In Afrikaans they call it “sleep” (as in, drag).
That’s when you crank the starter but it won’t turn over.
The sound, of course, is the least of your worries, because when it happens you’re stuck.
The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to get a new starter; we might be able to overhaul it, saving you plenty of cash.
A new starter could set you back up to R6,500.
Wouldn’t you rather be spending your money on more important things, like a well-deserved holiday, a lekker braai and a good bottle of pinotage?
That’s exactly why we make an effort to repair your starter, not merely replace it.
And because we keep a wide range of automotive spares, your starter will be fixed in no time.
If we don’t have the parts your starter requires, we order it. You’ll be back to driving in a jiffy.
Say you decide to take your better half for a delicious meal at Kitchen Windows restaurant.
Once finished, you head for Nina’s, get an ice cream each, then head to main beach where you enjoy the gorgeous night time seascape.
It’s been a lovely evening but now it’s time to head home.
You turn the key in the ignition, but nothing happens.
You try again, apprehension tugging at your heart. Still nothing.
Your car has been struggling to start for a while now, but you decided to ignore the warning, hoping it would go away.
Now you’re stuck in a position you could have avoided, had you paid attention to the starter’s moaning.
Sterkte with the better half.