Howick Auto - Car Repairs and Servicing
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Auto Electrical

Auto Electrical

With our qualified technicians at Howick Auto we maintain the highest standards approved by AA and MTA.

Our expertise working on cars, 4x4's, Trucks, Trailers, Caravans, Diggers, Boats, etc, will be competively priced and have a customer guarantee to ensure you have total peace of mind. Have a look at our wide range of services, but don’t hesitate to call if what you need is not listed.


car air conditioning


Our technicians are trained in automotive air-conditioning. We can accurately assess your air-conditioning system by using advanced equipment. Carry out repairs like re-gassing. Replace components and service your air-conditioning system.

car alarms


Car alarm installations are a truly specialised area. Whether you have purchased an alarm for your new vehicle, existing vehicle or have an alarm that is not currently functioning correctly. Howick Auto Electrical can provide expert advice and installation. We would suggest that you call us and discuss your needs, or drop in so we can suggest the best course of action. We can efficiently install alarms to all makes and models and integrate all of the manufacturer options to ensure that you get the most from your purchase.

car alternators


What generates the electricity in your vehicle is not the battery, but the alternator. If it is not working properly, you can quickly find yourself with a flat battery. If your battery/charge light appears on your dash board, whilst travelling, it will be a sign that your alternator is not charging up the battery. We can test your alternator to assess whether it is causing a problem, and repair and/or replace it if necessary.

car batteries


A third of all batteries are replaced incorrectly by vehicle owners.

At Howick Auto, we don't replace batteries unnecessarily. We test and diagnose the vehicle to ensure that it is the battery at fault. We make sure that the correct battery is used for the application required, with expert testing and specialist advice.

Howick Auto Electrical is a leading battery specialist.

DMS batteries are sold by auto electricians who want to supply a good quality battery with a back up service.

The batteries have a written warranty; we can supply an extensive range of batteries to suit most applications at competitive prices. These batteries have a 6/24 month warranty depending on price and application.

We provide expert testing specialist advice and a written warranty.

car battery charging


Howick Auto carries out all battery charging for all types of batteries.

Automotive, 4x4, marine, campers, golf trundlers, mobility scooters.

Remember one third of batteries are replaced unnecessarily. Is your battery really faulty or has something else caused that battery just to go flat? Our Battery Town trained technicians will carry out testing to give you the right answer.

car loan battery


In the unfortunate case you have flattened your battery, a loan battery may be required. A modern calcium battery can take a couple of days to fully charge. It is not always ideal to have your car off the road for this amount of time. Howick Auto can sometimes provide you with a loan battery service so you can still get the full use out of your car. Meanwhile we will recharge your flat battery and carry out further tests to make sure your battery is ok.

car central locking


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 install and repair central locking to your vehicle and we can convert key-only systems to remote control.

car engine management


The Check Engine light comes on to alert you that your vehicle on board computer has detected a problem with your engine and emissions system on your vehicle. This could indicate something as simple as an air leak or faulty connections or more serious issues such as engine misfire and poor running.

Howick Auto has earned its reputation in repairing such faults, we have the latest scan tools and technology to diagnose all Engine faults.

Our technicians are always keeping up with the latest technology and training, we value our partnership with Bosch for their world class technical support and training.

car computer management


If your vehicle has a problem, for instance, not starting, hard starting, misfires, cutting out, etc. At Howick Auto, we have the latest diagnostic equipment. This obtains all the data from the vehicle’s computer and makes it possible for us to find faults in all vehicle makes and models.

Vehicle faults are no problems at Howick Auto.

car demister


A demister is a heater that removes mist from the rear windshield of a car. Here at Howick Auto we are able, to locate and repair all types of faults in demister systems for all makes and models.

car aerials


We provide full replacements.

In the unfortunate case you break or bend your aerial mast, Howick Auto Electrical can provide replacement aerial masts for all makes and models. Even if your electric aerial motor is faulty or your radio reception is poor, we can provide alternatives for repair.

car trailer brakes


At Howick Auto Electrical, we can supply and fit trailer brake modules for electric trailer brakes. Sensor brakes are well known for their ability to stop a fast moving trailer with care, whether cruising down the country highway or navigating in traffic. An electric brake controller delivers the braking power you need.

