How often should I service my car?
For optimum performance, it’s recommended that you have your vehicle serviced every six months or every 10,000kms; whichever comes first.
However, you should also follow your scheduled log book servicing as this will give you the best performance, fuel economy and plenty of great driving years. In recent years, scheduled services are moving further apart as vehicles are tested under the best possible driving conditions.
What are best possible driving conditions?
Most vehicles in the city operate in what mechanics classify as extreme conditions; start/stop, drop the kids off to school, go to work, and heaps of time stuck in peak hour traffic. The issue with this is that the lubricants designed to maintain engine efficiency often don’t have the opportunity to perform to peak design specifications. This can lead to a blocking of the galleys which lubricate the engine.
In addition, ignition and cooling systems are under more strain, causing inefficiencies in their operation. It is recommended by lubricant and parts manufacturers that best performance standards can be achieved with six monthly servicing or at 10,000km intervals.
By the text book, best possible driving conditions are: Good engine warm up period; Long travel distances; Very few stop/starts
Do you offer Roadworthy Certificates?
We offer roadworthy inspections. A certificate is only signed by us once we’re satisfied your vehicle is roadworthy in accordance with VicRoads specifications. This means that if we find defects with your vehicle – such a chipped windscreen or unserviceable airbags – we cannot give you a RWC until these have been rectified. You can have that work done with us or take your vehicle elsewhere.
Do you work on all makes and models?
Yes! No matter what you’ve got in the garage, we can get it to the best possible driving performance and fuel economy for you.
What else do you offer?
Have a look at our Services page for the full run down, but basically if you need something mechanical done, we’re your team.