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Some Common Mechanical Repairs & How to Avoid Needing Them

There are many, many vehicle problems that can only be repaired by professional mechanics with the knowledge, skills and equipment to do so. However, there are also some basic ones that can be prevented through sensible maintenance and monitoring of your car. Below are five common situations requiring mechanical replacements/repairs and how to avoid them.…
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Is Your Vehicle Road-Trip Ready?

As the weather improves, you may well be contemplating a road trip outside of Brisbane to other parts of Queensland or beyond. But is your vehicle up to the challenge? While long drives are generally good for a car’s engine, there are other stresses and strains that go along with such a journey and can…
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What Happens During a Logbook Service?

A logbook might seem like an old-fashioned thing and, indeed, ship’s logs have been around for centuries. However, motor-vehicle logbooks are far from outdated and serve multiple purposes in our modern age. Essentially, the logbook of a car (or truck or van or whatever) is the history of its mechanical life, recording all of the…
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How to Tell When it’s Time for New Tyres

Nobody wants to replace something before it’s really necessary. But when it comes to tyres for a motor vehicle, nobody wants to leave it too late and create an unsafe situation, either! So, how can you tell when it’s time for new tyres? Well, before we get into that, it’s worth noting that you should…
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DODGY MECHANIC SCAMS

Dodgy mechanic scams Many Queenslanders are unsure if they are getting ripped off by their mechanic or not. If you have any doubts, here’s a scam list of what to look out for.  Firstly, it’s important to know that the clear majority of licensed mechanics are trustworthy and do their job to the highest standard.…
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HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU HAVE YOUR VEHICLE SERVICED?

How often should you have your vehicle serviced? If your car is driving well and isn’t making strange noises, you might think that a check-up isn’t necessary. But regular car servicing is crucial and you don’t need to wait until the service light goes on. As a general rule, you should book your car in…
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