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FULL RANGE OF SERVICES

When you’re ready for essential maintenance and you want it done right and on your schedule, the experts at Pit Stop are ready for you. We’re the easy, convenient place to get routine maintenance and service. Whether you are looking for advice, repair or service work we can offer the full package - coupled with our unique expertise. The experts from Pit Stop are fully equipped to deal with the latest automotive technology in vehicles of all makes and keep them in perfect working order. 

  1. Oil Change & Maintenance
  2. Tyres & Fitment
  3. Wheel Alignment
  4. Brakes
  5. Batteries
  6. Air Conditioning
  7. Belts & Hoses
  8. Wiper Blades
  9. Lamps & Bulbs
  10. Alternators & Electrical Systems
  11. Transmission service
  12. Suspension & Steering
OIL CHANGE AND ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE

If it's time for a full service oil change, then it's time for a visit to your nearby PitStop. When it
comes to oil change services, no one does it better than our tire and auto service professionals.
Regular oil changes are essential to keep your engine clean and properly lubricated, allowing your vehicle
to run more efficiently. At Pit Stop, we offer high-quality oil and filter products that can  help improve your gas
mileage and extend the life of your vehicle. All of our tire and auto service professionals are highly skilled and
experienced to perform the level of service your car needs


TOP QUALITY APPLIES TO OIL AS WELL

When changing oil it is always best to use brands which are suited to the type of engine concerned to avoid losing the vehicle manufacturer's warranty coverage. This is why Pit Stop workshops make use of quality oil brands satisfying the specifications and requirements of the engine manufacturers, 


OUR EXPERT ADVICE


On average the oil should be changed and the filter replaced every 5,000 km to keep engine wear to a minimum. So it is best to check the engine oil level at regular intervals and top it up as necessary. You can see at a glance when the next oil change is due from the service interval indicator in the engine compartment or from your service booklet.
 
PROFESSIONAL TYRE SERVICE

Pit Stop provides a full tyre service for your car. We can advise you on periodicity of tyre
change, which make to buy and fit and provide expert storage should you wish. In addition
to professional servicing and repair, our experts will also check the inflation pressure and tyre tread.
And on request we will be pleased to check the wheel alignment and make any necessary adjustments
before fitting new tyres to prevent one-sided or uneven tyre wear.


HOW TO SPOT WORK TYRES?

Properly inflated tires are crucial to your vehicle’s handling and safety. Regular tire rotations help distribute wear more evenly and can help you get more life out of them.
  • Tire tread depth of less than 3/32"
  • Punctures, cuts or snags in your tire tread or sidewall
  • Sudden loss of tire pressure
  • Your tire wear indicator is visible
  • Sudden vibration when driving
  • Poor handling or traction on slippery surfaces


OUR EXPERT ADVICE


Car tyre rubber ages even when a car is not in use. So you should replace your car tyres every 40,000 kms or as per your car manufacturer's recommendation – even if the tread is hardly worn. The following parameters may be useful before buying tyres for your car
 
3D WHEEL ALIGNMENT

Today’s bumpy roads and overgrown potholes can throw off the alignment of your vehicle,
causing it to pull to the left or right rather than traveling in a straight line. This can lead to uneven
tire wear and reduce your gas mileage. The solution? Stop by your local Pit Stop for a road test
and professional wheel alignment. Our factory-trained experts can help restore proper alignment, improve
handling and make your vehicle run more efficiently.


 SIGNS YOU NEED A WHEEL ALIGNMENT

Maintaining the wheel alignment on your car is an integral aspect of its overall maintenance and upkeep. However, this very important step is often ignored or skipped until the first symptoms of poor wheel alignment show up in the form of ruined tyres. Here’s some common signs to look out for:

  • Uneven or accelerated wear on the edges of your tyres
  • The steering has a “mushy” feel or has become less responsive
  • If your car’s steering wheel pulls to one side.


OUR EXPERT ADVICE


Always use a tyre that is built for its intended usage. Tyres used in highways or cities are built for a smoother drive, than those for off-roading purposes.
 
BRAKE SERVICES

Your brakes are your vehicle's most important safety feature. They may be stopping
your vehicle, but that doesn't mean they're working their best. In order to stop your vehicle
safely, brakes are designed to slowly wear as you use them. That's why regular maintenance of
your brake system is so important. Pit Stop is ready to provide quality service while you wait. We offer
high-quality brake products and brake fluid.


BRAKE WARNING SIGNS TO BE VIGILANT FOR:

  • Swerving while Braking
  • Vibration When Brakes Used
  • Brake Pedal Feels Sticky
  • Brakes Excessively Noisy
  • Brake Light Remains Lit
  • Spongy Feeling In Brake Pedal
  • Altered Stopping Distance
  • Hard Brake pedal


OUR EXPERT ADVICE


The more you use them, the faster they wear out. Your brake pads or shoes are designed to keep the metal of your calipers from grinding against - and damaging – the metal of your rotors. This is not a built-in flaw, but simply a result of brakes working normally and safely. If you’re hearing a grinding or squeaking noise, it’s time for an inspection.
 
