Regular Service Saves Lives

Sometimes it’s easy to miss things that are not right on your car as they gradually become worse over a lengthy period of time. During this time we adapt and get used to the problem and consider it “normal”.  Part of the benefit of having your car...

Risks Of Poor Maintenance

For those of you who are interested in learning a little bit more about how your vehicle works, and the effects of not maintaining it correctly, here’s an explanation that may help you out....

Coolant In Your Car

We recently had a Peugeot come in after being towed from the freeway, having overheated. Luckily the problem turned out to be a ceased thermostat but just the part alone cost nearly $150. Had the overheating become severe it could have been much more serious, worst...

Tyre Puncture Repair – The Right Way

Sometimes it’s unavoidable, a tyre will get a puncture in it. The question is how do you fix it? There are two main ways to repair a puncture in a car tyre, but like most things in life the two are not created equal. We’ll explain both methods here, as well as letting...

What Is Brake Rotor Machining and Why Should You Do It?

Your brake rotors are the part of the car where the brake pads engage to stop your vehicle. It’s a great idea to have these machined every time you change your brake pads. They can have grooves in them or even be a tiny bit warped, and this has a very detrimental...

To E10 Or Not To E10?

Recently we had a customer come into the workshop complaining that his vehicle was lacking power, especially when going up the big hills on the freeway. After some investigation it was revealed that he was running E10 fuel in an older vehicle. Matt suggested refueling...

New Car Warranty

Most new car owners know the pain of getting their new car serviced at the dealer “just to keep their warranty”. The fact is that some dealers can tend to make you believe that this is a MUST and they’ve been known to put considerable pressure on drivers. The...

Review Our Service

Here at Discount Tyres and Automotive we love getting feedback from our customers. It’s great to hear what you like about us, and we also welcome any ideas you may have on how we could improve. We are constantly striving to be the best at what we do, and...

Safety Tips To Potentially Reduce Car Service Costs

Some of the most seemingly basic parts of your car are in a lot of cases the most important. This includes your brakes which should be checked at every service and any time that you feel that the car is doing something “funny”. Shock absorbers are important for the...

Discount Tyres and Automotive

Hi all and welcome to our blog, where we’ll be posting news about our business as it happens. Do your headlights look like this? It is a real safety hazard!           But with a little know how and the right gear they can look like new. If you need your...