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What does a mechanic service usually include?

Mechanics are skilled in nearly all aspects of keeping your car maintained, serviced, and repaired, so it’s roadworthy and efficient to run. The exact process during your service will depend on how your mechanic prefers to work and the type of tasks they’re doing, like:

Minor service

This is the most basic engine service a mechanic provides, but it can make a huge difference in whether or not your car can operate efficiently. A minor service usually alternates with a major service, at around the 6-month mark. A mechanic near you can do minor services because your mechanic only needs a flat service to get the job done. They’ll unscrew the sump plug, allowing old oil to drain from your car. Then they’ll remove the old oil filter and replace with a new one that’s the right size for your vehicle. Your mechanic will dispose of your old filter and oil. They’ll also inspect other key components, like your battery, lights, air filters, and other fluids.

Log book servicing / major service

A major service or log book service involves a series of steps in line with your vehicle manufacturer’s service manual. It’ll include a combination of major and minor services, depending on the age of your car, or how many kilometres it’s travelled. Your service may include testing your lights, brakes, and battery. Then checking fluid levels, windscreen wipers, windows, mirrors, steering, suspension, radiator, fan belts, and tyre pressure. Finally, it may also include maintaining/replacing oil filters, hoses, belts, tyres, and wheel alignment. Your mechanic will finish off by stamping your logbook to record the services completed, which can help maintain your car’s resale value.

Roadworthy certificate or pink slip

A roadworthy certificate or pink slip is a specific vehicle check that’s conducted to ensure your car is in a roadworthy condition and can be operated safely. In some states, it’s required when selling a car or may be required each year to confirm your vehicle is safe for registration purposes. A mechanic will check off a list of predetermined items to verify that your car meets a minimum safety standard set out by your state government. They’ll focus on safety, checking things like tyres, brakes, steering, suspension, rust or damage, seatbelts, windows, lights, and your windscreen.

Major and minor repairs

Sometimes your car might need a little extra attention if you’ve had an accident, broken down, or your drive feels a bit different to normal. A car mechanic can perform minor and major repairs on most vehicles. They’ll use diagnostic equipment to locate the issue and decide on a course of action to get your car back on the road. If they don’t have the necessary spare parts, they may need to order them to finish off your repair and replace any faulty parts. Note that a mechanic service is usually limited to your car’s engine and electrics. It’s best to speak to a panel beater if you also have external body damage. 

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Recent Mechanic tasks in Ballarat

Clutch replacement

$900

Miners Rest VIC, Australia

18th Mar 2022

Mitsubishi triton 2012 2wd 4 door pick up. - Due date: Flexible

New Sony head unit installation on Audi A3

$145

Ballarat VIC, Australia

18th Dec 2021

Need to install new Sony 10” head unit and reverse cam to 2010 Audi A3 . All standard parts provided 1 new Sony head unit 2 harnesses (as prescribed for AUDI) Need it installed at Chadstone by an auto mechanic who can bring their own appropriate tools.

Car air con regased

$200

Brown Hill VIC, Australia

30th Nov 2021

Car air con regased please - Due date: Flexible

I need motorcycle mechanic services

$218

Ballarat VIC, Australia

23rd Aug 2021

Bike is a 2005 Suzuki VL250 intruder it sat for years it got new fuel, new oil, new spark plugs, new oil filter I got it running a bit rough and running rich but now it won’t start I’m suspecting it’s not getting fuel it seems to be running straight through the carbi and out the overflow (but i ain’t no mechanic)

Auto Elec/ Mechanic

$350

Scarsdale VIC, Australia

15th Jun 2021

1965 Chev Impala 1. 2nd battery connected... has wires but no terminals. 2. Check audio/ visual in car 3. Temp gauge comes up with error when it gets warm.

Clutch pressure not there as the air gets into the

$150

Ballarat VIC, Australia

24th Mar 2021

Ford focus 2008 diesel. parked at castle court ballarat. so the battery is new but the car has not been used for a while. therefore needs fixing

I think I’ve put to much oil on my car!

$20

Ballarat VIC, Australia

20th Jan 2021

Hi, I had a friend check oil levels on my car as I’ve got no idea, he then filled up oil in car as it was very low. He’s now just told me he thinks he put way to much in and I need to possibly drain some? No idea if this is the case or how to do so. Would like someone that knows what they’re doing to check it out so my car doesn’t cark it.

Thankyou! Very efficient

4x4diesel mechanic brakes and ignition

$300

Delacombe VIC, Australia

7th Feb 2022

Brakes and possibly the rotars replaced ignition replaced - Due date: Flexible

Desil mechanic wanted

$500

Avoca VIC, Australia

13th Dec 2021

Heavy vehicle truck mechanic WANTED URGENT in Avoca Melbourne Victoria to inspect a truck trailer I’m instrested in purchasing but won’t a full inspection before I purchase. I NEED IT DONE BY TODAY LASTEST TOMORROW MORNING.

Oil change and service.. car working fine

$150

Newington VIC 3350, Australia

12th Nov 2021

oil change and general servicing.. car going well.. - Due date: Flexible

I need tow bar installation

$500

Victoria, Australia

7th Jul 2021

For holden Captiva please

I need bull bar installation

$200

Alfredton VIC 3350, Australia

3rd Jun 2021

I have a 2008 ra Holden rodeo and a arb bullbar that needs to go on

I need timing belt replacement

$500

Ballarat VIC, Australia

13th Mar 2021

2010 Holden Captiva (diesel) have engine noise rattle at low revs only - I believe it is the timing belt. Do you do ZIP Pay?

Install head unit

$100

Mount Clear VIC 3350, Australia

20th Apr 2022

Need a new head unit installed in my Toyota coaster - Due date: Flexible

Aircon regas

$300

Ballarat VIC, Australia

7th Jan 2022

Aircon regas for Holden Calais VF - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 8th Jan 2022

Car navi head unit and rear camera installed

$500

Balliang East VIC 3340, Australia

1st Dec 2021

Mercedes sprinter head unit and rear camera installation - Due date: Flexible

Bullbar taken off

$100

Lake Wendouree VIC, Australia

9th Sep 2021

Mitsubishi Lancer station wagon with home made bullbar obscuring numberplate. Maybe 6 bolts to remove

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Mechanic or Know-car man required

$40

Ballarat VIC, Australia

20th Jun 2021

Someone come with me to inspect a second hand car. Need to pick me up first in Lake Garden then inspect a car in Warrenheip.

I need oil and filter change

$100

Golden Point VIC 3350, Australia

6th Apr 2021

Bmw 323ci, 1999 E46. I need a lube and oil change done ASAP. Cheers Ray

I need car aircon regas

$160

Ballarat VIC, Australia

21st Jan 2021

An older model of Toyota Camry. The aircon is not working.