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What does a comprehensive vehicle inspection include?

The inspection will include everything the manufacturer specifies and is required for the logbook service. Everything below, and much much more!

  • 1. Test drive

    The engine, drivetrain, brakes and suspension in your vehicle will be tested to ensure that they are up to standard.

  • 2. Operational check

    The standard components of your vehicle such as seat belts, lights, wipers including washers and arm mechanism, horn will be inspected. The air/cabin filters and housing will also be checked.

  • 3. Digital battery check

    Your battery will be tested and printed results will be provided.

  • 4. Vehicle digital diagnostic scan

    A complete electronic diagnostic scan, with forefront equipment.

  • 5. Inspection of underbody

    A visual inspection will be conducted for leaks from your engine, exhaust system, fuel line and gearbox.

  • 6. Tyre pressure and tread wear check

    The condition, pressure and tread wear of your tyres (including the spare) will be inspected to ensure that it is up to the legal standard.

  • 7. Brake wear recommendation

    A precise measurement can be provided to you. This will also include a fluid condition check.

  • 8. Suspension system check

    Joints and bearings in your vehicle will be checked for any leaks.

  • 9. Final assessment of vehicle

    The wheels are cross checked and a final road test is performed to ensure quality of the service and operations performed.

Recession-proof your car

Last updated 01/06/2020

De-clutter your car.

Starting with the car boot. We often use our car to store stuff that could live in the garage. It’s especially worth looking out for heavier items that weigh the car down and make you use more petrol. Remember also to remove all other unnecessary extra weights from the rest of the car, including roof racks when not in use.

Pump action.

The difference between fuel can be quite a few cents per litre, so visiting a cheaper local petrol station could mean a saving of $100 a year. Obviously, don't roam too far when shopping around otherwise your saving could be wiped out by the extra time and fuel wasted driving around.

The pressure should be ‘on’.

Check your tyre pressures are as per the vehicle guidelines, underinflated tyres use more fuel and cause extra tyre wear and tear. Over inflation on the other hand can result in a harsh ride, uneven wear patterns and increased risk of tyre impact damage.

TIP: mycar can advise on the right make, models and treads of tyres to suit your car and ensure a smooth ride.

Stay fluid.

Fluid levels should be regularly checked to save on expensive repairs down the track.

There are many components of the vehicle that require a certain type of fluid to keep the motor engine running efficiently i.e. Engine oil, radiator coolant, washer bottle water, power steering and brake fluid.

Keep your car in shape.

As long as your car is in good mechanical order there is no need to endure the added expense of mechanical repairs, trading up or buying a new vehicle. Find your nearest mycar store online and book in for a car service today to keep your vehicle in top gear.


Does your car need maintenance or car repairs?

If your car is in need of a bit of TLC (there is some weird clanging, screeching or just the old girl just doesn't go up hills like she use to), the mycar team are experts in car diagnosis and car repairs, call us on 13 13 28 or find your nearest store.

How do I find a car repair shop near me?

If your car needs checking, servicing or repairing, you’re sure to find a mycar store near you with over 260 convenient locations around Australia.

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