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Vehicle Saftey Inspections - W.O.F

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A Warrant of Fitness assessment gives you more than just a WOF sticker for your vehicle. It gives you the peace of mind that your vehicle is legally compliant and safe to drive on the road.

McGirr Motors offers a WOF reminder service so that you don’t overlook this important anniversary date.

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Vehicle Servicing

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Basic Lube Service

  • Oil and filter change
  • Check transmission fluid
  • Check and clean air filter
  • Check coolant level
  • Check power steering fluid
  • Check tyre pressures
  • Blacken tyres

Full Service

  • Add engine flush
  • Add injector cleaner
  • Oil and filter change
  • Check transmission fluid
  • Check and clean air filter
  • Check coolant level
  • Check brake fluid
  • Check power steering fluid
  • Check tyre pressures
  • Check front and rear brakes
  • Blacken tyres
  • Reset service reminder
  • Diagnostic scan

Depending on vehicle age, type of oil and driving conditions, oil change intervals will vary. With modern lubricants most engines today have recommended oil change intervals of approximately 8,000 km.

Gary and his team will keep your engine oil in good condition and provide the best protection for all your components. McGirr Motors is proud to partner with and recommend Pennzoil®

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Mechanical Repairs

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McGirr Motors offers a wide range of mechanical repairs to keep you on the road.

  • Alternator Repairs
  • Brake Pads and Shoe Replacement
  • CV Boot or CV Joint Replacement
  • Exhaust Repairs
  • Radiator Repairs
  • Starter Motor Repairs
  • Suspension Repairs
  • Timing Belt Replacement
  • Water Pump Replacement
  • And more!
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Is brake servicing necessary? Yes, it’s important to regularly maintain and service your brakes so that they will operate properly.

If you are hearing a squeaking or squealing noise from your brakes it is definitely time to service your brake system.

We provide brake inspection and replacement, brake fluid changes and diagnose ABS faults.

McGirr Motors will make sure you are safe on the roads.

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McGirr Motors supply and fit Goodride® tyres (or other brands if preferred).

We have the tyres to suit your budget and needs. Choose to buy new or second hand.

Choose from a wide range of quality, high performance, 4×4 and SUV, van and taxi tyres, designed and priced with reliability and value in mind.

McGirr Motors offers puncture repair and wheel balancing services.

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Wheel Alignment

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Your vehicle might need an alignment if you notice any of the following:

  • The car is pulling to one side of the road
  • The steering wheel tilts off-center when you’re driving
  • The tyre treads are wearing out prematurely or unevenly
  • The tyres are squealing

Fixing these issues will not only reduce wear on your tyres but also on your steering column and other vehicle components.

Good wheel alignment also improves fuel economy and overall handling of your vehicle when cornering and braking.

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We supply and fit Century® Batteries.

Century vehicle batteries are the ultimate in battery technology, delivering superior starting power and performance to handle the demands of today’s modern vehicles.

Century® batteries feature industry leading technologies to combat the causes of battery failure and deliver reliability, longer life and superior performance.

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Diagnostic Scanning

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McGirr Motors recommends that you scan regularly to prevent minor problems becoming bigger issues.

Diagnostic scanning can reveal a number of issues in your vehicle and this testing is therefore crucial for your vehicle health.

Gary and Yutaka use the latest SmartScan® diagnostic tools to help identify problems with a cars:

  • engine
  • exhaust
  • transmission
  • ignition coils
  • throttle
  • and more!
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We have been going to Gary and the team at McGirr motors for over 10 years now - we won’t use anyone else. Honest, reliable, good value and a great bunch of people to deal with. Would highly recommend for any mechanical issues or advice

Tim BeckGoogle review

As a female university student who knows nothing about cars some mechanics like to take advantage and hike up the prices. The team at McGirr’s restored my confidence that I can take my car to get repaired without getting ripped off.

Ashlee OwensGoogle review

Just wanted to let everyone know that McGirr’s service was OUTSTANDING, I just can’t thank enough the whole team for their help and support. As a backpacker, I can assure you 100% this is the place to go whenever you have a car problem: Fast, affordable, trustworthy. A special thank you from the bottom of my heart. Cheers!.

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About McGirr Motors

Gary and Peggy Lake took over this central city business in 1999. It was the realisation of a dream for Gary who has always loved cars, so it made sense to develop his love into his business.

Gary Lake and Yutaka Shibahara are both qualified and experienced mechanics, with 50 years of motor industry knowledge between them, They pride themselves on the level of service they offer.

Our team is complemented by Shirley George, our Receptionist / Office Administrator who is likely to answer your calls. Shirley handles the day-to-day running of the office and ensures you enjoy your experience at McGirrs.

McGirr Motors has a good reputation of providing honest and friendly service and our business continues to grow through word of mouth referrals and google reviews. Given their previous experience with us, many customers who fled Christchurch after the earthquakes have chosen to return to our workshop. Referrals and repeat customers are testimony to Garys’ integrity and the excellent services offered by McGirr Motors.

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At McGirrs we love cars and we care about our customers

We don’t fix what isnt broken and we don’t over-charge.


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