F.A.Q

What You Should Know About having your car repaired
For the most part, many people are clueless when it comes to even making a decision regarding how to handle an auto repair. Is this person you? Don't be clueless about such a substantial investment. Instead, stay well-informed, and you can start by paying close attention to the following helpful advice.
Usually, a minor service takes less than 1 hour. If you booked the car in for service, certainly you can wait. Its gonna be ready soon.
 
Usually every 10,000 km or every six months, and at least once a year.

Private customers: cash, eftpos and credit cards.
Business customers and company: eft

A minor service is not just a simple oil change. First we check all the safety features, lights, wiper operations, seat belts, driver controls, brake fluid and coolant contamination. Next, we lift your car up to replace the oil & oil filter. We carry out an under-car check: wheel bearing movements, all the brakes, brake hoses, tyre pressures, drive belts, CV boots, ball joints, suspension, coolant or oil leaks, tighten undercarriage and tail shaft bolts, also checking drivetrain oil levels and couplings. Finally, we lube all door hinges & strikers. If any problems are found, we put them on the jobcard and report them to the customer.
We use some of the latest scan tools, Autel, G-Scan, Multiscan brands.
We use and recommend Penrite Oils, but also stock some other brands.
Usually the warranty comes with the new parts. The manufacturers usually give 1 year but in some cases only 6 months. We guarantee our labour for the same duration as the manufacturer warranty.
We use original or guaranteed new parts. We can provide second hand parts upon customer request.
 
We service & repair all makes and models, including cars, utes, vans and light commercials.
Yes, we provide free quotes, but please note that we can only provide estimates over the phone.
It is not a waste of money to own a battery charger for your vehicle. This is a common cause of breakdowns, and carrying a charger helps other drivers as well as yourself. Learn how to connect your car to the batter charger.

Check your radiator frequently. You need to allow your car to run for a couple of minutes, shut down the engine and then open up the hood. Don't open your radiator cap if your car is on. Use a dipstick to check the radiator's fluid level, and remember to always mix water in with your coolant if need be. Some coolants come premixed.

When taking your car to the mechanic's, you should not leave before having a complete diagnosis of what needs to be fixed. If the mechanic refuses to look at the car right away or does not want to give you a quote for the issues he diagnosed, find someone else.

Read the manual for your car and make notes of important pages. When you show up to a mechanic's shop, you are going to have to explain some information about your car. The issue may be very simple to fix, saving you time and money.

When you are in need of an auto repair, shop around to make sure that you get the best deal. Go to at least three different repair shops to get a quote. If anyone charges something that is unrealistically low or high, you should seek someone else to do the job.

When searching for an auto repair shop, you should choose one that specializes in the brand of vehicle you have. While there are probably many trustworthy shops in your area, going with one specializing in your car makes it more likely that the technician knows what they are doing. They will also probably have many parts needed for your car.

Preventative maintenance is very important if you own a car. Do not hesitate to spend money on the tools you need to inspect and maintain your car or having a mechanic look at your car regularly. Maintaining your car regularly could help you save a lot on repairs or towing if your car breaks down.

Pay attention to the signs a potential mechanic gives to you. If he cannot give you eye contact, rushes his words, or avoids answering any questions you have for him, he may be trying to hide something. Perhaps he does not really know what he is doing or is lying about something else. If this is the case, go with another mechanic.

Always be prepared for a flat tire by having a spare tire, jack and tire iron in your vehicle at all times. Modern cars come equipped with them already. They are extremely helpful if your car experiences a problem while you are out on the road and you don't want to call a tow truck. You can save a lot of money by performing tasks yourself.

After having read these tips, you are now ready to take on a different mindset when it comes to auto repairs. You can be happy that you know what to do, and you can now take care of business correctly. No reason for you to come out on the wrong end of any deals.