Car
Service

Does your car require a regular service or is it up for a Log Book Service?

Make sure you never miss a regular car service or put off your car repairs until it seems like a more convenient time. You don’t have to work around your mechanic’s schedule or organise alternative transport for the day because we will work around you, wherever you are.

If your car is due for its regular service – or even if you’ve missed a couple – then we can complete an entire service at your home or office when it’s most convenient for you.

I am a fully qualified mechanic that will arrive at your chosen destination and time completely equipped to handle a full service or quality repair that’s finished on time and on budget. Booking is fast and easy using our specialty online booking system above providing you with a day for your service immediately.

What service does your car require?

we offer a range of car services dependent upon your needs and the needs of your car. Complete a few quick pieces of information about the make, model and age of your vehicle and you can book your fixed price service online today.

Our Services include:

  • Log Book Service – we can stamp your Log Book without affecting your warranty

  • Basic Service

  • Tune up Service

  • Major Fluid Service

  • The Ultimate Service – our most comprehensive service possible

  • With Prostream and Fuel Injection Service

Having Trouble deciding - Wait till you have had your vehicle inspected and quoted on the spot.

We ensure that your next car service, Log Book Service, car maintenance need is completed fast and thoroughly at the most convenient time and location possible for you.

If you’re not selecting a fixed price service then our friendly mechanics ensure you know exactly what will be done ahead of time.

Log Book Service
P.O.A
Basic Service from $159
Tune Up Service from
              $259

 

  • Logbook services as per manufacturer specification for late model vehicles at your home or workplace. Our mobile mechanics are authorised to stamp logbooks for all new car warranty or log book services thereby preserving dealer warranties.

  • If you are tired of inflated dealer prices or are simply looking for a more convenient alternative to a dealer log book service or new car service, enquire with Mobile Car Care today for an exact quote on all logbook services and new car servicing.

  • Whether you’re after a convenient home car service, emergency roadside assistance in the event of a breakdown or any car repairs across Melbourne, be sure to turn to the experts at Mobile Car Care.

  • Fixed Price Log Book Service

  • Statutory warranty

  • A Record of Service

  • Quality parts

  • New car specialists

 

 

 

Major Fluid Service 
Petrol Intake System
Carbon Clean $160.50

 

  • Mileage since last service check

  • Horn and interior light check

  • All dash warning light scan

  • Cabin filter check (where applicable)

  • Air conditioning temp check

  • Handbrake check

  • Door hinge lubrication

  • Washer and wiper check

  • All exterior light check

  • Cambelt due check

  • Air filter check

  • Battery check

  • Coolant level and condition check

  • Cooling hose and clamp check

  • Coolant top-up

  • Washer fluid top-up

  • Brake, clutch and power steering fluid check

  • Brake fluid condition test

  • Fluid top-up

  • Transmission oil level and condition check (service due)

  • Drive belt check

  • Turbo oil feed pipe check (if applicable)

  • Spark plug lead check

  • Spark plug check (where accessible)

  • Oil drainage

  • Wheel removal and brake inspection

  • Brake component de-dust

  • Brake line and hose check

  • Handbrake adjustment (if required)

  • Steering component check (service due)

  • CV boot and joint check

  • Suspension check

  • Exhaust system check

  • Tyre condition check

  • Tyre rotation

  • Tyre inflation (if required)

  • Tyre treatment

  • Oil filter change

  • Engine oil change

  • Service light reset

  • Affix service sticker

  • Footwell vacuum

  • Windscreen clean and check

  • Road test and report

 

 

 

  • Mileage since last service check

  • Horn and interior light check

  • All dash warning light scan

  • Cabin filter check (where applicable)

  • Air conditioning temp check

  • Handbrake check

  • Door hinge lubrication

  • Washer and wiper check

  • All exterior light check

  • Cambelt due check

  • Air filter Changed 

  • Battery check

  • Coolant level and condition check

  • Cooling hose and clamp check

  • Coolant top-up

  • Washer fluid top-up

  • Brake, clutch and power steering fluid check

  • Brake fluid condition test

  • Fluid top-up

  • Transmission oil level and condition check (service due)

