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The drive train of a motor vehicle is the group of components that deliver power to the driving wheels. This excludes the engine or motor that generates the power. In contrast, the power train is considered to include both the engine or motor and the drivetrain. Drive train can be 4-wheel drive, front wheel drive or rear wheel drive depending on the vehicle specifications.


The diagnostic test relies on a computer system that links to the vehicle’s computer processor, sensors, and microchips, logging any problems or issues present. It can reveal existing flaws including problems with the exhaust, transmission, oil tank and other systems. Diagnostics today are done by sophisticated computers that actually plug into and communicate with your vehicle to identify specific fault codes, used to diagnose a problem. All Auto Care franchisees have the required diagnostics machines to properly diagnose a vehicle fault correctly the first time.


Found on all four wheels, your brakes are one of the most important safety systems on your vehicle. Disc brakes can be found on the front and back wheels and feature brake pads and calipers. Drum brakes with brake shoes and wheel cylinders may be found on the back wheels of some vehicles.


Helps improve the ride and handling of the vehicle. Though systems vary in makeup, they typically include shocks/struts, ball joints, tie rod ends, rack and pinion steering system and idler/pitman arms. The suspension connects your vehicle to the tyres and ultimately to the road.


This is a basic service on your vehicle. This would include mainly engine oil and filters changing as well as a general inspection of the vehicle to ascertain if any other consumables or parts on the vehicle needs to be replaced. This is done as per Original manufacturer specification.


This includes all service items on the vehicle as done with a minor service, but will also include other items such as all fluids on the vehicle, spark plugs, belts. This is done as per original manufacturer spec.


This has to do with all the electrical systems in your vehicle. Vehicles today have intricate electrical and computer systems to ensure they run optimally. The electrical system in your car is basically the life blood of your vehicle and without it working properly; your car will not run.


Over time depending on millage and other factor, your engine may need an overhaul. This entails the complete striping of the vehicle’s hart and refurbishing and or replacing all the worn parts in the engine according to the original manufacturer’s specification. This can be a very costly exercise and this is why it is always important to maintain and service your vehicle as required by the original manufacturer’s specification.


As with the front suspension, the rear suspension contributes to the handling and ride quality of the vehicle. Systems can vary, but they usually are made up of shocks, coil springs, ball joints, control arms and CV joints.


Auto Care and Diagnostics (ACD) is a group of more than 60 franchises, based across South Africa.

The Auto Care and Diagnostics brand, has been operating in the South African market for almost 10 years. Each franchise outlet is independently owned and operated by the owners who have a personal stake in the business.

Your vehicle is probably the second most expensive asset you will own and therefore deserves special care and attention to ensure it will last you a long time and give you some return on the investment made when you sell the vehicle. At Auto Care and Diagnostics we have the expertise to ensure that you and your vehicle will have safe and reliable journeys as you travel across our beautiful country.

We are a general mechanical workshop, that can ensure your car is cared for and maintained in the best possible shape for years to come.

At Auto Care and Diagnostics, we will offer you a national guarantee on all work done, we ensure quality workmanship at the best possible prices to our customers.

Frequently asked questions

Minor services can take as little as 2 hours, Major services take longer and we generally need a day.

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Address : 38 Plantation Road, Eastleigh, Edenvale, 1609

Call : 011 088 9234

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Operating Hours

Monday – Friday : 07:00 – 17:00