Engine Repairs & ECU Repairs

Engine Repairs & ECU Repairs We have the experience to assist you   Engine Repairs Engine repairs can be a costly exercise if not done correctly. The engine is after all the heart of your car. It is the part that keeps your car going, so it makes perfect sense to look after it. Unfortunately,…

Fuel Injector Testing And Servicing

Fuel Injector Testing And Servicing   It is very easy for a fuel injector to become faulty? The question is, do you test and service your car’s fuel injectors regularly? Or, are you of the opinion that you can simply let injectors be without looking after them? If you think the latter is the case,…

Exhaust Services

EXHAUST SERVICES AT STEVES AUTO CLINIC Your Exhaust Specialists   Don’t let exhaust issues exhaust your patience. At Steves Auto Clinic we specialise in car care, maintenance, and upgrades. We have decades of experience when it comes to exhaust replacement, upgrades and even custom building an exhaust for you. Exhaust centers and exhaust shops have…

A few potential faults on the Mitsubishi Triton 2.5 Diesel

Potential faults on the Mitsubishi Triton 2.5 Diesel What can be expected from a second-hand Mitsubishi Triton?   Do you own a Mitsubishi Triton 2.5 diesel? Do you have your eyes on a humble second hand Triton in this range? If so, then the following may be relevant to you. The Triton roamed this planet…

A few potential faults on the Mitsubishi Colt 2.8 tdi

Potential faults on the Mitsubishi Colt 2.8 tdi Engine Head and Overheating According to leisurewheels, the tough and reliable Colt 4×4 was introduced in South Africa in 1997 and was only available in a three-litre V6 petrol engine (with its 109 kW and 234 Nm torque). At the end of 1998, Colt introduced an upgraded…

A few potential faults on the Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.8

Potential faults on the Chevrolet Trailblazer Know its issues The Chevrolet Trailblazer is a mid-sized sport utility vehicle, produced by General Motors between the periods of 2002 and 2009, and again from 2012 to the present. According to Wikipedia, there are two generations of Trailblazers, and just as insightful as it is to know where you come from,…

A few potential faults on the Corsa-Chev Utility

Potential faults on the Chev/Corsa Utility Did you know? In this article we will be telling you more about the background of the Corsa-Chevrolet Utility vehicle, but also about the issues it may have. You may wonder how it came to be that this bakkie is called the Corsa-Chevrolet. The bakkie was actually at first…

A few potential faults on the Nissan Navara 3.0

Potential faults on the Nissan Navara 3.0 Be aware of any Nissan Navara 3.0 issues The Nissan Navara derived its name from the Navarre region of northern Spain, where the 3.0 version was mainly produced between 1997 and 2014. The 3.0 Navara usually refers to the D22 and the D40 generations, and the following bakkies…

A few potential faults on the Nissan Navara 2.5

Potential faults on the Nissan Navara 2.5 Take note of these Navara 2.5 issues When discussing the Nissan Navara and the possible issues it may have in stall for you, it is important to present them on a platform suitable for that purpose. We at our SAC Service Centres  hope to create such a platform,…

A few potential faults on the Toyota Land Cruiser VX 200 4.5 D4D

Potential faults on the Toyota Land Cruiser VX 200 4.5 D4D The Land Cruiser VX 200 possesses peerless power, but is it faultless?   The Toyota Cruiser VX 200 4.5 D4D seems to have a few issues which should be brought under the attention of owners of these model Toyotas.   Chassis cracked? Let me…

A few potential faults on the Land Cruiser 70, 76 and 79 Series

Potential faults on the Toyota Land Cruiser 70, 76 and 79 Series   Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series Some problems identified with the Cruiser 70 series, and presented here, may give owners of these models better insight when stumbling upon similar issues.   Fuel System Light Keeps Coming On The reason for this happening may…