  • Drive belt check

  • Turbo oil feed pipe check (if applicable)

  • Spark plug lead check

  • Spark plug Replaced some surcharge for platinum or iridium  (where accessible)

  • Oil drainage

  • Wheel removal and brake inspection

  • Brake component de-dust

  • Brake line and hose check

  • Handbrake adjustment (if required)

  • Steering component check (service due)

  • CV boot and joint check

  • Suspension check

  • Exhaust system check

  • Tyre condition check

  • Tyre rotation

  • Tyre inflation (if required)

  • Tyre treatment

  • Oil filter change

  • Engine oil change

  • Service light reset

  • Affix service sticker

  • Footwell vacuum

  • Windscreen clean and check

  • Road test and report

Diesel Intake System and
EGR Valve Carbon Clean $200
  • Mileage since last service check

  • Horn and interior light check

  • All dash warning light scan

  • Cabin filter check (where applicable)

  • Air conditioning temp check

  • Handbrake check

  • Door hinge lubrication

  • Washer and wiper check

  • All exterior light check

  • Cambelt due check

  • Air filter check

  • Battery check

  • Coolant level and condition check Drained and flushed 

  • Cooling hose and clamp check

  • Washer fluid top-up

  • Brake, clutch and power steering fluid check and flushed 

  • Fluid top-up

  • Transmission oil level and condition check (service due) 

  • Drive belt check

  • Turbo oil feed pipe check (if applicable)

  • Spark plug lead check

  • Spark plug check (where accessible)

  • Oil drainage

  • Wheel removal and brake inspection

  • Brake component de-dust

  • Brake line and hose check

  • Handbrake adjustment (if required)

  • Steering component check (service due)

  • CV boot and joint check

  • Suspension check

  • Exhaust system check

  • Tyre condition check

  • Tyre rotation

  • Tyre inflation (if required)

  • Tyre treatment

  • Oil filter change

  • Engine oil change

  • Service light reset

  • Affix service sticker

  • Footwell vacuum

  • Windscreen clean and check

  • Road test and report

Car Battery

can test and replace your battery at your home or workplace. Work includes;

Replace Battery

Test Alternator Charging Rate

Check Starter Motor and Starting System

Check Drive Belts and Pulleys

Fully Qualified Mechanics - Only Quality Parts and Brands Used

Price and Availability

 

A car battery is the most important component in any vehicle’s electrical system. It provides short bursts of energy to power the car lights, accessories and engine. Once the battery jolts the engine to life, the alternator takes over and continues the power transmission.

If your car battery is dead, your vehicle won’t start, and the alternator will have to work too hard — potentially to the point of failure — which is why it's so important to take care of the battery.

we provide doorstep car service and car repairs across Canberra and surrounding area 

Our van is equipped with a full range of tools needed to perform almost any repair or replacement. Booking our on-site service will not just save you time but also prevent unnecessary travel to and from the workshop. we will work at almost all locations, you can track the work that is being done on your car.

What causes your car battery to go bad?

  • Vibrations caused due to severe off-road driving lead to the erosion of car battery plates. The sediment that builds up at the bottom of the battery case can short-circuit the positive and negative plates, causing complete battery failure.

  • Another reason why a car battery tends to discharge is the lack of use. If a vehicle is parked for long periods of time and driven only short distances, the battery plates might coat themselves with sulphate crystals, which in turn can reduce their ability to absorb and discharge electrical current.

  • Overcharging the car battery can also shorten its life by boiling away the battery’s electrolyte and exposing the battery plates to atmospheric air. The symptoms of overcharging are a wet-looking battery case and a distinct sulphurous odour.

  • A 12-volt battery comprises six cells — where each fully-charged cell produces about 2.2 volts. The failure of an individual cell can reduce the battery terminal voltage to 10.4 volts, which can cause hard starting and cold engine performance complaints.

How do you know if your car needs a new battery?

  • Typically, the first sign of a flat or dead battery will be warning lights on the car’s dashboard or you may find yourself trying to start your vehicle and hearing only a ticking sound.

