Nitrogen Tyre Inflation

Nitrogen Tyre Inflation

Maintaining correct tyre pressure is important for safety, vehicle handling, optimal tyre life and fuel efficiency.

If you often have under-inflated tyres, it is time to see the team at your BP Workshop Wanaka for nitrogen tyre inflation.

Nitrogen leaks slower than standard compressed air and is a good way to maintain tyre pressure for longer, enjoying the benefits of:

  • Better fuel economy
  • Longer tyre life
  • Improved road grip and handling
  • Safer more secure all-weather performanceThe benefits of nitrogen tyre inflation has been substantiated from research conducted by The Get Nitrogen Institute. A detailed summary of the reported results can be seen here.

Nitrogen for tyre inflation in Wanaka

At BP Workshop Wanaka, we make it a point to offer you only the best, and when it comes to tyre inflation, nitrogen is the ultimate performer.

Run Flat Tyres

Run Flat Tyre Repair

Normally a puncture means having to stop and replace your tyre. Not with Bridgestone’s Run Flat Tyre. It’s specially designed to let you travel up to 80km (80km/h or less) even after a puncture.

This means:

  • You can bring your car to a safe location even when the tyre is punctured.
  • You don’t have to change the tyre yourself.
  • You won’t need to carry a spare tyre, freeing up space and improving overall fuel efficiency.

Conditions of our Run Flat Tyre repair:

  • Run Flat Tyres can only be fitted to vehicles with a TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System).
  • We recommend Run Flat Tyres are only fitted to vehicles that have Run Flat Tyres fitted as Original Equipment.

Punctures and Repairs

Modern tyres seem to be stronger and harder to puncture, but sometimes getting a puncture is inevitable. That’s why at our Bridgestone Tyre Centre we offer a convenient puncture repair service.

If you do get a puncture bring it in and our team of technicians will evaluate if it can be fixed in a safe and professional manner in line with safety standards (NZ Standard 5423) and have you back on the road in no time.

Tips to avoid getting punctures:

  • Check the treads on your tyres regularly for embedded glass, stones or sharp objects.
  • Make sure your tyres are inflated correctly (including the spare).

Never drive on a flat or partially deflated tyre

Driving on a flat tyre doesn’t only compromise your safety, but increases the chance of having to fully replace the tyre.

So if you notice your tyre is looking a bit flat, pull over, replace it with your spare and bring it on in for us to check out.

Wheel Balancing

If your car has a case of the shakes, it is highly likely that at least one of your wheels need balancing. It is not only difficult to drive with unbalanced wheels, but this condition can create bald spots in your tyres, permanent vibration and uneven tyre wear.

Your wheels might need to be balanced if any of the following conditions apply:

  • At certain speeds your car shakes.
  • You have recently had new tyres fitted.
  • You have had a tyre removed from its rim.
  • You have noticed even a small amount of irregular tyre wear.
  • You have unusual vibrations in your steering wheel.

Getting your wheels balanced will increase the life of your steering and suspension systems and optimise your fuel efficiency. At Bridgestone Tyre Centre we use technologically advanced, market leading wheel balancing technology, to achieve perfect wheel balancing. No matter how bad of a case of the shakes your vehicle has, we are confident that we can smooth things out.

Give Lloyd and the team a call today to get a thorough wheel inspection and quick fix by our qualified technicians.

Wheel Alignment

BP Wanaka Wheel Aligment

Do things feel a bit out of line? Having the correct wheel alignment is important when it comes to the safety and the lifespan of your tyres; even your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Wheel alignment can change by simply hitting a pothole, having faulty suspension or any number of other reasons.

The wrong wheel alignment can result in irregular wear on your tyres, low fuel efficiency and extra strain on the driver.

BP Wanaka Wheel Alignment

If you answer yes to any of the following questions you may need your wheels re-aligned.If you answer yes to any of the following questions you may need your wheels re-aligned.

