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Smell in the car

If you're experiencing an unusual smell in your car My Auto Shop can get it sorted with a General 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 General Inspection works with My Auto Shop:

Our qualified mechanic will look to complete a thorough inspection of your vehicle using the information 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.

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

When your experiencing an unusual smell in your car its often as a result of a:

  • Fuel injector is bad
  • Fuel filter is bad
  • Fuel tank is leaking
  • Fuel pressure regulator is leaking
  • Fuel pump assembly failure
  • Broken fuel line
  • Catalytic converter failure
  • Overcharged battery
  • Cabin air filter is bad
  • Evaporator is plugged or dirt
  • Drain hole is plugged
  • Slipping or malfunctioning clutch
  • Failed engine gasket or seal

Popular services linked to a General Inspection:

Wiper Blade Replacement

Windscreen wiper blades are a long frame that is mounted at the bottom of the windscreen. When activated they move along the screen in a wide sweeping motion clearing water and any other debris. The arm that is mounted to the car has a rubber (or different soft plastic) blade that acts as a squeegee whilst also not scratching the windscreen.

Fog Light Replacement

In New Zealand, we have plenty of hills, valleys and cool mornings. These are perfect conditions for fog and you need to see where you're going. Fog lights protect you and the drivers around you. There’s no such thing as too much visibility, rather than get into an early morning fender-bender, turn your fog lights on and be safer on the road.

Wheel Balance

Got the shakes? Don’t blame last night out, blame your unbalanced wheels. They can lead to a bumpy ride, vibrations, wear and tear on your tyres’ tread and your car’s suspension system, as well as on your wallet through reduced fuel economy. Wheel balancing is a process undertaken to balance the weight of a tyre and wheel assembly to ensure it travels evenly and creates even wear across the tyre surface.

Windscreen Chip Repair

A chip or crack typically arises from an impact, 9 times out of 10 caused by a stone on the road flicked up by the vehicle travelling in front. Windscreen repairers have gone as far as labelling different types of chips based on the impact and damage done, such as a crater, horseshoe, star or bullseye.

Why book with My Auto Shop?

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Get prices and book online 24/7. On the day, we can even pick up and drop off your car. Easy as.

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