A few potential faults on the Isuzu KB 300

Potential faults on the Isuzu KB 300 The Best/Worst 4×4 By Far   Whenever SAC embark upon the journey of gathering information regarding the issues some vehicles may pose to their owners, we share that information with the sole purpose of keeping vehicle owners informed regarding what they may expect from their vehicles. It by…

A few potential faults on the Toyota FJ Cruiser

A few potential faults on the Toyota FJ Cruiser Mechanics will always have work, as long as there are FJs on the road   “Mechanics will always have work, as long as there are Toyota FJ Cruisers (especially the 2007 model) on the road.” This seems to be an overall feeling, especially considering that the…

A few potential faults on the Toyota Prado 3.0 D4D & 4.0 V6

A few potential faults on the Toyota Prado   Toyota Prado 3.0 D4D Many Prado owners will look at you and ask: “Prado problems? What Prado problems?” Some are even as witty to say that the only Prado problem they have is to fill it up at a filling station… The new Prado retains the…

A few potential faults on the Ford Everest 2.2, 2.5, 3.0 or 3.2?

Potential faults on the Ford Everest 2.2, 2.5, 3.0 or 3.2 Are you the owner of a Ford Everest?   Take note of the following issues which may be experienced – apart from normal wear and tear and routine maintenance – in any of these Everests.   Gearbox Slip There seems to be an auto…

A few potential faults on the Toyota Fortuner 4.0 V6

Potential faults on the Toyota Fortuner 4.0 V6 The Fortuner 4.0 V6 is considered to be a respectable family hauler   The Fortuner 4.0 V6 is considered to be a respectable family hauler, and with its 175 kW (376 Nm) old-school muscle engine, the same as can be found fitted inside its younger sibling, the…

A few potential faults on the Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4D

Potential faults on the Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4D Owners still need to be aware of some of the possible downsides   As a Toyota Fortuner owner, the bad news is that you are not the only Fortuner owner on this planet. The good news is that there are many more Fortuner owners driving around in…

A few potential faults on the Toyota Fortuner 2.5 D4D

Potential faults on the Toyota Fortuner 2.5 D4D Hilux 2.5 problems may also rear its head in the Fortuner 2.5   Previously we highlighted some of the problems experienced with the Toyota Hilux 2.5 D4D. If we consider that the engine of the Hilux 2.5 D4D was actually taken from the Fortuner 2.5, and that…

A few potential faults on the Toyota Hilux 4.0 V6

Potential faults on the Toyota Hilux 4.0 V6 Most likely not give you any problems when it comes to breakages The Toyota Hilux 4.0 V6 is considered by many to be a vehicle that will most likely not give you any problems when it comes to breakages. There are many reports by both owners and…

A few potential faults on the Toyota Hilux 2.5 D4D

Potential faults on the Toyota Hilux 2.5 D4D Commonly Experienced Problems The Toyota Hilux 2.5 D4D may pull a few tricks from its hat during its time in your care as an owner. The following commonly experienced problems need some attention: Injector Issues The D4D system commonly presents itself with injector problems and the main…

A few potential faults on the Isuzu KB250

Potential faults on the Isuzu KB-250 Issues to be aware of Whether it is the Single Cab or the Double Cab, one thing that cannot be disputed is that Isuzu has been making great bakkies for a very long time. It has even been noted that Isuzu perfected this when they made the Isuzu KB,…

A few potential faults on the VW Amarok 2.0 TSI

Potential faults on the VW Amarok 2.0 TSI A Love/Hate Relationship A rising tide, it is said, lifts all boats. As a leading automotive repair and service franchise in South Africa, we strive towards sharing the good and the bad experiences of vehicle owners among each other. One of SAC’s service philosophies is simple: prevent…

A few potential faults on the Mazda Drifter 2.5

A few potential faults on the Mazda Drifter 2.5 Are you the owner of a Mazda Drifter 2.5? Do you suspect that your Mazda is not performing the way it is supposed to perform? The following information was obtained from owners such as yourself who had bad experiences with their vehicles, and we at SAC…

A few potential faults on the Ford Ranger

A few potential faults on the Ford Ranger Are you the owner of a Ford Ranger 2.2, 2.5, 3.0 or 3.2? All in all only a few potential faults on the Ford Ranger can be highlighted, but do take note of these issues which may be experienced – apart from any other normal wear and…

My Toyota Hilux 3.0 D4D and the setbacks I may encounter as its owner!

