How is your Cooling System Performing ??

Radiator and Cooling System Service

Don’t be that car, stuck on the side of the road with steam pouring from under the hood. We will give your radiator and cooling system a well deserved service.

A fully functional and efficient cooling system circulates coolant to reduce heat around your engine. It is essential in preventing overheating, therefore reducing wear and tear of engine components.

If your dashboard shows your car is running hotter than normal or you are leaving puddles of coolant where ever you park, it is time to have your cooling system checked out.  View our AutoFacts Video to learn how your cooling system works.

A regular radiator flush will prevent rust and debris from building up which creates congestion in your cooling system. This congestion will cause your cooling system to run inefficiently, leading to overheating of the engine and ultimately worse issues such as warped or broken engine blocks, corrosion or even engine failure.

When you visit your local Repco Authorised Service centre, trained and experienced mechanics will flush your radiator, using a solution to clean all channels of build up. When the cooling system is clean the solution is drained and the new coolant added. Your car’s cooling system will be running like a dream.

If you suspect your radiator or cooling system is struggling it is time to pop into you local Repco Authorised Service centre. We ensure your radiator is flushed at least once a year, as recommended, and we use quality products.

How Important is the Timing Belt ??

Timing Belt Maintenance

What is a timing belt?

Sometimes called a camshaft drive belt or cam belt: it is a reinforced, toothed rubber belt used in the engines of about 70% of today’s motor cars. It is propelled by the engine crankshaft and drives the camshaft which in turn opens the valves of the engine.

Where is it found?

It is at the front of the engine, usually under plastic covers to protect it from damage. It is behind the other more obvious drive belts such as the fan or alternator belts. As it cannot be seen without removing the covers and other components, it is often neglected.

Why does it wear?

The timing belt carries a very high load in the engine and, as with any rubber component of the vehicle, it perishes with age and is affected by heat and chemicals.

What will happen if it is not replaced on time?

If the belt is not replaced on time it may break or the drive teeth may strip. If this happens the camshaft in the engine stops rotating, leaving some valves open, protruding into the cylinders, the crankshaft continues to rotate and can push the pistons into the valves and bend them. This causes major engine damage which is very costly and time consuming to repair.

When should it be replaced?

Most car manufacturers recommend replacement from 60,000km to 100,00km. We strongly recommend replacement if the service history is not known. To replace the belt is only a fraction of the cost of repairing the damage caused should it break, not to mention the inconvenience of your car being out of use for many days.

We are happy to answer any more questions you may have regarding timing belt replacement.

Kumho comes to BRISBANE

KUMHO BRINGS PLATINUM DEALER CONCEPT TO BRISANE’S INNER SUBURBS

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Leading tyre manufacturer, Kumho Tyres has brought its new premium tyre store concept to Brisbane’s inner west with the grand opening of Kumho Platinum dealer Bizzell’s Garage in Paddington.
The store will officially be opened in conjunction with Kumho’s annual McGrath Foundation fundraiser, Pink Fitter’s Day on 4 May, 2013. To mark the occasion, Bizzell’s Garage and Kumho will donate $5 from every tyre sold to the McGrath Foundation.kumho platinum-bizzells2biz2

Kumho’s new Platinum outlet in Brisbane’s inner suburbs comes following the launch of the concept in Newcastle, NSW in October 2011 and joins three other Brisbane Kumho Platinum outlets at Cleveland, Capalaba and Wacol in promising to bring a higher level of customer service and facilities with Kumho branding assuring tyre buyers of professional service and advice.

The Kumho Platinum outlet concept has been designed to showcase the innovation and reputation of Kumho and to market the full range of Kumho tyres to consumers demanding better service and facilities from the most committed and professional dealers.

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According to Kumho Australia National Trade Marketing manager Glenn Pearse, Bizzell’s Garage was selected as a Kumho Platinum outlet because of the company’s professionalism, commitment to Kumho and strong track records of customer service which comes from being one of Brisbane’s iconic family owned and run businesses.

“Bizzell’s Garage has shown that it is committed to providing the highest level of customer service and to raising the standard of presentation and facilities at its tyre outlet,” said Glenn Pearse.

“Bizzell’s Garage is a very professional retailer offering, customer friendly facilities and well trained staff who deliver great service.”

“The Brisbane region has been a very important market for Kumho over the past 30 years so it is appropriate that we expand our Platinum Dealer concept there.”

“I am pleased to congratulate Robin and Brendan Bizzell and the team on the great job they have done in bringing the concept to reality,” Glenn added.

Brendan Bizzell feels Kumho provides a quality tyre at the best possible price for Australian motorists.

“We are very committed to Kumho because we believe they offer the best quality and price equation on the Australian tyre market and our customers who keep coming back for Kumho clearly agree,” said Brendan Bizzell.

Bizzell’s Garage is one of Brisbanes’ original independent automotive service station outlets and your one stop shop for all your tyre, mechanical and fuel. Since 1939 Bizzells Garage has been operating at 93 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington and following its revamp features include off street parking and family friendly waiting areas which include TV along with tea and coffee facilities.

Kumho is a key sponsor of the McGrath Foundation and stages Pink Fitters Day each year to raise money for the charity with Bizzell’s Garage set to embrace the concept and play a key role in the day.

As a part of the promotion of the McGrath Foundation Kumho is offering a special deal to all customers buying four new ultra high performance or SUV tyres receiving a free McGrath Foundation Beach Towel or a special edition shirt when four KU22 ultra-high performance tyres are purchased, making it all the more reason to visit Bizzell’s Garage.