Keep Your Engine Running Faster and Longer
Engine Need Some TLC?We Got You Covered
The engine is the heart of your car, without it fuel would not be turned into the energy required to propel your car. A fully functional engine needs to be well maintained so that it is efficient.
Engine trouble could be indicated in a number of ways, from the obvious check engine light to having low power, strange noises and smells or smoke.
Regular servicing will help to reduce the need for major engine work, however if the need arises engine repair and tune-ups are also areas of expertise for Driveshafts Centre.
If your car is in need of an engine service, repair or tune-up, visit one our Driveshafts Centre branches.
10 reasons to have your vehicle serviced
1. Because the manual says so
Particularly for owners of new cars, the vehicle manual is full of useful knowledge, not least the intervals at which you should service your car. Keeping a full service history will also help your car to retain its value when you come to sell or exchange it.
2. Dashboard warning lights
This is the most obvious physical sign that your car needs a service. Ignoring a dashboard warning light can land you in deep trouble, so get a service booked as soon as possible.
3. Braking problems
Modern brakes are ultra-responsive so if you notice any issues like knocking or other noises, oversensitivity or resistance you have a problem. Brake pads and fluid don’t last forever!
4. Squeals and squeaks
Do you hear a high-pitched whine when you turn the ignition key? This could indicate an issue with a belt that’s either come loose or is in danger of wearing through. Squeaks on the move could mean your power steering fluid needs replacing or that your tyres may have become unbalanced. All of these issues need addressing before they turn into major problems.
5. Engine cutting out
Does your car stall as you pull away from traffic lights, even though you’re in the right gear? The most common causes are clogged fuel filters and dodgy spark plugs, which are easy issues to put right, so book in for a service and get them seen to.
If you’re not on a poor road surface and your car starts to shudder and vibrate, you need to get it checked out. It might be something as simple as a loose piece of panelling or as serious as unbalanced tyres or a loose bearing.
7. Ignition issues
If your car coughs each time it starts, your battery could be on the way out. Another cause of faulty starting could be problems with the starter motor. Whatever the cause, let your garage take a look.
8. Fuel Consumption
Of course all car engines decrease in efficiency over time, but the depreciation is generally minor over the lifespan of the vehicle. If you notice that your car is doing significantly fewer km per litre, it could be a sign that your car needs servicing.
9. Grinding gears
Even for the carphobic, the sound of grinding gears is a sure sign that you need to take your car to the garage. Any noises or difficulty changing gear means that you definitely need to visit the garage.
Big belching clouds of filthy smoke spell trouble, whether they’re coming from under the bonnet (suggesting a problem with the radiator), or out of the exhaust (suggesting an oil leakage). Don’t take the chance of a leak going critical and get it checked.
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PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
South Africa's Leading CV Joint, Driveshaft And Propshaft Supply and Fitment Specialists
CV Joint / Driveshaft Repair
Supply and fitment of driveshafts, cv joints, and cv boots for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.
We also offer driveshafts services to extend product lifespan and avoid costly replacements. CV joint service every 40000km is highly recommended.
Driveshafts Centre uses the latest CEMB (Italy) equipment to detect and correct imbalances in propshafts, rotors, fans, etc. We provide customers with advanced diagnostic printouts.
We have the capacity, equipment and skills to provide fast, excellent service.
4X4 Accessories (Supply & Fit)
We carry a range of local and Australian made heavy duty shock absorbers, coil and leaf springs, polyurethane bushes and torsion bars.
We supply and fit locally made Stone Land Rover Accessories (bash plates, diff guards, bumper steps, corner protectors.)
We offer supply and fitment of suspension parts, such as control arms, struts / mountings and shock absorbers on all passenger and light commercial vehicles.
Driveshafts Centre branches have the equipment and expertise to offer major and minor services on all makes and models of passenger and light commercial vehicles.
Steering Racks (New / Recon)
Driveshafts Centre supplies and fits new and reconditioned steering racks, rack ends, tie rod ends, steering rack boots and steering pumps on all passenger and light commercial vehicles.
Our Skilled Staff Are Ready For Service Excellence
How Can We Help You?
Branch Manager - Bellville
Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Phone: +27 21 949 1035
Branch Manager - Paarden Eiland
Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
Phone: +27 21 510 8090
Branch Manager - Randburg
Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
Phone 1: +27 11 792 1477
Phone 2: +27 11 792 2245