My Toyota Hilux 3.0 D4D and the setbacks I may encounter as its owner! There are some common problem areas that owners of the TOYOTA HILUX D4D may encounter; we at Steves Auto Clinic care, which is why we will highlight the most commonly known setbacks that may be encountered while being an owner of…

Affordable Quality Alternative Parts For Popular Out Of Warranty Vehicles

Affordable Quality Alternative Parts For Popular Out Of Warranty Vehicles The Toyota Hilux has proved to be one of the most popular bakkies in South Africa. Through-out the different design generations these vehicles were seen being utilised for private transport, day to day delivery and collections, as dedicated allocations for fleet owners, rough and tough…

Brace yourself – winter is coming!

Brace yourself – winter is coming! Doesn’t it take that much longer to get out of bed? The nights are getting longer and just like the economy, the temperature has started to drop too. It is not only you who are feeling the bitter chill in the morning, your vehicle does too! A motor vehicle…

Who built my car?

Who built my car? Today the motor vehicle is far more than just getting you from A to B. We have options such as parking sensors to sunroofs and from ceramic brakes to a flappy paddle gearbox – the list is almost endless. The vehicle has become an extension of whom we are and where…

The Diesel Particulate Filter and the diesel engine

The Diesel Particulate Filter and the diesel engine Ever since talk of the harmful gas emission by diesel car engines became worldwide news, automobile manufacturers started to introduce components in the engine of diesel cars to try and eliminate or at least contain the problem caused by what is known as Particulate Matter.  Fact is…

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…

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…

Toyota D4D Diesel Injector and Turbo Charger Repairs and Replacements

Steves Auto Clinic are experts in repairing or replacing Diesel Injectors and Turbo Chargers on Toyota D4D vehicles Toyota’s Hilux is and has been South Africa’s number one selling vehicle for a good number of years now, followed closely by the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and Toyota Prado, and that means that there are…

Toyota Hilux Brake Pads South Africa Steves Auto Clinic

If your Toyota Hilux is in need of brake pads replacements in South Africa, you are in the right place. Steves Auto Clinic supplies and replaces Toyota Hilux brake pads in South Africa, offering a professional service at very affordable prices. Why struggle to change your Toyota Hilux brake pads yourself, when you can have…

Getting You Ready for the Holidays

For me one of the surest signs of the start of the holiday season is passing through the Free State en route to the coast. Both the N1 and N3 become very busy and the atmosphere at petrol stations is quite festive. However, a friend once told me how he had a completely different association…

Reading This WILL Save You Money

There is no catch to this statement, by contacting a Steves Auto Clinic sales consultant when your car or bakkie has suffered a major mechanical failure like a blown turbo or snapped cambelt, you WILL save money by considering the various alternative repair or replacement options they have to offer you! How often does it…

Break the habit once and for all!

How many of you still take your motor car / vehicle to a 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 motor car / vehicle or even that you think you are completely covered…

What is your car’s real mileage?

Have you given any thought to what the real mileage is of your car? And no we are not talking about whether the salesman you bought it from was being honest of not. Have you ever considered that while you car is sitting stuck in traffic, the odometer is not turning over, but your engine…

Ford Ranger Fuel Injector / Diesel Injector

Are you in need of a service provider who will offer you the best fuel injectors for your Ford Ranger, with excellent levels of service? Come to Steves Auto Clinic for all your car maintenance, repairs and performance enhancement needs. When it comes to fuel injectors, Steves Auto Clinic is truly the best in the business; we…

