Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Astra Convertible Broken Roof - Fixed

Local Qualified Mechanics to Replace Holden Astra Roof Latches.

ALNO Product Services are now supplying Qualified Mechanics across Australia with modified roof latches for the Holden Astra Convertible.

Broken Roof latches on your Astra Convertible is a common issue across the range of Astra convertibles. One can assume that the latches have been design to fail as failure of these latches protects the hydraulic system from failure. If the hydraulic system fails the cost of replacing / overhauling it is out weighted by the cost of replacing the roof latch, in terms of labor alone.

We have now seen over three attempts of do it yourself or unqualified mechanics trying to modify the latches and each time the lead screw that drives the latch has been damaged this has resulted in the the complete replacement of the latch which costs AU$1400 per latch plus the added extras of fitting and plus GST. from the Holden Dealerships.

We have also had one case where a do it your self or unqualified mechanic has modified the latch and the hydraulic system has failed when the roof was opening, the hydraulic system need to be fully overhauled.

Having repaired over 75 latches this year to date ALNO Product Services have developed a list of reputable mechanics across Australia that the end user / customer have been more than happy with regard to the service they provide.

To find the closest Mechanic with experience in replacing the broken roof latches contact Alno Product Services (02) 4325 3519

Costs to repair a set ( 2-off ) these Latches are priced at AU$1400 +Gst and or ( 1-off ) AU$1100 +gst for a single latch, these prices don't include delivery or fitting. - These prices are for latches that have not been modified.

Many of the latches that have been modified with the bolts fix last 2-3 months at the most if the lead screw has not been damaged. These modified latches need an additional plastic components machined without these plastic components one of two system failures will occur hydraulic or the electric motor for roof drive chain have burnt out from past customer experience. 

For any additional information please contact ALNO Product Services (02) 4325-3519


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