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Temperature gauge is maxed out

If your temperature gauge is maxed out 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 temperature gauge is maxed out its often as a result of a:

  • Low Coolant Level
  • Broken Temp Gauge
  • Failed Temp Sensor
  • Failed Thermostat
  • Cooling Fan Motor Failure
  • Bad Fan Switch
  • Air in System after Coolant Service

Popular services linked to a Engine Inspection:

Accelerator Cable Replacement

A lot of cars used to trust a steel cable to transmit inputs to the accelerator to the engine. Modern cars use a drive-by-wire system. Over time the cable will need adjusting as it stretches. In some rare cases, if you’re a real fast and furious driver, it can snap and require replacing.

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.

Fuel Gauge Sender Replacement

As you drive around town, your car uses petrol. Over time this petrol starts to run out, rather than play guesswork your fuel gauge sender unit tells you how much you’ve got left. This lets you know via your fuel gauge, when it’s time to top your car off.

Timing Chain Replacement

Most vehicles on our roads use a cambelt to ensure the engine valves operate with the correct timing. These belts wear out over time, needing to be replaced at specific intervals. To avoid this, some vehicles use a timing chain, which achieves the same objective without the maintenance hassle. Timing chains are made of hardened metal to reduce the impact of wear and tear. Timing chains are not part of a vehicle’s scheduled maintenance and only need replacing when damaged.

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