When it comes to stopping your trailer, stop in at Howick Auto Electrical.

car electric mirrors


Is your electric side mirrors not adjusting? Bring your vehicle down to Howick Auto Electrical. We are able to diagnose and repair or replace all electric mirrors for all type of vehicle makes and models.

car electric fans


If the interior fan for your heater or air-conditioning has stopped working, we can carry out all fan repairs and replacements even if it is an electronic controller or resistor fault.

Fan problems are no problems at Howick Auto Electrical.

car electric windows


Is the electric window on your vehicle not working?

At Howick Auto, our trained technicians will inspect your electric window system for simple and easy-to-fix problems, such as dirty contacts or a faulty switch so you won’t spend a lot of money on something that doesn’t need to be replaced.

In the event that your motor does need replacement, our certified technicians will replace it for you and get you on your way.

The next time you find yourself with an electric window problem, simply drive into Howick Auto or give us a call and we’ll schedule an appointment.

At Howick Auto, we don’t just keep your cars moving we keep your car’s electric windows moving as well.

car electric diagnostics


As technology is playing more of a part in todays motoring, fault finding and fixing the fault your vehicle might be showing requires a high level of technical equipment and highly skilled technicians. At Howick Auto we have both and are therefore able to provide engine fault diagnostics to all our customers.

If a vehicle’s Check Engine Light is on, computer diagnostics will generally reveal the source of the problem. By hooking the car up to the computer diagnostics machine, our technicians can determine whether the problem stems from electrical issues, a bad sensor, or a faulty mechanism in the vehicle.

Sometimes, the warning sensor does not light up, but the car will not drive properly. Either of these indications should signal to the driver that it is time to bring the vehicle into our service centre for computer diagnostics.

One thing drivers should know. Technicians cannot perform computer diagnostics unless they have the most modern equipment. Most people understand that computers are constantly evolving.

This means that an old computer diagnostics machine simply will not work on a more modern car. At Howick Auto, we have the equipment and tools necessary to handle just about any vehicle that drivers could bring in.

Our Diagnostic services include, service lights, air bags, ABS, fuel injection, Convenience Systems and general electrical fault finding.

Of course, in addition to having the proper equipment, technicians must have the right training to correctly diagnose the problem your vehicle might be experiencing. Our technicians have years of experience in computer diagnostics therefore all our customers can rest assured that their vehicles are in the best possible hands.

car fuel injection


At Howick Auto we can service all your Electronic Fuel injector needs. Don’t buy new until you have yours tested on our Test Stand. We can also Ultrasonically Clean, Flow Match, Leak Check, and repair your injectors. Since your car was new, dirt, varnishes, and carbon deposits have been forming in your vehicle’s fuel system, on the intake valves and in the combustion areas. These build-ups can rob your car of performance. Some of the symptoms related to carbon build-up are engine pinging, hesitation, poor acceleration, lack of power, repeated stalling when cold, poor performance when cold, rough idle, and poor fuel economy. These build-ups, if left untreated, may lead to costly engine repairs. Our Carbon Cleaning Systems is a revolutionary new process that will clean your vehicle’s fuel system, including injectors, and remove harmful carbon deposits. This system utilises a unique cleaning solution which will not damage your vehicle’s sophisticated engine components.

We offer and specialise in the following EFI Services

  • Traditional and Electronic EFI systems
  • Engine management
  • Fuel injector testing and repair
  • Engine Diagnosis and repairs
  • Ultrasonic cleaning and back flushing
  • Flow testing (volumetric and timed)
  • Emissions testing
  • Servicing and general maintenance and repairs

car gps tracking


Here at Howick Auto we can connect and wire up your GPS Tracking system for all vehicle makes and models.

car navigation equipment


Navigation systems take the hassle out of finding your way around. We diagnose, repair and install GPS navigation systems. We have a great retail relationship with VDO and have a range of their products available.

car heaters


If you heater system is not performing our technicians will get that heater working again. Whether it is a water flow problem or electronic control unit fault. We can carry out all tests to get that heater working again on that cold winters morning.

car heated seats


Howick Auto specialises in diagnosing and repairing or replacing all heated seat systems for all type of vehicle make and models.

car heated windows


Howick Auto Electrical carries out repairs on heated windows. Even if the heater bar has been damaged, sometimes all that is needed is a quick easy repair. Come and talk to us today.

