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12 days ago

Lapsed vehicle registration

Hamish from Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora

Has your vehicle's registration lapsed or been cancelled? Have you imported a car from overseas and require compliance? Here at Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora we can handle it all from start to finish! Call us on 03 313 5329 for more info.

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33 days ago

Now accepting Super Gold card

Hamish from Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora

Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora would like to acknowledge those who have reached the significant milestone of being a "Super Gold Card" holder. A variety of specials and discounts are available to ensure you can continue to enjoy being out and about in your vehicle. Phone us today on 03 313 … View moreAuto Super Shoppe Rangiora would like to acknowledge those who have reached the significant milestone of being a "Super Gold Card" holder. A variety of specials and discounts are available to ensure you can continue to enjoy being out and about in your vehicle. Phone us today on 03 313 5329 and let us talk you through the services and discounts we can provide.

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40 days ago

European vehicle servicing and repairs

Hamish from Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora

Tired of driving to Christchurch to have your European vehicle serviced or repaired? Do you want friendly, straight-up honest advice? Here at Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora, we have specialist technicians and top of the line diagnostic and repair equipment for European vehicles. Phone us today on 03 … View moreTired of driving to Christchurch to have your European vehicle serviced or repaired? Do you want friendly, straight-up honest advice? Here at Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora, we have specialist technicians and top of the line diagnostic and repair equipment for European vehicles. Phone us today on 03 3135329 and we look forward to helping with any enquiries or bookings.

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48 days ago

Would you like 10 weeks to pay for your car servicing or repairs?

Hamish from Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora

By using Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora for your next vehicle service or repair, you could have your payments spread over 10 weeks. Get what you need done now. Pay with Genoapay. No interest, no fees!

- Sign up for free

- Visit Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora and ask for Genoapay

- Confirm payment on … View more
By using Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora for your next vehicle service or repair, you could have your payments spread over 10 weeks. Get what you need done now. Pay with Genoapay. No interest, no fees!

- Sign up for free

- Visit Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora and ask for Genoapay

- Confirm payment on your smartphone

- Weekly payments are automatically deducted

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55 days ago

Warrant of Fitness

Hamish from Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora

Just a reminder that the Government's extension period for expired Warrant of Fitness's from the Covid-19 lockdown ends on October 10th. We are still offering a While-u-wait service to cater for this so just let us know if we can help out and keep you moving. :-).

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649 days ago

Would you like 10 weeks to pay for your car servicing or repairs?

Hamish from Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora

Shop at Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora for your Automotive repairs and servicing today. Pay over 10 weeks. Get what you need now. Pay with Genoapay. No interest, no fees!

- Sign up for free
- Visit Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora and ask for Genoapay
- Confirm payment on your smartphone
- Weekly … View more
Shop at Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora for your Automotive repairs and servicing today. Pay over 10 weeks. Get what you need now. Pay with Genoapay. No interest, no fees!

- Sign up for free
- Visit Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora and ask for Genoapay
- Confirm payment on your smartphone
- Weekly payments are automatically deducted

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719 days ago

We have a brand new Car Navigation unit up for grabs...... :-).

Hamish from Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora

How well do you know landmarks around our town......?
We have a brand new Tom Tom GO 520 Navigation unit valued at over $300 up for grabs just in time for Christmas!

Entry to the draw is simple.........or is it???

You will need to guess all three places/buildings correctly to enter the draw. Only… View more
How well do you know landmarks around our town......?
We have a brand new Tom Tom GO 520 Navigation unit valued at over $300 up for grabs just in time for Christmas!

Entry to the draw is simple.........or is it???

You will need to guess all three places/buildings correctly to enter the draw. Only one person per week can win, which means you have a high chance of nabbing the prize!

Hop on to our Facebook page to enter. Tag your Friends and share the post to get as much help as you can! Spot prizes are also up for grabs.

Happy Guessing everyone!

Winner will be drawn after the 13th of December

751 days ago

European Vehicle servicing and repairs

Hamish from Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora

Tired of driving to Christchurch to have your European vehicle serviced or repaired? Do you want friendly, straight-up honest advice? Here at Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora, we have specialist technicians and top of the line diagnostic and repair equipment for European vehicles. Phone us today on 03 … View moreTired of driving to Christchurch to have your European vehicle serviced or repaired? Do you want friendly, straight-up honest advice? Here at Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora, we have specialist technicians and top of the line diagnostic and repair equipment for European vehicles. Phone us today on 03 3135329 and we will be more than happy to help with any inquiries or bookings.

