CV joints (Constant Velocity Joints) allow the drive shaft to transmit power through variable angles (allowing your car to turn, while still providing power to the wheels). Almost all modern cars use CV joints.
The CV joint is protected by the CV Gaiter, the rubber cone you can see in the picture, filled with grease which protects the CV Joint from wear and tear. Cracks or tears in the gaiter allow contaminants into the grease, which is the most common cause of damage to the joints.
Here at C.V. Specialists, we can help you with any and all issues pertaining to your CV Joints.Contact us today!
When you buy a new vehicle, the manufacturer provides you with a warranty that covers the cost of parts failures. This warranty is voided, however, if you do not have your vehicle regularly serviced by a certified mechanic, who stamps and records these services in your vehicle’s logbook.
Here at C.V. Specialists, our team of expert mechanics are fully certified to provide logbook servicing for the following vehicles:
- Petrol vehicles
- Diesel vehicles
- LPG vehicles
- Electric/hybrid vehicles
WOF and other Vehicle Inspections
The Warrant of Fitness (WOF) inspection is a thorough check of your vehicle’s tyres, brakes, structural condition, lights, glazing, windscreen wipers, doors, seat belts, airbags, speedometer, steering and suspension, exhaust and fuel system. If you fail your WOF and your current WOF is expired, it is no longer legal to drive your vehicle except to WOF inspections and maintenance, so it’s important to keep your vehicle WOF compliant.
If you’re thinking about buying a secondhand vehicle, we would recommend you bring it in for a pre-purchase inspection. This is a thorough inspection that ensures you know exactly what you’re buying, and helps you avoid any nasty surprises.
If you’re planning a long road trip, or camping trip we would urge you to bring it in for a pre-trip inspection, for this simple reason: Would you rather find out your timing belt is worn in a mechanics workshop, where it can be replaced, or out in the middle of nowhere, when it snaps and destroys your engine?
C.V. Specialist’s expert team can provide WOF inspections, pre-trip inspections and pre-purchase inspections.Contact us today!
Your brakes are the most important safety feature your vehicle has. Your brakes can act to mitigate damage, and preventatively, and the condition of your brakes is often the deciding factor between an accident and an emergency stop.
Here at C.V. Specialists, our skilled technicians can help you with:
- Brake component replacement
- Brake component machining
- Brake hose repairs
- Brake restorations
Steering and Suspension Services
Faults and flaws in your vehicle’s steering and suspension affect handling and ride comfort, causing play in the steering wheel and body lean around corners, respectively. Your suspension is also responsible for maximising the grip your tyres exert on the road surface, so a poor suspension will also increase your stopping distance.
Here at C.V. Specialists, our experienced mechanics 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
Your air conditioning is unique in that it degrades more from disuse than from use, as the rubber tubing and seals which make up your AC, dry up and crack, allowing the refrigerant gas to leak out and rob your aircon of its cooling power.
Here at C.V. Specialists, we can fully repair your air conditioning, starting by replacing faulty condensers and compressors, then swapping out any cracked tubing, 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 drivetrain, the machinery which transmits power from the engine to the wheels, the clutch and transmission are comprised of some of the most complex machinery in your vehicle.
In addition to our speciality, CV joints, our skilled mechanics can help you with:
- Repairs & replacement
- Manual transmissions
- Automatic transmissions
The engine is the heart of your vehicle. If your engine isn’t working, you don’t have a car, you have an expensive lawn ornament.
Here at C.V. Specialists, our expert technicians can provide the following services:
- Engine reconditioning
- Engine testing
- Engine blocks
- Cylinder heads
- EFI Diagnostics
Cooling System Services
If your cooling system is malfunctioning, it can cause a multitude of problems, from decreased power output and fuel efficiency, to a reduced engine lifespan as leaking coolant and overheating damages the engine.
At C.V. Specialists, our proficient mechanics 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
If the engine is the heart of your vehicle, the auto electrical network is the brain. The network handles everything from playing music and monitoring fuel consumption, to assisting with gear changes and braking, even monitoring your engine and putting your vehicle in limp mode if a serious flaw is detected, to prevent lasting damage.
Here at C.V. Specialists, our skilled team of auto electricians can provide the following services:
- Alternators and starter motors
- Battery check and replacement
- Component test and replacement
- Diagnostic scans
The condition of your tyres is the deciding factor for your handling, stopping distance, and acceleration, as the contact point between your vehicle and the road.
C.V. Specialists’ team of experts can help you with new tyres from major brands for all makes and models of:
- Passenger Car
- Light Commercial Truck
We offer a fully comprehensive automotive repair service, including, but not limited to, these additional services:
- Exhaust modifications
- Exhaust upgrades
- Motorcycle repairs
- Trailer repairs
- Windscreen replacement