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Prestige Vehicles Specialist

When you’re driving a luxury car, you always want to feel that it’s at its best.

Allcarservicecenter understand that your car is an integral part of your family’s lifestyle and security and we are focused on ensuring that your cars wont leave you or your family stranded.

We listen to your concerns and provide direct access to the engineer working on your car and can attend to all problems, minor or major. Our personalised service ethic means that we look after the details and you can concentrate on enjoying your vehicle.

The focal area of expertise is the factory warranty servicing and repairs of all . Our emphasis is on accurate diagnosis of problems and providing preventative maintenance to ensure that you get the best motoring experience from your car.

To ensure this high and increasing level of expertise is maintained, the workshop is equipped with special tools and a comprehensive library of repair manuals. We also maintain technical equipment such as gas analyzer, portable oscilloscope and computer for on board diagnostics, laser four wheel alignment centre, and air conditioning repairs and recharging.

All this ensures a comprehensive one-stop repair centre for your car delivering efficient and thorough repairs at a competitive price. We also co-ordinate body work and restorations to the highest standards and we recommend and use only genuine factory parts in all servicing and repair work.

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HOW TO FIND THE MOST QUALIFIED CAR MECHANIC?

As a car owner it is obvious that you will require a mechanic from time to time. It is crucial to find a qualified car mechanic in order to make sure that you get top notch services in your car. It goes without saying that you will find many localized mechanics operating in car mechanic shops. Not all of them are qualified, and therefore, they might not service or repair your car properly. It is necessary to hire the qualified car mechanic because they are experienced, certified and they know the updates of the different company car models. So they can easily incorporate with the latest car models and they can repair it accordingly.

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Pre Purchase Inspections

  • We can inspect a broad range of motor cars including 4WD’s, prestige vehicles,
    imported vehicles, commercial vehicles, and more.
  • Each report is accompanied with direct personal feedback from your vehicle
    inspector by phone if not face to face.
  • Our mobile inspectors will conveniently come to your home, work or other location
    or inspect a vehicle interstate on your behalf.
  • We provide a 30 day warranty to give you peace of mind over the quality of our work.
  • We also offer end of warranty vehicle inspections and vehicle identification checks.
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WE OFFER UNBIASED ROAD WORTHY CERTIFICATE .

In Victoria a Certificate of Roadworthiness is generally required when a vehicle is sold or if a used vehicle is to be re-registered. This helps minimise the number of poorly maintained vehicles on the road.
In some cases a Certificate of Roadworthiness is also required to clear a Vehicle Defect Notice or a Notice of Unroadworthiness.
Who issues certificates?

A Certificate of Roadworthiness can only be issued by a licensed vehicle tester, operating from a nominated garage or service station. All Car Service Centre is licensed vehicle testers.
When can a certificate be issued?

The vehicle must pass a roadworthy inspection, then a certificate is issued.
What is inspected?

The inspection is a check of the vehicle to ensure that key components have not worn or deteriorated and that the vehicle is safe for normal road use.
A roadworthy inspection mainly covers the major safety related items, including:

wheels and tyres
steering, suspension and braking systems
seats and seat belts
lamps and reflectors
windscreen, and windows including front windscreen wipers and washers
the structure of the vehicle itself
other safety related items on the body, chassis or engine.
The roadworthiness test is not a check of the mechanical reliability or general condition of the vehicle. If you require a comprehensive check on the overall condition and reliability of the vehicle then you should arrange for a separate report offered by All Car Service Centre.
The certificate does not mean:

that the vehicle is in top condition without any wear or deterioration
non-safety related accessories such as the air conditioner, rear window demister, electric windows and rear-window wipers are working
that the items checked during the roadworthy inspection will continue to function after the inspection eg. a brake light can stop functioning at any time after the inspection.
What if the vehicle fails the test?

If an item fails to meet the standard, We will issue a rejection report. You will be given seven days to repair the item/s rejected and return the vehicle to us for a second inspection of the failed items. If more than seven days elapse a complete inspection must again be carried out on the vehicle.
How much does the test cost?

The cost of obtaining a Certificate of Roadworthiness is not fixed. It may depend on the age, type and condition of the vehicle being examined. You can ask for a quote from us.
How long does a certificate last?

A Certificate of Roadworthiness is current, for the purposes of a transaction, for 30 days from the date of issue.
What about the Australian Design Rules?

The roadworthiness test is not a complete assessment of a vehicle’s compliance with the Standards for Registration, which, in most cases, are the Australian Design Rules (ADRs). The ADRs are a set of minimum standards for the construction of motor vehicles and trailers. In most cases compliance with these standards cannot be assessed by inspection alone.

