Steves Auto Clinic

Budgeting & Planning for Automotive Maintenance & Vehicle Service & Repairs

Unfortunately vehicles need to be serviced and maintained regularly and this is becoming more and more expensive. If you have a limited budget to spend on a vehicle, it is my advice to communicate with a service provider who can advise what needs to be done on the vehicle and prioritize the work. It will cost less if more than one thing is being done on the vehicle in one day if you consider the following: · Every time the vehicle is in a workshop you will have a problem with transport. · You could benefit from a discount if you have a larger bill. · You would normally pay less labour if you were to have brake pads fitted while the vehicle is being serviced. · A dyna tune for instance is cheaper if it is done in conjunction with a major service. If there was something which you thought may need attention before the next big service. Pop into your Service Shop and ask if it would be safe to wait, if not, make an arrangement to repair it sooner. It would normally be possible to have work done by your Service provider even if they contract the work out. It would be easier to control and check if it is done that way. You should work out roughly how many kilometers you will travel in one year and budget for a service every 10000km`s, e.g. If you travel 30000km`s per year your car would need to have ± 3 services. You can then contact your preferred workshop for the cost of a service and calculate roughly what you would need to set aside each month for your vehicle maintenance.

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Bolt on exhausts

Gone are the days that you take your half a million-rand Bakkie to a corner exhaust shop for a cheap free flow exhaust. It’s fair to say that the bolt-on free flow exhausts of today at SAC have been revolutionized and are becoming more and more popular amongst the enthusiasts. It is no longer just a poorly welded and routed exhaust that rattles and knocks over every bump, it is a properly engineered, big bore, mandrill bent stainless steel-low restriction exhaust system.  It is manufactured in such a way to be a bolt-on fitment in a workshop with very little effort to ensure perfection. Seeing the exhaust system in its raw form, packed and laying on a shelf – it is clear to see that this is an export quality product that will be installed on your vehicle, and it will compliment without any doubt – the performance enhancement plug and play kit and or upgraded intercooler system in many ways – most of all the sound and power will be much improved.  The bolt-on exhaust system is routed along the exact same rout under your vehicle and hangs with similar brackets on the standard rubbers.  The heat protection that has been provided by the manufacturer under your vehicle to protect the undercarriage is still effective and useful with the fitment of these bolt-on exhaust systems. So, if you want the ultimate Bakkie performance enhancement package speak to our sales and service advisors about a bolt-on exhaust system. Contact us today for your free quotation.