Your Local Hermanus Auto Electricians
Autolek is an owner-run auto-electrical and vehicle service business that provides a variety of vehicle services: Repair of all auto-electrical components, including starters, alternators, windscreen wipers, dash components, fuel pumps, lights and indicators, central locking, electric windows and radios. We specialise in auto air-conditioning components and the re-gas of systems. We also repair industrial machinery and marine vessels. Oil and full services are offered at competitive prices. Owners Pieter and Elisabeth are invested in providing excellent service. If you desire expert advice and appreciate a willing ear to hear your concerns concerning your vehicle ask for Pieter.
Why Use Us
Your Trusted Team of AutoLek Staff
Our team members have over 40 years of experience combined. Using the latest technology we can quickly identify an auto electrical problem and fix it to high quality and safety standards. We can work on all makes of cars, also boats, trucks, trailers, caravans, and industrial equipment. We are focused on keeping costs down for our customers, and manage our business to ensure Autolek Hermanus’ services are affordable.
Key to our excellent service is the retail partners we choose to work with. Our suppliers are chosen for their service, affordability, excellent back up, and no-hassle warranties. We provide a call-out and tow-in service.
Oil and full service of vehicles
Dependent on vehicle make and model, and type of service needed. Please phone our office for a quotation and to make a booking.
Getting your car serviced every 10,000km or every six months is a cost-effective way of making sure it is running at its best and less likely to break down or require expensive repairs. We can give your car a full service, checking your oil, filters, brakes and tyres and checking accessories like lights and wipers.
The service, repair and installation of the following components: Starters, Alternators, Windscreen Wipers, Lights And Indicators, Car Alarms, Central Locking, Electric Windows, Car Radio, Reversing Cameras, Fuel Injectors, Trailers + Vehicle Rewiring
Your starter motor turns your engine over and gets it going. If it breaks down you may be going nowhere! We can diagnose, repair and/or replace faulty starter motors, and our tow-in service means we can come to you if you can’t come to us.
Your alternator produces the electricity your car needs to run and keeps the battery charged. If it is not working properly, you can quickly find yourself with a flat battery. We can very easily test your alternator to assess whether it is causing your problem, and repair and/or replace it if necessary.
Computer and diagnostic
Computer Repair, Fault Diagnositc, Code Clearing on vehicle computer
Most cars these days have a lot of computer equipment keeping things running behind the scenes. We will diagnose any problems and aim to repair the fault; if that is not possible, we can provide the necessary information and services to replace computer and electronic components. The “check engine” or “service engine soon” light comes on to alert you that your vehicle’s onboard computer has detected a problem with the emissions system on your vehicle. This could indicate something simple like a loose gas cap or a more serious issue such as a misfiring engine. We can clear all fault codes after diagnosis and repair has been completed.
Worn or broken wipers can fail to keep your windscreen clear of rain and dirt, making it difficult for you to see clearly and drive safely. They can also create a frustrating noise! We can quickly replace or repair wipers at a very reasonable cost.
Trailer and Vehicle rewiring
A small wiring fault can cause big problems! We can diagnose and repair problems caused by wiring and are also able to completely rewire your trailer or vehicle if needed.
Lights and Indicators
A blown or broken light can make your vehicle or a towed trailer or caravan dangerous and difficult to spot at night. We can quickly replace and repair lights on cars, trailers, boats, caravans and trucks.
LED lighting has become a popular option for retro fitting on trucks, boats, trailers and caravans. Through various suppliers we can offer a large range of quality options from side warning lamps to water proof lights for boats and boat trailers etc. We are also able to upgrade headlights, and can source products to help make your car safer at night and in rainy conditions.
These are an essential means of protecting your car. We can diagnose and repair alarms, and we install new alarm systems.
Central locking with a remote control on your key chain is a convenient way to lock your car and to avoid locking the keys inside! We can repair central locking in your vehicle.
There’s not much that’s more annoying than not being able to open (or close!) your car windows or sunroof. We can diagnose and repair or replace your faulty electric windows or sunroof.
If you are having trouble starting your engine, or it is cutting out or idling noisily, you could have dirty fuel injectors. Clean fuel injectors also result in lower fuel consumption, and we recommend you get them cleaned at around every 60,000km. We can clean your injectors, test them for leaks and improve flow.
Whether you need your radio repaired or you are looking for a brand new system, we can help! We have access to a fantastic range of car radios from the simple to those with all the bells and whistles. Or, bring your own and we will install it for you.
These are an important way of being able to see clearly what is behind you – they give you a more comprehensive picture than just using your mirrors. Particularly with larger vehicles, such as SUVs, blind spots can place small children in danger. We can install reversing cameras on your vehicle to make it safer.
