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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. 

Recent Mechanic tasks in South West VIC

Mechanic needed for car service

$150

Moyne Shire VIC, Australia

15th Dec 2022

Need to get a Service done on my Holden Barina before I sell it by end of the year. I can get Parts but need someone to fit them. - Due date: Flexible

Oil and filter change

$100

Colac VIC, Australia

6th Nov 2022

mitzibushi xpress 2006 requires oil and filter change. Can provide oil and filter - Due date: Flexible

Tow bar installed

$300

Ecklin South VIC, Australia

14th Sep 2022

I would like a tow bar installed on the back of my car. There is currently nothing at the back there, so it would need to be started from scratch. - Due date: Flexible

Mechanical

$2,000

Terang VIC 3264, Australia

5th Jan 2022

Motor mechanic needed to fix an xtrail 2014 and a 2004 astra convertible roof top needing fixing - Due date: Flexible

Short term work available for a mechanic, in Warrnambool

$280

Warrnambool City, VIC, Australia

5th Nov 2021

General servicing alongside experienced mechanic, position may be extended. New workshop and equipment. - Due date: Flexible

Light bar installation

$150

Warrnambool VIC, Australia

20th May 2021

Light bar installation in Mitsubishi outlander, by 21/05/2021 Friday.

Light bar installation in Mitsubishi outlander

$100

Warrnambool VIC, Australia

26th Apr 2021

Hello Tom. Hope you are doing. Please let me know when you want to do the task.

I need light bar installation

$200

Warrnambool VIC, Australia

24th Apr 2021

I have a narva lightbar,it needs to be fixed to the nudge bar on my new 2021 dmax

I need tow bar installation

$800

Nalangil VIC 3249, Australia

24th Mar 2021

Hyundai imax 2014. Need tow bar installed

I need tow bar installation

$800

Warrnambool VIC, Australia

12th Jan 2021

It’s Volvo XC90 2018 inscription, need tow bar + installation the job is in Warrnambool vic 3280/ need a clean professional job done for my 2 yrs old volvo car

Replace drums and brake pads on Toyota coaster

$70

Warrnambool VIC, Australia

27th Dec 2020

I have already pulled it apart, cleaned it, replaced the cylinders, I have brand new drums and brake shoes, I just need assistance adjusting the cylinders, and putting the shoes and drums back on as I have never done that before and bleeding the brakes when its all back together. A friend helped me pull it apart, but he is busy now with work so I need some help to finish the job.

I need head unit installation

$100

Colac VIC, Australia

28th Nov 2020

Im buying a new head unit for my Nissan xtrail 2010 and would like it installed with steering wheel controls.

Mechanic - pre purchase vehicule

$20

Camperdown VIC 3260, Australia

3rd Aug 2020

I am looking for a mechanic to inspect a v an (ford transit 2002) before purchase. I'll need to know what needs to be done to get the rwc ( idea of the cost) and general mechanic condition. Make an offer please. Job located in Camperdown (vic).

I need motorcycle mechanic services

$200

Colac VIC 3250, Australia

16th Jul 2020

I have a 1999 cbr600f having problems with what seams to be fuel getting to the carby i have cleaned the carbys and tested the fuel pump plus have a spare one but not sure if fuel relay is playing up as the bike starts but after letting it idle for about 3 min or so it then dies .

I need mechanic services

$1,000

Hamilton VIC 3300, Australia

22nd Jun 2020

My rear diff is making a whining noise when I drive. I believe it's the bearings I also need my drum brakes adjusted

I need mechanic

$400

Colac VIC 3250, Australia

18th Oct 2019

I need to change a centre tailshaft main bearing on a Ford territory asap in colac vic