Car Repair Workshop
Honesty is at the core of all we do at Pace Fleet. We will never pull the wool over your eyes when it comes to car repairs. We have a standard labour rate and parts mark up and all customers pay the same rate, male or female, short or tall!
Are you looking for a professional car repair workshop for your personal vehicle or your fleet. Pace Fleet is Uber’s largest vehicle service supplier and offer a comprehensive service for your personal or fleet repairs:
- Maintenance of a full service history on all of your vehicles
- Light duty repairs (clutches shocks)
- Minor and major services
- Tyres and balancing at best prices
We are not your standard workshop, our goal is to bring your cost of maintenance on your vehicles down, by managing your fleet and keeping a history and accurate records so that when work is required, we can feedback to you about whether your vehicle is being correctly maintained and whether maintenance is normal wear and tear or abuse. We believe in long term relationships, and always give honest and transparent advice and service.
Minor and Major Services
Are you tired of having the wool pulled over your eyes? Experience honest advice on your vehicle maintenance.
A minor service typically involves a change of oil and oil filter, as well as some other smaller components being checked. A major service is much more exhaustive, and involves a thorough checklist. While most manufacturers state that a service should be done every 10,000 or 15,000 kilometres, these are not always major services. Some dealers normally only do a major service every second service.
Whether your service is a minor or major one, Pace Fleet will be able to help you! Our expert team are able to handle all of your service requirements.
Don’t change your battery until you have it tested. If a battery is dead, it can either be the battery or the alternator that charges the battery. Even a dead battery can possibly be recharged. At the Pace Fleet workshop we will hook your battery up to our tester and give you honest advice. We will only change your battery if it needs to be changed.
With our call out service, we will bring a new battery to your home. We will test your current battery and then decide whether to recharge or replace. If we recharge we charge a R250 call out fee, if we need to change the battery the call out is free, you pay only for the battery, and we will let you know the price before we come out. Has your battery recently died? Call us on 072 921 3848 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Try and avoid short rides, as this limits the car’s ability to charge the battery fully.
- Make sure that your battery is fastened correctly. If not, it could result in damage to the electrics and to the circuit boards.
- Make sure that you switch your lights off when you are not using them.
- Keep the battery terminals clean.
- Make sure that your radio and other electronic devices are switched off when the car’s engine is not running.
Shock Absorber Replacement
Your shock absorbers are vital safety equipment and help to prevent your vehicle from rocking and rolling when cornering and applying brakes. Pace Fleet can do shock absorber replacement on most shocks with only 2 or 2.5 hours labour – which is the correct amount of labour to charge for changing shock absorbers. If you are wondering, what will a new set of shocks costs, a new set of shocks on your average new car will cost about R2,000 ex vat for most of your popular models, like Polo, Almera, Corolla, Picanto, Spark etc.
It is important to use a reputable and honest workshop like Pace Fleet for such repairs as in most cases, people who ask for their shocks to be replaced actually just need the shock mounting replaced. This noise creates the knocking sound that makes your shocks sound like they are about to fall apart. If we do assess your shocks and determine that they do need to be replaced, we use shocks with a 2 year guarantee, usually Munroe or Gabrielle shock absorbers. Our workmanship also carries a 12 month guarantee.
Please note that you should always do your wheel alignment when fitting any new suspension parts. This usually costs about R350.
Why shock absorber replacement is so important
• Poor road holding means that your tyre is not fully in contact with the road surface.
• With the tyre not maintaining proper contact with the road, the resulting bounces mean that your tyres suffer from flat spots, which drastically reduce tyre life.
• Poor shocks can cause other components to start to fail – including expensive suspension and steering components.
• It is estimated that worn shocks can extend stopping distance by more than 2 metres at 80 km/h in the dry.
• Worn shocks also increase the risk of aquaplaning on wet surfaces, even if your tyres are in good condition.
• The extra bouncing around from your vehicle will increase the risk of dazzling fellow road users at night, even if you are using dipped beams, which is exceptionally dangerous
• The driver is more likely to experience fatigue over long distances.