Come to Pit Stop for your car repairs and routine car maintenance work and benefit from over 35 years of vehicle repair experience and the great Pit Stop service!
If you are looking for the highest quality car repairs and vehicle maintenance work at highly competitive prices, Pit Stop is the right place for you… so book in at your nearest Pit Stop or make a car repair or maintenance booking online today.
Pit Stop's comprehensive vehicle repair services will be conducted by a qualified Pit Stop vehicle technician and we’ll cover the engine, braking systems, shock absorbers, exhaust systems and lubricant system to name but a few. Check out our car maintenance schedule below to see when your vehicle is due for maintenance or book your vehicle in online.
How Often Should My Vehicle System be Inspected or Checked?
- Every six months as a rule of thumb or: Braking Systems Every 15,000 km
- Shock Absorbers Every 25,000 km
- Exhaust Systems Every 20,000 km
- Electrical Systems (vehicle computer ECU) Every 15,000 km
- Lubrication Systems Every 15,000 km
Pit Stop also carry out a range of detailed vehicle system checks, preventative car maintenance inspections to help you protect your vehicle and ensure that you are getting the most from it.
Despite the misconception that many newer vehicles no longer require regular maintenance, all vehicles require routine maintenance in order to avoid performance problems such as hard starting, misfiring, surging, hesitation, and stalling. Not only does engine maintenance reduce the chance of expensive car repairs further down the line, a proper service will also save you money by reducing fuel consumption.
At Pit Stop, we have developed an in-depth list of services you should have regularly performed along with any of the vehicle's manufacturer's scheduled maintenance.
Damaged or worn-out spark plugs can cause drivability problems and decrease fuel efficiency.
Depending on the type of spark plugs your vehicle uses, you should replace your spark plugs every 50,000 to 100,000 kms to maximise power, performance, and fuel economy.
Spark Plugs Wires and Coils
Extreme under-hood temperatures, voltage spikes, debris, or corrosion can damage plug wires and coils leading to costly and unwanted car repairs later on. Have your spark plug wires and coils inspected by a Pit Stop car mechanic or technician when you replace your spark plugs.
You must replace your car's cambelt to avoid expensive car repairs and possible engine failure. Please advise make, model and year, along with mileage and we will tell you when this must be changed.
In most cases this component is driven by the cambelt and usually requires replacing at the same interval to avoid another costly bill.
Lack of drive or crunching gears means your clutch needs attention, bring it in for a quick simple test drive, it maybe just an adjustment, otherwise we can replace the clutch and get you back on the road.
A dirty air filter blocks airflow to your vehicle's engine and makes it work harder, causing a decline in horsepower and fuel economy. The air filter should be inspected with every oil change. It is not uncommon, under certain driving conditions, for the air filter to be replaced frequently.
The fuel filter, PCV valve and breather element are often neglected during a routine service, which can lead to a number of drivability problems. Change them every two years or 30,000 kms to ensure proper vehicle performance and fuel efficiency.
Fuel Injection System Cleaner
Rough idle, engine hesitation and declining fuel economy are often due to fuel system deposits. Adding a fuel system cleaner to your gas tank regularly, removes deposits and restores engine performance and fuel economy.
General Car Repairs
A qualified Pit Stop car mechanic or technician has the expertise to diagnose and repair most engine related faults e.g. overheating related issues. Our team of qualified car mechanics and technicians will ensure your vehicle is repaired to the highest standard to get you back on the road with minimum delay.
Don't forget, we have various car repair and car maintenance packages where we'll inspect all of the above components and give you a thoroughly written estimate for whatever work needs to be performed. Pit Stop is and will always be your one stop for complete car care, so get in touch with us when you need vehicle repair services from one of NZ’s leading automotive repair companies.