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  • Timing belt replacement
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Recent Mechanic reviews in Canberra

"Very happy with the work Simon did. I will definitely recommend him to others. The Car stereo is working perfectly."

Car stereo installation (head unit)

$70

"Awesome work and made sure the job was done right! First time using airtasker and Paul was a great help! Can’t thank him enough absolute legend! "

I need bull bar installation

$350

"Legend! Great, easy to deal with. Super friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend. "

Mechanic for Car Inspection

$75

"Professional and Punctual!"

I need oil & filter changing

$200

"A great knowledgeable Technitian..did a 7 star job for me. Highly recommended. He went extra miles to get the necessary cables for me..a champion guy that you can absolutely rely on. Thanks for looking after me so well my friend."

Installation of a car head unit

$120

"Paul was great, very professional and easy to communicate with. Got my bike running and went the extra mile to teach me more about the bike maintenance in future. Thanks again Paul! "

Motorcycle Mechanic

$90

What's the average cost of a Mechanic in Canberra

$100 - $200

low

$100

median

$150

high

$200

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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 Canberra

Clutch done on a 94 ford Festiva.

$500

Reid ACT 2612, Australia

10th May 2022

Clutch is slipping and needs new clutch plate, pressure plate and throw out bearing. Flywheel machined. I can supply all this. Labour only price. Thanks Chris. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 16 May 2022

New head unit for 2015 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

$5

Monash ACT, Australia

27th Mar 2022

Current head unit is faulty and has been verified by Volkswagen that it needs replacing. Wanting a new head unit with Apple car play. Need a quote to source, purchase and install please. Unsure whether I would also need a new reversing camera or if existing one is compatible?

Thanks for the great advice Dany :)

Water pump replacement and timing belt on puegout 307 car

$500

Theodore ACT 2905, Australia

22nd Mar 2022

Timing belt and water pump replaced on puegout 307 2007 model in Theodore act - Due date: Flexible

Drain oil from car

$150

Bruce ACT, Australia

13th Mar 2022

Need someone to just drain the oil out of my car as I over over filled it

Very ifficient

Need mechanic to drain fuel tank

$70

Casey ACT, Australia

26th Feb 2022

Put in 0.35 litres of unleaded 91 petrol into my diesel 2021 Pajero Sport, need a mechanic to come to my home and drain my fuel tank. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 1st Mar 2022

Bullbar winch

$200

Kambah ACT, Australia

18th Feb 2022

I would like to get a quote to install the winch on my small truck (Mitsubishi Canter) I already have the winch. find the model below: X-Bull Electric winch 14500LB - 12V 4WD - Due date: Flexible

Honest person and committed to work

Help to install a head unit in suzuki kizashi

$100

Ngunnawal ACT, Australia

5th Feb 2022

I have suzuki kizashi . I have to upgrade its head unit. I have everything harness cable with steering wheel control and rear camer. What is the charges to install this thanks

Install bullbar

$50

Gilmore ACT, Australia

8th May 2022

Install bullbar on 2016 Mazda BT-50 Full bumper replacement so should go on fairly easy.

Head unit installed in a 2007 Volkswagen Golf GTI

$1,234

Wanniassa ACT, Australia

27th Mar 2022

Need an afterarket head unit installed And advie prior as to what facia kit I would need - Due date: Flexible

Mechanic to look at new car

$200

Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

21st Mar 2022

Looking for a mechanic to look over a car before I buy it, make sure it’s good to go & won’t cause any troubles

Did a pre inspection for a car I was looking to buy, very professional and highly skilled! Would recommend him to anyone without a doubt.

Replace head unit in my car

$100

Amaroo ACT 2914, Australia

13th Mar 2022

Install new head unit (Kenwood KDC-130U)to my 1998 Toyota Camry at mine in Amaroo - Due date: Flexible

Pre purchase mechanical inspection

$300

Kaleen ACT, Australia

26th Feb 2022

Want a pre purchase mechanical inspection for a 1983 Volvo 240 manual wagon. - Due date: Before Friday, 4th Mar 2022

Tow bar installation

$600

Canberra ACT, Australia

13th Feb 2022

towbar supply needed Standard tow bar on Hyundai i30 2021 - Due date: Flexible

Tow bar installation

$1,000

MacGregor ACT, Australia

16th May 2022

Ford ranger 2021 high rider needs tow bar including electric 7 pin thingie! Tow bar to be supplied by installer - Due date: Flexible

Replace brake pads

$250

Weston ACT, Australia

3rd May 2022

I need my brake pads replaced - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Mechanical assistance -- glow plugs and brakes

$100

Canberra ACT, Australia

27th Mar 2022

Needing an ethical and experienced mechanical person with tools to help me trouble shoot a brake issue (air getting in somewhere), and install glow plugs on my old Sprinter van (plugs provided). Can come to your workshop or meet in a convenient location. Prefer to give the work to a fellow freedom fighter or pro choice person if possible. No muzzle wearers please.

Need oil change and filter for kia sportage 2015 I have the new ones

$70

O'Connor ACT, Australia

19th Mar 2022

Need oil change and filter for kia sportage 2015 I have the filter and the oil but need somebody to do it. - Due date: Before Monday, 21 March 2022

Thank you very much. Job done.

Head unit and reverse cam installation

$100

Downer ACT, Australia

7th Mar 2022

Hi I need a Sony xav-ax5500 and reverse camera installed in my lancer 2008. I have the head unit, fascia, camera and required cable connectors and adapters already. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 11 March 2022

Ben was extremely professional and knowledgeable on top of being highly experienced. He was careful when removing the trim and had all the proper tools to make sure the work was done right. Extremely friendly and accommodating, would recommend to anyone looking to get any auto electrical work done.

Brake pads replaced

$80

Canberra ACT, Australia

23rd Feb 2022

i need my brake pads replaces asap I have purchased them just need someone to install them. I don't have tools either so if someone can bring those too. Location is COOMBS Holden Commodore Ve 2008-2009 -

Car audio head unit needs to be reset

$100

Canberra Central ACT, Australia

8th Feb 2022

Kenwood DMX9720XDS display has turned itself off. Last time this occurred the installer just reset the unit - I’m assuming they unplugged the power to the unit. Someone with the right tools and experience should take about 15 minutes.

Awesome job. Knowledgeable and friendly bloke.