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Tyres and Wheel Alignments, Greerton

Tyre Alignment That Keeps You On The Straight And Narrow.

When your tyre alignment is off, your ability to drive safely is compromised. Sometimes unaligned wheels can be obvious – your car pulls to one side of the road or your steering wheel has a vibration in it from balancing issues. In some cases, it can be subtle and the driver won't even notice. That's why regular wheel alignment checkups are a must-do. The better maintenance you keep, the longer your car will run healthily. If your car alignment feels off – or if it's simply been a while – come see us at Automotive Solutions Greerton and our alignment experts will take a look.

When your wheels are aligned, your car handles better. A Four Wheel alignment from Automotive Solutions Greerton means long lasting, optimal performance. Our technicians know how to keep your car running straight and smooth.

Fuel efficient tyres

Tyres may all look the same but they can vary greatly in how they perform. Now there is an easy way to tell if a tyre will deliver both safety and fuel efficiency with the ENERGYWISE approval mark for tyres.

ENERGYWISE approved tyres must meet ENERGYWISE standards for both fuel efficiency and braking in the wet - which means you will save you fuel and know that your tyres will perform when safety really counts. Fuel savings can be as much as 7% - equivalent to saving up to 15 cents per litre every time you drive. Using less fuel means reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which is better for the environment too.

How much could I save?

Making the switch to ENERGYWISE approved tyres can save you up to $500 over the life of the tyres, or up to 15 cents per litre every time you drive.




The amount saved will depend on a range of factors, including your vehicle's stated fuel economy, the price of fuel, the difference in rolling resistance between your chosen ENERGYWISE approved tyre and another standard tyre you would otherwise have chosen, the total distance travelled on the set of tyres, and whether there is a difference in price.




EECA estimates that with four fuel efficient tyres fitted, an average consumer could save up to $500 over the life of the tyres, or up to 15c a litre every time they drive.




Alongside fuel savings, ENERGYWISE approved tyres will give you that reassurance of safety when you need it most.

Car Batteries, Greerton, Tauranga

Batteries

Car battery types explained

There are many car battery types available and we're often asked about types of car batteries, especially the different types to match different models of cars.

Calcium battery

Calcium batteries have been around since the late 1990's, and are the most common battery fitted to new vehicles.

In a calcium battery, a small amount of calcium is added to the lead plates to increase durability of the battery. Our calcium batteries also have silver added to the plates to increase the cranking power and overall efficiency. Calcium batteries also have a longer shelf life, and are maintenance free (i.e. they don't need to be topped up with water).

Advantages

  • High cold cranking amps
  • Longer shelf and service life (compared to hybrid batteries)
  • Maintenance free
Note: Requires a calcium specific charger to restore to 100% state of charge. Our AA Battery Service has Smart Chargers which will charge your Calcium, AGM and Gel Battery.

Some older vehicles were originally fitted with a Hybrid battery, which has calcium positive plates (& antimony negative plates). These batteries have a slightly lower charging voltage (0.3 to 0.4 volts), however if the charging system is in good working order, a calcium battery will operate in one of these vehicles with the same reliability.

  • High charge acceptance which is critical for modern battery management systems
  • Leak-proof and spill-proof
  • Excellent starting power, so you can rely on the engine starting – even at a low state of charge