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775 days ago

Ten ways drivers can Conserve Fuel.........

Hamish from Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora

Save on weight
Extra weight means extra fuel, so if you know you won’t need a certain set of tools for a particular job, for example, leave them at home.

Maintenance
Get your vehicle serviced regularly for best efficiency and always use the right specification of engine oil. You should also … View more
Save on weight
Extra weight means extra fuel, so if you know you won’t need a certain set of tools for a particular job, for example, leave them at home.

Maintenance
Get your vehicle serviced regularly for best efficiency and always use the right specification of engine oil. You should also check your tyre pressures regularly and before long journeys – under-inflated tyres can cause you to use up to 10% more fuel.

Accelerate gently
The harder you accelerate, the more fuel you consume. To maximise your fuel efficiency, imagine that there’s an egg under your pedal and an open cup of coffee on your dashboard – you don’t want to break the shell or spill the drink!

Be kind to your gears
Don’t labour your vehicle’s engine by holding on to one gear for too long. Instead, try changing up at an engine speed of around 2,000 rpm (diesel) or 2,500 (petrol). Since 2014, most new vehicle models have been fitted with a gear shift indicator to encourage use of the most efficient gear, so keep an eye on that too.

Maintain a steady speed
Unintentional dips in speed and sudden bursts of acceleration to keep pace take a toll on your tank – and your wallet. Consider using cruise control for highway driving, and where traffic patterns permit, allow your speed to drop when you travel uphill, then regain momentum as you roll downhill.

Keep rolling
Stopping then starting again uses a significant amount more fuel than rolling along at a constant, low speed, so try slowing extra early when approaching traffic lights or a queue and you might not have to stop completely.

Use your air-con wisely
At low speeds, air-con can increase fuel consumption by as much as 20%, so try opening the windows when you’re cruising around town. At higher speeds, on the motorway for instance, the effect of air con on your fuel consumption isn’t as noticeable. Don’t leave it on all the time, but running it at least once a week will help to keep the system in good condition.

Stick to the limit
Going faster uses more fuel. For example, driving at 100kph can use up to 8% more than at 90kph, and up to 14% more than at 80kph!

Stay aerodynamic
Wind resistance increases fuel consumption, so try to keep windows closed at high speeds and remove roof racks and boxes when not in use.

Check your air filter
Make sure you have a clean air filter. Replacing a dirty or clogged filter can improve fuel efficiency by up to 10%. Your engine is basically a giant Air Pump and your air filter, if clogged, prevents the “pump” from working properly.

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800 days ago

Air-conditioning systems

Hamish from Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora

Have you ever thought about the state of health or efficiency of your vehicle's air-conditioning system?

Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora always recommends having an A/C performance test done at least every 2 years. In today’s vehicles, the air conditioning system is used throughout the year, … View more
Have you ever thought about the state of health or efficiency of your vehicle's air-conditioning system?

Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora always recommends having an A/C performance test done at least every 2 years. In today’s vehicles, the air conditioning system is used throughout the year, not just in the summer. Most defog modes involve using the air conditioner also.

Most vehicle air conditioning systems come with a refrigerant known as R134A. In about 1995, this product started replacing the former coolant used in cars known as R12 and commonly called Freon (DuPont Chemical Company’s brand name for their product). R134A phased out R12 because it is better for the environment. While R134 does a decent job of cooling, it can gradually leak out. What this means is a system that should hold less than 1 kg of refrigerant may only have 0.5 kg left. The mechanical components (compressor) in the system work harder, and as a result, may eventually fail. Up to 25% of an R134A system may leak out each year.

For this reason, we recommend having an A/C performance test done. Our technicians will not only check the ambient temperature coming out of the vents, but will also hook a machine up to the system to determine if the refrigerant level is adequate. This test is fairly inexpensive and having it done every so often will help ensure your air conditioning system is there for you on hot days, as well as help prevent repairs that can occur through a lack of maintenance.

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816 days ago

Breathe clean air this Spring......;-).

