Vehicle Inspection

We can take a look under the hood

A warrant of fitness (WoF) is a regular check that your vehicle meets the required safety standards, at the time of inspection. It’s the owner of the vehicles’ responsibility to keep the vehicle in warrantable condition at all times.

A WoF label must be displayed on your vehicle after a thorough Warrant of Fitness inspection by an authorized auto mechanic. Your vehicle should be inspected for brake operation, tyre tread depth, functioning of safety belts, exhaust, lights, steering and suspension etc.

Vehicle Servicing

We can fine-tune your car
Whether you drive an old run around or a new car, regular check and service to the moving parts of your vehicle can be the difference between a minor repair to a serious and expansive break down.

Regular oil change is the most important service to your vehicle. It will help reduce engine wear and prolong the life of the vehicle’s engine. Regular check of your vehicle will highlight any outstanding issues that can also improve the fuel economy and wear and tear of brakes, steering and suspension.

We have systems in place to ensure our customers are back on the road as quickly as possible. For those working or living near-by we offer a drop off service, and we also have several loan cars to take the pressure off.

The vehicle’s owners manual should have a recommended maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer. At Matipo Garage, we follow these guidelines to ensure your vehicle performs at its best.

Our maintenance services include the following:


Service and safety check which we recommend every 10,000km or 12 months.

  • Engine oil flush
  • Change oil and oil filter
  • Check tyre pressures
  • Test battery condition, check terminals and apply terminal protection
  • Check all lights
  • Check windscreen washer levels and top up washer fluid as required
  • Check of wiper blades condition
  • Test brake fluid
  • Check clutch fluid
  • Check engine mounts
  • Check condition of exhaust system
  • Check pollen filter
  • Lubricate suspension and steering joints where required
  • Lubricate driveline joints where required
  • Check cooling system and antifreeze condition; inspect system for leaks
  • Check auto transmission/gearbox oil
  • Check differential and transaxle fluid
  • Check power steering fluid
  • Lubricate door hinges
  • Check of drivebelt condition and tension
  • Check air filter, clean or replace as required
  • Check fuel filter date
  • Check spark plugs condition
  • Inspect brake condition
  • Inspect CV boots and steering boots
  • Check air conditioning operation
  • Reset service indicator light where required

Does your vehicle need an Automatic Transmission Flush?

Automatic Transmission Flush is recommended to be done every 2 years or every 40,000km.

Many transmission failures are due to overheating and fluid contamination. Just like the oil in your vehicle’s engine, automatic transmission fluid suffers from heat, friction and contamination degradation. Transmission Flush Service is the best way to remove wear metals that are slowly grinding away on your transmission’s internal components along with most of the old, contaminated transmission fluid.

Vehicle Repairs

We take care for your vehicle

Matipo Garage provides full and comprehensive diagnosis of problems, then the options are presented to our customers before any work is being carried out.

We provide the following car repairs:

  • Brake Repairs
  • Clutch Repairs
  • Head Gasket repairs
  • Cam Belt replacement (including water pump)
  • Full Engine Overhauls
  • Fuel Injection
  • Cooling System problems – Overheating
  • Suspension & Steering
  • General Repairs & Maintenance on all vehicles