Powertune 4×4 & Car Service Centre, a local family owned business, has been serving the Ipswich region since 1968. Powertune was established in Yamanto by Trevor Kucks who learnt his trade in the RAAF so he could have a career in Motor Racing. After being discharged from the RAAF the workshop was opened with a focus on Dyno Tuning and race engines and there was also strong links to the racing division of Ford. But the general mechanical repairs and servicing for the local Ipswich residents was not forgotten either.
Andrew started his apprenticeship in a local family owned business and has worked in dealerships. He has also spent some time as a teacher of Automotive at the local TAFE before taking over the business in 2002.
Moving ahead to the present time Andrew and his team of dedicated technicians have a large number of years of experience in the Motor Industry.
We service and repair ALL MAKES OF CARS, 4WD’s, light commercial vehicles, small buses, trailers, camp trailers, boat trailers and caravans. We also provide a 4WD Accessories fitting service and are the local Ironman 4×4 dealer. Our 4 Wheel Dyno provides us with state of the art diagnostic capabilities making it more accurate to determine problems with vehicles and tuning safely. We are able to provide a drop off and pick up service within the local area.
We have a large workshop for our trained mechanics and auto electrician to use, with seven hoists, 4 wheel dyno, wheel aligner, air conditioning, brake lathe, injector servicing machine and electronic diagnosis capabilities including our Platetronic testing bay. We have a showroom to display our 4WD accessories with a large range to choose from. We have extensive access to information on all makes and models of vehicles. We offer full mechanical servicing and repairs as well as a full 4WD fitting service for all vehicles. Our focus is on increasing the reliability, functionality and versatility of your vehicle irrespective of how you use it.
You will be honestly cared for by Andrew and his team who all have a passion for cars and enjoy nothing more than spending their down time caravaning, camping, 4WDriving or just exploring in their vehicles. With lots of experience in the motor industry we will ensure your vehicle is in the best hands.
Our focus is on increasing the safety, reliability, functionality and versatility of your vehicle – irrespective of how you use it. So, we listen to your needs to make sure your experience is the best and exactly what you asked for.
Our valued service professionals use their experience to make the right decisions for the longevity of your car. They are always learning and adapting to changing automotive platforms.
The quality parts and accessories we use and recommend gives you the option to customise your car the way you want, at an affordable price.
We stand behind the work that we do and offer you a twelve (12) month, 20,000 km warranty on our fitment. Some of the items we supply come with a longer manufacturers warranty.
Thanks to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), your vehicle has become an increasingly sophisticated piece of equipment, housing tiny camera / sensor / radar / processor technology that is performing a big, big job. These technologies are mainly located in the windscreen, front and rear bumpers and side mirrors. ADAS functions include emergency braking, collision avoidance, lane departure alerts, monitoring of blind spots, pedestrian and vehicle proximity, automatic parking, driver monitoring and plenty more – that’s where ADAS comes in. It’s a family of systems with one aim: to make driving safer, smarter and smoother. Making our roads safer and car travel more comfortable.
There are four main types of ADAS:
Like all technologies, ADAS is not infallible! ADAS can lose its effectiveness if any of the cameras / sensors have been moved or bumped – and we are talking millimetres here – or the geometry of the vehicle has been raised or lowered in any way. Sadly you can’t just turn them off and back on again if it is not operating correctly!
So if the cameras / sensors have moved, you may not get a dash warning light, because your ADAS system may think it is still operating correctly.
The main reasons why your ADAS might be on the blink are:
So if your vehicle is fitted with any of these safety options:
We are able to provide our mobile ADAS Vehicle Radar and Camera calibration service. Powertune 4×4 & Car Service Centre delivers a full range of diagnostics and are based in Ipswich, but can visit locations from Brisbane southside to Warwick, Logan to Gatton and anywhere in between. Our calibration service is compatible with a large range of vehicle models and camera based driver assist system, so it doesn’t matter if you just want to do your annual ADAS service or you have a vehicle repair workshop that may specialise in crash repairs, 4WD accessory fitting, wheel alignments, suspension fitting or windscreen fitting, we will come to you.