European Car Specialists

European Car Specialists

AME Automotive have the knowledge and expertise to provide repairs, service and diagnostics on all European and Luxury vehicles including Alfa Romeo – Audi – BMW – Citroen – Ferrari – Fiat – Land Rover – Mercedes Benz – Mini Cooper – Peugeot – Lexus – Porsche – Volvo and many more In-house in our well-equipped European car service centre in Canning Vale, Perth

European Car Specialists Canning Vale

Should European vehicles be serviced by a European car specialist?

Designed and built with distinctive craftsmanship and finely tuned engines, European cars require a high level of specialised knowledge to service or maintain them to the standards they deserve. Euro and Luxury vehicles often have unique or cutting-edge technologies that require cutting edge expertise.

We are members of the Repco Auto-Tech training program – Australia’s leading provider of automotive technical training and information, so you can trust that AME Automotive are fully conversant with all modern vehicle servicing techniques. Through the Auto-Tech encyclopaedia and Smart Quote programs AME Automotive have fast access to the complete service schedules for all Luxury and Euro makes and models.

Our fully qualified, expert technicians know exactly how to provide care for all European and Luxury Vehicles, whether it be choosing the right quality parts or using European car specific software for diagnosis.

If you are looking for an Audi service, an experienced BMW mechanic or someone to help protect your Luxury investment with qualified European car expertise contact us or book a service today.

Is AME Automotive a European car service specialist?

Yes, AME Automotive have the expertise and technology needed to service and repair a full range of European and Luxury vehicles right here in Canning Vale, However, unlike dealer centres we don’t limit ourselves to servicing only luxury vehicles and charge you for the privilege, We can service anything from an old Holden through to even the newest of smart cars.

We are members of the Repco Auto-tech training programme – Australia’s leading aftermarket provider of automotive technical training and information. So, we are completely up to date with even the most modern vehicle servicing techniques and through the auto-tech encyclopaedia and smart-quote programs we have constant access to the latest service schedules for all luxury makes and models.

European car service costs

At AME Automotive, we understand that sometimes budgets are tight and so we are always happy to fully discuss if there are any options available to you, and to help you weigh up the balance between cost and quality without compromising your safety or using inferior parts. And we take the time to listen to your needs and explain our decisions to you fully, before any work is done, so that you can make informed decisions about the investment in your vehicle, its safety and the longevity of the work being performed.

To find out more about AMEAutomotive European car service and repairs call us today – or feel free to fill in our contact form with any questions you may have 9455 3225

Canning Vale’s Choice for GVM Upgrade Solutions

Canning Vale’s Choice for GVM Upgrade Solutions

If you carry loads for a living or if you’re packing up the 4×4 for an extended trip, don’t risk your vehicle becoming dangerous or illegal by exceeding the allocated gross vehicle mass (GVM).

What is Gross Vehicle Mass?

The GVM is the maximum legal weight a vehicle can weigh when fully loaded. Common items such as tools, tool boxes, cargo, bull bars, winches, tow bars, fuel, accessories, passengers, recovery gear and even the tow ball load applied by a boat or camper trailer all combine to add weight to your vehicle and decrease the available payload. Every vehicle on Australian roads has an official legally allocated GVM and Payload Capacity (how much weight a vehicle can carry in both passengers and cargo in the cab and tray bed). These limits cannot be exceeded.

GVM Upgrade Solutions

Why Upgrade Your GVM?

Without upgrading your GVM you may be driving a vehicle that doesn’t meet safety regulations, putting you and other road users at risk. Overall vehicle stability is greatly impacted when the GVM is exceed. Other reasons to upgrade your GVM:

  • To ensure specific improvements in the functioning of your vehicle such as its carrying capacity, handling and towing stability
  • Insurance companies may not honour payouts if the vehicle is found to be loaded beyond approved GVM
  • If you’re caught driving a vehicle loaded beyond its prescribed GVM, you could face serious fines.
  • Protect your business from claims for breaches of OH&S rules and employee negligence
  • If you regularly tow caravans, horse floats, camper and general trailers, or just need that extra load carrying capacity.
  • If you have a serious four-wheel drive fitted with bull bars, winches, recovery equipment, drawer systems and camping gear looking for compliance to the federal and state GVM laws

GVM Upgrade and Warranty

Upgrading your GVM will not affect your vehicle’s warranty. The team at AME Automotive will ensure the upgrade is certified by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport and fit a GVM upgrade compliance plate to your vehicle. The vehicle can then be registered with new increased GVM, ensuring it can be legally used in all states of Australia. For vehicles that have already been road registered, the vehicle is to be inspected by an authorised Automotive Engineer in that state and be issued with a compliance certificate.

Contact AME for Your GVM Upgrades in Perth

If you’re unsure about the GVM of your vehicle, if you think that you are running your vehicle over the legal weight limit, or if you know you need to upgrade your GVM, book your car into AME Automotive today Canning Vale’s mechanic and trusted GVM upgrades. We offer a full assessment service and then advise the best available options for your vehicle. Contact us today.

Winter Car Care Tips – Make Winter Driving Simple & Safe

Winter Car Care Tips – Make Winter Driving Simple & Safe

Winter can take its toll on your vehicle but being prepared will extend the life of all its components from tyre pressure to windscreen wipers. Here are our car care tips from our expert Canning Vale car mechanics that can prevent long-term damage. Does the winter affect your car?

