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Aircon Service

Autoworks recommend servicing your vehicles air-con every 3 years. Air-con regassing is the process of removing old refrigerant gas from your aircon system and replacing it with new refrigerant. As the air-con looses tiny amount of coolants over time it looses performance. Operating your air-con with low refrigerant is much like running your engine low on…

When should I flush the coolant in my vehicle?

We recommend flushing your coolant every 2 years. Like most fluids , coolant can build up contaminants and collect debris over time. It can cause corrosion,  rust or other debris that you do not want in your car’s radiator or engine. A coolant flush resolves this problem – it’s basically a blood transfusion for your…

When should I flush my brake fluid?

We recommend flushing your vehicles brake fluid every 2 years. Brake fluid is as vital to stopping a vehicle as engine oil is to keeping it going, but it doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. Brake fluid is hygroscopic (binds water) and deteriorates quickly, especially in coastal towns. This can cause corrosion in…

When to replace your vehicle’s power steering fluid

Power steering fluid keeps components such as pistons, valves, hoses, and the power steering pumps functioning seamlessly and effectively. This hydraulic fluid protects O-rings and seals as well. Most vehicles come with a life-time fill or powersteering fluid. While some forums recommend a replacement every 30 000 km we do not think this is necessary. If…

When should you replace your vehicle’s transmission fluid?

Intervals for changing transmission fluid vary from every 45 000 km to a “life-time” fill. Reference to a “life-time” fill is based on the expected life-time of your vehicle in the home markets. South Africans tend to use vehicles longer.  Autoworks, in line with most experts overseas, recommends changing the transmission fluid  after 10 years…

When should I replace the spark plugs on my vehicle?

Luckily, spark plugs don’t wear out very quickly. On older vehicles you should replace the Spark plugs  every 30 000 km. However, this can go up to every 100 000 km for platinum or iridium spark plugs in modern vehicles. In any car care matter, it’s always best to follow the manufacturer recommended service intervals. Review…