Sometimes you may not have the latest software for the vehicle you are working on, when resetting a service light on a 2015 BMW 320i F30 model the other day this was just so, We have Rheingold so that was enough to lookup the manual reset procedure, which is listed below. Read More
Sluggish. Squealing. Unreliable. Vibrating. If any of these descriptors fit your vehicle’s recent behavior, it just might be trying to tell you something – like it’s time for a Service.
Today’s vehicles differ significantly from their decades-old brethren that required a tune-up every 10,000 or 20,000 kms. With newer vehicles, it’s increasingly common for manufacturer-recommended service intervals to stretch to 100,000 kms before certain maintenance items, such as replacing the spark plugs, should be completed.
That doesn’t mean, however, that routine maintenance or potential warning signs can or should be ignored. After all, replacing a vehicle is expensive. A more economical alternative is to take care of the one you’re already driving. Start by paying attention to what your vehicle might be trying to tell you and by recognizing these 10 signs that it’s time for a tune-up or maintenance. Read More
The Real Deal on Volkswagen Amarok Service schedules
As the service manual doesn’t clearly state what should be done.
It is to every ones disgust that the service schedule book, that is given to you when you purchase an Amarok, the book has features to fill the Proof of service, great which every book should have, but what they don’t explain in the ‘SERVICE SCHEDULE’ book is what each service needs or includes, like when does the cabin filter get inspected and replaced when does the fuel fuel have to be changed. Read More
After trawling the internet for hours looking for a specification of oil for Volkswagen DSG gearboxs, instead i found Mercedes benz oil chart, which shows all the specifications Mercedes recommend for what particular frame chassis. having owning an S -class Mercedes it poked my interest to see if was using the minimum or maximum specification that we currently use in the workshop today, i did find that even in a slightly older vehicle with our Sydney climate i could use a slightly heavier oil viscosity, having using at least a 229.3 spec oil, i still wasn’t happy with amount of zero weight oils such as 0w-40 in my opinion this is far to thin for Sydney’s climate hence we have been suing 5w40’s and 10w40’s mostly.
So just to be sure next time you need to find the oil specifications for any lubricant, such as engine oil, auto oil or coolant, be sure to open up the pdf and check what specifications you must use as a minimum, check the viscosity chart for temperature of your climate and also remember that an engine that has done 20,000 kms is totally different to and engine that has done 200,000 kms. Apart from all the above information the only other thing as a repairer we can tell you is to listen with your ears and notice what sounds the engine makes this will help in giving you the best outcome.
in conjunction with log book service we also provide minor and major services which will be tailed to you and your vehicle,
All Vehicles require service, today’s vehicles have very different ranges on how often services should be carried out service the length varies between every 5000 km to 15000 km, Also vehicle manufactures specify a time period which is at least every 12 months.
This can be quite confusing when your dealing with new and old cars.
We have the following packaged car services available, we will be happy to advise you on the most appropriate option for your car.
“We have a range of car servicing
options to suit all types of cars.”
If you want a reliable and safe car that performs well, it’s important to look after it through regular servicing. Missing a car service to save money can be a false economy and could cost you more in the long term, as minor problems left unfixed can lead to major repairs.
At P & G Motors, We service your car we prefer to use genuine parts where possible how ever we only use quality after market parts brands, premium Shell lubricants and Cooper filtration. We always offer our Standard Warranty and guarantee on all workmanship performed.
What is an E-Safety check? an e-safety check replaces the old pink slip.
An e-safety check is a road worthiness or safety inspection report for registered vehicles, the e-safety check has a validity of 42 days.
The e-safety check is now an on-line way instead of the pink slip, they are still the same in the sense of a rego check, how ever it is not paper based, this allows you to pay your registration on-line with out waiting in a queue at an RTA Branch.