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Archived content for the category: ‘Tips & Advice’

February 13th, 2020 by Kallie Stewart | Category: Tips & Advice Transmissions

Who Would You Trust To Recondition or Rebuild Your Transmission? If you are going to trust someone with your hard earned cash to recondition or rebuild your transmission, it would make sense to do your due diligence. Our reputation speaks for itself. We have been reconditioning transmissions since 1945 and […]

August 26th, 2019 by Kallie Stewart | Category: Tips & Advice TransmissionsTags:

Are you one of the many Toyota owners who have been told by the dealer “a transmission service is not required on your vehicle”, or “the transmission is sealed for life”? Keep reading and I will explain why your Toyota 6 speed transmission DOES require a regular transmission service. Why? […]

June 5th, 2019 by Kallie Stewart | Category: Tips & AdviceTags:

Has your clutch started slipping, is making funny noises or is just not working as well as it has previously? You may need a clutch adjustment or your clutch may be starting to show signs of wear or failure and be coming due for replacement. Get your clutch checked out […]

October 10th, 2018 by Kallie Stewart | Category: Tips & Advice Transmissions

At Rowell & Searle Auto, we specialise in transmissions including Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) service and repairs. If you drive a vehicle with a CVT transmission, then you need an automotive service center with experience, the latest diagnostic equipment and a reputation for quality. Rowell & Searle Auto provide CVT […]

September 24th, 2018 by Kallie Stewart | Category: Tips & Advice

  With many people struggling to make ends meet, vehicle servicing isn’t exactly a priority. This is probably why many fall into the trap of “Oh WOW cheap car service for $99!”.   You may think you have gotten yourself a good deal but in reality, just because you got a […]

January 30th, 2018 by Kallie Stewart | Category: Tips & Advice Transmissions Uncategorized

Are you having overheating issues with your Ford PX Ranger, Ford Everest or Mazda BT50 6 speed auto? Or are you planning on using it for towing or off-road driving soon? We have some strong recommendations for your vehicle: We are seeing more of these transmissions fail than any other […]

May 31st, 2017 by Kallie Stewart | Category: Tips & Advice Transmissions UncategorizedTags:

How do I Maintain my Toyota Prado or Land Cruiser Transmission? Does it need a Transmission Service? The Prado LandCruiser transmissions are one of the most common vehicles we service and maintain for our customers. The 5 speed is fitted with the A750F transmission and the later models have the 6 speed AB60F. We recommend […]

October 28th, 2015 by Kallie Stewart | Category: Tips & Advice

  True or false: Until your vehicle is out-of-warranty, it must be serviced by the new car dealer or the factory warranty will be void. Although you may have answered “true,” the correct answer is “false.” It’s the law that independent repair shops can provide the services to maintain your […]

February 23rd, 2015 by Kallie Stewart | Category: Tips & AdviceTags:

The one question on everyone’s mind: Why should I spend money on my car if nothing is wrong with it? The simple answer – it will save you money in the long run. Anyone who has ever worked on cars will tell you that regular preventative maintenance is the single […]

January 12th, 2015 by Kallie Stewart | Category: Tips & Advice

Driving Tip: Using Your Automatic Transmission to Help With Engine Braking Down Steep Hills When you are travelling down a long, steep hill, you should use your automatic transmission engine braking to avoid overheating your brakes. How do you do this? When travelling downhill, shift your automatic transmission into a lower […]

November 20th, 2013 by Kallie Stewart | Category: Tips & AdviceTags:

No Transmission is ever sealed for life! Most vehicle manufactures today tell us that the automatic transmissions in most modern vehicles are ‘filled for life’ or ‘sealed for life’ on the assembly line and never need servicing. Taking that advice on face value is attracting disaster. There is no such […]

October 14th, 2013 by Kallie Stewart | Category: Tips & AdviceTags:

Finding a good mechanic for your car is just as important as finding a good doctor or dentist for yourself. You want someone honest and someone who will have the best interest of you and your vehicle at heart. With car repairs becoming quite expensive these days, it is more […]