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Frequently Asked Questions

Automotive Car Service & Repairs - Mobile Mechanics Melbourne

Q: How often does a car need to be serviced
A: Recommended every 6 - 12 months 10,000km - 20,000KM

Q: How often does a car need a tune up
A: Recommended every 20,000km, once a year, spark plugs every 20,000 km, 100,000 km for platinum's

Q: How long does it take to get a mobile mechanic onsite
A: Usually for roadside assistance within the same day or next day

Q: What the best and fastest way to get a repair quote
A: Go to our website and click quotes or call (03) 9005 9643 to speak to fully qualified mechanic from 7am - 9pm - 7 days a week

Q: What type of warranty do you offer on parts and labour
A: 12 - 24 months on most new parts & 12 months on labour

Q: What type of services & repairs can we do onsite
A: Minor & Major Car Servicing, Mobile Car Batteries, Roadside Assistance, Brake and Clutch Repairs, Cooling Systems, Starter Motors and Alternators, Radiator Replacements, Auto Electrical

Q: Why do brakes squeak?
A: Today’s cars are equipped with front wheel disc brakes; some models even have 4 wheel disc brake systems. Disc brakes work much like a modern bicycle’s brakes. Brake squealing and noises are common with various causes. Most often it is caused by dust and high frequency vibrations of the brake pads, much like the way a cricket makes noises by rubbing its legs together. Worn brake linings also tend to be noisy. Brake systems should be checked regularly and worn parts replaced before ruining expensive callipers and rotors.

Q: Does my car have to go back to the dealer for all services?
A: Preventative health care is important for peak performance and longevity. Preventative maintenance for today’s hi-tech cars helps keep small problems from becoming large expensive ones. Most new car warranties are affected by scheduled preventative maintenance, meaning that maintenance must be done in order to keep the factory warranties in affect. New car dealers would like you to believe that they are they only facilities that can perform these services. This is not true. Anyone can perform the required services, as long as the parts used are Original Equipment quality and all maintenance is performed on time per the manufacturers recommended schedule

Q: How often should antifreeze be replaced?
A: Antifreeze should be replaced every two years due to oxidation and deterioration of important additives. These additives lubricate the water pump and protect metal parts from rust and oxidation. They also help keep coolant hoses soft and flexible. Today we can recycle and clean old antifreeze, replacing the additives. Antifreeze is very toxic and not environmentally friendly so recycling makes good sense. The engine's thermostat should also be replaced every 2 years to keep the engine operating temperatures in the proper range.

Q: Why should I change my timing belt?
A: Most of today’s engines use timing belts, and are an important preventative maintenance item. In yestersyear they were made of metal and called timing chains. As engines became smaller and lighter, rubber belts replaced the heavier chains that had to be lubricated. The belt deteriorates with heat and age and lasts about 60,000 miles or 5 years although some makes have increased the life expectancy. The timing belt's job is to keep moving parts, primarily valves and pistons, in time with one another. If the timing belt is not replaced, it will eventually break, leaving you stranded, and on some models causing further engine damage which can be extremely expensive to repair