Toyota service centre in Vanderbijlpark

Toyota Service Centre in Vanderbijlpark Are you looking for an excellent Toyota service centre in Vanderbijlpark? Look no further than phoning Steve's Auto Clinic, quality Toyota service centre in Vanderbijlpark. A person's decision on choosing the most competent Toyota service centre in Vanderbijlpark should depend on the ability to perform a wider variety of professional…

Toyota service centre in Port Elizabeth

Toyota Service Centre in PE, Eastern Cape Are you looking for an excellent Toyota service centre in PE? Look no further than phoning Steve's Auto Clinic, quality Toyota service centre in PE. A person's decision on choosing the most competent Toyota service centre in PE should depend on the ability to perform a wider variety of…

Toyota service centre in Nelspruit

Toyota Service Centre in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Are you looking for an excellent Toyota service centre in Nelspruit? Look no further than phoning Steve's Auto Clinic, quality Toyota service centre in Nelspruit. A person's decision on choosing the most competent Toyota service centre in Nelspruit should depend on the ability to perform a wider variety of professional…

Toyota service centre in Kyalami

Toyota Service Centre in Kyalami, Gauteng Are you looking for an excellent Toyota service centre in Kyalami? Look no further than phoning Steve's Auto Clinic, quality Toyota service centre in Kyalami. A person's decision on choosing the most competent Toyota service centre in Kyalami should depend on the ability to perform a wider variety of…

Toyota service centre in Boksburg

Toyota Service Centre in Boksburg, Gauteng Are you looking for an excellent Toyota service centre in Boksburg? Look no further than phoning Steve's Auto Clinic, quality Toyota service centre in Boksburg. A person's decision on choosing the most competent Toyota service centre in Boksburg should depend on the ability to perform a wider variety of…

Toyota service centre in Centurion

Toyota Service Centre in Centurion, Gauteng Are you looking for an excellent Toyota service centre in Centurion? Look no further than phoning Steve's Auto Clinic, quality Toyota service centre in Centurion. A person's decision on choosing the most competent Toyota service centre in Centurion should depend on the ability to perform a wider variety of professional service…

Toyota Service Centre in Cape Town, Western Cape

Toyota Service Centre in Cape Town, Western Cape Are you looking for an excellent Toyota service centre in Cape Town? Look no further than phoning Steve's Auto Clinic, quality Toyota service centre in Cape Town. A person's decision on choosing the most competent Toyota service centre in Cape Town should depend on the ability to…

Vehicle service & Maintenance in pressing Financial Times

At SAC we have some strong communication channels and coupled to our regular field visits to the various SAC shops all around the country, we are able to obtain excellent feedback. It comes from the sales personnel, workshop managers and the people on the floors so its accurate and I think really useful. Word has…

Healthy Vehicle

How age and mileage can affect your vehicle Just as humans age and require special care over time to remain healthy, so does your vehicle. And even if you have taken proper care of your vehicle and had it serviced and maintained when required, slowly but surely it will begin to cost you more and more…

Service Injector How

How do we do it ? With the latest technology in injector servicing & refurbishment, we are able to test up to 8 injectors at a time to compare spray patterns from one injector to another. This will determine which injectors are causing the problem. We are also able to test the pulse, leakage, cold…

Best Workshop

Our Automotive Workshops across South Africa offer the best services when it comes to car services, repairs, maintenance - electrical and mechanical. 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 that you have seen advertised the most…

Service Injector Refurbishing

We do Petrol Injector refurbishing, car services, maintenance and repairs Petrol Injector Refurbishing Now and every year since the introduction of computerized engine management systems on cars, we must spend thousands of rands on new diagnostic equipment. Need more Power? Need Service, Repairs & Maintenance? This equipment allows us to diagnose and correct the faults,…

Service Minor Major

Minor, Intermediate, Major Services, Vehicle Service, Automotive Diagnostics, Electronic Mechanical Repairs Book a service at the SAC outlet near you SAC Automotive Service Schedules What a service is called today is confusing to say the least. SAC Branches provide 3 service packages, the work done is listed below Minor Service | Intermediate Service | Major…

