Whenever you purchase a new vehicle, the manufacturer provides you with a warranty that covers the cost of parts failures. This warranty is only valid, however, if you have your vehicle periodically serviced by a certified mechanic. A lot of people think that means they have to get their car serviced at the dealership, or their warranty will be voided. This is not true, and any certified and qualified mechanic can service your vehicle and stamp your logbook, without voiding your warranty.
Here at Ocean Grove Automotive Centre, our mechanics are fully certified to provide logbook servicing for all:
- Petrol vehicles
- Diesel vehicles
- LPG vehicles
If you’re planning on selling or otherwise transferring ownership of a vehicle, you must first obtain a roadworthy certificate. If you’d like more information, please take a look at our RWC Page.
When you’re looking at buying a secondhand vehicle, you should consider bringing it in for a pre-purchase inspection. This thorough inspection ensures that you avoid any nasty surprises and you know exactly what you’re buying.
If you’re thinking about going on a camping trip or long road trip, we would strongly recommend bringing it in for a pre-trip inspection, whether it’s with us or somebody else. Would you rather discover your timing belt is worn in a mechanic’s workshop, where it can be replaced, or out in the middle of nowhere, when it snaps and wrecks your engine?Contact us today!
Your brakes are the most important safety feature your vehicle has. While other safety systems, like airbags, only reduce the severity of an accident, your brakes can also act preventatively, and the condition of your brakes can often be the deciding factor between an accident and an emergency stop.
The brakes also suffer an astonishing amount of wear, routinely bringing over a tonne moving at speed to a complete stop, multiple times a day. For this reason, we agree with brake manufacturers that you should have your brakes checked at least once a year.
Here at Ocean Grove Automotive Centre, our skilled technicians can help you with:
- Brake component replacement (pads, rotors and drums)
- Brake component machining
Steering and Suspension
Faults in your steering can make the steering wheel feel heavy, stuck, or loose, depending on the nature of the issue. Faults in your suspension are easy to notice, if your car is pulling to one side, or you’re having a rough ride, you probably have a problem with your suspension.
Your suspension is responsible for maximising the grip that your tyres exert on the road, so a poor suspension will also increase your stopping distance.
Ocean Grove Automotive Centre’s experienced mechanics can provide the following services:
- Shock absorbers, springs and struts
- Wheel balancing
- Bushing replacement
- Power steering repairs and replacement
Your air conditioning degrades more from disuse than from use, as the rubber tubing and seals dry up and crack, allowing the refrigerant gas to leak out and rob your AC of its cooling power.
Here at Ocean Grove Automotive Centre, our expert technicians can fully repair your air conditioning, swapping out any faulty compressors and condensers, then replacing any cracked tubing and seals, then finally recharging your system with refrigerant when we’re certain it’s airtight.Contact us today!
Clutch and Transmission
As part of the assembly responsible for transmitting power from the engine to the wheels, the transmission, and the clutch are both comprised of some of the most sophisticated and intricate machinery in your vehicle. Due to their complex nature, even minor flaws can quickly escalate into costly repairs.
Ocean Grove Automotive Centre’s proficient mechanics can help you with:
- Repairs and replacement
- Manual transmissions
- Automatic transmissions
Engine and Exhaust
The engine is the heart of your vehicle, and issues with the engine will turn your car into a very expensive and heavy lawn ornament. A running engine needs two things: fuel and clean air, and your exhaust is crucial to providing a supply of oxygen by pulling the waste gases out and away, allowing fresh air to flow in.
Here at Ocean Grove Automotive Centre, we can provide the following services:
- Exhaust repair and replacement
- Exhaust modifications and upgrades
- Engine repairs
- Engine rebuilds
- Engine blocks
- Cylinder heads
- EFI diagnostics
If your cooling system isn’t working, it can affect everything from reduced power output and fuel efficiency, to decreased engine lifespan as leaking coolant and overheating damages the engine block.
Ocean Grove Automotive Centre can help you with:
- Radiator and heater unit repairs and replacement
- Head gaskets
- Coolant flush
As modern vehicles have increased in complexity, the auto electrical network has gained more and more responsibility. The network handles everything from measuring fuel consumption and playing music, to starting the engine, assisting with braking and gear changes, and even monitoring the engine and putting the vehicle into limp mode if a serious flaw is detected.
Here at Ocean Grove Automotive Centre, our skilled auto electricians can help you with:
- Alternators and starter motors
- Battery check and replacement
- Component test and replacement
- Solar/battery systems
Here at Ocean Grove Automotive we strive to provide a comprehensive automotive repair service, and offer the following additional services:
- Windscreen repair and replacement
- Caravan repairs
- Child restraint fitting
- Courtesy cars available – conditions apply
- Hire cars available