LOGBOOK SERVICING & MECHANICAL

Performance Upgrades

Here at Shift Automotive, we offer a wide range of performance uprades, including:

Suspension Lowering

If your vehicle is still on its manufacturer-standard suspension and never ventures away from the blacktop, chances are you could benefit from a modified suspension. This would lower your car’s centre of gravity, meaning greater control at the steering wheel.

We’re able to conduct modifications to your current suspension to simply lower your ride height, but truly performance minded drivers would opt for a sports suspension kit with firmer springs to minimise body roll, or a coil over unit that allows further fine tuning of your car’s ride height or profile. We stock a wide range of performance suspension parts from top quality suppliers, including KYB, Bilstein, King Springs, XYZ Coil-Overs and Nolathane.

Exhausts

Headers, Turbo back,Twin Systems and single systems to suit most late model vehicles. Available in mild steel and stainless steel. Unleash the performancve and sound of a quality bolt on system from Brands like Pacemaker, X-force, Hurricane, zetti and redback.

Fitting an aftermarket muffler or extractor in place of your original exhaust can improve air flow through your engine, not just improving your engine’s performance but also providing a stronger engine note.

Cold Air Intake

Cold air intake works on the principle that colder and therefore denser air can be pushed into the engine faster than warmer air. This results in the engine making more rapid compressions, as the mixture of air and fuel pumped into the engine can be delivered faster. 

There are many ways to ensure the air going into the engine is cooler, such as minimising air resistance and turbulence leading to the intake, shortening the length of the intake, or utilizing a ram-air effect with a scoop. 

We can discuss with you the optimal cold air intake solution for your vehicle, and fit parts from trusted suppliers including K&N, Aeroflow, Gates, VCM Performance, Process West and many others.

Intercoolers & Turbochargers

A turbocharger redirects a portion of your car’s exhaust back into a specially designed inductor, forcing more air into your engine’s compression chamber. An intercooler follows the same principles, cooling and therefore lowering the air’s density, allowing your engine to take more air in. Both of these allow your engine to perform at a level far beyond that of which it’s normally capable, generating more power.

We stock a wide range of intercoolers and turbochargers from brands like Garret, VCM Performance, Process West, Harrop and others.

Camshaft Upgrades

A camshaft is a long shaft that runs the length of your engine, with lobes of metal that operate valves of your engine when the shaft is turned. The lobes on a camshaft are specially aligned to operate in time with compressions of your engine, opening to release burnt fuel or draw in clean fuel. 

Our team of specially trained technicians can adjust the camshaft to fine tune the expulsion and intake of fuel, optimising the performance of your engine. We can also fit new camshafts from our wide range of performance parts suppliers, including VCM Performance.

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Logbook Servicing

A warranty car is invaluable to preserving your peace of mind when it comes to the amount of money invested in a new vehicle. Many car dealers will try to convince you that the regular logbook services your warranty requires must be done at the place of purchase. In truth a reputable workshop like Shift Automotive can conduct these logbook services for you, saving you the trip back to the dealer and usually cheaper than the dealer also.

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Inspections

Included in every oil and filter service is a thorough inspection of the vehicle to check any safety items that could become an issue. Highly experienced mechanics and the latest up to date training ensure you are getting the best inspection possible to ensure your safety when travelling in your vehicle.

We also offer pre purchase inspections. So if your looking at buying a vehicle and want it checked over for peace of mind bring it in to us and we will give you a comprehensive report on the vehicle.

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Brakes

Your brakes are the most important safety feature that your vehicle has. While other safety systems, like airbags, reduce the severity of an accident, your brakes can also act preventatively, and the condition of your brakes is often the deciding factor between an accident and an emergency stop.

Here at Shift Automotive, our skilled technicians can help you with:

  • Component Replacement (pads, rotors, drums etc.)
  • Machining
  • Hoses
  • Restorations
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Steering and Suspension

Faults and flaws in your steering and suspension can affect handling and ride comfort, causing issues such as play in the steering wheel, body lean through corners, and vibrations at speed. Your suspension is also responsible for maximising the grip that your tyres exert on the road surface, so a poor suspension will also increase your stopping distance.

Here at Shift Automotive, our skilled mechanics can help you with:

  • Wheel Alignments
  • Shocks/Springs
  • Wheel balancing
  • Bushing replacement
  • Power Steering Repairs/Replacement
  • Lift Kits and 4wd Upgrades
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Exhaust Services

Most people only think of their muffler if you mention exhaust, but the exhaust system is critical to your engine’s performance, as it draws waste gases out of the engine bay and allows fresh air to enter and fuel the combustion process. Your exhaust has such a profound effect on engine operation that if you’re looking for the most cost effective performance upgrade, the exhaust is a great place to start.

Shift Automotive’s excellent technicians can help you with

  • Exhaust Repairs
  • Exhaust Replacement
  • Exhaust Modifications
  • Exhaust Upgrades
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Air Conditioning

Your air conditioning actually degrades more from disuse than from use, as the rubber tubing and seals dry up and crack, allowing the refrigerant gas to leak out and rob your aircon of its cooling power.

Here at Shift Automotive, we can service and repair your air conditioning, replacing faulty components like compressors, condensers and evaporators, swapping out cracked tubing and seals, and finally recharging your system with refrigerant once we’re certain its airtight.

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Clutches & Transmissions

As part of the drivetrain, the system that transmits power from the engine to the wheels, your transmission is made up of some the most complex and intricate machinery in your vehicle. This complexity means that even minor flaws can quickly escalate into costly repairs, so keep an eye out for these warning signs:

  • Difficult changing gears or staying in gear
  • Reduced power output
  • A grinding or clunking noise when changing gear
  • A burning smell after driving

If you notice any of these warning signs, Shift Automotive can help you with:

  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Manual Transmissions
  • Differentials
  • CV Joints
  • Servicing
  • Repairs and Replacement (Anything from Standard to High Performance)
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Engine Repairs

Your engine is the hardest working component in your vehicle. Even with proper maintenance, repairs are sometimes needed—after all, an engine is hosting thousands of small explosions every minute!

Here at Shift Automotive, our skilled engineers can help you with:

  • Testing
  • Cylinder heads
  • Camshaft
  • EFI diagnostics
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Cooling System

If your cooling system is malfunctioning, it can affect fuel efficiency, power output and even engine lifespan, as overheating and leaking coolant damages the engine. If cooling system problems are left untreated for long enough, they can render your vehicle immobile, with the cost of repairs being comparable to buying a seconhand car!

If you notice your car is running a bit hot, don’t delay! Shift Automotive can help you with:

  • Radiator/Heater Repairs and Replacement
  • Head Gaskets
  • Coolant Flush
  • Thermostats
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Auto Electrical

As modern vehicles have increased in complexity, more and more functionality is being governed by the onboard auto electrical network. This network handles everything from playing music and measuring fuel consumption, to assisting with braking and gear changing, even monitoring your vehicle and notifying you if serious flaws are detected.

Here at Shift Automotive, we can help you with:

  • Alternators and starter motors
  • Battery check and replacement
  • Component test and replacement
  • Diagnostic scans
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Other Services

We offer a comprehensive repair service here at Shift Automotive, including but not limited to:

  • Caravans (In house weighbridge)
  • Trailers (In house weighbridge)
  • Tow Bars / Towballs
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