Service Engine Rebuilds

Motor Vehicle Servicing & Repairs Service, Repairs, Maintenance & Tuning of Car Engines Car Engine Tuning, Engine Repairs, Upgrade, Rebuilding / Remanufacturing We are able to breathe new life into your old car engine! Contact the SAC outlet closest to you. Always consider spending some money on your motor car before replacing it.  All our Sales…

SAC Automotive Workshops

SAC Automotive Workshops Vehicle service, diagnostics, electrical / electronic & mechanical repairs Preventative Maintenance Servicing goes very much hand in hand with preventative maintenance. Far more serious and expensive issues like cambelt failure, oil leaks, brake failure, knocking noises from the CV joints, diff whines etc. are fast becoming the order of the day. Why?…

Burning fumes – Removal of the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system

Burning fumes - Removal of the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system The term EGR often dissapears among the many other three letter acronyms that are mentioned in your vehicle handbook. But unlike other three letter acronyms such as ABS, ESP, SRS and CDI, removing the EGR could actually help your vehicle’s engine, not harm it.…

Diesel Particulate Filter Problems?

Diesel Particulate Filter Problems? Recalibrate the software in the vehicles ECU and remove the blocked DPF. Steves Auto Clinic is set to rewrite the rulebook on what type of power you can expect from your Ford Ranger 2.2 TDCi or 3.2 TDCi with the introduction of a Texas Walker conversion kit. The kit, which can…

Auto Service, Repairs & Maintenance

Auto Service, Repairs and Maintenance How to do your homework when choosing your Auto Repair Shop or Service Provider Unfortunately there are many people bastardizing the Auto / Motor Industry. One needs to be very careful these days when it comes to having work done on your motor vehicle. The last thing you want is…

Dashboard Warning Lights

Dashboard Warning Lights - Engine Check Lights - Fault Codes We are sure you already know that cars are becoming more and more computer controlled by the day. Even the most basic car or bakkie today is computer controlled in some way or another. So what are you to do when you get a dash…

Automotive Services

Quality Vehicle Service Since 1983 Automotive Service, Repairs & Maintenance If you are searching for a trusted and professional bakkie/vehicle service centre near you, rely on the best in the business for assistance. Steves Auto Clinic has built an outstanding reputation amongst our clients as a top choice when it comes to bakkie/vehicle service centres…

Highflow Catalytic Converters

Highflow Catalytic Converters If you have any questions related to highflow catalytic converters, contact the SAC branch near you At Steves Auto Clinic being known as the performance exhaust specialists is not only about making horsepower, it is also about being environmentally responsible. To this end, all SAC shops now offer Magnaflow high flow performance…

Performance Brakes

Ferodo Disc Brakes, Performance Brake Pads & Discs, Racing Brake Pads for your car, 4x4, SUV or Bakkie BRAKE PADS & DISCS REPLACEMENT - At the SAC branch near you  This page will tell you more about: Ferodo Brake Pads Ferodo Racing Brake Pads Racing Brake Fluid DSPF & DS2500 Disc Rotors (To have your…

Dyna / Dyno Tuning

Dyna Tuning at Steves Auto Clinic Choose the correct Dyna Tuner to tune your vehicle, 4x4 or 4x2! Many people talk about Dynos and debate whether or not it is a good thing to have a vehicle Dyna tuned. Most people don`t actually know about dyna tuning, what a Dynamometer is and how it works.…

Service, Repairs & Maintenance

Motor Vehicle Servicing & Repairs "SAC Automotive Workshops - Motor Vehicle servicing, maintenance, electronic & mechanical repairs." It is known that practice makes perfect, and SAC Workshops have been servicing and repairing (electronic & mechanical) motor vehicles for almost 30 years now. Find the workshop in your area. A service cannot just be defined as…