It’s that time of year again, the clocks have gone back, the leaves are falling off the trees at a rather rapid pace, and is nearly time to scrape frost off our car’s windows in the mornings.
Yet, its at this time of year, a lot of us forget how hard our cars work for us every single day, that’s to say, during the sub-zero temperatures our engines are expected to be switched on in a flash, and we expect everything to be working perfectly.
However, it’s so important to keep our cars serviced and in good working order all year around, this is where our garage can help you.
For example, engine oil running low, or the engine oil being used for too long, this can increase engine wear.
This is why it’s so important to use a reputable garage, such as Automotive Cardiff, and to have your car serviced or repaired by our experienced mechanics.
So, whether its something relatively simple, such as changing a cars battery or you may require a full service of your car, we can help.
Why not talk to our team in Cardiff, we can then book you in for car repairs or servicing that you may require?
Just think our hard our engines work especially during our cold winters; this is why its important that items like the engine oil is replaced to the manufacturer’s recommendation.
Whether your car needs a fully-synthetic oil, a semi-synthetic oil or mineral oil, we will be able to tell which oil your car needs and we use quality oils.
It’s so important that the right oil is used, this is why many high-performance car owners in Wales come to us, as they know, when it comes to the engine oils we use, we only ever use quality oil.
Its important to change your car’s engine oil when required, yet some car owners leave their engine oil run too low or don’t change it at regular service intervals, as recommend by a mechanic, and this can sometimes cause engine damage.
Engine oil is what helps lubricant the engine, without it, sometimes even catastrophic engine damage can occur. This can sometimes cause major mechanical damage, that the engine components become damaged, and the engine sometimes becomes seized.
This is why its so important to get your car serviced when required.
Some of us clock up a huge number of miles every year, whether that’s motorway cruising within a company car, or someone that simply works a long distance away from home, so the car is simply traveling further, and on a regular basis, therefore we also offer “interim servicing” at our garage.
No matter which brand car you drive, whether it’s a luxury SUV or simply a diesel estate, we can service your car, as well as offering interim servicing.
Companies within Cardiff know how efficient our business is, this is why if they own a fleet of company cars, they may get those vehicles serviced by us. We can therefore offer you a time slot, where we will get your car serviced.
This means that all company cars are also welcome at our garage, so whether your company owns 10 cars or a thousand cars, we can offer company car servicing as well.
Its at this time of year our cars batteries are put under increased strain, that’s because our main beam lights are often on a lot more, as daylight time is reduced, plus starting a cold engine, that often takes more effort from the cars battery.
Sure, a cars alternator should help charge the battery as the engine is running, yet if we are only doing very short drives in Cardiff on a regular basis, well, the demand on starting the car, having the heaters on, headlights on, well that may drain the battery, and not give it enough of a long drive to recharge the battery.
Yet, the batteries in our cars are the same as other types of batteries, that’s to say, the battery can lose its strength.
This is why if your battery is running low, and seems sluggish when starting the car, well, it’s definitely worth coming to our garage, so we can carry out a battery check to see if it needs replacing.
Why not ask our mechanics to also check your cars brakes?
Having your brakes in good condition all year around is absolutely crucial, yet at winter time, when the roads are frosted over, its so important that your car is in absolutely perfect working order.
No matter if you have the most common type of brakes, that’s discs and brake pads, a more rarer option that’s “carbon ceramic brakes”, which are normally fitted to real high-performance cars, or drum-brakes, sometimes fitted to the back of some cars, we can help you.
Why not call us for a brake check?
Does your handbrake need to be repaired?
Don’t neglect a faulty handbrake, you may have noticed for example that there’s more travel in the handbrake than normal? Or that the electric handbrake doesn’t seem to be working every time? This shouldn’t be ignored; a qualified and experienced mechanic is needed, this is where our mechanics can help.
Would you like us to add coolant / anti-freeze to your vehicle?
Our winters can be fiercely cold, this is why its crucial that the right anti-freeze is used, call us if you need your cars coolant to be replaced.
Is your vehicle displaying any sort of fault code?
Fault codes shouldn’t be ignored at any time of year, they could be flagging a problem that could result in a much larger repair bill if ignored. If your car is displaying a warning light, or a fault code, then this shouldn’t be ignored, why not call us?
Get your car ready for winter with us
No matter if you own a rugged 4×4 vehicle or simply a small petrol engine car, you should get your car serviced.
Many car owners in Wales call us, we have many happy customers, a lot of which have left reviews on our Google My Business account, so why not check our garages many positive reviews, and call to book your car in with us.