Having a problem with your car? Check out these frequently asked questions!
Typically, you will need to get your oil changed every 8,000 to 10,000 kilometres approximately or every six months when your minor service is due, which ever comes first.
Brakes on some vehicles wear out by the 30,000 to 50,000km mark, while others can last 90,000km+. Under normal circumstances getting your brakes checked with every service will suffice. However if there is any unusual noise, feel or they take longer to stop it is best to get it checked sooner rather then later. If you suspect that your brakes may need replacing, call us on 9274 2066.
It is always important to keep your car running smoothly to prevent accidents or breaking down. If your car is experiencing difficulties, you should contact Ultra Lube for an inspection as ignoring the issue may cause more damage to your vehicle.
Each logbook service varies due to how many long each manufacturer has decided the service life of the components on their vehicle should last. Fortunately we have listings available to us to help figure out what needs to be replaced as per the logbook so we can give you an accurate price.
It is recommended to get an air conditioning service every couple of years or if your air conditioning is starting to diminish. It is best to check your manual or have it assessed by a mechanic.
There are fluids in your car that need to be checked on a regular basis. For instance, while engine oil is typically changed every 8000-10000 Kilometers, it is recommended to check once a month. Windscreen washer fluid normally gets checked when the washers no longer work. Most other fluids should be checked at the same time as engine oil.
If you are unsure of what level they should be at feel free to come to us to help you check.
Typically, your battery’s life span lasts up to three to five years. However, there are factors that can deteriorate your battery such as hot or cold weather. If you notice signs such as dimming headlights and dashboard lights or your car takes a while to start in the morning, it is best to have a mechanic check it to know whether or not it needs replacement.
Tyre rotations should be done as often when needed. It is important to spread the wear on your tyres evenly. It will expand the life span of your tyres and it keeps the traction and handling consistent among your tyres.
Old, over used oil can also begin to become thick and build up around the inside of the motor in a process known as sludging. This sludge can block important oil channels or fall and block the oil pick up. This then means that the engine can seize from lack of lubrication.
It is ideal to check your tyre pressure once a month. Also, it is best to check them whenever you are going on a long trip and when there is a significant change in temperature or weather.
No. It is not safe to drive a car with your fuel leaking. It is prone to catching fire as it can self-ignite when it gets in contact with heat. It is also worth noting that leaking fuel can harm rubbers and plastics as well as being a fire hazard.
Faulty engine mounts will project impact noises from the engine bay, excessive vibrations due to its inability to efficiently absorb engine vibrations when your engine is not properly aligned in the engine bay. Thus, when you notice these symptoms, it is best to call your mechanic.
For you to know when to change your steering fluid, you will need to check your user’s manual. Then, check the colour of your fluid. A dark colour could mean that it is all used up. Lastly, the impurities of your fluid will lead to abnormal sounds and tugging when steering.
Yes, wheel bearings can be replaced with the help of a qualified mechanic. Wheel bearings may need replacement or repair when you hear loud grinding noises coming from your wheels or if your steering wheel vibrates when you’re driving at a low speed.
Typically, a major service includes replacement of transmission and differential oils, checking and replacing the brake and clutch fluid if necessary, changing the spark plugs, testing the battery and an overall safety inspection is done to guarantee that your car is ready and safe for driving.
Basically, a minor service includes a comprehensive vehicle inspection and changing of the engine oil and filter along with a tyre rotation if required. A minor service is vital every 6 months or every 10,000km.
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