Preparatory Check-Up

As always, when you bring your car in for a service please advise us at the counter of anything that does not seem right with the vehicle.  We find everyday drivers of the vehicles to have a “sixth sense” of what’s going on and most of the times what’s not right. Cars are prone to increased issues during adverse weather conditions, which is normally when we need them the most. Hence doing a basic check-up can ensure your car functions in tip top condition.

Tyres

Safety is key and this tip is super simple and could save you super money. Inside your driver’s door (or sometimes in your car manual) is the placard of how much air you should have in your tyres. Having the right tyre pressure is critical for safety.  Incorrect tyre pressures are the common cause of bad faults like blowouts (or even abnormal/faster wear). Checking tyre pressure is a must before any trip away and don’t forget your spare!

Lighting

One major hazard during winter driving is the sun sets earlier and in rain there is less natural light. Make sure that all your driving and exterior lights are in the best shape possible. If they are out, replace the bulb as soon as possible. The same goes if they are foggy or are yellow-looking, we can help with buffing them out to crystal clear again.

Windshield wipers

Wipers deserve a lot of attention. Unfortunately, we do not change them until they just are not keeping up with wiping the water from our screens. On your way in or at the counter inform us they are operating poorly, and we can sort it for your during the regular service.

Windshield wiper fluid

Our mechanics in Canning Vale will always top this up for you without asking.  You should use your washer fluid frequently to keep your windshield clean and with high visibility.  Sometimes this will mean in between services you will run out and must top this up under your bonnet.  If your passing by you can always ask our boys to do this for you for free.

Air Conditioning, Climate Control and Defroster

Everyone who lives in Perth knows this function is essential.  From getting rid of fog in Winter to a cool breeze in Summer.  Our Mechanics are highly trained in Air Conditioner issues.  Be sure to test your Air Conditioner functionality and if you need, we can investigate further.

For all the services related to the winter maintenance for your car, consult Car Mechanic in Canning Vale at AME Automotive at (08) 9455 3225 or visit or Car Repair Service Centre in Canning Vale, Perth. We firmly believe in a high level of customer satisfaction from a family business.

Summer is coming, what are the Symptoms of a Bad Air Conditioner Compressor?

Summer is coming, what are the Symptoms of a Bad Air Conditioner Compressor?

Summer is on its way. Now is the best time to check and repair your vehicle’s air conditioner compressor. Here is the techo talk! The Air Conditioner compressors function is to pressurise and distribute the refrigerant; any problem with it will affect the overall cooling and functioning of the car AC system. As the name suggests, the AC compressor’s function is to convert the low-pressure vapor refrigerant to high-pressure gas leading to its circulation, which under the high pressure and temperature releases cold air in return. The air coming out of the dashboard’s vent remains cool because of the refrigerant circulating throughout the car’s ac system. For the refrigerant to flow smoothly across the system and stay at high temperature and pressure, it is necessary for the air compressor to function well. Tech talks over!

Car Air Conditioner Maintenance

Even after waiting for a while if your car’s Air Conditioner is still releasing hot air instead of cold, we need to check for a fault in the compressor.

AME Auto will take proper care of your car Air Conditioner and look for any sign that tells us there is an issue. To maintain AC compressor, AME Auto will take notes regularly to keep the lubricant diffused throughout the system, keep the drive belts clean and properly fixed to manage your car’s Air Conditioning system.

Symptoms of a bad AC Compressor

Like every other part of your car, the compressor is also subjected to wear and tear with the Air Conditioners continuous usage. Once things get off track the Air Conditioner will start sending signals that will notify the driver a repair is required.

Here are 4 symptoms that will tell you that your Air Conditioner is not functioning well 

1) Strange Noises coming out of the Air Vents

It is time to look at the Air Conditioner when you hear strange noises coming out of the cars air vents. The Air Conditioning system is a complete set of various parts that are connected and each part has a function to perform. These noises will indicate that the car Air Conditioner needs to be looked at.

2) Unusually High Cabin Temperatures

The Australian Summer is hot! Nobody wants to wait until it’s too late. The first and foremost symptom that always tips us off is when you feel that hot air. AME Auto has the equipment in house to diagnose a faulty Air Conditioner and solve the hot air problem in your car.

3) Leaking Fluids

Another symptom that you can diagnose at home is fluid leakage. A worn-out bearing could be the cause which gradually leads to the Air Conditioners crucial malfunction.

When looking for signs AME Auto can check the refrigerant level running in the system and replace it on premise.

4) Stuck AC Compressor Clutch

Your cars AC compressor’s clutch is connected by a pulley to the engine. A broken clutch will not be able to transfer the power to the engine to the compressor. AME Auto can inspect the clutch and repair or replaced to ensure the proper functioning of the AC compressor.

If you want the job done right first time in Perth by mechanics that care, call AME Auto first.  Car Air Conditioner Repair in Canning Vale, AME Automotive is simply the best. Book in a service at your local Car Mechanic Canning Vale. AME Automotive is your one-stop solution for all Automotive Mechanical car needs. Be it a car repair, servicing, or maintenance, give AME Auto a call or contact us from our website.  We service all cars from our Canning Vale Mechanics department.  Our promise is you will receive real advice with fair transparent quotes. Book your service and receive AME Auto’s customer car with heavy discounts. AME Auto has 15 loan cars for your use.

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