  • Sometimes it’s just normal wear and tear on the car and sometimes it’s an indication of something else that has gone wrong with your vehicle. Common issues with dead or flat batteries are normally associated with overuse so ensure that you don’t turn on the car lights if the engine isn’t running.

  • If the voltage is wrong or there’s a problem with your alternator, a car battery is usually the first component that stops functioning. The good news is that we have a mobile mechanic near you who can attend the scene and get you back on the road as soon as possible.

With us, you don’t have to worry about hidden costs as we will provide a customised quote for repairs and services before commencing on any work. You can also get an average quote on our website by filling in some details about your car.

How long do car batteries last?

Car batteries will typically last between 3 to 5 years depending on the vehicle. Flat or damaged batteries are one of the top causes for roadside breakdowns as they are simply too old to do their job. Our mechanic can inspect your vehicle and inform you if it’s time to go for a car battery replacement.

How to charge a car battery?

Using jumper cables is a safe and easy way to quickly power up your dead car battery.

  • Get hold of a vehicle with a fully functioning car battery. Park the cars parallelly so that their batteries are as close as possible. Put both the cars in neutral and shut off the ignitions.

  • Attach one red clip of the jumper cable to the positive terminal of the donor battery and the other red clip to the positive terminal of the dead battery.

  • Now, place one black clip to the negative terminal of the functional battery and the other one to an unpainted metal surface on your car that isn’t near the battery.

  • Start the vehicle that has a healthy battery and let it run for about 10 minutes. Now try to start your car. If the jump works and your car starts, don’t shut off your engine. Carefully remove the jumper cables starting with the black leads and then drive around for at least 15 minutes to recharge your battery. If the car doesn’t start the next time you use it, the battery isn’t holding a charge and needs to be replaced.

How to replace a car battery?

It’s always a good idea to have a licenced mechanic complete any vehicle repairs on your motor and that includes installing a new car battery. All our mobile mechanics are fully licenced technicians who can provide repairs on the spot such as battery replacements or services including logbook services on new cars.

How many volts can a car battery produce?

Healthy car batteries or fully charged batteries can produce about 12.6 volts when the car engine is running. When properly charged, a car battery can power a 25A load for nine to 15 hours. Thereafter, the voltage may drop below 10.5 volts and the battery might not be able to start the car. If you drain your car battery too far, you can damage its ability to hold a charge in the future. It is hence advisable to get a car battery replacement on time.

The easiest way to measure your car battery’s voltage is by using a multimeter. Your Lube Mobile mechanic will have all the tools needed to test the health of your car battery.

The performance of your car battery is also dependent on several other parts. Say, for example, you shouldn’t overlook the symptoms of bad or failing battery terminal ends as they are the first point of contact between the car battery and the vehicle’s electrical system. Similarly, a car with a failed alternator can only run for a short time as once the battery is depleted, the vehicle will die and fail to restart.

Also note that the fuse and fusible links inside your car will be the first failure point in the event of a short or overload. And, if you hear a clicking noise when turning the key or pushing the start button, chances are you need a starter motor replacement. If you are unsure about the performance of any of these parts, you should contact our mobile mechanics for a thorough diagnosis.

We can also help if your automotive headlights are constantly having issues or your vehicle stalls suddenly because of a failing ignition switch. We use only branded spare parts and all our repair and replacement work is covered under our 12 month/20,000km warranty scheme.

Buy a car battery from SAE Automotive and experience our high-quality mechanical service at your home, roadside or office – wherever you happen to be.

Why do it?

Carbon build up and contamination is not a case of “if”. It will occur

In most petrol engines it is however a slow build up and takes time to affect the efficient operation of your car. As it happens slowly you don’t notice it’s affects.

Excessive carbon build up affects how your engine “breathes” by restricting air flow into the engine and the proper operation of the throttle body. The choking of the airways your engine breathes through, a dirty throttle body and valve deposits will lead to issues such as poor throttle response, loss of engine power and increased fuel consumption.

By performing a Petrol Intake System Carbon Clean you will

  • Improve performance

  • Improve fuel economy

  • Smooth rough idle

  • Lower emissions

How does Carbon build up?

