When you buy a new car, the manufacturer provides you with a warranty which protects you from the cost of any parts failures. This warranty is only valid, however, if you have the vehicle periodically serviced by a licensed mechanic, who records and stamps these services in your vehicle’s logbook.
Here at Creswick Garage, our skilled mechanics are fully licensed to provide logbook servicing for all:
- Petrol vehicles
- Diesel vehicles
- Electric/hybrid vehicles
A WOF (Warrant Of Fitness) Inspection ensures that your vehicle meets the safety standards to be driven on New Zealand roads. You are required to keep your vehicle up to WOF standards at all times, and the only time you can drive a vehicle without a WOF is if you are driving it to an inspection station to get the warrant.
If you are planning on modifying your vehicle, you may need a LVV (Low Vehicle Volume) Certificate before you can get your WOF. For more details see the NZ transport site here.
If you have your eye on a secondhand vehicle, we would recommend organising a pre-purchase inspection, so you know exactly what you’re buying, and avoid any nasty surprises.
If you’re planning a long road trip, we would recommend bringing your vehicle in for a pre-trip inspection, as we would much rather you discover an issue with your car in our workshop, where it can be fixed, rather than out in the middle of nowhere when your car breaks down.
Here at Creswick Garage, our experienced technicians can help you with:
- WOF inspections
- Pre-purchase inspections
- Pre-trip inspections
- Modification plates / LVV certification
Your brakes are the most important safety feature your vehicle has. While other safety systems, like airbags, can only reduce the severity of an accident, your brakes can also act preventatively, and the condition of your brakes often means the difference between an accident and an emergency stop.
Creswick Garage can help you with:
- Brake component replacement
- Brake component machining
- Brake hose repairs
- Brake restorations
Steering and Suspension Services
Faults and flaws in your steering and suspension affect handling and ride comfort, causing issues such as play in the steering wheel or body lean through corners. Your suspension is also responsible for maximising the grip that your tyres exert on the road surface, and a poor suspension will substantially increase your stopping distance.
Here at Creswick Garage, our skilled technicians can help you with:
- Wheel alignments
- Shock absorbers, springs and struts
- Wheel balancing
- Bushing replacement
- Power steering repairs and replacement
- Lift kits and 4WD upgrades
Many people treat the exhaust as an afterthought, but the exhaust system is vital for your vehicle’s performance, and environmental impact. Without the exhaust to draw the waste gases out of the engine bay, the engine would choke without fresh oxygen, and if the gases were allowed to leak out of the engine bay without passing through the catalytic converter, your car would be trailing a cloud of toxic fumes wherever you went. If you’re looking for performance upgrades for your car, the exhaust is a great starting point, as you will see a dramatic increase in your performance.
Here at Creswick Garage, we provide comprehensive exhaust services, including:
- Muffler repair and replacement
Air Conditioning Services
Your air conditioning actually degrades more from disuse than from use. The rubber tubing and seals, which comprise the majority of the air conditioning system, dry up and crack, allowing the refrigerant gas to leak out and rob your aircon of its cooling power.
Here at Creswick Garage, our expert technicians can fully repair your air conditioning, starting by replacing any broken compressors and condensers, then swapping out cracked tubing and seals, and finally recharging your system with refrigerant once we’re certain it’s airtight.Contact us today!
Clutch and Transmission Services
As part of the assembly that transmits power from the engine to the wheels, the transmission is comprised of some of the most complex and intricate machinery in your vehicle. Due to their sophisticated nature, even minor flaws can quickly escalate into extremely costly repairs, so if you notice an issue with your transmission, get it checked sooner rather than later.
Creswick Garage’s skilled mechanics can provide the following clutch and transmission services:
- Repairs and replacement
- Manual transmissions
- Automatic transmissions
- Automatic transmission flushing
- CV Joints
If your engine goes, you don’t have a car, you have an expensive and heavy lawn ornament. We would recommend getting your engine checked at least once a year, as preventative maintenance is much easier on the wallet than repairs.
Creswick Garage’s expert mechanics can help you with:
- Engine blocks
- Cylinder heads
- Cambelt replacements
- EFI diagnostics
Cooling System Services
If your cooling system is malfunctioning, it can cause myriad issues, including reduced power output and fuel efficiency, even decreased engine lifespan, as the leaking coolant and overheating damages the engine block.
If these problems are ignored for long enough, they will render your vehicle immobile, with the cost of repairs being comparable to buying a secondhand car!
Creswick Garage’s skilled technicians can help you with:
- Radiator/heater unit repairs and replacement
- Head gasket replacement
- Coolant flush and leak check
- Thermostat check and replacement
Auto Electrical Services
As modern vehicles have increased in complexity, more and more functionality is being governed by the auto electrical network. The network handles everything from playing music and reading your fuel level, to assisting with braking and gear changes, even putting your vehicle into limp mode if a serious flaw is detected, to prevent lasting damage.
Here at Creswick Garage, our expert auto electricians can help you with:
- Diagnostic scans
- Battery check and replacement
Your tyres are responsible for the traction you exert on the road surface. The condition of your engine and suspension doesn’t matter at all if your tyres are going bald.
Creswick Garage can help you with tyres from major brands for all makes and models of:
- Light Commercial Vehicles
We offer a wide range of other services here at Creswick Garage for your convenience, including:
- Collision repairs
- Headlight restoration
- Panel beating
- Windscreen replacement
- Carbon Cleaning
- EV services available