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Car is not getting enough power

If your vehicle is not getting enough power My Auto Shop can get it sorted with a Engine Inspection. Simply leave as many details about the issue as you can and we will contact local MTA approved mechanics that are qualified to fix the underlying issue. We'll email you quotes for an inspection within 2 working days, and where possible provide an indication as to the likely underlying issue(s) and cost to fix. You can book directly on the My Auto Shop platform in minutes.

How a Engine Inspection works with My Auto Shop:

Our qualified mechanic will look to complete a thorough inspection of your vehicle's engine using the information or symptoms you have provided via the My Auto Shop platform. To complete this the mechanic will usually start by plugging into your OBDII port and completing a complete diagnostic scan. This will highlight any error or warning codes your vehicle has and will provide the mechanic with information they. need to fix your problem.

Depending on the symptoms the mechanic will take a good look at your vehicles:
- Drive & timing belts (cambelt, serpentine belts);
- Camshaft & crankshaft;
- Spark plugs; or
- Oil pan.

Before completing any repairs the mechanic will complete a quote and look for your approval.

When your vehicle is not getting enough power its often as a result of a:

  • Defective Fuel Pump or Filter
  • Clogged or Bad Fuel Injector
  • Leaking Fuel Line
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Dirty Airflow Sensor

Popular services linked to a Engine Inspection:

Exhaust Repair

An exhaust pipe is responsible for carrying combustion gases out of your car. More technically it connects from the exhaust manifold to the muffler. It is usually made out of steel but they can also be stainless steel or aluminised steel. Because of the acids and grease the exhaust pipe carries it is one of the few parts on your car that wears even when the car is not running.

Catalytic Converter Removal & Replacement

While your engine is running it pumps out plenty of harmful exhaust fumes. To minimise this, car makers introduced catalytic converters to reduce the amount of CO2 and nasty pollutants entering the atmosphere.

Coolant Reservoir Replacement

The coolant reservoir holds excess coolant and in the event that the cooling system starts to run a little low it can draw more coolant. It draws coolant out of the system if it gets too hot and then feeds this back to the cooling system. This stops the system from running dry and also giving you a clear indication of how much coolant is in the system.

PCV Valve Replacement

Your PCV valve sounds like a very complicated thing. In reality it just lets some pressure out of the engine. This pressure is built up due to the engine's rotations and heat, the PCV valve is responsible for venting this pressure into the intake.

Why book with My Auto Shop?

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