Ready for summer travel?
Possibly the only thing worse for a summer road trip than finding the car won’t start is getting halfway through the trip and then discovering the fault.
With bags and kids loaded, hundreds of kilometres from home, it’s not a lot of fun.
Given modern vehicles’ reliance on advanced electronics for everything from safe braking and corner stability to keeping passengers comfortable with good music and cool air, problems nowadays are as likely to be related to circuit boards as they are hot metal and grease.
Tune-ups, meanwhile, are the domain of high-tech diagnostic tools that scan a vehicle’s computer system in a blizzard of complementary analyses.
All are aspects handled by Amazing Auto Electric, where owner Greg Box has kept the company at the fore of a fastchanging industry with experience going back more than 40 years.
A selection of the latest scanners are ready to detect faults, and a wide range of replacement parts are on hand to provide quick remedies for cars, trucks, boats, motorhomes, caravans and commercial machinery.
Greg says people planning a trip away this summer can save themselves a lot of worry by adding a car checkup to their preparations list.
‘‘If there’s a light on the dash then there’s potentially a safety issue, so you don’t want to leave that. If you deal with an issue when it first appears you can avoid a lot of disruption, as well as benefit from a faster, easier repair,’’ he says.
‘‘At least once a year you should get the whole car scanned, because ignoring it is setting you up for bigger problems later.’’
Amazing Auto Electric are the city’s experts at solving auto-electrical problems and tuning vehicles for optimum performance – something that not only ensures a smoother ride but also improves fuel efficiency, saving drivers money while helping protect the environment.
A selection of high-quality batteries are available to keep the vehicle’s central nervous system ticking over, and a friendly, common-sense approach to jobs makes even the least car-savvy person feel welcome.
With Amazing Auto Electric taking a break over the Christmas-New Year period, Greg advises holidaymakers not to leave it to the last minute. ‘‘It does get busy,’’ he says, ‘‘so it’s a good idea to sort out these things before it’s too late.’’
Amazing Auto Electric is located at 65 Coleridge St, Sydenham. For more information, phone 03 379 4250 or visit amazingautoelectric.co.nz.
Amazing Auto Electric owner Greg Box has the knowhow to ensure a vehicle’s electrics don’t stall a road trip.