car horns


Howick Auto Electrical can repair and replaced all types of horns or even upgrade your standard horn to an air horn type.

car immobilisers


Car immobiliser installations are a truly specialised area. Whether you have purchased an immobiliser for your new vehicle, existing vehicle or even purchased a vehicle with an immobiliser that is not currently functioning correctly, Howick Auto Electrical can provide expert advice and installation. We would suggest that you call us to discuss your needs, or just drop in so that we can suggest the best course of action. We can efficiently install immobilisers in all vehicle makes and models and integrate all of the manufacturer options to ensure that you get the most from your purchase.

car instruments


Is your speedometer, tacho meter or any other gauge not working on your Instrument panel? Call in to your specialist Howick Auto. We specialise in diagnosing, and repairing or replacing instrument panels for any vehicle make or model.

car lights


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, boat and others trailers.

Our chosen retailer, Hella, offers a huge range of quality options from side warning lamps to water proof lights for boats and boat trailers. We are also able to upgrade headlights, and Hella has plenty of products to help make your car safer at night and in winter conditions.

car sensors


Parking has many hazards which can cause death, injury or damage to your or someone else's property. All of these can be avoided by simply fitting these parking sensors.

Parking sensors can give both audible and visual warnings to you the driver. There is no sound outside the vehicle. As you drive closer to detected objects, audible beeps get faster as you get closer. Once fitted, you will wonder how you ever drove without them!

car sensors


Driving along the road, whilst talking to someone on your mobile phone is not only illegal, but also very dangerous and could end in tragedy. So for your safety and the safety of others, Howick Auto Electrical has trained technicians who can install and wire up all types of hands free phone kits including bluetooth.

car radios and stereos


Whether you need your stereo repaired or you are looking for a brand new system, we can help! We have access to a fantastic range of car stereos from the simple to those with all the bells and whistles. Our retail relationships with JVC, and Blaupunkt mean that we can help you find the right fit for you and your car.

car remotes


Howick Auto Electrical can supply and code a wide range of remotes for alarms, immobilisers and factory OE central locking remotes.

car reverse cameras


Have a reversing camera installed into your vehicle can avoid accidents when reversing your vehicle. Call Howick Auto today, and make a booking. We have technicians who are trained in installing and repairing reversing camera’s.

car rewiring


A small wiring fault can cause big problems! Howick Auto have trained technicians who can diagnose and repair problems caused by wiring and we are also able to completely rewire your vehicle if needed.

No Job is too Big or too Small here at Howick Auto.

car rt and cb radios


We have Auto Electricians ready to install or solve any of your mobile radio communication needs.

No Job is too Big or too Small here at Howick Auto.

car solar panels


Do you have the need to charge a battery when no electricity is available? Talk to us today about different requirements to get the best value for your money.

car speakers


Do your factory or aftermarket speakers need an upgrade? Call in and see us today for our wide range of speaker systems.

car starter motors


Your starter motor turns your engine over and gets it going. If it breaks down you may be going nowhere! Here at Howick Auto, we can diagnose, repair and/or replace faulty starter motors for all type of vehicle make and models.

car tune ups


Regular engine tune ups are the best thing you can do for you vehicle. Our tune up services can make your vehicle run more fuel efficiently and ensure it is starting and running properly. With our special tuning equipment we can identify early stage problems before they become more serious and costly to fix. Symptoms that indicate your car is due for engine tuning may include excessive use of fuel, the engine may be miss-firing or stalling or even the Engine Check Light may be on.

car winches


If you have a winch on your boat, 4x4 or any other vehicle, Howick Auto Electrical can rebuild or replace your winch to your needs. Talk to us today.

car windscreen wipers


At Howick Auto Electrical, the safety of our customers comes first.

Properly working wipers are crucial for your safety when the weather is bad. The windshield wipers on your car should maintain a clear field of vision for the driver. If there is a fault, Howick Auto Electrical is capable of repairing the windscreen wiper system for every type of car, van, SUV or light truck, imported or domestic. We deliver knowledgeable and professional service. Inspecting and making sure every part of your vehicle is in good working condition is part of the job – and that includes your windshield wipers.

How often should you have your windshield wipers checked? Wiper blades can deteriorate after 6 to 12 months due to exposure of the elements and should be inspected regularly.


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