Expert Car Servicing
ATR Automotive is a leading car service centre in Altona North, servicing, Altona, Williamstown, Newport and Melbourne’s western suburbs. Our team of highly experienced mechanics will deliver fast, reliable servicing for your vehicle, so you know that you’ll get it back in superb condition.
Regular servicing ensures your vehicle runs optimally. It also saves you money in the long term, as minor problems are identified and resolved before they can become major problems. At ATR Automotive, we personalise our approach to suit your budget, car type and servicing needs. Our service options include:
- Oil and engine filter change
- Log book servicing
- Brake system repairs
- Cooling system repairs
- Lights, wiper blades, battery and electrical check
- Fuel system and air filter check
- Road test and safety check
- Full diagnoses scan on the vehicles ECU
Whether your car requires a full service or a simple oil and filter change, we always provide an itemised quote for your approval before we start any work. We can also perform a wide range of car servicing options at our Altona North workshop without voiding your warranty.
If your car is due for a service or needs any kind of mechanical repair, contact us to make a booking. We will pick your car up and deliver it back to you when the job’s done!
Repairs and Replacements
Are you hearing a knock or noise in your engine or is your car simply not driving properly. ATR Automotive is the place to go if you’re looking for industry leading automotive repairs in Altona North and throughout Melbourne. ATR Automotive is fully equipped to perform repairs on suspensions, steering devices, gearboxes, drive shafts, windows, interior components, clutches, transmissions and much more. Whatever problem you experience with your car, our skilled technicians will be able to accurately diagnose and fix it.
Our quality workmanship and high standards of customer service have made us a top automotive repair centre in Altona North and the surrounding areas. Plus, because we understand that you’re busy, we offer a premium service – we’ll pick your car up and deliver it back to you when the job’s done!
Your car’s fuel system requires regular servicing and maintenance for optimal road performance. A service will improve your vehicle’s acceleration, fuel economy, engine function and reduce exhaust emissions.
Common fuel system faults to look out for include:
- Lack of thrust and power
- Ignition problems
- Poor fuel economy
We provide a range of fuel system services. Our technicians will replace the fuel filters, clean the injectors and pumps to keep your car operating at maximum efficiency. We’ll also clean all relevant fuel system components, which can help with the fuel economy of your car.
Modern vehicles are equipped with electrical systems that are responsible for a number of critical functions. These include supplying energy to the starter motor, regulating engine function, keeping car batteries charged, producing combustion in the engine, and providing power for headlamps and taillights.
There are some common signs that your car’s electrical system might need repair, including:
- Electrical accessories, such as wipers stop working
- Car engine doesn’t start
- Warning lights appear on your dashboard
- Burning smells and noises coming from your car’s engine
Our automotive repair centre has the latest technology and equipment to repair and maintain your car’s electrical system. From replacing batteries to repairing starter motors and alternators, our technicians are able to perform major electrical system work on most car models. So no matter the problem from a blown fuse to an alternator or even a window regulator, we can help.
Brake System Repairs
The braking system is one of the most important components of your car and having it regularly serviced is vital to ensure your safety on the road. There are several signs that your car’s braking system needs a check-up, including:
- Squealing and grinding noise when you brake
- Shuddering steering wheel
- Illuminating brake warning light
- Difficulty pressing the brake pedal
Our mechanics will conduct a thorough inspection of your car’s braking system and advise you on any repairs or services required at our car service centre in Altona North.
Annual checkups from your physician keep you in good health, right? Well, the same goes for your car, regular diagnostic tests can detect problems with your vehicle before they require expensive repairs, or worse, leave you stranded on the side of the road after a breakdown. And while many people think diagnostic tests are only necessary when the check engine light comes on, there are many benefits to taking a proactive approach to car maintenance. Here’s why:
What is a Car Diagnostic Test?
Of all the technological advances in the automotive sector over the decades, one of the most beneficial to consumers and auto technicians alike has been the computerization of the car’s components. Using specialized software, car diagnostic tools quickly and accurately point to problem areas in a car’s engine or elsewhere, thanks to built-in processors, microchips and sensors.
What areas of the car can be tested?
Diagnostic tests can reveal problems within a car’s engine, transmission, exhaust system, brakes, and other major components, as well as performance issues with the fuel injector, air flow and coolant, ignition coils, and throttle.
However, a common misconception about car diagnostics tests is that technicians can use code-reading tools to determine the exact problem that triggered the check engine light. In reality, the code tells technicians which engine or component parameters are out of range, but it does not detail the cause of the problems. That’s where the good old human brain comes in handy, as the technician uses experience and expertise to diagnose the underlying problem.
What are the benefits of a car diagnostic test?
Before the emergence of car diagnostic tests, identifying problems was time-consuming and expensive, especially considering car owners only brought their cars to mechanics after a breakdown or other severe malfunction. Now, computerized car components can detect problems long before they cause a breakdown. Diagnostic tools can also check a car’s computer system for manufacturer notifications and stored information about the car’s history, giving technicians a complete picture in order to perform the best repair possible.
How often should a car undergo diagnostic testing?
You don’t have to wait for the check engine light to get a car diagnostic test. If you hear or feel something “off,” mechanics can use diagnostic testing to uncover the problem. However, many technicians recommend taking your car in for a diagnostic check at least once a year, which will uncover minor problems that can’t be seen or heard (and that won’t trigger the check engine light).
Diagnostic testing is also a useful tool when you’re checking out a used car. Both private sellers and professional car dealers should agree to a diagnostic test before you commit to buying, and if they don’t, that’s a sign you should walk away from the deal.
Diagnostics, Repairs, and so much more
At General Auto Repair in Melbourne’s inner west, in addition to expert diagnostic testing, we also offer a variety of services and repairs, including alignments, brakes, smog inspections, oil changes, complete engine repair, and more. Give us a call or stop by and see us in Altona North today.