Hatfield VW Value Added Services

Value Added Services


Standard Wheel Alignment @ R326.40 incl VAT

Alignment refers to the position of the wheels of the vehicle relative to each other and the ground. Why is proper wheel alignment so important? In the long run, it will prolong the life of your car, and save you money. Here’s why… Good wheel alignment results in better fuel mileage. It extends tire life, on rear tires as well as front tires. In fact, the most common cause of unusual tire wear is improper alignment. A periodic alignment means less strain on steering and suspension parts, increased directional stability, and easier steering. You’ll get a better, more comfortable ride. Perhaps most important of all, you’ll ensure safe driving.How often should you have your car aligned? At least every 12 months and/or 25 000km’s, whichever is reached first




Wheel alignment balancing @ R578.40 incl VAT, Suspension shift @ R420.50

Proper wheel alignment improves your vehicle’s handling, and can increase the performance and longevity of your tyres. Improper alignment will cause the steering wheel to constantly pull to one side, affect vehicle handling, strain the engine and impact fuel efficiency. Any rotating object needs to be balanced to lessen vibration. An unbalanced wheel causes a lot of vibration, which would lead to the car tyres wearing out quickly and unevenly. Furthermore, uneven tyre wear and vibrations can cause a lot of mechanical problems in the car’s suspension and steering systems.How often should you have your car aligned? At least every 12 months and/or 25 000km’s, whichever is reached first




Engine & Fuel Flush Flush @ R352.00 incl VAT

Remove Deposit Build-up

Sometimes, the way we drive keeps engine oil from being able to do its job completely and well. Short trips of only a few kilometeres and lots of stop-and-go driving can cause particles in the oil to become deposits in the engine, which can build up over time. These deposits restrict the flow of oil.An engine flush can clear out those deposits to open narrow oil passages clogged by gunk that's been floating around in the oil. Releasing those deposits and allowing the oil to flow freely saves wear and tear on the engine and keeps parts moving as they should.


Give your car a clean slate

While most cars that are driven and maintained regularly don't need an engine flush, there are a few cases where doing an engine flush may help:

  • Cars with an unknown maintenance record. If you just bought an older used car for a great price but it didn't come with any maintenance records, an engine flush followed by fresh oil might save you a headache later.
  • Cars with recent internal engine work. You know the maintenance record of this engine -- and it's major. If your car had any engine work done, an engine flush could wash away leftover particulates before adding new oil.
  • Cars with a long interval between oil changes. Again, you know the service record of this car, and you know the owner rarely (if ever) changed the oil. There's almost certainly buildup in the engine, since dirty oil only gets dirtier. An engine flush could give the car a longer life.


Keep new Oil clean

Especially if you recognize your car's history (or lack of history), an engine flush could help keep your new oil clean. That's why these services are often performed together: First the flush to get rid of old oil deposits, then the new oil to keep the engine in tip-top shape.Without the engine flush, the new oil will just pick up the old deposits and sludge and keep them circulating through the engine. Soon enough, the new oil is just as dirty as the old oil. An engine flush can help you go longer between oil changes, especially if the maintenance on the car hasn't been perfect.Clean up what the filter missesMost oil filters remove particles as small as 25 microns (about 1/1000th of a cm) -- but there are particles circulating in your car's oil that are even smaller -- particles that even the newest, best filter can't keep out of the system. And even tiny little bits like that can cause wear over time. They can also band together to create sludge and deposits.If these particles become excessive, clean oil alone can't flush them out. But the chemicals used in an engine flush can -- stopping any further wear and giving the new oil a chance to do its job properly.


Clean Engine Parts

If the gunk in the engine oil gets too bad, the parts of the engine can get gummed up. An engine flush removes the gunk, which keeps the parts running smoothly. That in turn can make the engine more efficient, bringing the power and fuel efficiency closer to what the car had when it left the showroom floor.




