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.

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Is your car under 10 years old?

Is your car’s odometer reading under 150,000 KM's?

We recommend a logbook service.

We recommend a basic service.

Logbook service

What we recommend as it ensures your car gets exactly what it needs, when it needs it. Equal to giving your car a spa day.

  • Includes the checks, work and part replacements recommended by the car's manufacturer at specific times, often referred to as a scheduled service.
  • Increase vehicle resale value as it shows you look after your car.
  • It will also keep your new car warranty for newbies, for added peace of mind.
Basic servicing

At mycar we call these our Basic Services, but you might know it as a minor or fixed price service.

  • Includes an 86 point safety check, new engine oil and a new oil filter.
  • We'll report on anything needed to keep your car (Betty? Bruce? Cassandra?) in tip top shape, even if they are starting to show their age.

Diesel Vehicles Need a Diesel Mechanic to Keep Things in Check

Aussies love to get up and go out on the weekend, towing trailers and caravans in their wake, or transporting bikes, surfboards and the whole family along our many highways. mycar diesel mechanics are here to help you make your plans happen, delivering specialised diesel services and repairs to SUV, 4WD and passenger car owners, in addition to light commercial vehicles and vans.

While these fuel efficient movers and shakers of the road don’t need regular engine tune-ups, keeping them in tip top shape is still important. Work with your local mycar mechanic to map out a diesel servicing plan that suits your schedule, and stay on top of engine oil changes, and fuel, oil and air filter replacements - your engine will continue to tick over efficiently in the right hands.

Setup a diesel car service schedule with our experienced technicians.

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Is it time to schedule a diesel service?

Our expert diesel mechanics are happy to discuss any concerns you may have about your car, whether it be a quote for your next logbook service or a creaking that doesn’t sound right. Before you come in though, give your local mycar a call and speak to a diesel car mechanic. From our initial chat, we’ll be able to identify what’s wrong before you head in for a more thorough diagnosis.

How much does a diesel service cost? The cost of a diesel service depends on the make and model of the car and what is required in the scheduled service. mycar prides itself on being transparent about price, whether it is a quote on your service or a diagnosis for a repair, you’ll receive a detailed quote.

Treat your car to a diesel injector service

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Does your car need a diesel repair service?

If there is something troubling you about your car, it is best to get it checked by an experienced diesel mechanic. We have put together a list of common warning signs that they may be an issue with your engine.

  • Trouble Starting your car
  • Black smoke coming from your engine
  • Blue smoke coming from your engine
  • Knocking sound coming from the engine when accelerating
  • Check engine light comes on
  • Fill the car with petrol instead of diesel – urgent repair, pull over

Time for a repair? Talk to your local mycar diesel mechanic

Find out more about your diesel car with our quick Q&A

What is the difference between a diesel and a petrol car?

Well apart from the difference in the fuels they use, they also differ in how they ignite the fuel. Petrol engines use spark plugs to ignite the air-fuel mixture, while diesel engines initially use a glow plug to start the engine when cold, once the engine starts it will then self-ignite from the heat generated through a high compression ratio, (heavily compressed air) when the fuel is injected into the cylinder the heat generated from the compressed air ignites the fuel without a spark plug.

Why do people choose diesel cars?

The amount of diesel cars on Australian roads is steady growing currently for a number of reasons, including:

  • Diesels are approximately 20-30% more fuel efficient thank petrol engines, saving money at the pump.
  • Diesels produce considerably more pulling power which makes them good vehicles for towing
  • Diesel fuel has less price fluctuations than petrol

How often is a diesel service required?

When it comes to most diesel vehicles, the recommended service period is every 5,000 km or 10,000km or 6 months, whichever comes first (older diesel engines are recommended every 5,000km). However it is important to keep to the service intervals recommended for your car, by the manufacture, these can be found in your Owner’s manual or Service log book.

How do I find a diesel mechanic near me?

With over 260 stores Australia-wide you’re sure to find a mycar store nearby for diesel service or repair. There are mycar stores located in major cities including Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne.

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