Carbon contamination in the induction system is more of an issue than ever. This is due to a number of factors:

  • Engine design with direct injection engines no longer “washing” valves and intakes as they inject the fuel directly into the combustion chamber.

  • Extended service intervals

  • Short trips and city driving.

  • High exhaust gas recirculation flow rates to regulate the production of Nox (Nitrogen Oxides)

  • Low viscosity engine oils that promote higher oil misting through the PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) system

  • Turbo charging systems that allow oil bypass through turbine shaft seals

  • As carbon deposits form they attract more carbon, accelerating the process.

How often is a Petrol Intake System Carbon Clean needed?

  • Every 60,000 km when your vehicle does mainly short trips/city driving

  • Every 80,000 km when your vehicle does mainly long trips/freeway driving

  • When you start to have poor fuel economy

  • When you notice your vehicle is sluggish

  • When your vehicle doesn't provide the power it used to

  • When your vehicle doesn't idle well

Please Note: This service is recommended for modern “direct injection” petrol engines. For older non-direct injection petrol engines see Prostream Petrol Injector Clean and Decarb
 

What does a Petrol Intake System Carbon Clean do?

  • Cleans intake manifold

  • Cleans Throttle body

  • Removes carbon deposits from intake valves

  • Removes contaminants and moisture from fuel tank & fuel lines

  • Removes carbon deposits

  • Improves fuel consumption

  • Improves performance & driveability

  • Gives a smoother idle

  • Reduces exhaust emissions

This service removes built up carbon deposits in the induction system, throttle body and EGR valve. We do this by removing the air intake, setting up the application tool and applying foaming Prostream Diesel Cleaner into the induction system. Lastly we add an In-tank Fuel System cleaner to treat the fuel tank and the rest of the fuel system for any contamination and moisture. Work Includes;

Remove air intake - set up application tool

Apply cleaner into induction system through throttle body

Fuel System Check

Tank Additive to clean supply side

Scan Tool Diagnostic Check

Road Test

Fully Qualified Mechanics - Only Quality Parts and Brands Used – 12 Months Warranty​

Why do it?

Carbon build up is not a case of “if”. It will occur.

In most diesel engines it is a progressive build up that accelerates over time to affect the efficient operation of your vehicle. As it happens progressively you don’t notice it’s affects.

Excessive carbon build up affects how your engine “breathes” by restricting air flow into the engine. The choking of the airways your engine breathes through will lead to issues such as poor throttle response, loss of engine power and increased fuel consumption.

By performing a Diesel Intake System and EGR valve Carbon Clean you will

  • Improve performance

  • Improve fuel economy

  • Smooth rough idle

  • Reduce DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) Regeneration Cycles

  • Lower emissions

How does Carbon build up?

Diesel Engines rely on drawing in large quantities of air to operate efficiently, over time carbon deposits build up on the inner walls of the induction system due to emission control devices such as exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves sending exhaust gases and unburnt fuel back into the induction system. Also the use of low viscosity engine oils and sealed crankcase ventilation.

Short trips and city driving also contribute to carbon build up.

As carbon deposits form they attract more carbon, accelerating the process.
 

How often is a Diesel Intake System and EGR valve Carbon Clean needed?

  • Every 30,000 km when your diesel vehicle does mainly short trips/city driving

  • Every 50,000 km when your diesel vehicle does mainly long trips/freeway driving

  • When you start to have poor fuel economy

  • When you notice your vehicle is sluggish

  • When your vehicle doesn't provide the power it used to

  • When your vehicle doesn't idle well

What does a Diesel Intake System and EGR valve Carbon Clean do?

  • Cleans intake manifold

  • Cleans EGR valve

  • Removes contaminants and moisture from fuel tank & fuel lines

  • Removes carbon deposits

  • Improves fuel consumption

  • Improves performance & driveability

  • Gives a smoother idle

  • Reduce DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) Regeneration Cycles

  • Reduces exhaust emissions

Mechanical Repair (General)

Roadside Assistance (min call out fee up to 30 mins)   $100.00
– subsequent 30 minutes $65.00

Repairs & Fault Diagnosis (min call out fee up to 30 mins) $100.00
– subsequent 30 minutes $65.00