VEHICLE BATTERY SERVICES

An old battery can stop you cold. Not sure if your battery has the power you need?
Stop by your nearby Pit Stop for a battery inspection. No appointment necessary. We’ll
make sure it’s ready for another season. If your vehicle needs a new one, we stock quality batteries
that are right for your vehicle.



SPOTTING BATTERY PROBLEMS BEFORE YOU NEED A JUMP START

  • Excessive corrosion around the battery terminals or cables
  • Bulging or deformity of the battery casing
  • Difficulty starting your engine
  • Consistent electrical system problems



 
OUR SERVICE FOR A GREAT ATMOSPHERE

Air conditioning has become a standard feature in most modern cars and
needs regular maintenance to ensure a long service life. In addition to the loss
of coolant, bacteria and fungus may also build up and eventually cause unpleasant odors
if the air conditioning system is not cleaned properly. What's more, the dryer has to be replaced
after two years at the latest. Our experts can be relied upon for professional maintenance of the air
conditioning system - so you can always enjoy just the right temperature in the car – whether it is freezing
cold or boiling hot outside.


REGULAR SERVICING IS ESSENTIAL

Vehicles with an air conditioning system should be checked at least once a year at a specialist workshop. Not least because the system loses up to 8% of its refrigerant every year. It is also important to check the condition of the most important wearing part – the dryer. This is responsible for extracting moisture from the circulating refrigerant and reducing mechanical wear. Like the engine oil filter, it only has a limited service life. The best time for AC service at one of our workshops is early spring, before it gets too hot and pollen starts to affect allergy-sufferers.

 


OUR EXPERT ADVICE

We recommend using your car's air conditioning system all year round. It is best to run the system for at least 10 minutes every month to keep the seals lubricated and so prevent leakage. Regular operation also stops unpleasant odors developing as a result of moisture forming in the filter or due to the build-up of bacteria.
 
OUR SERVICE FOR A GREAT ATMOSPHERE

Quick tip: Don’t overlook some of the most common causes of disabled vehicles –
worn-out or broken belts. Visit your nearby Pitstop, and our factory-trained experts can
inspect all your belts for wear and your hoses for leaks. We have a wide variety of quality replacement
belts and hoses in stock.

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WHAT OUR EXPERTS WILL DO:

  • Inspect belts for wear and cracks
  • Test for correct belt tension
  • Check hoses for leaks and cracks
  • Pinch-test hoses.

 

 
WIPER BLADES

On the road, visibility is essential when it’s raining or snowing. That's when
the performance of your wiper blades becomes critical. Starting to see streaks or
smears on your windshield when you turn on your wipers? Are they cracked, peeling or
brittle? Time to replace them. Visit Pit Stop and have our experts inspect your blades. If you
need a new set, we have quality replacements in stock from trusted names and we’ll be glad to
top off your washer fluid too!
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REPLACING HEAD & TAIL LIGHTS

You want to clearly see what’s ahead of you. And be able to communicate
with drivers behind you. That’s why it’s so important to replace a burned-out lamp
or bulb ASAP. Visit us and our experts can quickly replace your headlamp, taillamp or any of
your interior cabin bulbs. We have the replacements on hand that are right for your vehicle. 

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ALTERNATORS AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

The advanced electrical systems found in today's vehicles require an intricate
system of wires, cables, fuses and more. The factory-trained experts at Pit Stop are
ready to perform electrical and charging system diagnostic checks. And when necessary,
they can expertly replace your vehicle’s alternator.
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS DIAGNOSTICS

The increasing number of electronic system components and more extensive electrical equipment makes vehicle repair ever more complicated. This means that servicing of the complex electrical system in a vehicle involves far more than just changing a defective bulb or replacing a blown fuse. The electronic components not only communicate with one another, they sometimes cannot function without one another. So the failure of just one sensor may even bring the entire electrical system to a standstill. The Pit Stop experts are ideally equipped to deal with such problems and can always be relied upon for professional car repairs.

 

TRANSMISSION SERVICE & MAINTENANCE

Your transmission isn’t functioning properly, neither is your vehicle. If your transmission
fluid is old and contaminated, it can cause expensive damage. Your vehicle won’t be able to
shift gears effectively if your transmission filter is clogged. Whether you have a manual or automatic
transmission, the experts at Pit Stop are ready to provide the maintenance you need, from a fluid check
or a filter replacement to a system flush.

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SUSPENSION AND STEERING

Beyond providing a comfortable and enjoyable ride, these components help
make sure your vehicle’s handling is secure. A properly maintained steering wheel
and suspension system keep you in control of your vehicle. The suspension system, including
your shock absorbers or struts, coil springs and linkage, helps support your vehicle's weight and
helps keep your tires in contact with the road. Visit Pit Stop and our factory-trained experts can make
sure your vehicle’s systems are functioning properly.
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MAINTENANCE INCLUDES:

  • Inspection of all system components
  • Check and top-off of power steering fluid
  • Ball joint lubrication

 


OUR EXPERT ADVICE

Attention: Danger of accident! Did you know that the safety systems in your car like ABS or ESP will not work with faulty shock absorbers? Even the braking distance is far greater than for a vehicle without ABS. So we highly recommend regular shock absorber checking by an expert and prompt replacement in the interests of your own safety.
 

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