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Logbook Servicing

No. New car dealers do not have the right to void your statutory new car warranty just because you had services or repairs done at a service centre different to the dealership that you bought it from. You legally have the right to visit any mechanic or car Mechanical service centre of your choice to get your Log book service. You should however, make sure that the selected car service centre employs fully qualified mechanics and technicians, and that the services they perform meet manufacturer’s specifications and quality parts are used.
Minor service includes:
Replacement of engine oil and oil filter
Check and top-up of all fluids including coolant, transmission, power steering and windscreen washers
Check and top-up of tyre pressure, including your spare
Check and cleaning of air filters including cabin air filter
Check fuel filter and fuel lines
Check brakes and clutch system
Clear service warning lights
Adjust handbrake where applicable
Check steering and suspension
Lube all doors
Check battery, including charging
Check all electrics
Safety check and full report
Major service includes:
Replacement of engine oil and oil filter
Replacement of air filter and fuel filter
Replacement of spark plugs
Replacement of cabin air filter if required
Check and top-up of all fluids including coolant, transmission, power steering and windscreen washers
Check and top-up tyre pressure, including your spare
Check, clean and adjust front and rear brakes
Check clutch system
Adjust handbrake if required
Lube all doors
Check steering and suspension
Check exhaust system
Clear service warning lights
Carry out computer diagnostic scan
Check battery, including charging
Check electrical system
Free wash and vacuum
Free VACC 5-point safety check and safety certificate

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Tune Ups

How Often your car needs a Tune Up varies from one vehicle to another. Most older vehicles with non-electronic ignitions should be tuned every 10,000 to 15,000 kilometres s or every year, whichever comes first.
Newer cars with electronic ignition and fuel injection systems are scheduled to go from 25,000 to as many as 100,000 kilometres without needing a major tune-up.
Refer to your owner’s manual for recommended tune-up intervals, but be aware that even if it says that the vehicle doesn’t require scheduled tune-ups very often, it’s in your best interest to check periodically that your vehicle is working at peak efficiency.
Here are a couple of symptoms that tell you that your electronic ignition system may need to be tuned or adjusted:
– The car stalls a lot. The spark plugs may be fouled or worn, the gap between the spark plug electrodes may need adjusting, or an electronic sensing device may need to be adjusted.If you’re having trouble pinpointing why your vehicle is stalling, you can help your automotive technician diagnose the problem by paying attention to whether the engine stalls when it’s hot or cold or when the air conditioner is on.
– The engine is running roughly when idling or when you accelerate. Chances are the vehicle needs a tune-up.
– The car gets harder to start. The problem can be in the starting system (for example, a weak battery), in the fuel system (for example, a weak fuel pump), or in the ignition system, or can be due to a faulty electronic component, such as the electronic control unit.

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How To Find a Good Car Mechanic

We hear it all the time: “Where can I find a good car mechanic?” In the past, word of mouth was probably the best way to find an auto repair shop that would do the job right and charge a fair price. But now, a good mechanic might be only a few mouse clicks or touchscreen taps away.

Crowdsourced review sites have greatly simplified the search. Here are a few tips on how to work these sites to find a good car mechanic in your area. Keep in mind that this isn’t an exact science. Sometimes a highly rated shop might disappoint, but at least you can tilt the odds in your favor.

Yelp
Yelp.com describes itself as a site that “connects people with great businesses,” whether that’s a hot new restaurant or a top-notch dentist. And, luckily for car owners, it also has auto repair reviews. The site is free and has a mobile version, plus apps for Android and Apple mobile devices.

We’ve had good experiences with Yelp recommendations as we looked for a mechanic to work on Edmunds’ long-term 1996 Lexus ES 300, which is the subject of our Debt-Free Car Project. With our new long-term vehicles, we tend to use dealerships exclusively. But because containing costs is important for the Lexus project, we’ve used Yelp four times to locate independent mechanics. Of the four, we would go back to three of them. We’ve found Yelp to be the most useful site, thanks to its review volume and convenience.

Here are a few tips to help you narrow down your mechanic search. Type “auto repair” into the search field and enter your ZIP code. You can filter the results based on distance, most reviewed and highest rated. The goal should be to find a place that strikes a balance between a good rating and a substantial number of reviews. For example, a place may have a glowing review, but if it’s the only review, that customer’s experience might not be the same as yours. Or worse, it could be a misleading review from an employee or business owner.

Yelp has an algorithm that helps it spot misleading reviews, but sometimes they can slip by undetected. That’s why it is important not to put too much stock in one review. Instead, see what patterns emerge after you’ve read numerous reviews. Look for reviews that are specific and give plenty of details about the users’ experiences.

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Your Mechanic

Unfortunately, not all professional mechanics and repair center owner/operators are created equal. It’s very easy for your mechanic to be misleading, or downright dishonest, with you about your vehicle’s repair needs. After all, they’re the experts you’re trusting one of your most expensive, and least understood, possessions to. With a charming smile, a personable attitude, and a sense of camaraderie, they can, and will, take advantage of your confidence.

I’ve seen this happen too many times in the industry I love. I’ve heard too many stories from disgruntled customers, treated poorly at the hands of an unscrupulous mechanic. So, I’ve decided to break the “code of silence” that exists in the field of mechanical repair. Here are five things your mechanic doesn’t want you to know.