Exhaust Systems

The Exhaust System The Exhaust And Its Components Explained In this article, we at Steves Auto Clinic, leader in the field of vehicle repairs, maintenance and servicing, will enlighten you about the exhaust system. You may (or may not) think that the exhaust is simply a piece of piping, but we can assure you, it…

Vehicle Diagnostics

What is Vehicle Diagnostics? Tools and procedures during a Vehicle Diagnostic The word ‘diagnostic’ originates from a Greek word that refers to the capacity or art of distinguishing. In the common sense of understanding, it refers to identifying the nature or cause of something, usually an illness, disorder, or problem. When we talk about vehicle…

Warning Lights

Dashboard Warning Lights What does the lights on the dashboard mean? There is an English idiom saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. This idiom is very relevant here when we are about to discuss dashboard warning lights. The rhetorical question we should ask is how many vehicle owners fully understand the meanings of…

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Consumption Techniques How to improve your fuel consumtion If you own a vehicle, and it is not an electric vehicle, then fuel and fuel price hikes are an integral part of your existence and your budget. Many people do their best to stretch their budget each month, yet they forget that there are ways…

Auto Body Care

Vehicle Body Care How to care for your vehicle’s body Whenever the average human being feels unwell, the normal course of action is to take medication and/or visit a reputable medical practitioner. With your vehicle it is supposed to be precisely the same, you should care about your vehicle in the same manner that you…

Vehicle Battery

Your Vehicle’s Battery Car battery need to know guide and troubleshooting The last thing you need is to be stuck with a vehicle that will not start because of a dead battery. The electrical energy, stored in the battery, is what helps the vehicle to start and continue running. This is something we take for…

Wheel Bearings

The Wheel Bearing What wheel bearings are, what cause damages and the signs of damage The wheel bearing may be one of the most overlooked yet highly critical parts of the drive-axle and steering assembly. The wheel bearings are essential in the operation of your vehicle; they allow friction-reduced movement and rotation of the hub…

The Cambelt & Timing Chain

Cambelts and Timing Chains What is Timing Belts and Chains, how do they work and Troubleshooting In this informative article, we will look at yet another essential vehicle component that may bring about costly damages if taken for granted. Yes, we talk about the cambelt, also referred to as the timing belt. This belt is…

Shock Absorbers

Shock Absorbers and Struts The function, types and troubleshooting of Shock Absorbers Dampers, or better known as shock absorbers and struts, are vehicle components that many vehicle owners under valuate. The only way to realize the full value of shock absorbers and struts is when they start to malfunction. In this article, we will take…

The Suspension System

Suspension System Suspension Components, Types and Issues The suspension of your vehicle is another system of the vehicle that vehicle owners easily take for granted, maybe because it is mainly out of sight and out of mind. It is easy to underestimate the importance of this system and we hope to rectify this. Harris (2017)…

Steering System

The Steering System How steering systems work, types of steering systems and possible problems In this discussion, we will take a deeper look at the steering. I think you may agree when we say that you hardly thought that this system was worth a discussion. I mean, it is after all just a round thing,…

The Fuel Injector

Fuel Injectors All you need to know In this article, we will look at what a fuel injector is; we will also look at how an injector goes about doing what it was designed to do, the types of fuel injection in use, and lastly we will tell you more about how to be aware…

The Turbo, What to Know

Turbos What to know! What do you think of when you hear the word “TURBO”? What is the first image that comes to mind? Does it portray images typical from the Fast & Furious style street racing? Do you see Formula 1 Grand Prix Racing playing off in your mind’s eye, or is it Daytona…

Alternator Problems

Alternators How the alternator works, alternator types and troubleshooting At Steves Auto Clinic, leader in die field of automotive repairs and servicing, we see to it that our care for you and your vehicle go beyond the confines of our workshops. That is why we want to inform you about your vehicle’s alternator and the…

Starters

Starters Starter Motor Troubleshooting A vehicle owner’s focus may mostly be on the fine working of the engine, the gearbox, the tyres and the presence of sufficient fluids (fuel, water, transmission fluid, brake fluid, etc.). There is however, an important yet mostly taken for granted component – the starter. Owners seldom think about the starter,…

Transmission (Gearbox)

