Camex Automotive mechanics in Campbelltown

Automotive Solutions

Camex Automotive

open all through christmas except public holidays

(02) 4628 3030

0478 666 184

BOOKINGS required

1 Blaxland Rd Campbelltown NSW



Vehicle Servicing without voiding your warranty.

  • By 100001025284
  • 08 Nov, 2016

What the big dealers are not telling you.

Car dealers want you to think you will void your warranty if you get your vehicle serviced independently. This is completely false, in fact it would be illegal for them to lead you into this belief. Your warranty cannot be used against you to extort servicing through the authorized dealer network.

Car dealers want your money. They use carefully worded lies to make it easy for you to assume that you must get your car serviced at the dealership. But the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is very clear on this.

According to the ACCC, provided you comply with these sensible conditions, your warranty will survive.

1. Workshop must be qualified.

2. Stick to the scheduled servicing intervals as stated by the car maker.

3. Parts do not have to be genuine but must be fit for purpose.


Here is the ACCC ruling:

http://autoexpert.com.au/s/ACCC-consumer-expressOctober-2002-1.pdf

By camexautomotive 19 Sep, 2017
The Roads and Maritime Services of Australia have compulsory road rules stating that all trailers with a GTM exceeding 750kgs must have brakes. Camex Automotive has a range of brake controls to suit your needs.

The braking system for trailers is dependent on the type of trailer, the trailers weight and the weight of the vehicle.

  • 0 – 750 kg loaded weight – no brakes required.
  • 751 – 2000 kg loaded weight – braking on both wheels on at least one axle.
  • 2001– 4500 kg loaded weight – braking on all wheels, and an automatic breakaway system in case the trailer becomes detached from the vehicle.

Additional Rules for towing in NSW.

  • Towing more than one trailer at a time is not allowed
  • Nobody is allowed to ride in trailers or caravans
  • When towing on a road without street lights, stay at least 60 metres behind all vehicles unless overtaking
  • Learner drivers are not allowed to tow
  • P1 car licence holders can tow small trailers with up to 250 kg of unloaded weight.



By camexautomotive 27 Jun, 2017

Of course, drivers have smartened up since their teenage years. Yet, there are still corners they try to cut here and there. The unfortunate result of that frugalness, however, could turn into an even more costly prospect down the road if you're careless.

Take a look at these common  car repair   mistakes that you'll want to avoid lest you want your wallet running on empty.


1. Using a Discount Mechanic

Rule of thumb when cost is a concern is generally to go middle of the road — not the cheapest, not the most expensive, but somewhere in the middle. Compare prices between service providers, consider online reviews, and also ask friends and families for referrals.


2. Filling the Engine With the Incorrect Type of Oil

Make sure to pay attention to the type of oil your vehicle recommends — synthetic, partial synthetic, or non-synthetic — and that you use the correct weight (i.e. 10W-30, 0W-40, 5W-20, etc.) for your vehicle and climate, and don't just choose what's on sale. Most new vehicles have variable valve timing which relies on correct oil type.


3. Forgetting the Oil Change Altogether

This is how you destroy engines. Oil deteriorates from heat and time and will turn into sludge. Oil filters will  not properly work causing damage to the internals. That little reminder sticker in the corner will save you thousands!!


4. Overlooking Wear on Brake Pads

Do people cringe when you turn a corner? Can't figure out what that screeching sound is when you come to a stop sign? That's actually your brakes crying for help, and you should have that looked at before you become a nuisance to your whole neighbourhood, or have an accident. By replacing brake pads on a regular basis, you can actually save money since a brake rotor lasts much longer when pads are changed regularly.


5. Neglecting Transmission and Other Fluids

Coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, differential and power steering fluid do not last for ever and should be flushed and renewed every two years.. more- so in harsh or towing conditions.





By 100001025284 08 Nov, 2016

Car dealers want you to think you will void your warranty if you get your vehicle serviced independently. This is completely false, in fact it would be illegal for them to lead you into this belief. Your warranty cannot be used against you to extort servicing through the authorized dealer network.

Car dealers want your money. They use carefully worded lies to make it easy for you to assume that you must get your car serviced at the dealership. But the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is very clear on this.

According to the ACCC, provided you comply with these sensible conditions, your warranty will survive.

1. Workshop must be qualified.

2. Stick to the scheduled servicing intervals as stated by the car maker.

3. Parts do not have to be genuine but must be fit for purpose.


Here is the ACCC ruling:

http://autoexpert.com.au/s/ACCC-consumer-expressOctober-2002-1.pdf

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