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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.

Windscreen clean and clear

Last updated 01/06/2020

Wiper arm assembly and refills

The wiper arm assembly, which should be replaced every 75,000kms and the refills (blades), which generally need to be replaced every six months. Even in the hot weather it’s well worth keeping a close eye on your wipers just as you would when it’s wet, as sunlight and summer heat can break down their rubber edges. A smeared screen coupled with sun glare can be doubly dangerous, especially with an empty wiper water bottle. So remember to keep your windscreen fluids topped up with water and windscreen washer additive.

TIP: “We encourage customers to use a washer additive as adding it helps both performance and durability of wipers, helping smooth operation by keeping blades lubricated and offering a better clean than just water alone,” says Ron Johns, NSW/ACT State Manager for Trico.

Of course, windscreen wipers perform an extra important duty in summer showers and wet road conditions. Dirt, debris and road grime wear wipers down.

Inspect your windscreen wipers blades and arms regularly

Lift each wiper arm off the glass and run your finger along the rubber edge. If the rubber is too rigid or chipped, or you get nonstop streaking on your windscreen, you need new refills. When the time comes to replace the refills, remember to replace them in pairs. If one is worn out, the other half won’t be far behind.

Remember to check the rear wiper too (if your vehicle has one). While it may not get as much use as the front wipers, it’s still exposed to the elements and keeps the rear window clear.

Keeping you and your family safe

As Ron Johns says, “To stay safe on the roads, motorists should check that windscreen wipers are in good working order weekly or once a fortnight. Often people don’t check until they find themselves in heavy rain. Heat can also be dangerous as it can damage the rubber of blades, so regular checks in hot and dry conditions are important too.

Simply check there’s water by squirting the washers from time to time so as not to be caught out on the road with an empty bottle.” Why not make a quick visit to mycar to help you get your windscreen wiper arm assembly and refills checked?

Is it time for some new windscreen wiper blades?

Your windscreen wipers or bug smearers, need ongoing maintenance to make sure you have the best visibility. If your wipers are dancing or trying to sing along with your radio, it may be time for new blades. The mycar team can help you, 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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