The service, repair and installation of the following components: Cylinder Head, Wheel Bearings, Brakes, CV Joints.
If you have recently experienced a sweet, rubbery scent inside of the car, seen grey smoke from the exhaust pipe or a puddle of liquid found under the engine or if your car is misfiring then the problem is most probably a cylinder head issue. Allow us to diagnose the cause and repair the problem.
An overheated engine can be caused by anything that decreases the cooling system’s ability to absorb, transport and dissipate heat; therefore engines can overheat for a variety of reasons. Overheating can cause serious damage to the engine and the causes need to be diagnosed and repaired as soon as possible.
The wheel bearing allows the wheels to rotate with minimal function, and they also support the vehicle’s weight. The first symptom of wheel bearing trouble is noise, usually a rumbling, growling, chirping or cyclic (woowoo) noise of some kind that will come from the vicinity of the wheels. If you ignore a noisy wheel bearing it could suddenly fail. This could be fatal as the vehicle could lose a wheel while driving. We can diagnose and repair the problem at affordable rates.
If your car is having braking problems, whether it’s weak brakes, a mushy pedal, grinding sounds, or a squealing noise, it needs to be diagnosed and repaired as soon as possible. If you step on the brake and it has no pressure (or too much), goes down too far, feels weak, vibrates or makes a noise then the problem could range from low brake fluid, worn brake pads or even a problem with the master cylinder. Don’t play with your (and other’s) safety on the road, allow us to help you fix those brakes.
A Constant Velocity joint allows a car to maintain continuous power along turns, without which, front-wheel drive would not work effectively. The first symptom of a CV joint problem is a clicking or popping noise when cornering, but can also include knocking, humming and/or vibrations when accelerating. Don’t wait for the CV joint to shatter and risk losing the driving and braking ability of the vehicle.
Re-gas of vehicle system. Diagnose and repair of broken components (compressor, condenser, evaporator, drier bottle). Installation of new air-conditioning systems.
The South African climate means that air conditioning is a great way to control the temperature in your car and defrost your windscreen, but when it’s not working properly or has developed a bad odour, it can get unpleasant. We can service your air conditioning to ensure it is working properly, improving its efficiency and treating contaminated systems. We also install new systems into vehicles that did not come out with air conditioning.
Regas air conditioning – Your vehicle’s air conditioning system might need to be regassed. We do a complete vacuum check and re-oil the system while regassing.
Labour is charged at R390 per hour
(for example: R195 for 30 minutes, R292.50 for 45 minutes, R585 for an hour and a half)
Your Cars; Our Workmanship!
Your vehicle details outlined in your service booklet, is guaranteed against defects arising from faulty workmanship or parts for a period of
SIX MONTHS or 10000km whichever occurs first. This guarantee is in accordance with the Consumer Protection Act 2010. Please read the Terms of Guarantee carefully to ensure the claim is handled in the correct manner in order to to benefit from the guarantee.
Terms of Guarantee
We at Autolek Hermanus are committed to providing quality service and repairs. Once the car has been serviced and repaired, the vehicle is tested to ensure safe, reliable and effective workmanship was carried out by Autolek Hermanus. As with any large complex mechanical product, faults may occur which are not picked up during the test drive and therefor only become apparent once the vehicle has left the premises. Should one believe there is a fault with their vehicle, please ensure the car is returned to the Autolek Hermanus. This guarantee covers any workmanship or defective parts supplied by us, but is subject and limited to the vehicle being returned to our workshop in order for us to repair it. One is unable to make a claim against Autolek Hermanus if the car has been assessed or serviced by another workshop other than the Autolek Hermanus workshop where the car was originally serviced.
If a dispute arises regarding the service/guarantee, Autolek Hermanus will make use of an independent party. A report will be generated by the independent party to determine whether the claim is valid. If the report finds the defect arose from faulty workmanship or parts, it will be rectified by Autolek Hermanus. If the report determines the defect was due to inherent defects within the vehicle, normal wear and tear or improper handling of the vehicle, Autolek Hermanus will not be held liable.
Please note that the guarantee does not cover the following:
- Costs relating to the fault such as towing fees, hotel charges, loss of personal effects and income, car hire or petrol.
- Parts which have been purchased by the client and brought to Autolek Hermanus to replace.
- Second hand parts.
- Any other items, stipulated for whatever reason.
Your Hermanus Auto Electricians
Call | 0283132447 | 0832827124
Email | email@example.com
Address | 14B Arum Street, Hermanus, Hermanus Industria, South Africa 7200
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