Transmission (Gearbox) What is a Gearbox, how to maintain and known problems It is advisable to read this article in conjunction with the article written about the clutch system. In this article, we will continue to acquaint our readers with vehicle component knowledge. You will learn more about the transmission (gearbox), how to look after…

Clutch – Maintenance, Advice & Common Issues

Clutch Maintenance, Advice & Common Issues Steves Auto Clinic South Africa possess more than 35 years of automotive repair knowledge. As leader in the field of automotive repairs and servicing, we deem ourselves more than qualified to address any clutch related issue. We employ qualified and well-trained mechanics (technicians) who are willing and ready to…

Brakes – Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Brakes Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting Steves Auto Clinic is a leader in the field of automotive repair and vehicle servicing. We employ qualified mechanics (technicians) who stand willing and ready at our Service Centres countrywide to assist you with any brakes related issues. At Steves Auto Clinic, we care about you and your vehicle, and…

Service & Vehicle Maintenance – What You Need To Know

Service & Vehicle Maintenance What You Need To Know When it comes to vehicle service and maintenance, there is a lot of uncertainty that exist amongst vehicle owners, that is why we will answering the following questions: What is a vehicle service? Why is it so important to have your vehicle serviced? When/how often, should I service…

SAC CAPE TOWN CELEBRATES 20 YEARS!

Congratulations To SAC Cape Town Celebrating their 20th Birthday In November. A Special Thank You From Anton, Richard & Their Team, To All Their Customers For Their Continued Support Over The Years. We Look Forward To Celebrating Many More Years Together.

We sell VALUE – not price

Is there a balance between quality of service and cost? We all want the best quality of service possible, without having to break the bank. At Steves Auto Clinic, we do not compromise service for the sake of costs, or costs for the sake of service. Steves Auto Clinic is truly passionate about the quality of…

Wow, what an experience!

Wow, what an experience! That is right, this is exactly what we expect you to say or feel once you experience our industry-leading level of customer service at offer at Steves Auto Clinic. This is not just talk; it is our commitment to you because we want you to experience this feeling within all facets…

Service with an SAC smile

Many motorists may have the tendency to postpone vehicle maintenance to just before the start of a major holiday season. Getting your vehicle serviced for a long journey is surely the right thing to do, but vehicle maintenance should be a regular thing. Steves Auto Clinic is the leader in the automotive field when it…

Choosing the best workshop

SAC Automotive Workshops Vehicle Service, Diagnostics, Electrical & Mechanical Repairs Choosing the Best Workshop We all want the best and mostly this is relatively easy to achieve; you walk into a store and buy the product you have seen advertised the most, or you simply choose the product you believe to be the best. Consider…

Break the habit once and for all!

How many of you still take your vehicle to an automotive dealership for a service, repairs or maintenance work purely out of habit or under the mistaken belief that they are the only ones who can work on your vehicle and that you are completely covered and that they will look well after your vehicle…

SAC’s Henk Lategan and Barry White claim their first win in debut season, ending fourth overall in Class T championship

Ford NWM Takes Gold at Cross Country Season Finale Henk Lategan and Barry White claim their first win in debut season, ending fourth overall in Class T championship – selected as Best Newcomers for 2017   Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable finish third to secure silver medal for 2017 season   Non-finish for Gareth Woolridge…

SAC backed Ford on the podium after thrilling Desert Race duel

Two Fords on the podium after thrilling Desert Race duel JWANENG, Botswana, 26 June 2017 – It was a battle of endurance and survival on the only three-day marathon event on the 2017 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) calendar, but the Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Puma Lubricants team emerged with two Rangers on…

Ford SAC/NWM Puma Lubricants Ranger podium at Lichtenburg 400 Cross Country Race

Ford SAC/NWM Puma Lubricants Rangers podium at Lichtenburg 400 Cross Country Race   Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer kick season off with second place in Class T Henk Lategan and Barry White finish debut race in third position Sixth place for Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable Qualifying: 49km, Loop 1: 178km, Loop 2: 178km, Total:…

Unichip Features Benifits

Unichip Performance Tuners, Power Chip Conversions Features & Benefits of the Uni Q Chip Just Plug it in and start Playing   ELECTRO MECHANICAL MAP SWITCHING OPTION Over the years Unichip performance chips evolved and the natural progression was to develop the software to such an extent that it can offer different map options within performance…