  • Is your car is resisting your steering?
  • Do you feel like your vehicle is pulling to one side or the other?
  • Have you recently had new tyres fitted?
  • Have you had the components in your suspension replaced?• Have you hit anything on the road such as a pothole?
  • Has it been 6 months or have you travelled more than 10,000 km since your wheels have been re-aligned?

If you’re questioning your vehicle’s wheel alignment, give Lloyd and the team a call to book in your vehicle for a check. Using the latest technology, our experienced technicians will check your wheel alignment, as well as the condition of your suspension components to make sure it’s all in order.

Makes and Models Serviced

Often people ask “what is a service”, so we have broken down what we action to make things simpler:

“A motor vehicle service…” is a series of maintenance procedures carried out at a set time interval or after the vehicle has travelled a certain distance.

The service intervals are specified by the vehicle manufacturer in a service schedule and some moderns cars display the due date for the service electronically on the instruction panel.

Maintenance tasks commonly carried out (but not limited to) during a motor vehicle service include:

  • Change the engine oil & replace the oil filter
  • Check/Replace the air filter & check/Replace the fuel filter
  • Check moisture content in brake fluid
  • Check level and where required refill power steering fluid
  • Check all drive line fluids, grease and lubricate components
  • Check conditions of tyres, brake condition, suspension, battery
  • Check operation of lights, horn, wipers washers
  • Check front and rear wheel bearings

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Warrant of Fitness Definition…

is a periodic safety inspection that is compulsory for light vehicles. A light vehicle is a car, station wagon, van or 4WD vehicle. It can also be a moped, motorcycle or similar including a trike.

Fur full Warrant of Fitness clarification we recommend you visit the following site – New Zealand Transport Agency:

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/vehicles/warrants-and-certificates/warrant-of-fitness

After your vehicle passes its Warrant of Fitness check, it becomes your responsibility to keep it in the condition that it was in when it passed the inspection.

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25 Point Safety Check

New WOF Inspection frequency.  What does this mean to you?

New Vehicles:

An initial WOF inspection is needed, then another one at three years old, and one per year thereafter for the lifetime of the vehicle.

Older Vehicles:

On 1st Jan 2014 – All light vehicles first registered between 2004 and 2008 will move to one inspection per year thereafter for the lifetime of the vehicle.

On 1st July 2014 –  All light vehicles first registered after 1st Jan 2000, will move to one inspection per year thereafter for the lifetime of the vehicle.

BP Wanaka Workshop has no issues with the new law changes, but would like to introduce a new service, its called 25 Point Safety Check for those customers who prefer to have their vehicles checked every 6 months for peace of mind, security and financial ease.

The following is a list of checks performed to keep your vehicle running smoothly between the new Warrant of Fitness inspections:

Vehicle check list for Alpine Auto Wanaka

Give us a call to book in your 25 Point Safety Check, don’t forget to let us know if you would like to receive a friendly reminder about this service.

Lubricants

wynns - castrol logosWe stock:

  • Wynn’s Products
  • Castrol lubricants
  • Batteries
  • Anti-freeze

 

WYNN’S PRODUCTS:

Injector Cleaner (Diesel).  In order for a vehicle to perform as it was intended, it is essential that the injectors remain clean and free of build-up.  Deposits on the fuel injectors can accumulate rapidly due to poor diesel fuel quality.  These deposits can adversely affect the ideal spray pattern from the injector nozzle, which is essential for optimum vehicle performance.  These build-ups directly affect the engine power, fuel consumption, emissions (black smoke) and the general performance of the vehicle.

Injector Cleaner (Petrol).  During every day driving deposits form on the tips of fuel injectors.  These deposits can adversely affect the ideal spray pattern from the injector nozzle, which is essential for optimum vehicle performance.  Deposits are particulary troublesome in today’s home to shop stop starting driving environments, with the result being dirty injectors, irregular idling, loss of power, difficult cold start.  These deposits can start to occur after only 2,400 km’s of driving,

Radiator Flush. Cooling system failure and overheating of the engine is the leading cause of mechanical breakdowns.  Rust, grease, sludge and scale build-up all contribute to the likelihood of cooling system failure.  By not using a flush damaging debris remain in the cooling system, slowly deteriorating internal components and seriously impairing the proper function of the radiator and cooling system.  Wynn’s Radiator Flush safely removes rust, grease and scale from the entire cooling system ensuring the new coolant works at its maximum potential, not having to work against a dirty system hat can shorten coolant life.  Wynn’s Radiator Flush contains no harsh acid or alkali compounds and will not attack cooling system components.