Brake Fluid Service @ R778.62

If you're like most drivers, you don't think about your brakes until they stop working (and hopefully you're not careening down a mountain road when this happens). But, if you're smart, you'll take good care of your brakes. You'll replace the pads and resurface the rotors as needed. Still, when your technician recommends that you get your brake system flushed, do you think you should you do it or save the cash?Do it.Braking systems aren't indestructible. Parts, like the rubber in the valves in the master cylinder, calipers and wheel cylinders deteriorate. All the nasty little bits that flake off end up in your brake fluid. Plus, the fluid itself can get old and worn out. Moisture can also get in the system. That leads to rust, which leads to more nasty bits in your brake fluid. All this adds up to a brake system with compromised effectiveness and decreased stopping power.Think of it this way: You wouldn't skip changing your car's engine oil, right? It's the lifeblood of your engine, and when it gets contaminated by impurities, you put the entire engine at risk. It's the same with brake fluid. Let it get dirty and you won't be able to stop as well. So while it may not seem like a big deal when you're standing at the service desk and the mechanic asks if you want him to flush your brakes, but when you're careening down that mountain road, you'll understand why it's an important part of vehicle maintenance.A good rule of thumb is to have your brakes flushed about every 45 000 kilometers or so. Note that brake flushing and bleeding the brakes are two different procedures. Brake flushing involves removing all the brake fluid from the system and getting all-new, clean fluid inside. Brake bleeding just means removing enough brake fluid to get air bubbles out of the brake lines. So, make sure you get your brakes flushed regularly.And, if you ever notice your car or truck has decreased stopping power, have it inspected by a qualified technician right away -- even if you're not planning a drive in the mountains.




Air-conditioning Treatment @ R440.00, Air-conditioning regas @ R877.80

A regular car air conditioner service will help to ensure optimum passenger comfort, particularly on those hot summer days when you need it the most.Contrary to what some people believe, an auto air-conditioner system does not simply blow cold air into the car. The Air-con system is actually designed to remove the hot air from within the vehicle cabin and dispel it to atmosphere outside the car.In order to do so, the air conditioner system relies on a number of components to operate effectively, such as the evaporator, condenser and compressor. Like all mechanical parts, these items are prone to wear and regular system servicing helps to protect them from breakdown.Whenever you have the car serviced, make sure you ask the technician to check the refrigerant level and regas the system if necessary. The Air conditioner is not always included in a standard log book service, so it can be easily neglected.• It is good practice to get a full air conditioning service at least once a year. Try and do this before the hotter months start, as this will ensure that you are not caught out by a sudden heat wave at the start of the season.




Coolant Flush @ R787.74

The benefits of having your radiator flushed are:

  1. Removes Rust and Scale Deposit - Over time rust and scale deposits build up within the radiator. A flush helps to remove these deposits which get pushed out with the old anti-freeze. This is important since these build ups can cause overheating or even damage your radiator.
  2. Lubricate the Water Pump - The additives in the coolant lubricate the vehicles water pump. This will lengthen the life of the water pump.
  3. Removes Contaminants - A flush completely drains the system of the old anti-freeze which means that any contaminants that have made their way into the system will be flushed out as well. The additives in the coolant can lose important anti-corrosive properties over time which leads to the build up of particles. A radiator flush will remove these particles from the system.
  4. Inspection of System - Most places will perform a complete inspection of your cooling system when they do a radiator flush. They will use pressure tests to check for leaks in the system. This should be included in the price of the flush and if it isn't it might be best to go somewhere else.
  5. Protect Against Rust and Foam- The new anti-freeze will have additives that help prevent rust and build up. It will also prevent foaming in the system which helps it operate efficiently





Windscreen Chip Repair from R180.00 per chip

Repair your windscreen before it needs to be replaced. A windscreen repair will save you time and money. Even the smallest windscreen crack or windscreen chip can cause your car windscreen to be vulnerable to further damage later on, get it repaired as soon as possible to prevent a windshield replacement