing the Right Mechanic to Service Your Car

Choosing the Right Mechanic to Service Your Car

Your car is one of the biggest investments that you might make in your life, so it's important to make sure you maintain it properly. This includes choosing the right mechanic to service your car. When it comes to booking your car in for a service, there are a few factors that you should consider. Find a Shop for Your Brand of Car Not every auto shop is well equipped to service every car, and not all cars are the same. Let's say you're sporting a nice European car. Not every shop can handle the intricacies and differences between the specific parts. If you do have a European car, you want a mechanic that has plenty of experience servicing the same make so that you are ensured the best results. For example, Anzac Automotive is well known in the North Shore of Auckland for their expertise dealing with European vehicles Check for Qualifications A good car mechani ... read more

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The Benefits of Having Your European Car Serviced by a Specialist Mechanic

The Benefits of Having Your European Car Serviced by a Specialist Mechanic

Not all cars are alike; that seems like a simple enough conclusion to come to on your own. But when we're talking about what's under the bonnet, it's a completely different world. The main difference between European cars and, say, Australian cars is the finely tuned engines. European car engines are masterfully built with a high level of distinctive craftsmanship, so a specific knowledge is required to get a car service done that meets these standards. You will also need different tools and equipment to service and repair European cars, and you won't find these in every service shop. Make sure you find someone to service your car with an understanding of what needs to be done to keep your vehicles performing at their best. Here are the benefits of having your European car serviced by a specialist mechanic. Knowledge and Expertise As we stated above, the amount of detai ... read more

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Why Choose Anzac Automotive

Why Choose Anzac Automotive

Regular maintenance is important when it comes to the longevity of your vehicle. The team at Anzac Automotive are specialists in European Car maintenance and servicing. Find out why you should take your car to our Browns Bay workshop for your next car service. Call us on 09 478 8457 for a booking or more information.

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Get the Bosch Car Service Advantage

Get the Bosch Car Service Advantage

If you're looking for high quality, affordable car servicing and repairs in Auckland, look no further than the Bosch Car Service at Anzac Auto in North Shore. This Bosch Car Service workshop is absolutely dedicated to providing a full range of services for all makes and models of cars. We also specialise in servicing European cars. If you are looking for the best maintenance for the best price in North Shore, the Bosch Car Service is for you. Read on to find out a bit more about the advantages we bring to our customers. High-Quality Service Our partnership with Bosch, the world's leading supplier of automotive parts, has allowed us to provide our mechanics with the most cutting-edge technical training and vehicle specific information. We understand the cars we work on inside and out, from diesel to petrol makes and models. We also fit quality Bosch parts where available, which we can and do receive quickly ... read more

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5 Signs Your Car is Due for a Professional Service

5 Signs Your Car is Due for a Professional Service

A car is like a person. Every once in a while, it gets run down and needs to be taken care of. When it's time for a professional service, there are a few tell-tale warning signs that should get you off the road and into a mechanic's shop. At Anzac Auto, we provide the Bosch car service to all of our customers. We have a deep understanding of everything that goes into maintaining a range of vehicles, from your Aussie Holden to a German Audi. With all cars, however, the warning signs are pretty similar, so read on to see if your car requires one of our services. The Engine Light Is On If your engine warning light on your dashboard has come on, it's a very good sign that your car needs to head to the mechanic for a professional inspection. The engine warning light being on could mean a range of things. The engine warning light (MI ... read more

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