Engine Flush. With time even the best engine oil deteriorates and contaminates the engine with gums and varnish deposits that a simple oil change just cannot remove.  Any new oil may be compromised and be contaminated by deposits left behind.  Extended service intervals are placing higher demands on today’s engine oils, making it now even more important to ensure that the new oil is give the optimum chance to protect the engine.  Most engine flushes are solvent-type based products, they tend to reduce the lubrication of the oil.  If this type of flush is left in the engine too long mechanical damage can occur and engine seals can be affected.  Damage may bot be visible but is irreversible.  Wynn’s Engine Flush has been formulated to gently dissolve and remove internal engine contaminants by suspending them in a high level of dispersants.  The non-solvent formula assures maximum drainage of the contaminants with the used oil, thereby minimising new oil contamination.

CASTROL PRODUCTS

Castrol Magnatec – Instant protection from the moment you turn the key.

Up to 75% of engine wear happens while your engine warms up.  When the engine stops oils drain off critical engine parts, however, Castrol Magnatec has Intelligent Molecules that continue to cling to your engine like a magnet providing an extra layer of protection.  They bond to metal surfaces in your engine, forming an extra layer of protection, dramatically reducing engine wear.  Because they cling to critical engine parts, the protection is already there when you need it most – while the engine warms up.  Out intelligent molecules are protecting your engine 24/7, 365 days a year.  That’s their job and it’s what makes Castrol Magnatec, Castrol Magnatec.

Castrol Edge Range, Castrol GTX Modern Engine 15W-40, Castrol Magnatec Range, Castrol GTX Diesel 15W-40. 

Road Hazard Warranty

You’re guaranteed:

Free puncture repairs:  Any repairable puncture will be fixed free of charge for the legal tread life of the tyre.

Free tyre replacement:  If the tyre can’t be repaired we’ll fit a replacement and you’ll pay nothing within the first 12,000km or 12 months, whichever comes first.

Protection for the life of the tyre:  For the remainder of the legal tread life of the tyre (after 12,000km or 12 months), if the tyre can’t be repaired, you will only pay for the tread you’ve used.  For example, if you have only used 15% of the legal tread depth you will only pay 15% of the tyre’s current value to replace it.

Only $12.50 per tyre!!!

Road Hazard Warranty Conditions:  Road Hazard Warranty can only be sold with Bridgestone, Firestone, Supercat, Primewell and Dayton branded tyres at participating stores.  It does not cover damage caused by vandalism, motor vehicle accident, mechanical problems, misuse, abuse, misalignment, intentional run flat or snow chains.  For full conditions, please visit www.firestone.co.nz

 

Batteries

Century Batteries at Alpine Auto WanakaDead Battery? Our expert team will get you back on the road again in no time.

 

Introducing Century Yuasa…

Maintenance Free
Ultra High Performance

  • For Superior starting performance
  • Sealed top for easy fitment and to prevent acid leakage
  • Electrolyte Recombination Technology to eliminate water top up

Century Yuasa is Australia’s oldest battery manufacturer with a history spanning some 75 years.  At present they continue to be a leader in Australia and New Zealand.  Their portfolio includes well recognized brands and quality stored energy products for a range of applications, covering automotive, speciality and industrial uses.

Century Yuasa Batteries are committed to a program of environmental responsibility and sustainability.  This applied to the manufacture, distribution, installation and maintenance of stored energy solutions for all products supplied.  Forming part of good sustainability practices, Century Yuasa Batteries has been a signatory to the Australian Packing Covenent since 2008.