Hamish from Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora

I have just changed the filter in our heatpump, as I do every winter. About 80% of all new cars come with a similar filter called a cabin air filter. The cabin air filter serves a similar purpose to the filter for your heat pump. It helps keep dust, allergens, and pollutants from coming into the … View moreI have just changed the filter in our heatpump, as I do every winter. About 80% of all new cars come with a similar filter called a cabin air filter. The cabin air filter serves a similar purpose to the filter for your heat pump. It helps keep dust, allergens, and pollutants from coming into the car through the vent system. Cabin Air Filters first appeared in the 1980s but became more prominent around 1995. Many people don’t know their vehicles have these filters.

Cars over time can develop a musty smell inside the cabin. Changing the cabin air filter every 20,000 to 30,000km, like most manufacturers recommend, will help eliminate odors and promote fresh air. The picture shows a dirty cabin air filter we recently pulled from a car. They can be very dirty, especially when they have been in a vehicle for 100,000km.

Cabin air filters generally take only 15 to 20 minutes to replace. They are often located behind or under the dash. Costs vary by manufacturer, but are relatively inexpensive. Since most folks don’t know they have these filters, when they see the dirty one come out of their vehicle, they are excited to replace it. As we head into spring, often using the heat or air conditioning in our cars, make sure you are breathing clean air by having your cabin air filter checked at your next service appointment.

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825 days ago

Have 10 weeks to pay for your car servicing and repairs.......;-).

Hamish from Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora

Shop at Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora for your Automotive repairs and servicing today. Pay over 10 weeks. Get what you need now. Pay with Genoapay. No interest, no fees!
- Sign up for free
- Visit Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora and ask for Genoapay
- Confirm payment on your smartphone
- Weekly … View more
Shop at Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora for your Automotive repairs and servicing today. Pay over 10 weeks. Get what you need now. Pay with Genoapay. No interest, no fees!
- Sign up for free
- Visit Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora and ask for Genoapay
- Confirm payment on your smartphone
- Weekly payments are automatically deducted

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830 days ago

When do you need to change your vehicles serpentine belt?

Hamish from Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora

If you ask any auto repair and service shop, or automotive maintenance shop, they will tell you that vehicle owner’s often fail to replace their car’s serpentine belt in a timely manner. Years ago, auto mechanics had to replace multiple v-belts when they worked on a car. Today, one belt, called… View moreIf you ask any auto repair and service shop, or automotive maintenance shop, they will tell you that vehicle owner’s often fail to replace their car’s serpentine belt in a timely manner. Years ago, auto mechanics had to replace multiple v-belts when they worked on a car. Today, one belt, called a serpentine belt, replaces these.

The old rule of thumb to determine when to replace a serpentine belt was when a belt had numerous cracks across the different “ribs” per inch of belt. The attached picture shows a belt with numerous cracks per inch. If you don’t address a belt that needs to be replaced, you risk the belt breaking and being stranded on the side of the road. Most serpentine belts will need replacing once every 5 years, depending on the number of kilometres you drive.

In recent years, this has changed. New technology in the rubber used to make serpentine belts keeps them from developing cracks. These belts do need to be replaced, however. The rubber on the belt wears much like a tyre does. Over time, the belt will loose rubber and the gaps between the “ribs” will become deeper. Auto mechanics use a depth gauge to measure the wear of the belt. Trusted repair shops, like Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora, will inform customers when their belt has too much wear and needs to be replaced.

Make sure your automotive repair shop checks your belt(s) at each oil change and advises you of the condition.

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836 days ago

Cloudy or foggy headlamps on vehicles

Hamish from Auto Super Shoppe Rangiora

Do your headlamps look yellow, cloudy or foggy?

Most headlight lenses are made of polycarbonate plastic. This strong plastic is perfect for taking on harsh road conditions without breaking, but it doesn’t play well with the sun. Initially, the lenses are coated with a UV protective film, over … View more
Do your headlamps look yellow, cloudy or foggy?

Most headlight lenses are made of polycarbonate plastic. This strong plastic is perfect for taking on harsh road conditions without breaking, but it doesn’t play well with the sun. Initially, the lenses are coated with a UV protective film, over time this film is destroyed by UV rays, allowing the plastic to oxidize.

We now have an awesome new product which will have your car looking great and shining brighter than ever!

Call us on 03 313-5329 to learn more

Price: $79

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