About Introduction

Car maintenance, services, vehicle power enhancement - automotive performance specialists If you own a vehicle whether big or small - motor car, 4x4, SUV or bakkie - petrol or diesel - normal or fast - average or extremely powerful, you will benefit from spending some time in this website. This website is not only informative…

SAC Milestone Birthdays

SAC Celebrates Milestone Birthdays throughout the Group Steve's Auto Clinic is getting ready to step on the accelerator as it celebrates more than three decades in business and two decades as a national group of vehicle service and upgrade centres. This year the group marks the 20th birthday of the Franchising Era of Steve's Auto…

Company Profile

Company Profile Founded on Innovation, Integrity and Professionalism, Steves Auto Clinic (SAC) has proven time and again why they are the best of the best in the automotive performance enhancement and maintenance industry within South Africa. With an exceptional track record when it comes to customer service and the quality of the work they deliver,…

SAC and the RMI

SAC Join RMI and Offer Even More Customer Peace of Mind We exist in a very competitive marketplace; there are many franchised and non-franchised workshops in South Africa who will go out of their way to pull you in as a customer. How do you choose the correct/suitable workshop today? Many promise the world in…

SAC and the AAQA

SAC are AA Quality Assured Many customers end their relationship with their dealers once their vehicles are out of warranty, but still require the need for quality aftermarket service experience. This is where the Automobile Association's Quality Assured (AAQA) accreditation program and Steves Auto Clinic come into play. The AA sends out a team of…

Complaints Handling Procedure

Steves Auto Clinic Complaint Handling Procedure Steves Auto Clinic is one of the country's largest aftermarket workshops, tuning and performance enhancement group of companies in SA, with branches situated in most of the major commercial hubs. SAC also covers a host of tuning and performance upgrade solutions to go with their servicing and basic maintenance…

SAC Power Strategy

Cylinder Head Conversions, Upgrades & Modifications The SAC Power Strategy Engine conversions have come a long way from the days of the backyard tuner who would bolt on a high-lift camshaft and a drainpipe exhaust for instant horsepower. Today's engine conversions are the result of many hours of research and development, using sophisticated test equipment…

SAC Franchises

Franchise Opportunities Steves Auto Clinic At Steves Auto Clinic, we offer prospective franchisees (holders of a franchise) various dynamic and financially viable investment opportunities within our ever-growing group of companies. Do not miss out, embrace this opportunity and open your own flagship branch today! What Do We Have To Offer? Franchise opportunities are available in…

Taking Hands

About SAC Automotive Workshops - Vehicle Service, Repairs, Diagnostics If the record of more than three decades is anything to go by, the choice is simple for the owners of cars, bakkies, leisure vehicles and trucks who wish to have the true power of their vehicles unleashed. Just follow the leaders! Remember, at Steve's Auto…

SAC’s Mission

SAC Mission Automotive Workshops, Vehicle Service, Repairs, Diagnostics and Power Upgrades Innovation, Integrity and Professionalism – these are the values that makes up the cornerstone on which Steves Auto Clinic was build and which fuels it to this day. These values continue to contribute in making SAC the best of the best in the South…

SAC’s Unique Benefits

The Bakkie Service and Performance Experts To be at the cutting edge of performance enhancements for more than three decades is not something that just simply happens. It requires vision, dedication and hard work. Yet this is exactly what SAC has achieved - being innovative, being the first to identify vehicle buying trends and being…

South Africa’s Leading Service Specialists

More about Steve's Auto Clinic South Africa's Leading Service Spacialists Automotive passion is the driving force behind the SAC Group. As the SAC Group we continue to spread out all over the country with our shops and related service departments. We do this to ensure that we deliver not only the highest level of service but also maintain…

Firm Principles

Steve's Auto Clinic Commercial Bakkie And SUV Service Centre Tailor-made For All Your Vehicle Service Needs To get to and from work, you rely on your vehicle. What happens in the event of your vehicle breaking down, making it difficult or even impossible to get to and from your workplace? Commuters should ensure to have…

SAC Foundation

The SAC Foundation Caring About Customer Service Since 1983 Steve’s Auto Clinic (SAC) was originally launched by Steve Fischer as a small one-man service, repair and tuning shop in Vanderbijlpark, back in 1983. SAC then expanded its operation in 1987 to include a new exhaust shop that specialised in manufacturing and repairs, followed in 1989…